Fashion Show: The men and woman of Bornacoola GAA Club are preparing to strut their stuff on April 19th; all for a good cause. This is just one event in a list of exciting challenges they have set themselves as part of the club’s fundraising endeavours for the coming season. Fashions will be supplied by shops on Longford, Carrick on Shannon and Athlone. Models will be our own home grown talent! See your favourite players as they put their best foot forward and walk the ramp! Music on the night with Tom Moran, Wine & Cheese reception and raffle. Tickets are priced at only €10 and are now available so dig deep and support this very worthwhile cause.
New Baby: We send our congratulations to Derek and Rosemary Hunt, Copper Still, Dromod on the birth of their first baby a boy to be named Conor born at Mullingar Hospital on Wednesday last. We wish you health and happiness for the future.
Retired Teachers Association: Midland Retired Secondary Teachers Association will hold AGM on Tues April 9th at 11:30am in Longford Library. Lunch will follow and we then travel to Longford Garden Centre, Drumlish Road for 3pm Please join us for some or all of the above and new members always welcome. Rosemary 0877589287
The Resilience for Life Adult Programme: A email to hand from Michelle to let you all know of her forthcoming Psychologist course and it reads as follows; 6 Week Structured Programme delivered by a Registered Psychologist, aimed at developing an individual’s ability to positively respond to negative and challenging events in their life using a resilience toolbox – an array of strategies they can use to reduce stress and overcome the challenges they face. The Resilience for Life Adult Programme (Barrett, 2005) is a structured, preventative and protective programme based on sound cognitive behavioural therapy principles, and aimed at wide ranges of adults such as parents worried about themselves or their children or people facing new challenges in their careers or personal lives. The programme focuses on the specific skills of thought challenging and thinking in positive ways, mindfulness, relaxation and attention training, identifying role models, building support networks, problem-solving strategies and conflict resolutions, all underpinned by keeping healthy in mind and body. Participants will receive a Certificate for Completion of Course. Course Facilitator: Dr Michelle Howard, Reg. Psychol., Ps.S.I., Registered Psychologist. Dates: 23rd April, 30th April, 7th May, 14th May, 21st May, 28th May, Venue: Breffni Family Resource Centre, Breffni Crescent, Carrick-on-Shannon. Cost: €120 for 6 session programme (1.5 hour per session). Limited Spaces so Early Booking Essential. Contact 085 2856485 for Further Information
40th Wedding Anniversary: We send our congratulations to Sean and Dympna Moffatt, Drumard on celebrating their 40th (Ruby) Wedding anniversary recently. We wish you health and happiness for the future.
Swimming lessons: Swimming lessons: adults one to one and children’s group and one to one swimming lessons commencing in the Lough Allen Hotel, Drumshambo. Children’s group lessons take place on a Tuesday evening and Saturday morning, €60 for 6 weeks, 8 children per class, 45minutes per class. Adults and children’s one to one take place on a Monday, Wednesday or Thursday evening, €110 for 6 weeks, 45minute classes. Discount for more than 2 children per family. Contact 0861219613 or 0719640195 for more information or to make a booking.
Fundraising Cycle: A note to hand from my neighbour Seamus Duignan to let you know that County Longford Scuba divers Search and rescue unit are holding a “Fundraising Cycling Sportive” on Sunday April 28th next. The cycle will start at their clubhouse on the Ballinalee Road Longford at 10.30am and the cycle will be for distances of 80km, 50km, or 20km which ever the cyclist prefers. Entry fee is €20 for adults and €10 for under 16. There will be refreshments before and after the cycle. For more information contact David McHugh 087 244174 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje: Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 6th to the 13th May staying across the road from church, cost from € 520 needs to be booked early, as only 10 rooms left, we also have English speaking guide with us. For further details contact Tommy 044 9371787 /0876851691.
Solo Photographic Exhibition Ballinamore Library: Ballinamore library would like to invite the public in to view a “Solo Photographic Exhibition” by Dromod Photographer Ailbhe Mc Gill. The exhibition will run until 12th April during library opening hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10.00-1.30 and 2.30 to 5.30. Tuesday to Thursday 10.00-1.30 and 2.30-8.00 Saturday 10.00-1.30 and 2.30-5.00. Admission Free.
Engaged: We send our congratulations to Simon Reilly, Dromod and Jordy Cattican, Rooskey who announced their engagement last week. We wish you health and happiness for the future.
Leitrim LIVECRAFT: Applications are now open for Leitrim LIVECRAFT ¦ Creative Training Programme. Leitrim LIVECRAFT is a Leitrim Development Company project developed under the Rural Development LEADER Programme. It a unique training programme implemented by the Leitrim Design House in association with the Leitrim Sculpture Centre. It is a creative training programme supporting economic activity in County Leitrim. LIVECRAFT aims to re-energise and expand the possibilities of the craft sector in County Leitrim as a contribution to economic regeneration and sustainable growth by drawing on the county and all it has to offer. Why should I become involved? If you would like to learn a new skill; re-energise your business; develop your professional and business skills; or explore your creativity then this could be the programme for you. Register early as places are limited. Each practical skills training has an average of 6-8 places available. Where is it happening? The practical training will take place in the Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton while the business development training will take place in the Leitrim Design House, Carrick-on-Shannon. When will it start? The programme will launch on April 12th with a Creative Thinking Day which is open to all participants. The overall programme will run from April 2013 to December 2013. How to I apply? A detailed information pack and application forms can be downloaded from www.livecraft.ie/www.leitrimlivecraft.ie or alternatively you can email Michelle McPadden (Leitrim LIVECRAFT Coordinator) at email@example.com or call 071 96 50550/50533.
STOP Fundraiser: STOP the organisation trying to prevent suicide is holding a Bowling tournament in “Kidzkingdom & bowling” Carrick on Shannon . Looking for teams. teams of 4 are €50 prizes are 1st €250; 2nd €100 please support this worthy cause call 0719621605 for more info.
Birthday greetings: We would like to send greetings to some people who celebrate their birthday in recent times; firstly to mother and daughter Mary and Cora McCauley, Gort who both had their birthdays last week, of course Mary is one of those people from that great year of 1959, next to my neighbour Kelly Howard who celebrated her birthday on Wednesday last next to Sarah Murtagh Erra, Tarmonbarry who turned 21 last week and also to my good friend Feargal McGill who celebrates his birthday today Wednesday.