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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.


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.’


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.


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] ya­

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