Monday 23 October 2017

Cranmore -- all the news

HAMPER BASKETS WANTED -- An appeal for unwanted hamper baskets/boxes that people may wish to dispose of after enjoying their festive contents is being made by Cranmore Co-op to support its fundraising efforts.

The Co-op is a voluntary organisation that relies on funds raised from their hamper raffles to run their youth drop-in centre at 11 Devin's Drive in Cranmore. Baskets can be left into St Annes local parish office, or contact Helen on 0719149951 or 0879728717.


Looking for a fun night out for Valentines night? Look no further than the Harp Tavern where Cranmore Co-op will be hosting a Valentine's Night Table Quiz. You can be assured of a bit of craic with quiz master Sean supplying questions on famous couples either happy or happily divorced, romantic films, and poetry. There will be a fun music section as well that proves very popular with participants. Tables will be ?20 for a table of four with proceeds going towards Cranmore Youth Drop-in and associated activities. More information on this event nearer the date.


Looking for a healthy kick start to the New Year? Cranmore Co-op in conjunction with Sligo Sports Partnership is offering rebounding Rebounding Classes in the Abbeyquarter Community Centre. The classes are conducted by a qualified tutors appointed by SS&RP who are also trained first aiders. All are welcome to attend and at a very affordable fee of ?2 it is a great opportunity to get the New Year off to a healthy start. Classes will be arranged to suit demand. Youth classes will also take place as this form of using small trampolines to rebound on as a fun keep fit exercise has proved quite popular with all age groups. Contact Helen on 0719149951 or 0879728717 for more information.


Cranmore Co-op Youth Drop-in will remain closed for the month of January. Extensive refurbishment took place before Christmas and re-commenced on January3rd. Funding of ?35,000 towards the project was announced by Minister for Housing Jan O'Sullivan on her visit to Cranmore in November.


Work is progressing at a very fast pace and the premises of no 11 Devins Drive is now connected to no 12. This makes for a much larger space to accommodate the large groups of youth attending the dropin centre which is run by Cranmore Co-op volunteers. A larger computer space will be available for the youth and in addition a more spacious kitchen area for cookery classes with the youth will be greatly welcomed.

Photographs of the building work taking place can be assessed on the Co-op website or follow the progress on our facebook page.


A number of rooms will be available shortly for rent at very attractive rates by Cranmore Community Co-operative for agencies or groups at their newly converted premises at 11 Devins Drive. For further information call Nora on 0719149951 or Helen on 0879728717.