Monday 22 July 2019

Around the districts: Carraroe, MCR, Merville

The children of St. Aidan’s NS Ballintrillick were awarded the Active School Flag recently. The children worked very hard the last two years making the school more active. You can check out what the children got up to on the school website: or on the school's Facebook Page: @staidansnsballintrillick
The children of St. Aidan’s NS Ballintrillick were awarded the Active School Flag recently. The children worked very hard the last two years making the school more active. You can check out what the children got up to on the school website: or on the school's Facebook Page: @staidansnsballintrillick

Carraroe: Carraroe Walking Group - The next walk is on Monday, July 8. Meet at Community Centre at 10.50am for registration. Walk starts sharp at 11am and lasts one hour. New people always welcome come join us to Boost your overall health, connect with your local community and most importantly have fun.

St John's GAA Club

Lotto draw jackpot now €13,450. Numbers Drawn 3, 11, 21, 22. No jackpot winner. €25 winners were Alex Carey, Crozon; Seán Brosnan, Ballyshannon; Sharon McCormack, Ballintogher; Margaret Burke, Caltragh.

Next Draw is on Saturday, July 6, in Clubhouse Cuilbeg at 8.30 p.m..All Welcome to come and witness the draw.

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.

Help Keep our Area Clean

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.

Cúl Camp

The Kellogg's Cúl Camp for ages 6-13 will run from July 15 to July 19 at Stenson Park, Cuilbeg. Places are limited. Visit website to book a place at

Heritage Week Water Project

Michael Bell will conduct a 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. We are planning to have a catering cart tea or coffee etc and to facilitate numbers please contact or any committee member.

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.

New Speed Warning Light

Residents are now asking for a warning light as you travel from Pet Hospital to Holywell. Our Newly Elected councillors are being approached by residents to have this provided.


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 Carraroe

All learners and experienced dancers catered for at these sessions so come and enjoy. Dance class followed by live band each Wednesday night in Carraroe Community Centre Sligo. Dance class commences at 8.30 p.m. with live band from 9.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. Learn to jive, waltz, Quick Step and more. Light refreshments served - For more information contact Frank at 087 9809432.


Please use the designated car parks which includes around the community centre. Plenty of parking is available in safe locations. Please avoid parking on the main roads. It obstructs passing traffic and view of people leaving the community centre and church.

Church news

Carraroe Parish Choir: rehearsal on Mondays at 8 p.m. in the church. If you can sing and would like to be part of a community choir, please come along. More male singers are required.

The sick and Housebound: Mass is on 107FM Just tune your radio before Mass. Please let the housebound know about this service in your area.

Anti-Litter Campaign

See Something - Say Something All residents are requested to keep a look out for illegal dumping activity and use the telephone number 1850365121 to report. You can also use the following contact points to report: Sligo County Council Litter Warden: Telephone 071 9111465/071 9111457 or Mobile: 087 1778735 - Email

Future News/Events

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


Summer Camp

MCR Kids Lane summer camps for children five to 12 years will take place from July 8 to July 12, July 15 to July 19, July 22 to July 26, July 29 to August 2. Cost €65 per child family discounts available. Fun Arts Crafts and Full day outing. Places are limited so early booking advisable contact Trish or Lizzy at 071 9146512 to book.

Kids Lane

Playgroup enrolling now for September 2019. Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday. Free ECCE year and subvention available TUSLA registered/qualified staff, fun filled curriculum, Aistear and Siolta programmes. Purpose built outdoor play area. Healthy snacks provided daily. Please call 071 9146512 for registration forms.

MCR Kids Lane Afterschool Service - For details and registration form call 071 91465125.

Active Retirement

The Active Retirement group is closed for summer vacations and will re-commence on September 10.

Baby Clinic

Clinic has resumed on Wednesdays between 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (no appointment necessary). If you need to see a Public Health Nurse please phone 071 9155100 ext 5277 Monday-Friday between 9.30 and 10.30 to arrange an appointment.

Aikido classes

Class in MCR - Adults on Mondays and Thursdays 8.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Children on Thursdays 5-9 years 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m; 10 to 14 years 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Classes instructed by Eamon Coyne fourth Dan World Aikido HQ For more information telephone 087 6693711

Tang Soo Do

This takes place on Mondays at 7 p.m. and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in the centre. For further information contact Master Titus at 086 1271039.

Hall hire

Our Centre is available for room and hall hire at very competitive rates, and we offer excellent facilities for sports, meetings, parties and social events, including our sports hall, changing rooms with showers etc. Our hall is very popular for sports events, and also for children's parties as it can accommodate a bouncy castle. Do pop in to have a look, or call the centre on 9146512.


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 two years and eight months of age by August 31 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

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 at 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 at 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 at 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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