Carrick-on-Shannon Community News

The late Michael O’Rourke

The late Michael O’Rourke

The death has taken place, peacefully, of Michael O’Rourke, Kilboderry, Summerhill, Carrick-on-Shannon, formerly of O’Rourke’s Garage and Filling Station, Leitrim Road, and formerly of Drumsna, Co Leitrim on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013.

Michael, predeceased by his brothers Brian and John and sister Margaret, is deeply regretted and sadly missed by his loving wife Carmel (nee Gavican), daughter Noelle (Kielty), sons Damien, Kieran, Shane, son-in-law Justin, daughter-in-law Geraldine, grandchildren Grace, Gwen, Alex, Vanessa, Brian, Deryn, Abigail and Eve, sister Ann (McWeeney), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephew, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Michael’s remains reposed at his home on Monday, March 4th with removal to St. Mary’s Church, Carrick-on-Shannon, arriving at 6.30pm. Mass of Christian burial took place on Tuesday, March 5th at 12 noon with burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

The late Tommy McDermott

The death has occurred of Tommy McDermott, Killumod, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Roscommon on Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 peacefully at his residence. Tommy, beloved husband of his late wife Mary, is survived by his children Dervilla, Joe, Damien, Adrian, Tom and Paul, and is deeply regretted by his loving brother, sister, sisters-in-law, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and friends. His remains reposed at his residence on Monday, March 4th with Funeral Mass on Tuesday, March 5th at 12 noon in St. Michael’s Church, Drumlion followed by burial in Drumlion Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

USNA Bridge Results

The results of the Bridge Competition played in the Bush Hotel on Monday February 25th are as follows: North/South: 1st Frank O’Brien and Lily O’Brien. 2nd Des Clarke and Margaret Clarke. 3rd Joe Flynn and Mary Flynn. 4th Elizabeth Nolan and Eithne Cryan. East/West: 1st Margaret Lenehan and Kathleen Loftus. 2nd Kathleen O’Dowd and Mary Cummins. 3rd John McMonagle and Peter Collins. 4th Ella Gannon and Helen Coleman. 5th Anne Lenehan and Bernie O’Dowd. Play continues on Monday nights at 8pm in the Bush Hotel and new members welcome.

Marist National School Open Evening

Scoil na Maighdine Muire (Marist National School), Dublin Road, Carrick-on-Shannon would like to invite all parents and their children to attend their Open Evening on Wednesday, March 13th 2013 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. They would also like to extend their invtation to grandparents. Come and visit the school, meet the teachers and other parents and view your child’s/grandchild’s work. Refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome. They look forward to seeing you.

‘Dancers or Chancers?’

Best of luck to St Patrick’s Hospital Group of Eileen McWeeney, Martina O’Dwyer, Padraig Muldoon, James Wynne and Teresa Sharkey and The Gardai, Miriam Leonard, Lydia Cawley, Mark Irwin and Maria Guihen, Carrick-on-Shannon who are taking part in ‘Dancers or Chancers?’ in Lough Rynn, Mohill on Friday 8th March.

Postcards in the Library

You can purchase a Past and Present postcard in Carrick-on-Shannon Library. They cost a mere 20 cent. The post card shows a past scene and the same photograph in the present. The Carrick-on-Shannon postcard show a scene looking at the clock down the Main Street looking at Flynn’s pub. It is a lovely thing to send to a relative abroad. As we all know when living abroad one feels more proud of your roots than when one is living at home. There are five more in the series, Ballinamore, Mohill, Manorhamilton, Drumshanbo and Dromahair all available from their respective libraries.

Marist Laity (Third Order)

The monthly Mass will be in the chapel of St Patrick’s Hospital on this Wednesday night at 8.00pm. There will also be a meeting of Marist Lay people in the Marist Convent at 2.00pm on Saturday, March 9. This is to discuss the new model of Marist Spirituality for Lay Marists as formulated by Lay Marists from different regions in Europe. All members are invited to attend and new members will be very welcome.

Breffni Youth Café

New Times for Groups: Monday- 4-5.30pm Junior Group, 6-7.30pm 2nd Year Drop In. Tuesday- 4-5.30pm-New Healthy Living Group-Sports Element, 6-7.30om -1st Year Drop In Group. Wednesday- 4.5.30pm -Art /Mural Design Group, 6-.7.30pm -Drop In Group. Friday -2-3.30pm- Drop In Group, 3.30-4.30- Computer Group.

Healthy Living Programme-Session 2: Last week the young people took part in soccer training with FAI Coach Damon, which they all really enjoyed. Here they got the opportunity to enjoy some outdoor pursuits with the added bonus of working as part of a team.

Not only this but they also got the opportunity to put their learning in practice from last week and sawthe importance of eating healthy and drinking plenty of water. We would just like to thank Declan Boyle and everyone at Leitrim Sports Partnership for their support in the running of this programme and a special word of thanks to Michelle for such a fun, interactive first session.

Easter Camp: Our Easter Camp will take place this year Tuesday 2nd, Wednesday 3rd and Thursday, 4th April. This is a week to mark in your diary and will be packed with lots of different fun activities. To book a place or to find out more, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 071 9622566.

Fundraiser - Alzheimer’s Unit

A fantastic night was had by all who attended the wonderful concert in St. Joseph’s Centre, Leitrim Village on Sunday 24th February. This was the first major fundraiser to be held in the Centre and what an event it turned out to be. A great night of song, music and fun were provided by our own Mick Blake from the village with star performances from our neighbours Eleanor Shanley and Charlie McGettigan – who made it all possible by volunteering their time and talents. All proceeds from the night go to the Alzheimer’s Unit in St. Patrick’s Hospital and so far the figure has exceeded all expectations, with funds still coming in.

Thanks to all who helped out and contributed to the success of the event, all who travelled long and short distances, with a big thank-you to our friends from St. Patrick’s Hospital who joined us on the night. Special thanks to the St. Joseph’s Centre Committee, Seamus Regan and Seamus Gibbons and our MC - Noel Farrell, our ticket sellers, The Bush Hotel, The Landmark Hotel, Drumsna Garden Centre, Cara Pharmacy, Drumshanbo, and Aura Health Centre who contributed raffle prizes and to all who donated spot prizes on the night.

Freedom Dance

Dance the worries and stresses away with this brand new dance method which frees the mind and spirit. No steps to learn and no need for a partner, just dancing for pleasure and freedom of expression. Donation only. in The Dock every Tuesday night 7.30 - 8.30pm. Everyone warmly welcomed, just call in, see you there.