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Tuesday 17 September 2019

Around the districts: Ballymote, Dromahair, Manorhamilton, Newtownmanor, Riverstown

Musicians providing entertainment at the inaugural Woodland Festival in the Killegar Estate, Carrigallen.
Musicians providing entertainment at the inaugural Woodland Festival in the Killegar Estate, Carrigallen.

Ballymote: The Ballymote Ladybirds will resume on Monday, September 16, at 6.15 p.m. in the Pastoral Centre, Ballymote. Please note girls must be five years old. If you have any queries please contact Jennifer at 087 9020536.

Date For your diary

Ballymote North West Hospice Support Group will be hosting their annual tea or coffee and cake sale morning on Friday, September 20, on the Top of the Rock, Ballymote and as in former years we are looking bakers to help support this worthy cause, remember every euro counts so please help by baking a cake or supporting us on the day to maintain our excellent Hospice Centre and services locally.

Iyengar yoga

classes resume in Ballymote Family Resource Centre on Thursday, September 5. Beginners' class at 6.30 p.m. and improvers class at 8 p.m. Contact Therese at 086 3230197.

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Seán Clinton, Killavil; Teresa Benson, Dublin and formerly Keash; John Joe Mulvaney, Keash, whose deaths occurred recently.

Your news

Anyone, who wishes to have news items included in the notes email miriamsfinn@eircom.net phone 085 7561547. The deadline for submission of notes is 5 p.m. every Thursday.

Dromahair

Job Seeking Skills Course

County Leitrim Job Club will be running a Job seeking skills course in the Depot, Dromahair starting on Monday, September 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday running for four weeks. This is a free course for Jobseekers. It also includes a customer service module and certified manual handling. Further information on the programme can be obtained from Job Club Staff at Leitrim Development Company 071 9641770 (dial six for jobclub)/086 0306565 or email leitrimjobclub@ldco.ie or message us on Facebook facebook.com/leitrimjobclub/

Bible Group

Come and listen to simple talks from the Bible in the Depot Backline Dromahair every Thursday evening 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. This is non-denominational and free. Everyone welcome Contact 086 2662814 for further information.

5k walk/run

Dromahair Defibrillator Group will hold their annual 5k walk/run on Sunday, September 8, at 5 p.m. Registration in the depot 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Please support this worthy cause. Put this date in your diary.

Active Age group

Dromahair Active Age group will return after the summer holidays on Wednesday, September 18, from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 in the Depot. New members are welcome Contact Mary at 086 3408235. Please note change of day, meeting on Wednesdays again.

The Depot

The Depot Office on Backline, Dromahair is open to the public Monday to Friday mornings from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Close at 1 p.m. 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.

If you have any items you wish included in the local notes contact us Friday before 11 a.m.

Usual groups will be back shortly with us in the Depot after the summer break. Karate, of course, ran throughout the summer so it continues every Fri evening 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Parent and toddler returns on Tuesday, September 3, at 11 a.m.

Dromahair Active Age group will return on Wednesday, September 18, from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 in the Depot. New members are welcome Contact Mary at 086 3408235. Please note meeting on Wednesdays again.

Garda Community Information Clinic in the Depot Dromahair every Monday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. General Garda Services and Information is provided. This is a pilot scheme and its success depend on the support of the public.

To book the venue for classes, parties, meetings: telephone 071 9134986, mobile: 085 8017943 or email dda.tidytowns@gmail.com.

Manorhamilton

Joel's all-Ireland Tickets

Joel Smith Cluainín Park won the Castle Steering Group Tourism Project's recent draw for last Sundays Dublin V Kerry all-Ireland senior football final tickets.

Seán Dolan won the Castle Steering Group Tourism Project's recent draw for the €150 cash prize held in conjunction with the all-Ireland football final draw and Kathleen O'Brien, Church Lane won the voucher for a meal for two in Gurn's Milestone Lounge in the same draw.

The Castle Steering Group Tourism Project express thank to everyone who supported the draw and the ongoing work at the Manorhamilton Castle.

5K Run, Walk or Roll

The Leitrim Association of people with Disabilities (LAPWD) will hold their annual fundraiser in Mohill on Sunday, September 15, at 12 mid-day.

It is a 5K Run, Walk or Roll, starting from the LAPWs Action Ability Centre on Station Road, Mohill (beside Baxter's Centra Supermarket). Registration will be at 11.30 a.m. The registration cost is €10 per person or €20 per family.

Refreshments will be served after the race and all participants will be presented with medals. All funds raised on the day will help to support people with disabilities all over County Leitrim. Your support will be appreciated.

For more information please phone 071 9651000 or fax: 071 9651006 or Mobile (including text messages): 086 3805616. The LAPWD website is lapwd.com.

Pony Drive

The annual and very popular Tullaghan Pony Drive takes place in this Sunday, September 8, in the environs of Leitirm' only coastal village, namely Tullaghan, starting at 3 p.m. from the Dew Drop Inn.

The Tullaghan Pony Drive is being promoted for two very worthy local charities, North West STOP and North West Hospice. A draw with several fantastic prizes on offer will take place in conjunction with the Pony Drive.

Tickets for the Tullaghan Pony Drive draw are currently on sale and everyone is encouraged to buy a ticket for it. Meantime everyone is welcome and invited to attend Sundays Tullaghan Pony Drive.

Heritage Trail Launched

There was a packed house on Thursday night, August 22, in the Glens Centre for the launch of the impressive new Manorhamilton Heritage Trail booklet.

Introducing the event, Margaret Connolly, who provided the historical text for the buildings, etc, detailed in the booklet, stated Manorhamilton had quite a valuable 400-year built heritage.

She praised all who had worked on the production of the Manorhamilton Tidy Towns Association's new booklet and in particular its chairperson, Michael Lonican.

Aisling Cartwright represented booklet funder's, the Leitrim Development Company at the launch.

District News

Please send items for next week's Manorhamilton District News by 8 a.m. at the latest on this Friday morning, September 6, to PJ Leddy at pjleddy@yahoo.com.

Newtownmanor

The parish says 'Farewell'

The parish of Dromahair, Killargue and Newtownmanor bid a fond 'Farewell' to both Fr Anthony Fagan and Fr John Sexton on Thursday evening last, August 29. Both priests concelebrated Mass in St Patrick's Dromahair, together with their fellow priest, Fr Connaughton, who joined them to mark their departure from the parish.

It was an emotional concelebration of the liturgy, with the combined choirs from all three churches giving full voice to the sung aspects of the liturgy. Following the concelebration of a 'Mass of Thanksgiving', there was a festive social gathering in the Blue Devon, where refreshments were provided, speeches were made and gifts presented.

The parish is deeply saddened at the departure of both our priests but, as Fr Anthony said, 'It is all part of the job; going where you are sent.' Both priests will be dearly missed.

Was it 'Strictly'?

Towards the end of the evening, a few brave souls got up to dance. Were it 'Strictly' prizes for the best waltz would have been awarded to Tommy and Marie McGourty, who moved around the floor with style, grace and ease. In the jive category the award would have gone to Eddie and Teresa Mullarkey, who showed great stamina and pizzazz in their performance. Sadly no prizes were awarded; it was, after all, not ''Strictly''; but a great night was had by all, nonetheless.

Pilates

Pilates classes are resuming shortly in Newtownmanor Hall on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Tuesdays classes begin a six-week term on September 10 at 7.30 p.m. Thursdays classes commence a six-week term on September 12 at 7.30 p.m. Both sets of classes cost €60 for the term; to be paid on Night one. For further details and to book a place contact Niamh on Mob: 087 2294500.

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.

Job Seeking Skills

County Leitrim Job Club will be running a Job seeking skills course in the Depot, Dromahair starting on Monday, September 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday running for four weeks. This is a free course for Jobseekers. It also includes a customer service module and certified manual handling. Further information on the programme can be obtained from Job Club Staff at Leitrim Development Company Tel: 071 9641770 (dial six for jobclub) and mob: 086 0306565 or email leitrimjobclub@ldco.ie or message us on Facebook facebook.com/leitrimjobclub/

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 Thursday (s). Thank you.

Riverstown

Cycle and Walk

A Riverstown Cycle and walk will take place on Sunday, September 8, in memory of Tommy McDermott, to raise money to provide Solar Lights for the Community Park in Riverstown and purchase a Phoenix Chair for Sligo Stroke Unit. As part of this fundraising weekend there will also be a table quiz in Tommy Mac's on Saturday evening, September 7, at 9 p.m. Donations can be made online at gofundme.com/f/riverstown-fundraising-cycle-and-walk or at table quiz and Cycle and Walk.

IRISH DANCING

Irish dancing classes will continue in Riverstown Community Hall on Monday at 5.30 p.m. New dancers always welcome.

BRIDGE NIGHT

Bridge night in the Morrison Teach Ceoil Cottage resumes on Tuesday, September 17, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Newcomers welcome. Contact Margaret at 087 2603946 for more information.

CHILD COLLECTION

Childminder required to collect and mind children afterschool in their own home 4-5 days a week in Riverstown area. Please apply by email to riverstownafterschool@gmail.com. Own transport essential.

MORRISON CLASSES

Drama classes with Brouhaha Drama Club teacher Tori Lee will start on Thursday, September 12, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Adult Yoga Classes with Susan Wall will start on Wednesday, September 18. Beginners 6.30 p.m. to 7.45 p.m. Improvers 8 p.m. to 9.15 p.m. Button Accordion Classes with Rachel Bolger will start on Friday, September 20. Beginners 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Advanced from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Registration for all classes will take place on September 4 at 6.30 to 7.30 p.m. in the Morrison Cottage, Riverstown.

DANCE SCHOOL

Riverstown Bróga Bríomhar Dance School will be restarting on Thursday, September 5, in the Morrison Cottage, Riverstown. 6 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. beginners, 6.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. intermediate one from 7 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. intermediate two from 7.30 p.m. to 8.15 p.m. advanced. Everyone welcome. Contact Eiméar at 086 2584465 for more information.

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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