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Bowling tournament STOP fundraiser

Bowling tournament STOP fundraiser

STOP the organisation trying to prevent suicide is holding a bowling tournament in “Kidz Kingdom & Bowling”, Carrick-on-Shannon on Friday, March 24th from 4pm. Looking for teams. Teams of 4 are €50, prizes are 1st €250, 2nd €100 please support this worthy cause call 071 9621605 for more info.

Leitrim LIVECRAFT

Applications are now open for Leitrim LIVECRAFT Creative Training Programme. Leitrim LIVECRAFT is a Leitrim Development Company project developed under the Rural Development LEADER Programme. It a unique training programme implemented by the Leitrim Design House in association with the Leitrim Sculpture Centre. It is a creative training programme supporting economic activity in County Leitrim. LIVECRAFT aims to re-energise and expand the possibilities of the craft sector in County Leitrim as a contribution to economic regeneration and sustainable growth by drawing on the county and all it has to offer. A detailed information pack and application forms can be downloaded from www.livecraft.ie/www.leitrimlivecraft.ie or alternatively you can email Michelle McPadden (Leitrim LIVECRAFT Coordinator) at livecraft@leitrimdesignhouse.ie or call 071 9650550/9650533.

“The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley” in Aughawillan

The Acorn Players will perform their hilarious comedy “The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley” in Aughawillan Hall on Sunday, 7th April. Doors open at 7.30pm and show starts sharp at 8.30pm. Proceeds in aid of Aughawillan G.A.A. club. Admission: Adults €10. Children and Students €5.

Lough Keel Scout Campsite Draw

The January 2013 monthly limited draw for the development of the Lough Keel Campsite of Scouting Ireland was held recently and the following are the results: First prize of €200 Sharyn Daly, Boyle. Second prize of €100 Pauline Madden, Boyle. Third prize of €50 Bill Divers, Sligo. Fourth prize of €50 Neil Kennedy, Boyle. The February 2013 monthly limited draw results: First prize of €200 Mary Doherty, Sligo, Second prize of €100 Sharon Conroy, Boyle, Third prize of €50 Declan O’Carroll, Carrick-on-Shannon. Fourth prize of €50 1st Leitrim Scouts, Ballinamore. New members are invited to join at €10 per month, so that our youth can enjoy this wonderful facility near Lough Key Forest Park, so anyone wishing to join, contact Trevor 086 8360222 or Donall 086 0809217.

Mohill and District Historical Society meeting

Our April meeting of the Mohill and District Historical Society will take place on Tuesday the 2nd of April at 8.00 in the Canon Donohue Memorial Hall. Following a short meeting, we are proud to introduce Dr. Frank Brennan, who will give an illustrated talk on John McGahern, his life, writings and their connection with his beloved South Leitrim. Frank has lectured widely on John McGahern and his writings and his tours of the area associated with the writer and his works have been widely praised. All are welcome, and as a large crowd are expected please arrive early. For further information call 087-6698458.

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in Drumshanbo

(Where you the audience will vote for your favourite couple) for the 1st ‘Leitrim Crystal’ Perpetual Trophy, also 2nd and 3rd prizewinners ‘Musical Bingo’ starting at 9 sharp followed by our dancers on Saturday 6th April next at the Lough Allen Hotel & Spa, Drumshanbo. For tickets (€10) call Lough Allen Hotel, Tina 0868171770 or Anna 086 1652549. All proceeds in aid of Domestic Violence Advocacy Service (DVAS) aiding women and children in Leitrim, Sligo & west Cavan. Spot prizes include a ‘Harry Feeney’(TV) framed and signed watercolour & a 2 night experience at ‘the Redcastle Oceanfront Golf & Spa Hotel’, overlooking Lough Foyle.

Charity Bridge Drive - All Bridge players welcome

The Usna Bridge Club is holding a Charity Bridge Drive in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon on Friday, 29 March at 6pm. Supper provided. All Bridge players welcome.

Organic Vegetable Growing Event

Ardcarne Plantsplus Garden Centre, Boyle, is having a special Organic Vegetable Growing Event with well known expert Klaus Laitenberger, Easter Saturday 30th March at 2pm. Come along and find out how easy it is to grow your own tasty and healthy vegetables, fruit & herbs and also pick up some invaluable tips from one of the country’s leading experts on organic vegetable growing, suitable for beginners and gardeners with experience. This is a FREE customer event and is hugely popular every year – all welcome.

Divine Mercy Sunday

Divine Mercy will be celebrated in St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle on Sunday April 7th. Confessions at 2pm. Holy Hour from 2- 3pm. Afternoon Mass at 3pm. Veneration of Picture after Mass. All welcome.

Mohill Country Markets Ltd. relocating

Country Markets will open this Thursday, March 28th at the former Leitrim County Council offices, Station Road, Mohill. Home Baking, Pan and Boiled Boxty, Preserves, Flowers, Free Range Eggs, Knitwear and Crafts, etc. All our produce is additive free, no preservatives, fresh, handmade and supporting local producers. When in Mohill why not call in and support your local Country Market.

Calling all past pupils of St. James’s Well N.S. Geevagh, Co. Sligo

As part of the Gathering 2013, past pupils of the above mentioned school - St. James’s Well N.S., at home and abroad, are cordially invited to a reunion which will take place in Geevagh on August 8th and 9th August. A full programme of events will take place. I would be grateful to receive any old photos or memorabilia relating to the national school to be forwarded to my address at 4 Church View Crescent, Ballytivnan, Sligo town, Ireland. Please email me at carmelgunning@yahoo.ie as soon as possible or phone 00 353 87 6250 454 to confirm your intention of attending or otherwise before 30th May 2013.

Celebrate Easter at Dawn in Killenummery

The Parish of Killenummery and Killery invites you to celebrate Easter with a Dawn Mass at Creevelea Abbey. Holy Mass will be celebrated at Creevelea Abbey at 6am on Easter Sunday morning. It will be the first time that a Dawn Mass has been celebrated at the Abbey in recent memory.

Fundraising jumble sale for animal charities in Sligo

Attention animal lovers! A fundraising jumble sale will be held in Sligo on Easter Saturday, March 30th. The beneficiaries will be three local animal charities - the Sathya Sai Sanctuary for donkeys and ponies (Castlebaldwin), Kath’s Kitty Corner (Ballymote) and Sligo Animal Rescue (Skreen/Dromard).

The venue will be the now-vacant shop unit next door to the Adelaide Bar, in Wine St. Car Park. People have been enormously generous, donating loads of good quality items, but the more the merrier! We also need people to help out on the day - running the sale, handing out flyers on the street, setting up, and tidying up afterwards. Nothing is too little, and even if you can only help for half an hour or so, that would be great. We can be contacted at 086 3421192, or 085 7318162. We also have a Facebook event page, “Easter Jumble Sale, Sligo - in aid of local animal sanctuaries”.