Drumlish Tidy Towns
The annual general meeting took place recently and the new committee elected 2013-14 is as follows: Bridie McCormack PRO; Romie Wallace, Treasurer & Dympna Davis Asst Treasurer, Scarlet Fay Secretary & Eileen Kane - Assistant Sec, Mary Gillhooly Deputy Chairperson and Annette Kane- Chairperson. Ordinary committee members: John Kane Snr, Tommy McAvey, Michael Joyce, Jimmy Kane and Seamus Keane. The outgoing officers were thanked for their sterling work on the committee, and we look forward to their continued support through 2014. Thanks to all who attended the AGM and to Cllrs Gerry Brady & Martin Mulleady. A lot has been achieved to date and the ground work is much in evidence during the past few weeks for competing strongly in next year’s national competition. The first project of the village enhancement has just been completed – and paves the way for more enhancement in the months ahead.
Best wishes to St Helen’s in their Leinster Junior Semi Final game on Saturday, October 19 in Monaduff at 2pm. We are asking as many supporters as possible to come out on the day and wear the maroon and gold colours and support these girls on their quest to reach the final. We are also asking all the businesses and houses in the parish to put up some flags , bunting, etc to show their support.
Drumlish Community Centre
We have organised indoor underage coaching for all under 8/10 for October and November in the Community Centre Drumlish. This will be a 45 minute session which will be aimed at improving skills of each player. It will finish up with a Christmas party for all kids to finish out year.
Under 8 Fridays 6.30-7.15 Under 10 Fridays 7.15-8. All welcome.
Claddagh Dance Academy
Irish Dancing classes have returned in Drumlish! Classes are now held upstairs in Cassidy’s, The Village Inn on Wednesdays from 5.30 to 7pm. Classes are starting in Dromard GAA Club on Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 7pm. Classes in Ballinamuck are continuing on Mondays in the 98 Hall in Ballinamuck from 6pm to 7.30pm. An Adults class has also started in the 98 Hall in Ballinamuck on Mondays 8pm to 9pm for any adults wishing to take up or return to Irish Dancing! Boys & Girls of all ages and abilities welcomed. Individual attention guaranteed. For more information contact Mary 087 9565493 or Sinead 085 7793444.
A meeting of Ballinamuck Enterprise will take place on Wednesday, October 16 at 9pm in the visitor centre. All members are asked to attend.
Local Library Events
The adult education officer is now attending the library regularly with information on courses available locally, if you want to see her, contact the library on 043 33 24760 for details and appointment.
Computer courses are starting again in the near future beginners and advanced welcome – for information contact Helen in the library.
We are hoping to get our book club underway for the winter. If you have any ideas or want to join contact Helen at the library.
Opening hours are Monday 10.30am – 1pm & 2pm – 6pm. Wednesday 11.30am – 4pm & 5pm – 8pm. Saturday 10am – 1pm.
Bingo takes place every Tuesday in 98 Hall Ballinamuck. Nightly jackpot €1,300. Everyone welcome to come along. Your support would be sincerely appreciated.
Tesco Longford Annual Fun Run/Walk
The above will take place on Sunday next October 20 at 11am in The Mall, Longford. Registration on the day from 10am. Entry fee €10 for adults and €5 for children. All proceeds to AWARE. Medals for all participants. Great prizes for all category winners. Refreshments served on the day.
Classes in J’s Hotel Mohill, starting this Wednesday night October 16 at 8pm Admission €6. Tutor Mary Brady. Everybody welcome.
A Fetac Level 5 Horticulture Course is currently taking place in Templemichael College, Longford. It runs for half-day Tuesday, Full day Wednesday and Thursday. For details contact 043 33 45455.
Training Options Programme
Training opportunities for People in receipt of any Disability/illness payment commences in the EDI Centre, Longford. This 8 week part time programme includes FETAC accredited modules with work experience included. To register for this programme contact EDI Centre 043 33 47515.
Drumlish Badminton Club
Badminton will take place in Drumlish Community Centre every Thursday night at 9pm. New members welcome and beginners particularly welcome.
Alzheimer Society say Thanks
The above society thank the parish of Drumlish/Ballinamuck for their recent church gate collection of €677.88.
Drumlish Heritage & History
A meeting will take place in Drumlish Branch Library on Wednesday, October 16 at 7pm with a view to setting up this group in a more formal way.
Getting Married in 2014
There are still some spaces available on the ACCORD Pre-Marriage Course: December 2 & 5, 2013. This course runs over two evenings from 6- 10.30pm. For further information contact ACCORD 043-3347222 or book any of the 2014 courses on-line at www.accord.ie
Monaduff Social Club
The next get-together will be held in the Library in Drumlish on Saturday next October 19 from 3 – 5pm.
Drumlish New Cemetery Fundraising Draw
The New Cemetery Committee are organising a Fundraising Draw which will take place in O’ Reilly’s Bar on Saturday, October 26. Prizes are 1st €1,000, 2nd 32” TV, 3rd €100 Voucher, 4th €100 Voucher, 5th €100 Voucher. Tickets cost €10 and are on sale, tickets will also be sold door to door throughout the parish between now and October 26. For further information please contact any committee member.
Table quiz in aid of Dromard National School will take place in Dillon’s, Ballinamuck this Friday night October 18 at 9pm.
White Collar Boxing
A Date for your diary. Gaels United FC are hosting a White Collar Boxing event in Drumlish Community Centre on Saturday, December 7. There are already several names lined up for various bouts for what should be a memorable night’s boxing. For enquiries call 086 0761556. More details over the coming weeks!
Music Lessons for children and adults – guitar, mandolin, violin, banjo & keyboard. If interested contact Enda McKenna 087 9980615.
Drumlish Village and Area Enhancement
The group are gathering for another car boot sale and welcome any recyclable and saleable items that you no longer have use for. Contact Dympna 043-33 24538 or any member of our Area Enhancement or Tidy Towns Team – items can be collected if necessary.
Ballinamuck Children’s Choir
Choir Practice for new children’s choir on Tuesday evenings from 6.15 – 6.50pm. Parent’s presence welcome.
The members of the above Guild want to thank all those who supported and attended the Bord Bia Cookery Demonstration and Food Fair, and bought tickets for the raffle for AWARE.
A huge thanks to Máire Dufficy, Bord Bia, all our local sponsors, our local food producers and everyone involved in a fantastic evening.
And what an evening it was indeed. Máire Dufficy excelled in cooking skills and showed everyone the fruits of her labour. The tasting session was delicious.! The demonstration was superb and plenty of cooking tips were on offer to enhance good home cooking.
There were 5 local demonstrators of locally home produced food. These were Joe & Josephine Sullivan whose locally produced honey tastes delicious and is always a prizewinner at local shows. Gavin Mitchell of Mitchell Meats Drumlish was a Gold Medal Winner in Craft Butchers of Ireland for 2013/14 for his sausages and puddings. Everyone had a taste and agreed these were delicious too. Next in line was Dial a Chef Catering – Ailish McLoughlin who gave everyone a taster of two dishes from her vast range of catering dishes.- Beef stroganoff and Chicken curry. Dial a Chef are available for all catering for all occasions. Our own local Cake Art – alias Anna B Corrigan displayed her famous chocolate wedding cake and everyone had a taste of her Madeira and biscuit cakes as well as her carrot cake which were spectacular as usual. Cake Art provides cakes for all occasions especially weddings, birthdays , christenings etc.
Pauline Reilly from Aughnacliffe makes cakes, buns, muffins, tarts etc for local grocery stores and sells locally. Her lemon drizzle cake was a big hit on the night.
So sincere thanks to all of the above for bringing a local flavour to the event.
The following donated prizes for the Raffle and sincere thanks to Declan Corrigan Corrigan Fuel Services Moyne: Mitchell Meats Drumlish; Dillons Bar &Bistro Ballinamuck, Lough Rynn Castle Hotel; Cake Art/Anna Corrigan Drumlish;, Carmel Gill Room Service Interior Design Ballinamuck; Amy Leslie/Headstrong Millinery Design Ballinamuck; Loughrey’s Chemist Drumlish; Village Flowers Drumlish; Mark Breslin ‘98Bar Ballinamuck; Gala Supermarket Ballinamuck.
All proceeds on the night were donated to AWARE. The function was well attended and it was a most enjoyable evening so thanks to local ICA for their organisation and innovation.