Rural Tourism Networking and Animation Programme: As part of Leitrim Development Company’s Rural Tourism Networking and Animation Programme, from June to December 2013, eight best practice tourism workshops and networking events will be held. The first of these is being held at the end of June and is suited to those with an existing tourism business / enterprise or those thinking of starting a tourism business / enterprise. The title of the event is ‘Developing your Tourism Business and Effective Networking’. Register your attendance with Karen on 071 91 65973 or firstname.lastname@example.org for either date as follows: 6.30pm – 9.00pm, Wednesday 26th June, 2013, Ard Nahoo Health Farm, Mullagh, Dromahair or 6.30pm – 9.00pm, Thursday 27th June, 2013, Lough Rynn Castle Hotel, Mohill.
On yer bike for Gortlettragh gaa: An email to hand from Darren PRO Gortlettragh gaa and it reads as follows: Gortletteragh GAA Fundraising 25km Cycle! Gortletteragh GAA are holding our fundraising 25km ‘Tour de Parish’ this weekend on Sunday morning. We’re starting out from the park at 9.30am, and the cycle is open to all ages so we hope that lots of you will come out and get the day started with a cycle before the big game in Pairc Seán, There’ll be refreshments in the community centre after the cycle also! Sponsorship cards are out and can be got from any club executive member. Head to our club facebook page for all the details, and you can also print off Sponsorship Cards from the downloads section of the club website, gortletteragh.gaa.ie. Hope to see you all out on Sunday morning!!
Good luck in OZ: We would like to send best wishes to a couple of people who have gone to Australia in recent days, firstly to our own Damian who hit over on Sunday last to join up with his sister Lisa in Melbourne and also to Ellen Duignan, Cloonboney who left for Camber on Monday last. We wish you both all the very best and hope things go well for you over there.
Well done Ailbhe: Congratulations to Dromod’s Ailbhe McGill on her success in the Photographic Competition “My Perspective Photographic Competition 2013” which is run by the Down’s Syndrome Association. Ailbhe came 3rd in the competition which featured contestants from all over Europe a great achievement for her and her family. Ailbhe was presented with her prize at the awards ceremony which was held in Kew Gardens in London on Thursday week last.
Dawn Run: For the third year the Juice Plus 10k Dawn run /walk takes place 6am in Carrick on Shannon on June 22nd 2013.All details on www.runireland.ie Route as of last year, starting on the Castlecarra Road beside the Aldi store Dublin Rd. Register on the morning from 5am, €10 to enter. Walkers, Joggers, runners all welcome. Licence applied for with AA Ireland. Prize for first man and lady, and lots other spot prizes. This early morning event has become very popular, so come along and experience for yourself. Proceeds from event go to Leitrim Ladies GFA. The organising committee are grateful to Damien and Olive Brennan Cloone providers of the Juice plus Product for sponsorship. This health product is the perfect sponsor or for the event. Details can be got at www.damianbrennan.ie
Wedding bells: We send our congratulations to Mr Jimmy Cox, Anfield, Annaduff and Miss Aine Meehan, Corgahy, Drumcong who were married on June 7th last in St Brigid’s Church, Drumcong with their reception afterwards in the Landmark Hotel, Carrick on Shannon. We wish you health and happiness for the future.
National council of the Blind: Thanks to all who supported the annual church gate collection for the National council of the Blind which took place at all local churches last weekend your support was greatly appreciated.
Engaged: We send our congratulations to Miss Mary Duignan, Drumdoo and Mr Jason McEvoy, Kilmore who got engaged in recent weeks. We wish you health and happiness for the future.
Co Longford Show and Country Fair: A note to hand to let you know that the Co Longford Show and Country Fair will take place on Saturday July 27th, in Moydow, Co Longford. Schedules available from Sec on 087 6334313 or on web site www.longfordshow.ie. Closing date for entries July 17th.
Bornacoola gaa: Finished their Shield campaign on Friday evening last with a home victory over Cloone finishing on a scoreline of Bornacoola 1-8 Cloone 1-5. This leaves Bornacoola top of the table on 10points with neighbours Gortlettragh in second place on 8points.
Bornacoola Gun club: A note to hand from Bornacoola Gun club, the gun club members are currently undertaking a vermin control programme. If you have any problems with unwanted vermin, members will assist you with any unwanted ‘guests’ including mink, magpies, foxes or grey crows. The gun club has a big role in wildlife promotion, game conservation and habitat preservation and a vermin control programme is key to these aims. You can contact Shane Reynolds at 087 9751993 for further details. Also, If you have any problems with filling out your gun licence renewal application, the gun club members will assist.
Titanic Experience: Titanic Experience and Stormont Parliament, proposed day trip leaving Longford on Tuesday 25th June 8am for above. Approx cost bus and entrance €35, subject to numbers. All welcome, children must be accompanied by adult. Details, evening only, Rosemary 087 7589287.
Birthday greetings: We send greetings to some people in our locality who have birthdays at this time firstly to my daughter Lisa who turns 24 today and gets the notes every week in Melbourne, next to my neighbour Kathleen O’Hara who had her birthday on Friday last sharing it with Shay Reynolds, Clooncolry also to Annette Conroy who had her birthday on Sunday last. We wish you health and happiness for the future.
Briefly: Big change in the weather hope that was not our summer….Badminton continues every Wednesday Mohill Sports Complex at 8pm till the end of June….National bike week get out if you can great exercise….GortlettraghGAA 25K Cycle Sunday morning, support if you can....Body attack continues every Thursday at Bornacoola Community Centre at 9pm...Next Sunday Leitrim take on London in Pairc Sean best of luck to all concerned, go along and support if you can.