Fleadh Cheoil Chondae Liatroma
All roads lead to Ballinamore for Fleadh Cheoil Chondae Liatroma at the weekend .Entries have been rolling in from all Comhaltas branches in the county - a great sign of the growing interest in traditional music, song and dance. A huge amount of credit is due to all the teachers throughout the county involved in the passing on of the traditional culture to the younger generation. This year sees a renewed interest in the harp and as one of the oldest instruments in the tradition, it is important to see younger people getting the opportunity to learn to play it. A huge interest in Sean Nós dance has also added a new dimension to Fleadhanna as well as Set dancing and Ceili Dancing.
Competitions in dancing commence at 4 p.m on Sat 27th. Competitions in Music, Song commence at 12 noon on Sun 28th. Comhra at 3 p.m Bain aoibneas as an gceol tradisiunta i rith na deire seachtaine.
Bingo continues in Drumsna Community Centre on Thursday night at the new time of 9 p.m.
Please note change of Masses while St. Mary’s Church, Annaduff is being refurbished as follows: Masses will now be celebrated in Drumsna Church: Monday evening 7 p.m. followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 8 p.m. Holy Hour Duty: Gerry O’Connor, Milly McNally, Mona Guckian, Marion Casserly: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 a.m. Friday (7 p.m.).. Saturday evening Vigil Mass 7 p.m. in Drumsna and the 11 a.m. Sunday Mass will be celebrated in Annaduff N.S.
Heritage Showcase Event
Carrick-on-Shannon Heritage Group Ltd. present Heritage Showcase Event on Saturday 27th April in the Town Park, Carrick-on-Shannon (the park opposite The Dock). Gates open to public 10.30am - 17.30pm. Workshops, Demonstrations, Entertainment, Stalls, Face painting, Bouncing Castles and much much more. Fun for all the family. Also there is a dog show and dog show craft skills on the day. Entries taken on the day. Baking Competition in association with the I.C.A being ran on the day. There is a variety of different baking classes. Forms can be obtained from the www.carrickheritage.com or by calling into St. George’s Heritage & Visitor Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a children’s disco in Annaduff Community Centre this Friday night 26th April. Time 8pm to 10pm. Adm €3. All welcome.
Anyone interested in getting fit and having a fun time moving to music. Zumba classes will be commencing in Annaduff Community Centre this Thursday 25th April and each Thursday at 9 pm.
Now that our final weigh-in is over its time to have the presentation to the team that lost the most weight also to the female and male who had a personal best loss. All will be revealed in Taylor’s, Drumsna on next Saturday night, 27th April where some nibbles and music will be provided.
Congratulations and the best of luck to Eleanor McWeeney, daughter of Annette (Beirne) and J.J. McWeeney, Tawnaghmore, Carrick-on-Shannon who took part in the world Irish Dancing Championship in Boston recently. Eleanor is a granddaughter of Paddy Beirne, Corrick.
The Parish and G.A.A. Lotto took place in Taylor’s, Drumsna on Sunday. The winning numbers were 13, 15, 17, 22. There was no jackpot winner. The following won prizes. €50 was won by Enda McKeon, Aghacashel. €25 prizes were won by: Marion Casserly, Fearnaught, Thomas Faughnan, Corduff, Bernie Kenny, Corrick, Ursula Gaffney, Drumsna. Congratulations to our winners. Thanks to all who contributed. Thanks to Liam for hosting the draw. The next Lotto Draw will be held in McLoughlins, Drumsna on Sunday 5th May with a jackpot of €4,400.
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’s 39th annual People of the Year Awards event, organised by Rehab and broadcast live on RTÉ One television, takes place on Saturday September 14 at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin. You can nominate now at www.peopleoftheyear.com or via Facebook atwww.facebook.com/rehab25 The closing date for nominations is June 14, 2013. So let’s start unmasking those heroes! Doing better. Going further. Being greater.