GEEVAGH N.S. have entered a competition in the Irish Independent through their "Building for the Future" promotion. They have to collect tokens from the Irish and Sunday Independent and once again they are looking for your support. The project entered is based on the life of Patrick J. McCarthy, who emigrated with his family from Carrownadargney in 1848. Shortly after arriving
GEEVAGH N.S. have entered a competition in the Irish Independent through their "Building for the Future" promotion. They have to collect tokens from the Irish and Sunday Independent and once again they are looking for your support. The project entered is based on the life of Patrick J. McCarthy, who emigrated with his family from Carrownadargney in 1848. Shortly after arriving in the U.S., his parents and three of his siblings died. He went on to become Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island in 1906 and again in 1907. He died in 1921 aged 73.
HOLY WEEK ceremonies begin on Holy Thursday at 8pm in St. Joseph’s. On Good Friday in St. Joseph’s, the ceremony begins at 3.00pm and the Stations of the Cross will be recited in St. Brigid’s in Highwood at 8.00pm. On Holy Saturday the vigil ceremony is at 8.00pm in Geevagh and at 10.00pm in Highwood. Please bring a candle to these ceremonies for the service of light. Easter Sunday ceremonies are at the usual times. Fr. Cullen appealed to all those who are rostered for the various ceremonies to make a special effort to attend.
FIRST FRIENDS Playgroup will hold their annual fundraising event in Killorans Lounge, Ballyfarnon on Easter Sunday night. There will be music on the night with Bernie Flaherty. Tickets for the raffle are on sale locally and some good prizes are on offer. All support will be gratefully appreciated.
THE SUPERVALU pro-motion has finished and the school are now in the process of obtaining sports equipment with these tokens. They would like to put on record their deep appreciation to all who helped to collect tokens for this and indeed for previous promotions.
ON THE weekend of April 22nd and 23rd, a church gate collection will be taken up in aid of Fr. Brendan Foley’s new mission in Bolivia. Brendan will no doubt be grateful for any assistance which you can give.
PLEASE keep our area tidy especially now as we head towards the summer season. Obviously with all the building development going on in the area it will be more difficult in the short term, but small things like bringing home the sweet papers instead of just throwing them on the roadside would be a big help. Cans can be deposited in the recycling bin in the car park. We should all try and impress on our children the importance of being tidy and of having pride in our area.
ALL COMMUNITY games participants are reminded to check the community games notes in The Sligo Champion each week. Details of competitions and training will be published over the next number of weeks.
THERE WILL be confessions in St. Joseph’s on this Saturday between 11.00am and 1.00pm in preparation for Easter.
CONGRATULATIONS and best wishes are extended to Paul and Ciara McMorrow, Aughnacloy, on the birth and baptism of their daughter, Tara Ellen which was celebrated recently.
THERE WILL be an Easter cake sale in Highwood Community centre on Holy Saturday night before the vigil Mass which is at 10.00pm. The proceeds of the sale will go towards the relief of famine in Zimbabwe. Doors open at 8.00pm and all help will be much appreciated.
TIRERILL HISTORICAL and Archaelogical Society are hosting a presentation by Tom Roderick on the Irish Parks and Wildlife in the Field study Centre, Ballinafad on Monday, April 24th at 8pm. All are welcome to attend.
CONGRATULATIONS to Catherine Mulvaney and Denise Conlon who have qualified to represent Sligo in the community games cross country event, in Mosney next month.
SLIGO County Council invites nominations for their Cathaoirleach’s Awards Scheme. The scheme honours people who have given special service to their community. The categories are arts, community, heritage, national schools and sport. Nomination forms and further details can be obtained from The Communications Office, Sligo County Council, County Hall, Riverside, Sligo. Telephone no. 071-9111016 and the closing date for receipt of nominations is Friday, April 28th.
THE FINAL Pub quiz takes place Friday 21st April in Sheerins Lounge, Ballyfarnon commencing at 10.30pm. The quiz was postponed last week as the darts team were playing in an important match. Tables of four are ?20 and a good night’s entertainment is assured.
SOCIAL dancing continues in Gleann Community Centre each Monday night at 8.30pm. Waltzes, Foxtrots and many other popular dances are enjoyed. Why not come along and brush up on a few steps and while doing so meet new friends.
LINE DANCING continues on Thursday evenings in Gleann Community Centre starting at 8pm for the younger people and following on at 9pm for adults. Its good fun and great exercise so why not come along and enjoy.
ON GOOD FRIDAY, April 14th, Ballyfarnon hall will host a "Texas hold’em Poker" event, registration is at 8.00pm, instruction on poker game for half an hour, cards dealt at 8.30pm sharp, entry fee ?25, plus buy backs ?10. All the poker players out there can put this one in their diary.