Rossinver Community News

Photography exhibition

Photography exhibition

Each Thursday evening a group of teenagers get together at St. Mary’s High School in Brollagh to learn the skills of Photoshop to restore old photographs collected in the local community. The training will culminate with a photographic exhibition entitled “Everyday Life in a Border Community” in Cashel Community Centre on Saturday 16th March from 4pm-6pm. The photos worked on by the young people in the classes will be displayed, and the photos will be documented in a booklet which will be available at the event. Local entertainment will be provided and light refreshments will be served. A warm welcome is extended to all. This is part of the Gillaroo Communities Project funded by the International Fund for Ireland, Leitrim Development Company and Leitrim County Council.

Rossiver Garrison Cross Border Events

Sunday 17th March - Waltz down memory lane (Memorabilia and Museum Tour) 7pm – 9pm Ballroom of Romance, Glenfarne.

On St. Patrick’s Day night Sunday, March 17 the Rossinver Garrison Cross Border Spring Programme of Events will move to the Ballroom of Romance Glenfarne. Take a waltz down memory lane for a few hours and reminisce or discover Ireland’s famous Rainbow Ballroom of Romance which is situated in Glenfarne at a crossroads in the townland of Brockagh lower along the N16 Enniskillen to Sligo Road. The late John McGivern built the Ballroom in early 1934 and it opened the same year. It was then known as McGivern’s Dance Hall, although locally it was referred to as the “Nissan Hut”, as its galvanised iron construction was reminiscent of the British Army huts of the same name. The very first function held there consisted of a variety concert, followed by the first dance in the new hall with music provided by the local Glenfarne Dance Band.

Followed by “Showbud” 9pm - 11.30pm. Get your dancing shoes on for an Olde Tyme / Social Dance with “Showbud” in The Rainbow Ballroom of Romance the only genuine and original Ballroom of Romance, not only in Ireland, but also in the world! To book your free place please contact Crea Lambert on 00 353 (0) 87 205 3111 or email (Please note places are limited).

Rainbow Camera Club

The cross-border Rainbow Camera Club will be holding its March meeting in The Cabin, Rossinver on Thursday 14 March from 8pm to 10pm. The club currently has members from Counties Leitrim, Sligo, Donegal, Cavan and Fermanagh. This month we shall be looking at how to resize images without losing too much quality so as to make them easier to email. After the break there will be a slide shows of recent photographs that the members have produced. We shall also be finalising details for our photographic shoot planned for Saint Patrick’s day. New members are always welcome, and more details can be obtained from Martin Cooke at the New Ballagh Centre in Rossinver (071 9854030) or from Patrick Mullan (071 9854405).