Lanesboro local news Feb 11

NEW WALK: In the growing darkness of last Wednesday evening, 2nd February, Lanesboro Tourism Co-Op completed what is one of the most spectacular and beautiful walks in the area.

NEW WALK: In the growing darkness of last Wednesday evening, 2nd February, Lanesboro Tourism Co-Op completed what is one of the most spectacular and beautiful walks in the area.

The walk takes you through the two quarries and meanders through the woods where the Co-Op has created a wonderful and beautiful nature walk and it will surely take pride of place for everybody in the local community. The sheer beauty of the walk really takes your breath away as you stroll through the woods and gaining fleeting views of the river Shannon as you go along taking in the nature all about you.

It is a wonderful facility for community young and old. There is no doubt that it will be a tourist trap and it is a huge addition to the attraction of Lanesboro. The Lanesboro Tourism Co-Op with its FAS workers along with wood owner, Coillte, has given Lanesboro a huge boost and an amenity that we can be truly proud of and very thankful to them for their vision in creating what will be a hugely popular walk.

The walk in the woods leaving O'Brien's Corner, through the car park and returning back to the corner takes almost one hour at a brisk walk. It is a safe and pleasurable walk and one that you will enjoy enormously when you venture along this walk. The walk takes you around and back through the one circular route and the pathway to the Rathcline is not part of the walkway and cannot be used under any circumstances.


Search for a Star is a production of the Shannon Gaels Minor Club. Tickets are selling very fast and if you intend going to this great night's entertainment please ensure you get your tickets immediately. Tickets, priced 10 euro, are selling very fast at the moment and you can book yours by calling to O'Brien's or phoning Martina or Bridge at 3321107. Don't be disappointed by not getting your ticket on time. Search for a Star takes place in St. Mary's Parish Hall on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th February.


The Lourdes Pilgrimage committee will hold their annual Church Gate Collection on Saturday and Sunday next 12th and 13th February at all masses at St. Mary's Church..If you would like to travel as an invalid or wish to recommend anyone to travel as an invalid you are asked to contact Breda Moran or Philomena Walsh.


Thursday last was the celebration of the Chinese New Year and as part of the celebration the very popular John Murray morning radio show featured local mother and daughter Edel and Elida Loftus, Lehery. Edel founded Windsong Music School a number of years back and the school was flourished greatly with each passing year. The musical sound of the harp on radio on Thursday last and its adoption to Chinese music gave ample evidence of how the harp can be an integral part of Chinese music.Edel informed John Murray that the harpist of her school visited China last October and such was the interest in their instrument and music that there was a great desire by the Chinese people to take lessons. Edel has now a devised a method to teach her new Chinese students via webcam and this has proved to be a huge success. I congratulate Edel, Elida and her school on its tremendous success and I am sure they can continue to go from strength to strength. It is a privilege to have such talented people in our community.


The AGM of Rathcline GAA club will take place in the clubhouse at the club grounds in Clonbonny. The meeting will commence at 8pm.


Sincere sympathy is extended to Mrs Margaret Leckey, Church View, and her extended family on the death last week of her brother Dan Mc Namara, who was buried in Kilfenora, Co. Clare.


The area was saddened to learn of the death at Roscommon County Hospital on Wednesday last of one of our most popular residents, Nora Farrell, Knock. Nora, a very proud native of Connemara has been a great part of our community for many years. She was predeceased some years back by her late husband Christy. Nora went on to raise a strong and excellent family that she could be and was rightly proud of. Nora spent 30 years working in the Convent of Mercy and was a lady with a wonderful disposition. Her generous nature and warmness will be long remembered when we think of Nora. Her remains reposed in Farrell's Funeral Home on Friday last before her removal to St. Mary's Church and following her funeral Mass her remains were laid to rest in Lanesboro cemetery. To her sons, Paraic, Tommy and John, daughters Mary, Agnes, Anne and Kathleen, relatives and wide number of friends we extend our deepest sympathy.


Many congratulations to Kevin Chapman son of Mary and the late PJ Chapman and Louise Kearney, daughter of Eddie and Lorraine Kearney, Fortwilliam who announced their engagement last weekend.


We would like to extend our sympathy to Louise and Aideen Glynn and their extended family, Main Street on the death of their grandmother Mrs Elizabeth Glynn, Ballynacargy, Co. Westmeath. Elizabeth was also mother to both Aidan and Jim Glynn and we extend our sympathies to both them and their families.


We wish Karina Coffey daughter of Michael and Mary Coffey, Church View and Ian Baker son of Paddy and Linda Baker, Kildare every congratulations on the announcement of their engagement last week.


We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to Pat and Eileen Mullen and their family on the death of Pat's mother Marcella Mullen, Abbeyshrule who was buried during the past week.


The results of the competition held on Wednesday 2nd February are; 1st Brid Mc Dermott & Una Lawlor, 2nd Mae Casey & Noreen Dunne, 3rd Kathleen Reilly & Tom Feeney, 4th Gemma Douglas & Elish Gray.


An important meeting of Lanesboro Gun Club will take place on Friday night next 11th February at 9.30pm in Adie Farrell's meeting room. Every club member is asked to make a special effort to attend.


The Community Games Indoor Soccer Semi-finals and Finals were held on Saturday last. Lanesboro's under 13 team managed by Robbie Chambers were unstoppable! They overcame Stonepark with a score of 5-2 to get through to the final. In the final they met a strong Ardagh team; however the great scoring of Jordan Donlon (2), Iarla O'Sullivan (2), Phillip Chalmers (1) and Connell Kennelly (1), supported by Padraig Sorohan, Cillian Flood and Niall Keane ensured that they came on top with a score of 6-3. Good luck to the Under 12 Chess team who are to take part in the county finals in Ardagh on Thursday 13th.


Lanesboro Community College, formerly Vocational School, will this year celebrate their 50th of education in Lanesboro. To celebrate, there will be a social evening in the school at Easter. Special guests will be the students and staff from 1060 together with staff and students from their amalgamation year, 1989. All past pupils will be most welcome on the night. To offer your help contact the school at 043-33 21139 0r email


Time to be thinking ahead to one of the features of the year in Lanesboro Ballyleague and that is the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade that takes place through Ballyleague and Lanesboro on St. Patrick's Day Thursday 17th March.


The weekly 25 in the Peer Inn took place on Sunday night last. The game continues on Sunday night next in the Peer Inn. The first prize was shared between three and the winners were Patrick & Paddy, David & James, and John & Colin. Table prizes went to PJ & Bridie, Joe & Edmond and Breda & Mary.


We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to Geraldine and Robbie Chalmers and family, Clonfower on the death last weekend of Geraldine's father Frank Cox, Killashee.


The Rathcline GAA Continuous Improvement Draw 9 took place in Clarke's Bar on Saturday night last. The following are the list of lucky winners 1st 500 euro Paddy Casey, Rappereehill, 2nd 100 euro Paddy and Ann Nolan, Mahoraveen, 3rd 100 euro Lorraine Farrell, The Swan Tavern, 4th Eoin Donnellan, 5th Paul Farrell/Ray Mc Cormack, Lisnacusha.