Newtownmanor Community News

Well done

Well done

Well done to the 2nd class pupils in Leckaun N.S. Jack Fowley, Christopher Longworth, Niamh Loughlin and Dean McMorrow who had their First Confession on Wednesday the 1st of May. They will be making their communion on the 18th of May. We hope ye all enjoy your day.

Lough Derg

Year of Faith - Lough Derg Pilgrimages & Retreats: Why not take part in a 1,000 year old tradition celebrating your Faith with people from every parish in Ireland? Contact your Diocesan representative, Fr. Michael Router, 049 - 4375004 or Email: You can also contact Maureen in the Lough Derg Office on 071- 9861518 or e-mail:

Set Dancing Ceili

There will be a Set Dancing Ceili in the Blue Devon Function Room on Sunday the 5th of May. Music is by the Innisfree Ceili Band. Dancing starts from 4.30-7.30pm. Admission is €10 which includes refreshments. Proceeds in aid of the Newtownmanor Car Park Project. Please support.

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.


A big congratulations to Cathy (McMorrow) and Colm Casey on the birth of their baby girl Ruth. We wish ye all the best, health and happiness for the future.

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. We propose to invite you to our community centre at Killenummery, Dromahair, Co. Leitrim on Wednesday, May 8th at 8pm to promote this week to the best of your ability, so that this awareness will be a real reality and a new sense of hope for all our people will emanate from it.

Exercise with Sue

Boxercise with Sue on Mondays 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 classes at a discounted price. Boxercise is also on, on Thursdays at 6.45p.m. Classes are held in the Depot, Dromahair.


Dromahair library opening hours: Tuesday 12.30pm – 6.00pm and Friday usual time from 2.30pm – 8.00pm. The library closes for a short break each day between 4.00pm – 4.30pm.

Bliain 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 Hop Dance Classes

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

Defibrillator / AED training

If anyone is interested in taken part in C.P.R and Defibrillator / AED training in the Newtownmanor area or surrounding areas please contact Geri on 0879907791, Paul on 0879057254 or Ger on 0860566156.


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

Coaching continues in Killargue 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 0872147453.

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

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 before May 3rd or earlier as bookings will close when the bus is full.


Bingo continues as usual every Monday night in the function room of the Blue Devon, Dromahair at 9pm.