Killargue Community News

AGM of Love Leitrim

AGM of Love Leitrim

Will take place on Tuesday April 23rd at 8pm in the Bee Park Community Centre, Manorhamilton. All welcome so go along and hear about what’s currently going on in the Fracking campaign. On Wednesday, at Dublin Castle, Pat Rabbitte will be hosting a very important meeting of European ministers at which Fracking will be discussed. Ireland is still to make it’s position entirely clear as to support or not for unconventional gas extraction, a bit of sitting on the fence is currently going on it would seem. Anyway, why not attend the meeting and hear the latest for yourself?

Development Association AGM

A small attendance but enough for decisions to be made. The officers for 2013/14 were elected and Martin Kelly agreed to continue as Chair. All change on the Secretary and Treasurer front with Ed Conick elected as Secretary and Mary Harte taking over from Brian Harte as Treasurer. Brian will give Mary some help whilst she learns the new ropes, after her many years as Secretary. A vote of thanks was proposed by Bridgit Fitzpatrick to both Mary and Brian for all their work. Although the Association may be financially poor it’s been enriched by Mary and Brian’s work over the years. They will both continue as members of the Association Management Committee.

Cookery class

The North Leitrim Women’s Centre will be running this class on Wednesday 24th April between 11am-1pm. Costing €5, book your place by contacting the Women’s Centre on 071 9856220, email or call into the Women’s Centre, the Bee Park Centre. Loaves and fishes springs to mind!

Reunion planning meeting

Also on Wednesday 24th April, starting at 8pm the next meeting of the Killargue Schools Reunion planning group will be held in the Community Centre. The group is still short of people to help organise this whole event so please go along.

Facebook page

The Facebook page is up and running giving information and pictures of some of the schools, some of the people and some of Killargue places. Entitled Killargue Schools Reunion 2013, just type that into a search engine and off you’ll be taken to the page! If you don’t have access to a computer why not pop into the library and have a look at the page on one of their computers?The page is beginning to become quite successful. More photos going up on it later this week......!

The Gathering website

As part of the advertising build up for the Reunion in the summer, Killargue now has a page on the national website. To have a look just go to website and then search through the County Leitrim entries. This page also has links through to the facebook page. How electronically sophisticated can we get?

Camogaiocht na nGleannta

Camogie training for all girls U10 to U14 every Tuesday from 6 to 7 pm at St Clare’s Primary School Astroturf pitch. €2 for use of pitch. For more info contact Steve on 087 9306675. The sporting activities available locally now are just huge.......something for everyone, and Camogie is just the latest to arrive.

Happy Gardeners

Happy Gardeners will be gathering at Lyn’s house on Tuesday 30th April starting at 7pm. All very exciting as Lyn has not just one polytunnel but TWO, or so I’m told! Phone her on 0858383847 for directions. One thing she HAS said is that she’ll not be achieving the gastronomic heights that Dana achieved last’s back to tea and cake! Happy Gardeners now have a Facebook page so have a look at it and see the people, the gardens, the polytunnels, the.............well, just visit the page and see for yourself.

Invasive gas mining

A presentation at Leitrim Community Centre, Leitrim Village, May 2nd - 8.30pm. This is an opportunity to hear first-hand account of the “Impacts of Gasfields on Communities: The Australian experience”. Large areas of the North-West and South-West of Ireland are under options licenses for onshore Shale Gas extraction using destructive and invasive technology, including hydraulic fracturing. What is less well known is that large areas of Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon are also licensed for Lignite extraction, which in simple terms is Coal Bed Methane/Coal Seam Gasification, with an even greater environmental and human health impact than shale gas extraction. The speaker, Annie Kia, is a leading member of Australia’s LOCK THE GATE ALLIANCE and will be giving a talk on invasive gas mining - shale, coal seam gas (lignite) and tight sands.


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 Mc Ginnity 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.

Geopark gourmet tour

The annual Geopark Gourmet Tour is taking place on Sunday 19th May. The tour not only takes in the wonderful scenery of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark but it will include Sunday Lunch at Macnean Restaurant, home to RTE Celebrity Chef, Neven Maguire. The tour will leave Cavan Courthouse at 9am and will travel directly to the world-famous Marble Arch Caves for a guided tour. From the caves a short journey will be made to Blacklion for Sunday Lunch at Macnean Restaurant.

Lunch will be followed by a guided tour of the Cavan Burren, one of the finest archaeological sites in north-west Ireland. The tour will return to Cavan Courthouse at approximately 6pm.

Places are limited for this tour so booking is essential. The tour is suitable for adults and children of all ages as there is only a limited amount of walking. Tickets cost €45 per adult and €25 per child. To book your place please contact Patricia at 048 6634 8855 or


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