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Around the Districts: Enniscrone, Keash-Culfadda and Skreen-Dromard


The Junior Infant Class of 2021 at St. Ronan’s N.S., Cloonloo.

The Junior Infant Class of 2021 at St. Ronan’s N.S., Cloonloo.

The Junior Infant Class of 2021 at St. Ronan’s N.S., Cloonloo.



Local Notes

Would you or your family, community group, school, etc. wish to highlight your activities/achievements? If so, please send your news and pictures to the West Sligo Family Resource Centre before midday on Wednesday or call 096 37444 or email

West Sligo Family Resource Centre

We are working behind closed doors and are continuing to provide support and services. Please contact 096 37444 between 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. for more information. The following services and classes are available:

Family Support Service (Monday to Thursday) Contact Heather Reddington: 087 2506773, email

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Brief Intervention Therapy for Adults: Experiencing mild difficulties impacting on their mental health or wellbeing. The intervention will last 8-10 weeks (one session per week); and will be provided by suitably qualified mental health professionals such as fully accredited Counsellors/Psychotherapists. Please contact Róisín at 087 3650949 for more details.

Brief Intervention Therapy for young people: for children and young people, 10 to 18 years, for those experiencing mild difficulties impacting on their mental health or wellbeing. The intervention will last six to eight weeks (one session per week); and will be provided by suitably qualified mental health professionals such as fully accredited Counsellors/Psychotherapists to work with each individual young person. Please contact Róisín at 087 3650949 for more details.

The Men’s Shed

The Enniscrone Men’s Shed is meeting up again outdoors at the shed. We could do with more men, we are inundated with work. If any men would be interested in joining us to help out, or just for a cuppa and a chat please call Gregory at 087 3329392 or Shane at 085 1924219.


Sincere sympathy to the Bourke family on the death of Eileen Bourke, formerly from Lord Edward St Ballina and late of Carrowhubbuck Enniscrone, Eileen passed peacefully at the Mayo Hospice, Castlebar. Predeceased by her parents Jack and May Byron and sister Mary, Eileen will be sadly missed by her husband John, Sons Kevin, Paul, John and Kieran, daughters Barbra, Anne, Shirley and Eilish, brother Paddy, Sister Anne, grandchildren, great grandchild, nephews, nieces, relatives, and many friends.

May she rest in peace.

What’s coming up in the WSFRC?

Coming soon to WSFRC. ‘Buggy Buddies’ Bring your babies/kiddies and buggies for a scenic walk around Enniscrone, meet other parents, friends, call into the WSFRC for a cuppa and a natter, for more information please call 096 37444/087 2409824.

MSLETB _ Wednesdays morning from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Introduction to computers and digital media.

Thursdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. gardening for beginners.

For more information, please contact Mary Morrisey at 087 7876905/096 71652 or WSFRC at 096 37444.

Enniscrone Beach run/walk

The Wild Atlantic Wag has been given approval, entry details for the Enniscrone Beach run/walk are on the event page. A weekend of fun for dog owners, run/walk, dog show, dog themed sand art competition, murder mystery walk around the village, SUP with your pup with Mikee and the Harbour Sup crew and just general fun over the weekend of September 18/19.

We are raising money for the RNLI. Sligo Lifeboats will hopefully be there with their information trailer.

For a limited time, you can grab your Enniscrone Black Pig ‘Beach Time’ T-shirt with 10 per cent off using the code ‘BEACH10’ The Black Pig of Enniscrone evolved from a legend story of a wild boar that was claimed to have magical powers but today our pig is just chilling out, having an ice-cream on Enniscrone Beach. Available in adult and kids sizes – shop now:

The Pier Enniscrone

The Coleman Swim 2021. Another great event, superbly organised. Conditions were superb. The competitors were spoiled with swim hats, bobble hats, medals and Ice cream afterwards. Well done all involved... a fantastic event. What a beautiful scene to welcome all the competitors, a Ppod of dolphins arrived close to the pier, having fun in the water in Enniscrone and enjoying the lovely, sunny day.

Enniscronen Tidy Towns

Helpers required – wwe would welcome additional help, especially at the weekends.

If you could give us a hand to do a litter pick on a Saturday or Sunday morning, it would be much appreciated.

We will be by the Lifeguard station Sunday mornings at 8 a.m. with spare pickers, bags and gloves and wipes etc. Early Risers: Many thanks to who came down to the lifeguard station this Sunday morning at 8 a.m. to do a litter pick of our beautiful beach and dunes.

If beach users could take all their litter with them, it will benefit everyone – we all want to enjoy a clean beach.

Gathering again next Sunday at 8 a.m.

Hope to see a few new helpers coming along.

Tireragh community support scheme

We are back selling our produce on Main Street, Enniscrone every Tuesday and Friday, weather permitting.

Tireragh CCÉ

Want to get involved in your local music organisation? Why not become a member of Tireragh CCÉ... whether you want to volunteer or learn a new instrument or just want to come to listen to all our events throughout the year now is your chance. Registration is open to all ages, you don’t have to play an instrument to get involved as there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

New and existing members welcome.

Any queries message us or call 086 8765545. All Comhaltas events follow public health guidelines. Online classes will also be available.

NW Simon Community 13th annual Sleep Out

On Friday, October 1, NW Simon Community are calling on the people of northwest and beyond to swap their beds for sleeping bags for one night only by taking part in the Virtual Sleep Out.

Anyone can sign up to take part including families, work mates, students, teams, clubs, schools at home and abroad. Register today on the charity website

The homeless charity is heavily reliant on donations to fund its services. You can make a difference locally. Please support.

Kilglass/Enniscrone Parish

Parish priest Fr Gerry O’Hora can be contacted at 096 36191 or 087 7614971 or priest in residence Canon George McHale at 096 36191 or 087 2945770. Parish Email Garda mobile: 086 8578263.

Kilglass Enniscrone United Football Club

Our seniors seen them get off to a hard-fought win overcoming Valley Rovers 4-3 at Micheál McGowan Park. The home side went one nil up with a great strike from the ever-reliant Ronan Martin. However, valley hit back with two quick goals with United’s defense looking vulnerable. The water break came and United regrouped. Karl Colleary was a danger out wide and United’s second came from a well-taken goal from Brandon Fitzgerald. Brandon reacted first and took his chance well. Two all at half time, it lined up for a cracking second half and it didn’t disappoint. United were on the front foot and threw everything at Valley but credit to them they withstood the pressure and looked dangerous on the counter. And it came with 20 minutes to go. United looked shell shocked but regrouped. United got there third through the industrious caffrey and it was game on for both sides. However, midfielder Buckley had the last say with a tremendous finish. The ball fell to him and with a cool and calm finish he lobbed it over the dispairing valley keeper. Credit to valley they battled on and come away with their heads held high. I’m sure they will compete well in the coming season. A great start to KEUFC and they now face the tough task next Saturday evening away to Saint John’s.

Enniscrone-Kilglass GAA

These boys should take a bow after their exploits at the Féile ‘A’ competition in Scarden.

They beat Drumcliffe-Rosses Point (2-7 to 2-6) and St Mary’s (2-11 to 1-2) to make the final, where they unfortunately came up short against Eastern Harps, 2-6 to 0-4.

To be competing at that level gives reason for great hope for the future for this group. Stick at it lads.

The club extends its sympathies to underage coach Paul Bourke and the extended Bourke and Byron families on the passing of Paul’s mother, Eileen.

Cycle against suicide

Well done to Mattie, Áine and Colm on their exploits and thanks to everyone who donated to the cause this year.

The Oceansands Hotel Enniscrone

We have an exciting opportunity to work as a part of the Oceansands Hotel Team. We have the following vacancies available – Breakfast Waiting Staff (hlexible hours) – Experienced Waiting Staff – year-round full and part time – Banqueting Staff (flexible hours) – Restaurant Supervisor – Restaurant Manager – Housekeeping Assistant – Chef de Partie – Sous Chef.

Please send an email with an up-to-date CV and cover letter to with Job Description in subject line.

Ewac Enniscrone

Enniscrone Women Activities Club. Our Objectives: To offer a place for women to meet, make new friends and learn new skills. Through skill sharing, opening new opportunities for women, who would normally not have these, through lack of money and/or suitable public transport, etc. To work together towards a future where women can improve and maintain their health and well-being by participating in our community.

A club for women, run by women, we craft, chat, share skills, go on the occasional outing, and basically have fun. The Women are busy, last Saturday setting up for the market in Dromore West for a fundraiser for the Jack and Jill Foundation in remembrance of baby Mya-Rae.

They also sell their crafts on the street outside their premises.

To join this club, please email

Enrolment night

Jesus and Mary Secondary School, Enniscrone are holding an enrolment night on Thursday, September 9, at 7 p.m. Courses available include Health Care Support with Care of the Older Person Level 5, Certificate in Health Services Supervisory Management Level 6. Early Childcare and Education Level 5 and six, E-Business and Business Level 6, Conflict Management, art, Cookery, Woodwork and beginners computers. Courses will start on September 13. Contact



We welcome into the Christian Community:

- Fíada Breda Duffy, Tower Hill, Ballymote and Carrowcrory, who was Baptised recently in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Culfadda. We congratulate her parents Derek and Denise and her siblings Leona, Katie and Eóghan and all the family.

- Kayleigh Marie Lynch, Broher, who was Baptised recently in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Culfadda. We congratulate her parents John and Helen and her sister Isabelle and all the family.

Recent Death

Our sincere condolences to Brid Cryan, Derrygola on the recent death of her brother Jack Hanmore, Castlerea, Co Roscommon and to the McCormack family, Drumineal on the death of Patricia and to the family of Andy McGowan, Worchester, England and formerly of Tunnagh, Kilavil (Uncle of Andy McGowan, Doocastle, Francis McGowan, Cloonshanbally and Fintan McGowan, Kiltytigue). May their souls rest in peace.


Wonderful to see the two schools in our parish open once again, especially in these difficult times. We wish our pupils, teachers and staff a more settled academic year ahead. We pray that all will go well for them. It adds something very special to the day to day life of our community, when our schools are open.

County Champions

Congratulations to the Eastern Harps Boys’ under-15 team who recently won the County Championship. A high achievement and well done to everyone involved.

First Holy Communion

A huge congratulations to the children of Keash NS who received their First Holy Communion last Saturday. Well done to teachers, parents, Fr Gabriel and all concerned.


All notes to be emailed to before 9 p.m. any Thursday for publication the following week.


First Communion

First Communion will be celebrated over the weekend of September 25 and 26, both days in Skreen Church as follows.

Saturday, September 25, at 11.30 a.m. for the pupils of Ballinlig National School of the 2020 and 2021 Classes. Sunday, September 26, at 11.30 a.m. for the Pupils of High Park National School of the 2020 Class.

Sunday, September 26, at 1 p.m. for the pupils of High Park National School of the current 2021 Class.

Skreen-Dromard Beltra Community First Responders

This new group will be launching as a National Ambulance Service CFR Group in this month of September 2021. The team will be in various locations in the community this week to meet everyone. Thanks to the ongoing generosity of donations received, two Defibrillators and Cabinets have been purchased and installed in the parish.


Congratulations to Lauren McGee, Skreen and Simon Wilson, Larkhill, Beltra on their recent wedding in St Adamnan’s Church Skreen on Friday, August 27.