AROUND THE DISTRICTS
Carraroe LIGHTING OUR CHRISTMAS TREE
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.
25 CARD GAME
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.
TIDY TOWNS GRANTS
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]coco.ie.
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.
FIT – CAMP CLASSES
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.
SEAN NÓS DANCING
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.
LAKEVIEW GUILD ICA
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.
ST JOHN’S GAA CLUB
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.
SPONSOR A BULB
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
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.
Merville COMMUNITY WATCH
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.
KIDS BIRTHDAY PARTIES
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.
EXTRA SPACES AVAILABLE
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]com.net 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] gmail.com 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.
UNIVERSITY OF THE 3RD AGE
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.