The happy band of event planners met on Wednesday, 27th February to progress the work needed for the Reunion in August. An outline programme of events has now been agreed and, as I’ve said before, small teams of people are working on each event. It’s been firmed up that there will be the 4 main events starting at the Holy Well on Thursday 15th followed by a welcoming at the Community Centre complete with traditional music, then a race Night at Reynolds pub on Friday, followed by a Reunion Supper on Saturday 17th. The photo exhibition of Killargue life and its’ schools will run in the Community Centre over the whole 3 days. Could you all please look out photos of past life and times in Killargue, not just the schools photos already asked for!
Now it’s all about promoting the event, and that’s where everyone reading this piece can get involved. Please let your friends and family know about the event and ask them to come along. To register your interest or to book places at these events, (particularly the Reunion Supper), please contact Bernadette Feeney on 0860315898, use the Reunion e-mail address which is firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Gathering website at www.thegatheringireland.com. It may only be March but the closure date for tickets for the Reunion Supper is 31st May....remember, if people are planning to come to these events during their holidays then they’ll need good warning of dates! Well done to all those who have already worked hard at getting this week-end up and running. Next planning meeting will be on 27th March at 8pm in the Community Centre.
Light hearted walk a huge success!
If you weren’t there on Friday 1st March then you missed a great free event. This is what one the organisers had to say about it..... “Oh what an evening! It was absolutely brilliant to see maybe 200 young ‘n’ old and the ‘inbetweeners’ out walking “for the good of their health” on Friday evening down through the village of Dromahair. We had lots to celebrate and to chat about; the lovely evening, the first day of Spring but the big buzz was about the DARC Group getting a Leader Grant of €178,000. To obtain this funding the community had to match it....and has! In these stringent times over €178,000 has so far been raised.
Including the Chairman of DARC, Dr Gerry Ballantine, GP, the group left the Health Centre, very many in high-vis jackets and carrying torches, lanterns, candles etc. A great auld buzz altogether with others joining in along the way. Hugely empowering and very emotional to see’n’ hear the excited youngsters elated that they’re at long last getting a playground! So well done folks!
Lots of people from Killargue, Newtownmanor, the 4 ‘n’ 5 Crossroads and surrounding areas including Manorhamilton were out celebrating and on arrival at the Pavilion were met not just with tea and coffee and sandwiches but with hot finger food! Thank you to Gilmor’s and McGoldrick’s supermarkets and to the Blue Devon and the Clubhouse for donation of the food and beverages. What a wonderful evening!”
Every Tuesday there’s short mat bowling at the Community Centre. If walking isn’t your thing then how about bowling? It starts at 8pm if you’ve forgotten...or never knew!
Craft or crochet anyone?
Remember also that each Thursday, in Killargue Community Centre between 8pm and 10pm the Crochet group meets. New members are always welcome.
International Women’s Day in Dromahair
It’s that time of year again! Calling all women: Go along for a great night out on Friday March 8th in the Blue Devon Function Room. Starting at 8pm movie: The Help. An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids’ point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. (140mins) I’ve not seen the film but the book was excellent. After the film at 10pm: music, chat and laughs, maybe even dancing!
A night of music, singing and craic
Now this event is for women AND men! Go along on Saturday March 9th from 8h30/9 pm. This is part of ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’ which celebrates Irish culture. Fáilte roimh chách! All welcome!
North Leitrim Camogie
On Sunday 9th March at St Clares Primary Astro turf, Manorhamilton Camogie is starting. U12 at 4pm, U14 at 5pm. €15 for affiliation and insurance for the year. €2 for use of Astro turf. Everyone welcome.
Gospel Choir performance
The Gospel Choir from Virginia, Co. Cavan will perform in St. Mary’s Church Killenummery on Palm Sunday March 24th commencing at 7pm sharp. This performance marks the beginning of Holy Week, and will be a lovely start to the Ceremonies during the Holiest week of the year. There will be a donation of one’s choice at the entrance to the performance, and all the proceeds will go directly to the Hospice in Sligo. Please support this performance, and give what you can afford. All roads will lead to St. Mary’s Church, Killenummery on Palm Sunday evening at 7pm. The organisers are looking forward to meeting you there.
and please remember...
that without you there’s nothing to share, so anything that happened yesterday, is happening today or expected to happen tomorrow that may be of interest to our community, then please let me know at the number/address at the top of these notes and I’ll spread the word!