Newtownmanor Community News

St. Clare’s Comprehensive 10k Run/Walk

St. Clare’s Comprehensive 10k Run/Walk

The fourth annual St. Clare’s Comprehensive 10k Run/Walk, sponsored by Supervalu, will take place in Manorhamilton on Sunday, 21st April at 12.30pm. The 10K will include chip-timing and the route is AAI measured.

There will be a 4k Run/Walk for kids, music and fun activities, followed by refreshments in the gym. Entry through or enter on the day 10am – 12pm. €10, €5 in the school gym. More information on the school website:

Liturgy for April

Reader: Frank Dolan. Collectors: PJ. Martin and Jimmy Dolan. Altar Society: Cathy McMorrow & Lily Dolan.

Level 4 Certificate Course

Are in interested in participating in a Level 4 Certificate Course in Information and Communications Technology Skills. The Course will commence in late April on a Thursday and Friday morning from 10am-1pm. The course content is Communications, Mathematics, IT Skills, Computer Applications, Desktop Publishing, Word Processing and Work Experience. Places are limited to 10 people, contact the Women’s Centre on 071 9856220 or email for details

Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes led by Bishop Leo O’Reilly from the 27th of May to the 1st of June 2013. Hotel Pilgrims: are €690/ €705 for flight and accommodation. Contact McGinnity Travel at 049 – 4331811. Assisted Pilgrims: Stay in Accueil Notre Dame for cost €530. Apply to Fr. Kevin Fay: 049 - 4330018 or 087 – 8579968. Please let anyone who is ill and who might like to go to Lourdes know the details. Some help is available.

Guitar Lessons

There on will be guitar lessons starting soon in the Newtownmanor Hall. There are limited places available. Anyone interested please contact Catherine on 087 2518011.

Core Strength

A new 6 week course of core strength classes starting on Wednesday April 10th at 7pm in the Newtownmanor Hall. The exercises will help strengthen the core and back muscles while improving balance and flexibility. It is ideal for all abilities, but in particular sports enthusiasts. All the muscles are targeted and a strong healthy body can be achieved. Please contact Aileen for more information at 086 8239966.

Change in mass time

The Saturday Evening Vigil Mass in Killargue will be at 8.00pm now instead of 7.00pm.

Sligo Kayak Club

Sligo Kayak Club will be starting their evening sessions for beginners on Tuesday the 9th of April, with several courses running through the summer months. New members can check out the forum for all the details.

Exercise with Sue

Boxercise with Sue on Monday’s at 7.15p.m. Followed by Ladies Fun Fitness at 8 p.m. includes aerobics focusing on the bum, tummy, thighs and bingo wings and a deep stretch to help you relax and unwind. Why not try both classes at a discounted price. Boxercise is also on, on Thursdays at 6.45p.m. Classes are held in the Depot, Dromahair.

Guitar Classes

There will be Guitar classes with an experienced teacher in the Glen Centre, Manorhamilton on Tuesdays from 4.30 pm. There will be separate classes for beginners and improvers. Adults are welcome. For more information please contact Larry on 086 6053838.

North Leitrim Camogie

North Leitrim Camogie continues on Sundays at St. Clare’s Primary School Astro turf Manorhamilton. U-12’s at 4pm and U-14’s at 5pm. €15 for affiliation and insurance for the year. It is €2 for the use of the Astroturf. Everyone is welcome.


We remember Kieran Kelly, Moragh, whose funeral took place on Wednesday the 20th of March. Please keep Kieran in your prayers. We also express our deepest sympathy to John Logue on the recent death of his sister Mary Rice. Please keep them in your prayers.


Dromahair library opening hours: Tuesday 12.30pm – 6.00pm and Friday usual time from 2.30pm – 8.00pm. The library closes for a short break each day between 4.00pm – 4.30pm.

Bliain na Gaeilge

If you would like to learn how to use the Irish you think you have forgotten come along to a series of informal relaxed classes continue in Stanford’s, Dromahair from 7.45.p.m – 9.30p.m.For more information please contact Bríd on 086 0580034.

Hip Hop Dance Classes

Hip Hoppers dance classes continue every Monday from 6-8pm in the Newtownmanor Hall. For more information contact Ingrid on 0877954469.

C.P.R and Defibrillator / AED training

If anyone is interested in taken part in C.P.R and Defibrillator / AED training in the Newtownmanor area or surrounding areas please contact Geri on 0879907791, Paul on 0879057254 or Ger on 0860566156.


The progressive 25 card game continues every Friday night at 9.00pm in the Newtownmanor Hall. Why not take up a new hobby?! It would be great to see some new faces.

Tennis Coaching

Coaching recommences in Killargue next Thursday the 11th of April and will run right through until the end of September. Sessions will take place at 6pm and 7pm. Each session costs €5. There’s a club membership fee of €25 per family per annum payable at the outset but come along to the court and discuss how this might be paid if there’s a difficulty. Adult sessions will be offered this year in blocks of 6 lessons for €60. For more information on the adult sessions call myself, Janice Raine-Conick, on 0872147453.

Yoga Courses

2013 yoga courses at Ard Nahoo Dromahair:Tuesdays: 6.00pm level 1 class, beginners welcome and at 7.30pm level 2 class. Wednesday morning 10.00 a.m. mixed level classes. Wednesday evening yoga for men, all levels, beginners welcome. Meditation classes Wednesday evenings at 8.00 pm. All welcome. For more information please contact Noeleen at Ard Nahoo on 087 9218906 or

Wednesday Club

The Dromahair Wednesday Club continues every Wednesday in the Depot, Dromahair from 10.30am – 12.30pm. This club is for over 50s in Dromahair, Newtownmanor, Killargue and the surrounding areas. Come along and enjoy Aerobics, arts and crafts, away days and lots of other activities. All welcome, men and women!

‘Bloom’ Flower Show

Day Trip on Saturday June 1st (Phoenix Park). Limited number of seats still available. There will be a bus leaving Dromahair at 8.00am sharp & Ballinagar at 8.15am sharp via Drumkeerin. Cost is €64 which includes a return bus fare, breakfast on route, entry to Bloom Flower Show and 4-course evening dinner in Carrick on Shannon on return. For further details or bookings with full price contact Mary at 086 803 9065 before May 3rd or earlier as bookings will close when the bus is full.


Bingo continues as usual every Monday night in the function room of the Blue Devon, Dromahair at 9.00p.m. All lines €30, except games 5 to 10, which are €50, all full houses €100 and last game €200. So why not come along and support your local bingo. Who knows you might be lucky.