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Come along and join us in Clancy’s, Killeen, Drom­a­hair for the Life In the Spirit sem­i­nars on Fri­day, Septem­ber 1, Sun­day, Septem­ber 10, Fri­day, Septem­ber 15, Fri­day, Septem­ber 22, Fri­day Oc­to­ber 6 and 13. Start­ing each night at 8.30 p. m. Re­fresh­ments Served. Ev­ery­one wel­come.


There will be a cloth­ing re­cy­cling drive in aid of St Pa­trick’s and Drom­a­hair Ladies’ GAA Clubs. Col­lec­tion point: Pav­il­lion, Drom­a­hair Com­mu­nity Park. Col­lec­tion times and dates: Tues­days ( 6 p. m. to 8 p. m.) and Satur­days ( 10 a. m. to 2 p. m.).

Please do­nate all your clean un­wanted clothes, also bed linen, tow­els, cur­tains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. Wear­able clothes will be re­cy­cled and re- used and other items will be re­cy­cled for items, such as, in­dus­trial wipes or sound­proof­ing. No house­hold bric- a- brac.

If you can­not make the col­lec­tion point and want items col­lected please con­tact Fer­gus: 087 2790865, Kenny: 086 8271887, Josephine: 086 1585297 or Ni­amh: 087 1227439 be­fore 2/ 9/ 17 to ar­range col­lec­tion. Thank you for tak­ing the time and ef­fort to sup­port this fundrais­ing drive.


Childcare Com­mu­nity Em­ploy­ment po­si­tions avail­able with Leitrim De­vel­op­ment Com­pany. If you are aged over 21 years, un­em­ployed for 12 months or more and would like to gain a Level five qual­i­fi­ca­tion in childcare or if you have com­pleted the level five childcare qual­i­fi­ca­tion and are cur­rently un­em­ployed for 12 months or more and wish to com­plete your Level six qual­i­fi­ca­tion. Please con­tact the Childcare Com­mu­nity Em­ploy­ment Su­per­vi­sor in Leitrim De­vel­op­ment Com­pany at 071 9641770 or email an­nee­vansm­c­cutcheon@ ldco. ie for fur­ther de­tails


The Redemp­torist Mission will take place in Drom­a­hair from Septem­ber 9 to Septem­ber 17, so mark it in your di­ary.


The De­pot Of­fice is now open Mon­day to Fri­day morn­ing from 9.45 a. m. to 1.30 p. m. We of­fer a full range of of­fice ser­vices. Pho­to­copy­ing, typ­ing, print­ing, lam­i­nat­ing and in­ter­net ac­cess. All ser­vices avail­able at very rea­son­able rates. Want to book the De­pot for a class or func­tion? Take the has­sle out of birth­day par­ties by hold­ing it in the De­pot, lots of ta­bles and chairs and kitchen fa­cil­i­ties. Space in­door for bouncy cas­tle, no wor­ries about the weather.

Karate ; Green Dragon Club with Michael. Fri­day evenings 6 p. m. to 8 p. m. Con­tact Michael 087 9011233.


If you have any items you wish in­cluded in the lo­cal notes con­tact us Thurs­day be­fore mid­day Ring us any morn­ing Mon- day to Fri­day at 071 9134986, 085 8017943 or email dda. tidy­towns@ gmail. com. who scored the win­ning goal for Sligo Rovers un­der- 15 squad re­cently. Ciaran honed his foot­ball skills with Val­ley Rovers and we wish him con­tin­ued suc­cess with the bit o red un­der- 15 team.


work is on­go­ing in the vil­lage on the traf­fic calm­ing. Peo­ple are ad­vised to drive with cau­tion in the vicin­ity of the works es­pe­cially along the main road as it can be ex­tremely busy at var­i­ous times of the day. This traf­fic will in­crease sub­stan­tially this week as the school re­opens for the coming aca­demic year.


The an­nual cof­fee morn­ing in aid of Hospice will take place na­tion­wide on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 14, This is the 25th year of cof­fee morn­ings for Hospice and here in this area we have been host­ing the event for many of those 25 years. There will be de­tails next week of this year’s event for the Gee­vagh area.


Log on to Gee­vagh. ie to see what is hap­pen­ing in the lo­cal area and par­tic­u­larly on Fri­day for the weekly Fri­day mem­ory. If you have fam­ily liv­ing away from home en­cour­age them to log on and to keep in touch with the home patch. Com­ments and feed­back are al­ways wel­come. tion was to look at or­gan­i­sa­tions like NW STOP or SOSAD ( Save Our Sons And Daugh­ters) who work di­rectly in their own area and fund ap­pro­pri­ately.

‘ I now call on the Min­is­ter for Health to pub­lish all ad­min­is­tra­tion cost/ di­rec­tors cost for or­gan­i­sa­tions like Pi­eta House?’ For di­rec­tors in our or­gan­i­sa­tion and other or­gan­i­sa­tions like us, there is a huge is­sue be­cause peo­ple need to know what per­cent­age (%) of their fundrais­ing goes to sup­port the client di­rectly.’

In his re­port to the AGM, the chair­per­son also stated he ‘ is con­cerned re­gard­ing the cur­rent HSE ser­vices in Men­tal Health. It is up to ser­vices like NW STOP and SOSAD to pro­vide sup­port. No other ser­vice in our field can re­spond at the same speed. I be­lieve we can give an ex­cel­lent ser­vice to clients to en­sure they gain ac­cess to the ser­vice.’

He ex­plained ‘ the di­rec­tion that NW STOP has taken over the past 12 months is to bridge the gaps be­tween ini­tial cri­sis to path­ways which are avail­able.’


The Manorhamil­ton and District His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety pro­moted ex­hi­bi­tion mark­ing the clo­sure of the Sligo Leitrim and North­ern Coun­ties Rail­way ( SL and NCR) on Septem­ber 30, 1957, opened on Fri­day night, August 25, in the Leitrim Sculp­ture Cen­tre.

Lo­cal his­to­rian, Mar­garet Con­nolly spoke elo­quently and in­for­ma­tively at the open­ing of the ex­hi­bi­tion on the SL and NCR on Fri­day night. The ex­hi­bi­tion will run daily in the Sculp­ture Cen­tre till this Fri­day, Septem­ber 1, from 4 p. m. to 8 p. m. each day.


Ev­ery­one is in­vited to come along the Charis­matic Group pro­moted Life in the Spirit sem­i­nars in Clancy’s Killeen Drom­a­hair on Fri­day night, Septem­ber 1, Sun­day night Septem­ber 10, Fri­day night, Septem­ber 15, Fri­day night, Septem­ber 22, Fri­day night, Oc­to­ber 6, and Fri­day night, Oc­to­ber 13, at 8.30 p. m. each night. Re­fresh­ments

Pic­tured is Mary Con­way from Aclare was one of the quar­ter- fi­nal­ists of the Na­tional Brown Bread Bak­ing Com­pe­ti­tion, spon­sored by Aldi and in as­so­ci­a­tion with the NPA and ICA, which was held at An Gri­anán, Co. Louth. She will now com­pete in the semi- finals which will take place in the Aldi mar­quee at the Na­tional Plough­ing Cham­pi­onships on the 19th and 20th of Septem­ber.

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