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Tuesday 29 July 2014

Music in Mayo

Published 22/01/2013|15:41

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A GROUP of more than 50 primary school pupils from Ballymote had the musical time of their life in Castlebar recently.

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They were members of two groups from 3rd and 4th classes in Scoil Mhuire gan Smal who took part in the "Music in the Classroom" workshop in the Royal TF Theatre, where they listened to the RTE Orchestra.

The children had been preparing in the classroom for the workshop for the past eight weeks, much of it involving choral work.

School principal Dolores Taheny said: "Through the workshop, music was introduced in a fun way right across the board, from classical to pop."

AN EFFORT is underway to set up a Men's Shed in Ballymote.

Francis Moyles, of Ballymote Family Resource Centre, explained: "We are at present looking for a premises for a Shed.

And the ideal scenario, he agreed, would be if someone could donate a premises free of charge.

The idea of the Men's Shed originally began in Australia.

The primary objective is the provision of a safe, friendly and inclusive environment where men are able to gather and/or work on meaningful projects at their own pace.

Francis said: "Men don't come together to have a chat and a cup of coffee, generally speaking.

However, before a premises is obtained for a new Shed, Francis said it might be possible to organise some courses, such as woodturning, which would bring men together.

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