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Women who are taking part in the Community Yoga programme in conjunction with the Cranmore Co-op, Sligo Sports and Recreation Partnership and the Abbey quarter Community Centre. Pictured from left: Michelle McMorrow, Jane McMorrow, Ellq Sobel, Shirley Clancy ,Elanour Hynes, Sandra Fallon, Amy Fallon, Maureen Dunbar, Mairead Gilmartin, Charlotte Stafford., Instructor Blaithin Sweeney

Women who are taking part in the Community Yoga programme in conjunction with the Cranmore Co-op, Sligo Sports and Recreation Partnership and the Abbey quarter Community Centre. Pictured from left: Michelle McMorrow, Jane McMorrow, Ellq Sobel, Shirley Clancy ,Elanour Hynes, Sandra Fallon, Amy Fallon, Maureen Dunbar, Mairead Gilmartin, Charlotte Stafford., Instructor Blaithin Sweeney

Women who are taking part in the Community Yoga programme in conjunction with the Cranmore Co-op, Sligo Sports and Recreation Partnership and the Abbey quarter Community Centre. Pictured from left: Michelle McMorrow, Jane McMorrow, Ellq Sobel, Shirley Clancy ,Elanour Hynes, Sandra Fallon, Amy Fallon, Maureen Dunbar, Mairead Gilmartin, Charlotte Stafford., Instructor Blaithin Sweeney

Achonry-Mullinabreena: Lotto 2020 - Coolaney-Mullinabreena GAA Supporter's lotto will be launched during the first week in February.

Your support is greatly appreciated for this crucial fundraiser. All funds go towards day to day expenses and Nace O'Dowd Park maintenance costs. Contact any committee members to subscribe.

CPR Training

CPR training takes place in St Nathy's Hall on Tuesday, February 11, at 8 p.m. Contact Lorraine Feely at 087 6779836 for details.

Phoenix Players

The actors are ready to tread the boards in the Communication Cord, a farce by Brian Friel, directed by Peter Davey, which will be staged in St Brigid's Hall on Saturday and Sunday, February 8, and 9, at 8 p.m.

The cast includes Frank Brennan, Shane Loftus, Mary Barry-Leonard, Terri Brennan, Eamonn Gallagher, Claire McLoughlin, Shane Keyes and Catriona Coleman. Stage management is in the capable hands of Peter Molloy assisted by Jimmy Coleman, Mark Dunne and Mickey Curran. Padraic Gillespie makes a welcome return to the group as sound man - in more ways than one. Lighting is by Seán Johnston and Benny Henry and costumes by Ursula Brennan. Lorraine Fitzgerald is also welcomed to the backstage crew. Special guests for Sunday night's performance will be the cast, director and crew of the 1985 production of this play.

Cloonacool Players

On stage for St Valentine's weekend are Cloonacool Players in Sam Cree's 'Don't Tell the Wife'. Set in 1960s Belfast in the Willis household, Mrs Willis is convinced her plumber husband is chasing other women. The hilarious comedy leads to crazy misunderstandings, involving a French lodger, a male escort, a corporation officer and a long-legged female named Bridget. Make sure to see this great comedy at Cloonacool Community Centre February 14 to February 16 at 8 p.m.

Achonry School fundraiser

The Cloonacool Players bring their new play to St Brigid's Hall on Sunday, February 23, at 8 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the Achonry National School parents' association. All support appreciated. Great night of comedy guaranteed.

Church volunteers

The Mullinabreena Church Altar Society are looking for volunteers from the parish to help with the upkeep of the parish church. If you feel that you could help, please contact Róisín Healy at 087 9807416‬.

RSS Scheme

A second position is available at Nace O'Dowd Park under the Sligo Leader Rural Social Scheme. Contact Gerard Mullaney at 086 8221995‬or Ollie Lee at 087 7981827‬ for details on criteria and eligibility.

Local 25 Cards

The local 25 card game continues in St Nathy's Hall every Friday at 8.30 p.m.‬.

Park sign sponsors

Coolaney-Mullinabreena GAA are continuing their appeal for new pitch side sign sponsors at Nace O'Dowd Park. There has been an incredible response so far from businesses wishing to support the facility. The park offers an excellent promotional site for businesses due to its location on the N17 and as a result of the high footfall through the facility. Contact Ollie Lee at 087 7981827‬‬‬ for details.

Contact

We continue our appeal for new contributors to this weekly column. All correspondence can be sent to ollielee@hotmail.com

Avalon Centre

Bright Minds Prechool

The Avalon Centre operates a Preschool and School age Childcare Service called Bright Minds. The Preschool operates from 9.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. and the School Age Childcare from 1.30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday. For more information, please contact Magdalena at the Avalon Centre at 071 9161836.

Sensory room

We are delighted to announce that our Sensory Room is now finished. We want to say a huge thank you to our brilliant staff members Willy Monaghan and Antonio Miguel for bringing this project to completion. Please contact Paul at 071 9161836 or manager@theavaloncentre.ie for availability and further information.

Community employment

We currently have community employment vacancies for the following positions: Afterschool Assistant, parent and Toddler Group Attendant, Afterschool and Youth Group Attendant, Evening Cleaner and a morning cleaner. Contact Donna at 071 9161836, or email donnaharte@theavaloncentre.ie for more information.

Parent/Toddler Group

Our parent and toddler group takes place on Monday mornings from 10.30 a.m. to midday. Parents, grandparents and carers are all welcome. There is always a warm welcome with tea, coffee and refreshments provided. €3 per family.

Activity clubs

We are currently running a Little Bakers Club for children age 6-10 and a Magic Workshop for 10 years+ on Tuesday night. Both of these clubs will run for a six-week period and we intend to introduce more activity clubs in the future so stay tuned.

Youth clubs

Our Youth Clubs have resumed. Our Junior Youth Club meets on Wednesdays from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Senior Youth Club meets on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Bowling

The Avalon Centre Bowling Club meets every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the centre. Just call in on the day.

Bingo

Bingo continues every Friday night from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Double books cost €15, single books €10, half books €5 and single sheets €1. There is also a raffle and a 50/50 draw on the night.

Self-defence classes

Krav Maga self-defence classes are running on Wednesdays, from 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Contact 087 0659709 for more details.

Social media

Like and Follow us on the Avalon Centre Facebook page and the Avalon Centre Twitter account for up to date news on everything that is happening in the centre or visit our website at www.theavaloncentre.ie.

Keash-Culfadda

Recent death

We offer our condolences to the family and friends of Mai Hanley née Lyons, who died in the USA recently; formerly of Dernaskeagh (sister of Margaret Gallagher Carnaree, Ballymote and the late Tommie Lyons Dernaskeagh).

Pilates classes

Pilates Classes continue in the White Hall Keash on Monday nights at 8 p.m.

Keash Church roof fundraising

A monster auction shall take place in May, in the hope of generating further funds towards the cost of the new church roof in Keash. All donations of items for auction, gratefully accepted. More details to follow.

Anyone wishing to make a financial donation towards the cost of the roof can give to Fr Murphy directly on make online through our parish website by visiting keashparish.ie Thank you to everyone that has contributed in anyway to date.

Meeting re Culfadda Hall

Regular meetings are taking place in Culfadda National school to discuss a proposal for the complete refurbishment of the dilapidated hall in Culfadda and the hope to turn the hall into a vibrant community centre that the people of the locality and beyond can enjoy.

All groups and individuals are asked to bring forward any ideas they may have for the use of a new community centre, and everyone is very welcome to submit ideas for events and activities they may like to see taking place in the future in a modernised building. Parents of school going children are asked to attend with a view to setting up a before/after school and homework club in the future. Everyone's opinion welcome.

Set dancing classes

Set dancing classes continue on Thursday night in Mullinabreena Hall, refreshments served.

John Hannon Memorial Ceili

The John Hannon Memorial Ceili will take place in Higgins Lounge Culfadda on Friday, February 7, refreshments served. Everyone welcome.

Schools enrolment

Keash National School is now open for enrolment for September 2020, forms are available from the school office at 071 9189166.

Culfadda National School is now open for enrolment for September 2020, forms are available from the school office at 071 9182645.

Your news

All notes to be forwarded to kcnotes1@gmail.com before 9 p.m. any Thursday, for publication in the following week's paper.

Maugherow

Text Alert

Maugherow text alert will hold its annual general meeting on February 6, 2019, at 8 p.m. in Maugherow hall. Yearly subscriptions can be renewed on the night. Information available on the TELESIS property marking with demonstration, also Road Safety supplies available free of charge.

Raughley Swim

The St Stephen's Day Swim in Raughley had fundraised €4,000 in aid of NW Hospice and NW Parents and Friends Association (supporting people with mental disabilities).

Thank you to all who supported the event.

St Patrick's School

Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated our school Grandparents Day on Tuesday, January 28. Thank you to everyone who helped with baking, treats, tea and coffee and gave our special visitors a beautiful warm welcome. Thank you to Fr Tom for leading the celebration and a special thank you to the staff and children of our school for their lovely poems and songs.

In My Shoes 2020 is taking place this year for the week of February 3 to February 7. All boys/girls' football boots, trainers, runners in ages 4-16 and in good conditions can be brought to the school before the seventh.

Community Games

The Maugherow Community Games forms are currently available in Dunleavys Shop or may be obtained by contacting maugherow Community Games Facebook page or 087 7182363. These forms need to be returned ASAP.

The art competition will be held in St Patrick's School Maugherow on Saturday, February 15, at 11 a.m., children need to bring their own paints/colours, paper will be supplied.

It is intended to hold cycling on grass at the school on Thursday, April 23, at 6 p.m. and the Athletics and field events on Friday, April 24, at 6 p.m. Please note that no entries will be accepted on the day. Further updates will be added to the Facebook page.

Notes

Notes can be emailed to sheilamelly@eircom.net before 9 p.m. on Thursday evening.

Skreen-Dromard

February Social Dance

The February Social Dance in the Skreen-Dromard Community Centre will take place on Saturday, February 29. Music on the night will be supplied by Bernie Heaney and Boz. Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy a night of dancing and great music.

Text Alert

Text Alert is actively running in the local community area and everyone is asked to be alert and report anything suspicious to the Garda by contacting Sligo Garda Station (O71) 9157000.

Drama Group

The Skreen-Dromard Drama Group recently staged their Production of 20/20 Vision in the community centre Skreen for three nights. The group would like to sincerely thank everyone who supported.

This production will next be staged in the Hawk's Well Theatre Sligo on February 15 and tickets for this show can now be got by contacting 087 6906905 or from any cast member.

A great night of entertainment is assured.

Sympathy

Deepest sympathy is extended to the following families on recent bereavements.

to Michael Mahon and the Mahon family, Doonflynn, Skreen on the recent death of his mother Kathleen Mahon, late of Doonflynn, Skreen and to all her family relatives and friends in the area.

to Hughie James and the James family, Cloonakeemoge, Dromard on the death of his brother Vincent James, late of Ballinlig, Beltra. Sympathy is also extended to his all family relatives and friends.

to|: John Unkles and the Unkles family, Carnaboll, Dromard, Audrie Kee and the Kee family Larkhill, Beltra on the recent death of their mother Maud Unkles, late of Massreagh, Skreen. Sympathy is also extended to all her family relatives and friends in the area.

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