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Eleanor Shanley and Charlie McGettigan in Alzheimer’s fundraising event

Eleanor Shanley and Charlie McGettigan in Alzheimer’s fundraising event

We all wish to do our best for our loved ones who are affected by the growing problem of Alzheimer’s. We all know of people who suffer with this terrible illness and the problems it poses for families. We are lucky to have a wonderful facility in St Patrick’s Hospital but as funding is getting tighter each year all donations and assistance they receive is gratefully received and goes to ensure the best care for the patients.

Eleanor Shanley, together with Charlie McGettigan and local artists have kindly offered to perform a special fundraising night in the new St. Joseph’s Resource Centre, beside the church in Leitrim Village, on Sunday, 24th February at 8pm. Admission is €15 and tickets are on sale in the Post Office, Leitrim Village, Mulvey’s Carrick-on-Shannon and Beirne’s, Knockvicar PO. All proceeds from this event will go towards the Alzheimer’s Unit in St. Patrick’s Hospital, Carrick-on-Shannon. All are welcome for what promises to be a wonderful night’s entertainment in Leitrim Village.

Tesco Bag Pack for Connacht Community Games Finals

Leitrim will host the Connacht Community Games team finals this year with events being spread around the various county towns, but mainly Carrick-on-Shannon area. As part of the fundraising for this event a Bag Pack was held in Tesco, Carrick on Friday and Saturday which raised €1,000 which will go toward the organising of the various events which will be held on 6th April and 15th June. The committee would like to thank the following who gave their time at Tesco last weekend – Breain and Conor Farrell, Marie Walsh, Irene and Kathy Beirne, Serena & Sibéal Reynolds, Callum & Siobhán Whelan, Jennifer & Aisling McGuinn, Lily Crossley, Mary O’Brien, Graham Allen, Siobhan McElgunn, Kay Tivnan, Geraldine and Mary Keenan and Frankie Smith.

Volunteers needed for Connacht Community Games Finals

Leitrim Community Games are holding an open meeting in The Bush Hotel on Tuesday, 26 February at 8pm. We are encouraging volunteers who are willing to help out at the forthcoming Connacht Community Games Finals to come along. There is no pressure on anyone to take a job, this is purely voluntary, so if you are interested in helping out with any of the following sports please come along or contact Mary Keenan 087 2073633. The list of team events scheduled are – 6th April: Badminton, Chess, Draughts, Handball, Indoor Soccer, Rugby (Hybrid, Minis & Tag), Table Tennis. 15th June – Basketball, Camogie, Gaelic Football, Tennis, Hurling, Rounders, Skittles, Outdoor Soccer, Spike Ball.

Free Gardening Classes continue at Ardcarne

Free Gardening Classes continue at Ardcarne Plantsplus Garden Centre, Boyle and Roscommon Town this Saturday, 23rd February 11.30am – 12.30pm. This week you can pick up some expert tips on planting early potatoes and which are the best of the newer varieties. All welcome. Check the website for a complete list of upcoming classes and events.

Cairde Rince Céilí na hÉireann

Cairde Rince Céilí na hÉireann (the national voluntary organisation working to promote non-competitive céilí dancing throughout Ireland) has announced details of the residential national weekend of céilí dancing which it organises every three years. On this occasion, it will take place in Dromantine Retreat and Conference Centre, Newry, Co. Down from 3rd-5th May 2013. Excellent accommodation is available in the centre, booking forms can be had by contacting the National Secretary Eilís Ní Mhearraí on 087-2770873 or see

WHI organise another fascinating Lecture

Following on from the previous two excellent lectures, WHI welcomes Seán Neary to give a lecture in Cooney’s Hotel, Ballymahon on Thursday night 21st February in Cooney’s Hotel at 8pm.

At the lecture in Ballymahon Seán will take a look at: Ancient territories in Ireland, Ancient roadways, Boundary markers and bog bodies, Tebtha B.C. and A.D., The contribution of D.N.A. to our knowledge base, References from the Tain and place-names . Seán will consider the earliest scribal writings of the ‘O’Maolchonaire family of scribes’ and some stories there-in such as the “Wooing of Etain” questioning if they are fact or just mythology? This lecture is one not to be missed and a great source of information to all with an interest in the history of our area.