Community Bulletin Board

Pilgrimages to Lourdes

Pilgrimages to Lourdes

The annual Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 27th May to 1st June led by Bishop Leo O’Reilly. Bookings may be made for the Assisted Pilgrim Section with Rev Kevin Fay, Lavey on 087 857 9968 / 049 433 0018. Bookings for Hotels is through McGinnity Travel, Coleman Road, Cavan on 049 4331 831. If anyone feels that someone in their family or a neighbour would benefit from taking part in this Pilgrimage they should contact Fr Fay. Early booking essential.

Ardagh & Clonmacnois Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 27 May to 1 June 2013 (5 nights). Fully Inclusive Price €699. Flights from Knock. Places available. Please contact Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2. Tel: (01) 2410812/2410811. You can also contact Pilgrimage Director: Rt. Rev Monsignor Bernard Noonan P.P. Moate, Co. Westmeath. Tel: 090 6481180 or the Director Special Section for the sick: V Rev Michael Scanlon P.P. Cloghan, Co. Offaly. Tel: 090 6457122.

North West Public Information meeting on Inland Fisheries legislation

Fergus O’Dowd, T.D., the Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, with responsibility for Inland Fisheries, will be in attendance at a public information meeting at the Landmark Hotel in Carrick-on-Shannon on today, Wednesday, 1st May at 6pm to canvass views on the major elements of new inland fisheries legislation, in advance of the statutory consultation period.

Fundraising Dance for People with Special Needs

Cáirde Liatroim is holding a fund raising dance with TR Dallas, Mickey Clerkin and Seán McAloon in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon on Thursday, 9 May at 8pm. Cáirde Liatroim is a social club which provides outings for people with special needs. Great raffle prizes on the night. Tickets available at the door or contact 086 2545613.

People of the Year Awards

Do you know someone who deserves a People of the Year Award? There are heroes all around us, but unless you nominate them for an award now, we may never know. This year marks the 39th annual People of the Year Awards event, organised by Rehab and broadcast live on RTÉ One television. The event will take place on Saturday September 14 at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin. You can nominate now at or via Facebook at The closing date for nominations is June 14, 2013. So let’s start unmasking those heroes!

LAPWD Memorial Event

In memory of the late Howard Cusack and Sr. Emmanuel Farrelly. 5K Walk and 2K Fun Run, Walk and Roll on Sunday, May 26th at 12.30pm. The event will be launched by Alan Devine (Louie) Fair City and and Andy McGovern, Author of “Against the Odds”. Entry fee €10 and everybody welcome. For more information contact the office on 071 9651000.

Plant your own Herb Pot Workshop

Plant your own Herb Pot Workshop this Saturday, 4 May at 11.30am. If you fancy growing some of your own herbs this summer and want to know how, join the experts at Ardcarne Plantsplus Garden Centre Boyle. Choose your favourite varieties and pot and learn how to plant. All welcome.

Mindfulness & Relaxation

Mindfulness & Relaxation to reduce stress and anxiety and feel relaxed. Men and women welcome to participative class. Mondays at 10.30am & 8pm from April 29th in St. George’s Visitor Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon €10/class. Booking advised. Contact Geraldine 085 2749493.