Newtownmanor Community News

Clash in the Clarion 2

Clash in the Clarion 2

Dromahair Boxing Club presents ‘Clash in the Clarion 2. This is a white collar boxing event in aid of the DARC Park Development. This will take place on the 8th of June 2013 in the Clarion Sligo at 7pm. Tickets cost €15. Why not come along for a great night’s entertainment.


Congratulations to James Fowley (son of Eugene and Shelia) and Josephine McNulty who got married on Saturday last. We wish ye both health and happiness for the future from all your friends and family in Newtownmanor.


The 2nd class pupils in Leckaun N.S. Jack Fowley, Christopher Longworth, Niamh Loughlin and Dean McMorrow will celebrate their First Holy Communion on the 18th of May at 11.30am in the Church of Mary Mother of God, Newtownmanor. We hope ye all enjoy your day.

Camogaiocht na nGleannta

Camogie Training for all Girls U-10 to U-14 every Tuesday from 6 to 7 pm at St Clare’s Primary School Astroturf. €2 for the use of the pitch. For more info contact Steve on 087 9306675

Liturgy for May

Reader: Leckaun National School. Collectors: Hubert Loughlin & Paul McDermott. Altar Society: Bernadette Banks & Mai Devaney.

Guitar Lessons

Guitar lessons continue in the Newtownmanor Hall on Saturday mornings. For more information please contact Catherine on 0872518011.

Core Strength

Core strength classes continue on Wednesdays at 7pm in the Newtownmanor Hall. The exercises will help strengthen the core and back muscles while improving balance and flexibility. It is ideal for all abilities, but in particular sports enthusiasts. All the muscles are targeted and a strong healthy body can be achieved. Please contact Aileen for more information at 086 8239966.

Week of Faith

“Week of Faith” commencing Monday, May 22nd and concluding Saturday May 25th in the Parish of Killenummery and Killery, Dromahair.

Sligo Kayak Club

Sligo Kayak Club continues their evening sessions for beginners on Tuesdays, with several courses running through the summer months. New members can check out the forum for all the details.

Exercise with Sue

Boxercise with Sue on Monday’s at 7.15p.m. Followed by Ladies Fun Fitness at 8 p.m. includes aerobics focusing on the bum, tummy, thighs and bingo wings and a deep stretch to help you relax and unwind. Why not try both cl

Blain na Gaeilge

If you would like to learn how to use the Irish you think you have forgotten come along to a series of informal relaxed classes continue in Stanford’s, Dromahair from 7.45.p.m – 9.30p.m.For more information please contact Bríd on 086 0580034.

Hip Hoppers dance classes

Hip Hoppers dance classes continue every Monday from 6-8pm in the Newtownmanor Hall. For more information contact Ingrid on 0877954469.

CPR and Defibrillator / AED training

If anyone is interested in taken part in CPR and Defibrillator / AED training in the Newtownmanor area or surrounding areas please contact Geri on 087 9907791, Paul on 087 9057254 or Ger on 086 0566156.


The progressive 25 card game continues every Friday night at 9.00pm in the Newtownmanor Hall. Why not take up a new hobby?! It would be great to see some new faces.

Tennis Coaching in Killargue

Coaching continues on Thursdays and will run right through until the end of September. Sessions will take place at 6pm and 7pm. Each session costs €5. There’s a club membership fee of €25 per family per annum payable at the outset but come along to the court and discuss how this might be paid if there’s a difficulty. Adult sessions will be offered this year in blocks of 6 lessons for €60. For more information on the adult sessions call myself, Janice Raine-Conick, on 087 2147453.

Yoga Courses

2013 yoga courses at Ard Nahoo Dromahair: Tuesdays: 6.00pm level 1 class, beginners welcome and at 7.30pm level 2 class. Wednesday morning 10.00 a.m. mixed level classes. Wednesday evening yoga for men, all levels, beginners welcome. Meditation classes Wednesday evenings at 8.00 pm. All welcome. For more information please contact Noeleen at Ard Nahoo on 0879218906 or

Dromahair Wednesday Club

The Dromahair Wednesday Club continues every Wednesday in the Depot, Dromahair from 10.30am – 12.30pm. This club is for over 50s in Dromahair, Newtownmanor, Killargue and the surrounding areas. Come along and enjoy Aerobics, arts and crafts, away days and lots of other activities. All welcome, men and women!

‘Bloom’ Flower Show

Day Trip on Saturday June 1st (Phoenix Park). Limited number of seats still available. There will be a bus leaving Dromahair at 8.00am sharp & Ballinagar at 8.15am sharp via Drumkeerin. Cost is €64 which includes a return bus fare, breakfast on route, entry to Bloom Flower Show and 4-course evening dinner in Carrick on Shannon on return. For further details or bookings with full price contact Mary at 086 803 9065.


Bingo continues as usual every Monday night in the function room of the Blue Devon, Dromahair at 9.00p.m. All lines €30, except games 5 to 10, which are €50, all full houses €100 and last game €200. So why not come along and support your local bingo.