Kinlough Community News

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to the following children from Four Masters National School who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday, 13th April. Kirsten Brennan, Rebecca Byrne, Grace Cahill, Conor Clancy, Luke Clancy, Ben Costello, Aimee Duffy, Lily Gill Fitch, Sarah Foley, Eoghan Gallagher, Matthew Gallagher, Ben Higgins, Madeline Jones, Rachel Keaney, Abbie McCracken, Manon McGinty, Ruairí McGloin, Adam McKeen, Ava McMorrow, Sean McNeice, Cathal Menarry, Hugh O’Donnell, Alicia O’Driscoll, Cianna Ruddy, Isabella Smith, Fintan Travers¸ Martin Ward, Shanice Bell Ward and Jack Warnock.


Accord Marriage Care, Donegal Town is currently recruiting counsellors for its Associate Counsellor Training Programme. Application Forms and Information Leaflets can be downloaded at For more information ring 074 9723944 or email

The late Jack Lawlor

Deepest sympathy is extended to Nora Lawlor (nee Murphy), Gubacreeny, Kinlough on the death of her husband, Jack. Sympathy is also extended to all his relatives and many friends. May he Rest in Peace.

Public meeting

In relation to the review of the County Development Plan 2009 – 2015 and preparation of a new plan 2015 – 2021. Bee Park, Manorhamilton on Thursday 18th at 6.30p.m.

Kinlough Gathering Weekend

Plans are well underway for the ‘Gathering Weekend’ in August. If anyone has any old photographs of the village or of any past members of the community for the exhibition to be shown at the Gathering please contactJoe Mc Carron on 087-9520036. Next meeting on Wednesday 17th at 9.00 p.m.

Rossinver Duck Race

Rossinver Youth and Community Project (RYCP) presents the ROSSINVER GRAND NATIONAL - ‘DUCK RACE’ at Gilbride’s on Sunday, 5th May at 3 pm. With barbecue afterwards at Gilbride’s Bar. Thanks go to John Gilligan Butchers, Manorhamiton, for his sponsorship through his donation of 100 hand made Irish Beef Burgers for the barbecue. See various local businesses and sellers for lines €2.00 per line or 3 lines for €5.00. C’mon and join us for the ‘quack’...

The late Kathleen McMorrow

Deepest sympathy is extended to the McMorrow Family of Agharrow, Tullaghan on the death of wife and mother Kathleen. Sympathy is also extended to all her friends and relatives. May She Rest in Peace.

The late Margaret Sheerin

Deepest sympathy is extended to the Clancy family, Gurteendarragh, Kinlough on the death of Ann’s mother, Margaret Sheerin in Scotland. May she Rest in Peace.

Melvin Gaels Lotto

The numbers drawn in the Melvin Gaels Lotto draw held in the Dew Drop Inn, Tullaghan were: 1,2,15 and 20. There was no Jackpot winner.

Other winners were - €40 Caldwell White, Millbook, Kinlough, €20 each, Mary Granger, Belleek, Heather McGowan, Laughta, Kinlough and Aiden McGowan, Grange. Next Jackpot €1,200.

The Benwiskin Centre

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION PRIMARY COURSE IN FOOD SAFETY: The course is suitable for any person currently working as a food handler in food retail, catering or processing.

The course will be held at The Benwiskin Centre on Saturday, 27th April 2013 from 10am - 6pm followed by the examination on Friday, 10th May 2013 from 7pm - 8pm.

Content of course available on our website at The cost per candidate is €130. Please contact us on 071 9176721 if you wish to book a place.

COMMUNITY GARDEN PROJECT: Course has commenced on Mondays 9.30am – 11.30am at The Benwiskin and will run from April - Sept for approx. 22 weeks. Tutor Ciara Barrett from the Organic Centre in Rossinver. Contact us for further details and to register your interest.

SCOUTS: 12th Sligo Ballintrillick Scouts meet every Monday in The Benwiskin Centre. Beavers (children aged 6, 7, & 8) from 5 - 6pm and Cubs (children aged 9, 10 and 11) from 6 - 7 pm. For further details, please contact Freda on 087 1260828.

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

CHIROPODY CLINIC: Martina Connolly holds a Chiropody Clinic in The Benwiskin Centre. Contact 087 418 2788 to make an appointment.