The Sligo Champion - - COMMUNITY NEWS -


Please join all our com­mu­nity for the light­ing of the Christ­mas Tree at Com­mu­nity Cen­tre next Satur­day. Fr Jim has kindly agreed to change Mass on Satur­day evening, De­cem­ber 8, to De­cem­ber 7 p.m. to fa­cil­i­tate the bless­ing of the Christ­mas tree at the com­mu­nity cen­tre af­ter Mass fol­lowed by tea or cof­fee in the com­mu­nity cen­tre. This is an op­por­tu­nity for the com­mu­nity of Car­raroe to come to­gether for an evening of prayer and so­cial­i­sa­tion in prepa­ra­tion for Christ­mas with our very tal­ented choirs. All chil­dren, par­ents and res­i­dents are in­vited to be in­volved. Please keep the date free and join all the com­mu­nity for this spe­cial oc­ca­sion.


It is noted this is­sue was re­ported in Sligo Cham­pion last week. Car­raroe and District Re­gen­er­a­tion As­so­ci­a­tion wish to clar­ify it was not in­volved in this ob­ser­va­tion. We did is­sue a let­ter to the planner, the de­vel­oper and the com­pany that sub­mit­ted the ob­ser­va­tion clar­i­fy­ing we as a com­mu­nity group did not sub­mit the ob­ser­va­tion on this plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion and only be­came aware of its ex­is­tence when we looked at the plan­ning file in Sligo County Coun­cil.


The com­mu­nity sur­vey iden­ti­fied this as a pri­or­ity to have pro­vided to Car­raroe. Car­raroe and District Re­gen­er­a­tion As­so­ci­a­tion is cur­rently de­vel­op­ing a busi­ness case to have the cur­rent Sligo Town Ser­vice ex­tended down to Car­raroe. We hope to make a park and Ride ser­vice avail­able to the peo­ple of our area which will fa­cil­i­tate our com­mu­nity use the bus to town and not have to park in town. We will keep all in­formed of progress.


Cadra in part­ner­ship with St John’s GAA Club or­gan­ise the reg­u­lar game of pro­gres­sive 25 which takes place in Car­raroe Com­mu­nity Cen­tre each Tues­day night at 9 p.m. Win­ners on 13 Games were Tommy McPart­land/ Ed­die McGur­ren. Run­ners-up on 10 games were Séa­mus McGoldrick/Der­mott Mitchell, Mary and Michael Cunningham. Look­ing for­ward to see­ing all our reg­u­lar play­ers. New in­ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers are al­ways wel­come. Usual jack­pot and prizes on the night. All pro­ceeds go to lo­cal projects in the com­mu­nity.


Par­ish Choir re­hearsal on Mon­days at 8 p.m. in the church. If you can sing and would like to be part of a com­mu­nity choir, please come along. More male singers are re­quired.


Cadra con­tin­ues to dis­trib­ute free Hi-Viz vests. We ap­peal to peo­ple walk­ing or work­ing around our com­mu­nity to wear Hi-Viz to en­sure vis­i­bil­ity in these dark evenings. We have a sup­ply of free Hi-Viz avail­able from any mem­ber of com­mit­tee. Please keep a look out for all our el­derly neigh­bours to en­sure they are safe this win­ter.


We ac­knowl­edge the fi­nan­cial sup­port of Sligo County Coun­cil Spe­cial Project Grants, and Tidy Town Grant We thank Conor McCann En­gi­neer, Lucy Bren­nan Parks Dept and Robert Lind­s­ley and staff of Sligo County Coun­cil in our area for their as­sis­tance and co-op­er­a­tion.


All res­i­dents are re­quested to keep a look out for Il­le­gal Dump­ing and use the tele­phone num­ber 1850365121 to re­port. You can also use the fol­low­ing con­tact points to re­port: Sligo County Coun­cil Lit­ter War­den: Tele­phone 071 9111465/071 9111457 or Mo­bile: 087 1778735 – Email en­[email protected]­


Cadra is now work­ing to en­sure posters are not erected in our area dur­ing all elec­tions’ and ref­er­enda. We have writ­ten to leader and Gen­eral sec­re­tary of each po­lit­i­cal party re­quest­ing they com­mit to re­spect­ing our com­mu­nity by not erect­ing posters. Please spread the word and en­sure all sup­port­ers are aware.


The sick and House­bound: Mass is on 107FM Just tune your ra­dio be­fore Mass. Please let the house­bound know about this ser­vice in your area.

Park­ing at Church: Please use the des­ig­nated car parks at our church which in­cludes around the com­mu­nity cen­tre. Plenty of park­ing is avail­able in safe lo­ca­tions. Please avoid park­ing on the main roads. It ob­structs pass­ing traf­fic.


This class will be held each Mon­day and Thurs­day evening in Car­raroe Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Lose Weight and Tone Up in a fun and en­joy­able en­vi­ron­ment. Men and Women of all fit­ness lev­els wel­come. First class starts Mon­day, Septem­ber 3, and only avail­able through book­ing as places are lim­ited. Call or Text Cian at 085 7868116 to find out more or book a place.


Classes by all-Ire­land Cham­pion Dancer Ryan Sheri­dan con­tinue on Fri­day evenings in Car­raroe Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Be­gin­ner Classes from 6 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. In­ter­me­di­ate Classes from 7 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Reg­is­tra­tion on the night 30 min­utes be­fore start of each class. Suit­able for all school go­ing chil­dren from aged five to 13 years with a keen in­ter­est in learn­ing tra­di­tional sean nós Danc­ing. All En­quiries to 087 6106493 or email mu­sic­[email protected] com for more in­for­ma­tion.


The next meet­ing is tonight at 8 p.m. in Car­raroe Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. The art classes con­tinue on Thurs­day 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the com­mu­nity cen­tre; there will be an ex­hi­bi­tion of their paint­ings at our meet­ing tonight. The ladies’ lunch for lit­tle Christ­mas will be held on Satur­day, Janu- ary 5, and the so­cial com­mit­tee will have all the de­tails for the De­cem­ber meet­ing. Just to re­mind all mem­bers that the mem­ber­ship fees for 2019 must be paid to the trea­surer be­fore Jan­uary 13, 2019. The ICA in­sur­ance cover is from Jan­uary 14 to Jan­uary 13, 2019.

The Gleann Guild is hav­ing a Christ­mas flower ar­rang­ing demon­stra­tion in Gleann Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Tues­day, De­cem­ber 11, at 8 p.m. The demon­stra­tor is Angela East and all ar­range­ments will be raf­fled on the night. Ad­mis­sion €5 in­cludes sup­per. Please come along and bring a friend.

We wish all our mem­bers and the com­mu­nity a very happy and Peace­ful Christ­mas and spe­cial thank you to Cadra for all the sup­port through­out 2018. The guild meet on the first Tues­day of the month in Car­raroe Com­mu­nity Cen­tre at 8 p.m. New mem­bers al­ways wel­come-for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Mary at 086 3755894.


Lotto draw jack­pot now €12,700. No jack­pot win­ner. Num­bers Drawn: 9, 12, 20, 29. Next Draw will take place on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8, in Can­ning’s House and Gar­den Pearse Road at 8 p.m. €25 win­ners were Anne Quinn Moloway Place Sligo, Mary Kilcoyne c/o Clif­ford’s, Ali­son Fo­ley c/o Crozen Inn, Se­nan Dempsey Kil­lala Co Mayo.

Tick­ets can be pur­chased in the fol­low­ing out­lets – Ap­ple­green, Pearse Rd.Clif­ford Elec­tri­cal, Car­raroe; Cro­zon Inn; Gerry McMor­row’s Shop, Cairns Road; Blue La­goon, River­side; Can­nings House and gar­den, Cor­nageeha and Molly Ful­ton’s Bar and Res­tau­rant, Car­raroe.


Dance class fol­lowed by live band each Wed­nes­day night in Car­raroe Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Sligo. Dance class com­mences at 8.30 p.m. with live band from 9.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m.

The Bands sched­ules are: To­mor­row night De­cem­ber 5 Carmel McLaugh­lin, De­cem­ber 12 Olivia Dou­glas, De­cem­ber 19 Colm Burke, St Stephen’s Night De­cem­ber 26 Ja­son Moyles will en­ter­tain the Wren Boys and Girls Learn to jive, waltz, Quick Step and more – For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Frank at 087 9809432.


Brand new Be­gin­ner Level Line Danc­ing Class in Car­raroe Com­mu­nity Cen­tre at 8 p.m. each Mon­day night. For more in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Gary at 085 7819808.


To have events/news items in­cluded in Car­raroe sec­tion con­tact 087 2222835 or email to car­raroes­[email protected] not later than Thurs­day each week.

Curry-Moy­lough HIS­TORY TALK

The lives, times, so­cial pro­file and mo­ti­va­tion of lo­cal men who died fight­ing in the great war 1914/18 was the sub­ject of a very in­for­ma­tive talk and slide show given by Simone Hickey a dis­tin­guished Sligo his­to­rian and re­searcher, which was held in Moy­lough Arts and Her­itage Cen­tre last Thurs­day night.

Curry par­ish his­tory group were the or­gan­is­ers of the event. Chair. Bernard Bren­nan wel­comed Simone to the area, and Séa­mus Dur­can gave a sum­mary of the his­tory project to date. Roger McCar­rick dis­played items used by the soldiers in­clud­ing a ri­fle, a bay­o­net and medals which were pre­sented for brav­ery. Brian Cahill pre­sented a framed pho­to­graph of pupils at Moy­lough NS in 1908 which in­cluded lo­cal soldiers, Thomas Mar­ren and Patrick Mur­ray, Ballindoo.

A lengthy dis­cus­sion over a cup of tea in­di­cated a very def­i­nite in­ter­est of the large at­ten­dance and sup­port for pro­posed com­mer­a­tion of all who fell on Flan­ders fields.


As Christ­mas is the sea­son of light, it is pro­posed to en­hance the front area of the Her­itage Cen­tre and St Patrick’s Church, by in­stalling sym­bolic lights. The com­mu­nity are in­vited to record the names of de­ceased mem­bers on sym­bolic stars, which will then be dis­played in the Her­itage Cen­tre dur­ing the weeks of Christ­mas.

A spe­cial Mass of light­ing up cel­e­bra­tions takes place on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 14, at 7 p.m. Carol singers, the Moy­lough NS Band and lo­cal mu­si­cians will en­hance the cer­e­monies. Light re­fresh­ments will be served. Ev­ery­one is in­vited to at­tend and your sup­port will be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.


Win­ners of the card game at the Moy­lough Cen­tre last week were, Pierce Henry 10 games, Paul Flan­nery eight games, raf­fle win­ners ; Pierce Henry, Liz Walsh, Michael Hosey, Paul Flan­nery.


The Phoenix Play­ers will present Moll, the clas­sic com­edy by John B Keane in St Brigid’s Hall on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 6, at 8 p.m. with re­peat per­for­mances on the ninth, De­cem­ber 13 and 14.

Di­rected by Ea­monn Gal­lagher, the cast in­cludes Pat Feely, Gerry Maye, Kieran Bren­nan, Pat Gilmartin and Mary T Man­nion in the ti­tle role as Moll. The cameo roles of Bridgie and Ulick are played by Ur­sula and Mat­tie Bren­nan re­spec­tively.If you want a laugh, don’t miss this pro­duc­tion.


MCR Kids Lane Early Years Ser­vice (EYS) has a few ECCE Year (free) avail­able..Open 9.00 to 1.00 Mon­day to Fri­day. Please call 071 9146512 for Reg­is­tra­tion Forms. MCR Kids Lane After­school Ser­vice for de­tails and reg­is­tra­tion form call 071 91 465125

VA­CAN­CIES We have va­can­cies for After­school As­sis­tant x2) and Play­group As­sis­tant. Applications are in­vited un­der com­mu­nity em­ploy­ment terms and con­di­tions. Hours of work 19.5 hours. Please con­tact your lo­cal Dept of So­cial Pro­tec­tion/In­treo of­fice to ver­ify your el­i­gi­bil­ity prior to ap­pli­ca­tion. Suc­cess­ful can­di­dates will be sub­ject to Garda vet­ting. Please send CV to the Chair­per­son, MCR Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Mail Coach Road, Sligo.


The baby clinic takes place ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 2 p.m.- by ap­point­ment only.


Our Cen­tre is avail­able for room and hall hire at very com­pet­i­tive rates, and we of­fer ex­cel­lent fa­cil­i­ties for sports, meet­ings, par­ties and so­cial events, in­clud­ing our sports hall, chang­ing rooms with show­ers etc. Our hall is very pop­u­lar for sports events, and also for chil­dren’s par­ties as it can ac­com­mo­date a bouncy cas­tle. Do pop in to have a look, or call the cen­tre on 914 6512.


The Dark Evenings and In­clement Weather have high­lighted the need check in on your el­derly neigh­bours and rel­a­tives in our com­mu­nity, through­out the win­ter months. Plenty of hot tea, good meals, and, most im­por­tantly the reg­u­lar chat can do won­ders dur­ing these shorter days.


Merville Cen­tre Host var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties in the cen­tre hall. Merville Ac­tive Age is on Tues­day nights from 7.30 p.m. with a busy sched­ule up to the Christ­mas Pe­riod planned. Five Fist Kung Fu is on Fri­days at 6 p.m. Pilox­ing with Amanda is on Tues­days from 7 p.m. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion is avail­able from the cen­tre of­fice, or by turn­ing up on the evenings of your cho­sen ac­tiv­ity.


Merville Com­mu­nity Cen­tre in Con­junc­tion with Merville United has re­cently opened a New All Weather Pitch Ad­ja­cent to the cen­tre, and Lim­ited slots are avail­able for hire. This pitch is ideal for seven a Side Soc­cer and var­i­ous Small Sided games and ac­tiv­i­ties es­pe­cially for smaller groups not catered for on the Larger fa­cil­i­ties. The Fa­cil­ity is also avail­able at Week­ends in Con­junc­tion with the Main Hall for Birth­day Par­ties. Please con­tact the cen­tre of­fice at 071 9150029 for Rates and Fur­ther In­for­ma­tion.


The Main Hall is Avail­able for Chil­dren’s Par­ties at Week­ends Only at very Com­pet­i­tive Prices. Con­tact the cen­tre of­fice at 071 9150029 for de­tails.


The Merville Cen­tre have some ex­tra Week­day Evening slots avail­able in the Main Hall avail­able for Hire by Lo­cal Groups and Ac­tiv­ity Classes. Spe­cial In­tro­duc­tory Rates for New Long Term Book­ings. Full de­tails avail­able on re­quest. Meet­ing Rooms are also avail­able for use at ex­cel­lent rates. Con­tact the cen­tre of­fice at 071 9150029 for lat­est in­for­ma­tion.


Lo­cal Vol­un­tary and Com­mu­nity Groups are Re­minded that any no­tices for Pub­li­ca­tion can be emailed to mervil­[email protected]­ or hard copy left into the Merville Cen­tre for in­clu­sion in our Lo­cal Notes.

North­side Com­mu­nity Cen­tre FILM COUR­SES

We are of­fer­ing two free Cer­ti­fied Film cour­ses start­ing in Oc­to­ber with MSLETB and loch Bo Films. Lim­ited num­ber of places avail­able. Email north­side­[email protected] for more info

Level 3 In­tro­duc­tion to film and edit­ing: Thurs­days 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 20-week pro­gramme. Term 1 Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 4 – De­cem­ber 13; Term 2 Fe­bru­ary 7 to April. Level 5 film Pro­duc­tion: 10-week course Fri­day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 5 to De­cem­ber 14.


Reg­is­tra­tion forms for Septem­ber for the cen­tre are now avail­able. Call in or phone the cen­tre at 071 9147097.


Places avail­able for playschool for com­ing Septem­ber. Con­tact Denise at 071 9147097.


We in the North­side have rooms avail­able for rental. Of­fice space, ac­tiv­i­ties etc. Con­tact the cen­tre at 071 9147097.


Dig­i­tal Skills classes con­tinue in the cen­tre. For fur­ther info phone David at 071 9141138 (Sligo Leader)


Cook­ery classes are held in the cen­tre, for fur­ther info con­tact Cathy Pow­ell 071 9159500.


Fo­cus Ire­land can help if you are: Look­ing for some­where to live, hav­ing any queries about your pri­vate rented or lo­cal author­ity hous­ing or are in need of any hous­ing in­for­ma­tion, ad­vice or as­sis­tance. Our out­reach clinic is at Sligo North­side Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Forthill. Clin­ics are held on Tues­days 9.30 a.m. to mid­day. Drop in or con­tact Róisín McLough­lin at 087 1718375.


Places avail­able for playschool for com­ing Septem­ber. Con­tact Denise at 071 9147097.


Me­di­a­tion ser­vice avail­able. Con­tact the cen­tre at 071 9147097.


Cre­ative writ­ing, danc­ing, sto­ry­telling etc. Con­tact Kath­leen at 087 2068159.


Sligo Com­mu­nity Al­co­hol and Drugs Ser­vice: Con­tact Mark Askey at 087-2208602 or Dar­ren O Brien at 087 7878355.

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