MANOR SEEKS €2 MILLION
The chairperson of Manorhamilton Business Forum, Philip Rooney has called for an allocation of €2 million in funding from the government to provide a facelift for Manorhamilton in the immediate future, which will enable the North Leitrim town and the people of the area to progress.
Speaking recently after Manorhamilton’s brand new Christmas lights were officially switched on Philip praised the work being done by local groups in the town and in the general area in regard to developing specific projects.
He called on all local groups and organisations to join forces with the Business Forum in the New Year in its drive to obtain the required funding for the town’s badly needed and planned facelift.
Expanding further on this Philip Rooney said ‘I do feel if they (local groups and organisations) come together as one group, as Manorhamilton, and under one umbrella and in one unit, they will achieve a lot and a lot quicker. We will get better results.
‘There is a partnership now between Manorhamilton Business Forum and Leitrim County Council to move on Manorhamilton in a new way of doing things.
Glencar woman, Mary Clancy recently won a Sligo County Council Cathaoirleach 2018 Award for her outstanding voluntary work with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust.
Mary and her husband, Glenade native, John live in Sligo. She has been involved with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust since 1995 and has served in many roles in the Trust’s North West Region during that time.
Mary also runs the Irish Pilgrimage Friendship Trust week in Kilcuan, Co. Galway every summer. She joined the Irish Pilgrimage Friendship Trust Board of Trustees in 2009 and is the board secretary.
Meantime the Irish Pilgrimage Trust is a registered charity in Ireland, and for over 40 years the Trust has been travelling on pilgrimage/holiday to Lourdes with young people with special needs, from all over Ireland.
€2,787 SVP DONATION
The Christmas Sale and raffle held recently, in aid of St Vincent de Paul in Our Lady’s Hospital, Manorhamilton raised an excel- lent sum €2,787.95.
The organiser of the Christmas Sale and raffle, Janet Stephenson says ‘I am very grateful to everyone who supported this worthy cause. It was great to see such large numbers of people at the sale on the day.
‘The large amount raised was due to the generosity of so many people towards the sale and raffle. I hope this money will help people in our local area who are less fortunate than us and that they will benefit from the money to ensure a bit more cheer in their homes this Christmas.’
NY DAY TRACTORCADE
The annual Manorhamilton Irish Farmers Association Tractorcade takes place on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, commencing at the Manorhamilton Mart and following the usual course on the roads in the town and its environs.
The New Year’s Day Tractorcade is being run to bring in some funding that will aid a very worthy and deserving local serious road traffic accident victim’s recuperation.
NEW YEAR DEADLINE
Please send items for the first New Year’s Manorhamilton District News by 8 a.m. at the latest on Thursday morning, December 27, to PJ Leddy at [email protected] yahoo.com.