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Saturday 17 August 2019

Around the districts: Ballintogher, Ballintrillick, Dromahair, Manorhamilton, Newtownmanor, Riverstown

Chapter 19,the group of Credit Unions from counties Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon and Cavan recently had a presentation to Joe Donohoe, founding director of Ballyconnell Credit Union who has just retired from it and therefore retired from our Chapter 19 group. The presentation was to acknowledge his committment to volunteering as a director with the Credit Union movement and was attended by his friends and fellow directors. Joe is pictured (second from left) with Margaret Gormonly, Tubbercurry Credit Union; Gerry Thompson, ILCU President and Eugene Kelly, Manorhamilton Credit Union
Chapter 19,the group of Credit Unions from counties Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon and Cavan recently had a presentation to Joe Donohoe, founding director of Ballyconnell Credit Union who has just retired from it and therefore retired from our Chapter 19 group. The presentation was to acknowledge his committment to volunteering as a director with the Credit Union movement and was attended by his friends and fellow directors. Joe is pictured (second from left) with Margaret Gormonly, Tubbercurry Credit Union; Gerry Thompson, ILCU President and Eugene Kelly, Manorhamilton Credit Union

Ballintogher: Community Dance - There's a Social Dance in Ballintogher Community Centre next Friday, July 12, commencing at 9.30pm. Music by Michael Walsh and friends. Fáilte Roimh gach einne.

Ballintrillick

Summer camp

The Benwiskin Centre summer Camp will run from Tuesday, August 6, to Thursday, August 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily and is suitable for children 6-12 years.

Activities at Camp will include arts and crafts, Nature projects and outdoor cooking. The summer Camp will be run by experienced leaders. Registration now on, deposit of €20 per child payable at registration. For further details, please contact the Benwiskin Centre at 071 9176721.

Dromahair

Blotto

The winners in our last Blotto draw on Saturday 29th June held in The Blue Devon were Binu Thomas, c/o The Clubhouse, Siobhan Hopper, A Cut Above, Jim Harte c/o Fowley's, Gerard McPadden c/o The Clubhouse, Hughie Feehily c/o The Clubhouse. Well done to all. Our jackpot now stands at €4050. That was our last draw until September. Many thanks to all the businesses who support us by selling our envelopes and also a great big thanks to everyone who brought a ticket. Profits raised help fund the cost of work carried out around the village throughout the year but especially over the spring and summer months when we have lots flower planting and grass cutting.

Best Kept Garden

Our Annual Best Kept garden and Best Kept estate competition is taking place again this year so now is the time to get weeding and feeding!! To enter your garden contact us any morning from 10am to 1pm or call into the office. Judging will take place mid-August.

Tidy Towns

Reminder to everyone that it's tidy towns judging season so please keep our streets litter free. Group Meets every Mon at 7.30pm at The Depot to do clean up of village. Always looking for more volunteers!!

We are a "poster free" village so please do not erect posters or signs within the 50k speed limits. Your co operation with this is much appreciated!

Cúl Camp 2019

This year's camp will take place in Dromahair from July 15th-19th and places can be booked on http://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

Blessing of graves

Visitation & Blessing of Graves: Newtownmanor on Sunday August 4 at 5.30pm.

Drumkeerin Bingo

Bingo is now running every Saturday night at 9pm in Drumkeerin Community Centre. Come along and enjoy a great social outing on a Saturday night.

The Depot

Garda Community Information Clinic in The Depot Dromahair every Monday from 2pm-4pm. General Garda Services and Information is provided. This is a pilot scheme and its success depend on the support of the public. Use it or lose it!

The Depot Office on Backline, Dromahair is open to the public Monday to Friday mornings from 9.30am to 1.30pm. Close at 1pm on Fridays! We offer a full range of office services. Photocopying, typing, printing, laminating, binding and internet access. All services available at very reasonable rates.

Contact

If you have any items you wish included in the local notes contact us Friday before 11am. To book the venue for classes, parties, meetings: telephone: 0719134986, mobile: 0858017943 or e-mail: dda.tidytowns@gmail.com.

Manorhamilton

Seán's Clear Win

Seán O'Rourke enjoyed a clear cut win recently when he successfully fought off all challengers to claim victory in the competitive North Leitrim Men's Group progressive '25' card drive in the Bee Park Community Centre.

Behind Seán, John Connolly, Brendan Devanney and Paddy Dixon shared the progressive '25' card drive's second prize as they overcame the challenges of all other tenacious opponents on the night. The table prize was won by John Logue.

Meanwhile Ann Kelly won on the double getting the first and second raffle prizes while Pauric McGowan got third. A jackpot prize of €130 on nine games

is on for this Sunday night's (July 14) progressive '25' card drive that gets under way at 9 p.m. in the Bee Park Community Centre.

Regarding their weekly progressive '25' card drive's the North Leitrim Men's Group say 'all are welcome as usual at 9 p.m. every Sunday night.'.

Summer Stars Reading

The summer Stars Reading programme is in full swing at Manorhamilton Library, which is really great for all the young people from the area who recently got their summer holidays from school.

Children are welcome to sign up and read six books over the summer while younger children can participate and have books read to them by a reader. Readers receive a summer star bag and have their special card stamped every time they read a book with small gifts along the way.

Every Thursday at midday for month of July there will be story time for four- to eight-year-olds in the library. Children accompanied by their parents/guardians are welcome to join in and have fun.

Meantime Manorhamilton Library is also announcing that new adult fiction has just arrived on its shelves. The library says everyone is welcome to 'drop in and pick up your summer read.'.

Daryl Winning Forecasts

The twenty-first annual Manorhamilton Fantasy Football forecasting championship took place this year and Cornastalk's Daryl O'Connor emerged as the outright winner after he correctly predicted in late April wins for Roscommon, Donegal, Dublin and Kerry in their provincial senior football championships.

Forty-three contestants entered this year's Fantasy Football forecasting championship. But Daryl was the only one of the forty-three to correctly predict who would win the Connacht, Ulster, Leinster and Munster senior championship titles.

When the first Manorhamilton Fantasy Football forecasting championship took place in 1998 the late Mick O'Connell, Castle Street was its outright winner. Mick was the only contestant who 21 years ago correctly predicted that Galway, Derry, Kildare and Kerry would win their provincial titles.

Table quiz

A table quiz in aid of the castle development and Manorhamilton Tourism Hub takes place in Gurn's Milestone Lounge on Sunday night, July 14, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Team of four contestants are invited to enter and the entry fee is €10 per team. Please support this event, which is aiming to develop Manorhamilton Castle as a North Leitrim tourism hub that will have great economic potential for the area with creation of future jobs, etc.

District News

Please send items for next week's Manorhamilton District News by 8 a.m. at the latest on this Friday morning, July 12, to PJ Leddy at pjleddy@yahoo.com.

Newtownmanor

Sharon's Memorial Fun Run/Walk

Advance Notice: This year's 'Sharon's annual Memorial Fun Run/Walk' will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, August 5, at 2 p.m.; starting from Newtownmanor Hall and following the usual scenic 5K/8K routes; Adults €10 and Family €20; Primary School children go free. The Fun Run/Walk will be followed by a Community Barbecue at 4 p.m. at Newtownmanor Hall. The whole community are cordially invited to attend the Barbecue, which will be free, irrespective of whether they participated in the Fun Run/Walk or not. People will no doubt remember last year's Barbecue, which was a great social occasion and hopefully be motivated to attend again this year.

Bingo

Bingo continues on Monday (s) in the function room of the Blue Devon, Dromahair, at 9 p.m. For those of you who are not regulars, it is a great social occasion, as well a fun opportunity to experience the thrill and frustration of getting/not getting the numbers you need. All lines €30, except games 5 and 10, which are €50; all full houses €100 and last game €200.

So why not come along and support your local bingo. Who knows you might be lucky.

Hall Bookings

Newtownmanor Hall is available for booking, by adult groups, wishing to organise an event or training. Hall costs are €15 per hour.

Correspondence

If anyone has any community news/information/items of interest that they would like to include in the Newtownmanor Notes please contact Séamus on seamus.storey@live.co.uk Mobile: 087 3361561 or Landline: 071 9164958 before 5 p.m. on Thursdays.

Riverstown

Pre-schooler and parents' morning

Free Pre-schooler and parent mornings will take place in Coolbock NS, Riverstown every Friday in July from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. A great opportunity to meet other parents. These sessions are suitable for 3-5 year olds to have fun and socialize. Contact Clara at 087 2236945 or Silvia 085 1104231.

Rambling House

Rambling House in the Morrison Teach Ceoil on Saturday, July 13, at 9.30 p.m. Musicians, singers and Dancers are all welcome. Refreshments will be served. Admission €10. Enquiries to Pádraig Kerins 087 6707329.

Calling all Teddy Bears

Teddy Bears will be centre stage at Sligo Folk Park. All Teddy Bears and their owners are invited to Sligo Folk Park for a Teddy Bear Picnic on Thursday, July 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It's a day of fun for everyone from meeting the giant Teddy Bear on arrival right through all the Teddy-themed arts, crafts, activities and games. Booking for the Sligo Folk Park Teddy Bear Picnic is through the website (sligofolkpark.com) and the cost is €10 per child. Adults are free of charge. Participants bring their own picnics and the Clover Café will also be open onsite for refreshments.

Community Games

Well done to all the children who represented Riverstown Community Games at the County Finals held recently at Sligo IT. As always a number of children qualified for the finals on the Sunday. Congratulations to Sophie Swann, who took Bronze in the under-14 800m.

Agricultural Show

Join us for the Sligo County Agricultural Show on Saturday, July 20. A fun filled day for the whole family, children have free entry, free face painting and a free pony ride. Cookery demonstrations with celebrity Chef Joe Shannon 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Connacht Gold Kitchen Marque and lots of glorious animals to view. It's a special one this year as we celebrate 25 years in Riverstown, so a definite date for the diary.

Community Festival

A three night festival and fundraiser in aid of Ballygawley Community Park. The event will take place in a festival Marquee with Jim Devine headlining Friday, July 19, Johnny Brady Saturday, July 20, and Mike Denver Sunday, July 21. Tickets are available online for each night or a weekend ticket is available at eventgen.ie/ballygawleymusicfestival. More information can be found on facebook.com/ballygawleymusicfestival.

News Items

To have your news item included in the Riverstown notes email to carrowcashel@eircom.net or alternatively call Iris at 086 8258525.

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