Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 26th April 2021 – Amended

My apologies for the notes dated 26th April 2021 as I inadvertently copies the previous weeks notes. I am only discovering my error now. Apologies once again. Joe

Welcome

The pandemic has caused much disruption to absolutely everyone discommoding their plans and work. Over the past year we have seen a huge number in our community working remotely from home. With a big number relocating to home to carry out their work and in a lot of cases rear their family back in the bosom of their community.

A lot of other people have identified our community to move to and avail of the excellent lifestyle Lanesboro and Ballyleague has to offer, and we really hope they enjoy what we have in our community.

We would like to welcome everyone that has moved her since the pandemic began and we hope that when all this disappears that you will stay and help our community grow stronger and stronger. Old fogie

Finally, with all working from home it would be wonderful if we could afford them the choice to work from a hub in the community where they could avail of added amenities need to carry out their work. Remote working hubs are popping up throughout the country and our community would be a most ideal location.

Thank You

Last week the Lanesboro Tidy Town committee asked for your assistance in a general clean up of the area for Saturday last. A wonderful number of people turned up and a great job was done over a number of hours. Those unable to do anything on Saturday turned out on Sunday and did a job in making sure everywhere was clean as a pin. The amount of litter collected filles a large trailer. On behalf of the rest of the community I would like to thank everyone that did such a wonderful job.

It is amazing how people don’t stop to think when they are disposing of litter from their shopping and casually throw it out their car window as they drive along. You really have to be seriously concerned about the people that decide to go up quiet roads and dump bags of their household rubbish with no regard. With all the relatively cheap means of disposing of rubbish in both Longford and Roscommon and with the three different companies offering bin services that come into the area each week you would think that they would avail of one of these options.

Training Restrictions Lifted

With both the Shannon Gaels and St. Faithleach’s underage players welcoming their return to train this week it will be see the pitches dotted with young people getting out exercising with their friends. The training will be non-contact which will allow all the young players to display the skills they have been honing at home.

If you as aa parent are new to the area and would like to involve your young person with either club, drop into me in the shop and I will direct you the right person in either club.

Darkness into Light

This year the annual Darkness into Light 5km walk is a virtual event, and it will take place on Saturday 8th May.

While people cannot meet up as in previous years they can walk, run, cycle or swim at sunrise on the 8th or anytime over that weekend doing all this while adhering to Government guidelines.

The vital funds raised will go to Pieta House for suicide prevention. The work of Pieta House will give the gift of hope to those impacted by suicide and self-harm. Pieta House offers a 24/7 counselling service and Darkness into Light event helps to keep this invaluable service available.

You can sign up to partake by logging into the Darkness into Light website www.darknessintolight.ie If you pledge to raising €150 then the sign-up fee will be waived.

If you want to be creative with your activity you can contact me, and I will publicise your creativity and fundraising here in these notes and also in our shop window.

Remember that no matter how you choose to take part this year, you will be giving the gift of hope to those in your community in suicidal crisis, or self-harming.

Searching for Coaches
Rathcline Ladies are looking forward to getting back into training during the coming week. With a growing number of girls/ladies wanting to play there is an urgent need for trainers and coaches required for our U14 and U16 Teams.  If you are interest in helping the development of these young footballers you are asked to contact Declan Fox or Antoinette Kenny. 

Boat trips from early May

It is great to confirm that, after a lot of hard work and preparation, the town’s new passenger boat service for trips on the river Shannon will commence daily sailings on Tuesday May 4th. This service is on board the new access for all boat which will bring out both people with disability and also able-bodied passengers on the Shannon from the bridge and the marina in Ballyleague at 10.30am and 2.30pm Monday to Friday.

This is a great boost for the town and tourism here. We have been waiting for decades for our own daily passenger boat service and here it is. Trips will be of 90 minutes duration and longer if required with angling and sight-seeing or other activities available. Weekend sailings will be available in July, August and September.

To book a seat call Lisa or Dylan here in town at 04333 21734 or go online today and book at www.loughreeboattrips.com

Cúl Camps

This year the Rathcline Kellogg’s Cúl Camp is scheduled to take place on the week beginning Monday 19th July.

Last year there were a lot of disappointed young people due to number restriction and all parents are advised to make their booking as early as possible, the closing date for registration is Tuesday 4th May. The boking site https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie is now open so don’t delay in making your booking.

The cost of the camp is €65 for the first child, €60 for the second child and €50 for the third and subsequent children.

50/50 Return on Friday

The 50/50 Weekly Draw is back! It’s online and in the local shops! First draw is Friday April 30th. We encourage everyone to buy online if you can. Please see Rathcline GAA Facebook page for the link https://member.clubspot.app/club/rathcline-gaa/fundraiser/tickets, or look out for envelopes in local shops. 

Free Living Well Programme

New dates have been added to the HSE, Free Living Well Programme.

The news dates are 18th May, 20th May, and 26t
The Living Well Programme is a workshop for adults living with a long-term health condition. The workshop is delivered over six workshops (2.5hrs x6) and is free of charge to those diagnosed with a mental or physical illness.

You will develop self-management skills and confidence to live well with your health condition.

Please book your place by calling: 086 6078950 or email: olga.maguire@mayocil.ie

Lanesboro Library

Grow it Forward with free seeds from your local library
GIY, in partnership with Healthy Ireland and public libraries will distribute 50,000 free food growing kits as part of a new ‘Grow it Forward’ initiative.
Get your #GrowItForward Seed Kits while stocks last at the Library!!
Contact us if you would like to try growing Carrots, Tomatoes, Peas, Beetroot & Oriental Greens. Included in the kits also are some gift tags so you can share your produce with friends & family throughout the growing process!
Email lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie or call 0433321291 to register for a seed kit.
#KeepWell #HealthyIrelandAtYourLibrary

St. Mary’s Church

Weekly Masses

Mass continues to be celebrated privately every day by our priests at the usual times Monday to Thursday 10am, Friday 7pm Saturday 7.30pm and Sunday 11.30am and Masses can be seen on the St. Mary’s Church, Lanesboro Facebook page.

Shrine Candles

To cover the rising cost of the church shrine candles it is regrettable to say that the cost of each candle must rise to 25c. Your usual generosity will be appreciated.

Mass intentions will continue to be booked for weekdays for the present. People wishing to book masses can do so by contacting Fr Sergiy before or after mass during the week in the Sacristy. All that have booked masses are asked to rebook them for weekdays for the foreseeable future. 

Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesdays in the church from 10.30 to 8pm. It is very important that there will be at least two people in the church for each hour. Of the Adoration.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will resume on Friday evenings, starting this Friday evening and it will take place between 6pm and 6.45pm.

Urgent contacts

Fr. Sergiy Ruchenko can be contacted at the presbytery or by phoning 3321166 or 0833892362. Alternatively, you can contact Fr. Merlyn Kenny, Newtowncashel 0860603433 and Fr. Turlough Baxter, Killashee 0879972259 who are assisting Fr. Sergiy during his ministery in the parish.

Shannon Gaels Minor Club

Cúl Camp Coaching and Volunteering

Just a reminder that the Cúl Camp Coach & Volunteer application process is closing soon.

If you want to help, please fill in the link below to complete the online application process as linked below.

Experience on a Cúl Camp can be invaluable to a club as these coaches & helpers can assist your club going forward.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday next 4th May.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=hrxFrNSvpUKfwz6H4bd_ztIKKiLu575Ok0_pdrqt01lUNFZRTk9DTzNZSDhMR0xCVU5DUDkwSEJHNC4u

Cúl Camps

This year the Rathcline Kellogg’s Cúl Camp is scheduled to take place on the week beginning Monday 19th July.

Last year there were a lot of disappointed young people due to number restriction and all parents are advised to make their booking as early as possible, the closing date for registration is Tuesday 4th May. The boking site https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie is now open so don’t delay in making your booking.

The cost of the camp is €65 for the first child, €60 for the second child and €50 for the third and subsequent children.

Back to training

All underage teams have returned to training from Monday last must to the great joy of players and coaches alike. All players will be contacted by their coaches as to the days and times of the training sessions. We look forward to all our former players returning along with a number of new faces in all age groups.

Get involved with Shannon Gaels

Getting involved with the Minor Club, means that it is essential that you complete the Safeguarding course as well as completing the Garda Vetting form.

At the moment the recommended coaching courses are in abeyance due to the current pandemic. You will be notified by the club or in these notes the dates that the coaching courses are recommencing.

Contact Mark at Secretarybng.shannongaels.longford@gaa.ie for information on safeguarding and Garda Vetting.

Rathcline GAA

The 50/50 Weekly Draw is back! It’s online and in the local shops! First draw is Monday evening next 3rd May. We encourage everyone to buy online if you can. Please see Rathcline GAA Facebook page for the link https://member.clubspot.app/club/rathcline-gaa/fundraiser/tickets, or look out for envelopes in local shops. 

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