Drumshanbo Community News

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Festival

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Festival

At our recent St. Patrick’s Day meeting in Berry’s plans were being finalised for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Parade Festival weekend. Kicking off with The Outlaws in the Lough Allen Hotel on Friday night the 15th March. Tickets €15.00 available in Centra and Gala, this is a fundraiser for Childhood Days and STOP, (suicide awareness) so please support.

On St. Patrick’s Day, there will be a Hector/Redhead theme type gathering “for the year that is in it” floats are invited to come along on the day assembly on the Carrick Road at 3 o clock at Corryard Wood. All business/schools/groups in the town and surrounding areas are asked to enter a float. There is no entry fee, and there are prizes for the best floats (first, second and third.) Without the support of the community and bussiness the parade would not be able to continue to be as sucessful as was in recent years, so please support us.It would also be appreciated if houses around the town would put out flags and businesses decorate windows for the St. Patrick’s Weekend. There will be a prize for the best decorated house or business. We also have a fabulous prize of a Lily O’Brien Easter Egg hamper in 5 businesses around town, tickets €2 so get in for the chance to win one of them. There was a good turn out at the last meeting but we could do with more help so if you are interested in helping out on the day please come along to our next meeting which will be in Doherty’s on Tuesday night, 12th March at 9pm.

St. Patrick’s NS enrolment

Parents wishing to enrol their children in St. Patrick’s N.S., for the 2013/2014 school year, may do so by contacting the school at 071-9641755. Enrolment forms and further information can be collected from the school. Completed forms should be returned by Friday, March 8th.

Dancers or Chancers? fundraiser

Best wishes to James Wynne and the group from St. Patrick’s Hospital, Eileen McWeeney, Martina O’Dwyer, Padraig Muldoon and Teresa Sharkey who take part in Hup! Festival/Connacht Fleadh fundraiser “Dancers or Chancers?” in Lough Rynn Castle Hotel this Friday, March 8th, starting at 8pm. They have a hilarious routine put together with champion sean-nos dancer Edwina Guckian and need your support and a nod from the adjudicators, Alan Devine, Eleanor Shanley and Ronan Reagan, in order to be crowned champion “dancers” not “chancers” on the night. A night not to be missed!

Dancing class

Dancing class is held in Aughnasheelin Community Centre on Saturday mornings at 10.30am with All Ireland Champions Lisa and Orla Ward. Learn Céili dances also solo and Sean Nós dancing, boys and girls welcome from age 5yrs upwards. Enquiries to 087 9804417.

Bo Peep Kidz Easter Camp

The Bo Peep Kidz Easter Camp runs from March 25th to 28th and from April 2nd to 5th. For further details contact 9641987.

Vocational School evening classes

Drumshanbo VS are holding the following Classes: Cake Decorating, Pilates, Beginners French and various computer classes. Contact 9640440.

Inez launches book

Inez McPadden (formerly O’Callaghan) will be signing copies of her first book “My Angels and Me” in Mulvey’s, Main Street, Carrick on Shannon on the 9th of March at 4 sharp.

Senior Citizens

Senior Citizens will meet on this afternoon (Wednesday) at 2pm in Áras Phádraig for the weekly chat and a cuppa. New members always welcome.

Allen Gaels 25 Card Drive

The popular Allen Gaels 25 card Drive continues every Sunday evening in the Clubhouse at 8.30. Everybody welcome. Refreshments served.