Drama: Big Guerilla Productions presents The Sand Park in Cornmill Theatre, written and performed by Seamus O’Rourke Friday 20th July 2012. Doors open 8pm. Show starts 8.30pm.Booking (049) 4339612.

Drama: Big Guerilla Productions presents The Sand Park in Cornmill Theatre, written and performed by Seamus O’Rourke Friday 20th July 2012. Doors open 8pm. Show starts 8.30pm.Booking (049) 4339612.

Recipe book: Recipes as part of a fundraising book venture for Newtowngore Community Hall are being compiled. If you have any ideas to submit please forward to Jennifer Taylor, Clonboyher Carrigalleen Co Leitrim by 30th July. Please include your name or write anon. The “Recipe book” needs a cover so children are asked to draw one item used in baking eg a bag of flour, wooden spoon, sign and send to the above address.

BENEFIT DANCE: For the family of the late Dermot Harte will be held in the Kilbracken arms Hotel, this Friday night July 20th. Music by Evening Star “Night Fever” & Noel Cassidy. Doors open at 9pm. Those wishing to make a contribution can do so by contacting Paddy O’Rourke 087 29034415,Noel Lee 086 3194380 or Des Connell 086 3204838.

CROAGH PATRICK CLIMB: The annual Croagh Patrick climb takes place on Sunday 29th July 2012.Funds raised will go to the Irish Heart Foundation and FAST Stroke campaign. Through “Terry’s China Trek” well-known Aughavas community worker and GAA man Terry Williams is raising funds for the Irish Heart Foundation and FAST Stroke campaign. Terry is traveling to China in order to participate in the Great Wall of China Trek. If you would like to help or come on the day and climb contact Gerry or Margaret Gallogly on 087 6860261 for a seat on the bus or a sponsorship card. All climbers from around Leitrim are welcome. Bus leaving McCaffrey’s at 1.30am Sunday morning Cloone 1.45 Mohill 2am and Carrick-on-Shannon at 2.20am.

RECIPES: As part of a fundraising venture for Newtowngore Community Hall a “Recipe Book” is being compiled. Categories include soups,sallads,main courses,desserts ,lunch box options,breads, home made cakes,special diets ,jams and preserves. If you have any recipes you wold like to submit please forward to Mabel Pollock Aughaleague Newtowngore,Denise Richardson Newtowngore Co Leitrim or Jennifer Taylor Clonboyher Carrigallen Co Leitrim. Preferably by July 30th. Please include your name on the bottom for printing purposes or write anon. Indeed this is a lovely idea and we say well done and we wish you all every success.

MARGARET OF NEW ORLEANS: The next opening of Margaret’s house will be on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July from 2pm to 5pm and we will be hosting Aughnasheelin’s green wood worker Neil Foulkes who will be demonstrating his crafts and you can come and have a go. Tea and fresh baked bread as always will be in supply.The philosophy behind Margaret’s house is “walking in Margaret’s shoes” to continue on the good work that she undertook in her life, providing a platform for people to come together at different events to donate money for charity work in Ireland. The committee is currently applying for charitable status and the website is being updated on very soon. Anyone who has any memorabilia in relation to Margaret and her work or the work that was undertaken at the house in Tully you could pass it on to Helen Corcoran, Bernie O’Rourke or Becky Thomas for inclusion in the website. For further information please contact 086 3522476.

IRISH KIDNEY ASSOCIATION: The Irish Kidney Association Leitrim branch is looking for volunteers for the annual Church gate collection on the weekend of 25th and 26th of August in your area. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Please contact Helena O’Neill at 071 9648207 or 087 7509252 for details.

A BALL OR A BATH?: This was one of the questions by Percy French in his famous song ‘the Mountains of Mourne’. He observed how the ladies were dressed when they went to a ball. Their dresses were so revealing he remarked, ‘sure they don’t wear a top to their dresses at all and wondered ‘if they were bound for a ball or a bath’? He advises his friends back in Ireland ‘don’t be startin’ them fashions now, Mary Machree. Where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea’.Come along to hear Carrigallen’s native Patricia Woods sing another beautiful Percy French piece in Hunt Hall (opposite library), Friday night 20 July at 8pm.