Carrick-on-Shannon Community News

The late Mary McManus

The late Mary McManus

The death has taken place of Mary McManus (nee Henry), Mount Allen, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim on Tuesday, April 30th 2013 peacefully at Laurel Lodge Nursing Home, Longford. Mary, sister of Lena Armstrong, Summerhill and formerly of The Magnet, is survived by her daughter, sons, sister, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives and friends.

Removal took place on Wednesday, May 1st to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Arigna with Funeral Mass Thursday, May 2nd and burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

The late Eithne Coyne

The death has occurred of Eithne Coyne (nee Cox), Main Street, Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath and formerly of Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim on Tuesday, April 30th 2013, peacefully in the Regional Hospital, Mullingar. Predeceased by her brother Des, eithne is survived by her husband Denis, daughter Denise, son-in-law Ken, son Mark and his partner, Laura, her sisters Mary (twin) and Annette, brothers Jimmy, Gabriel and Joe, Aunt Bridie, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and good friend May, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Her remains reposed in St. Camillus Nursing Centre Chapel on Thursday evening, May 2nd with removal afterwards to the Church of the Assumption, Kinnegad. Funeral Mass took place on Friday, May 3rd with burial afterwards in Coralstown Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

The late Kathleen Glancy

The death has taken place of Kathleen Glancy, Dublin and Curries, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Roscommon on Wednesday, May 1st 2013 peacefully at Church View Nursing Home, Dublin. Kathleen was the wife of the late Michael. She is survived by her son Louie, sister Lily, (England), nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Her remains reposed at Massey Brothers Funeral Home, Dublin on Thursday, May 2nd with removal to Dangan Church, Kilmore, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Roscommon. Funeral Mass took place on Friday, May 3rd and burial afterwards to Aughrim Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

The late Joe O’Brien

The death has occurred of Joe O’Brien, “Alderford”, Pearse Road, Sligo, and formerly Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon on Wednesday, May 1st 2013, peacefully at Sligo General Hospital. He is survived by his wife Anna, daughters Suzanne and Orla, son Glenn, sons-in-law John and James, Natalie, grandchildren Eabha, Finn and Meabh, brothers Terry and Andy, sisters Nuala and Kitty, extended families, neighbours and many frends.

His remains reposed at his home on Thursday, May 2nd and Friday, May 3rd with removal on Saturday, May 4th to St. Anne’s Church, Sligo, for Mass of Christian Burial at 11am. Interment afterwards in Scarden Cemetery, Strandhill Road. May he rest in peace.

Revival of Old Colliers Folk Club at the Thatch

Since Packie Duignan’s time, fiddlers and flutes in Roscommon and Leitirm have been to the fore in the local area. Fiddlers and flute players are invited to take part in music sessions on Friday nights at the Thatch Pub, Elphin Road, Carrick-on-Shannon to revive the particular sound and beautiful blend of fiddle and flute music. Listeners also welcome. Admission free. For further info, contact Gene on 087-2283208.

Cáirde Liatroim fundraising dance

Cáirde Liatroim is holding a fundraising dance in aid of people with special needs with TR Dallas, Mickey Clerkin and Seán McAloon in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon on Thursday, 9th May. Start 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.

Tidy Towns news

We are most grateful to fine gael for allowing us for the 2nd year running the use of their annual church gate collection date. We are a voluntary organisation and will use the very generous proceeds for the enhancement of the town. Everyone on board please to check and remove weeds which are coming through around premises of all kinds. Check walls and boundary fences in your area and give them the painting they deserve. If you are planning some window boxes or hanging baskets now is the time to get moving.

Yes - all hands on deck now as we prepare for our first adjudication which can be anytime from June 1st. Please help us to retain our gold medal. We would love to see more volunteers in the age group 20-30. Join any Tuesday 7.00pm for 2 hours or so. Meeting point is near Moon River on the quayside.

Carrick-on-Shannon & District Historical Society

At its meeting on Wednesday evening past, the Society expressed its condolences and marked a moment of silence in remembrance of John Cronogue’s daughter, RIP.

The Society is most grateful for the generosity of people at its church gate collections in the area (€1,737). Thank you very much for the funds which will be put to good use promoting historical and heritage features, people and places.

The next lecture will be held on Thursday, 20th June, in the Bush Hotel. Dr. Gerard MacAtasney will discuss his forthcoming book on Leitrim’s revolutionary and signatory to the 1916 Proclamation, Sean MacDiarmada.

Please mark your calendars for Literary Heritage Week beginning Sunday, 15th September, when a series of lectures will be given on Carrick’s literary figures. Further information forthcoming.

Leitrim’s Youth Factor

Can you sing, dance, play music or act? Would you like to take part in Leitrim’s Youth Factor? North Connaught Youth & Community Services are calling on all their Youth Café and Club members who would like the opportunity to show off their talents in Leitrim’s Youth Factor.

This event will take place on Friday the 24th of May at 7.30pm in Mohill Canon Donohue Hall. Contact your local Youth Club/Café Leaders for entry forms and details or phone 071 9641721.

Fianna Fail

The Carrick-on-Shannon Fianna Fail organisation welcomes new members. Share your views. Express your opinions. Generate new ideas. For more information contact Siobhan 087 9222423, email:

Active Age

On this Wednesday, May 8th and Thursday 9th the Group present a short play in The Dock at 8.30 pm both nights, directed by Maggie Wade. Your support will be very much appreciated. The Gardening course in St Mary’s Hall with Geraldine Monaghan is in full swing, three more sessions to go. All monies due for Carlow and Bloom to be paid by May 20th.

More information available at our next meeting on May 13th in the Wheelchair Premises Castlecarra road.

Welcome to our new members, anyone interested in joining us, just come along to our meetings on Mondays between 2.30 and 4.30pm, you will be very welcome.