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Around the Districts: Achonry-Mullinabreena, Carraroe, Castleconnor, Enniscrone, Riverstown and Skreen-Dromard


Local notes.

Local notes.

Local notes.



Achonry Farmers Market

A spooky themed Achonry Farmers Market will take place on October 30th.Competitions for the Scariest Carved Pumpkin (U16) and the Scariest Hallowe’en Costume (U16) if you are brave enough to enter. They’ll also have a great variety to sort the weekly shop.

Winning teams

Congratulations to our local teams St. Nathy’s LGFA, winners of the Sligo LGFA Connacht Gold Senior A Championship 2021 and Coolaney Mullinabreena U-17 team who won the B Shield

Festive Car Treasure Hunt

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A.M.C.E. will host a Festive Car Treasure Hunt on December 27th for some Festive Family Fun. We realise it’s a little early to be mentioning Christmas but we thought we might suggest a date for your Christmas Holiday Diary. Festive Refreshments will be served and there’s even a prize for the Best ‘Festively’ Dressed Car How well do you know the various landmarks and features within our community? More details will be made available closer to the date but don’t forget to mark the calendar.

Book Sale/Swap

With the night’s drawing in, it’s the perfect opportunity to catch up on some reading. New titles have been added to the A.M.C.E. Book Sale and we are always on the lookout for more titles. You’ll find us at Achonry Farmers Market every Saturday 10–1pm & at Carrowmore School House (F56 EF63) every Sunday 2–4pm


Let us Keep our Community Safe

Please continue to observe Social Distancing, Washing Hands and Coughing etiquette. Remember the slogan Wash Hands, Wear a Mask, Keep Your Distance

Lagan Planning Application

CADRA is currently examining different aspects in preparation for response and with view to consultation with the community on future actions.

Town Bus Service

Cllr Thomas Walsh has advised he has had a number of meetings with Transport Authorities in relation to the matter with next one planned Jan which we hope will produce positive response. CADRA will continue to campaign to have this service restored to Carraroe which is an environmental friendly to climate change . We are aware all that is required to allow this proposal is a 10-minute extension to the existing service routes.

As you may be aware the current service comes and turns at Greenfort Estate. If it proceeded over Cairns Hill to Carraroe via Lakeview back to Town via Carraroe Retail Park it would be around as fast and could provide a much better service to the area. All residents are requested to keep contacting their local representatives requesting the service be returned to Carraroe.

Wear Your Hi-Viz

Now the dark evenings have arrived CADRA continues to distribute free Hi-Viz. We appeal to people walking cycling or working around our community to wear Hi-Viz to ensure visibility. We have a supply of free Hi-Viz available from any member of committee.

Church news

Change of Church Bank Account: As you are aware Ulster Bank is closing in Republic of Ireland. We would ask any Parishioner who has a standing order to prepare to move it to our Allied Irish Bank Account. Anyone that want to pay their subscriptions can use the following account: Allied Irish Bank, St. John’s Church. No. 1 Account. Account No: 45204-072. IBAN: IE12 AIBK 9372 5845 2040 72 BIC AIBK IE2D

Mass from Carraroe Church: Mass is on 107FM.and webcam at www.churchtvie/carraroe Please let the housebound know.

If They Poop You Scoop

People walking their dogs in Carraroe are requested to remove fouling please bring home and bin. Pooper- scoopers are available free from Sligo Co Council

Walking /Exercise Group

Our chair exercise group takes place in Community Centre each Thursday from 11am to 12 md. Anyone that wishes to join can contact 0872222835.The programme will be led by professional coach Arita Loughlin We have a WhatsApp Text for the group and anyone that wishes to get involved is welcome to contact any member.

St John’s FC Astro Turf Fundraising

Great to see the development is progressing well with the solar powered lighting, fencing surfacing installed recently. It will be a fantastic addition to our community and it deserves financial support by the people of Carraroe. A funding drive is ongoing with the aim of selling 300 tiles. Each tile costs €150. Purchasers can either pay €150 in a lump sum or arrange a monthly direct debit of €13 for 12 months. For more information visit St John=92s FC site to purchase on line or discuss with any club member. Your support is appreciated


Please note the Defibs are located at Community Centre and Community Field Clubhouse. The code is posted beside the machine. Please be aware CCTV is in operation.

Bottle/Can Banks

We want to highlight this facility is for Community use and not for use by commercial businesses. We want to thank residents of Carraroe for the respectful use of the Recycling Banks to date. Do not leave rubbish beside the bins. Please note the facility is monitored by recorded CCTV. 24/7.

St Johns GAA Lotto:

Lotto jackpot €16,450. Tickets are available in the following outlets – Molly Fulton’s, Canning’s, Pearse Road, McMorrow’s, Cairns Road, Applegreen, Pearse Road, Clifford’s Electrical, Londis, Cleveragh Road. or any club member. You can also play online at St John’s GAA webpage.

School Parking

Parents are reminded there is an agreed traffic management protocol in place and all parents are requested to observe the agreed protocol. Parents are requested not to obstruct residents’ entrances or to park on double yellow lines as such obstructs other parents exiting the carpark and also delays in exiting as the two lanes cannot be used. Parking on main road at roundabout where double lines exist places children at risk apart from it being illegal. Parents should desist from parking in cul-de-sac adjacent to lighthouse as children have to cross a very busy road and it places children at risk.

Additions to Seniors Alarm

There are new additions to this facility like an alarm that activates automatically if a person falls and is unable to press the button. It costs a once off €120 to have this facility added. Application forms are available from any of the following Bridie Mc Lean 0863998925, Pat Benson 0872222835, Dympna O=92 Loughlin 0879303540, Mary Dunbar 0876669533 or email

Litter Pickers

Anyone willing to assist with litter picking will be appreciated . We will supply people with gloves, pickers, bags. Only clear bags You can leave the tied clear bags at the special collection point at the community centre. Anyone that requires equipment can call any of the following: Bridie Mc Lean 0863998925, Pat Benson 0872222835, Dympna O’Loughlin 0879303540, Mary Dunbar 0876669533 or e-mail

News/Events Contact

To have events/news items included in Carraroe section contact 0872222835 or email not later than Thursdayeach week.


GAA lotto

Lotto Results Saturday, October 16. No jackpot winner of €14,900. Numbers drawn were 18, 19, 22 and 28. Lucky-dip winners: Oliver Murphy, Seán Egan, Fiona Maloney. Next draw Saturday 23/10 in Mahoney’s Bar, jackpot €15,000. Play online at Envelopes also in usual outlets.



Would you or your family, community group, school, etc. wish to highlight your activities/achievements, if so, please send your news and pictures to the West Sligo Family Resource Centre before midday on Friday or call 096 37444 E-Mail


Our sincere sympathy goes to the family of Molly Crean Dromore West, who passed away peacefully at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law Noreen and Nace Gillen. Predeceased by her husband Willie and survived by her loving family, Martin John, Carmel, Michael Liam, Maureen and extended family. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Tireragh Community Support Ltd.

We will be hosting a Christmas Market at Kilglass House on Sunday, December 5, between 12 and 5 p.m. (outdoor), all stallholders are welcome, please phone 083 4461322 for more information.

HillTop Service Station

We need some help decorating our tree this festive season. We have teamed up with @thecreatorvan the Creator Van and Studio to run a school art challenge to get some lovely decorations made by the amazing children in our area. There is over €900 in prizes to be won. Ask your school to sign up by October 22 and please share this post with anyone who may be interested.

Eoghan Rua Ladies’ Football

We would like to say a massive thank you to Harry Clarke Biz Broker LTD t/a Clarke and Conlon Insurance Brokers for his generous sponsorship of our Connacht final tops. Thank you to Harry for his very generous gesture, it is greatly appreciated.

Hard luck to both our junior and senior ladies who both suffered defeats to a strong St Mary’s side, This marks the end of the competition season for them. The ladies will enjoy a well deserved break after a very long 18/19 month season. The girls should be so proud of all they have achieved, during that time for both their club and their parish, an intermediate and Connacht title. As a club we would like to thank all our supporters who have supported the club over the last year. To all the management crew, thank you for all your hard work and commitment throughout the year. Without you our club would not be what It is. Here’s to a well earned break, till next season.

Kilglass/Enniscrone Parish

On Friday, November 5, at 8 p.m. there will be a Mass of remembrance in Enniscrone Church for all those who have died within the last year. If you would like a loved one remembered in this Mass and their name read out, please email or text the name to 087 7614971. You can also send the name to our Facebook page (Kilglass Enniscrone Parish) via message. The person does not need to have died within the parish, loved ones who died abroad etc can also be remembered. A family member is invited to carry forward a candle in memory of their loved one and place it before the altar during the Mass. Any questions etc please get in touch with us. Parish priest Fr Gerry O’Hora can be contacted at 096 36191 or 087 7614971 or priest in residence Canon George McHale at 096 36191 or 087 2945770. Parish Email Garda mobile: 086 8578263 or 071 9189500 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

Good news for our local swimmers.

Swim Ireland are paying for a lifeguard to be on duty from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays at Munnelly’s Cobh. It’s free and people can just turn up on the day.

Leap Project Easkey

This is a message to all our community and all who appreciate the wonderful place in which we live. As of January 2022, our group, which was formed over six years ago, under the banner of LEAP (Living in Easkey and Proud), will be standing down in its present form; we will be retiring as an organised working group.

Since its beginning, it has been a very satisfying experience to have worked to achieve a better community and to show in many ways that as a community we were blessed to live here and enhance our environment where possible.

Community involvement has always been the keynote of all our projects and achievements. We are proud of those achievements but now feel that it is time to hand over to new enthusiasts to keep the good work going. We would be truly satisfied that we made a difference, if a new group would take on the challenge of continuing our work and we would happily advise at the initial handover.

Over the years many hard-working people came together to help shape, change, improve and enjoy all that is good about our area. Projects were undertaken by voluntary labour engendering enthusiasm and great community spirit.

We really enjoyed the experience and thanks to all who encouraged us and all who donated time and money, suggestions and kind words. The appreciation from visitors and new residents was heartening and a special thanks to all our permanent residents too, for their sponsorship and support.

‘Ní neart go cur le chéile’ there is strength in togetherness – alone we can do so little but together we can achieve much.

So with renewed thanks to all who have in any way supported our endeavours, let us always have pride to be living in Easkey and appreciate the beauty of this place in which we are privileged to live. Go raibh mile maith agaibh go léir ó bhun ár gcroi.

Dromore West Sings

If you enjoyed watching our virtual choir last Christmas and thought ‘I’d love to give that a go’ – then now is your chance.

Adult choir starting this Wednesday in the old school in Templeboy. Just message us or contact Róisín at 085 1214514.


Table Quiz

Castle Dargan Ladies Golf are holding their Annual Table Quiz on Friday, October 22 at 8pm in Castle Dargan Hotel. This year the quiz is held in association with Sligo Cancer Support Care. This is a very worthy cause and more so this year than ever after the last 18 months. It is a great chance to get out and meet friends and neighbours once again. Everyone is welcome. Keep the date free!

Speech & Drama

Speech and drama lessons with experienced teacher will start in the Morrison Teach Ceoil, Riverstown on Wednesday, November 3 with Juniors (6 to 9 year olds) from 4.30pm to 5.30pm and Seniors (10 to 12 year olds) from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Lessons cost €60 per term of 7 weeks. Contact to make bookings and for more information. Places are limited.

Music lessons

Fiddle, Flute, Tin Whistle and Banjo lessons will continue Friday evenings in the Morrison Teach Ceoil with beginners and intermediates at 6.30pm. Call Michael Hurley on 0866036243.

Dwyer School

Dwyer School of Speech and Drama will resume classes at Coleman Music Centre on Wed November 3 from 4.30pm onwards. For bookings and details please call Bernadette on 087 2219911. Early booking is advisable as places will fill up fast.

Community Notes

All are welcome have their news items included in the Riverstown community notes so please email or alternatively text or call Iris on 086 825 8525.


Beltra Men’s Group

Beltra Men’s Group wish to sincerely thank everyone who supported in any way their recently held Coffee Morning . A total of €1064 was raised for the North West Hospice.

SVP Appeal

The St. Vincent De Paul Society urgently need Halloween and Christmas items. Christmas Jumpers Decorations and unwanted gifts will be gratefully accepted. Your support will be greatly appreciated. For further details or to contatc re donating ring (096) 72905.

Wedding bells

Congratulations to Bríd Leonard Dromard and David McCormack on their recent Wedding in Dromard Church on Saturday October 9th 2021.


Deepest sympathy is extended to Willie Noonan and the Noonan Family Skreen on the recent death of his Brother Oliver Noonan late of Dublin.