Tidy Towns

Tidy Towns

This week we the final part of the adjudicators report on Dromod. Tidiness: Your detailed signage action plan and associated policy is warmly commended. Signs throughout Dromod were seen to be very clean and clear and no old or out of date signage was evident anywhere. The various notices at Shannon Harbour are a visual intrusion to an otherwise beautiful area. A comprehensive approach to advertising signage is required here. An ugly sign does not create greater product awareness; it most likely detracts from that product in the mind of many visitors. Can we have some action on this for next year please and it will help everyone. At the back of Mac Oisin Place the rear of a large building seen from here needs to be painted. Another possibility here is to add timber screening to the existing metal security fencing. Security fencing opposite River Meadows stood out. Could timber screening be attached here to screen the house under construction? The commercial area to the side of The Brandywell was visited. Weeds and grass coming through the cobble lock paving here needed attention. Residential Areas: At Shannon Haven grass needed to be cut and the overall presentation here was uneven. Some good private landscaping caught the eye. The security gate at Shannon Cove is still a problem. Everyone has a right to security but is this gate really necessary in a place like Dromod where the whole community has united around Tidy Towns and its associated values? Very good fencing at Ard Na Cuain stood out. This is an attractive open estate but the central grass area needed to be cut. Very good planting was admired at Cuil Na Sraide together with the cobble-lock surfacing. Hanging baskets on the gable wall here are attractive. Some long grass at boundary fencing in Millbrook needed attention. Grass needed to be cut at River Meadow and road surfacing is poor in places. Raised manhole covers can be problematical here. Good grass areas and young trees at Grace Court stood out. Some kerb weed was evident at Waterfront but very good landscaping was seen here. Boffin Avenue impressed with excellent grass and landscaped areas. There appeared to be some evidence of weedkiller use here. General Impression: It was a genuine pleasure to visit Dromod again and to experience the great work that you are doing. My comments about the entry form should not be taken as criticism. They are intended to help you on to greater success in the future. Good luck in your work for the year ahead when we will look forward to returning to beautiful Dromod.

Cloonturk NS reunion

A note to hand from Stena re the planning of a Cloonturk N.S. reunion and it reads as follows - If you past pupils out there are interested in getting together to organise a Cloonturk National School reunion please attend a meeting in The Copper Still, Dromod on Friday October 18th at 9pm to organise the event.

Speed limit

Any of you familiar with the R202 road that goes from the Cloonturk roundabout to Mohill might now be aware that from just the Mohill side of the roundabout the speed limit goes from 80km to 50km and this seems to continue the whole way to Mohill where on the other hand if your travelling on the same road from Mohill to Dromod it is 80km all the way. Beats me why you have to go 30km slower going one way maybe there are other speed limit signs to be erected yet.

12000 Dominoes

Would you like to see 12000 dominoes fall in unison? Well here is your chance! It will take place on Saturday October 12th in the Bush Hotel Carrick on Shannon at 8.30pm. Tickets are €5 each and are available from Tesco or St Ciaran’s Carrick on Shannon. Music in the night by Tom Moran there will also be a raffle for some wonderful prizes. All proceeds go to Aware (helping to defeat depression) and St. Ciaran’s (helping people with special needs). Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Youth Club

This week saw another busy week at the Hive with our AGM on Monday the 30th of September, thank you to all who attended. On the night we had the election of new officers. They are as follows: Chairperson -Ann Marie Boyle, Assistant Chairperson - Nial Donlon, Secretary - Maeve Costello, Assistant Secretary - Shannon Boyle, Treasurer- Karen Shields, Assistant Treasurer Cathy O’ Beirne and PRO - Lauren Shanley. Our new five junior leaders Dawn Hackett, Karl Mallon, Robert O’Beirne, Niamh and Roisin Donnelly will undergo training over the next few weeks. We have our Inter-club soccer night for post primary members coming up next month, November. We are still collecting old mobile phones for Down Syndrome Ireland so any donations will be greatly appreciated. Teen club will start up again of a Thursday night at 7 o ‘clock until 8.30. Senior club on a Friday at 7 until 8.30, followed by Teen from 9 until 10 30.

Active Retirement

Kilmainham Gaol, Arbour Hill Cemetery and Collins Barracks Museum Our visit to Kilmainham Gaol, Arbour Hill Cemetery, Collins Barracks Museum will take place Thursday 21st November. The Coach will leave Rooskey at 9am. Seats on the Coach will be on a “first come” basis. A non-refundable deposit of €10 is required to reserve a seat. The final date for booking is 29th October. Contact 086 3746742.

Karate Class

Karate Class for children continues at Community Centre Rooskey on Tuesday evenings from 5.45 – 6.45pm. Children 6 years and upwards welcome

Hip hop and Kettlebells

A email in from Charlene and it reads as follows: Classes start week of 9th September running with the school term. Hip hop Mohill: Tuesday under 8’s 5-6pm. Over 8’s 6-7pm and adults Kettlebells 7-7.45pm. Thursday 8pm Adult 6 pack with back strength 

Carrick: Friday under 8s 4-5pm. over 8s at 5-6pm. Also hip hop starting in Ballinamore hall on Thursday under 8’s at 5-6, over 8’s at 7pm. For more information Contact Charlene 0862692977


A note to hand from Kevin to let you know that Bornacoola will play neighbours Annaduff on Friday next in the 11 a side under 16 championship with a throw in time of 6pm. I you can please come along and support.

Birthday greetings

We send greetings to some people who had their birthdays recently. Firstly to Bernadette Mulligan, Currycramp who had her birthday on Sunday last and celebrated with family and friends in Abbyshrule next to Jackie Conboy, Rooskeynamona who had his birthday on Wednesday last and also to Bobby Shanley, Cloonboney who celebrates his birthday today. We wish you health and happiness for the future.