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 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: 071-9832970.

New Training Initiative

Tribal body fitness is a new training initiative starting in the Kinlough community centre from next Wednesday morning, starting with two, one hour circuit classes, beginners (level 1) and intermediate (level 2) at 10 am and 11 am respectively, Wednesdays and Fridays for six Weeks. Share your motivation in a ‘tribe’ oriented atmosphere, where personal goals will be achieved in a challenging but fun way. Cost for 12 classes is €60 or pay per class €7. (Payment plans negotiable). For more information go to and click on tribal body fitness link or call 087-7989876.

Play School Fundraising

There was a very successful fundraiser which was held in Kinlough Community Centre on last Saturday 26th January at 8pm in aid of Kinlough High Scope Preschool. The evening despite very stormy wet weather had a great turnout and large crowd of ladies really enjoyed a varied programme which included 3 mothers from the playschool being made over Agnes McSharry (Hair by Arroo Kinlough, outfit by Glamour girl Bundoran and make up by Beauty by Marie Booth), Sharon Curneen (hair by Marie Therese McGloin, outfit from Second Debut Bundoran and makeup by Beauty by Marie Booth), and Louise Pugh Doherty (hair by Sirons Bundoran, outfit by Image Boutique Bundoran and makeup by Beauty by Marie).

There were also fashion slots from Glamour girl, Second Debut and Image Boutique Bundoran as well as sample treatments for some of the audience including foot readings by

Rita McGowan, dry cuts by Arroo Hairdressing Kinlough, nails by Sinead McGowan and makeup by Terese McGloin. Guest speakers on the night included Sinead Grimes (holistic

nutrition), Michelle Bell (Get the new year moving), Derval McGovern (Success in business) and Lisa Keely (angel readings) with Siobhan McGloin doing MC for the night. A very funny sketch was performed by Antoinette Ryan and Regina Fahey which had the audience in stitches. It was a very enjoyable and successful event with €2,150 being raised on the night. The staff of the playschool would like to thank all those involved in the show in any way, all those who donated raffle prizes and helped with music, sound and the hall set up and refreshments.

Melvin Gaels Jackpot Winners

Congratulations to Mary and Mickie Byrne, Spa Brae, Kinlough who won the Jackpot of €1,200.00 in the Melvin Gaels Lotto draw held in Gilbrides, Rossinver on Sunday night,

February 3rd. The numbers drawn were: 5,10,15 and 20. The next draw will take place in Mc Gloins, Kinlough on Sunday February 17th and the Jackpot will be €1000.00.

Askill Whist Drive

Whist Drive in Askill Community Centre on Sunday 10th February, 2013 at 8pm sharp, Supper served. Results from whist held on 3rd February, 2013, Pat McNelis, Gerry Burns, Ellen Ward, Maureen Feeley, Suzanna McNulty, Peter Murphy, Christy Ovens. Raffle Winners Pat McNeilis, Brian Richardson, Maura Walsh, Christy Ovens.

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. Old photographs of people of Kinlough are wanted for display.

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 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 10am €30 & lunch


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 coursewill 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.

The Benwiskin Centre

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!

CARNS NS: Open evening in Carns National School, Moneygold, Grange, Co. Sligo on Thursday 28th Feb (7 to 8PM). Carns School caters for children living in the parish of Ahamlish. Parents and children are invited to come in and take a look around at our school and meet the teachers. Further details at - Tel 07191-73081 June McCormack, Principal.

GENEOLOGY MEETING: By Sligo Heritage & Geneaology Centre – Wed 13th Feb at 5.00pm in The Benwiskin Centre

GEOLOGY OF THE NORTHWEST OF IRELAND: This talk will explain how the North West of Ireland has come to have its peculiar landscape, which constitutes a trademark recognised worldwide. By attending you will gain an understanding of the following: some fundamental principles of geology; which kind of rocks are present in the North West of Ireland and how they formed; events which shaped the landscape of this area; an overview of some of the natural resources (groundwater, minerals) and of hazards (landslides earthquakes) present in the area.

On In The Benwiskin Centre Date: Wednesday, 20th February 2013 Time: 8pm – 9.30pm Cost: €5 If you are interested in attending this event, please contact The Benwiskin Centre on 071 9176721 to register your name.

WALKING GROUP: The North Sligo Walking Group continues apace!

Wed 6th Feb 10.30am Streedagh Beach Meet at Car park at Streedagh Beach(Leader) Kathleen Neary 087-6111 269

Wed 13th Feb 10.30am Deepark Wood Calry Meet at Calry church car park at 10.15am (Leader) Marie Mullen 087-6340 263

Wed 20th Feb 10.30am Benwiskin Centre Loop and Cup of Tea Meet at Benwiskin Centre (Leader) Jayne Mc Master 087-1191826

CLASSES: 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

SCOUTS: Scout troop 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 10am to 12noon. New people always welcome!

CARD GAMES: Have restarted. Every Tuesday night at 9pm.

CHIROPODY CLINIC: Martina Connolly holds a regular Chiropody Clinic. Contact 087 418 2788 to make an appointment.