Aughavas Community News

Furniture Restoration Course

Furniture Restoration Course

A 5 week Antique Furniture Restoration Course, funded by the VEC takes place every Tuesday night at 7pm at John Kenny’s workshop Meiltron. For more information contact John 087 2555229.

Parent & Toddler

A parent and toddler group has started in Aughavas Community Centre on Thursday mornings between 10 and 12 noon, with Mama Birinda. Parents are invited to bring along toddlers where they can play with loads of toys and activities and have loads of space to play, while parents can have tea or coffee and a chat. For more information contact Birinda on 086 8652965 or just come along on Thursday mornings.

Self Defence Classes

Increase your fitness and ability to react to defend yourself with Self Defence classes are taking place in Aughavas Community Centre every Tuesday evening between 7-8pm. For further information contact Séan 087 1725573.

Solo Photographic Exhibition

Ballinamore library would like to invite the public to view a “Solo Photographic Exhibition” by Dromod Photographer Ailbhe McGill. The exhibition will run from 7 March to 12 April during library opening hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am-1.30pm and 2.30-5.30pm. Tuesday to Thursday 10am-1.30pm and 2.30-8.00pm, Saturday 10am-1.30pm and 2.30-5.00pm. Admission Free.

St. Joseph’s N.S. enrolment

Enrolment forms are now available at the school. Completed forms to be returned together with child’s Birth Certificate and Baptismal Certificate before Friday next, 15 March.

Michael Kenny Benefit Function

A benefit function will be held in The Kilbracken Arms Hotel, Carrigallen on Saturday night next 16 March 2013. Doors open at 9pm. Music by Evening Star. Sadly Michael lost his battle with cancer late last year and was a tremendous loss to his family and the wider Community. He was a powerful organiser within the GAA and Athletics in Leitrim and this is an opportunity to display their solidarity with the family and pay tribute to the contribution he made during his life.

Cloone Homecoming Festival and Schools Reunion

The next event on our calendar will be the fundraising ticket draw in Creegan’s on 17 March with a full night’s entertainment. If you haven’t got a ticket contact any member of the committee. Current names and addresses or e-mail addresses are urgently required for past pupils/natives of the locality to enable us to send invitations to them. Names can be given to Enda Tiernan, Cloone or can be sent to

Community Games Swimming

Anyone in the Aughavas/Carrigallen area interested in taking part in Community Games Swimming (U16) can contact Mary on 086 3695672. Closing date for entries is Friday 22 March.

Community Games

Handwriting Competition Results: Well done to the Carrigallen/Aughavas winners of the Under 10 handwriting competition: Boys: 1st Cathal McNamara, Aughavas, 2nd Pearse Kenny, Aughavas, 3rd Padraig Maguire, Aughavas. Girls: 1st Niamh O’Brien, Rossan, 2nd Rachel McIntyre, Aughavas, 3rd Laura McIntyre, Aughavas

Bóthar Annual Church Gate Collection

Bóthar annual Church gate collection will be taken up next weekend Saturday 16 March and Sunday 17 March 2013. Your support is appreciated. Bóthar are happy to accept old and foreign money.

Gardening & Art Classes

There will be a set of 5 Gardening classes starting Wednesday March 20, 2013 from 7.30-9.30pm in Fenagh Visitor Centre. Also Art classes (oil painting) with Noreen Gaffney will also commence sometime in March/April (details not yet finalised) - please call 071 9645590 to register your name and for further info. Classes will go ahead if sufficient numbers.

Thank You

Thanks to everyone for supporting the sale of St Bridget’s Crosses sold in aid for Sight Savers. €350.00 was raised in local sales (Aughavas, Cloone & Mohill) €3,700 was raised in this year’s sales for Sight savers.