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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.

COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY

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 NS

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

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.

BAP­TISED

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

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.

CLOTHES COL­LEC­TION

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.

Any­one, who wishes to have news items in­cluded in the notes email miri­ams­finn@ eir­com. net phone 085 7561547. The dead­line for sub­mis­sion of notes is 5 p. m. every Thurs­day. and their fam­i­lies. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact 087 4430761.

LEAV­ING CERT

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.

SLIGO LADIES

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.

RE­CENT BAPTISMS

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.

RE­CENT BIRTHS

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

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.

TRAD CON­CERT

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.

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