SYMPATHY EXPRESSED: The death has taken place peacefully at the Bon Secour Hospital, Glasnevin, Dublin of John Francis Keane, Castlefarm, Dunboyne, Co Meath and formerly of Knocknasowna, Kilcare PO, Drumshanbo. The late Mr. Keane is a brother of Packie Joe Keane, Knocknasowna, Ann Mc Manus, Murhaun and the late Mary Teresa Beirne Cornacranaghy. The removal took place on Friday of last week 25th May to the Church of St Oliver Plunkett, Kilcoon with funeral Mass and burial in the adjoining cemetery on Saturday 26th May. John is also survived by his wife Mary and children Thomas, Karen, Susan, Helen and Harry to whom we also extend our deepest sympathy .Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
WEDDING BELLS: Congratulations to our own Kevin Blessing only son of Kevin and Carmel Blessing and Áine Waters, only daughter of Paddy & Mary Waters, Ballintogher Co. Sligo who were married on Friday last in St. Therese’s Church, Ballintogher. The reception took place in the Sligo Park Hotel and a great day was had by all. Your correspondent adds his, Sheila and Andrew’s good wishes to the happy couple for a long and happy life together.
TIDY TOWNS NEWS: Drumshanbo Tidy Towns Group is pleased to announce that it will be providing short snippets of useful information under the heading “Would you believe” or “Did you know” in the Notes section of the paper on a monthly basis. To get the ball rolling – Did you know? that following our recent open meeting, there has been a fantastic response by volunteers willing to help the Tidy Towns Group (TTG) with projects such as planting flowers for the town, wildlife and biodiversity, heritage, waste management, litter and recycling, and other projects of importance to the town. Additional volunteers are always welcome so if you have an hour or two to spare, please contact Karen McManus, Chairperson (086 8101467). Drumshanbo’s litter busting buddy is in town. Watch out for him in local shops and businesses. Give him a name and an ant-litter slogan and you could be in with a chance to win €50.
Exhibition: A photographic memorabilia exhibition A Glimpse of the Past opened on Saturday 1st June at Bridge Street. It’s a fantastic record of the town’s history and well worth a visit. As part of its ongoing initiatives, and with the agreement of the shop owners, Tidy Towns is facilitating the dressing/presentation of windows in several empty shops in town. The first of these, which is an art exhibition, can be seen at the old “Bargains Shop” at Barrack Square. The Tidy Towns Group was out in force at the Tóstal Parade. They were very pleased that the local FÁS team agreed to carry the Tidy Towns banner. TTG were dressed to represent their various interests such as the Head Gardener (flowers for the town), the Litter Lady (anti-litter), Queen of the “Slim your Bin” Festival, (Waste Management) the Heritage Heroes, (Heritage) and the Wonder of Wildlife (Wildlife and Biodiversity). The Tidy Towns adjudicators will be in town very soon. The Tidy Towns Group is asking the community to support its work by doing some litter picking/weeding next week in advance of their visit. Just pick your own time and ask some friends to join you. Litter pickers and black bags are available. Call Eimer at 086 1955867.
TITANIC EXPERIENCE & STORMONT PARLIAMENT VISIT: Titanic Experience and Stormont Parliament, proposed day trip leaving Longford on Tuesday 25th June 8 is for above. Approx cost bus and entrance €35, subject to numbers. All welcome, children must be accompanied by adult. Details, evening only, Rosemary 0877589287
CRAIC COIS NA H’ABHANN: Craic cois Na h’Abhann will take place over the weekend of the 19th to the 21st of July in the grounds of Aughawillan G.A.A. with a host of events inspiring fun, culture, heritage and sport. Celebrating the communities of Corraleehan and Aughawillan, we invite our neighbours, friends and expatriates to join us, with a programme of events that will entertain both young and old. More information to follow.
COMMUNITY COUNCIL AGM: The Annual General meeting of the Drumshanbo Community Council Ltd will take place in the Food Hub on Tuesday 18th June at 8pm.new members welcome.
SENIOR CITIZENS: Senior Citizens will meet on this afternoon (Wednesday) At 2pm in Áras Phádraig for the weekly chat and a cuppa. New members always welcome.
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