Kinlough Community News

Rossinver Youth and Community Project

Rossinver Youth and Community Project

Rossinver Youth and Community Project (RYCP), the Cabin, Strad Connolly, Rossinver. Wednesday, 6th February 2013 at 7.15 pm: Open Evening and Information Session for local community groups. Sunday 10th February at 3.00 pm: Open Day for ALL members of the Community.

All are invited to come down to the Cabin and see the plans for the new community centre, meet the board, find out about the work of the RYCP, and ask questions. This is YOUR Community Centre for YOUR Community. Come down and join us and see what is going on! Email: or telephone: 071 98 32 970.

Parents Association Table Quiz

The Four Masters Parents Association Committee is hosting a fundraising Table Quiz on Friday, 1 March 2013 9:30pm in the The Wellington Bar Kinlough. 20 euro per team of 4. Prizes galore on the night. Come along and enjoy a great night.

First Aid Course

The Four Masters Parents Association Committee have also organised a First Aid Course by First Aid Aware in Four Masters NS on Saturday, 23 February at 10:00am €30 & lunch provided PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID - Make sure you know what to do in an emergency. The Paediatric First Aid course is a relaxed course designed to give you an introduction to the skills needed for first aid with children. During the course, participants will get expert instruction which will make for an excellent learning environment. Completing this course will help you, as a parent or carer to deal with the various incidents which invariably occur as part of growing up, be they minor or otherwise. You can feel safe knowing that you have the skills required to do the right thing in an emergency.

Contact Katherine 087-2870086 or Niall 086-6025175 to sign up

“Tour de Melvin” Fun Cycle Run

A Fun Cycle Run around Lough Melvin will be held on Sunday February 17th in aid of the Melvin Gaels players injury fund and the Lydia Branley Trust Fund. It will start at Kinlough Community Centre and will go around Lough Melvin finishing at the Community Centre where there will be refreshments. Entry fee is €10 which will be donated to the funds. Registration commences at 9am. Draw on the day for prizes for entrants. Everyone welcome to take part. Any enquiries Contact Joe McCarron 087-9520036.

Social Dancing

Social Dancing has resumed again in Lakeside Centre, Ballyshannon every Wednesday from 2-4.30pm come along an enjoy a lovely evening of dancing meet your friends and a chat with cup of tea and live music.

Community Games AGM

Community Games AGM Thursday 7th Feb in the Old School House, Main Street, Kinlough at 8.30pm All Welcome to attend. Swimming Competition - Community Games for local area children from Kinlough, Glenade, Rossinver and Tullaghan, will be held on Sunday 7th April at 11am. Please note a change in date. All children U8-U16 welcome.

“McGowan Clan Gathering”

A meeting will be held in the Community Centre on Wednesday 6th at 8pm to organise the McGowan Clan Gathering which takes place on the August Bank Holiday weekend 2nd to

5th. Everybody who wishes to get involved or has any ideas is asked to come along.

Askill Whist Drive

Whist drive in askill community centre on Sunday 3rd February, at 8pm sharp. Supper served. Winners from last whist were Maureen Feely, Ian Elliott, John Gallagher, Susanna McGovern, Mary McNeilis, Gerard Keown, Anna. Raffle Winners were Eileen Keown, Mary McNeilis, Maura Walsh,Josephine Carty. thank you. A special word of thanks to Paddy Joe Gallagher and Mary Rooney who kindly came down and showed young and old the art of St Brigid’s Cross making. A very enjoyable night was had by all.

Ballintrillick – The Gathering 2013

Are you interested in a Ballintrillick Gathering Event this year? If you, your family or even a distant ancestor lived in the area. Or if you would just like to find out more local history – why not come to The Benwiskin Centre on Wed 6th Feb at 7pm. All ideas welcome!

Walking Group

The North Sligo Walking Group continues apace! Wed 30th Jan 0.30am Glencar area Meet at Big car park at bottom of waterfall in Glencar (Leader) Manus Rooney 086-3750303. Wed 6th Feb 10.30am Streedagh Beach Meet at Car park at Streedagh Beach(Leader) Kathleen Neary 087-6111269. Wed 13th Feb 10.30am Deepark Wood Calry Meet at Calry church car park at 10.15am (Leader) Marie Mullen 087-6340263. Wed 20th Feb 10.30am Benwiskin Centre Loop and Cup of Tea Meet at Benwiskin Centre (Leader) Jayne McMaster 087-1191826.

January classes in The Benwiskin Centre

Places available in classes. Classes this term include Pilates, Zumba, Yoga, Bootcamp with Actifit, Adult Art, Digital Photography, Children’s Art, & Basket Making. Contact us now to sign up! 071 9176721

St Brigid’s crosses

Come along to The Benwiskin Centre on Sunday Jan 27th at 2pm and learn how to make traditional St Brigid’s Crosses


Scout troop in Benwiskin every Monday. Beavers (children aged 6, 7, & 8) from 5 - 6pm and Cubs (children aged 9,10,11) from 6 - 7 pm.

Parent & Toddlers

Meet every Monday and Tuesday in The Benwiskin Centre 10am, to 12noon. New people always welcome!

Card games

Every Tuesday night at 9pm in The Benwiskin Centre.

Chiropody clinic

Martina Connolly holds a regular Chiropody Clinic in The Benwiskin Centre. Contact 087-4182788 to make an appointment.