Wednesday 17 July 2019

Around the districts: Banada-Tourlestrane, Castleconnor, Easkey-Dromore West, Enniscrone, Skreen-Dromard

Banada-Tourlestrane: Sympathy is extended to the family, friends and neighbours of Peggy Owens, Banada, who died recently. May her soul rest in peace.

Social Dance

There will be a Social Dance in Ballintogher Community Centre on Friday, June 14, at 9.30 p.m. Music by Mary Rose and Enda, Fáilte Roimh gach einne.

Blood Donation Clinic

The Blood Donation Clinic is in St Brigid's Hall, Tubbercurry, on Tuesday, June 18, next, from 5 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. As always, the demand for blood continues and every possible donation is desperately needed. Injured and sick people live because other people give. Blood is life and giving some is one of the greatest gesture of love and care that most people will ever have chance to avail of.

Greenway co-op AGM

The AGM of Sligo Greenway Co-op takes place in the Yeats County Inn, Curry on Wednesday, June 12, at 9.30 p.m. All shareholders are invited to attend.

Irish courses

There will be junior and Leaving cert Irish courses from July 22 to July 26 and July 29 to August 2 in Banada, contact Siobhán at 087 4510572. All are very welcome and your support is greatly appreciated.

Indoor Country Market

Drummartin Indoor Country Market (9km from Tubbercurry out on the Ballina Road besides Joe Dan's Pub) from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. every Saturday. Along with the usual great selection of local produce and crafts they are also introducing 'zero waste' rice, oats and flour - bring your own container and pay by weight. Why not take a seat in the coffee shop and enjoy some fabulous home made cake while you are here.


Bingo every Tuesday night at Banada Abbey. €1,700 guaranteed payout every night, full house €200 on flier game and €150 on last game. New 50:50 draw each night. First game at 8.30 p.m.

Aclare lotto

The Aclare Community lotto is now €5,900. Tickets are available from Kennedy's Supermarket, Aclare and from any ADC member.



Results for June 1. Jackpot €20,400. Numbers drawn were 1, 13, 27 and 37. No jackpot winner. €50 winners: David Nevin, Yvonne Healy, Paddy Mac's Syndicate. Next week's jackpot €20,500.

Easkey-Dromore West

60th Jubilee

Fr Leonard Taylor, Easkey celebrates the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood this year and a special Mass will be held in Easkey Church on Saturday, June 15, at 8 p.m. followed by refreshments in the community centre. A special invitation is extended to the whole parish to join Fr Leonard for this special Mass and celebrations.

Exhibition of paintings

An exhibition of paintings by the day centre group in collaboration with visual artist, Amy McGovern, is now on show in the reception area of Easkey Health Centre. The exhibition takes inspiration from the history of the 'Sea Blues', Easkey GAA team and its role within the community. This project was funded by Creative Ireland and Sligo County Council.

Community employment

West Sligo Forum Ltd community employment scheme has a vacancy for two workers. For further information and to apply contact West Sligo Forum at 096 49818, social welfare criteria applies.

The late Teresa O'Brien

The death has taken place of Teresa O'Brien, Carrowmacbrine, Rathlee. Her remains were removed from McGowan's Funeral Home to Rathlee Church, burial took place in Roslea Cemetry. Teresa was predeceased by her husband Martin, daughter Peg, sons John and Gerry. Sympathy is extended to her sons Liam, Marty, Hughie, Mike, Peter, Noel, Aidan, Enda and David, daughters Maureen, Patricia, Martina and Breda, sisters Nelly and Delia, inlaws, grandchildren, great grandchildren nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Daisy Lane

Daisy Lane Early Years Education Centre and School Age Childcare Facility opening September 2019 in Dromore West Central National School. Providing: ECCE two years free Pre - School and After School Club with extra curricular activities where parents can avail of the National Childcare Scheme commencing October 2019. Now enrolling for September 2019,2020 and 2021. Contact Olive at 083 3446267 or email

Soccer Academy

The Seán Davis Soccer Academy takes place in Skreen-Dromard Community Centre from Monday, July 15, to Thursday 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Lunch 12.30 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Book your child/rens place, by sending parents name, contact number, child's name and age by text to 087 6649635 or email

The Academy is for girls and boys aged 5-17 years. Fill in registration form and submit payment on Monday, July 15, at 10 a.m. First child €55, family of two €105, family of three €150, family of four €200.

Agriculture Show date

This year's Enniscrone Agriculture Show will be held on Sunday, July 7, at Castleconnor Sports Complex. New classes and qualifiers have been added to the schedule. Please contact Ashling at 087 7583334 for further information.

The late Paddy Carr

The death has taken place of Paddy Carr, Cabra, Rathlee in his 91st year. His remains were removed to Rathlee Church for Requiem Mass followed by burial in Roslea Cemetry. Sympathy is extended to his wife Teresa, sons John P., Edward and Oliver, daughters Mary, Christina and Bernie, inlaws, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephew, nieces, relatives and friends.

Angling Association

Membership for the season ahead for River Easkey Angling Association, can be had from Alan at 089 4357774; Dave at 087 6983970; John at 087 7535053; or Tom at 086 8880867. If you need day/week permits then you can either contact any of those numbers, or the same are sold in Feeney's, Dromore West.


Sympathy is extended to Vera Dunleavy, Roslea and family on the death of her brother Joe Ferguson, Kilrush, Co. Clare and formerly of Gleneaskey.

Cycle taster session

A fun cycle taster session for children aged seven to 12 years will be held on Thursday, June 27, from 4 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. at West Sligo Family Resource Centre, Enniscrone. Pre-booking essential. To book or for information contact Gregory at 096 37444.

Intro To Yoga

Intro To Yoga a programme to improve your physical and mental health in a social setting will be held in Dromore West. Limited places so booking is essential. Priority will be given to the unemployed and those in receipt of social welfare. Please contact Donna Taaffe Co. Sligo Leader Partnership Company at 087 2710111 or for registration or if you have any further queries.


There was no winner of the jackpot in the Easkey lotto draw on May 31. Numbers drawn; 8, 10, 27, 30 €25 winners; Patricia Kilfoyle, TJ O'Brien, Caroline Burrows, Ann and Joe, Carol Healy. Promoter's prize: Martina Reilly. Next jackpot €6,100 and the draw will take place at the bingo in the community centre at 8.30 on Friday night. 50/50 winner; Katie Browne.

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Sympathy is extended to Des Morrison Dooneen Enniscrone, and Loretta Tuffy Frankford Enniscrone, on the death of their uncle Paddy, Cabra, Rathlee. Burial took place after 11 a.m. Mass in the Star of the Sea Rathlee to Roslea Cemetery Easkey.

Enniscrone library

Enjoy our Cruinniú na nÓg festivities on Saturday, June 15Face painting - 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Walking Treasure Hunt (children must be accompanied by an adult) 11.30 a.m. 1 p.m. Story time 1 p.m. 1.30 p.m. Fun Talent Show 1.30 p.m. 2 p.m. (bring a musical instrument, sing a song/nursery rhyme, say a poem, tell some jokes etc) All are welcome and there is no booking required.


There was no winner of the €3,600 jackpot when the blotto draw took in McNulty's Bar last weekend. Numbers drawn were11, 35, and 40. €25 winners were Paul Gormley, Seán Hale, Freya Ruane, and Donal Mullaney. Jackpot for the next draw is €3,800 and will take place on Saturday, June 8.

Daisy Lane

Early Years Education Centre and School Age Childcare Facility opening September 2019 in Dromore West Central National School. Providing: ECCE two years free Pre - School and After School Club with extra curricular activities where parents can avail of the National Childcare Scheme commencing October 2019. Now enrolling for September 2019,2020 and 2021. Contact Olive at 083 3446267 or email

Enniscrone-Kilglass GAA

The Intermediate: Our Intermediate team played out a 0-10 to 1-7 draw with St John's in Division Two of the league last Sunday in Carraroe. On a windy afternoon, our lads trailed 0-6 to 0-2 at the break having played into the breeze in the opening half but started the second half poorly and failed to capitalize on their wind advantage. However, a wonderful Robert Jacob goal in the closing stages put the lads in front, 1-7 to 0-9, but St John's equalized as the game entered injury-time. There is no league action next weekend.

Junior B: Our Junior B team produced an encouraging display to end as comprehensive 2-17 to 2-3 winners over Owenmore Gaels in their opening league fixture last Friday evening. This coming Friday, the lads take on Geevagh away at 8 p.m.

Our under-16s lost out to Castleconnor in their shield semi-final on a scoreline of 4-13 to 1-8 last Monday at Quigabar.

Our under-14s host Calry/St Joseph's on Thursday evening from 7 p.m.

County scene: Well done to Michael Duffy, Gavin Duffy and Oisin Hynes on the Sligo minors excellent 0-16 to 0-12 win over Mayo on Friday. Eoin Hallinan was a second half substitute for the Sligo under-20s who qualified for the Philly McGuinness Cup final following a 1-12 to 0-13 win over Longford. Best wishes to the Sligo hurlers too they will hope to continue their encouraging progress when they take on Warwickshire in the Nicky Rackard semi-finals this weekend.


Community Centre

Skreen-Dromard Community Centre will hold a Seán Davis Four Day Outdoor Fun Soccer Academy on their Pitch there from Monday, July 15, to Thursday, July 18, This Soccer event will run daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to boys and girls aged five to 17 years. The cost of the four-day event is €55 with discount for additional family siblings. For further details or to book your child onto the course contact Aisling at 087 6649635 or

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.

June Social Dance

The June Social Dance in the community centre, Skreen will tale place on Saturday, June 29, music on the night will be supplied by the Duets.

Baby Girl

Congratulations to Susan Sharkey and Nicholas Leonard, Beltra on the birth of their baby girl who was born on August 27, 2018, and baptised on May 26.


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

to Rita Kearins and the Kearins family, Derk, Dromard to Fr Willie O'Connell, High Park, Dromard and Fr Matt O'Connell, Toberpatrick, Skreen on the recent death of their brother John Charles (Charley) O'Connell, late of Toberpatrick, Skreen and Killavil, Ballymote, Dublin and Templemore, Co. Tipperary. Sympathy is also extended to all his nieces and nephews in the local area.

to Patricia Kearns and the Kearns family, Carrownacreevy, Beltra on the recent death of her sister Noreen McGloin, late of Sligo.

to Fr Michael O'Horo PP, Parochial House, Skreen on the death of his aunt Kathleen McCarthy, late of Newry, County Down.

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