Tuesday 16 July 2019

Around the districts: Carraroe, MCR, Merville, Northside Community Centre

The group of Easkey musicians, winners of the Ceol Urlise section at the recent Sligo Scór Finals. Back row: Lauren Scott, Amy Harte. Front row: Ellen McGuire, Aisling McGuire, Elisha Scott. They now represent Sligo at the Connacht Finals on January 13th
The group of Easkey musicians, winners of the Ceol Urlise section at the recent Sligo Scór Finals. Back row: Lauren Scott, Amy Harte. Front row: Ellen McGuire, Aisling McGuire, Elisha Scott. They now represent Sligo at the Connacht Finals on January 13th

Carraroe: No Posters in Carraroe - Cadra is now working to ensure posters are not erected in our area during the local election due this year. We will be writing to each Local Election Candidate as they are declared to request their support and respect for our community wish. Please spread the word and ensure all supporters are aware.

25 Card Game

The first game of 2109 is tonight January 8 at 9 p.m. Looking forward to seeing all our supporters for a nice friendly game with plenty of chat and banter. New inexperienced players are always welcome. All proceeds go to local projects in the community so please support and bring a friend.

JPC public meeting

The Sligo County Joint Policing Committee wishes to inform members of the public that a public meeting will be held next Thursday, January 10, in Sligo Park Hotel at 7.30 p.m. Members of Carraroe Community are encouraged to attend the meeting and support the development of consultation with our Garda Síochána in the interest of safety of our community. Please encourage all your contacts around County Sligo to attend.

Dancing classes

Frank says thanks to all supporters and friends for the great nights in Carraroe during 2018 and wishes all a very Happy 2019. Looking forward to continuing the great atmosphere of learning a fun this year.

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.

The Bands schedules are: January 9 Chris Dallat, January 16 Kieran McAree, January 23 John Molly, January 30 Colm Burke, February 13 Jason Moyles, February 20 Noel Brody, February 27 Jason Moyles. Learn to jive, waltz, Quick Step and more - For more information contact Frank at 087 9809432.

New Year greetings

Cadra wish that 2019 will be kind to all our residents, supporters and friends. We thank everyone who assisted with our objective of taking care of our community during 2018. Let your new year resolution be to keep a look out for our neighbours especially those living alone.

Slimming World

Charlotte will provide sessions in Carraroe Community Centre each Tuesday morning at 7.30 a.m. and 9.30 a.m. and each Saturday morning at 8.30 a.m. and 10.30 a.m. All current, new, re-joining and visiting members very welcome. - for more information contact Charlotte at 087 7987118.

Sean nós Dancing

Classes resuming again on Friday, January 11, for six weeks with all-Ireland Champion Ryan Sheridan. Beginner Class 6 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. Intermediate Class 7 p.m. to 7.45 p.m. Suitable for all children with a keen interest in learning traditional sean nós dancing.. Registration at the beginning of each class.

New beginners always welcome. All Enquiries to 087 6106493 or email

St John's GAA Club

Cuilbeg was alive with activity St Stephen's morning with St John's players both past and present out in full force earlier today when the emigrants played the homeboys in what now is becoming an annual event. Some lovely football played by both sides.

The St John's G4M and O'team were they curtain raiser when they took on a team made up of senior players' wives and girlfriends the G4M and O'had four mums playing who played with and against their daughters, Sarah and Michelle McNamara, Celene and Chloe and Shannon Clerkin, Victoria and Holly McAndrew and Noelle and Megan McCarney. Well done ladies and I'm sure it is special memory that will be spoke about for a long time.

A large crowd of supporters were out to encourage all teams and as usual the social committee served beautiful refreshments including Charlie Kelly's fine burgers to all involved.

Lotto draw jackpot now €12,800. Tickets can be purchased in the following outlets - Applegreen, Pearse Rd.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.

Community Centre

The community centre will be open fully after the Christmas break and many groups will be restarting their classes and group gatherings. If you would like to book the centre, please contact the parish office. Some space is available on Friday evening.

Church news

Parking at Church: Please use the designated car parks at our church 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.

Parish Envelopes 2019: Envelopes are now distributed to all areas in our parish. If you did not receive envelopes or wish to make changes, please contact the parish office. Please use your parish Envelope during the year. We produce over 1,200 envelops to cover the Carraroe Parish and on average about 300 are returned per week. Now is the time to make a commitment. Each box contains the yearly supply of envelopes which includes special collections.

Carraroe Parish Choir: 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.


Cadra continues to distribute free Hi-Viz. We appeal to people walking or working around our community to wear Hi-Viz to ensure visibility in these dark evenings. We have a supply of free Hi-Viz available from any member of committee.

Illegal dumping

All residents are requested to keep a look out for type of 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

Lakeview Guild ICA

We wish all our members and the community a very happy New Year. The guild meet on the first Tuesday of the month in Carraroe Community Centre at 8 p.m. New members always welcome-for further information contact Mary at 086 3755894.

Used stamps

Wanted: used postage stamps with a good margin of paper on them. Phone Kathleen at 04889541909

Future News/Events

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


Christmas closure

The centre will re-open on Monday, January 7.

Kids Lane

MCR Kids Lane Early Years Service (EYS) has a few ECCE Year (free) available. Open 9.00 to 1.00 Monday to Friday. Please call 071 9146512 for Registration Forms. MCR Kids Lane Afterschool Service for details and registration form call 071 91 465125

Baby clinic

The baby clinic takes place every Wednesday from 2 p.m.- by appointment only.

Aikido classes

Class in MCR - Adults on Mondays and Thursdays 8.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Children on Thursdays five years to nine years 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m/10 years 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 914 6512.


Happy New Year

All Activities and Dreamchasers Childcare Services re-open on Monday, January 7, 2018, at 9.15 a.m. A Peaceful, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to all our Patrons, friends and the Wider Merville Community.


The Management Committee, staff and the Wider Merville Community wish to express our condolences to the families and Friends of John (Midgie) Hynes of Jinks Avenue and Kathleen (Kitsy) Sweeney (née Mahon) of Treacy Avenue, who have passed away recently. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha

Neighbourhood Watch

Please keep an eye out particularly for Elderly neighbours and those living alone. Be wary of opening the door after dark or allowing anyone you don't know into your house. Stay Safe this winter by watching out for all in Our Community.

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.

Northside Community Centre

Homework Club

Registration forms for September for the centre are now available. Call in or phone the centre at 071 9147097.


Places available for playschool for coming September. Contact Denise at 071 9147097.

Room rental

We in the Northside have rooms available for rental. Office space, activities etc. Contact the centre at 071 9147097.

Computer class

Digital Skills classes continue in the centre. For further info phone David at 071 9141138 (Sligo Leader)

Cookery classes

Cookery classes are held in the centre, for further info contact Cathy Powell 071 9159500.

Focus Ireland

Focus Ireland can help if you are: Looking for somewhere to live, having any queries about your private rented or local authority housing or are in need of any housing information, advice or assistance. Our outreach clinic is at Sligo Northside Community Centre, Forthill. Clinics are held on Tuesdays 9.30 a.m. to midday. Drop in or contact Róisín McLoughlin at 087 1718375.


Places available for playschool for coming September. Contact Denise at 071 9147097.


Mediation service available. Contact the centre at 071 9147097.

University of the 3rd Age

Creative writing, dancing, storytelling etc. Contact Kathleen at 087 2068159.

Alcohol/Drugs Service

Sligo Community Alcohol and Drugs Service: Contact Mark Askey at 087-2208602 or Darren O Brien at 087 7878355.

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