Be Safe Be Seen
Now the winter has set in and the evenings are quite dark it is recommended that walkers, joggers and cyclist on the roads should be seen in the interest of their own safety and to be fair to motorists. This can be fairly easily achieved by wearing a high visibility vest, even during the day. These vests are visible to motorists, even from a good distance. It would leave our roads much safer for everyone and maybe help avoid accidents.
Congratulations to Kelly Keville, Trayne and John McGlynn, Bornacoola who were married recently in the Landmark Hotel. We wish them many years of health and happiness in their married lives.
Autumn Club There will be a meeting of The Autumn Club on tomorrow night, Thursday 13th in the Community Centre at 9 pm.
Farmers Rights Campaign
The Ballinamore Library ‘Picture of the Month’ for November is a framed document titled ‘Leitrim Roll of Honour 1966 – 1967 Farmers Rights Campaign’. It was presented to the N.F.A in Leitrim by Rickard Deasy, former President of the N.F.A. It details the Leitrim County Executive Officers 1966 – 67, Chairman: Hugh Leddy, Hon Secretary: Jim Finn and Treasurer: Liam Ellis. It outlines that on October 12th 1966, 20 Leitrim farmers started on a walk to Dublin. They were Hugh Leddy, Joseph O’Connell, Noel Dolan, Peter Flynn, Larry Gaffney, Desmond Quinn, Peter Honeyman, Hugh P. Brady, Shay McGovern, Tommy Heraghty, Bartley Feeney, Liam Irwin, Michael Clancy, Pat McGoldrick, John J. Smith, Peter O’Connell, John J. Duignan, Thomas J, Heaney, Marcus Clements and Thomas Kelly. Other farmers from the area included Hugh Faughnan, Thomas Newton, John J. Reynolds, Gerry Moran, James Foley, John Ward, Brendan Keville and Jack Shanley. Farmer’s rights campaigns are very topical at the moment so the protests of 48 years ago may bring back many memories to the people of Leitrim. If this is the case why not call to Ballinamore Library during the month of November and see the names of the farmers which are beautifully written on this document. Opening hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 - 5.30; Tuesday and Thursday 10 - 8; Saturday 10 – 5, with daily lunch closing 1.30 – 2.30pm.
‘Sleigh Bells Ring’
Come and see the Hunt Hall Mohill transformed into a Winter Wonderland on December 7th where the ‘Sweet Spirit Gospel Choir’ will present their Christmas Show and Santa will make his appearance.
Congratulations to Eugene McGee on the launch of his new book ‘The GAA in My Time’. It is a fine book by a fine journalist.