DRAMA GROUP AGM
The Corran Players Drama Group will be holding their AGM in Doddy’s meeting room on Thursday night next August 31 at 8 p. m. Everyone welcome to attend.
The summer Stars Reading programme at Ballymote Community Library began at the end of June and concludes with a ceremony in the library on Saturday, September 2, at 11.30 a. m. Cathaoirleach councillor Séamus Kilgannon will be on hand to present all participating children with a summer Stars Medal and Certificate, and not forgetting some treats.
Summer Stars 2017 was a huge success in Ballymote Community Library with two hundred and fifty two children joining the programme. Of those, forty six were joining the Library for the first time in order to take part. Over five thousand children’s books were checked out during the reading challenge, which is six hundred more than last year.
The children really enjoyed ordering in their favourite books for free using the new national library system. As well as reading, children visited Ballymote Library throughout the summer to enjoy coding classes, board game sessions, the book doctor’s clinic and two hundred and 50 children attended our weekly summer story time and craft sessions. Congratulations to all our young readers.
CCE PADDY KILLORAN
Well done to all who participated and represented the CCE Paddy Killoran branch at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017 and a big thank you for the commitment from all our tutors and parents and the support from other South Sligo branches and the local community. Congratulations to the following branch members on their wonderful achievements in Ennis.
Under- 12 Flute – second Conor McDonagh, under- 12 Duets – second Conor McDonagh and Aoife Johnston CCE South Sligo, under- 12 Trio – first Conor McDonagh CCE Paddy Killoran with Ciara Lee and Aoife Johnston CCE South Sligo, 12- 15 céilí Drums – first Ryan Sheridan, 12 – 15 Bodhrán – third Ryan Sheridan, 15 – 18 sean nós- 3rd Aaron Glancy, 15- 18 Trio – third
Siofra Hanley CCE Paddy Killoran with Kate and Tom Gavin CCE Fred Finn, O/ 18 céilí Drums – first Michael Sheridan, senior céilí Band – second Knocknashee céilí Band. Also branch members Aaron Glancy, Ronan Coleman and Siofra Hanley, who
Knockminna National School will reopen on Friday, September 1, Scoil Mhuire gan Smal.
Scoil Mhuire gan Smal reopens on Friday, September 1, at 9.25 a. m., junior infants dismissed at midday. All pupils – senior infants to sixth class dismissed at 12.30 p. m. From Monday the fourth, full day for everyone except Junior Infants.
Yoga classes resume in Ballymote Resource Centre on Thursday, September 7. Beginners at 6.30 p. m. Mixed Ability at 8 p. m. Contact Therese 086 3230197 to enrol or for further information.
POWER CIRCUIT CLASS
MetaPWR the 30 minute power circuit class is commencing in Coláiste Mhuire on Friday, September 8, at 7.15 p. m. Place are very limited, booking essential. € 6 per class. Suitable for all fitness levels. Metafit the 30 minute high intensity interval training class continues in Colaiste Mhuire every Wednesday evening at the new time of 7 p. m. € 5 per class. Beginners welcome. To book your place, text 083 80 20 100 or message rachelrooneyfitness on Facebook.
Congratulations to the parents of Lisa Helene Monahan, Carrowcushacly; Alfie Joseph Scanlon, Cloonagashel and London; Keelan John Sweeney Underwood, Corran Lodge, whose baptisms took place recently.
Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Tom Cawley, Jersey, whose death occurred recently.
Congratulations to Gabrielle Shiels, Corhober and Andrew Nolan, Carlow, who were married recently in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballymote.
The Ballymote Community Parks/ Haiti Espwa Clothes Collection is ongoing. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far to our collection at this stage we are very close to a full load. Please keep the clothes, sheets, blankets, towels, shoes, runners, boots, bags coming in over the next two to three weeks. Please leave at first dressing room at Brother Walfrid Park. No duvets or pillows.
Thank you for your continued support.
COLEMAN MUSIC CENTRE
Fr James McDonagh with family and friends perform in the Coleman Music Centre on Sunday, September 3, at 8 p. m. is the date for the return to Ceoláras Coleman, Gurteen, of Fr James McDonagh with family and friends who will perform yet another outstanding traditional music concert. Early booking advisable. A great night of music and song is assured. Booking at 071 9182599 or colemanirishmusic. com.
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Congratulations to all students from the area who received their Leaving Cert results and the best of luck to them in their chosen careers in the future.
The Sligo ladies take to the field this weekend Saturday, September 2, in the intermediate all- Ireland semi- final. Their opponents are Tyrone and we wish them the very best of luck. Time and place not know when submitting notes. ter, Sharon, son- in- law, and to her many relations and friends. May she rest in Peace.
The death has taken place on Cleveland Ohio on August 13 of Fred Maloney – husband of Kathleen Grady formerly of Kilfree, Gurteen. Fred and his wife made many visits home to Kilfree over the years and he will be sadly missed by all who knew and enjoyed his friendship. Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife Kathleen, his sons, daughters, grandchildren and to all relations and many friends on their bereavement. May he rest in Peace.
The death took place in Florida of Frances Phillips ( née Morrisroe) late of Charlestown Co. Mayo. She was sister of Rosaleen Conlon. Sincere sympathy is extended to Rosaleen, Paddy and family on their bereavement. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. May she rest in Peace.
Welcomed in the Sacrament of baptism on last Saturday was Hannah Elsie Cryan daughter of Jackie and Ciaran Cryan, Knocknaskeagh – and a sister to Emily.
Also welcomed in the Sacrament of baptism on Saturday last was Martin Thomas Cryan son of Catherine and Kevin Cryan, Knocknaskeagh and brother to Frank.
Congratulations to Tracy and Séamus Cryan, Clonsilla, on the birth on August 14 of their baby boy Robbie a brother to Ollie.
Congratulations also to Louise and Kenneth Phillips, Doon, on the birth on August 16 of a baby son Danny a brother to Abbie.
Bingo is on every Friday night at 8.30 p. m. in Gurteen Hall the jackpot is now € 2,000 on 47 calls or less with a lotto jackpot of € 800. Profits are shared for the hall upkeep and the local GAA Club Eastern Harps. Big 10th anniversary bingo on Friday, September 15.
HOSPICE FUN WALK
The 24th annual Fun Walk in aid of North West Hospice will be on in Culfadda on Sunday, September 3, at 1 p. m. Registration at 12.30 p. m. in Culfadda Community Centre. Walk starts 1 p. m. Sponsor cards available from Seán Connolly. Higgins Culfadda. Margaret McGowan 071 9182344. Kieran McGill 087 1676180 or any committee member. Music afterwards by Mary Rose and Enda in Higgins Lounge from 6 p. m.
Sunday night, September 3, at 8 p. m. is the date set for the return to Ceolaras Coleman, Gurteen of Fr James McDonagh with family and friends to perform in concert. This is usually a full house so its advisable to book your tickets early to avoid disappointment. A great night of traditional music and song is assured. Contact 071 9182599 or email colemanirishmusic. com.
‘ Ceoltoiri Tireragh’, the Tireragh Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Senior Grupa Cheoil, who achieved 2nd place in their competition at the All- Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis. Front Row: Lorna McGuinness, Deirdre Kilgannon, Fiachra Guihan, Eabha McGowan, Elizabeth Dunphy, Sinead Harte and Eamonn Kilgannon. Back Row: Eileen Barry, Katie Reape, Jason McGuinness, Martin Mulligan, Joseph Dunphy, Damien McGuinness, Alan Judge, Rachel Gilroy, Laura Flatley and Siobhan Foy.