Balllinagh local news Feb 11

Parents association: Ballinagh Parents Association wish to thank the business who kindly donated spot prizes for the Christmas raffle.

Parents association: Ballinagh Parents Association wish to thank the business who kindly donated spot prizes for the Christmas raffle.

We would also like to thank all the parents and local community for their generous support.

Astraturf

Ballinagh Astraturf have slots available contact 087 9920484.

Gospel service

Gospel service in Ballinagh Mission Church on Sunday 13th February at 8pm. Preacher Rev Allison Calvine. Everyone very welcome.

Snores in the Dail

Proceedings in Dail Eireann have been lively with sharp exchanges across the floor over the past month as the 30th Dail came to an end. But sixty five years ago (February 1946) proceedings in the nations parliament appear to have been different as six Dail Deputies went tosleep during the business of the house all snoring in full cry – if that is the expression , later the number hoisted itself to eight. Sleeping in the peoples parliament however should not be regarded as an unpardonable crime. On the committee stage of any long drawn out bill debates can grow dull and the chamber even in the depths of Winter is unbearably hot. So when a Fine Gael deputy dozed off and snored he could hardly be blamed. Neither could an official of the house whose job it is to prevent snorers and other unseemly demonstrations of lack of interest in the proceedings be blamed for dropping off himself. By an odd coincidence Harry Dockrell a Fine Gael Deputy for South Dublin was appealing to Fianna Fail Minister Dr Ward to "Let sleeping dogs lie" when the doctor proposed an amendment to change the sanitary law.

Battle of Clonfin

A number of locals travelled to Clonfin on Sunday for the annual commemoration which was the 90th anniversray of the famous battle involving 21 members of the north Longford flying column and British forces which took place on the 2nd of February 1921.

FETAC Level 3 Certificate in horticulture

This course will begin in the Realog Centre Kilnaleck within the next month. The course costs 30 euro which can be paid in instalments. This course will be run in the evenings. The course covers the basic knowledge and skills needed to grow and maintain a variety of plants & developo safe working practices , develop an appreciation of nature and the environment, develop teamwork skills. For more information or to book your place please call (049) 4336070.

Child Protection Training

Accredited child protection course delivered by Cavan VEC in the Realtog Centre Kilnaleck on Thursday 24th February and Thursday 3rd March 6pm to 8pm. There is a nominal fee for enrolment. Booking is taking place for computers for beginners course and an internet and email course. For more particulars regarding all above courses call South West Cavan CDP on (049) 4336070.