First Things First: In 1917 a Cloone man was in a great hurry to get married - not that he was madly in love - but because he was in a bad way for a housekeeper and he had a lot of cows due to calve, so, with the help of a matchmaker, an immediate date was set. But on the appointed day he proved that indeed the cows and calves were his priority because when he failed to turn up at the church his best man found him in the byre attending to a sick calf. About 30 years later another Cloone man, who was prepared to go the more romantic route, had his young dreams dashed when his first kiss turned out to be a bit of a disaster. In the meantime the women around Cloone were busy with Cumann na mBan activities and working on their home industries which one of them demonstrated with great style at the RDS on her very first visit to Dublin in 1939. Read these varied, and many other, stories from Cloone in Leitrim Treasure which will be launched in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon on Wednesday, Aug. 7th at 8.30 pm following a talk by Mickey Harte on “The Value of Community”. Admission free. Refreshments served. Everyone welcome.
Birthday Greetings: The whole Parish are joined in wishing Patricia Forde a happy 18th birthday. The party was huge and very enjoyable. Great credit to her father Padraic and sister Catherine who worked so hard to have everything right. Padraic and George are great cooks. The food was lovely and very well presented. Once again, many thanks.
Cloone ICA: Cloone Guild are on a break at the moment and will be back in September with all new ideas. Crafts will start and continue until Christmas. All enquiries to 071-96-3604 or 071-96-403.
Show News: The committee of the local Agricultural Show would like to thank everyone who supported their recent fundraisers in Fox’s, Tooman and McCaffrey’s Bar, Aughavas. Special thanks to Kathleen and Jimmy Fox and the McCaffrey family for hosting the events and also to everyone who sponsored spot prizes and Eddie Quinn and Mickey Clerkin who provided the entertainment.
Going to the Show in Cloone: There’s something to suit all ages at the Show, weather permitting. Children can roam around the field and view all the entries as all roads lead to the field. Everyone welcome. There will be seating to suit all ages. For further information, contact the Secretaries, Mrs. Emer Glancy, Drumboylan, Cloome to Leitrim and Mrs Deborah Nicholls, Rossan, Aughavas, 087-90113515.