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Local News 2010

Welcome to the Mayo Abbey local news for 2010 on www.mayogaels.com .
From time to time we will keep you informed on local happenings.
Notes are compiled by Paddy Gibbons. You can contact Paddy at 094 93 65 987 or mayoabbey@eircom.net

News from previous years can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

Mayo Abbey Local News 06-October-10

LORD MAYOR OF LEEDS VISIT MAYO ABBEY
Friday September 17th saw another milestone in Mayo Abbey centre’s list of guests as the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Leeds (Jim and Andrea McKenna) made an official visit to the centre.


Pictured at the visit to Mayo Abbey of the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Leeds. L to R. Martin Flatley, Community Council, Ger Maguire, Manager Resource centre, Lord Mayor Jim McKenna, John Wilson, Aide de Camp, Kevin Bourke, Mayo Emigrant Liaison Committee, Lady Mayoress Andrea McKenna, Winnie Tunney, Active Retirement Assoc. John Daly, Chairman Community Council, Mary Jo Barrett, Secretary Community Council, Mary Cowley, Newport, Mrs McLoughlin, Tom McLoughlin, Manager Leeds Irish Centre, Paddy Gibbons, Heritage group. Missing from photo, Cllr Michael Burke, Cathaoirleach Mayo County Council, Nancy Fitzgerald, Secretary, Catherine Gibbons, Active Retirement.

The visit was part of the Mayo Emigrant Liaison Committee celebrations. The visit started with an official welcoming ceremony. Martin Flatley on behalf of the community council made the official welcome. Cllr Michael Burke Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council spoke in his capacity as Cathaoirleach. The Lord Mayor Jim McKenna replied to the welcome and spoke of the similarities in relation to social housing and the elderly, only in Leeds it is on a much larger scale. Paddy Gibbons gave a talk on the history of ‘Mayo of the Saxons’ and showed a video of the early church history of the area.


Pictured at the visit to Mayo Abbey of the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Leeds. Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress receiving presentations from (Photo top left) Nancy Fitzgerald and Mary Jo Barrett, Community Council Secretaries (Photo top right) Paddy Gibbons, Mayo Abbey Heritage.

After dinner and the presentations the visitors mingled with the members of the active retirement group. They were given a tour of the facilities with manager Ger Maguire outlining the many developments and projects running in the complex. The visiting party consisted of Cllr Michael Burke, Cathaoirleach Mayo County Council, Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Leeds, Jim and Andrea McKenna, Tom McLoughlin, Manager of the Leeds Irish Centre and Mrs. McLoughlin, John Wilson, Aide de Camp. Mary Cowley Jnr. and Kevin Bourke, Mayo Emigrant Liaison Committee.
 


Pictured at the visit to Mayo Abbey of the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Leeds. Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress after making presentation to Martin Flatley, Communnity Council. Ger Maguire, Manager Resource centre, John Daly, Chairman Community Council.

NEW YORK MARATHON
Peter Mannion is running in the New York City marathon for “CROI”. A table-quiz in aid of same will take place in the Rendezvous bar, Balla on Friday October 1st at 9-00p.m. Table of 4 is €20. Please support.

SET DANCING CLASSES
Set dancing classes take place every Monday night in Mayo Abbey centre at 9-00. Beginners classes start at 8-30. All dancers welcome.

THANKS
Post Polio Support Group thanks all who supported their recent church-gate collection in Mayo Abbey. Amount contributed €109.95

DEATHS
The death has taken place in Ohio, USA of Mae Clinton formerly Mae Regan, Ballinlough. Sympathy is extended to her brother Anto Regan, Ballinlough and his family. Sympathy is extended to Carmel Nevin, Brize on death of her mother, Mary B. Jennings, Castlebar. Late of the Traveller Friend Hotel. Sympathy is also extended to Aine McNeely, Cruck on the death of her mother, Ellen McNeely, Station road, Balla.


Mayo Abbey Local News 08-September-10

NEW F.Á.S. ORGANIC HORTICULTURE COURSE COMES TO MAYO ABBEY IN OCTOBER
Starting on the 4th of October and running till September 2nd 2011a fulltime Organic Horticulture Training Programme will be held in St Colman’s Training centre, Mayo Abbey. This course provides training, leading to a F.E.T.A.C. Level 5 Major Award in Organic Horticulture. F.E.T.A.C. Level 5 qualification is a vocational course, and is comparable to Leaving Cert. qualification. It is suitable for those who are considering a profession in organic horticulture.
The course is aimed at persons primarily aged between 18 and 35 and priority will be given to this age group, however other age groups may be considered. People who are unemployed (in receipt of payment or not), returning to work, early school leavers, refugees, members of the traveller community, disabled people and lone parents are eligible. To determine eligibility please contact your local F.Á.S. office.
This course is suitable for persons whom have no formal education qualifications or have achieved less than 5 D’s in their leaving Certificate or other equivalent qualification.
No previous experience or skills are required for this course, but a keen interest in Organic Horticulture is important. There are 14 available places on the course; all applications and further enquiries should be forwarded to Your local F.Á.S. Office. This is a F.Á.S. funded course with a F.E.T.A.C. Level 5 award and is internationally recognised.

Contents
Course Modules include; Organic Soil Management, Organic Food Crops, Organic Crop Protection, Principles of Organic Plant Growth, Organic Conversion, Communications, Work Experience
Information on each module is available on the F.E.T.A.C. website www.fetac.ie
The programme is designed to train the learner in the production of food crops to the standard and within the specific criteria of certified organic standards including the conversion of land/farm to official organic status, the organic management of land/soil, the processes and methods of crop protection as well as the theoretical principles governing organic plant production.
Upon completion of the Organic Horticulture at Level 5 (COHOR) learners will have the knowledge and experience necessary for employment within the organic sector including market gardening, self employment, commercial supply production and box scheme production.
It involves both practical and theoretical learning. Modules are assessed through a combination of practical, written and filmed assignments and also a series of written examinations. A level 5 F.E.T.A.C. qualification is obtained when a pass or higher is received in all modules.

Allowances: Allowances and funding are available for: Children and childcare services,

Training allowances, Accommodation & Meal allowances. Training allowances are payable to those in receipt of a Social Welfare payment immediately prior to starting the course. Please refer to the F.Á.S. website www.fas.ie in relation to allowances as terms and conditions apply. Please Note: Arrangements can be made for interested applicants to view the Organic Garden Centre and chat to the staff in Mayo Abbey by calling 094 93 65987.

RECENT DEATHS
A number of deaths have taken place in the parish over the holiday period. The death took place of Tom Burke, Cullentragh. Sympathy is extended to his wife, Ann. Sons, Tommy, New York, John, New York, Colm, Kilbride, Daughters, Joan, Athlone, Stephanie, New York, Mary, Roscommon, Vanessa, New York. His nieces Dymphna Connolly, Summerhill, Imelda Prendergast, Newbrook and Brenda Prendergast, Ballyglass. The family thanks Mayo Gaels GAA club and Mayo Abbey Active Retirement Association who formed a guard of honour on arrival at the church.

The death took place in St Louis Community, Thurles of Sr. Eilis Jeffers, formerly of Townalough. Sympathy is extended to her sisters, Anne Duggan, Mayo Abbey, Agnes Mellett, Hollymount, Kathleen Hennessy, Tipperary. Brother, James Jeffers, Kilnagower.

The death also took place of John King, Cruck. Sympathy is extended to his wife Molly.
Sympathy is extended to the Maguire families, Mayo Abbey and the Murphy families, Ballinlough on the death of their aunt Tess Goldrick (nee Sheridan) Balla.

GLORY FOR LOCAL ATHLETES IN COMMUNITY GAMES NATIONAL FINAL
Congratulations to Emma Joyce and Joanne Regan, Ballinlough, Facefield who both received silver medals in the National Finals of the HSE Community Games which were held last Sunday in Athlone. Emma was a member of the U15 Mixed Relay Team and Joanne took part in the U10 60m Hurdles. Congratulations are also extended to Connie Jennings, who was just outside the medals coming 5th in the Final of the U14 80m Hurdles; Sean Joyce who reached the Semi Finals of the U10 Hurdles and the Final of the U10 Mixed Relay; James Jennings and John Gallagher who were members of the U12 Relay Team, Adam Gallagher who took part in the U16 7KM Road Race, and Aoife Bermingham who also qualified for the final of the U10 Mixed Relay.


Mayo Abbey athletes who achieved great success in the National Finals of the HSE Community Games.

NEW PRINCIPAL
As we start the new school year we congratulate Jimmy Finn on his appointment as principal of St. Colman’s College, Claremorris.

LOCAL ATHLETES QUALIFY FOR ALL IRELAND FINALS.
Once again Facefield athletes are to the fore as members of Claremorris
athletic club. Congratulations are extended to Paul Murphy, Emma Joyce,
Connie Jennings, Ronan Commons, Joanne Regan, James Jennings and Sean Joyce
who have all qualified with Claremorris Athletic Club for the All Ireland
Championship Finals. Joanne Regan, Sean Joyce, James Jennings, Francis
Regan, Connie Jennings and Emma Joyce also qualified last weekend for the
All Ireland of the Community Games which will be held in Athlone later in
the summer. They are all wished the best of luck in the upcoming All
Ireland. Congratulations are also extended to Paul Murphy who received a
bronze medal for the 2K Walks in the All-Ireland Schools Championships.

GRANDCHILDREN WIN
Well done to Aoife Bermingham and Niamh Joyce. The girls won Gold in the U10
60m sprint and Bronze in the U10 long jump at the Connaught Outdoor Track
and Field held in Galway. Both girls were also part of the U10 relay team
(Claremorris Athletics) who won Gold at the All-Ireland Outdoor Track and
Field in Templemore. Niamh is granddaughter of Mick and Delia Joyce
(Harefield) and Aoife is granddaughter of Annie May and Anto Regan
(Facefield). The girls wish to thank Emma Joyce (Facefield) for her help and
great support on the day.


BRONZE MEDAL
Brian Flatley, Knockaunakill, one of our more seasoned athletes is setting a
high target for our younger athletes following in his footsteps. Brian
fulfilled a life's ambition when he won his first senior medal at the
Outdoor Championships, finishing third in the 110m hurdles Final. Brian had
previously won senior gold in the heptathlon indoors and he was delighted to
add an outdoor medal to his growing collection.

RECENT DEATHS
The death took place of Margaret O’Malley, (Katie), Islandeady, formerly
Katie Gannon, Castlelucas.
Sympathy is extended to Sarah Fallon Currykirwan on the death of her brother
Tom Hoare, Roscommon.
We extend our sympathies on the death of John Finn, Aughervilla, Claremorris
to his daughter Mary T. Brett, Shinannagh, his sister Rita Staid, Acres, his
brother-in-law Pat Flatley, Knockaunakill and their families.
May they Rest in Peace.

EMPLOYER BASED TRAINING
A 12-month course is being offered at the National Learning Network for
those finding it difficult to secure employment due to a disability, injury
or illness. It is free of charge and allows participants gain on the job
experience and obtain nationally recognised FETAC certification off the job.
Training includes Health & Safety in the Workplace, Job Seeking Skills,
Work-related Social Skills, IT Skills and other modules specific to your
area of employment. The programme is tailored to the individual needs of
the participant and is supported by qualified and experienced staff. You
may qualify for a FÁS Training allowance. Eligibility conditions apply.
For more information please contact the Area Manager or EBT Instructor at
the National Learning Network, Breaffy Rd, Castlebar on (094)9022770.
Mayo Abbey centre could be used as a base for trainees if suitable work was
available.


CANON FERGUS
Congratulations to Fr Austin Fergus P.P. on his elevation to Canon of the Cathedral Chapter. A native of Louisburgh Canon Fergus is P.P. of Mayo Abbey since 1996. Also congratulations to our neighboring priest, Fr. James Quinn, Taugheen, who is also elevated to Canon of the Cathedral Chapter.

RECENT DEATHS
The death took place in London of Bridie McDonagh (nee O’Brien, Bohola), wife of Christy McDonagh Facefield. The death also took place in London of John Shaughnessy, a native of Brownhall. Brother of Jimmy Shaughnessy, Balla. Sympathy is extended to their families.
The death has taken place of Martina Prendergast, Gradogue.
Sympathy is extended to her sons, Tom and Gay and her daughter Sal.

CHAMPIONS
Marissa Brett, Lehanagh and Cleo Morley, Newbrook were on the Mayo ladies under-14 team that defeated Kildare in the All-Ireland shield final in Kiltoom, Roscommon on a score line of 6-11 to 4-9. Marissa played wing forward and Cleo (2-2) was full-forward.

PRESENTATION NIGHT FOR MICHIGAN STUDENTS
There was a large attendance at the Michigan student’s presentation night in Mayo Abbey centre on Tuesday night. Every year students from Michigan State University work with local community groups for five weeks. They use their academic training and expertise on projects within the community. This year five students worked along the Tóchar valley Heritage Trail on a wide range of projects. The students are supervised by Sr. Maureen Lally, Tóchar Valley Network Company and Dr. Dianne Doberneck, Michigan State University. While working here their headquarters is in the Tóchar Valley office in the Mayo Abbey centre. During their stay they live with local families and such is the bond forged that the sadness of parting is evident on the morning of their departure.
Monica Mezger, stayed with Jarlath and Bridie Moran and worked in Ballyglass on the Sports History and Environmental Aspects of the Turlough, which was the home of Ballyglass sports as far back as anyone can remember. Marie Hruby worked in Clogher on ‘Clogher Bog Walk Tourism Packages’ . promoting and creating packages to suit different groups. Maddie Brady, stayed with Brendan and Martina Sammon and worked in Islandeady on ‘Cut stone bridges and other developing walks in Islandeady.
Hillary Higgins and Danielle Kolle worked on the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail, researching sites interest. Hillary stayed with Justin and Breege Feerick and worked on the Balla to Killawalla part of the trail. Danielle stayed with Mary Scott and family and worked on the Killawalla to Murrisk section of the trail.
Thanks to all who helped the students in their work and socially in their time off. Now the work starts all over again for Sr. Maureen and Dianne as they start planning for next years groups of students. The job of selecting students to suit projects proposed by the communities here takes time and patience.


LOCAL ATHLETES QUALIFY FOR ALL IRELAND FINALS.
Once again Mayo Abbey athletes are to the fore as members of Claremorris athletic club. Congratulations are extended to Paul Murphy, Emma Joyce, Connie Jennings, Ronan Commons, Joanne Regan, James Jennings and Sean Joyce who have all qualified with Claremorris Athletic Club for the All Ireland Championship Finals which will be held in Templemore and Tullamore over the next two weekends. Emma, Connie, Joanne, Sean and James also qualified last weekend for the All Ireland of the Community Games which will be held in Athlone later in the summer. They are all wished the best of luck in the upcoming All Ireland. Congratulations are also extended to Paul Murphy who received a bronze medal for the 2K Walks in the All-Ireland Schools Championships.


Mayo Abbey Local News 31-May-10

COMPETITION WINNERS
The presentation of prizes to the winners of the Castlebar region pioneers essay competition 2010 took place at the May pioneer meeting in Killawalla.


Winners, under-13 category pictured with the 2009/10 committee. Front L to R: 3rd. St Angeles N.S. Castlebar. 2nd Mayo Abbey N.S. 1st St Angeles N.S. Castlebar. Micheál Fallon, Treasurer. Back L to R: Mary Jo Barrett, Secretary. Canon Austin Fergus, Spiritual Director. Jarlath Duggan, President. Mary Prendergast, representing Errew N.S. Paddy Gibbons, P.R.O.

“WELL DONE” ON VILLAGE CLEANUP
Mayo Abbey Community council says “Well Done” to those who gave their time free on May 8th in the Pride of Parish clean up. The cleanup covered the Mayo Abbey, Ballyglass and Facefield areas. John Daly, Chairman Mayo Abbey Community Council said “Thanks to all who gave their time free on Saturday morning in order to ensure that we can be proud of our parish and villages are kept really tidy. Thanks to PEL a Mayo Abbey enterprise company and Ballinrobe waste for their help”. He also thanked Mayo Gaels GAA for giving their fabulous facilities. On next year he commented “This was our first spring clean and we have decided that it would be easier to carry out before the grass grows, so next year we will do it in April”.

RECENT DEATHS
death took place in Dublin of John Morrin, Killiney, a native of Castlelucas. We extend our sympathy his brother Tony in Castlelucas. We extend our deepest sympathy to the following on the death of family members. To Bridie Cawe, Mayo Abbey on the death of her father, Paddy Normoyle, Labasheeda, Co. Clare. To Paul Judge, Knockroe on the death of his sister, Mary Judge, Knockanillaun, Ballina. To Bernie Griffin Facefield on the death of her mother, Maureen McGee, Bekan.


Mayo Abbey Local News 31-Mar-10

MONEY FOR ROADS ON THE WAY
Mayo County Council has sanctioned funding for road repairs to be carried out over the coming months.
The following monies have been allocated; Mayo Abbey- Balla €71,500, Ardcorkey – Lakemount, €63,000, Heathlawn – Derrowel, €4,080, Summerhill – Ballyglass, €8,580, Rathnacreeva – Ballyglass, €14,400, Kilgreana, €11,200, Ballyglass – Belcarra, €23,200, Mayo Parks €23,000,

TRAINING
A number of courses will be starting shortly in St. Colman’s Training Centre, Mayo Abbey.
Courses starting soon include;
Full ECDL (7 modules) starting Mid-April. 10-00a.m – 4-30p.m weekly for 10 weeks.
Communications FETAC Level 3, 4 days, one day per week. Starting mid April
Career information FETAC Level 3, 4 days one day per week. Starting mid April
Safe pass Course April 27th, 1 day, FAS Certified,
Organic Horticulture FETAC Level 3 starting May 11th . One day per week for 7 weeks.
BTEI funded, Phone for eligibility 094 93 65 987
You will find a full listing of all courses on Facebook which is updated on a regular basis. Just search www.google.ie for St Colman’s Training Centre.

CAKE SALE
Mayo Abbey Foróige club thanks everyone who supported their recent cake sale for their generosity. Amount raised, €320 which was donated to the Haiti relief fund.

CÉILÍ
Mayo Abbey Céilí is on Saturday April 17th. Music by Carousel Céilí Band, Mullingar

ON FACEBOOK
St Colman’s training centre, Mayo Abbey are keeping up to speed with the latest technology and now have their own page on Facebook. You will find a full listing of all courses on St. Colman’s page on Facebook which is updated on a regular basis. Just search www.google.ie for St Colman’s Training Centre and you will find us.

DEATH
The death has taken place of one of the oldest residents in Mayo Abbey. Johnny Monaghan, Gortaphumtaun passed away peacefully aged 95. Sympathy is extended to his wife Mary. Daughter Sheila Rushe, and son-in-law Liam, and family, Knockroe. Brother Tom, Knockroe, sister-in-law Margaret, Knockroe.


CHARITY CARD GAME
Results from the charity card game for the Thomasadam Charity held in Mayo Abbey centre. Winners were Tom and P Flatley, second was shared between Willie and Nancy Fitzgerald and Bernie and John Mahon. Last 10 winners, Richard and Mary Carney. The organisers thank the winners who gave their winning to the charity and those who made donations. Raffle winners; Mary Carney, Paddy Gibbons, Mary Carney, Tomas Solan, Bernie Mahon, Tomas Solan.

ON FACEBOOK
St Colman’s training centre, Mayo Abbey are keeping up to speed with the latest technology and now have their own page on Facebook. You will find a full listing of all courses on St. Colman’s page on Facebook which is updated on a regular basis. Just search www.google.ie for St Colman’s Training Centre and you will find us.

ACTIVE RETIREMENT

Mayo Abbey Active Retirement group meets every Friday afternoon at 2-00 in Mayo Abbey centre. New members welcome. Everyone over 60 is eligible to join. Anyone wanting dinner must be in at 1-00. Dinners to be booked by Thursday.


CHARITY CARD GAME IN AID OF THOMAS ADAM CHARITY
The Thomasadam Charity, is well known throughout Mayo for its work in bringing special needs children and adults to Medjugorje each year. Those with special needs going this year are from Mayo Abbey, Craggagh, Castlebar, Westport and three children of Mayo decent living in England. The charity is holding a card game in Mayo Abbey centre on Friday March 12th as part of their fundraising this year. The charity pays all expenses of the children and all support would be most welcome as the charity depends on the generosity of the public . All funds raised in an area are used to sponsor a child from that area. A team of helpers take care of the children/adults, thus leaving other family members free to enjoy their holiday. The team consists of a doctor, nurse, spiritual guide and qualified carers and helpers. This year the tour leaves on July 3rd and any parent/guardian or others can travel for an all-in fee of €600. Contact Maggie 087 221 08 49 for further information.

ON FACEBOOK
St Colman’s training centre, Mayo Abbey are keeping up to speed with the latest technology and now have their own page on Facebook. You will find a full listing of all courses on St. Colman’s page on Facebook which is updated on a regular basis. Just search www.google.ie for St Colman’s Training Centre and you will find us.

FÁS VACANCIES,
There are two of vacancies on Mayo Abbey FÁS C. E. scheme.
(1) Childcare Support Worker, in the crèche.
(2) Cook / Café worker, to run new café. Including baking, food preparation and sales. Applicants must be registered with FÁS and meet criteria for these posts. Application and C.V, to FÁS Supervisor, Resource Centre, Mayo Abbey.

APOSTOLIC WORKERS
Facefield Apostolic Workers thanks everyone who supported their raffle. Amount raised €655. Raffle winners, Francis Regan, Charlie Heffernan, Ann Heneghan, John Kennedy, Kelin Henry, Ethan Henry, Kathleen Harkin, Una Bolger, Mary Warde.

MAYO GAELS PRESENTATIONS NIGHT.
There was a very large attendance at the 2009 Mayo Gaels Bord na nOg presentation in the Beaten Path. Pride of place on the evening went to the U-15 and minor teams who won county league titles. Special guests were Mayo footballers Mark Ronaldson and Donal Vaughan. The under 15 team won six out of seven games scoring 26-82 and conceding 11-56. The minor team won seven out of nine games scoring 36-91 and conceding 19-92. Mayo Gaels would like to thank the county players for taking the time to attend and meet the players.

ACTIVE RETIREMENT
Mayo Abbey Active Retirement group meets every Friday afternoon at 2-00 in Mayo Abbey centre. New members welcome. Everyone over 60 is eligible to join. Anyone wanting dinner must be in at 1-00. Dinners to be booked by Thursday.

COMMUNITY LAUNDRY
Mayo Abbey community laundry is open Monday to Thursday 10-00. to 4-00. Friday 9-30 to 3-30. Contact 094 93 76 987.

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW DIE
The death took place recently of Mary Griffith Brownhall followed two weeks later by the death of her mother-in-law Kitty Griffith, Brownhall. We extend our deepest sympathy to the Griffith families on their double loss. To Marys husband Pat. Sons, Tommy, Brownhall, Pat, Brownhall. Daughters, Maria, Kilkenny, Catherine, Navan, Teresa, Galway, To Kitty’s family, Sons, Pat, Brownhall, Matt, Castlerea. Daughters, Catherine, Brownhall, Nora, Castlebar, Marian Howley, Ballina, Margaret O’Malley, Ballinrobe. She was predeceased by her daughter Tessie Hickey, R.I.P.

PILGRIM TRUST
Irish Pilgrims Trust thanks all who supported their recent church-gate collection. €354.65. The trust takes children with special needs to Lourdes.


TRACE YOUR FAMILY TREE//ROOTS
Mayo Abbey heritage are hosting a 4-night course (1 night per week) on Tracing Your Family history/roots. The course will show how to go about sourcing information and making a family tree. The course will start on Tuesday Feb 23rd from 8-00 to 10-00p.m. in Mayo Abbey centre. Numbers are limited to 15. Cost €40 payable in advance. Contact, 094 93 65 987.
The tutor Ger Delaney from South Mayo Family Research needs no introduction as he is well known in this field of research.

RAFFLE
Facefield Apostolic Workers raffle takes place after Mass Sunday Feb 14. Ticket on sale.

MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGE
A pilgrimage to Medjugorje leaves from Knock airport on Sept 11th. Staying at Dubrovnik Hotel. €699 per person, all inclusive, includes full religious programme. €100 off price if paid in full by Feb 2nd. Group leader Martina Concannon 098 64017 or 089 414 6331.

SOCIAL DANCING CLASSES
Social dancing classes in Mayo Abbey resource centre every Tuesday night from 8-30 to 10-00p.m. Waltz, Jive, Fox trot, Quick step etc. Beginners and advances dancers welcome. Come along and enjoy a night of dancing in comfortable surroundings.

WATER WASTAGE
Currykirwan, Mayo Abbey group water scheme, ask members to check all outdoor connections and troughs for leakages. Interruptions may occur as water levels are dangerously low.


Mayo Abbey Local News 20-Jan-10

FR. PETER McVERRY TO SPEAK ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE.
The Tochar Valley Rural Community Network is inviting everyone to a special talk on Drugs & Alcohol to be given by Fr. Peter McVerry, S.J. in Ballyheane Community Centre on this Friday evening Jan 22nd at 7.00p.m..
Fr. Peter has been working with Dublin’s young homeless since 1974. During this time he has campaigned tirelessly for the rights of these young people. He is now one of the best known authorities in Ireland on ‘youth and the problem of alcohol and substance abuse’.
Substance abuse is no longer a city phenomenon as has now crept into the small towns of Ireland. Communities must now prepare to meet this challenge and equip young people and their parents/guardians with the skills and support to make informed decisions about their future health and social development.
Michigan State University and the Kettering Foundation of America are supporting The Tochar Valley Community Network development of a resource guide for communities to explore and respond to the growing problem of alcohol misuse. The Misuse of Alcohol: Your Community’s Opportunity to Respond is based on discussions with students in 10 post-primary schools about students’ attitudes and experiences with alcohol. Six community forums, using this resource guide as a framing document for dialogue, were held in the region. As a result of this success, the TVN was funded in 2009 by the Western Region Drug Task Force to develop a similar resource guide and community forum process to address substance misuse more broadly.
Please come along and hear from somebody who has vast experience of working in this field.
Having seen first hand what the effects these addictions have on the youth Fr. McVerry set about in 1979 by providing a three bedroom flat in Ballymun to today's wide range of services catering for the diverse needs of young homeless people through, supported accommodation, drug detox, education and training.

SOCIAL DANCING CLASSES
Social dancing classes in Mayo Abbey resource centre every Tuesday night
from 8-30 to 10-00p.m. Waltz, Jive, Fox trot, Quick step etc. Beginners and advances dancers welcome. Come along and enjoy a night of dancing in comfortable surroundings.

WATER WASTAGE
Currykirwan, Mayo Abbey group water scheme, ask members to check all outdoor connections and troughs for leakages. Interruptions may occur as water levels are dangerously low

INDOOR BOWLS
Indoor bowls take place every Monday night in Mayo Abbey centre at 8-00. Anyone interested in playing can call in on the night. (Please-Note; it is now changed to Monday nights).

DEATHS
The death has taken place of Patsy Kenny, Castlerea. A native of Summerhill, Patsy was a member of the Garda Siochána. Sympathy is extended to his brother, Martin, Summerhill, sister, Breege O’Gara, Shinannagh and their families. The death took place last week of Agnes Prendergast, Barnacarroll (formerly Agnes Boyle, Currykirwan). Sympathy s extended to her brother Mick Boyle, Currykirwan. The death took place recently in New Zealand of John Bill Killeen, formerly of Kilbride, Mayo Abbey. Brother of the late Tom Killeen, Kilbride.

SYMPATHY
Sympathy is extended to Denis Barnicle, Knockroe on the death of his mother, Annie Barnicle, Taugheen.

TRAINING
St. Colman’s training centre, Mayo Abbey 094 93 65 987 are now taking names for a horticulture course Level 3 course, stating in February.

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