Carrick-on-Shannon Community News

The late Noreen McGreevy

The late Noreen McGreevy

The death has occurred of Honoria (Noreen) McGreevy, Woodbrook, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Roscommon and London on Wednesday, April 17th 2013 in London, peacefully after a long illness. Daughter of the late Eugene and Mary Ellen, Noreen was predeceased by her brother Michael. She is survived by her brothers Paddy, Ronan, Sean and Clement, sisters Eileen, Georgina and Beda, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces, relatives and many friends. Her remains reposed at the family home on Friday, April 26th from 5 o’clock to 9 o’clock. Removal took place on Saturday, April 27th to St. Michael’s Church, Drumlion for Funeral Mass at 2 o’clock. Burial took place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

The late Emily Rooney

We record the death of Emily Rooney, Breffni Crescent, Carrick-on-Shannon which occurred on Wednesday, April 24th 2013, peacefully, at the Plunkett Home, Boyle. She is survived by her daughters Maureen and Christina, son Michael, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and large circle of friends. Her remains reposed at the Mortuary at St. Patrick’s Hospital, Carrick-on-Shannon on Thursday, April 25th with removal at 6.30pm to St. Mary’s Church, Carrick-on-Shannon arriving at 7pm. Burial took place in St. Mary’s Cemetery on Friday, April 26th after 12 o’clock Mass. May she rest in peace.

The late Michael McD Fleming

The death has taken place of Michael McD Fleming, Kilboderry, Carrick-on-Shannon, former Acting County Engineer, on Wednesday, April 24th 2013, peacefully, at St. Patrick’s Hospital, Carrick-on-Shannon. He was predeceased by his wife Marjorie and is survived by his son Tom, daughter-in-law Marie, granddaughter Niamh, relatives and friends. Remains reposed at St. Patrick’s Chapel Hospital on Saturday, April 27th with removal to St. Mary’s Church. Christian Burial took place on Sunday, April 28th at 12 o’clock with Funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Revival of Old Colliers Folk Club at the Thatch

Since Packie Duignan’s time, fiddlers and flutes in Roscommon and Leitrim have been to the fore in the local area. Fiddlers and flute players are invited to take part in music sessions on Friday nights at the Thatch Pub, Elphin Road, Carrick-on-Shannon to revive the particular sound and beautiful blend of fiddle and flute music. Listeners also welcome. Admission free. For further info, contact Gene on 087-2283208.

Marist Third Order

Marist Third Order Mass in St. Patrick’s Hospital Chapel in Wednesday, May 8th at 8pm. All welcome.

Kiltoghert Pioneer Centre Meeting

The May meeting of the Kiltoghert Pioneers will be held in the Parish Office on Friday May 3rd at 8:30pm. All members are encouraged to attend and as always, new members are welcome to join us. The pioneer Annual Members Raffle 2013 will commence shortly. Tickets for the Raffle will be distributed at our next meeting and further details will follow.

Pioneer Associate Members Raffle

The annual Pioneer Associate Members Raffle has a number of very attractive prizes on offer for the 2013 event. 1st prize is €3,000 with 2nd and 3rd prizes of €500 and €250 respectively. Tickets are modestly priced at €2 each, a book of 6 tickets cost €10 (a free one when purchasing a full book). Raffle tickets are available from Kiltoghert Pioneer Centre members - Sean Murray, Attracta O’Connor, Fr. Merlyn Kenny, Imelda Carthy, Gerry Gildea, Marie Hetherington, John Smith, Teresa Doherty, Mai Walshe, Padraig Gilbride and Seamus Regan. Draw will take place on Friday, June 28th at the Central Office of the Pioneers in Dublin. Your support will be much appreciated.

USNA Bridge Club Results

The results of the Bridge game played in the Bush Hotel on Monday April 22nd are as follows: North/South: 1st Eleanor Shortt and Kathleen Reynolds, 2nd Des Clarke and Margaret Clarke, 3rd Sean Sloan and Pat Dowd, 4th Frnak O’Brien and Lily O’Brien. East/West: 1st Kathy Gallagher and Johnny Rogers, 2nd Harry O’Flynn and Delores O’Flynn, 3rd Bertha Patterson and Mary Cummins, 4th Margaret Lenehan and Kathleen Loftus. The final bridge game of the 2012-2013 season took place on April 2013 in the Bush Hotel with dinner and presentation of prizes. Looking forward to seeing all players when we resume in September 2013.

Hartley / Cloonsheebane / Cloonsheerevagh Residents Association

The annual Social Function of the above association takes place downstairs in Murtagh’s Basement Bar on Friday next, 3rd May from 10pm. Live music on the night will be provided by ‘The Looney Hoppers’. Refreshment will be served with spot prizes galore. Admission €10.

Tidy Towns News

A big thank you to 13 volunteers who came out on Tuesday evening last and did great work washing the railings at the Market Yard. Thank you to Flynns Takeaway and Vittos restaurant for playing their part too. We were supplied with ample warm water to wash the railings from John at the Takeaway. 3 big pizzas were shared among all workers compliments of Vittos. The work continues weekly - we welcome all volunteers on Tuesday evenings at 7.00pm - nearby Moon River is our meeting point. Then we move on to the work location. Sat and Sunday mornings we do litter pick around where necessary. Thank you again to all who have helped us. See you again soon please. The three complimentary pizzas from Vitto were absolutely delicious. A taste of Italy on a bright Tuesday in Carrick. Highly recommended.

Fundraising dance

Cáirde Liatroim is holding a fundraising dance with TR Dallas, Mickey Clerkin and Seán McAloon in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon on Thursday, 9th May. Start 8pm. Cáirde Liatroim is a social club which provides outings for people with special needs. Great raffle prizes on the night. Tickets available at the door or contact 086 2545613.

Silver Circle draw winners

Silver Circle Fundraising Event for Townspark Residents Association. A weekly draw takes place each Sunday at 1pm. Lines cost €2 each and prizes include: 1st Prize: €45; 2nd Prize: €30; 3rd Prize: €20. Draw 28th April 2013 - 1. Anne Barry, Summerhill. 2. Tom Flanagan, c/o The Swan. 3. Michael Shanley, Lisnagat.

St Vincent de Paul Ozanam House Shop

Our St Vincent de Paul Ozanam House Shop on the Dublin Road opening hours are now as follows: Mondays 11am-2pm, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 2pm-5pm, Thursdays 11am-5pm & 8pm-10 pm, Fridays 11am to 5pm. We are always looking for good secondhand clothes for our shop. Please only drop clothes into shop during shop opening hours. We are unable to accept furniture or electrical items. Please do not leave bags outside shop as 24 hour cameras are in operation.

Anyone needing to contact St Vincent de Paul in Carrick-on-Shannon please ring our Shop Number on 071-9620380 (answering machine) and leave your name and contact number and a member of our Conference will return your call (in confidence) as soon as possible to arrange a time to make an appointment to meet you (All calls are treated in strict confidence.

St Vincent De Paul would urge any member of the Public that may be experiencing financial difficulties to please contact your local Leitrim MABS office (Money Advice & Budgeting Service) Tel number 076 1072630 or the Roscommon MABS Office.

Marist Laity

A special meeting of Marist Laity and Marist Sisters will be held in the Marist Convent on Saturday, May 4 at 2.00pm to discuss the New Model of Marist Spirituality for Laity in Europe. All members and anyone who is interested will be very welcome.