Ballinalee

Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Teach Leanbh Montessori School are running their summer camps each week during the month of July. This is open to children from 2½ years upwards. Fun Galore! This is an excellent introduction for children starting in either Day Care or the ECCE scheme. Check out our website: teachleanbh.tumblr.com or for further details please Telephone: 043-3323278

Email: margaretconnell@vodafone.ie

Benefit night

On Friday night the 23rd there will be a benefit night in the Stags Head 9pm till late for Dominic Norton who has had serious brain surgery & has more to come in the next month.Music on the night by Carmel McLoughlin, door prize and raffle on the night, Refreshments served. Tickets €10 available from all businesses in the village also from Brian Gorman, Michael Stephenson, Elizabeth Heaney & John Dowd your support would be gratefully appreciated.

Community Games

Any person interested in taking part in pitch & putt Community Games, there is coaching on Saturday evening’s between 5 and 6pm, the teams to represent Clonbroney will be picked early in June, so all would need to start practising from now on. Longford finals on 5th July.

Fundraiser

Head Shave 30th May Coy’s Bar, Longford, starting at 9.30pm in aid of Lauralynn House, Ireland’s only childrens hospice and St. James’s Hospital Foundation. Marion Prendergast and Jo Purkis from Killoe will be shaving their heads to raise money for these very worthy charities.

Lotto

Last weeks results: 1, 12, 14, 20. Three match 3 players (x €20) Irene Murphy, Breda Farrelly, Dessie Lennon. Sellers prize: Mary Farrell, Gala. Next draw in Rawles Bar. Jackpot: €10,000.

Family Fun Day

Colmcille Branch of the Mentally Handicapped present their annual Family Fun day in Dring Car Park on the shores of Loch Gowna. Three and half hours entertainment of some of Ireland’s top acts. Commencing at 2pm. Activities include face painting, hook a duck, welly throwing, egg throwing competition and much more. Please support!

Rubbish

Parents are once again reminded to bring all rubbish with them from the playground. This is not something that can be policed by any one person. It is a community responsibility to keep this area clean. Rubbish attracts rats and nobody wants that in a place where our children are playing. If you see others dropping rubbish either remind them of this or report them. Anyone caught dropping rubbish can be fined €150 and the authorities are already watching the area. It is a no smoking area and bad behaviour should also not be tolerated in front of small children. Dogs are ABSOLUTELY banned. Judging for the annual Tidy Towns begins on 1st June. Given the tremendous effort put in by the committee, it is important that everyone supports them and keeps the village clean and tidy.

Pony Show

Preparations are well under way for Ballinalee Connemara Pony Show, which takes place on Sunday, 8th June. More details next week.

Grant sanctioned

A grant of €75,000 has been sanctioned towards a Group Sewage Scheme on the Granard Road to include a provision of a connection for the local Thomas Ashe Hall and Scoil Samthainn.