Meeting of Parents and Friends of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Meeting of Parents and Friends of People with Intellectual Disabilities

A meeting of the Parents and Friends of People with Intellectual Disabilities will take place in St. Ciaran’s Day Centre, Summerhill on Wednesday, June 26th at 8.30pm.

Please make a special effort to attend this meeting in advance of the Annual Church Gate Collection taking place on July 6th and 7th at all Churches in the area.

Padre Pio Mass

Mass and Rosary in St. Mary’s Church, Carrick-on-Shannon on Monday June 14th at 8pm. Everyone welcome.

Good time had in Carlow

Members of Carrick Active Age had a very nice mid-week break in Carlow with trips to Kilkenny and Waterford and other nearby places. They also enjoyed blooms on the Phoenix Park.

And at long last more seating was provided for the large crowds that attend this prestigious event. It can be tiring walking around the 7 acre site. Nice meal in the Spa Hotel as usual.

Everything went smoothly at both outings thanks to Michael O’Brien. Next day trip Omagh. At the June meeting members agreed there should be another Mid-Week Break in early autumn. But when asked for suggestions non were forthcoming! Clare was suggested then Westport. Some suggest Belfast and Titanic Exhibition. It is unfair on the committee that members do not participate in making suggestions.

An easy way out is to put out say 4 sheets headed Wesport, Clare, Galway, and a return trip to Derry! Or town near Belfast. The sheet with the most names is where we go. That is not to say you could put your name down for two places of your choice if there are more than two!

The group have now moved back to St. Mary’s Hall. A sincere thank you goes to the Wheelchair staff for their wonderful hospitality.

The Group are well organised and in good financial circumstances thanks to the committee. What would we do without them! We could help them more! Hey how is it no one is interested in scrabble. Keep the mind alert and active.

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 Our Shop opening hours are now 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 2nd hand clothes for our shop (example) clothes that you yourself would wear out in public. Please only drop clothes into shop during shop opening hours.

St Vincent de Paul in Carrick on Shannon is unable to except Furniture or electrical items. Thank you. Your donations of clothes helps to support the work of St Vincent de Paul in the Carrick-on-Shannon & surrounding areas.

Please do not leave bags outside shop as 24 hour cameras are in operation.

Anyone needing to contact St Vincent de Paul in Carrick on Shannon please ring our Shop Number on 071 96 20380 (Answering machine) & leave your name & contact tel. 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.

St Vincent De Paul would urge any member of the Public that may be experiencing financial difficulties to please contact your local Leitrim MABS office (Money Advice & Budgeting Service) Tel number 076 1072630 or the Roscommon MABS Office 076-1072720 .

Anyone wishing to make contact with St Vincent de Paul must make an appointment this can be done by ringing our shop phone 071-96 20380 or by calling in to the shop & leaving your (name & contact details only).Conference Member attended a very well attended Leitrim area meeting hosted by Kinlough SVP last week.

Charity Social in Sligo

A social is being organised in Sligo Best Western Southern Hotel on Saturday, 22nd June in aid of the Irish Pilgrimage Trust (Friendship Week) and the Fr. P.J. Hughes Mission fund in Ecuador. Music by the Jack Ramsey Band. Admission €10. Raffle on the night. All support welcome.

Ballymurphy Massacre delegation

With a view to raising awareness of The 1971 Ballymurphy Massacre, a delegation representing a group of family members, set up following the killing by British soldiers of eleven innocent people in west Belfast more than forty years ago will visit Carrick on Shannon on Friday 21th June,

The victims of the massacre, including a mother of eight and a priest trying to attend to the wounded, were shot dead during the

introduction of internment without trial when British army paratroopers opened fire in the Ballymurphy estate in August 1971. Newly formed Carrick Sinn Fein Cumann members will welcome and provide hospitality to the delegation. There will be a series of talks commencing at 7.00pm in The Bush Hotel, Main Street, Carrick-on-Shannon. All are welcome.

Former PP’s Golden Jubilee

We congratulate Father Brian Brennan, former parish priest of Kiltoghert, for whom there will be an all parish celebration of the Golden Jubilee of his Ordination at the 11 am Mass in Holy Trinity Church, Ballinalee, Co Longford on Sunday next, June 23rd followed by hospitality and entertainment in the Thomas Ashe Hall.

Fr Brennan has asked that there be no presentation to him.

Clonbroney Parish Pastoral Council extends a welcome to everyone.

His many friends in Kiltoghert wish well on this very special occasion.

Boys’ School marks 50 years

St. Mary’s Boys’ National School, Summerhill, Carrick-on-Shannon will this year celebrate 50years.

A celebration to mark this Golden Anniversary occasion will be held in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon on Tuesday next, 25th June at 7.00pm sharp.

All past pupils are cordially invited to attend the celebratory event and hopefully meet up with old friends.

Historical Society lecture

Dr. Gerard MacAstasney, author of ‘Sean MacDiarmada - The Mind of the Revolution”, will discuss Leitrim’s own revolutionary leader at his lecture on THURSDAY (note change of day), 20th June, at 8.30 pm in The Bush Hotel. Society Members are free of charge, public charge is 5 euro (3 concession). Be sure to arrive early to get a seat!

A Taste of something to come....

The first ever “A Taste of Carrick” hosted by Carrick Carnival was certainly a huge success.

Hundreds descended to the Quay of Carrick-on-Shannon to sample the culinary extravaganza of this one day celebration of Carrick’s finest cuisine from both restaurants and producers.

Our MC on the night was Barbara Collins. Some of you may know Barbara as she is a contributor for Flavour Magazine and a BBC journalist.

We had Sham from The Cottage Restaurant, Jamestown, Jason from Vitto’s restaurant in the Market Yard and Conor from The Oarsman bar and Restaurant, all based in Carrick-on-Shannon battle it out on stage with some fun and entertaining demos.

Meanwhile in the basking sun, people enjoyed the exquisite samples on offer from fine cuisine, locally brewed craft beer and delicious wine, all from the amazing suppliers such as Vitto’s, Cryan’s Hotel, The Landmark Hotel, The Oarsman, The Cottage Company Jamestown, Courtyard Kitchen, Crumbs Sandwich Bar, Lena’s Tea Room, The Larder, The Café Lounge, Carrig Craft Brewing Company, The Cheese Hub, Jinny’s Bakery, Dromod Baker, The Leitrim Pie Man, Gannon’s Eggs, Bits and Bytes, Carrick Carnival Wine Stand and Fresh Today.

With the night still young, Indie sensation ‘The Would Be’s’ took to the stage at 8pm followed by ‘Neon Wolf’ for a night of music and dancing.

Thank you to all our sponsors - Leitrim Enterprise Board, Leitrim Organic Farmers, Oasis Health Food Store, The Market Yard, Flavour Magazine and Calor Gas.

We would like to say a special thank you to Shamzuri Hanifa from The Cottage Restaurant in Jamestown for all his contributions and hard work over the last few months which helped make this such a successful event.

Next year we hope to make it even bigger and better.