Manorhamilton Community News

40th anniversary celebrations for Intermediate champions

40th anniversary celebrations for Intermediate champions

The celebration events to mark the fortieth anniversary of the success of the Glencar/Manorhamilton team in winning the 1973 Leitrim intermediate football championship for the first time ever will take place in Manorhamilton on Sunday June 2.

The celebration events planned for Sunday, June 2 include Mass in St. Clare’s Church for the deceased members of the Club at 11.30am; a senior interclub hurling match in the Bee Park at 2pm; a senior interclub football match in the Bee Park at 3.30pm; a photographic exhibition of players as well as of people and matters relating Manorhamilton at 7pm in the Bee Park Community Centre; a dinner followed by a presentation ceremony for the 1973 Glencar/Manor team at 8pm in Bee Park Community Centre.

Manor Rangers FC News

Girls soccer – training for girls 10 years to 18 years takes place on Friday evenings at 6pm in St. Clare’s Primary School.

Manor Rangers are looking for girls from the North Leitrim and West Cavan area to come and join the Club. Teams have been entered in the Sligo/Leitrim League by Manor Rangers and competition is starting very soon.

So why not come along to training on Friday evening and learn new skills as well as make new friends. More information required – ring Bernie on 083-1505022.

The forthcoming Manor Rangers fixtures are:

Boys U12 Ballygawley v Manor at 10.30am in Cleveragh Astro on this Saturday, February 2.

Boys U14 Ballymote V Manor Rangers at 11am on this Saturday, February 2.

Boys U16 Manor V Kilglass Enniscrone at 1.45p Sligo IT Astro on this Saturday, February 2.

Senior Team Strand Reserves V Manor at 2pm on this Sunday, February 3.

Last Man Standing 3 is up and running and with great interest. It is a very successful Club fundraiser. Would those who have to pay yet please arrange to do so? Either give your payment to one of the Club Committee members or use Pay Pal on the Manor Rangers website

Last Sunday’s Carrick Town V Manor Rangers Sligo Leitrim Premier League game was called off due to an unplayable Showgrounds pitch caused by the dreadful rain that fell on previous day.

Club Chluainín meeting

The next Club Chluainín weekly meeting takes place on Tuesday morning, February 5 in the North Leitrim Glen Centre from 11.15am to 1.15pm.

The Club organisers Mae, Kathleen and Mary are looking forward to seeing all members all members in attendance. New members are always welcome; just drop in any Tuesday morning between around 11.15am and see what Club Chluainín is about – and there is no pressure to join.

Rural Lift busses will pick-up members as usual for Tuesday’s meeting and members not travelling should call their bus driver.

The contact telephone numbers of the Club Chluainín organisers are Mae Kelly 071-9855611, Kathleen Duffy 071- 9855156 and Mary McFadden 071-9855949.

Sympathy extended

Deepest sympathy is extended on his death to the family of Francis Gaffney, Cloonamahon Centre, Collooney, Co. Sligo and formerly of Larkfield, Manorhamilton.

Francis’s remains reposed at Our Lady’s Hospital Chapel, Manorhamilton on Thursday evening January, 24 prior to their removal to St. Osnat’s Church, Glencar.

His Funeral Mass and Service took place in St. Osnat’s Church on Friday morning, January 25 followed by burial in Killenora Cemetery.

Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Rita Keaney, Toothfield, Manorhamilton, who died suddenly at her residence on Thursday, January 24.

Her remains reposed at her brother John and Mary’s residence in Toothfield on Saturday, afternoon January 26 prior to their removal to St. Clare’s Church that evening. Rita’s Funeral Mass and Service took place on Sunday afternoon, January 27 in St. Clare’s with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Deepest sympathy is expressed to the family of Margaret McDonnell (née Carr, Carrentubber, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo and formerly of Lurganboy, Manorhamilton, who died peacefully on Wednesday, January 23 in the Community Nursing Home, Ballymote.

Margaret’s remains reposed at the Community Nursing Home, Ballymote on Sunday evening, January 27 prior to their removal to the Church of the Annunciation, Mullies. Her Funeral Mass and Service took place on Monday morning, January 28 in the Church of the Annunciation followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Son Raymond, daughters Angela and Jean, extended family, relatives and friends, survive Margaret.

Rossinver Community Action

An Open Evening for the local community groups has been organised by the Rossinver Youth and Community Project (RYCP) for the Cabin Strad Connolly Rossinver on Wednesday night, February 6 at 7.15pm.

Meanwhile an Open Day for all members of the Rossinver community will take place in the Cabin on Sunday, February 10 at 3pm.

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. RYCP would like to point out to all in the local community, “This is your Community Centre for your Community. Come down and join us and see what is going on.”

For further information email: or phone: 071-98 32970.

New Historical Society

Manorhamilton and District Historical Society was formed at a recent meeting in Manorhamilton Library with a view to collating local history and heritage and where possible putting it into the public domain.

The Society will hold regular meetings and outings, and hopes to have some visiting lecturers. The following officers were elected to serve on the inaugural committee; Chairperson Oliver Haslette, Vice Chairperson, Margaret Connolly, Secretary, Joan Haslette, Assistant Secretary Breege O’Hagan, Treasurer, Sean McMorrow, PRO, Gerry Creamer.

Anyone interested in becoming involved in the on-going work of the Society is welcome to get in touch with any committee member. Membership of the society was set at €20.

St. Bridget’s Day Cross making

St. Bridget’s Day Cross making takes place in the North Leitrim Women’s Centre on Thursday, 31st January from 10am-12pm. Fresh Leitrim rushes provided! Cost €5.

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat”

St. Clare’s Comprehensive School presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat” at the Bee Park Community Centre, Manorhamilton on 7th, 8th & 9th February at 8pm nightly. Tickets available from (087) 6676036 & Bredin’s Newsagents, Manorhamilton. Tickets €10 & €7.

Tractorcade Function

A function will be held in Heraghty’s on Sunday, February 3rd at which the money raised during the recent Tractorcade will be presented to North West Hospice.

The Tractorcade was run on New Year’s Day by Manorhamilton IFA with well over 50 tractors participating. Manorhamilton IFA would like to thank all those who participated and contributed to what was a very successful event. The

presentation will be made at 9pm and all are welcome to attend.

Mediation Border Counties

Anyone suffering because of a dispute in the areas of community or neighbourhood, family, workplace, peace building or others, can avail of the services of a mediator. This is a confidential service and all mediators are certified members of the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland. Phone the Central Office in Cavan on 049-4360887.


The Manor Meals-on-Wheels volunteer service needs more helpers in the town area, to assist with its scheme through which dinners are delivered to very worthy local recipients daily, early each afternoon. Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to contact Carmel Lambe, Public Health Nurse on 071-9156045.

SVD Help Offered

If you need help the Manorhamilton Society of St. Vincent De Paul is here for you. Please be assured that there is somewhere you can turn where you will find a confidential and non judgmental listening ear. You may not realise that we can help you - we can. You may not know that we help people from all walks of life - we do. You might be feeling completely alone - you are not. If you are in difficulty please contact us, telephone 086-8430827.

Friendly Call Service

Would you like a telephone call to see if you are OK or just to have a friendly chat. If you are interested in a free call or know of anyone who might benefit from this service please ring the Sligo Friendly Call Centre, telephone 071-9302721. It is always good to talk and especially if it is a friendly chat.

Thursday Bible Study

John Johnston of the Cavan Christian Bookshop and Irish Bible Ministries invite you to come to the Bee Park Community Centre Manorhamilton on this Thursday, February 7 at 8pm for a bible study on the Gospel of John and the Acts.

For further information on the first Thursday of the month Bible Study in Manorhamilton contact the Cavan Christian Bookshop, telephone 049-4361418.

Glencar Sewing Sessions

Sewing sessions have resumed on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm in Glencar Community Centre, Diffreen. Find out how to use a sewing machine, do household sewing and use patterns.

The sewing sessions suit all levels of ability from beginners onwards and are very sociable as well as enjoyable. Participants may bring along unfinished sewing projects. Anyone with an interest in Patchwork may be interested in future workshops. For further information on the Patchwork workshops or to book a place at the sewing sessions contact Bridie, phone 086-3246185.

First Farmers Market

The first Manorhamilton Origin Farmers Market of the month takes place on this Friday, February 1 between 10am and 2pm in the Bee Park Community Centre car park. The Market serves the Manorhamilton and North Leitrim area.

Last Bingo

Manorhamilton’s last bingo session of the January will take place in the Bee Park Community Centre on this Wednesday night, January 30 at 9pm. A good night’s entertainment is promised by the organisers, as well great chances to win all of the prizes on offer.

Learn Tennis

Tennis lessons, which are promoted by Manorhamilton Community Tennis Club, will start on this Sunday, February 3 at the tennis courts in the Bee Park for children, adult beginners and improvers while Cardio Tennis will also get underway there at the same time. For further information contact Mary, phone 087-2290136.

Athletics AGM

The North Leitrim Athletic Club annual general meeting takes place on this Wednesday evening, January 30 at 8pm in St. Clare’s Comprehensive School. All interested in athletics in the North Leitrim area are invited to attend.

A Leitrim Treasure

A Lecture by Martin Morris entitled ‘The Killegar Archive – a Leitrim Treasure’ will be delivered on this Wednesday night, 30 January at 7.30pm in

Ballinamore Library. Admission Free and you are most welcome.

U12 Boys Gaelic Training

Glencar Manor U12 boys training starts this Sunday 3rd February from 12.30pm to 1.30pm at St. Clare’s Primary School Astro turf pitch (€2 per child). For further details phone Neil Faulkner 086-1729667.

Gaelscoil Cluainín Enrolment

Enrolment for 2013/14 school year for Gaelscoil Cluainín is currently underway. For further information on the enrolment contact the School office, telephone 071-9856046.