Lanesboro/Ballyleague

Gathering Meeting: A meeting of the Gathering committee will take place on Tuesday night next 21st May in Adie Farrell’s meeting room. 
There are many logistic decisions in relation to the Gathering Weekend on August Bank Holiday weekend to be made and we would like to ask a large representation from the community to come along and be part of a great weekend.

Gathering Meeting: A meeting of the Gathering committee will take place on Tuesday night next 21st May in Adie Farrell’s meeting room. 
There are many logistic decisions in relation to the Gathering Weekend on August Bank Holiday weekend to be made and we would like to ask a large representation from the community to come along and be part of a great weekend.

Tourism/Tidy Towns: We are at that time of year when the community is getting ready for the tidy towns competition. Judging this year will take place between 1st and 30th June. To prepare for this there will be a major community clean up on this coming Saturday 18th May from 10 to 12noon and again from 6 to 8pm. The meeting point will be at St Marys Hall. The committee would appreciate all the support they can get and if you can spare the time, bring a paint brush, sweeping brush or even just yourself will be enough. In the meantime there will be the weekly clean up on Monday evenings from 7 to 8pm again meeting at St Marys Hall. The committee does appreciate all the support from the local community and hope to once again improve on last year’s marks

Dog Night: A collusion between the Rathcline Ladies and the Shannon Gaels Minor club has come up with, what promises to be, a wonderful night out at the dogs. Last year the Rathcline ladies held a wonderful night out at Longford Greyhound track and this year with the linking up of the Shannon Gaels Minor Club it promises to be a very special night. The night in question is Friday night 28th June. It is a date for your diary and one to invite all your friends to come along and support two great clubs in the area. Tickets will be on sale from this week at €10 each and we encourage everyone not only to buy a ticket but come along on the night and create a great atmosphere as well as having a great night out at the dogs. Both clubs are unique and a night at the dogs at Longford Greyhound Track is also a unique way of having a very special night out with family, friends and club mates.

End of an Era: The name Henry has been synonymous with the Cloontuskert National School and on Friday, 28th June 2013, after serving 34 years as Principal, Phelim Henry is retiring from Cloontuskert National School. This is a momentous event, as the retirement of Phelim Henry marks the end of an era. Cloontuskert NS has been served by a member of the Henry family since 1959. Four years after the school opened in 1955, Phelim Henry Snr joined the school as Principal. Upon his retirement in 1979, this role was taken over by his son, Phelim Henry Jnr. We wish Phelim the best of luck in his retirement. More to follow in the coming weeks.

Fermoyle NS retain North Leinster title: Fermoyle five a side soccer team retained the North Leinster title the won last year in Navan on Thursday 2nd May. They played St .Oliver from Louth, The Downs from Westmeath, and Rathkenny from Meath. They now go on to play the Leinster finals in this coming Thursday 16th May in MDL Grounds Navan Co Meath. The team representing the school are; Kian Gilmore, Cronan Flood , Oran Kenny, Bryn Peters , Liam Ross ,Ronan English, Eanna Mc Grath , and Sean Maguire .

Sympathy: We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Sheila and Timmy Nolan and family, Fermoyle, on the death of on Wednesday last week 8th May of Sheila’s mother Mrs Carmel Monaghan, Tulsk.

Pike Angling Club: On Sunday May 26th the club will hold the Michael Casey Perpetual Trophy Pike Boat competition on Lough Ree. Fishing will be from.11am to 4pm. Entry fee will be taken from 10.30am at Lanesboro harbour. Entry fee is €25 per boat with a maximum of 2 rods per person and 4 rods per boat. The prizes will be limited to1 prize per boat. The presentation will take place following fishing and weigh in at the Yacht bar. This is a member’s only competition only and membership may be taken out on the day. The cost of a wonderful day fishing is adults €10 juniors and OAP`S €5. The club will also be holding a draw for our non-fishing members for a 32” TV /DVD and other cash prizes. Membership cards for non-fishing members are still available and can be purchased at the Yacht bar or contact Eithne at 0861584686

Club Rathcline Lotto Draw: The numbers drawn in the National Lottery on Saturday night last were 10, 21, 25, 28, 34 and 45. Nobody in the Rathcline lotto had three of the numbers and the jackpot of €700 was not won. The four winners of the €25 prizes were Johnston’s Pharmacy, Main Street, Rosaleen Egan, Derryhaun, Mary and Alicia Mc Dermott, Lisnacusha and Pat McCarrick.

Mini Marathon: The Dublin Ladies Mini Marathon is now only a few weeks away. If you intend taking part in the race or indeed want to travel to support and would like a seat on the bus travelling to the Mini Marathon you are invited to contact Pam any time after 6pm at 087-4146987.

Siamsa: An Irish language summer course (SIAMSA) will take place on from Monday 8th July to Friday 12th July in Gaelscoil Longfoirt. The course will take place from 9.30am to 3pm each day and will cater for students from third to sixth class. Further information and application forms are available from Yvonne Ní Mhurchú phone 087-2642665.

The Briar of Killashee: St. Brigid’s GAA club Killashee is hosting the ‘The Briar of Killashee’ – a talent show with a difference. It promises to be a fantastic night in Mc P’s, Clondra on Saturday night 25th May, commencing at 9.30pm. All the entertainment will cost you only €10 each. The night is a mock ‘Rose of Tralee with well known local faces as you will never have seen them before. It promises to be one of the most hilarious nights to be held in the county for many a long year.

CANAL WALK: There will be a Canal Walk in aid of The Friends of St Luke’s Cancer Care,on Sunday the 2nd June at 2 to 4 p.m. from Brannigan Harbour to Foigha, Keenagh, with music later at Jimmy Leavey’s pub. Anyone who wants a sponsorship card, please contact Martin Walsh on 087 7433850 or John Joe Whitlow at 086 1690492. All are welcome, come along and support this great charity.