Thursday 18 July 2019

Around the districts: Castleconnor, Easkey- Dromore West, Enniscrone, Riverstown

Castleconnor: Castleconnor Community Council would like to thank everyone for their help and contributions at our recent sale of work. Special thanks to Mark and Majella Carr for providing the food for the senior citizens party again this year.

Corballa National School

Parents wishing to enroll children for September 2019 should contact the school secretary (096 36287) to receive an enrolment form or email


Results for January 19: jackpot €18,400 Numbers drawn were 2, 8, 9 and 11 No jackpot winner; €50 winners were Amanda and Morgan Fitzsimmons, David and Anniesa Lynott and Michael Coggins Jnr. Next week's jackpot €18,600

Easkey-Dromore West

Easkey GAA

The Easkey GAA Celebration dinner dance will take place on Saturday, February 16, in the Ocean Sands Hotel. Tickets will be on sale on Saturday, February 2, 10.midnight in the community centre. Tickets are limited so it is advisable to purchase your tickets on this morning. Cost is €30 per ticket. DJ Scruffy Duffy and Guest Speaker on the night. This will be a great night of celebration marking the huge successes in the club in the last year.

Eoghan Rua LGFA

Eoghan Rua LGFA annual Awards night will take place on Saturday, February 2 in the Diamond Coast Hotel at 8 p.m. Night will consist of medal presentation, buffet meal and disco. Tickets cost €15 adult and €10 child. Special guest on the night will be Sligo LGFA Player Katie Walsh. Tickets can be booked through committee members.

An open evening will take place at Rathlee National School on Thursday, February, 14 from 6.30 to 7.30. p.m. The children will have an opportunity to play and see their classroom and you will have the opportunity to meet the teachers, see our facilities.

And have a cup of tea.

If you are unable to attend please contact us at 096 49243 or email ( and we will arrange a convenient date for you.

Captain Jacqui

Sligo LGFA is delighted to announce that Jacqui Mulligan will be Captain of the intermediate team for the 2019 season. The St Farnan's veteran takes over the captaincy from Noelle Gormley. It has been 19 years since Jacqui first wore the Sligo Jersey and is as eager as ever to get back into action for 2019.Sligo start their Lidl NFL at home to Meath on Saturday, February 2 at 2 p.m. in Cloonacool.

Coláiste Iascaigh

With building work ready to go in the New Year at Coláiste Iascaigh, your support is required in this year's major school fundraiser a Boston Tea Party/Auction Night on Friday, February 1, in the Ocean Sands Hotel. For more information/reply forms please see the schools website or call the school at 09649021.All proceeds to the school development.

Killeenduff NS

Killeenduff NS is now accepting enrolments for the 2019/2020 school year. Enrolment forms are available from the school. There will also be an open week from Monday, January 28 - Friday, February 1. Please feel free to pop in and see our facilities and meet teachers from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. daily. For further information, contact the school at 096 49228. Also, we are holding our Grandparent's day on Friday, February 1, at 1.15 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. if you would like to join us.

Easkey GAA

Well done and congratulations to Easkey, who will contest the all-Ireland junior club final after beating Donegal's Red Hugh's in the semi-final, played in Ballinamore. The Croke Park date with Beaufort of Kerry is on Saturday, February 9, at 3 p.m. Tickets cost €20 and can be purchased at centre, Enniscrone, SuperValu, Ballina or online.

The club is selling tickets for the National Club Draw which has a first prize of a Renault Clio and second prize of a travel voucher to value of €2,000 and many other great prizes. Please support the club with its great success in Football, Hurling, Rounders and Scór. Cost per ticket €10.

Children's Cycling Classes

A four-week programme in Children's Cycling Classes starts on Saturday, February 16, at the West Sligo FRC in Enniscrone. Cost €10. A fun taster cycle for children seven to 12 years. Booking is essential at 096 37444.

Windmill Players

Windmill Players, Dromore West are back in action in Ballintogher Hall, performing Sam Cree's, 'Don't Tell the Wife'. on Saturday and Sunday February 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. Admission €10, tickets for sale, contact Mary at 087 9964143. Great night's entertainment.

25 card game

A progressive 25 card game is held in Easkey in the school beside the church on Sundays at 8 p.m. Cost is €7 including raffle. Proceeds towards work on the cemetery which is due to start shortly. All card players welcome.


There was no winner of the jackpot in the Easkey lotto draw on January 18. Numbers drawn8, 15, 17, and 32. €25 winners; Fred Queenan, Séamus Duffy, Michael Weir, Tracey Lenehan, Olive Campbell. Promoter's prize: Barbara Reilly. Next jackpot €4,300 and the draw will take place at the bingo in the community centre at 8.30 on Friday night. 50/50 winner; Joe and Anne.

Men's Shed

A Men's Shed is being set up in Enniscrone. A meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 12, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the FRC. If you are interested in DIY, Woodwork/Carpentry, arts and crafts or any other area of interest, the Men's Shed would be delighted to hear from you. It is a pressure free environment in which to share skills, make new friends and connect with your community and each member is free to participate in their own way and at their own pace.

Your news

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Sympathy is extended to Imelda Maguire Pier Road, Enniscrone, Co Sligo on the death of her husband Tom Maguire. Sympathy also to his sons, Barry, David and Kevin daughters Bernadette and Rosie sister Jacqueline, Ballina, brothers, Conor and Eddie, in-laws, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

The remains were removed from McGowan's funeral home on Sunday, January 20, to the Church of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven, Enniscrone. Burial took place after 1.30 p.m. Mass on Monday to St Patrick's Cemetery Kilglass. May he rest in peace.

Enniscrone Walking Club

Come along to our information evening for new members where you will learn all you need to know to get started. Diamond Coast Hotel, Enniscrone Tuesday, February 12, at 8 p.m.

Walk on February 2 is Fear Breige-Pontoon; level is hard, terrain is open mountain, length four hours. All walks subject to Change pending weather conditions and all walks start from Enniscrone Tourist Office at 9.30 a.m. unless stated otherwise.

Discover Enniscrone

Discover Enniscrone is launching a new Town Guide to help with Tourism Enniscrone and surrounding area. Will be advertising Business, and services in the area and a guide for the town and map, covering from Ballina to Aughris. To place an add or promote and upcoming event please contact us on Discover Enniscrone Facebook page.


Enniscrone Community walking group meets at West Sligo Family Resource Centre. Time 10.45 a.m. Every Tuesday morning walk from 11 a.m.-12 so please come along and enjoy the beautiful scenery around Enniscrone. For more information contact 09637444.

Enniscrone/Kilglass GAA

Our dinner dance is penciled in for Saturday, February 16, in the Diamond Coast Hotel. Former Tyrone footballer Seán Kavanagh will be our special guest on the night. More information in the coming weeks.

Good luck to Ciaran O'Dowd and the Sligo Senior footballers who begin their 2019 Allianz League campaign next Sunday away to Carlow.

Well done to Easkey on qualifying for the all-Ireland Junior football final last weekend.

There was no winner of last weekend's blotto draw. The draw continues every Saturday night, with next week's draw in the Wild Atlantic Inn. This week's jackpot will be €4,800.

Working Things Out programme

The Working Things Out programme is an evidence-based CBT programme for adolescents (aged 11 to 16) promoting positive mental health and teaching coping skills to overcome specific problems. The programme is a six-week course that highlights practical steps parents can take to help their children cope and thrive, as well as coping successfully themselves.

The programme aims to help young people build communication and conflict resolution skills in order to overcome mental health problems and to improve their relationships within their families, in school and in the community.

The programme sessions are designed around a DVD containing personal stories of adolescents who have coped with challenging mental health issues such as, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, OCD, Self-harm and Suicide, as well as issues such as, Bullying, School Pressures, and Conflict with parents. The stories offer advice on how to cope and what young people can do to help long-term evidence, the Parents Plus 'Parenting when Separated'.

If you are interested in attending any of these courses please contact West Sligo Family Resource Centre at 096 37444.

Enniscrone Men's Shed

A Men's Shed is being set up in Enniscrone. If you are interested in DIY, Woodwork/Carpentry, arts and crafts, or any other area of interest, the Men's Shed would be delighted to hear from you. A Men's Shed is a community-based organisation open to ALL men regardless of age or background. It is a pressure free environment in which to share skills, make new friends and connect with your community. Each member is free to participate in your own way and at your own pace even if all you want to do is to chat and a cup of tea.

Inaugural Meeting, Tuesday, February 12, Family Resource Centre Pier Road, Enniscrone, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information contact Gregory at the West Sligo Family Resource Center, Enniscrone, and Phone 096 37444. ALL are welcome.

Library News

Free 'How to use a tablet' classes for beginners in the Enniscrone Library on Thursdays 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. starting on January 31 for four weeks. Contact Susan at 085 1341190 to make a booking or for more details.

Storybook Trail: Enniscrone Library invites all of the family to read pages of a picture book that are displayed along the hollow at Enniscrone beach. It starts beside the lifeguard tower. The book currently displayed is 'Tiddler' by Julia Donaldson. A different picture book will be displayed here monthly.

Student drama

Transition year students of Jesus and Mary Secondary School, Enniscrone will be performing original short scripts as their srama this year. Doors open at 7.30 on the evening of 30th and 31st. Tickets are €7 with family concession's. This promises to be a very entertaining evening.


On Saturday, January 19, there was no winner of the €4,600 jackpot when the blotto draw took place in Sheridan's Pub Kilglass. Numbers drawn were 9, 29 and 34. €25 winners were Heather Hartwick John Gilroy and Maura Harnett. Jackpot for the next draw is €4,800 and will take place in Hopkins Bar on Saturday, January 26, SOCIAL BRIDGE CLUB.

Bridge takes place at the Diamond Coast Hotel every Wednesday night commencing at 7.30 p.m.


Dinner dance

GAA Shamrock Gaels dinner dance will take place on Saturday, February 2, in the Clayton Hotel. Tickets are available for €25 from any committee member.

Medals will be presented to the Senior Team, who won the Intermediate Championship and championship runners-up medals will be presented to the senior ladies' team along with the Player of the year awards.

Michael Reynolds will be inducted into the hall of Fame. Michael has been a tremendous servant to the club serving as county board delegate for many years and an ever present member of the committee.

The annual Bord Ná Nóg awards presentation took place last Saturday evening with County Manager, Paul Taylor presenting winners medals to the under-18 boys, under-18 girls, under-16 boys and under-12 boys along with runners-up medals to the under-14 boys and under-12 girls' teams. The player of the year awards went to under-10, Penny Barlow, Rian Conway; under-12, Louise Robertson, Jack Barrett; under-14, Nola Eivers, Conor McMorrow; under-16, Jade Lyons, Conor Kearns; under-18, Meabh McDermott, Dylan Willis. Dylan also won the overall Player of the Year award.

Thank you to the Kearns family of their continued sponsorship of these awards in memory of Leo and Phil Kearns. Thank you to Paul Taylor for giving up his time to present the awards in what has been one of the most successful years in the club's history at underage level.

Ardkeeran NS

Enrolment for Ardkeeran National School, Riverstown will take place on Friday, February 8, from 3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Parents and children wishing to enrol for September 2019 are welcome to attend.

Please bring your child's Birth Cert and PPS number with you. Should you be unable to attend please contact the school 071 9165411/ to obtain the necessary documentation.

To find out more about Ardkeeran National School visit our school website and blog or find us on Facebook.

Don't Tell The Wife

Windmill Players present a three-act comedy play 'Don't Tell the Wife' in Ballintogher hall on Saturday, February 2, and Sunday, February 3, at 8 p.m., admission €10, tickets for sale call Mary at 087 9964143. Will be a great night's entertainment.

Taunagh NS

Enrolment for Taunagh National School is located in the heart of Riverstown, County Sligo and is currently enrolling for September 2019. The school promotes a caring and supportive environment where children are encouraged to think independently, respect one another and value diversity.

For further information or to arrange a time to visit the school, please feel free to call 071 9165605 or email Enrolment forms are available in the school and on website

Bright Starts

Best wishes to Bright Starts, a Montessori Childminding facility, now accepting applications for January 2019 for preschool children. This intimate service provides Montessori focused childcare in a home away from home environment, located in Tawnagh, Riverstown. Places are limited. For more information contact Vanessa at 086 1016040 or email or visit us on

Sean Nós Classes

Bróga Bríomhar Dance School sean nós dancing classes with Eiméar Mulvey continues on Sundays in the Morrison Cottage, Riverstown. Beginners from 11.15 to 11.45 a.m. Intermediate Kids 11.45 to 12.15 p.m. Intermediate Teens 12.15 to 12.45 p.m. Advanced 10.15 a.m. to 11 a.m. (45 minutes).

New members are always welcome. Contact 086 2584465 for more information.

Social dancing

Social dancing continues with A & C Country Jive in the Morrison Cottage, Riverstown starting on Sunday evenings at 7.30 p.m. All ages welcome, no partner required. Contact 086 3083416 for more information.

News Items

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