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Tuesday 18 December 2018

Around the districts: Ballymote, Coolaney-Rockfield, Gurteen and Keash-Culfadda

This year’s SuperValu TidyTowns awards for the North West and West region were presented recently at a prize-giving ceremony in Castle Leslie in Glaslough, Monaghan. Winners from Coolaney, Sligo, Tubbercurry and Ballintogher (above) were presented with their awards by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, TD, and Eoghan Jones, SuperValu Regional Manager, long time sponsors of the competition. Also joining the Minister on stage was Colm Breheny of Fáilte Ireland
This year’s SuperValu TidyTowns awards for the North West and West region were presented recently at a prize-giving ceremony in Castle Leslie in Glaslough, Monaghan. Winners from Coolaney, Sligo, Tubbercurry and Ballintogher (above) were presented with their awards by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, TD, and Eoghan Jones, SuperValu Regional Manager, long time sponsors of the competition. Also joining the Minister on stage was Colm Breheny of Fáilte Ireland

Ballymote - Lotto: There was no winner of the Ballymote lotto jackpot on November 17 Numbers drawn were 4, 14, 17 and 18. There was one match-three winner, name of winner displayed locally. The jackpot now stands at €6,200. The next draw will take place in Tighe's Old Stand on Saturday, December 8, Thank you for your continued support.

Family Resource Centre

A Christmas Camp will be held on December 14 from 3 p.m. to 5.30 p.m., suitable for five to 11 years. Cost is eight euro per child. Spaces are limited.

Flower Arranging-A one off class will be held at the centre on Sunday, December 16, from 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Cost is €15 (materials not provided). Please call 071 9197818 for more details.

Corran College

Corran College will hold its open evening and enrolment on Thursday, November 29, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

25 card drives

25 card drives continue on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. Five single hands trump to board. Five euro entry. Two euro 're entry. Finals start at 8 p.m. Hayden's December 2, Corner House December 9, Doddy's December 16. Corner House (Provisionally) December 23

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends Michael Kerrigan, Riverstown; Jackie Hoey, Wolfe Tone Street, whose deaths occurred recently.

Text Alert Scheme AGM

The AGM of Ballymote/Doo Community Text Alert Scheme will take place tonight Tuesday, November 27, at 9 p.m. in the Pastoral Centre, Ballymote. Existing and new subscribers are urged to attend.

Christmas Bazaar

Ballymote North West Hospice Support Group will be holding their annual Christmas Bazaar in the Loftus Hall on Sunday, December 2, commencing at 2 p.m. Events will include ticket sales with great Stage prizes, bric-à-brac and Santa will be dropping by. For the children there will be Lucky Dip and Burst the Balloon. Tea and coffee will also be served along with some nice buns and biscuits. Please come along on the day and bring a friend and help support this worthy cause.

WW1 exhibition

The exhibition of WW1 stories and WW1 memorabilia continues at Ballymote Community Library till Saturday, December 8, Coleman Music Centre.

Frances Black and Kieran Goss will perform live in concert in the Coleman Music Centre in Gurteen as part of their Reunion Tour on December 30 at 8.30 p.m. This is the only performance in the west of Ireland on this tour so don't miss out. Tickets are now on sale 071 9182599 or colemanirishmusic.com Call today to secure your seat.

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Coolaney-Rockfield

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Gospel Choir

Our fabulous Gospel Choir have the following upcoming events in the run up to Christmas.

Wednesday, December 12: Festive Choral Evening at St John's Evangelist Church Tubbercurry, 7.30 p.m. Tickets €10 each, on sale now.

Thursday, December 13: St Brigid's Church, Corhownagh, Ballisodare Evening. Time to be confirmed.

Saturday, December 22: St Joseph's Church Rockfield, 7 p.m.

Card Games

25 Card game has resumed in Killoran Community Centre on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. All are very welcome.

Card Games also recommenced in Ballinacarrow Community Centre on Thursdays at 9 p.m.

Women's Group

Coolaney Women's Group Meetings will continue in Coolaney Community Centre Thursdays at 10.30 a.m. The interactive classes include activities, occasional days out and professional people to give talks and classes. New members are very welcome. Open to all ages.

Coolaney ICA News

New members are always welcome to attend our classes or join the guild which is now running for over 50 years.

Coolaney United

Coolaney United Wednesday Night Bonus Ball Draw is to support fundraising efforts for the proposed new Astro Pitch in Coolaney Community park. Each Bonus Ball is €5 with a weekly prize of €100. Bonus balls can be purchased in PK MEATS on Thursday and Fridays and in O'Grady's shop and Pub the rest of the week. Best of luck to all.

Junior Youth Group

Meetings are held every Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Coolaney Community Centre for Youths between the ages of 12-15.

Foróige Club

The Foróige Club meet each Friday evening at Coolaney Community Centre between 7.30 p.m. and 9 p.m. It is open to all youths aged 13 to 18 years. For more information contact Mark at 086 0740841 or Brendan 087 3964541.

Childcare

Young Explorers Childcare is having our toddler, Preschool and Afterschool Care open day on Saturday, December 8, at 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Young Explorers Purpose Built Facility in Abhainn Mór, Collooney. We will be giving tours of the building and outdoor areas and will be able to provide support to parents wishing to complete enrolment forms. Enrolment packs will be available on the day. We advise early booking to guarantee your place for January/September 2019. We are providers of the Affordable Childcare Subvention Schemes. We open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for 50 weeks of the year.

We look forward to meeting you all and your children. Please call us at 071 9133166 or email reception.youngexplorers@gmail.com for more information. Check us out on Facebook at Young Explorers Collooney.

Gurteen

Recent deaths

THE death took place on November 15 of Pat (Patsy) Gillespie, Ballybrooney, Killala Co. Mayo. He was father of Fergal, Boyle Road, Gurteen. Sincere sympathy is extended to Fergal and wife Siobhán and to all the family on their bereavement. May rest in peace.

THE death took place at Ard na Greine Nursing Home, Enniscrone on Sunday, November 18, of Kathleen Coleman, Woodlawns, Enniscrone. She was a native of Cuilmore, Gurteen and with her late husband Anthony attended all Comhaltas meetings and helped at all the County Fleadhs and other Comhaltas events in Sligo for a very long number of years. She was a quiet, unassuming lady and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Her remains reposed at McGowan's Funeral Home on Wednesday evening and were removed to the Church of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated on Friday with burial afterwards in St Patrick's Cemetery, Kilglass. She is survived by her sons Anthony and John, daughters-in-law, her sister Bridie, nieces Carmel, Kathleen and Beatrice, grandchildren, extended family and many friends. May she rest in peace.

Michael English

Michael English will perform in concert in Gurteen Church on Sunday December 2 at 8 p.m. This promises to be a great nights singing and music. Tickets are going fast - Further info at 071 9182599.

Corran College

There will be an open evening and enrolment in Corran College, Ballymote on this Thursday, November 29, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The presidents address will be at 7.30 p.m. Parents and pupils from fifth and sixth class are invited to attend. Parents are advised to bring their child's birth certificate with them.

Bingo

Bingo takes place every Friday night in Gurteen Hall at 8.30 p.m. Proceeds goes to the upkeep of the hall and the local Eastern Harps GAA Club. Big prizemoney to be won on the night.

Gurteen Post Office

The fight to keep Gurteen post office open goes on and the committee meet every week and are thankful and heartened with the co-operation from the public. People are asked to please keep using all the facilities at the post office.

Donation to hospice

Gerry Shyrane wishes to thanks family and friends for kind gifts on the occasion of his 90th birthday on September 7. Gerry gave a donation of €500 to Culfadda Northwest Hospice fund. Well done to all concerned.

Keash-Culfadda

Christmas party

The annual Christmas Community party takes place on Sunday, December 2, at 2 p.m. in the Foxes Den. This have proven a wonderful day for all our senior citizens down through the years.

Tractor Run

Thank you to everyone who supported the Tractor, Honda and Vintage Car run in aid of Culfadda Community Defibrillator. A total of €4,700 was raised on the day. The money will be used to buy two new defibrillators for the area and training equipment for the Community First Responser Group.

Keash Bazaar

The annual Keash Bazaar will take place at the White Hall, Keash on Sunday, December 9, at 7 p.m. Donations of prizes would be much appreciated. Donations can be dropped into the hall on Friday, December 7, at 7 p.m. or on the night of the Bazaar.

Tickets for the Christmas Draw with €400 in prizes are now on sale from committee members and local shops. Funds raised support local projects.

Corran College

Corran College will hold its open evening and enrolment on Thursday, November 29, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Parents from fifth and sixth class are invited. Please bring a Birth Certificate for the pupil.

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