Monday 26 August 2019

Around the districts: Carraroe, Cranmore, Merville

Fifteen young people from Sligo, joined 250 teenagers from India, the USA and all over Ireland in Kildare last week for Foróige’s Leadership for Life Conference. Back: Olivia Morrison, Jade Hannon Gordon, Eoin Kerrigan, Mia Doyle, Kate Haran, Chrissie Stenson,
Adam Walshe. Front: Rebecca Battle, Rachel Lavin, Harry Maguire, Lucas Thorton, Annie Forde, Jennifer Cuffe, Joshua Battle, Amy Lavin
Fifteen young people from Sligo, joined 250 teenagers from India, the USA and all over Ireland in Kildare last week for Foróige’s Leadership for Life Conference. Back: Olivia Morrison, Jade Hannon Gordon, Eoin Kerrigan, Mia Doyle, Kate Haran, Chrissie Stenson, Adam Walshe. Front: Rebecca Battle, Rachel Lavin, Harry Maguire, Lucas Thorton, Annie Forde, Jennifer Cuffe, Joshua Battle, Amy Lavin

Carraroe: 25 Cards - We are delighted to announce our regular Progressive 25 game will resume in Carraroe Community Centre of Tuesday, September 10, at 9pm.

Usual prizes and jackpot will be available. Please spread the word to all card players. Inexperienced players welcome. Looking forward to meeting our many friends for a nice game and chat.

Lough Gill Heritage/Biodiversity Walk

Thanks to Local Authorities Waters Programme Michael Bell Sligo Branch of Bird Watch Ireland will conduct a Heritage Nature Walk on shores of Lough Gill to learn about the wildlife around the Lough on Tuesday, August 20, 19. Meet at Slish Wood car park at 10.30 Free Admission. Join us for a chat on what we can do to support water and biodiversity over refreshment afterwards in car park provided by Dragon Fly Tea or coffee Cart. The Carraroe Walking Group will be attending the lovely walk/talk and other interested people are welcome to come. To facilitate numbers please text 087 2222835.

Tobernalt Holy Well

Fr Jim says Thank you to all who visited and helped out at the Holy Well Ceremonies Garland weekend. Record numbers of pilgrims attended the Sunday Masses. Sincere thanks to our Sacristans, Eucharistic Minsters, Readers, Altar Servers, Collectors. Stewarts and Gardaí, and to all who helped with the setting up of the grounds. Your help and support is appreciated.

Active Retired Seniors Alarm

If you know anyone in any of 12 counties interested in having the system it can be arranged by Cadra Anyone that already has the alarm is advised to wear the pendent at all times including in bed. Application forms are available from any of the following Bridie McLean 086 3998925, Pat Benson 087 2222835, Dympna O'Loughlin 087 9303540, Mary Murphy 087 6888293, Mary Dunbar 087 6669533.

Cigarette butts cause litter

We are appealing to people not to dump their cig butt ends on our roads as they cause a white piece of paper left for volunteers to pick.

Lough Gill Tour

Carraroe and District Regeneration Association wishes George and Tina every success and best wishes operating from the new Doorly Park area. The schedule sailings each day are Parkes Castle 12.30 and 3.30 p.m. and Doorly Park 1.30 p.m. This is a wonderful tourist attraction in Sligo and brings access to Lough Gill and it association with Yeats to the people of Sligo and wider community. Well done to all involved.

Community Enhancement Grant

Carraroe and District Regeneration Association made an application under the above scheme and has been awarded a €1,000 grant by Sligo County Council to assist us provide a number of bench seats for our community. We will be organising to purchase and install in next few months and hopefully will assist our community have a rest on their walks around our area.

Carraroe Walking Group

Our next walk is on Monday, August 12, in Doorly Park. We will meet at Rowing Club Car at 10.50 a.m. with walk setting off at 11 a.m. for one hour. Mary Murphy will lead us on the walk and we will relax for our refreshment in Riverside Hotel. There is a What's App Text system in operation to update people each Sunday on meeting venue etc. Anyone not currently in the group is welcome to contact 087 2222835 or any member of the existing group to be added. Please encourage anyone that may be interested to come join us to boost your overall health, connect with your local community and most importantly have fun.

St John's GAA lotto draw

Jackpot now €13,600. The lotto is available to do online visit St John's GAA Club website. Tickets can be purchased in the following outlets - Applegreen, Pearse Road Clifford Electrical, Carraroe; Crozon Inn; Gerry McMorrow's Shop, Cairns Road; Blue Lagoon, Riverside; Cannings House and garden, Cornageeha and Molly Fulton's Bar and Restaurant, Carraroe.

Wall at ESB Power Station Cuilbeg

Cadra is working with ESB networks over the past number of years. Work is scheduled to commence in next few weeks and will make this area much more presentable. We appreciate the assistance of the Regional Manager ESB Networks for assisting with the project.

Thank You

The Carraroe community says special thanks to all our regular litter pickers who walk all our roads each week and keep the place looking so well. Remember many hands make light work. Anyone willing to pick on their own road is welcome to get involved; we will supply plastic bags, picker, gloves and Hi-Vis. The bags can be left at the dedicated location at Community Centre each Monday evening or early Tuesday morning for collection and disposal.


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.

Dancing in Community Centre

Learn to jive, waltz, Quick Step and more. Light refreshments served - The schedule of bands are: Tomorrow night August 7 Carmel McLoughlin, August 14 Colm Burke, August 21. Andy Ferry, August 28 Noel Briody - For more information contact Frank at 087 9809432.

Future News/Events

To have events/news items included in Carraroe section contact 087 2222835 or email to not later than Thursday each week.


Family fun day

The Cranmore Co-Op Family fun day will be held on August 10 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Pre-school childcare

Dreamchasers Childcare Service at Merville have morning places for Pre-School Children under the EECE Free Preschool Year Programme available for September 2019. The Early Childhood and Education programme (ECCE) provides children with their first formal experience of early learning before they start primary school. The programme is provided for three hours per day, five days per week over 38 weeks per year. The ECCE term runs from September to June each year. Children are eligible for two full programme years of ECCE. Children must be at least 2 years and 8 months of age by August 31st of the year of entry to the programme. If you would like further information on eligibility or to register please call 071-9152022 or Call into the Childcare Team at Merville Community Centre.

Pendant alarms

What Price is Peace of Mind? Merville Community Centre facilitate on behalf of our Community the provision to eligible persons of Social Monitored Pendant Alarms, under the Seniors Alert Scheme that is administered by POBAL. Equipment Funding is available for eligible persons over 65 years for the installation of an monitored alarm on a landline in the persons home.

The Alarms are now available Persons age 65 or older and living alone, living with another person who meets the terms and conditions, living alone for significant periods of time during the day, or is a carer to someone else in their household. First year monitoring is now free for all new applicants. Subsequent annual monitoring charges are then payable by the user. Contact Merville Centre Office on 071-9150029 for further information.

Kids birthday parties

The Main Hall and Astro Pitch is Available for Children's Parties at Weekends Only at very Competitive Prices. Contact the Centre Office on 071-9150029 for details.

Extra spaces available

The Merville Centre have some extra Weekday Evening slots available in the Main Hall available for Hire by Local Groups and Activity Classes. Special Introductory Rates for New Long Term Bookings. Full details available on request. Meeting Rooms are also available for use at excellent rates. Contact the Centre Office on 071-9150029 for latest information.


Local Voluntary and Community Groups are Reminded that any notices for Publication can be emailed to or hard copy left into the Merville Centre for inclusion in our Local Notes.

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