Monday 22 January 2018


Wedding Belles - The wedding took place on Saturday 27th of November of Karen Woods daughter of Sarah and Tom Woods, Culleens, and Helmar Rolston son of Vera and Cecil Rolston, of Lacknaslevia, Enniscrone who got married in the Church of the Holy Family Kilglass. The chief bridesmaid was Denise Woods, along with the grooms sister, Mavis Rolston, and friend Louise Devane

Winter Nights - As you all will know the clocks have changed once again for the winter time to begin which leaves the daylight hours shorter and the nights a lot longer. If you live in a houseful of children running around then you don’t get time to be lonely or frightened. This is not the case for everyone especially the elderly people who live on their own. They can feel isolated on these dark nights and would be glad of someone to call in for a chat even if it was only for an hour each evening. It could make all the difference to them to hear what is going on in the locality. When you do call please make yourself known to the person as they maybe afraid to open the door too late at night and if you can give them your number so they can ring you if they feel they need someone to help them. Don’t forget we will all be old someday ourselves that is one of life’s guarantees and we might like someone to call on us!

Wedding Belles - The wedding took place on Saturday 27th of November of Karen Woods daughter of Sarah and Tom Woods, Culleens, and Helmar Rolston son of Vera and Cecil Rolston, of Lacknaslevia, Enniscrone who got married in the Church of the Holy Family Kilglass. The chief bridesmaid was Denise Woods, along with the groom’s sister, Mavis Rolston, and friend Louise Devaney. The bestman was Jonathon Rolston, brother of the groom, with groomsmen, Thomas Woods, brother of the bride, and friend Daniel Kilcullen. The reception was held in the Diamond Coast Hotel where a great day was had by all the couple’s family and friends. We wish the couple many happy years of happiness.

Sympathy - We wish to sympathise with the family of the late Tony Mullaney, his wife Mae, his sons, Thomas and Shane, and daughter Ann, his son-in-law, his daughter-in-law, and his grandchildren. His remains were removed from McGowan’s Funeral Parlour, Ballina on Wednesday, 24th October, 2007 arriving at the Church of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven. The burial took place on Thursday after 11am Mass in St Patrick’s Cemetary, Cloona, Enniscrone. Tony was a very active member of the community who had the privilege of living into his nineties and enjoyed chatting to his neighbours both young and old. He was also a member of the Fine Gael party all his life. Tony was one of the last surviving members of a very successful drama group in Enniscrone over 50 years ago. He was involved in a production of The Green Boxeen which was broadcast on Radio Eireann. The play was written and produced by Master Kelly of Culleens National School who was also an active member of the group. Tony was also involved in the drama group in a production of Mungoes Mansions which is still popular among many drama groups.

Community Childcare Centre - The new Community Childcare Centre – Sandcastles is due to open in December as work is coming to a completion with the hard working team of Tom Flatley Construction. They are currently recruiting positions for childcare centre manager, senior childcare practitioner and childcare practitioners. This project is funded by the Irish Government and part-financed by the European Union structural funds under the National Development Plan 2000-2006. If you would like more information, contact the Management Committee c/o Ann Nelson, Carrowcollar, Kilglass, Enniscrone.

Sligo Protest March - Last Thursday evening, a week ago, saw a huge crowd of angry protesters take to the streets of Sligo with a large number of local people also attending. As you will have read in the The Sligo Champion or seen on the television the HSE want to move the cancer services out of Sligo General Hospital. This would mean a round trip of 200 miles to Galway for the people in this area alone. As anyone who has been affected by this disease or has seen a loved one suffer, then the last thing you would like to do or see them having to do is make that long journey to Galway. We all know that there is wonderful hospitals in Galway and good specialist there to help care for us but we could have the same sort of Oncology Unit in Sligo General Hospital if we all stick together and not let someone in government dictate to us how or where we receive our treatment then they will have to back down. It is nice to build up a relationship with the nurses and staff in the unit so they know how to cheer you up when you are feeling down, we also have to back up our neighbouring County Mayo as they stand danger of losing their Cancer Service in Mayo General. Like us, they would have a long way to travel and for some who live for example in Belmullet, we all know that is a long way they would be travelling. So let us all stand together and shout it out loud and attend any protest march that you can and Save our Cancer Services in the West. At the end of the day it is the patients that matter not the politicians.

Leaving Cert class of 1977 - Calling all Past Pupils of Gortnor Abbey, Crossmolina. Another re-union is being planned for the Leaving Cert Class of 1977. If so and you wish to attend the re-union please contact any of the following, Eda Morrissey on 087 234 4675 or e-mail edamorrissey : Maura Deane on 087 617 8845 or Moira Devers on 086 407 3904 or e-mail for more details. We are looking forward to hearing from you.''

Series of talks in Newman Institute - There will be talks on stress management and suicide awareness in the Newman Institute, Barrett Street, Ballina on Monday, 12th November with a talk from Dr. Peter Dori Raj – clinical psychologist, Topic: dealing with stress in today’s society. 19th of November - Mary Tiernan – S.T.O.P. (Suicide, Teach, Organise, Prevent) Topic: Suicide Prevention. Final night 26th of November Dr. Jim Donohue – Psychotherapist, Topic: The Need to be News of a Difference – Suicide Prevention. Time 8-10pm with a cost of ?5 per night.

Remembrance Sunday - On Sunday 25th, November, in St Muredach’s Cathedral at 3pm there will be a special remembrance ceremony in words and music for parents and the children that they mourn for. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the pastoral centre.

Rally Ireland fundraising night in aid of Kenneth McHale/ Derek McCarthy in the Dock Bar, Courthouse Hotel, Ballina on Saturday 10th November, at 9.30pm Light refreshments, spot prizes, live music. Everybody is welcome

Annual soccer calendar - Kilglass Enniscrone Soccer Club will launch its annual calendar in approximately three weeks time. The Soccer Club would appreciate the continued and much valued support of the local businesses for the calendar. If you are in business and wish to advertise, please contact any of the committee members.

Card Night - Do you like to play a fun game of cards on these long winter evening then Enniscrone Health Centre is the place to be on each Sunday night. Games start at 8pm sharp.

Scrabble - Any adults interested in playing scrabble as a group please contact the Tourist Office as there is a lady who has just moved to Enniscrone willing to organise it. A nice idea to pass the long winter nights and brush the cobwebs off by thinking up long words in order to get the high score.

Blotto Results - There was no winner of the ?1,600 Jackpot when the draw took place last Saturday night. Numbers drawn were: 5, 20 and 33. ?25 winners were Nora Caffery, Maura McKeon, Brian McCreanor and Mary Egan Culleens. The jackpot for the next draw will take place in Gaughan’s Kilglass.

Enniscrone Com-munity Care - We are putting together the final details for our planned trip to Dublin in November. We will be staying in the Aisling Hotel arriving on Tuesday 13th and returning on the 15th the cost including 2 nights Bed & Breakfast and 1 dinner is ?115 per person sharing. There is a single supplement of ?15 per night. There is still a small number of places available and can be secured with a ?50 deposit. Names to any committee member or to Enniscrone Health Centre.

Flu Vaccine - Flu can affect anyone but annual vaccination can prevent complications and save your life. If you are aged over 65 years or are a younger person with chronic disease you are invited to attend your local doctor to receive your vaccination.

New York Marathon - Lisa Forde, Quigabar, and Caroline Conmy, Culleens-Ballinafad, took part in the New York Marathon to raise money for Crumlin Children’s Hospital Dublin. Please give generously to this worthy cause.

Eucharist Ministers for Church of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven Enniscrone - Saturday, 10th November, 8pm; Brian Casey and Margaret Connaughton, Sunday, 11th November, 9am; Carmel Melvin and 11 am, Breege Conway and Sr Eileen

Medjugorje weekend retreat - There will be a Medjugorje weekend retreat at Knock Shrine from the 9th -11th of November, 2007 beginning on Friday at 9pm and concluding on Sunday at 1pm. Everyone is very welcome.

Annual Boston Tea Party - The 19th annual Boston Tea Party in aid of North West Hospice will take place in the Diamond Coast Hotel on Saturday, 10th of November. If you are interested in helping out in any way, please contact Alice on 096-36491 or Breege on 096-36196. More details later.

North West Hospice Shave - Come along to Roper’s Pub on Saturday 17th November and see two chivalrous curly haired young men have their heads shaved as a fund raiser for the North West Hospice Group in Sligo. They are Darren Hallinan and Mark Colleary. All are welcome and please give generously.

Indoor Soccer - The annual Indoor Soccer will be on, on Monday nights in the convent gym from 6.30-8.30pm. In order to comply with strict guidelines re: insurance, child protection policy etc. please note that the club wishes to inform parents that children under the age of 7 will not be admitted. Due to the large numbers attending the club we would welcome and encourage parents to help out with supervision.

Quiz Night for the Kilglass National School Parents Association - The Kilglass National School Parents Association is running a quiz night in Gaughan’s Pub on Friday, 9th November, 2007, at 9.30 pm to raise funds for the school. Everybody is very welcome to come and join in the fun. This is an ideal opportunity for parents to test there knowledge and the quiz master on the night is the Chairman of the parents association Paddy Martin.

Christmas Concert - Dana is holding a Christmas Concert in St. Patrick’s Church, Lahardane on Friday, 14th December, at 8pm. On the night she will sing all her classics: Lady of Knock, Totus Tuus, All Kinds of Everything, and will sing many more hit songs on the night. All proceeds raised on the night are in aid of the Chernobyl Children’s Appeal Lahardane Rest and Recuperation Holidays. Tickets are ?20 and are available at 086-2796269.

Multi Skills Training - Sligo Civil Defence commences its winter multi-skills training programme in Enniscrone in the following skills, first aid rescue, communications, welfare and various other skills at Enniscrone Fire Station from 8pm-10pm. These training sessions are held once a week (Tuesday nights). New members always welcome but you must be 18 years or over to join. You can join at any time, any week. If any further information is required contact Seamus Egan at 086-8808039.

Sponsored Walk - The Irish Wheelchair Association is seeking volunteers to participate in their annual sponsored walk next Easter 19th-28th of March 2008. Walkers will experience the unimaginable scope of the National Wonders of The World, The Grand Canyon, Walk the Indian Trail, and Meet the Indians on their Reservation, Explore the Painted Desert, Trek through the Kalibab National Forest. The journey will also take in part of Route 66 together with breathtaking walks in areas of the Famous Hoover Dam and Desert of Las Vegas. It will be an experience of a lifetime. The funds raised will help the Irish Wheelchair Association and provide essential services with people of limited mobility in your area. Contact Juliette Gallagher on 087-9975459 or any branch or office of the Irish Wheelchair Association in your area.

Afternoon Dancing - Sunday afternoon dancing in Julian’s of Midfield near Swinford, every Sunday 5-8pm. Proceeds to different charities each month. Come along and join in this social dancing and make new friends. We extend a special welcome to active retirement group’s women /men groups etc

Set Dancing in Castleconnor - Why not go along to Castleconnor Community Centre each Monday night for classes in Set Dancing. Beginners and Advanced are both very welcome. Classes start at 8.30pm and if you would like some more information then call 087-6368834.

Would you or your family, community group, school, etc. wish to highlight your activities/achievements, if so please contact the Tourist Office before 12 noon on Wednesday or ring 096-36746. E-mail

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