Kinlough Community News

Night f Drama in Kinlough

Night f Drama in Kinlough

Cliffoney Dramatic Society’s recent performance of Tom Coffey’s comedy/ drama “Anyone Could Rob a Bank” at Kinlough Community Centre delivered a night of high class entertainment to a very appreciative audience. Everyone was impressed by the fine acting and presentation.

All proceeds were in aid of the local conference of St. Vincent de Paul Society and the members wish to thank all those who joined the audience on the night; those who could not attend but sent donations instead; those individuals and businesses who sponsored prizes for the raffle; those who worked in the kitchen to provide refreshments to the drama society afterwards and the Community Centre committee for their cooperation and help.

The night could not have taken place at all without the dramatic society and special gratitude is extended to both the actors and stage persons for their time, effort and support on a very memorable occasion.

Table Quiz in aid of Marlins Swim Club

Table Quiz in the Anglers Rest Kinlough on Friday May 17th at 9.30pm in aid of Marlins Swim Club. Please support


Deepest Sympathy is extended to the all the relatives and many friends of Peter Feeeley, Moniengaugagh, Glenade whose sad and sudden death took place recently. May he Rest in Peace.

Community Games County Swimming Finals.

A large number of children representing Kinlough in the County Community Games Swimming Finals competed in Carrick on Shannon on Sunday 21st April.The following children competed, Heather Doyle, Danielle Brennan, Laura Booth, Rosie Mai Booth, Mary Loughlin, Hannah & Gero Gilmartin. Odhran O’Hara, Cianna & Liadan Ruddy, Sean T McGloin, Daithi McGloin, Sean E McGloin, Catherine Hill, Aine Hill, Tiernan & Nia McCrea. Jamie Moore, Raise McGagh. Eoghan Gallagher. Cathal Menarry, Jamie McManus, Joseph Stewart & Stephen Gallagher. Numerous medals were won and the following children are now through to the All Ireland Community Games event which will take place in Athlone on May 25th & 26th.

Roise McGagh U16 Backstroke 1st Place, Heather Doyle U16 Butterfly 1st Place, Mary Laughlin U14 Freestyle 1st Place, Laura Booth U14 Backstroke 1st Place, Danielle Brennan U14 Breaststroke 1st Place, Tiernan McCrea U12 Backstroke 1st Place, Odhran O’Hara U10 Freestyle 1st Place, Gero Gilmartin U10 Backstroke 1st Place, Cianna Ruddy U10 Girls Backstroke 1st Place, Catherine Hill U8 Freestyle 1st Place, U13 Boys Relay 1st Place Tiernan McCrea, Sean T McGloin, Jamie Moore & Gero Gilmartin. U16 Girls Relay Medley. Heather Doyle, Mary Loughlin, Laura Booth, Roise McGagh. Sub Danielle Brennan.

Community Games County Gymnastics Competition

Congratulations to Pauric O’Reilly who came 1st in Gymnastics. Pauric will now compete in the National Finals representing Leitrim. Best of Luck to all competitors.

Kinlough High/Scope Pre-School

Kinlough High/Scope pre-school is offering Early childhood, care and education. (free place scheme) Community childcare subvention. (reduced rates) If your child is 2years and 6 mths this September2013 have you considered enrolling him/her for as little as €6.50 per day (criteria applies) in our award winning High/Scope pre-school. We offer a varied programme through, High/Scope programme in conjunction with Siolta/Aistear curriculum and framework. Free healthy snack .Gardening programme. Fully equipped outdoor playground. Lots of fun outings throughout the year.

Congratulations Breege

Congratulations to Breege Connolly, Monien, Kinlough on her performance in the London Marathon. Breege has had some fantastic running success over the last few years. With this performance she is now in contention for a selection for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014. Well done Breege.

People With Special Needs

Cáirde Liatroim is holding a fund raising 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 0862545613.


Accord Marriage Care, Donegal Town is currently recruiting counsellors for its Associate Counsellor Training Programme. Application Forms and Information Leaflets can be downloaded at For more information ring 074 9723944 or email

North West Simon Community

Fundraising cookery demo and wine dine night at Source Cookery School Sligo on Thurs 2nd May at 8pm, Tickets €30 from Source or Mary on 087 7708865. For this you get a cookery demo, starter, main course, dessert and enjoy with a glass of wine. Everyone gets a goodie bag with discount vouchers on the night – please support.

North West Simon Community are running a Charity handbag Event on Sat 4th May from 10 to 3 at Quayside Shopping Centre, Sligo. The charity are looking for people to donate a hand bag and when you do you are entered into a draw for a designer Guess bag worth €190 sponsored by Allure in the Quayside Shopping Centre. Bags can be left into Zodi, Monsoon, Oasis, Lydia Murray, Gerard Fashions, Home décor, Inspire & Fasmatastic all in the Quayside Shopping Centre for collection by North West Simon. Please ladies donate a hand bag for Your support with these two fundraisers would be much appreciated.

Melvin Gaels Lotto

The numbers drawn in the Melvin Gaels Lotto Draw held in the Village Inn, Kinlough on Sunday night were 1,4,16 and 20. There was no Jackpot winner. Other winners were €40 Mary Connolly, Aghanlish, Kinlough, €20 each John James Boyle, Ardfarna, Bundoran, Cubby Lipsett, Park, Kinlough and Austin Mc Gurran, Gubacreeney, Kinlough. Next draw on Sunday May 5th in Gilbrides, Rossinver, Jackpot €1250.00.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes

The annual Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 27th May to 1st June led by Bishop Leo O’ Reilly. Bookings may be made for the Assisted Pilgrim Section with Rev Kevin Fay, Lavey on 087 857 9968 / 049 433 0018. Bookings for Hotels is through McGinnity Travel, Coleman Road, Cavan on 049 4331 831. If anyone feels that someone in their family or a neighbour would benefit from taking part in this Pilgrimage they should contact Fr Fay. Early booking essential.

Community Garden Project

Course has commenced on Mondays 9.30am – 11.30am at The Benwiskin and will run from April - Sept for approx. 22 weeks. Tutor Ciara Barrett from the Organic Centre in Rossinver. Contact us for further details and to register your interest.

Parent & Toddlers

Meet every Monday and Tuesday in The Benwiskin Centre 10am, to 12noon. New people always welcome!

Rossinver Duck Race

Rossinver Youth and Community Project (RYCP) present the ROSSINVER GRAND NATIONAL - ‘DUCK RACE’ at Gilbride’s on Sunday 5th May 2013 at 3 pm. With barbecue afterwards at Gilbride’s Bar. Thanks go to John Gilligan Butchers, Manorhamilton, for his sponsorship through his donation of 100 handmade Irish Beef Burgers for the barbecue. See various local businesses and sellers for lines €2.00 per line or 3 lines for €5.00. C’mon and join us for the ‘quack’...

Marlins Swim Club

Marlins Swim Club, Ballyshannon are holding the Club Entrance Trials in Ballyshannon Leisure Centre on Saturday, June 15th at 9.30am. If your child is interested in joining Club level or is you have any queries, please contact Club Secretary at

Bundoran pre-school registration

Bundoran Pre-school Registration and Open evening will take place on Thursday, 2nd May at 7.30pm. Louise Toner from the Donegal County Childcare Committee will be there on the night to advice parents on the importance of early childhood education, and we will explain how we incorporate this in our Aistear Curriculum. Please bring along: 1. Exact dates of immunisations-print out available from your doctor. 2. Your Child’s PPS Number. 3. Photocopy of your child’s birth cert. You are welcome to bring your child along to meet our staff, and familiarise themselves with their new surroundings. We look forward to meeting you on the night.