Glenfarne Community News

John Murray Walk

John Murray Walk

John Murray, RTE Radio 1 will be coming to Glenfarne on Sunday, 17th February 2013! Gather for the walk outside the Ballroom of Romance at 12 noon. The walk will take about 90 minutes – and there will also be a break for entertainment and music. The walk will go through a forest, so sturdy walking shoes are advised. Raingear and warm clothes are also recommended. We will return to the Ballroom of Romance afterwards for refreshments and some craic! There is no charge for this walk. Please note that dogs are not allowed.

Dance in aid of Leukaemia Trust

A fundraising Olde Tyme dance / Social in aid of “Leukaemia Trust Fund” in memory of the late Seamus Mulvihill, will take place in The Rainbow Ballroom of Romance on Sunday, 17th February next. Dancing to “Mountain Fever” from 9pm – 11.30pm. Refreshments included. Your support is always appreciated.

Glenfarne History Appeal

Compiling the history of Glenfarne has been ongoing for some time. It is hoped to have a booklet completed for the Glenfarne Gala Festival taking place from 1st until 5th August next for the year of “The Gathering”. Many topics will be covered, including limekilns; schools, townlands; Tottenham / Massey Estates; graveyards; churches / priests; post offices and sweathouses. We hope to have one operating for the festival – we could be looking for volunteers to go into the hot sweathouse!

Would you believe that almost fifty shops were in Glenfarne down through the years and we hope to name them all?

If there is anyone that has information in relation to Glenfarne history, please contact 087-6771375 or 086-8831047. Alternatively, email info@glenfarnecommunity.com or post to Glenfarne Development, Cullentra Centre, Glenfarne, Co Leitrim. Many thanks. The cut-off date for receipt of material for the booklet is 6th March.

Keep an eye on the Glenfarne notes for more details.

Local Notes

Email info@glenfarnecommunity.com, fax 071 9856770 or ‘phone Juliette at Glenfarne Development on 071 9856831.

North Leitrim Women’s Group

Line Dancing: Get those feet a tapping! Classes start Tuesday 5th March 7.30-8.30pm The Women’s Centre. 6 weeks cost €30. Places will be limited so book you place early to avoid disappointment. Contact the Women’s Centre on 071-9856220 email nlwrg@eircom.net or simply call in.

Nutritious Family Cooking: Cookery demonstration, hints and tips. Tasty samples included. Wednesday 20th February 11am – 1pm. Cost €5. Places will be limited so book you place early to avoid disappointment. Contact the Women’s Centre on 071-9856220 email nlwrg@eircom.net or simply call in.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Wishing you all a Happy Valentine’s Day this Thursday from all at Ireland’s original “Ballroom of Romance”.