Drumlish/Ballinamuck

Tidy Town’s:  continue to meet at 9.30 on Saturdays mornings opposite PO – and thanks to all who supported so well our Table Quiz at Gallagher’s last Monday – Aiden and Matthew Gray were on the winning team and Seamus Gallagher’s team were the runners up – the winners very generously returned the Prize money to the  cause.  A major clean up of the Arva Road from the Father Manning Gael’s Clubhouse as far as the old civic dump is planned for Saturday 27th April from 9.30a.m  Anyone who can lend a hand for a couple of hours is asked to do their bit for their local environment please.  Litter or dumping issues phone Longford Litter Hotline 1850 434 450 and visit Drumlish Tidy Town’s on Facebook.  

Tidy Town’s:  continue to meet at 9.30 on Saturdays mornings opposite PO – and thanks to all who supported so well our Table Quiz at Gallagher’s last Monday – Aiden and Matthew Gray were on the winning team and Seamus Gallagher’s team were the runners up – the winners very generously returned the Prize money to the  cause.  A major clean up of the Arva Road from the Father Manning Gael’s Clubhouse as far as the old civic dump is planned for Saturday 27th April from 9.30a.m  Anyone who can lend a hand for a couple of hours is asked to do their bit for their local environment please.  Litter or dumping issues phone Longford Litter Hotline 1850 434 450 and visit Drumlish Tidy Town’s on Facebook.  

 

Car Boot: - Drumlish Area Enhancement –  We are still gathering so any seasonal, recyclable and saleable items that you no longer need or have use for we will  be delighted to receive them. Contact Dympna 087 9279272 or any member of our Area Enhancement or Tidy Town Team  - Items can be collected if necessary...

 

Environmental Awareness Day: – Saturday 27th April is a date for your diary at 10.00 am, Drumlish Tidy Town’s will have Environmental Education Officer, Nuala Madigan from the Irish Peatlands Conservation Council, join us for the morning to deliver a workshop introducing biodiversity including habitats of Ireland their flora and fauna as well as managing and enhancing biodiversity.  This will be followed by a walk around the area with the group to begin a biodiversity survey. Each participant will be given guidelines on how to do and prepare a biodiversity  report for the community. There is no charge and there will be much of educational value and we invite anyone who has an interest in ecology, environment to pencil in this date... and bring your children it is an opportunity not to be missed and that may not be repeated for a very long time. This is open to neighbouring parishes as well.

 

Interested in Gardening?: An information evening on Gardening with Laura Shaw from Longford Garden Centre and with Gary Brady, Environmental Officer with Longford County Council, on Food Wastage is being held in the ‘98Hall Ballinamuck on this Thursday 18th April at 7.30pm. The event is being hosted by Longford Federation ICA. Tea & Refreshments will be served. A Raffle will be held. Admission €5. Everyone welcome to come along.

Community Games: Annual Sports Day will take place in Monaduff on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May at 2pm. Volunteers are needed to help out on the day and should contact any committee member.

Ballinamuck Enhancement: A meeting will be held this Wednesday 17th April in the ’98 Hall at 8.00pm There will be an update on the planned playground and details of our 2013 Tidy Towns entry. If possible, we would like to see representatives from both of the housing estates, along with as many homeowners along the route from Gaigue Cross to the ‘98 Bar and the Village itself. Everyone is welcome.

Computer classes at local Library: These are starting within the next few weeks – call in or phone Helen on 0433324760 or 0868674162 for details. Also our knitting club is ongoing – new members always welcome.

Thanks: Longford Branch MS thank all who contributed to their recent church gare collection Ballinamuck €176.83 and Drumlish €385.67. Míle buíochas

 

Drumlish Heritage: Drumlish Heritage – History:are hosting two events for the Gathering on 21st & 22nd August next – further details visit The Gathering Ireland Website.

Bingo: Bingo in Ballinamuck had a new summer time start of 9pm.All are welcome to attend nightly prize fund €1300 !

Cairn Hill Challenge: As part of the Community Centre 25th Anniversary Celebrations and Gathering events on the May bank Holiday weekend Gaels Utd FC are hosting a 10k and 10mile road race on Sunday May 5th. The course will take participants from Drumlish Village by Derawley and Kilmahon with the shorter course going in front of Cairn Hill while the 10mile couse will proceed by the back of Cairn Hill. Both races then re enter Drumlish to the finish This event is open to all runners, joggers and walkers and will be chip timed. There will be a fun run for children on the day over a shorter course. So why not make it a family day out and support the young people of our area. Entry Fee is 15 euro and Registration can be done on line by finding “Precision Timing Website” and then find Cairn Hill Challenge on their calendar.

Cemetery Meeting: will take place in the community centre on Tuesday 16th April at 8.30pm All welcome.

Accord Pre Marriage Courses: Are you planning to get married in 2013. Spaces are available on ACCORD Pre-marriage course Monday 13th and Thursday 16th May and Friday and Saturday 14th/15th June 2013. For further information contact ACCORD 043-3347222 or book on-line www.accord.ie.

Childcare Grants: Grants for Childminders and Parent & Toddler Groups are now available. Please visit www.longfordchildcare.ie website for full details or contact Longford Co.Childcare Committee on 043-3342505.