Saturday 19 October 2019

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

The Sligo Social & Benevolent Association of New York at its annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner dance honoured Chris Boles, a native of Geevagh, who received the Martin Brett Distinguished Service Award, Guest of Honor Benny Walsh of Aclare, and Jim Forde of Enniscrone, the association’s Sligo Person of the Year
The Sligo Social & Benevolent Association of New York at its annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner dance honoured Chris Boles, a native of Geevagh, who received the Martin Brett Distinguished Service Award, Guest of Honor Benny Walsh of Aclare, and Jim Forde of Enniscrone, the association’s Sligo Person of the Year

Castleconnor - Lotto: Results for March 30. Jackpot €19,500; numbers drawn were 6, 9 18, and 29. No jackpot winner 3x €50 winners Nicola Harrison, Brian Feeney and Pauline Langan. Next week's jackpot €19,600.

Memorial tractor run

The JJ McHugh Memorial tractor run in aid of Mayo Roscommon Hospice will take place on Easter Monday, April 22, from Julians of Midfield, Swinford. Registration at 1 p.m. Run starting at 2 p.m. All types of tractors, vintage vehicles and trucks welcome. Refreshments after event with music by Eunice Moran. Entry fee €20. Contact Mary at 085 7477678 or Jarlath at 086 4045133. Your support would be appreciated.

Easkey-Dromore West

Shore-line clean-up

A shore-line clean-up has been organised for both Rathlee and Easkey on Saturday, April 13.Volunteers are needed to make themselves available to help on that day. We are aware that volunteers constantly pick-up litter around both shores for which we are extremely thankful.

This clean-up has been organised as part of the 'National Spring Clean 2019'.

Volunteers can meet at 11 a.m. at Roslea Castle for Easkey and Rathlee Shore (The Long Rock) for Rathlee.

Car treasure hunt

A car treasure hunt hosted by Leap Easkey will take place in Easkey on Easter Monday, April 22. Registration will take place in the Castle Inn, Easkey from 3 p.m. This will be a Leap fundraising event.


The death has taken place in Chingford, London of Celia Langridge, formerly Celia Queenan of Carranduff, Kilglass. The death has also taken place in New Jersey of Kathleen Nolan formerly Kathleen Clarke of Cabra, Rathlee. Sympathy is extended to the Queenan and Clarke families.

Spring Fest

Dromore West Village Enhancement Committee's Spring Fest is returning on Sunday, April 14, with various community and family events. This will be taking place in Dromore West Community Centre from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature various suppliers, crafters and organisations within the eco-friendly sector including Voice recycling, Inland waterways and Clean Coast Ireland to name but a few. Please check out our Facebook page for further details and updates.

Blood Donation clinic

A Blood Donation clinic organised by St Patrick's GAA Club will be held in Skreen-Dromard community centre on Tuesday, April 16.

Community Spring Clean

On Good Friday, April 19, there will be a Community Spring Clean in Dromore West starting at 10.30 a.m., meeting at the community centre.

If an area outside of the village is in need of attention please let Tidy Towns know and we will endeavour to include this on the day.

Darkness into Light

Darkness into Light is taking place in Dromore West for the second year running, it will take place on May 11 at 4.15 a.m. Registration is now open

Daisy Lane

Daisy Lane Early Years Education Centre and School Age Childcare Facility opening September 2019 in Dromore West CNS Providing: ECCE two years free Pre - School, Afterschool Club with extracurricular activities, and Homework Club.

To book a place contact Olive at 083 3446267 or email

Easter GAA Camp

Sligo GAA is holding an Easter Camp in Enniscrone GAA pitch on Tuesday, April 23 and Wednesday 24. Contact Stephen Henry at 087 1306538 to register. Suitable for children 11/12/13 years. Cost is €20.

Race night

On Sunday, April 21, St Farnan's GAA Club will hold a race night at 9 p.m. in the Beach Bar.

Easkey Castle Fun Run

The Easkey Castle annual 5k/10K/10 Miler Fun Run takes place on Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m. Online registration is open including family registration. Guarantee your race t shirt by registering on njuko.

Last minute registrations and all pre-registered runners check-in to Easkey Community Centre from midday.

25 card game

A progressive 25 card game is held in Easkey in the school beside the church on Sundays at 9 p.m. Winners from March 31 are; 1. Michael Kelly and JP McGuire; 2. P.J Sloyan and Marty Cowley, Brendan Battle and Deirdre Coggins; 3. Frank and Martin Kilgannon, Liam Weir and Kieran Cawley. Spot prize: Tommy Lavelle and TJ Cawley. Raffle; Anthony Walsh, Eddie Egan and P. J Sloyan. 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 March 29. Numbers drawn were 4, 9, 24 and 34. €25 winners; Cathy, Patrick, and Joseph. Tommy Egan, Dermot Browne, Frank Stewart, Colin Lynott. Promoter's prize: Pauline A Kilgannon Next jackpot €5,300 and the draw will take place at the bingo in the community centre at 8.30 on Friday night. 50/50 winner; Séamus Cuffe.

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Sympathy is extended to Tommy Murphy on the death of his wife Helena (née Tuffy) Carrowcollar, Kilglass, and late of Fiddane Enniscrone, Co Sligo. Sympathy also to her parents Murdy and Eileen Ann, her sister Adeline, brothers John and Nathan, mother-in-law Teresa, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends. Burial took place in St Patrick's Cemetery Kilglass after midday Mass in the Church of the Holy Family, Kilglass Kilglass. May she rest in peace amen.

Coffee/tea morning

On Thursday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In Tourist Office Enniscrone, for North West Simon Community Sligo working to prevent homelessness in Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal. Please support this worthy cause. STORY TIME.

for under-sevens on Saturday, April 13, and 27 at 11 a.m. at the Enniscrone Library, Pier Road.

Enniscrone/Kilglass GAA

Our Intermediate team suffered an opening round defeat to Geevagh in Division Two of the Senior Football League last Sunday. The home side ended as convincing 2-19 to 1-8 winners in Geevagh. Trailing by 1-8 to 1-2 at half-time, our lads had chances to trim the deficit before the break and showed promising signs at the start of the second half, but ultimately Geevagh were deserving winners. The team and management will hope for significant improvement ahead of the visit of Drumcliffe-Rosses Point to Quigabar on Easter weekend (April 20/21).

The Enniscrone-Kilglass/Easkey under-21s are set to begin their A championship campaign next Sunday at 1 p.m. against St Mary's in Quigabar.

The Enniscrone-Kilglass/Easkey minor footballers play Curry away in their next league fixture on April 12.

Our under-16s host Coolaney-Mullinabreena in the B league tomorrow (Monday) at 6.30 p.m.

The under-14s get their year up and running on April 11 with a home game against St Patrick's. Well done to Gavin Duffy and Oisin Hynes, who were both involved in the Sligo minor footballers impressive one-point win over Donegal in the Ulster Minor League last Saturday. The team is managed by Michael Duffy.

Blotto - Two in a row. For the second week in succession, the blotto jackpot has been won. Congratulations to Tony Murphy, Templeboy, on matching the three winning numbers 6, 14, 30 to win the jackpot of €2,000. Next week's jackpot will be back to €2,000. Thanks to everyone for the continued support.

National Spring Clean

Enniscrone Tidy Town is participating in the National Spring Clean event which will take place on Thursday, April 11. Everyone, who would like to lend a hand meet at the church at 7 p.m.

Library news

Storytime for under-sevens continues on Saturdays April 13 and 27 at 11 a.m. at the Enniscrone Library, Pier Road.

Drama in Skreen

Skreen-Dromard Drama Group are staging a three-act comedy 'Holy Orders' by Martin Donohue In Skreen-Dromard Community Centre on Friday the 12th. Saturday the 13th. Sunday, April 14, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7.30 tickets can be got on the door. Proceeds of this play are for the upkeep of the community centre. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Walking club

Next walk on April 13 is Carrowteigue. Level: moderate. Terrain: Trail/open mountain. Length: 4-5hours. All walks start from Enniscrone Tourist Office at 9.30 a.m. unless stated otherwise. All walks subject to change pending weather or other conditions at the time.

Social bridge club

Enniscrone Social Bridge Club is held weekly at the Diamond Coast Hotel, commencing at 7.30 the clubs AGM will take place on March 10, after which the annual party is held before the summer recess.


There was one winner of the €2,000 jackpot when the blotto draw took place on Saturday, March 30, in Gilroy's. Winner was Tony Murphy Templeboy Co Sligo. Numbers drawn were 6, 14, 30 and. €25 winners were, Ann Gilmartin, Aisling Fieming, David Nevin and Gerry Walsh jackpot for the next draw is €2,000 and will take place in the Pilot Bar April 6.


Remembrance Walk/Run

Sligo branch of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland will be holding a Remembrance 6.5k Walk/Run to celebrate the lives of those that have sadly been lost to Cystic Fibrosis. As part of CF Awareness Week (65 Roses) this walk/run will take place in Doorly Park, Sligo on Saturday, April 13, at 11 a.m. Registration in Doorly Park car park Saturday morning before race from 10 a.m. to 10.45 a.m. Everyone welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Entry: Adult €10, Child €5. Refreshments available after event (weather permitting). Beautiful scenic route.

Rambling House

Rambling House in the Morrison Teach Ceoil on Saturday, April 13, at 9.30 p.m. Musicians, singers and Dancers are all welcome. Refreshments will be served. Admission €10. Enquiries to Pádraig Kerins 087 6707329.

Easter Egg hunt

Sligo Folk Park, Riverstown will be holding an Easter Egg Hunt on Tuesday, April 16, and Wednesday, April 17, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. €10 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Activities on the day will include an Egg Hunt, arts and crafts, Easter Biscuit Decorating. Take a train trip around the grounds of the park and visit the new attractions: wishing tree and fairy village. Booking essential. Call 071 9165001. Mobile: 086 2356688. Email

Community Games

Riverstown Community Games Athletics Finals will take place on Sunday, May 19, in Riverstown Community Park. The day's events will start with a Fancy dress parade leaving Homeland Store in Riverstown at 1.15 p.m. This will be followed by athletics finals in Community Park at 2 p.m. and medal presentation. For further information on any Community Games event call 086 8258525.

Gaelic four Mothers and Others

Gaelic four Mothers and Others is a fun, non-competitive group that meet every Monday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. to play Gaelic Football. No experience is required but you need to be over 25. The group will be starting back on Monday, April 8, and new members are always welcome.

Easter camp

Little Buddies will be running a four-day Easter Camp from April 15 to April 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be activities, fun, games and many egg-cellent surprises for children between 5 and 12 years old. Price is €78 and must be paid in advance of camp. Each child should bring a packed lunch. For more information contact Little Buddies at 071 9165660 or email

Dance school

Sean nós Dancing Classes with Eiméar Mulvey's Bróga Bríomhar Dance School taking place in four venues across Sligo. Friday evenings in Collooney Teeling Centre 6.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for under-sixes, seven to 7.30 p.m. 6+ years, 7.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Teens/Adults. Saturday mornings Sligo Town Gaelscoil 9.30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Beginners, 10 to 10.30 a.m. Advanced, 10.30 a.m. to 11 a.m. intermediate. Saturday afternoon Ballintogher Hall 12.30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Beginners, one to 1.30 p.m. intermediate. Sunday mornings Morrison Cottage Riverstown, 11.15 to 11.45 a.m. beginners, 11.45 a.m. to 12.15 intermediate kids, 12.15 to 12.45 p.m. intermediate teens. New comers are always welcomed contact Eiméar at 086 2584465.

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