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Drom­a­hair De­vel­op­ment As­so­ci­a­tion/Tidy Towns would like to thank ev­ery­one who has helped out in any way over the past year. To those who join us on the clean-ups, help with flower plant­ing, weed­ing and con­trib­utes in any way to keep­ing our vil­lage look­ing good.

Thank you to all the busi­nesses who help us with the blotto draw by sell­ing tick­ets and al­low­ing us to run the draws with­out which we wouldn’t be able to con­tinue. Thank you to ev­ery­one who buys a blotto ticket, we re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate it as it helps us to buy flow­ers and shrubs for our Tidy Towns work. Thank you to Drom­a­hair Foróige and their lead­ers for all the help with our Tidy Towns Projects.

Thank you to Joe in Cen­tra, Gavin in Gala and Ann in Ann’s Cut­ting Cor­ner for sell­ing our Keep Cups, to hope­fully re­duce the amount of dis­pos­able cups be­ing used.

By reusing these cups peo­ple are re­duc­ing land­fill. In case you didn’t know it dis­pos­able cof­fee cups are not re­cy­clable. We have still some of these Keep Cups for sale in the of­fice.

We were suc­cess­ful in get­ting grant as­sis­tance to­wards pro­vid­ing a bus shel­ter and bins in the vil­lage which we hope will be of great ben­e­fit to the com­mu­nity. Also, we re­ceived fund­ing to­wards new lap­tops, sound sys­tem and doc­u­ment bin­der for the of­fice. Also for a mar­quee for out­door ac­tiv­i­ties. More on this later.

To the Ru­ral So­cial Scheme team Seán, Micheál, Tony, Donal and Martina, thank you for all your hard work and ded­i­ca­tion. It is much ap­pre­ci­ated. Also to their su­per­vi­sor Mar­garet for all her con­tin­u­ous hard work and sup­port.

Thanks also to Theresa, CE worker in the De­pot of­fice for all her hard work and ded­i­ca­tion and Michael CE worker, our care­taker, who keeps the De­pot in pris­tine con­di­tion. Also to Gerry their su­per­vi­sor for all his sup­port.

Thanks also to Leitrim County Coun­cil for their con­tin­ued sup­port in all our projects. Also to ev­ery­one who runs a class in the De­pot. Thank you for your con­tin­ued sup­port and co-op­er­a­tion. Thanks also to all the tu­tors who were kind enough to come and run cour­ses for us and also to all who at­tended the cour­ses. We hope you got some­thing out of them. To ev­ery­one who sup­ports us in us­ing the De­pot for your event, it is very much ap­pre­ci­ated.

We would like to wish ev­ery­one a happy Christmas and a peace­ful New Year and we look for­ward to work­ing with you all again in 2019.



to Naomh Pádraig Cu­mann Lúthch­leas Gael, who were awarded a bronze medal at a cer­e­mony in Croke Park Satur­day, De­cem­ber 15. This initiative was pro­moted by Bríd O’Donoghue and it’s a great achieve­ment for the club, the only club in Leitrim to win at these awards. Nol­laig shona daoibh go léir.


Please don’t for­get to buy your copy of the Leitrim Guardian 2019. You can pick it up in your lo­cal shops and or pur­chase it on­line at leitrim­guardian.ie and get it sent to friends and fam­ily else­where. This unique pub­li­ca­tion re­flects the voices of our county and our di­as­pora. It con­tains such a wide va­ri­ety of top­ics with ar­ti­cles writ­ten by peo­ple from all over the county and fur­ther afield. What­ever your in­ter­est – his­tor­i­cal, lit­er­ary, cur­rent af­fairs, short sto­ries and po­etry.

The Leitrim Guardian, an an­nual pub­li­ca­tion which started in 1968, is Ire­land’s only county jour­nal and has 48 edi­tions pub­lished to date. Pro­duced en­tirely through vol­un­tary ef­fort, the jour­nal is sold na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally. Please see leitrim­guardian.ie for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about the jour­nal. At only €12 it makes an ideal gift. Your sup­port is greatly ap­pre­ci­ated for this his­toric pub­li­ca­tion.


Garda Com­mu­nity In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre open in the De­pot, Back Line, Drom­a­hair on Mon­days from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. This ser­vice will not be avail­able on New Years Eve De­cem­ber 31. Gen­eral Garda Ser­vices and in­for­ma­tion will be pro­vided. This is a pi­lot scheme and its’ suc­cess de­pends on the sup­port of the pub­lic. Please use the ser­vice when it is made avail­able lo­cally.


Ballintogher Run and Walk an­nual Fam­ily Christmas 6.5km Fun Run and Walk: St Stephen’s Day Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 26, in aid of Ballintogher Tidy Towns and Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Reg­is­tra­tion in Com­mu­nity Cen­tre 11.am. Start – mid­day Prizes for first Walker, first U – 12 and first Run­ner home. Re­fresh­ments pro­vided af­ter­wards €10 En­try fee. Children Free


The De­pot Of­fice is open Mon­day to Fri­day morn­ings from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Close at 1 p.m. on Fri­days. We of­fer a full range of of­fice ser­vices. Pho­to­copy­ing, typ­ing, print­ing, lam­i­nat­ing, bind­ing and in­ter­net ac­cess. All ser­vices avail­able at very rea­son­able rates.

If you have any items you wish in­cluded in the lo­cal notes con­tact us Thurs­day be­fore mid­day To book the venue for classes, par­ties, meet­ings: tele­phone 071 9134986, mo­bile: 085 8017943 or email dda.tidy­[email protected] com.

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