Glenade Gathering Poetry Competition

Glenade Gathering Poetry Competition

The Gathering ‘Townlands and People Glenade, Ballintrillick and Tawley’ group are delighted to announce a poetry competition for adults as part of their celebration at the end of July this year.

The theme of the poetry competition is ‘A Sense of Place.’ We live in a rich and beautiful landscape and maybe there is some unique geographical aspect where you live that inspires you.

The prizes for the Glenade Gathering Poetry competition are first €100, second €50 and third €25. In addition the winners will have their poem printed and presented in a unique format.

There will be a special presentation for winners in the in the Benwiskin Centre, Ballintrillick North Sligo on Saturday, July 27. The closing entry date for the Glenade Gathering Poetry competition is July 5. The entry form can be downloaded from competition information website at

Deepest Sympathy Extended

Deepest sympathy is extended on his death to the family of Patrick (Pat) Quinn, Ben View Park, Manorhamilton, late of Temple Street, Sligo and Gowna, Co Cavan.

His remains reposed at the Foley and McGowan Funeral Home Market Yard, Sligo on Friday evening, June 14 before their removal to St. Clare’s Church, Manorhamilton.

Mass of the Resurrection and Pat’s Funeral Service took place in St. Clare’s Church on Saturday morning with interment afterwards in Sligo Cemetery.

Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Maureen Hoey, Bohey Dromahair, who died peacefully at Northwest Hospice.

Her remains reposed at Our Lady’s Hospital Chapel, Manorhamilton on Monday morning, June 17 and after prayers at 12noon in the Chapel burial followed in Cloonlougher Cemetery.

Young Peoples Multi-Sports Camps

Manor Astro Community Astroturf will be running three multi-sport camps in July.

The camps will run from 9.30am to 1pm each day. The first camp will operate from Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12 and will be coached as Gaeilge.

The second camp will run from the Monday, July 15 to Friday, 19 July and the third camp takes place from Monday, July 22 to Friday July, 26. It is strongly advised that you book as far as possible in advance as places on the camps are limited.

The camps cost €45. For further information contact 083-3559977 or email Manor Astro is compiling a list of qualified coaches in different sports disciplines. Anyone interested please leave your CV into the office at the Astro turf facility.

Farmers Market Ice Cream Day

Ice Cream Day for Downs Syndrome Ireland held recently at Manorhamilton Farmers Market raised €600 for this worthy cause. The Farmers Market and the Bee Park Community Centre wish thank Marie Keaney and Charlotte Tiernan who hosted the stall on the day and everyone who came in to support this fundraiser particularly the local Schools. Delicious old style country butter is now available every week at the Farmers Market from Maureen Kelleher’s stall. Maureen is well-known at this time of year for all her success as an exhibitor Agricultural Shows throughout the West and North West.

Dorisse and Celtic Moon Craft are two new craft producers at the market weekly – Dorisse for hand knits and paintings and Celtic Moon Craft for handcrafted personalised plaques are the two of the County Sligo based crafts people who are at the market every Friday during the summer months from 10am to 2pm every Friday.

Camogie Clothing Drive

The North Leitrim Girls Camogie Club – Camógaiocht na nGleannta – is having a Clothing Recycling Drive to raise funds for their new club and especially so to fund their participation in Féile 2013 in Limerick for which they have qualified. The drop-off times for everyone who wishes to drop off clothing in Dromahair is on this Thursday, June 20 at the Football Pitch between 5pm and 7pm. The drop-off times in Manorhamilton is also this Thursday, June 20 between 10am to 4pm in St. Clare’s Church Car Park.

The Club would appreciate donations of all your clean unwanted clothes, bed linen, towels and textiles including shoes, bags, belts and soft toys but no duvets or pillows. Mobile phones and books are also acceptable – please separate books and phones from clothes etc – no school books (text or copy), magazines or diaries and household bric-a-brac. Thank you for your support – call 086-0665357 for further information.

Summer Solstice Walk

A Summer Solstice Walk will take place to the megalithic tombs at Tullyskeherney, Manorhamilton on this Friday, June 21 , mid-summer’s day.

The walk is organised under the aegis of the Leitrim Landscapes Guided Walk programme entitled a Solstice Shenanigans Walk.

As part of this Walk you can watch the sun go down from this amazing archaeology site. See the typical U shaped glacial valley of Glenade slip from sunlight to moonlight. Feel the presence of our an

You are invited to celebrate the longest day in the year with a walk at one of Manorhamilton’s most ancient archaeology sites dating back many thousand years before Christ.

The Summer Solstice Walk departs from Sir Frederick Hamilton’s Castle ruin at 9pm and it will take two hours approximately to complete while the entry fee is €10 per participant.

Regarding the Solstice Shenanigans Walk organiser Nuala McNulty says “We’ll drive to the start at Tullyskeherney and then have a walk prior to sunset just before 10pm.

Leitrim Landscapes Walks Guide Tina Pommer will help you explore this magical site and world of archaeology.

“The views are stunning and the geology very interesting. We’ll spend time watching the sunset and enjoying the views of Glenade valley from our bird’s eye viewing point.We plan to finish about 11pm.”

To book, email Nuala mail or phone 087-9172143. Visit

Fabulous fundraising show

The National Learning Network Group presents an evening of fun, fashion, dance and fabulous music in the Bee Park Community Centre on this Thursday night, June 20 at 8pm with doors opening at 7.30pm.

The compère will be popular Ocean Presenter Marion Fitzgerald from Bundoran who has many family connections with the Manorhamilton area.

Julian Cassells from Glencar who has made many presentations on radio over the years will be special guest at Thursday night’s concert.

The internationally famed local North Leitrim and surrounding counties Irish Revellers group will also perform as will many other noted local artists.

All funds raised will be used for local projects. Admission is €10 and OAP’s €5.

Jeffrey Donaldson visits Manor

Jeffrey Donaldson MP will be guest speaker in the Bee Park Community Centre at 10.30am this Friday morning, June 21.

Mr. Donaldson, MP for Lagan Valley and a member of the DUP, will speak at the launch of the Peace III Programme Acknowledging and Dealing with the Past.

Mr Donaldson is well known politician in the north of Ireland. He entered politics in 1985 and has served since in both Stormont and Westminster.

This project is been delivered in cross-border partnership between Taughmonagh Community Forum Ltd and the North Leitrim Men’s Group Ltd.

The aim is to target and engage 650 men whose lives have been impacted significantly by the Irish conflict and to provide a specific programme which addresses sectarianism and isolation caused by the conflict and to promote mutual understanding, trust and peace building.

In addition the project will establish two support points for men, one in Leitrim and one in Taughmonagh Estate in Belfast.

Among the objectives of the program are – to establish two resource points for the development of peace and reconciliation, one in Manorhamilton linked to the North Leitrim Men’s Groups and one in Taughmonagh linked to the Taughmonagh Social Club in Belfast;

To deliver Peace and reconciliation programmes to men who are supported through the North Leitrim Men’s Group to address issues such as sectarianism; To implement a community relations programme involving young men in Taughmonagh and members of The Boy’s Brigade in Belfast, Cavan, Sligo, Fermanagh and Leitrim.

This programme of events and activities will link with other youth groups and support awareness and culture, confidence, isolation and the need for mutual understanding on both sides of the border as well as a cross border.

Everyone who wishes to come along to Mr. Donaldson’s address in the Bee Park Community Centre on Friday morning will be most welcome.

Cancer services 10K race

The Ransboro Sligo 10k is in its 5th year and this year and is being run on Saturday, June 29 in aid of Sligo Cancer Support Services and Ransboro Development Association.

This AAI registered race is Race 6 in the Sligo Filan’s Centra/Sligo Credit Union Road Race League Race series.

The undulating course is ideal preparation for the Warriors Run in August. Participants are reminded that registration and number collection is from 4.30 o’clock for the race in Ransboro School on the day of the race.

Prizes will be presented afterwards for first 3 male/female finishers as well prizes for the first 2 male and female competitors in usual age categories. After race refreshments will be served in the served in School, please contact 086-8299335 or 087-2100481 for further details.

The children’s race is at 6pm; the walker’s event is at 6.15pm and the 10k is at 6.30pm.

September Childcare Bookings

Manorhamilton Childcare Services Ltd Afterschool offers a drop-in service from Monday to Friday between the hours 1.45pm and 6pm and is available to all school age children.

Collection of children is available from the three local primary schools, St. Clare’s Primary, The Masterson NS and Gaelscoil Chluainín. The Childcare Services Afterschool Ltd is now taking bookings for September 2013. For more information please contact Ashleen Bradley on: 087-7378131.


The Manor 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 for the Manorhamilton Meals-on-Wheels service is asked to contact Carmel Lambe, Public Health Nurse on 071-9156045.

Blessing of the Graves

The Blessing of the Graves ceremonies will take place on Sunday, July 28 in St. Clare’s Cemetery Manorhamilton at 5pm and in Cloonclare Cemetery at 6.30pm; in Mullies and Kilroosk Cemeteries on Sunday, July 21 at 3pm and after 10.30 Mass in the Glencar Cemeteries on July 7.

Killenummery Prayer Service

A prayer service will take place in the old Killenummery Graveyard on Sunday, July 7 at 2pm.All are welcome. Tea and a chat can be had afterwards in the Community Centre.


Manorhamilton’s next bingo session takes place in the Bee Park Community Centre on this Wednesday night, June 19 at 9pm.

Annual Glencar-Manor Golf Classic

The Glencar/Manorhamilton GAA Club will host its annual Golf Classic in Blacklion Golf Club on Saturday, July 6. The format will be a four ball with the best two scores counting on each hole. Complimentary tea and coffee will be available prior to tee off and a buffet carvery lunch will be provided on the golfer’s return from the course and hopefully many participants will take home one of the many substantial prizes on offer at that stage.

The Club is very aware of the present economic situation that exists and it acknowledges that things are not easy for anyone so with that in mind it has reduced the entry price of teams.

The cost per team which includes tea, coffee and scones on arrival and a meal, works out at €160 or €120 without the meal. The Club is looking for your support in providing much needed funding for the provision of facilities for the youth of the parish.

If you are unable to join us on the day, you might consider sponsoring a tee at €50 where your name will be prominently displayed on the day. The Club’s previous Golf classics were a great success, thanks mainly to your generous sponsorship and support. All sponsors will be acknowledged and you might please contact Club Chairman Patrick McMorrow on 086-8973339 to book your tee time.