Manorhamilton Community News

John Murray’s Glenfarne Walk

John Murray’s Glenfarne Walk

RTE Radio One’s John Murray Show presenter, namely John Murray, will lead a walk in Glenfarne on Sunday week, which will be a part of his countrywide campaign for better health for all.

Regarding his visit to the North Leitrim village John says, “Our next walk will take place on Sunday, 17th February 2013. We will gather for the walk in Glenfarne, 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.

“Rain gear and warm clothes are also recommended. We will return to the Ballroom of Romance afterwards for refreshments and some craic!”

Rossinver Open Events

An Open Evening for the local community groups has been organised by the Rossinver Youth and Community Project (RYCP) for the Cabin Strad Connolly Rossinver on this Wednesday night, February 6 at 7.15pm.

Meanwhile an Open Day for all members of the Rossinver community will take place in the Cabin on Sunday, February 10 at 3pm.

All are invited to come down to the Cabin and see the plans for the new Community Centre, meet the Board, find out about the work of the RYCP, and ask questions.

RYCP would like to point out to all in the local community, “This is your Community Centre for your Community. Come down and join us and see what is going on.”

The Rossinver Youth and Community Project is a community based organisation, run by and for the community of Rossinver.

It aims to stem the flow of rural de-population, encourage community participation for young and old, and to build bridges with communities on both sides of the border.

Bridget Dolan is the Development Officer, tel: 071-9832970, and email:

Lecture on 19th Century Leitrim Ribbonmen

‘Freedom and Friendship to Ireland’: The Ribbonmen of the Early Nineteenth Century will the subject of an interesting lecture to be delivered in Manorhamilton Library on this Friday night February 8 at 8.30pm as part of the Leitrim Libraries Winter Lecture Programme.

The speaker will be Dr. Jennifer Kelly, National University Maynooth, who is a native of Dromahair and has published material on the Ribbonmen as well on other Irish history topics. The event is free and all are welcome.

This lecture will discuss the Ribbon Secret Society in early nineteenth century Ireland and examine the evidence for lodges and an extensive Ribbon membership in Leitrim and surrounding counties in the 1830s and 1840s.

Issues that will be addressed include the social and economic character of Ribbon membership; the existence of rural and urban lodges; the local and national leadership of the secret society; and the nature of the extant sources dealing with Ribbonism.

Big Trad Session

Big Trad Session in the Cosy Corner, Kiltyclogher this Saturday night at 9pm. All musicians, singers, dancers and listeners welcome - refreshments served.

McGinley’s Fantasy League lead

With the start up of the Allianz National Football League at the weekend Manorhamilton Fantasy League swung back into action when running a competition in conjunction with eight games of the 28 ties played on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.

Luke McGinley from Belcoo proved to be Manor’s Fantasy League’s best forecaster for last weekend’s when he predicted six of the eight winners – Kildare, Dublin, Mayo, Monaghan, Galway and Westmeath.

Meanwhile Seamus Feeney, Gortinar and Martin McDermott, Cluainín Park shared second place in last weekend’s forecasting, a point each behind Luke, with both making five correct predictions.

In this past weekend’s fantasy competition fourth spot was also shared with Johnny Keaveney McDermott, Terrace and John Gilligan, Old Church Street both predicting four of the eight winning teams correctly.

In the past weekend’s Manor Fantasy challenge three contenders finished in joint sixth and last place getting three of the eight victors correct. Roscommon’s Padraig Keegan saw his correct forecaster winners to be Kildare, Dublin and Mayo while Belleek’s Cathal McCann was right with Laois, Kildare and Westmeath and Castle Street’s Joe Connolly was on the money with Mayo, Monaghan and Westmeath.

The Manor Fantasy League will continue until the end of the Allianz NFL in April. The eight contenders will add a point to their tally each time they predict a correct result from now until the competition concludes following the final round of games in just over two months. The victor will be presented with the Manor Fantasy League specially commissioned Waterford Glass Vase Trophy.

With the second round of Allianz NFL games taking place on this Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon the eight Manor fantasy contenders will again cross swords in what is sure to be a very keen bid for the competition’s much-coveted trophy at the end.

Club Chluainín Meeting

The next Club Chluainín weekly meeting takes place on Tuesday morning, February 12 in the North Leitrim Glen Centre from 11.15am to 1.15pm.

The Club organisers Mae, Kathleen and Mary are looking forward to seeing all members all members in attendance. New members are always welcome; just drop in any Tuesday morning between around 11.15am and see what Club Chluainín is about – and there is no pressure to join. Rural Lift busses will pick-up members as usual for Tuesday’s meeting and members not travelling should call their bus driver. The contact telephone numbers of the Club Chluainín organisers are Mae Kelly 071-9855611, Kathleen Duffy 071-9855156 and Mary McFadden 071-9855949.

North Leitrim Men’s Group

The North Leitrim Men’s Group, which is based in the Men’s Centre in the Bee Park Community Centre, offers opportunities to increase men’s personal, social and technical skills, by coming together in a working team within the group’s structure. The NLMG meets in the Bee Park Community Centre in Manorhamilton on a frequent basis. The Men’s Group aims to improve the quality of life of the large number of single rural men aged 35-65 living in North Leitrim. For further information, call 071-9855347 or visit their website at, email

Network AGM Rescheduled

The re-scheduled North Leitrim Community Development Network Annual General Meeting will take place on this Tuesday night, February 12 in the Bee Park Community Centre Manorhamilton from 8pm to 10pm. All community and voluntary organisations in North Leitrim are invited to

send representatives to this meeting. The North Leitrim Community Development Network is an umbrella organisation that acts on behalf of all community and voluntary organisations in the northern part of the county.

Vintage Club Meeting

The next meeting of the North West Vintage and Heritage Club takes place in Manorhamilton’s Bee Park Community Centre on this Monday night, February 11 at 9.30pm. All members are requested to attend and new members will be most welcome. More information on the North West Vintage and Heritage Club is available from

Tommy 087-9489057 or Sean 086-4009070.

Rape Crisis Centre

Sligo Rape Crisis Centre, which provides services for Manorhamilton and the North Leitrim area, would like to let anyone know who is experiencing difficulties in their lives because of sexual violence, recently or in the past that help is available to deal with the problems.

The Sligo Rape Crisis Centre provides counselling and support for victims of sexual violence and to contact the Centre the Freephone number is 1800-750-780.

Sympathy Extended

Deepest sympathy on his death is extended to the family of Bartley Sweeney, Tulla, Co. Clare and formerly of Manorhamilton. Bartley’s remains reposed at Our Lady’s Hospital Chapel Manorhamilton on Thursday evening, January 31 prior to their removal to St. Clare’s Church. His

Funeral Mass and Service took place in St. Clare’s Church on Friday morning, February 1 followed by burial in St Aidan’s New Cemetery, Rossinver.
St. Clare’s CS Musical

St. Clare’s Comprehensive School will stage the musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” in the Bee Park Community Centre on at 8pm on Thursday, February 7, Friday February 8 and Saturday, February 9. There will be a matinee for primary schools on Wednesday, February 6. To obtain tickets for any of the musical performances please phone 087-6676036.

Gospel of John

John Johnston of the Cavan Christian Bookshop and Irish Bible Ministries invite you to come to the Bee Park Community Centre Manorhamilton on this Thursday, February 7 at 8pm for bible study on the Gospel of John and the Acts.

For further information on the first Thursday of the month Bible Study in Manorhamilton contact the Cavan Christian Bookshop, telephone 049-4361418.

Second Farmers Market

The second Manorhamilton Origin Farmers Market of the month takes place on this Friday, February 8 between 10am and 2pm in the Bee Park Community Centre car park. The Market serves the Manorhamilton and North Leitrim area.

First Bingo

Manorhamilton’s first bingo session of the month will take place in the Bee Park Community Centre on this Wednesday night, February 6 at 9pm. A good night’s entertainment is promised by the organisers.

Mullies Choir

The Church of the Annunciation Mullies Choir is seeking new members to sing at the 9.30am Sunday Mass. Choir members also take part in a short practice after Sunday Mass.

Gaelscoil Cluainín

Enrolment for 2013/14 school year for Gaelscoil Cluainín is currently underway. For further information on the enrolment contact the School office, telephone 071-9856046.