W/E 28th June 2020

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Church News 

The Churches in both Drumsna and Annaduff will be open each morning until evening.

Golden Age Group.

I hope that all the group are still well and happy. It wont be long until the next phase of getting back to some sort of normality comes around. It is great to be able to let family members in to visit . Our County is doing very well and  all of us who stayed at home for the past three months can take some of the credit for that. Hopefully the Sunny weather will come back and we can take our walks again without getting wet. Stay safe and remain in touch with each other. Remember that those of us who live on our own have to use our voices some way or an other.  Stay safe my friends and we will all emerge out of our cocoons like butterflies !

Rays of Sunshine.

Last week my doorbell rang ,I went to answer my phone ,not being used to having that sound for the past few months. There at my door were three Angels aka Wren boys/girls. One danced ,one sang and one played the accordion and what did I do ? I burst into tears ,but these were tears of happiness and joy to think that these wonderful people came out to entertain us , when I’m sure each one of them could have been doing something else.  Thank you so much Edwina Guckian , Fionnuala Maxwell and Brian Mostyn. There was also an invisible Sean Nos Dancer with them who was dancing from Heaven.

Covid 19 

Covid 19 community outreach champion is now available in your County to link local Community groups and volunteers. To those people cocooning or in need of support at this time, you can contact your local champion for Leitrim ,Karen Dolan on 087 7167593 or email kdolan@ldo.ie The local authority helpline is 071 9650473 and is open from 8am to 8pm. Seven days a week

MABS -COVID 19

During the current covid 19 ( coronavirus ) pandemic MABS have suspended all face to face appointments, this includes outreach appointments. However we are still working on files and progressing cases. If anyone is worried as a result of Covid 19 about their finances or just worried about money , they can contact 076 1072630. Or they can email ballinamore@mabs.ie if you need to speak to a money adviser. We will continue to update our covid 19 information on the MABS website www.mab.ie and the MABS money advise and budget service face book page . MABS is a free and confidential service for anyone who is in debt, including mortgage debt. Leitrim MABS ,Ballinamore , Co. Leitrim. Covering all of County Leitrim.

National Spring Clean.

The National Spring clean week is later than usual this year due to Covid 19 commencing July fourth. There is no Tidy Towns competition but it is essential that we keep our village looking good . Most hoseholders have already started the clean up with lots of painting, weeding etc., going on . Please come out if you can to help with the litter picking and general tidying. Litter pickers and bags , can be got for free from the Garden Centre. Please be careful and wear gloves.

Annaduff G. A.A.

Annaduff G. A. A. club have launched a weekly 50/50 draw fundraiser. Each 50/50 entry costs two Euro or three entries for five Euro.  Play online at Annaduff  g.a.a.iefifty This weeks draw took place live at The Brandywell Bar and Restaurant ,Dromod with proprietor Gerry Boyce pulling the winning ticket, also present were Micheal O’ Dowd , James Faughnan, Kevin Ludlow, Barry Guckian, with live filming by Sinead Guckian. The winner of two hundred and twenty Euro was Carmel Rinn , Fargrim and congratulations to her. The next draw will be live outside the Duignan’s Bar, Drumsna  on Sunday next June 28th at 5pm. Don’t forget to get your ticket , if your not in you cant win.

Our G.A.A. Club will also be collecting used clothes at a later date, so if you are clearing out the wardrobe keep that in mind . Be safe.

Leaving Cert Students.

This is for the attention of all leaving cert students and their parents. In the face of all the uncertainty in the third level sector, especially in relation to accommodation in the Cities, you may be considering taking a year out and staying closer to home and working. This would be an ideal time to complete the IT course in Drumshanbo. You will be using Microsoft teams, class note book and Moodle which should mean you will be well equipped for dealing with blended learning ( combination of online classes and traditional classes ) in College which will undoubtably be a feature of all third level courses in the future. The course also offers and opportunity to use PLC points to get into Universities as well as the vast majority of Its. Places will be offered to learners  are suitable for the course based on the date we receive the application. Online apDplications are being accepted by registering with fetchcourses.ie and search for course 282532. There will only be twenty places on the course. Queries to phyllisheduans@msletb.ie

Eco-Garden Tours.

With a new pandemic progr0mme , Leitrim Eco-Living is offering one hour guided tours of the food gardens. These are by appointment only, for up to five people at a time starting on June 20th. The wildlife friendly permaculture gardens feature unusual crops, organic growing, composting,  no dig raised beds, heritage fruit trees, polytunnels, water conservation, rainwater collection, etc. Seeing all the abundance , visitors may reconsider that this is ‘’poor land ‘’, Location is 5km north of Drumsna .For further information and bookings contact 0719 616254.

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