Manorhamilton Community News

2,000 cyclists visiting Manor

2,000 cyclists visiting Manor

The people of Leitrim are invited to come out and meet the Cycle Against Suicide celebrities when they arrive in the Bee Park Community Centre Manorhamilton on Thursday evening, May 2 at 4.30pm. The cyclists will be in the Bee Park Community Centre until 6pm.

For further information regarding the arrival of the Cycle Against Suicide celebrities in Manorhamilton contact Michelle Fox (B.A. Counsellor and Psychotherapist, Supervisor, I.A.C.P. R.G.N.) Clinical Director, STOP Suicide, Bee Park Community Centre, Newline, Manorhamilton, telephone 071-9856070 (11am to 4pm from Monday to Friday), email:

Among the other Manorhamilton contacts for the Cycle Against Suicide are Gerry Creamer (Manager of the Bee Park Community Centre) mobile 086-3855090 and Catherine Gurn (Homestay Co-ordinator) mobile 087-9115886 after 6pm or email

According to its organisers “The Cycle Against Suicide is an initiative started by Irish entrepreneur, Jim Breen, as a result of his appearance on RTE’s The Secret Millionaire programme.

“The main objective of the Cycle is to raise awareness of the considerable help and supports that are available for anyone battling depression, self harm, at risk of suicide or those bereaved by suicide. The Cycle, which takes place from Monday, April 22nd to Sunday, May 5th, creates a very tangible and practical opportunity for people who want to support those who have been affected by suicide.

“Together, shoulder to shoulder, we can break the Cycle of Suicide in Ireland” the Cycle Against Suicide organisers are confident. With more that two thousand people expected to take part in the Cycle. Manorhamilton will have to accommodate more that the population of the town on the night of Thursday, May 2 and Friday, morning May 3.

Anyone who can help out with accommodation is please asked to contact Catherine Gurn (087-9115886 after 6pm), Gerry Creamer (086-3855090) or Michelle Fox (071-9856070) as soon as possible.

Drumkeerin Drama Group presents “Say Cheese”

Drumkeerin Drama Group is back on stage this coming weekend Friday, April 19th, Saturday, April 20th and Sunday, April 21st with their annual production in Drumkeerin Community Centre. This year they perform Bernard Farrell’s great comedy drama, “Say Cheese”. There is an excellent storyline with plently of twists and surprises which greatly add to the drama, suspense and comedy. Performances commence at 8.45pm each night and on time so come early and do not miss a beat. Doors open at 8pm.

Open Evening in Ballaghameehan NS

Open Evening is to be held in Ballaghameehan NS, Rossinver from 6pm-8pm on Friday, 26th April. Everyone welcome.

St. Clare’s CS Run Countdown

The countdown has begun in earnest for the fourth annual St. Clare’s Comprehensive School 10k Run/Walk, sponsored by SuperValu, which takes place in Manorhamilton on this Sunday 21 April, at 12.30pm. The 10K will include chip-timing and the route is AAI measured. There will be a 4K Run/Walk for kids, music and fun activities, followed by refreshments in the Gym. Entry through or enter on the day from 10am to 12 noon (€10,€5) in the School Gym. Visit for more information on the fourth annual St. Clare’s Comprehensive 10k Run/Walk.

Knock Bus

On this Saturday, April 20 a bus will travel to Knock Shrine from Manorhamilton for the national Apostolate of Adoration’s pilgrimage ceremonies. The ceremonies at Knock will celebrate the “Year of Faith” (October 11, 2012 to November 24, 2013) and will take place between 10am and 5pm on Saturday. Young people are especially welcome. The bus will leave from the Bee Park Community Centre at 8.45am. For more information and to book a seat phone Padraig McKeon on 071-9855451 or Anna on 087-7787917 (after 5.30pm).

Well done Liam

Well done to North Leitrim Athletic Club’s Liam Feely Lurganboy, who won a bronze medal when he finished third in the Irish Universities track and field championships 10,000metres at the Mardyke, Cork on Saturday. Running for the University of Limerick, Liam came home in a time of 31 minutes 52.42 seconds.

Charity Auto Jumble Sale

On Sunday, April 28 starting at 11am in the Bee Park Community Centre, Manorhamilton the North West Vintage and Heritage Club will promote an auto jumble sale and a car boot sale for two very worthy charities, namely the MS Therapy Centre at Ballytivnan and STOP Suicide. In conjunction with the auto jumble sale and the car boot sale a raffle is being run by the North West Vintage and Heritage Club the draw for which takes place in the Bee Park Community Centre on Sunday April 28. The raffle for which tickets are currently on sale will be for the following prizes – 1st €300; 2nd €200; 3rd €100; €60 voucher from FBD; a hamper; a bottle of whiskey plus many more prizes as well. A book of tickets costs €10. For further information contact Tommy 087-9489057 or Sean 086-4009070.

Club Chluainín meeting

The next Club Chluainín weekly meeting takes place on Tuesday morning, April 30 in the North Leitrim Glens 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 buses will pick-up members as usual for Tuesday’s meeting and members not travelling should call their bus driver. The Club Chluainín organisers are Mae Kelly 071-9855611, Kathleen Duffy 071-9855156 and Mary McFadden 071-9855949.

Blue Devon Set Dancing Céilí

A set dancing Céilí will be held in Blue Devon Dromahair on Sunday afternoon, May 5. Music will be provided by the Innisfree Céilí band with dancing taking place from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. Admission is €10 and refreshments will be served. The proceeds of the Céilí will be donated to Newtownmanor Car Park Project. A great afternoon of music and dancing is guaranteed.


The Manorhamilton Meals-on-Wheels volunteer service needs more helpers in the town area, to assist with its scheme through which dinners are delivered to very worthy local recipients daily, early each afternoon. Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to contact Carmel Lambe, Public Health Nurse on 071-9156045. All volunteers cover a week period on their dinner’s delivery rota.

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 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

Tennis Club

Manorhamilton Community Tennis Club is based in the Bee Park at the newly renovated floodlit tennis courts, which were build in the early 1970’s originally. The Club holds weekly tennis games throughout the year for men, women, teenagers and children. Teams from the Club also compete successfully in the Connacht tennis leagues and other competitions. New members are always welcome to join, please contact the Club Chairperson, Garry Blake, email or Secretary Mary McMorrow If you are new to the game you can quickly get up to speed by taking one of the introductory training courses organised for new members several times a year.

Friendly Call Service

Would you like a telephone call to see if you are OK or just to have a friendly chat. If you are interested in a free call or know of anyone who might benefit from this service please ring the Sligo Friendly Call Centre, telephone 071-9302721. It is always good to talk and especially if it is a friendly chat.

Cancer Volunteer Drivers

The Irish Cancer Society is seeking trustworthy reliable volunteers in the Sligo area who have free weekday time to provide cancer patients with safe, comfortable and confidential transport to and from Sligo General Hospital. Anyone who is interested in volunteering to assist in this most worthy project is invited to call Gail on 01-2310566 or email: for further information, etc.

Farmers’ Credit Union Service

Manorhamilton and District Credit Union can now receive payments electronically due to its farming members from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Farmers, who would like to avail of this facility, are asked to call to the Manorhamilton office during opening hours, which are on Wednesdays from 11am to 1pm, Thursdays 10am to 1pm and 5.30pm to 7.30pm, and on Fridays from 11am to 1pm and 7.30pm to 9.30pm, or at the Credit Union’s sub-office in the Market House, Blacklion on Thursdays from 3pm to 5pm.

Development Plan meeting

A public meeting, organised by Leitrim County Council, will take place in the Bee Park Community Centre on this Thursday night, April 18 at 6.30pm in relation to the Leitrim County Development Plan 2009 to 2015 and the Leitrim County Plan 2015 to 2021. Everyone is encouraged to attend and have their say in the drawing up of development plans for the Manorhamilton and North Leitrim areas until 2021.

Fundraising Céilí

A céilí will take place in St Brigid’s Hall; Tubbercurry on Saturday night April 27 when dancing will take place between10pm to 1am. Music will be provided by Salamanca Céilí band and refreshments will be served. This is a fundraiser for St Michael’s Cloonacool Community Centre. Your support will be appreciated.

Bingo Night

Manorhamilton’s third bingo session of the month will take place in the Bee Park Community Centre on this Wednesday night, April 17 at 9pm. A good night’s entertainment is promised by the organisers.

Stop Smoking

If you would like to stop smoking help is available. All you have to do, to get a free appointment with a trained Smoking Cessation Advisor, is telephone Lo-call 1850-200-687, and then you will have taken the first step to stopping smoking.

Waste Silage Plastic Collection

There will be a waste silage plastic collection at Manorhamilton Mart on next Tuesday, April 23 between 9am in the morning and 4pm in the evening.

Active Age Photo Exhibition

The Club Cluainín Active Age Photographic Exhibition continues in the Library until next Wednesday, April 24 during Library opening hours.

Glenfarne Dance

There will an Old Time and Social Dance in Glenfarne’s Rainbow Ballroom of Romance on this Sunday night, April 21 at 9pm.