Skate Festival postponed: Due to lack of funding we regretfully have to announce the postponement of The Drumshanbo Skate Festival which was due to take place next weekend on 21st and 22nd. The committee will continue to work hard to bring you this event and hope to do so later on in the year. To keep up with developments please check in on our facebook page www.facebook.com/DrumshanboSkatepark. Thanks to all who have supported us to date. Drumshanbo Skatepark Committee.
TIDY TOWNS NEWS: Well! The Drumshanbo Riviera is no more, the sun having vanished as quickly as it appeared. So we have no option but to settle down and forget about that magical week when skies were blue and spirits were high. Amazingly, rain, even the kind we have had during the last few days, is not sufficient to keep flowers and plants in good condition, so our brave-hearted watering teams are out every night, despite the weather. They are doing a fine job. It would be great to have some additional help, especially from those with a hitch on their car, as it would lessen the work all round. Contact Karen at 086 8101467.For better or worse, the Tidy Towns judges have probably viewed the town by now. We can only hope that the efforts made by so many people will be reflected in the marks awarded. We have a nice new planter at the bottom of the Hilly Road, courtesy of the FÁS team so a big thanks to them for constructing it for the town. The next thing on our agenda is the judging of the anti-litter slogan competition. We will let you know the outcome shortly. We will be using the winning entry as signage throughout the town for the remainder of 2013. As you know from previous notes, the Tidy Towns Group is involved in several different categories, such as flowers/planting, litter, waste prevention/management, the heritage, and wildlife/biodiversity. Over the next couple of weeks, we will give you a snapshot of what each of these categories involves.
BO PEEP KIDZ SUMMER CAMP: The Annual Bo Peep Kidz Summer Camp takes place between July 1st and 26th.Contact 9641987 for further details.
BASE YOUTH SUMMER CAMP: The BASE Youth Summer Camp takes place between July 15th and 17th.Registration on this Friday 21st June at 6.30pm in the BASE CAFÉ
OUTREACH MOLDOVA: Clare Mcloughlin will be holding a Church gate collection this coming weekend in aid of Outreach Moldova. Clare will return as a Volunteer in the Orphanage early next month. Your support would be appreciated.
COMMUNITY TEXT ALERTS: Two members of the Community Text Alert Committee will be visiting homes in the area the coming three weeks with information on the programme.
IRISH WATER SAFETY SWIM AND LIFESAVING CLASSES: The above Classes will run from Monday July 1st to Saturday 6th inclusive. Registration at Áras Phádraig on Wednesday of next week (19th between 4pm and 6pm.Fee: €25.
IRISH PILGRIMAGE TRUST FUNDRAISING EVENT: A fundraising social will take place on Saturday 22nd June in the Best Western Sligo Southern Hotel in aid of The Irish Pilgrimage Trust (Friendship Week) and the Fr. PJ Hughes Mission fund in Ecuador. Fr. PJ will be home on holidays from Ecuador and speak about his mission work. Music by the Jack Ramsey Band. Adm €10.00.The North West Vintage and Heritage Club run on Sunday 23rd June in aid of the Fr. PJ Hughes Mission Fund starts in Manorhamilton at 12.30 and returns to the Community Centre in Glencar for refreshments.
FAI SUMMER SCHOOL IN GEEVAGH: Valley Rovers FAI Summer Soccer School in Geevagh 22nd -26th July. Book now online. Book your place early to get tickets to an Ireland game at Aviva. www.summersoccerschools.ie
DRUMSHANBO LIBRARY EXHIBITION: The Irish Countrywomen’s Association Proverb exhibition is currently running in the local Library. You are invited to view the exhibition which continues until next week.
SENIOR CITIZENS: Senior Citizens will meet on this afternoon (Wednesday) at 2pm in Áras Phádraig for the weekly chat and a cuppa. New members always welcome.
AND FINALLY….: We wish Allen Gaels Clubman Alan Wynne and his team mates every success in overcoming a strong London side in the Connacht Semi Final this Sunday at Pairc Sean. We also extend a hearty Céad Míle Fáilte to the London squad, mentors and officials who will be spending the weekend in the lovely environment of the Lough Allen Hotel. Allen Gaels Club have kindly put their club facilities at the disposal of the exiles and we hope they have an enjoyable stay in our town.
DRUMSHANBO COMHALTAS FREE MUSIC EVENT: Drumshanbo Comhaltas are celebrating Love:Live Music Day by organising a Free Music Event in Drumshanbo Library from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday 20 June Do come along and try your hand at playing the Bouzouki and Mouth Organ. Sven Paetz will introduce you to the bouzouki (5pm to 7pm) an instrument which has gained in popularity as a solo instrument through the playing of Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine and many others. It is also widely used as an accompaniment by various groups etc .We will have a number of bouzoukis available for those wishing to have a trial run and hopefully some lucky ones will get the opportunity to continue with Bouzouki lessons. Orla and Sarah Ward will give lessons on the Mouth Organ, (6pm to 7pm) The mouth organ/harmonica had an influential impact on Irish music in the early part of the 19th Century. Both Orla and Sarah who are accomplished mouth organ players have revived an interest in the instrument again. Last year at the Joe Mooney summer School, Orla had 28 students in the mouth organ class. There will be a number of mouth organs available to purchase on the day. Both of these classes are free so please come along to the Library in Drumshanbo on the 20th June starting at 5pm. A music session will follow from7pm to 8pm. All welcome.
I Once Knew a Girl: ‘I Once Knew a Girl’ - ordinary women living in extraordinary times. Moving and inspirational stories from Northern Ireland as part of the 3CAP women’s project. In Larganess Centre on Tuesday 25th June at 7.30pm. Refreshments served and all women welcome. Help with transport from Ballinaglera area. For further details contact Isobel on 087 3741817 or 071 9643117 or email email@example.com The 3CAP project is supported by the International Fund for Ireland.
Suicide Alertness: SafeTALK Suicide Awareness presentation in Ballinaglera Hall on Wednesday, 26th June at 7.00 pm. Aimed at creating a suicide safer community. Suicide is an issue that touches all communities. This training will help you better understand and recognise risk of suicide and how to direct people to sources of help. Age 18+ Contact Isobel at Ballinaglera Hall, 071 9643117, mobile 087 3741817 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. The 3CAP project is supported by the International Fund for Ireland.
Leitrim Rose supporters heading to the Dome: Tickets are on sale over the phone for and the number is 0667121322 or they can be bought online at www.roseoftralee.ie. We don’t know what day Edwina will be on so some people are buying Monday and Tuesday night tickets. It is an event not to be missed! See you all there!