The late Sheila Tymon (nee Daly): The Carrick-on-Shannon and Arigna areas were shocked to learn of the sudden death of a young wife and mother, Sheila Tymon at her home, Kilboderry, Summerhill on Thursday evening June 27th. Wife of Michael and mother of three young children, Rachel, Rebecca and Katelyn, her sudden passing came as a great shock to everyone. Sheila reposed at her home on Saturday, June 29th with the removal to St. Mary’s Church, Carrick-on-Shannon on Sunday evening, June 30th at 7pm. Her funeral Mass took place on Monday, July 1st with burial afterwards in Arigna Cemetery. Huge crowds were in attendance on both days showing the esteem in which Sheila and her family are held. To her sorrowing husband, Michael, children Rachel, Rebecca and Katelyn, her mother Kathleen Daly (Arigna), brothers Michael (Carrick), Cathal and Frank, sisters Josephine, Angela, Dympna, Mary, Margaret, Kitty, Rita and Kathleen, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends goes our deepest sympathy on their great loss. May her gentle soul Rest in Peace.
New Canoe Club Building: It’s nice to see the new Canoe Club Building taking shape among the trees at the Rowing Club Ground. Built on the same site as the original Game Club House which existed since the mid 1960s, it is similar in size to the original structure. Only this time built in stone rather than timber. It fits in nicely along the river and Amenity Park at the Tennis Club Grounds
Concern church gate collection: Concern church gate collection will take place on Saturday and Sunday, 20th and 21st July before Masses, at St. Mary’s Church, Carrick-on-Shannon. Please support this worthy cause
Kilclare National School Reunion: A meeting was held in the Sheemore Lounge, Kilclare on Monday June 10th to discuss the possibility of organising a reunion as it is the 120th anniversary of the school opening. A good attendance showed great interest in the project. The next meeting will be held on July 15th at 9pm at the same venue At this meeting it is hoped to elect a committee to plan the reunion, fundraiser, plan entertainment and research material for a booklet that we hope to comply on the school’s history. We are calling on all past pupils and relatives to lend old photographs or any memorabilia which we can use for the booklet. All material loaned will be returned safely. Now that the idea has been motted, an even better attendance will be appreciated on July 15th.
NCBI Thanks: On behalf of the Leitrim Branch of the national Council for the Blind, I would like to thank all who contributed to our church gate collection on June 15th and 16th. The money goes to provide services to 180 partially-sighted and blind people in Co. Leitrim. We also have a talking newspaper (Leitrim Observer). If anyone wants it contact our Social Worker Ethel O’Connor on 086-3856156. Many thanks to our collectors who do it every year. We have held church gate collections since 1964.
Silver Circle Fundraising Draw: Silver Circle Fundraising Event for Townspark Residents Association. A weekly draw takes place each Sunday at 1pm. Lines cost €2 each and prizes include: 1st Prize: €45; 2nd Prize: €30; 3rd Prize: €20. Draw 7th July. 1. Sean Duignan, Hartley. 2. Joe Flynn Jnr, St. Mary’s Close. 3. Leo McGreevey, Lisnagat.
St Vincent de Paul Ozanam House Shop: Our St Vincent de Paul Ozanam House Shop on the Dublin Road Carrick-on-Shannon opening hours have been extended as follows: Mondays 11am -2pm Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays & Friday 11am to 5 pm & Thursday nights ( 8pm to 10 pm only). We are always looking for good second hand clothes for our shop. Please only drop clothes into shop during shop opening hours. St Vincent de Paul in Carrick-on-Shannon is unable to acccept furniture or electrical items. Please do not leave bags outside shop as 24 hour cameras are in operation. Anyone needing to contact St Vincent de Paul in Carrick please ring our number on 071 96 20380 and leave your name & contact number & a member of our Conference will return your call (in confidence) as soon as possible to arrange a time to make an appointment to meet you (All calls are treated in strict confidence. Any member of the public that may be experiencing financial difficulties should contact Leitrim MABS office (Money Advice & Budgeting Service) 076 1072630 or the Roscommon MABS Office 076-1072720 . The Members of St Mary’s Conference would like to express their deepest sympathy to the family of Sean McGuinness, SVP Mohill, who passed away last weekend. May he rest in peace.
North West Hospice Cruises the Shannon: Carrick-on-Shannon Support Group for the North West Hospice held a hugely successful fundraiser on Sunday, 26th May. People turned out in droves for the event and enjoyed a day on Moon River and taking in the sites the Shannon has to offer, raising €2,600for The North West Hospice. A huge thank you goes out to the of all the people who came along and showed their support. The Chairperson of The Carrick on Shannon Support Group, Lisa Butler, said “We were delighted with the huge support we received from everyone on the day and I’m thrilled to announce after this year’s success, this is going to be an annual event for us here in Carrick, I hope everyone will be able to come along and enjoy a cruise on the Shannon again The committee would also like to thank Kenny Murtagh & the staff of Moon River, the musicians who played on the day, Wallop the Spot, Fergus Harman, Rakish & Fergal Harman. Thanks is also extended to the following sponsors who donated prizes for the raffle on the day. Mulvey’s Gift Shop, Cafe Lounge, Keaneys, Cox’s Phamacy, Claire’s Professionails, Little Glancy’s, The Venue, Lough Allen Hotel, The Anchorage Bar, The Cottage Restaurant, Kieran & David Greene, De Clique Hair Salon, The Makeover Studio, Colm Spellman’s Taxi, Beauty by the Shannon, Boots the Chemist, Cryan’s Restaurant, Liam Cryan, Quidsworth, Kilronan Hotel, Lough Rynn Hotel, Gartlan’s, Eden Florist, Gaye Cremin, SuperValu. North West Hospice provides specialist care with compassion for those living with life-limiting illness in our community. The North West Hospice specialist palliative care service is provided through three strands: The In-Patient Unit, the Community Palliative Care Team and the Hospital Support Team. Further information is available from www.northwesthospice.ie
Nest Historical Society lecture: The next event by Carrick-on-Shannon & District Historical Society is a lecture at 8.30 pm in The Bush Hotel on 17th July by Sue, Lady Kilbracken, on Killegar House & Estate near Carrigallen, and on the Killegar Papers which have been archived and stored recently at Leitrim County Library. Killegar is the last remaining ‘big house’ still lived in by descendants of the original builders.
Former rower on Irish team: Former rower at Carrick Rowing Club, Sarah Jane Hanmore has been named to row in the Ladies Senior Pair for the home internationals. She is currently rowing with UCD Ladies Boat Club. Carrick Rowing Club would like to take the time to congratulate her on this great achievement and wish her all the best in her future rowing career.