Carrick-on-Shannon Community News

Carrick RFC and Féileacáin Fundraising Night

Carrick RFC and Féileacáin Fundraising Night

Carrick-on-Shannon RFC are hosting an 80’s themed fundraising night in Murtagh’s Bar and Elevation on Friday, 8th February to raise much-needed funds for Féileacáin Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland (SANDAI). Fancy dress is optional. Registration for Table Quiz will begin at 8pm with teams of four costing €40 and donations welcome on the night.

The table quiz will be followed by a disco with special guest DJ Shannonside Northern Sound’s Brendan Farrell. Funds raised on the night will enable Féileacáin and Jake’s Gift to purchase cuddle cots for Sligo and North West Regional hospitals. Tickets will be available from Joe Mulvey 087-6380043, Jason Roddy 086-7033648, Derek Burns 086-3473100, Nuala Cullen 086-3298415, Tony Murphy, or pay at the door on the night.

Carrick-on-Shannon & District Credit Union

Carrick-on-Shannon & District Credit Union Ltd Opening hours: Mon & Fri 10am-5pm (Open during lunch). Tues, Wed & Thurs 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm (Closed for lunch).

St Vincent de Paul Ozanam House Shop

Our St Vincent de Paul Ozanam House Shop opening hours are now as follows: Mondays 11am-2pm, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 2pm-5pm, Thursdays 11am-5pm & 8pm-10 pm, Fridays 11am to 5pm. We are always looking for good secondhand clothes for our shop. Please only drop clothes into shop during shop opening hours. We are unable to accept furniture or electrical items. Please do not leave bags outside shop as 24 hour cameras are in operation.

Anyone needing to contact St Vincent de Paul in Carrick-on-Shannon please ring our Shop Number on 071-9620380 (answering machine) and leave your name and contact number and a member of our Conference will return your call (in confidence) as soon as possible to arrange a time to make an appointment to meet you (All calls are treated in strict confidence.

St Vincent De Paul would urge any member of the Public that may be experiencing financial difficulties to please contact your local Leitrim MABS office (Money Advice & Budgeting Service) Tel number 076 1072630 or the Roscommon MABS Office.

Indoor Hurling for children

Indoor hurling for children aged from 6 to 12 years every Friday from 7pm-8pm in Carrick Sports Complex. Beginners catered for. Equipment supplied, fully supervised. €2 per child to pay for use of the hall. All welcome.


Badminton for adults every Monday 8pm to 9.30pm in the Sports Complex, Carrick-on-Shannon. All welcome. For further information please contact Miceál Glancy on 0868530274

Thank You

On behalf of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service, I would like to thank all the Donors who attended the Blood Donor Clinic in the Bush Hotel Carrick-on-Shannon last week, The Leitrim Observer, Roscommom Herald & Shannonside FM, Ocean FM, RTE, etc & our Local Churches in their Parish notes, etc for promoting the Clinic. Micheal D. - local organiser.

Try a Dive

Leitrim Sub Aqua Club are hosting a “Try a dive night’’ at Aura Leisure Centre on this Friday night, February 1st at 8pm. Learn to scuba dive with your local sub aqua scuba club. €20 if you wish to join on the night. For more info contact Gerry at 086-8588338.

USNA Bridge Club Results

The results of the Bridge game played in the Bush Hotel on Monday 21st January are as follows: North/South. 1st Frank O’Brien & Lily O’Brien; 2nd Elizabeth Nolan & Eithne Cryan; 3rd Glenn Lomas & Mary Lomas; 4th Breege Kenny & Gloria Hogan. East/ West. 1st Margaret Quinn & Carmel Keenan; 2nd Dr. Geraldine Greene & Peter Collins; 3rd Kathleen O’Dowd & Mary Cummins; 4th Susan Burns & Catherine Ryan.

Sympathy was extended to the family of the late Fr. James Duffy (ex club member) who died recently. May he rest in peace.

Play continues on Monday nights at 8pm in the Bush Hotel. New members are very welcome.

Carrick I.C.A. Guild

Carrick Guild of I.C.A. will hold a meeting on Tuesday, 5th February at 8pm at Wheelchair Premises, Castlecara Road. All members please attend.

Kiltoghert Adult Christmas Party

The organising committee and parish clergy are deeply indebted to the following listed hereunder for their very generous sponsorship towards the 38th Annual Kiltoghert Christmas Party held in the Bush Hotel on Sunday January 6th 2013 last: Breffni Blinds, Keenaghan Scaffolding, Tommy Joyce’s Superstores, Patrick Duffy (Solicitor), Leitrim Road Hardware, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Kathleen Greaghty, Anne and Frank McHugh, ESB Networks, Allied Irish Banks, More-Choice (Curclare), Frances Fashions, Michael Masterson, Frank Heslin, Kieran’s Pharamcy, Patricia Gartlan, Shane O’Rourke Garage, Tom Crowe (V.S.), Padraig McCrann, Cortober Bingo Commitee, the Marist Sisterss, Cox’s Pharamacy, Gannons (Tullyleague), Supermac’s, Cathal L. Flynn and Co. (Solicitors), Cora Systems Ltd, Bruce Betting. Pat Mulvey’s House of Gifts, Flynn and McMorrow (Solicitors), Kenny Murtagh, Colm Prior, Teresa Kelly, Bank of Ireland, Glancy’s Super Valu, Frances Cryan, Paddy McGoldrick, Saint Mary’s GAA, John G. Cullen (Solicitor), An Poitin Still, Ciaran Reynolds, The Bush Hotel, Anthony Beirne’s Mini-Bus Service, Padraig and Kathleen Coleman, Gallagher Aunctioneers Limited, Jones Oil Limited, Swan Bar (Paul Maye), George Lynch and Son (Solictiors), Douglas Boyd (Victualler), Paul Byron Shoes, Padraig Burke, Gerard Anthony Limited, Garda Recreation Club and Carrick-on-Shannon Credit Union (All Carrick-on-Shannon).

Gerry Donnellan, Carrick Transport Ltd and Seamus Gibbons (Leitrim Village), Archway Products Ltd, Jamestown Show Committeee and the Arch Bar (Jamestown). Mary McHugh (Cloone), Maureen Kelleher McNally (Kilclare), Joan and Mary Flynn (Kilnagross Post Office), Masonite Ireland (Drumsna), Joe Gilmartin (Mohill), Sean Mannion (Roscommon), Leitrim Development Company (Drumshanbo), John Dugdale and Sons (Mohill) and Marian Harkin, MEP (Sligo).

Thinking of Taking the Pledge for Lent?

Dare to be alcohol-free this Lent. Non-Pioneers are invited to take the Short-Term Pledge for Lent (Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday) and do it for someone you love. Conditions for enrolment are (a) To abstain from all intoxicating drink, (b) To recite the Short-Term Pledge Player twice daily, (c) To wear the Pioneer emblem publicly. Please contact Attracta O’Connor or Sean Murray (mobile no: 086-1266738) from the Kiltoghert Pioneer Centre to advise re: enrolment (Cost of Emblem and Certificate is €5.50).

Short-Term Pledge Prayer: I promise, in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and with the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary to abstain from all intoxicating drink until Easter Sunday.

Fashion Show

On Thursday 21st February there will be a Fashion Show in aid of the Irish Pilgrimage Trust in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon at 8pm. All proceeds will go towards bringing young people with special needs to Lourdes at Easter.

A number of shops and boutiques will be displaying their Spring/Summer ranges including Mary McGee’s, Boyle, Menarys, Quiz, Wallis, The Magnet, Alice Ann Bridal, Trailblazers, Style Emporium, Sligo and EJ’s Menswear, Sligo. More details to follow next week!