A general meeting of the above is taking place on Thursday 2nd June in Cloone Community Centre at 9pm to ascertain interest in the proposed trip to Glenveigh national park and Doagh Famine Village on the 22nd June. All members are requested to attend.
Knock Shrine Saturday 4th June 2011. Schedule 2.30pm annointinng of the sick , 3pm celebration of the Eucharistic main celebrant Bishop Brendan Kelly DD homilist Rev Michael Fitzgerald,music Achonry Choir. After Mass family rosary and songs of praise. For more information contact Fr Michael Fitzgerald on 025 84090, Fr Peyton Centre on 096 45374 Nancy McCormac on 061 384261 or Mary O’Rourke on 022 21569 . Local contact 071 9636373.
FEAST OF ST OLIVER PLUNKETT
To honour the feast of St Oliver Plunkett there is a procession in Drogheda on Saturday 3rd July 2011. It marks the culmination of the St Oliver Festival which begins on the 10th June. The festival is organised on behalf of Canon Jim Carroll who is keeper of the relics of St Oliver Plunkett.
FIT FOR Work
This is an initiative for the unemployed. This is a 6 week programme. We are looking for 16 leaders for this programme geared at beginners and improvers in fitness. Closing date for applications is may 25th 2011. Contact 071 9650496/ 9650498 or www.leirim.ie or www.leitrimports.ie.
The Irish association for Anger management are running a 2 day training programme “Temper your anger” on Saturday 18th June & Sunday 19th June at the Radisson Hotel Athlone. Places are limited therefore booking is essential. For further information contact Peter Devers regional Consultant on 087 7989253 or log onto www.difficultemotions.com.
We had a very enjoyable outing to Balmoral Show on the 12th of May. Despite the early start a full bus load including some non-members turned out for the occasion. While the day was chilly and showery at times the group expressed satisfaction with the trip. We were impressed with the size of the show area,the turnout of people the variety of stands and the product prices. An impressive display on the cattle lawn of all the prizewinners in the cattle sections received a lot of attention and it was nice to see Cloone represented in the Hereford section. The extraordinary display of fowl in the Herberton Hall had to be seen to be believed and had a lot of viewers filing through. There was also good interest in the sheep, pigs and goat sections. There were plenty of food halls and bars available to ensure our hunger and thirst was catered for and we had our share. On our way home we had a lovely meal at Quinn’s Corner before the final leg of our journey which was complimented by Paddy’s accordion and some other contributions. Our thanks to our chairman John and the other organisers.