Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes Monday 11th July 2016

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Lanesboro Ballyleague

Triathlon Weekend

This weekend Lanesboro Triathlon Club will be hosting our ‘Two Provinces’ Sprint Triathlon on Sat July 16th 2016, where they will be welcoming Ireland’s top triathletes to the Lanesboro and Ballyleague to compete in this year’s Sprint Distance National Championship – as part of Triathlon Ireland’s Super Series.

On Friday next 15th there will be the Two Provinces Kidathon taking place at 7.30pm for kids aged between 8 and 15. The Kidathon will consist of a 100m shoreline swim followed by a 5kn cycle and completing with a 500m sprint.

On Saturday morning commencing at 11am a very special triathlon will take place as Lanesboro Triathlon club will for the very first time be hosting the National Sprint Triathlon Championship with some of the leading triathlon competitors in Ireland taking part. This is without doubt a huge occasion and honour for the club and it is up to all our local communities to come out and support the athletes and make them feel very welcome to Lanesboro and Ballyleague.

With the weather forecast showing warmer weather for the latter part of the week and into the weekend it would be fabulous to have a huge attendance appreciating the wonderful efforts of all the athletes from the high performance ones right down to those taking it on for the first time, everyone deserves encouragement for their great efforts.

Invite to our Meeting

How good are you at solving conundrums? We, in the Lough Ree Monster Festival group have a conundrum and we are seeking help from local people to help us in solving this the plan of events for the Festival.

Come along to the next meeting on this Wednesday 13th July in Adie’s for 9pm and give us a helping hand.

GAA Cúl Camps

The Cúl Camp in Clonbonny will take place from Monday 25th to Friday 29th July. This is always a wonderful week for all the young boys and girls, full of enjoyment and sport and a week not to be missed. Bookings can be made on the Longford GAA website – click on the Cúl Camps icon on the home page or contact Damian Sheridan, Longford GAA or Tina Dowd, club chairperson. The fee for the week is €55 for the first child, €45 for the second and €40 for the third and fourth.

Triathlon road closures this weekend

Due to the upcoming and prestigious Two Provinces Triathlon taking place in Lanesboro and Ballyleague over the weekend 15th and 16th July there will be road restrictions and road closures for a period of time throughout the weekend.

Lanesboro Triathlon Club is holding the “Two Provinces Kidathon” on Friday 15th July and the “Two Provinces Triathlon” on Saturday 16th July events in the village of Ballyleague/Lanesboro and surrounding areas. This year’s event is the National Sprint Championships and is set to attract 600+ competitors.

There will be some traffic disruption on:

Friday 15th July 5:30pm and 9:00pm due to people traveling to and participating in the kids race.   We have been granted permission by Longford County Council to hold the race on Rathcline Rd (from Entrance to quarry onto Harold’s Cross) between 7.30pm and 8.30 pm, as the kids cycle takes place on this road.

Saturday 16th July 7:30am and 3:00pm due to people traveling to and participating in the adult race. To ensure safety of competitors we have been granted a road closure order, by Roscommon County Council, for the R371 (Strokestown Rd: Ballyleague to Scramogue) between 10.45am and 2.00 pm, as the cycle part of our race takes place on this road. Additionally, we have been granted permission by Longford County Council to hold the race on Rathcline Rd (from Entrance to quarry onto Harold’s Cross) between 11.30am and 2.30 pm, as the adult run takes place on this road. There will also be some disruption on the N63 from the Lanesboro Parish Hall to the Sliabh Bawn Hotel between 11am-2pm due to the cycle part of the race.

We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused by this and would like to invite you to come and cheer on the athletes, as this is a big event for the area!

Thank You

The organisers of the recent Honda 50 Run would like to thank everyone for their great support. They raised the very healthy sum of €3075 for MS.

Birth

Many congratulations to Mairéad and Richard Rooney, Rathcline on the birth last week of a baby boy.

Wedding

The marriage took place at St. Mary’s Church, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim on Friday last 8th July of Tomás Rhatigan, son of Martin and Mary Rhatigan, Fermoyle and Yvonne Gray daughter of Kathleen and the late Vincent Gray, Bredagh, Carrigallen. Bestman was John Hanley, friend of the groom and Groomsman was Stephen Healy, friend of the groom. Chief bridesmaid was Fiona Gray sister of the bride and bridesmaid was Siobhan McCartin friend of the bride. Pageboy was Oisin Dillon cousin of the groom and Flower girl was Eabhaoin Shannon niece of the bride. The wedding ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Murray, Carrigallen assisted by Fr. Reilly, Lanesboro.  The wedding reception was held in the Landmark Hotel, Carrick on Shannon.

We would like to wish the happy couple many years of wedded happiness.

Death

There was a great cloud of sadness cast within our community when it was learned on Friday 1st July at the Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar of Eileen Ganly, 48 The Green. Eileen along with her husband Tom and family moved to the Green many years ago. Eileen was predeceased by her son Fr. Liam, Mill Hill Missionaries. She was a woman who enjoyed life, loved all aspects of nature and a lady that always put her family first. Eileen immediately became an integral part of the community and was involved in many parts of parish life. She was a founder member of the Active Age group many years ago as well as being involved in local drama. Eileen was always good for a laugh, she had razor sharp wit and words at will. Five years ago she suffered a stroke but right up to the very last her marvellous will to live and positive strength of mind remained. Eileen will be sadly missed by everyone that had the pleasure to know her.

Her remains reposed at her residence on Sunday and again on Monday until the removal of her remains on Tuesday to St. Mary’s Church. Her Funeral mass took place on Tuesday followed by the interment of her remains to Clonbonny cemetery.

To her husband Tom, daughters Elaine and Denise, sons Sean, Aiden, Declan and David, brother John, relatives and many friends we extend our sincere sympathy.

Celebrate Local Biodiversity

This is a great opportunity for everyone to work together and celebrate our local biodiversity.

It is a great opportunity for anyone interested in the environment. On the 27th August with Bord na Mona and local community groups we will be holding an environmental awareness event in Corlea, Co Longford. This community event is for everyone with an interest in the environment around us. The event will focus on recording all biodiversity (birds, mammals, plants, mosses and invertebrates) in Corlea and will focus on habitats such as cutaway bog, intact raised bog and scrub.

During the day events such as a bird talk, bat walk, moth trapping along with general biodiversity walks will be organised. All events will be free of charge and will be available to everyone, young and old. A timetable of events will be available soon.

If you or your group would be interested in helping run one of the events on the day, please let me know and we can work together on a schedule of events. Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who may be interested. Contact David Fallon: David.Fallon@bnm.ie phone; 087 9711658 or 057 9345993

Wedding

The marriage took place on Saturday 2nd July of Enda Rock, son of Pat and the late Martina Rock, Church View and Vanessa McDonald, daughter of Veronica and Michael McDonald, Kilmurray, Tullamore at Ballycommon Church, Tullamore. Bestman was John Glennon, best friend of the groom, and groomsman was Owen O’Donnell, cousin of the groom. Matron of Honour was Loretta Finlay, sister of the bride and bridesmaid was Sinead Larkin best friend of the bride. The Flower girls were Ellie and Katie Finlay nieces of the bride.  The marriage ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Shane Crombie, Daingean assisted by Fr. Michael Reilly, Lanesboro. The wedding reception took place in the County Arms Hotel, Birr, Co. Offaly. We wish the happy couple many years of wedded happiness.

Connaught Final

All roads led to Salthill on Sunday last for the Connaught Football Final between Roscommon and Galway. The day was lousy with constant rain and a strong breeze not lending itself to good football, nor did get any, but what we got was a game there that had never more than three points in the difference. That three-point difference diminished to one point and tightness that remained right up to the final whistle when both sides finished on a scoreline of Galway 0-13 Roscommon 1-10. Both sides deserved the opportunity to have another day and we look forward to having a much better day suitable for the playing of good football and we also look forward to Ciaran Murtagh raising the Nestor Cup and having it resting in Ballyleague for the next 12 months.

At the time of writing the replay is provisionally fixed for Mc Hale Park, Castlebar on Saturday next 16th July with no throw in time listed at the moment.

Sympathy

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Vera Smyth, Derryhaun who passed away at the weekend. She was formerly Vera Coyle, Knock and we would like to extend our deepest sympathy to her daughters Regina, Antoinette and Karen, brother Jackie, sisters Mary, Theresa, Dina and Irene, relatives and her many friends.

Poetry at the Sisters

Following on to the very successful ‘Poetry at the Sisters’ last month it has been decided to hold another hour of Poetry again at the Sisters Restaurant on Main Street. It is particularly nice to have cultural events happening at different venues in our community and it would be great to see more happening.

You are invited to go along to the Sisters enjoy the many niceties they have on offer in their restaurant and enjoy hearing the poetry of local people whether they compose it themselves or they are reading from other poets. Interspersed amid the poetry will be some music making this a real live and vibrant hour.

You are invited to go along between 4 and 5pm this Wednesday 13th July and perhaps you may bring along a poem of your own and read it to the gathering.

Longford Upset the Odds

Last Saturday Longford senior team travelled to Clones to play Monaghan, Ulster Champions 2015 in the qualifiers. This game in the words of one national journalist was to be shooting practice for Monaghan. How wrong can one journalist be? Longford played heroically for the full 70 minutes and emerged victorious on a scoreline of Longford 2-13 to Monaghan’s 1-13. Days like this have not come along very often but already this championship Longford has beaten two Division 1 teams showing that there is the ability in Longford to compete at the top level. We hope that they will now proceed in their next round on Saturday next where they have a home draw against Cork

Congratulations to Denis Connerton, Liam Connerton and Shane Kenny and their team on a wonderful success.

It was great to hear throughout Sunday of the large number from the parish that made the journey to support the team. Fair play to you all for the support of your county and you were duly rewarded for your support.

Auction and Tug of War

A great day of activities is assured at Ballybeg on Sunday next 17th July when a Monster Auction and Tug of War will take place at Franks Pub. The events will commence at 5pm with the auction taking place at 8pm. There will also be a Children’s Fancy Dress, a Barbeque. Music will be provided by Billy Gavin and there will also be a Raffle with lots of spot prizes. The proceeds will go to the Roscommon Mayo Hospice Palliative Care Service. You are all invited to go along and support. Further details from Anne Gormley 086-4083725.

Blood Donation Clinic

The Blood Donation Clinic returns to Longford at the Longford Arms Hotel on Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th, and Thursday 28th July. The clinic will be open from 4.30 and 8pm each of the three days.

There is always a great demand for blood and at this time of the year with holidays and other travels there tends to be a drop off in donors but the high demand for blood still remains. If you are already a donor and have not been there for a while, please consider going back and if you have not previously donated blood please begin in the Longford Arms on the above dates.

If you cannot make it to Longford for this clinic then mark in the next clinic in the Hyde Centre, Athlone Road, Roscommon from Tuesday 16th August to Thursday 18th August.

Manchester United Offer

How do you fancy going to Manchester United’s first home game of the 2016/17 season under new manager Jose Mourinho that takes place in Old Trafford on Saturday 20th August? The Roscommon branch is organising an overnight trip to Manchester for the home game against Southampton. The bus will leave Roscommon town and the cost will include bus, ferry, overnight stay at hotel including breakfast and transfers to and from the match. The cost of the trip is €239 and if you wish to book yourself in to travel or need further information you can call 086-8417264 as soon as possible as seats are limited.

Cemetery Sunday in Clonbonny

Next Sunday 17th July Cemetery Sunday ceremonies will take place in Clonbonny at 6pm. People are asked to make sure their family plots are well maintained in advance of the ceremony.

Have you booked for Galway Races yet?

As we are in the dying days of June the famous Galway Races only couple of weeks away now is time to start preparing for the Rathcline club’s Annual Day at the races. The package for the day at the races makes the day a very special one and it is really inviting way to entertain family and friends. It is a great opportunity to avail of the warm summer weather and a reason to dress up for the occasion.

Rathcline will go racing on the opening day of the famous Galway Races, Monday 25th July with the first race commencing in and around 5pm.

The Galway Races brings a great excitement and the club offers you the opportunity to be part of that excitement in the company of locals.

All in all, this is a very special day out all for the cost of €110 and for your money you will receive free admission as well as a race card, free parking, a seating and viewing area located in the new Killanin stand overlooking the finishing line with spectacular views, there will be tipsters in the Pavilion, tote facilities, a beautiful 4 course meal, €5 drink voucher, there will be an opportunity to be declared the Best Dressed Lady and there will be after meal entertainment.

The club appreciates the continued support of Bernard Kane Supervalu, Lanesboro for once again sponsoring this very special club occasion and an occasion you should come to and have a really good evening’s entertainment.

As tables are limited it is very important that you book your seats as early as possible. To book your table you should contact Caroline Ginty 087-6224810, Stephen Rooney086-3176301 or Mickie Farrell 086-8509820.

50/50

Last Monday night the 50/50 draw took place in Adie’s bar and the winning ticket was in the name of Aidan Tully, Slatta. The winning prizemoney on night was €366. The club thanks you for your support and encourages everyone to support the draw weekly. The blue 50/50 envelopes are on sale locally throughout the town for only €2 alternatively you can purchase a pink ticket that allows you into the draw for 1 year for a price of €100.

One Day Retreat to Lough Derg

The annual one-day retreat to Lough Derg will take place on Sunday 4th September. The bus will leave from Lanesboro Parish Hall at 7am. For information and bookings, you can contact Mary Doyle on 3321969.

Summer Events at the Library

Summer Opening Hours are as follows: Monday 2-8pm, Tuesday 2-6pm, Wednesday 10am-1pm 2-5pm, Thursday-Closed, Friday 10am-1pm 2-5pm, Saturday 10am-1pm.

Call 0433321291 for enquiries.

Family Storytime Fun with Chris Thompson

This Summer our library will be bursting with Family Storytime Fun for all the family in Lanesboro.  From July 5th, parents and children can come together each week for four weeks to enjoy books and stories read by the fantastic Chris Thompson.  The sessions will run for one hour on Tuesday 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th July at 2.30pm. Booking is essential as places are limited.  To find out more contact Lanesboro Library on 0433321291.

Summer Stars Reading Programme

Summer Stars Reading programme is running in Lanesboro Library throughout the Summer. Children will receive their own Summer Star reading card to record their progress and fun rewards will be provided along the way! Pick up your card today!

Paint a Picture with Nicolette

Let your imagination run wild …Pick up a brush and paint a summer picture with Nicolette.  Suitable for children aged 8-12 yrs.  Lanesboro Library Wed July 20th at 3pm.  Booking essential as places are limited Call 043 332 1291 to book.

Pet Talk Time

Love your pet? Then join us for Petcare talk with Dogs Trust Ireland.  Suitable for children aged 7-12 years in Lanesboro Library Wed July 13th at 2.30pm.  Booking essential as places are limited. Call 043 332 1291 to book

All events are free – Booking essential

Book Club

Book Club for July will take place a week earlier than usual, on Friday July 22nd at 11am, where the book for discussion will be ‘The Pilot’s Wife’ by Anita Shreve.

Lough Ree Sub Aqua Club

Last Thursday evening a number of divers took part in a Line Search as part of a training exercise.  An item lost in the previous week’s dive was located, highlighting the value of such a search type.  Well done to all.

A call out was received to help a stranded boat, thankfully all is well.

At a general meeting Frank outlined the new agreement with the coast guard with regard to search and rescue at sea.  This was discussed and ratified by the club. The next Harvest Festival fundraiser details were finalised.  A 5km walk on Sunday next 17th July starting at Gav’s Bar, Kenagh at 12noon.  All proceeds to the club and St. Christopher’s Services Longford.  Sponsorship cards available from Michéal or Paula.

We are planning the annual Family Day for August.  Watch this space for details.

Rathcline Ladies

Congratulations to the Longford ladies team who won the Leinster Junior Final in Portlaoise on Sunday where they beat Carlow.

Our ladies will play Killoe at 11.30am on Sunday morning next in Killoe in the second round of the Championship. We wish the girls the very best of luck.

The U12 and U14 are continuing their Summer League and all is going well for them.

Last man standing- The ladies club are running a last man standing in the English Premiership and you can enter and we encourage the you do log in to Rathcline Last man standing and you can pit yourself against all the (so called) knowledgeable people that will be entering the competition. You can click the online link and register online or you can contact Mike Greene. Entry into the competition is only €10 and you could be the lucky winner of the first prize of €250.

The ladies congratulate county team manager Denis Connerton and Liam Connerton and Shane Kenny on Longford’s great win on Saturday last over 2014 and 2015 Ulster Champions Monaghan.

The Longford U16 Ladies will travel to Dunleer, Co. Louth on Wednesday to take on Down in the All-Ireland Series and we wish them the very best of luck

Childaid Cycle Challenge

The 50K or 100k (your challenge) will take place on Sunday 7th August commencing from Rosbowl on the Lanesboro Road, Roscommon at am. Registration will take place from 9am on the morning. The registration fee is €25 on the day or €20 if entering by email to maryschildaidchallenge@gmail.com. The first 100 people to register will receive a free cycling jersey. Refreshment will be served on the day and if you require any further information contact Mary at 086-1084536. Childaid is attempting to make a world fit for children and your support will go greatly towards fulfilling the aim of the organisation.

Further Education Courses

Longford College of Further Education is providing courses in its new campus in the old army barracks in the Centre of Longford Town. It is a PLC provider of Longford and Westmeath ETB with all awards accredited by the QQI national framework of qualifications. Courses have links for progression to third level institutions where relevant. Enrolment is now open for QQI level 5 and 6 courses beginning September 2016. New courses include Level 5 Tourism with Business, Level 5 Film and TV Production and Level 6 Software Development. Other courses available include Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Business, Multimedia, Childcare, Healthcare, Nursing and Motor Technology. Please see www.longfordcfe.com for further information. To enrol, simply click on “enrol” on the homepage and follow instructions.

Food Festival

With over 200 people from 15 countries coming to Lanesborough and Ballyleague for the world fishing championship in October a food festival will be staged in a marquee behind St Mary’s Hall at the bridge. ‘Taste of the Lakelands’ will feature a special business to business networking event, the very best of local food produce and LIVE cooking displays by top chefs such as Kevin Dundon and our own Kiernan Glennon on Friday October 7th and Saturday October 8th. If you’re a local food producer of any type and would like to take part, please ring Liam Sweeney at 085 1698032 or the Lough Ree Angling Hub office at 04333 21734

Lough Ree AC

Congratulations to club member Conor Rohan who had a great end to his track and field season with a bronze medal in the All-Ireland Under 17 discus in Tullamore on Sunday.  No words could adequately express the delight of the club on Conor’s achievement, particularly as his achievement is the result of his own endeavour and enthusiasm.  The athletic club wishes to acknowledge the generous response to the recent church gate collection in Lanesboro as we got a different date for Ballyleague for later this month.

Whist Drive for Temple Street Hospital

A special whist drive will be held in The Lecture Hall Kenagh, on Tues July 19th.
This is in aid of Temple St children’s hospital.  The night will include whist, novelty prizes, raffle and supper. Start 8:30pm please. All welcome.

Boat Rally

A one-day special food and craft market will be staged in the Riverside park and marina area in Ballyleague on Sunday 24th from 10am to 5pm when 200 people will be in the marina taking part in the 2016 Shannon boat rally. This will be a big family fun day with lots of attractions for children and all the family and will help raise funds for Cancercare West. Stalls costs just 10 euro. To place a stall call Liam at 085 1698032 please before July 20th or e mail: tasteofthelakelands@gmail.com

Rathcline GAA

Pride of place must go to the Longford senior team and our club men Denis Connerton, Liam Connerton and Shane Kenny on a great win over Monaghan on Saturday last and we wish them well in the next round of the qualifiers on Saturday next.

Well done to Ciaran Murtagh and his Roscommon panel on securing a draw when all seems lost in the Connacht Final on Sunday last in Pearse Stadium Salthill. We wish Cian and the lads the very best in their replay in Castlebar on Saturday next.

Well done to all the club members that travelled to support the team on Saturday.

Have you booked for the Galway races yet? Time is closing in on the date and the club needs figures of those intending to attend.

We are only a couple of weeks away from the famous Galway Races now is time to start preparing for the Rathcline club’s Annual Day at the races. The package for the day at the races makes the day a very special one and it is really inviting way to entertain family and friends. It is a great opportunity to avail of the warm summer weather and a reason to dress up for the occasion.

Rathcline will go racing on the opening day of the famous Galway Races, Monday 25th July with the first race commencing in and around 5pm.

The Galway Races brings a great excitement and the club offers you the opportunity to be part of that excitement in the company of locals.

All in all, this is a very special day out all for the cost of €110 and for your money you will receive free admission as well as a race card, free parking, a seating and viewing area located in the new Killanin stand overlooking the finishing line with spectacular views, there will be tipsters in the Pavilion, tote facilities, a beautiful 4 course meal, €5 drink voucher, there will be an opportunity to be declared the Best Dressed Lady and there will be after meal entertainment.

The club appreciates the continued support of Bernard Kane Supervalu, Lanesboro for once again sponsoring this very special club occasion and an occasion you should come to and have a really good evening’s entertainment.

As tables are limited it is very important that you book your seats as early as possible. To book your table you should contact Caroline Ginty 087-6224810, Stephen Rooney 086-3176301 or Mickie Farrell 086-8509820.

The minor club urges parents and supporters to support the club’s day out at the Galway Races

Our U8 panel will make the trip of a lifetime on Monday next 18th July when they travel to Croke Park for a Blitz. We wish all the players and the mentors well and are sure they will all have a most wonderful day.

The Cúl Camp in Clonbonny will take place from Monday 25th to Friday 29th July. This is always a wonderful week for all the young boys and girls, full of enjoyment and sport and a week not to be missed. Bookings can be made on the Longford GAA website – click on the Cúl Camps icon on the home page or contact Damian Sheridan, Longford GAA or Tina Dowd, club chairperson. The fee for the week is €55 for the first child, €45 for the second and €40 for the third and fourth.

The minor club Table Quiz will take place on Friday 29th July at 9pm with a venue to be confirmed next week.

The fixtures for the next 10 days are for Minor club only as there are no senior fixtures due to Longford’s great winning streak. This Wednesday 13th U8 Respect Exhibition Go Games at 7pm in Kenagh. On Monday our U14’s travel to Pairc na nGael, Dromard to play the St. Francis/St. Vincent’s combination at 7.30pm. On Wednesday 20th our U10 travel to Dunbeggan for their respect Exhibition Go Games.

Lanesboro Triathlon Club

Preparations are well underway now in Lanesboro Triathlon club for the country’s most prestigious event on the triathlon calendar. Saturday July 16th will see the best of the best of triathlete’s flock to Lanesboro to compete in the Sprint National Championships, as part of Triathlon Ireland’s Super Series. This series consists of 6 events, one of which is assigned the Sprint Distance Championships, this being our very own Two Provinces Sprint. This series caters for the top male and female athletes in the country (CAT1, circa 150 males and 100 females). Triathlon Ireland decide which event would provide the most competitive environment for this race and Lanesboro Tri Club members were delighted when it was announced that the Two Provinces would be the venue for the triathletes to go head to head. Triathlon Ireland modelled the event on the British Super Series and the French Super Series. Saturday’s event will see the CAT1 athletes take to the waters of Lough Ree and fight it out over a 750m course followed by a 20km draft legal bike course out the Strokestown RD (Road closure in place 11:00-14:00) and then finish with a 5km run back to the finish line located in the harbour in Lanesboro. We hope locals come out and support and enjoy experiencing this fantastic event which really promises to be a super entertaining race.

We will also be welcoming entrants into the Kidathon which takes place on Friday evening at 7:30pm, Age Category Entrants, Aquabikers (Swim & Bike only) and of course those taking on their first triathlon in the Try-a-Tri. These events will see many countries represented including our own Irish triathletes, those from France, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Poland, United States, South Africa, Netherlands, Spain, Lithuania, Canada, Croatia, Ghana, Australia, Switzerland, Germany, Ivory Coast, Portugal and Slovakia.

Lanesboro Tri Club would like to extend their gratitude also for all the support received from the Roscommon and Longford County Councils, Lough Ree Sub Aqua Club, Civil Defence, An Garda, the communities of Lanesboro, Ballyleague, Cloontuskert and surrounding areas and all the local businesses for accommodating this year’s event and to all the volunteers from various local clubs and societies who give their time, facilities and equipment in order to make this event so successful. If you would like to get involved and help out on the day email exec@trilanesboro.com.

The race committee would like to relay a special word of thanks to all our generous race sponsors, namely, McNally Motors Toyota, insuremyhouse.ie, Bord na Móna, Waterways Ireland, ESB, Glenisk, Rustylemon Graphic Design, All Creatures Veterinary Clinic & Shop, Dolan Foods, Bikram Yoga Athlone, Lifebelt Bar Sorohan’s, Johnston’s’ Pharmacy, Michael Cooney & Sons Ltd Homevalue, McGowan Metal Fabrication, Yacht Bar, Walkers, Ballygowan, Fruit Shoots, Pings Chinese, Casserley’s Spar, Gerald Farrell Supermarket, Keane’s Supervalu, UDO’s Choice, Joe Cribbin Daybreak, Terry McLoughlin Butchers, Ben Hussey Hair Salon, O’ Brien’s Newsagents.

Ballyleague Village Renewal

The Mayor of Roscommon has given his approval to an impressive plan to develop a new walkway and amenity along the Roscommon road into the village of Ballyleague.

Councillor Tony Ward and the CEO of Roscommon County Council Eugene Cummins were on hand in the Shannonside village last Friday evening when the local tidy towns group Ballyleague Village Renewal unveiled a 10,000 Euro project which has already started with the development of a beautiful newly faced limestone wall on the outskirts of the village beside the derelict Lakeview filling station.

“We are working with the county council to make it safe for all local residents to walk into their own village” Gerry Trimble from the Village Renewal works committee said, “we have made a good start with the new wall and we will now build on this with some very well planned landscaping along the route to the hill of Cloonadra.”

Last weekend’s event at Ballyleague included a demonstration on traditional stone wall building by the stone mason Tom Fitzmaurice which was thoroughly enjoyed by neighbours and residents in the area. The project was highly commended by the new CEO of Roscommon county council Mr Eugene Cummins.

To help pay for this project Ballyleague Village Renewal committee is staging a church gate collection this coming weekend before the 7pm mass on Saturday July 16th and the 11am mass on Sunday July 17th at Ballyleague church. Donations to the project can also be made through Treasurer JP Kilcline or Fr John McManus in Ballyleague or by e mailing keepballyleaguetidy@gmail.com.

The local committee wish to take this opportunity to wish Fr John McManus well in his new parish in Castlerea. He will be sorely missed in Ballyleague.

 

 

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3 comments for “Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes Monday 11th July 2016

  1. October 22, 2016 at 10:24 am

    I’d like to invite all residents of Lanesboro, Co. Longford to contact Anne O’Reilly orMary O’Carroll in your town to see about getting together and getting involved in the Lanesboro, Co. Longford- Lanesborough, Massachusetts Twin Town Committee. You can contact me thru October 30, 2016 at 087-62-87-677. I will be near Lanesboro Saturday, October 22 thru Thursday night, October 27,3016 and would love to meet you while we are here. You can also text our Irish. Mobile before October 31 and email me at stephanie@sabrams.com. Follow my travels on Facebook.com/Stephanie.Abrams.94. Hoping to hear from you and to welcoming you to Lanesborough, MA!

  2. Maria Corcoran
    August 12, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    This site seems to be in limbo now is there a new one for all the news? Just moved into the area

    • Joe
      August 25, 2018 at 9:20 pm

      Hi Maria,

      Can you read the notes now? I don’t know what the problem for you was as I could access the notes all the time.

      Joe

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