“Try A Dive”: A note from my good neighbour Neil to let you all know that County Longford Scubadivers are holding “Try A Dive” sessions in the Mall Complex in Longford on 12th and 19th of October. If you are interested in discovering a whole new underwater world why not come along and enjoy the experience of diving in a safe environment. Admission is free . For further details please contact Neil Cumiskey on 0872995370
Pike Fishing Competition: A note to hand from Paul Beck to let all you fishing enthusiasts know that there will be a Pike boat fishing competition on Lough rowan [Laura lake] on this Sunday October 14th fishing from 11am to 5pm.
Jesus Christ Superstar: There will be bus leaving from Longford to “Jesus Christ Superstar” on the evening of Friday October 12th the concert is in the O2 Dublin. Approx price will be €20 return per person, depending on numbers. If interested please contact Rosemary 0877589287 immediately.
Training Workshops for Community & Voluntary Groups: Leitrim Development Company announces training workshops for members of community and voluntary organisations and groups. Community and voluntary organisations are facing ever increasing difficulties in carrying out their activities and projects. Funders and other support agencies are also insisting that voluntary groups meet high standards in applying for and drawing down financial support. Members of local groups need to make sure that they are well informed and equipped for the challenges that confront them. This series of training workshops – Getting Groups Organised – has been designed with these needs in mind. The workshops aim to give group members a good understanding of the issues involved in managing their organisation, dealing with funding applications, controlling finances, preparing project plans, dealing with the legal issues that concern voluntary groups, and coping with tendering and procurement. The workshops will be of value to groups that are contemplating making funding applications, becoming legally incorporated, or drawing up business plans. In particular, it will be of great value to groups who are considering making LEADER funding applications. It will be suitable for members of festival groups, tidy town groups, development associations, and such like. The workshops will be held weekly, over six weeks, at two separate venues – Leitrim Village Community Centre, and the Bee Park Resource Centre, Manorhamilton. They will be delivered by Gearóid Mac Eochaidh, who has wide experience in the community development field. The workshops commence on Thursday October 11th (Manorhamilton). The course is free of charge, but it is necessary to indicate your intention to attend in advance. Book your place by getting in contact with Leitrim Development Company on 071-9641770 or email Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well done Melvin Gaels: We send our congratulations to the players and management of Melvin Gaels GAA club on clinching the senior Championship on Sunday last. For the first time ever it was a North Leitrim final with the Gaels opponents being four in a row winners Glencar Manorhamilton. Melvin Gaels started well and were first to score and never lost the lead right to the end. Manor got back to within a point with twelve minutes to go but a second goal for Melvin Gaels sealed a historic victory for them.
Computer Classes: A note to hand to let you know the following; Free Basic Computer Classes are starting soon in Carrick on Shannon Library, the course is funded by FÁS and FÁS eligibility applies. For more information or to register your interest please contact Patricia on 071-9158700. Limited number of places available.
Good Health: If you are dealing with health conditions such as poor circulation, high blood pressure, arthritis, back pain, joint immobility, respiratory problems, digestive disorders amongst others Taoist Tai Chi™ can help to improve your health and quality of life. It restores the calmness and peace of mind that is often lost through the anxieties of daily life Free introductory class in the Temperance Hall, Longford ,Wednesday 26th Sept. at 8pm. 0872412400
Lighter days: A note to hand to let you know that Lighter days weight loss class started on Tuesday evenings last and continues every Tuesday at 7pm in Bornacoola Community Centre. For further details phone Gwen on (087) 143 2733.
Birthday wishes: We send birthday wishes to some locals who celebrate their birthdays around this time, firstly to Lorraine Reynolds, Clooncarne who had her birthday on Monday last and also to Bornacoola goalkeeper Bobby Shanley who celebrated his birthday yesterday (Tuesday). We wish you all health and happiness for the future.
Bon Voyage: Again this week we say bon voyage to another local man Colm Farrell, Esker who hits off today to Australia to work in his chosen career as Electronic Engineer. We wish you the very best of luck Colm and hope to see you back home soon again.