Newtownmanor Community News



Congratulations to Fidelma and Hubert Loughlin (Moragh) on the birth of their new baby boy, Niall. A new baby brother to Conor, Niamh, Barry and Dearbhla. Congrats from all your neighbours and friends in Newtownmanor.

Dromahair St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Dromahair is having there St Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday the 17th of March from 3pm. If anyone would like to get involved in the parade or in the running of the parade please contact Martina on 086 6088284.

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.

Aikido Classes

Relaxed, friendly tuition in this useful and non-aggressive martial art in the Newtownmanor hall with Dave North. Classes take place on Saturday mornings from 10-12am. For more information please call 071 9134934. €5 per person.

Guitar Classes

Guitar classes with an experienced teacher in the Glens 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.


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.

Celebrity Jigs & Reels

Congratulations to Maggie McLoughlin and Declan Fowley on their fantastic performance in Celebrity Jigs and Reels at Sligo Lions Club. They were placed 2nd overall. Maggie and Declan would like to thank all those who sponsored them and would also like to thank all those people came out on the night to cheer them on.


Pilates classes continue every Wednesday at 7.00p.m in the Newtownmanor Hall. Pilates are a great way to keep fit and stay in shape. For more information please contact Aileen on 086 8239966.

The Gospel Choir Virginia

The Gospel Choir Virginia, Co. Cavan will be performing in St. Mary’s Church, Killenummery (Ballinagar) Dromahair on Palm Sunday, March 24th at 7pm. The Gospel Choir will perform a wonderful concert. This performance will mark the beginning of Holy Week, and will be a lovely start to the Ceremonies during the holiest week of the year. The Gospel Choir performed on the popular show “Ireland Got Talent” and did very well during the series. There will be a donation of one’s choice at the entrance to the performance, and all the proceeds will go directly to the Hospice in Sligo. The Hospice need to raise much money every year, and this will be our contribution to this very worthy cause, as well as enjoying a great night’s entertainment. Please support this performance, and give what you can afford to the collection box for the Hospice in Sligo.

Blain 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.

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. €739 fully inclusive. Contact Ann Kelly on 086 1505298 for details.