Newtownmanor Community News

Guitar Lessons

Guitar Lessons

There on will be guitar lessons starting soon in the Newtownmanor Hall. There are limited places available. Anyone interested please contact Catherine on 087 2518011.

Core Strength

A new 6 week course of core strength classes starts on Wednesday April 10th at 7pm in the Newtownmanor Hall. The exercises will help strengthen the core and back muscles while improving balance and flexibility. It is ideal for all abilities, but in particular sports enthusiasts. All the muscles are targeted and a strong healthy body can be achieved. Please contact Aileen for more information at 086 8239966.

Exercise with Sue

Boxercise with Sue on Monday’s at 7.15p.m. Followed by Ladies Fun Fitness at 8 p.m. includes aerobics focusing on the bum, tummy, thighs and bingo wings and a deep stretch to help you relax and unwind. Why not try both classes at a discounted price. Boxercise is also on, on Thursdays at 6.45p.m. Classes are held in the Depot, Dromahair.

Set Dancing Classes

The set dancing classes continue on Thursday nights at 8.30 pm in the Newtownmanor Hall. Why not come along for an enjoyable night of set dancing.

Well done

A great day was had in Dromahair on St Patrick’s Day for Dromahair’s first ever St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Well done to all involved in the parade, in the entertainment after the parade or who contributed to the running of the parade in anyway. It was a great success.

Guitar Classes

There will be Guitar classes with an experienced teacher in the Glen Centre, Manorhamilton on Tuesdays from 4.30 pm. There will be separate classes for beginners and improvers. Adults are welcome. For more information please contact Larry on 086 6053838.

North Leitrim Camogie

North Leitrim Camogie continues on Sunday’s at St. Clare’s Primary School Astro turf Manorhamilton. U-12’s at 4pm and U-14’s at 5pm. €15 for affiliation and insurance for the year. It is €2 for the use of the Astro turf. Everyone is welcome.


Dromahair library new opening hours: Tuesday 12.30pm – 6.00pm and Friday usual time from 2.30pm – 8.00pm. The library closes for a short break each day between 4.00pm – 4.30pm.


Reader - Patricia Cunningham. Collectors - Seamus Fowley. Altar Society - Bernadette Banks and Hazel Boylan.

Pilgrimage to Medjogorie

There will be a pilgrimage to Medjogorie. April 24th 2013 at €639 per person inclusive and the 18th of September 2013 at €689 per person inclusive. Graded reductions for early bookings. For more information please contact Ann Kelly at 071 9164296 or 086 1505298.

Bliain na Gaeilge

If you would like to learn how to use the Irish you think you have forgotten come along to a series of informal relaxed classes continue in Stanford’s, Dromahair from 7.45.p.m – 9.30p.m.For more information please contact Bríd on 086 0580034.

Celebrate Easter at Dawn

The Parish of Killenummery and Killery invites you to celebrate Easter with a Dawn Mass at Creevela Abbey. Holy Mass will be celebrated at Creevela Abbey at 6am on Easter Sunday morning. It will be the first time that a Dawn Mass has been celebrated at the Abbey in recent memory.

Pilgrimage to Fatima

There will be a pilgrimage to Fatima from the 2nd to the 9th of October 2013. Seven nights in Santo Amaro Hotel. Spiritual Director: Fr. Vincent Connaughton. Special offer of €159 off if full payment is received by December 14th 2012. €739 fully inclusive. Contact Ann Kelly on 086 1505298 for details.

Hip Hop Dance Classes

Hip Hoppers dance classes continue every Monday from 6-8pm in the Newtownmanor Hall. For more information contact Ingrid on 087 7954469.

Community Development Group

There will be a raffle in aid of the Newtownmanor Community Hall Car Park project which will incorporate tennis and basketball courts. Committee members will be calling over the coming weeks. Your support would be appreciated.


Congrats to Mairead Fowley and Niall McCalliog who got married last week. Hope ye had a lovely day. We wish ye health and happiness for the future.

Together One Voice

Come and join ‘Together One Voice’ an ever-expanding Community Choir, now in the Glens Centre Manorhamilton. All the singing is taught by ear without sheet music; we cover a wide range of uplifting songs and styles from around the world, from simple chants to more complex pieces in three and four part harmony. Singing is good for the soul they say; it makes you feel great. Classes are on Monday’s from 7.00 - 9.00 pm. The Glens Centre Manorhamilton € 8 per session (€6 concession) you’ll be welcome on the night.

C.P.R and Defibrillator / AED training

If anyone is interested in taken part in C.P.R and Defibrillator / AED training in the Newtownmanor area or surrounding areas please contact Geri on 087 9907791, Paul on 087 9057254 or Ger on 086 0566156.


The progressive 25 card game continues every Friday night at 9.00pm in the Newtownmanor Hall. Why not take up a new hobby?! It would be great to see some new faces.

Yoga Courses

2013 yoga courses at Ard Nahoo Dromahair: Tuesdays: 6.00pm level 1 class, beginners welcome and at 7.30pm level 2 class. Wednesday morning 10.00 a.m. mixed level classes. Wednesday evening yoga for men, all levels, beginners welcome. Meditation classes Wednesday evenings at 8.00 pm. All welcome. For more information please contact Noeleen at Ard Nahoo on 087 9218906 or

Dromahair Wednesday Club

The Dromahair Wednesday Club continues every Wednesday in the Depot, Dromahair from 10.30am – 12.30pm. This club is for over 50s in Dromahair, Newtownmanor, Killargue and the surrounding areas. Come along and enjoy Aerobics, arts and crafts, away days and lots of other activities. All welcome, men and women!


Bingo continues as usual every Monday night in the function room of the Blue Devon, Dromahair at 9p.m.

Easter Cake Sale

There will be an Easter Cake Sale in the Depot Dromahair on Easter Sunday, the 31st March, 2013 from 12 Noon - 2pm. Why not come along and get yourself an Easter Treat, Easter Cakes, cup Cakes, tarts, etc. Your Support would be very much appreciated. If you would like to donate baked items or items for prizes, they can be dropped into the Depot from 10am on the morning of Sale. Also there will be a draw on day for numerous prizes.

Competition Time: Pre-School Children

Paint the poster competition. Posters are available in local shops. Junior, senior, 1st & 2nd Class pupils can take part in the paint the egg competition. (Please ensure the egg is hard boiled prior to decorating. 3rd,4th, 5th & 6th Class pupils can create an Easter Bonnet and wear it on the day. One entry per child. The proceeds go for the upkeep of the 4 AED units - Dromahair, Ballinagar, Newtownmanor, & Kilcoosey.