Manorhamilton Community News

Recent deaths

Recent deaths

Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Nan Gillespie, née Connolly, formerly of Rossinver and The Glebe, Donegal Town who died in Brooklyn New York.

Nan was the wife of Frank Gillespie, Dromore, Mountcharles and The Glebe, Donegal Town. Her Funeral and Service took place in New York on Thursday, February 21. A Memorial Mass for Nan will be celebrated in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Mountcharles on this Friday night March 1, at 7pm.

Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of octogenarian Joseph Gilligan, High Road, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford and formerly of Glebe, Mullies who died on Wednesday, February 20.

Joseph’s remains reposed at his son’s John’s residence at 1 High Road, Kilmacthomas on Thursday afternoon, February 21. The removal of Joseph’s remains took place on Friday morning, February 22 to Our Lady’s Church, Kilmacthomas for his Requiem Mass and Funeral Service.

Burial took place on Friday evening in the Church of the Annunciation Cemetery, Mullies. Wife Mary; sons John, Paul and Kevin; daughter Monica; nephews; nieces; relative, neighbours and friends; survive John.

Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of May McGarry (née Dolan) 3 Carton Court, Moate, Co. Westmeath and formerly of Manorhamilton who died on Sunday, February 17.

May’s remains reposed at Flynn’s Funeral Home, Main Street, Moate on Monday evening, February 18 prior to their removal to the Carmelite Church Moate.

Her Funeral Mass and Service took place in the Carmelite Church at noon on Tuesday, February 19 with burial afterwards in Ballyglass Cemetery, Mullingar.

May was predeceased by her son Donal, brothers Eugene and Harry. Her son Killian, daughters Mary and Nolie brothers Laurie and Eamon, her sister Helena Dolan (Glenwood, Amorset, Manorhamilton), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and all the family, survive May.

St. Clare’s PS enrolment

The enrolment process for parents/guardians wishing their children to start St. Clare’s Primary School, Manorhamilton next September is now underway. Forms may be obtained by calling in person to the school office, or alternatively may be accessed via, the school website. Please return enrolment forms and supporting documentation to the school no later than 30 April 2013.

Glencar/Manor’s winning Championship Captains

Since the Glencar/Manorhamilton GAA club was founded in late December 1968 eighteen different players over that period have had the honour of lifting Leitrim adult championships trophies in football and hurling following different county finals.

Only one player in that period was presented with a County championship trophy twice, namely Dominic Kelly who received the Fenagh Trophy after Glencar/Manor won the 2009 and 2010 senior county titles.

The winning adult Glencar/Manor championship captains between 1970 and 2012 were:

1970 - Kevin Rooney, Junior

1973 - Leo McDonald, Intermediate

1977 - Dan Meehan, Senior

1982 - Pat McDonald, Junior

1983 - Barry Sheehan, U21

1999 - Hugh McGurrin, Junior A

1999 - Padraig Kelly, Junior C

1999 - Shane Devaney, Senior

2004 - Ollie McBride, Senior B

2004 - Peter O’Hagan, Junior C

2004 - Cathal McEneaney, U21

2005 - James Gilmartin, Intermediate

2007 - Shane Loughlin, U21

2008 - Alan Sweeney, Senior

2009 - Dominic Kelly, Senior

2010 - Dominic Kelly, Senior

2011 - Brian McDonald, Senior

2012 - James O’Brien, U-21

2012 - Gary Hickey, Senior Hurling

“The Pull” fundraiser for new pitch

The Glencar/Manorhamilton GAA Club is promoting a new play with a Gaelic games theme in Bee Park Community Centre Manorhamilton on this Saturday night, March 2 at 8pm with an admission fee of €10, and tickets are now being sold by the club. “The Pull” is the first play from Half Solid Productions, a company established by Mayo writers and actors Liam Horan and John Corless. The proceeds from the staging of this production in Manorhamilton will go to Glencar/Manor’s new pitch at Boggaun fund.

Liam is a former Gaelic games correspondent of the Irish Independent, and creator of the popular Championship Man series on RTE Radio One. John is a well-known poet who has performed a number of readings in this region.

New Farm Family Group meeting

As a result of recent decisions relating to farming matters a new national organisation has been established, the Farm Family Rights Group, and it will hold a public meeting in the Bee Park Community Centre, Manorhamilton on Sunday night at 9pm.

Youth consultation event

Glenfarne, Blacklion, Belcoo Youth consultation event will take place on Satruday, March 2 from 10.30am-3.30pm in the Ballroom of Romance, Glenfarne. There will be loads of, fun, games and Zumba. Lunch is provided. A bus will leave Belcoo, Cottage Meadow at 10am & Blacklion – petrol station/café 10.15am. Open to anyone from 11-18 years. Email North Connaught Youth Services at for further information.

Cross Border Events Programme

Leitrim County Council on behalf of the County Leitrim PEACE III Partnership are inviting groups and organisations from Rossinver – Garrison to a meeting on Wednesday 27th February 2013 in The Ballagh Centre, Rossinver from 7pm sharp to 9pm, to discuss support which is now available to groups and organisations from this area for the delivery of a Cross Border Events Programme 2013. If you have an idea for a events programme that would have an impact on building sustainable cross border relationships please come along. For further information please contact Eilish McLaughlin on + 353 71 96 20005 ext. 544.

North Leitrim Women’s Centre

Line Dancing: Get those feet a tapping! Classes start Tuesday, 5th March 7.30-8.30 The Women’s Centre. 6 weeks cost €30. Flower Arranging: Wednesday 6th March 7pm-9pm cost €20. Bread and Fish Cooking Wednesday, 6th March 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 or simply call in.

Charity trad concert

The seventh annual charity concert of Irish music, song and dance organised and performed by the Traditional Irish Music course will be held on this Friday night, March 1 in the Mayflower Community centre, Drumshanbo commencing at 8pm. All the proceeds will be donated to St Vincent de Paul, Drumshanbo, the Breffni Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon and Stop Suicide, Manorhamilton, which are all very worth causes. Tickets are only €5(U12s free) and each ticket will be entered into a draw for €100. So come along for a great evening of ceol agus craic.

Rossinver/Garrison Project

On this Wednesday, February 28 a Healthy and Wholesome Nutrition and Cookery event will take place in the Gillaroo Centre, Garrison from 10.30am to 12.30pm. If you would like to taste what good old country butter was like and see how it was made (churning etc.) you should go the New Ballagh Centre on Thursday, March 7 from 11am to 1pm where a butter making session will take place. Please note that booking is essential as some places are limited. Contact Crea Lambert on 00-353-(0)-872053111 or email

Credit Union Schools Quiz

Congratulations to St Clare’s Primary School, Manorhamilton and Ardvarney National School who were recent winners in the Manorhamilton and District Credit Union School Quiz. Both Schools will now go forward to represent the Credit Union in the Regional Final in Carrick-on-Shannon on this Saturday, March 3. Good Luck to all.

Rugby Development

St. Clare’s Primary School has recently added Rugby to its portfolio of sport, with a coach attending on Mondays to take each of the classes. For those more interested in pursuing the sport training is now also available on Saturdays on the St. Clare’s Primary School AstroTurf Pitch. The North Leitrim Rugby Club holds training sessions for U10s from 12.00 until 1pm and for 11+ from 1pm until 2.00 pm. New members are welcome to try the sport out and see if they like it. The cost is €3 per session. A Blitz will be held on this Saturday, March 2. Anyone interested contact John on 083-4047882.

Childminders Training

Training for childminders and potential childminders under the Childminding Quality Awareness Programme will take place in Drumshanbo in March, provided by the Leitrim County Childcare Committee. There will 11 hours of training on topics of relevance for all childminders and potential childminders. The dates on which the training will take place will be Saturday, March in Drumshanbo 9 from 10am to 4 pm and on Saturday, March 23 also from 10am to 4pm. Places are limited. To secure a place contact Orla at the Leitrim County Childcare Committee, Laird House, Church Street, Drumshanbo, phone 071-9640870, 086-1929283, email:

Bus to Carlow game

Leitrim Supporters Club is organising bus (subject to numbers travelling) to the Carlow v Leitrim Allianz National League game in Dr. Cullen Park on this Sunday, March 3. The fare is €15 person and booking is essential with Shay Reynolds (087-9030882) or Attracta O’Reilly (086-1708499). The bus route departure points and times will be Drumshanbo 9.15am, Carrick-on-Shannon 9.30am and Dromod 9.45pm.

Jessica’s Fracking meeting

A public meeting that will be presided over by Jessica Ernst on the topic “Fracking Community Actions and Omissions Speak Louder than Words” takes place on this Saturday night, March 2 in Leitrim Village Community Centre from 7pm to 10pm with complimentary refreshments served for all attending.

Farmers Market

The first Manorhamilton Origin Farmers Market of the month takes place on this Friday, March 1 between 10am and 2pm in the Bee Park Community Centre car park.

Final Bingo

Manorhamilton’s final bingo session of the month will take place in the Bee Park Community Centre on this Wednesday night, February 27 at 9pm. A good night’s entertainment is promised by the organisers.

Cake Sale

A cake sale for Ethiopia will take place on this Wednesday, February 27 in Our Lady’s Hospital commencing at 10.30pm. Please support.