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Leitrim's championship date in Roscommon set for Sunday May 12

Leitrim will play Roscommon in Dr Hyde Park on Sunday May 12, in the Connacht GAA Senior Championship after the Connacht GAA Council released their fixture list for 2019.

The full list of fixtures for the Provincial County and Club campaigns was released last night and Leitrim will make ...

yesterday 17:17 open_in_new
The Leitrim Observer Annual is the perfect stocking filler!

Following on from the huge success of our 2017 Annual last year, we are delighted to announce the return of the Annual 2018!

Available in your local newsagents, this 88-page bumper edition will be the ideal stocking filler for the festive season.

We look at the year gone by in Co. ...

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IFA members are staging a sit-in at offices of the Minister for Agriculture in Dublin

IFA Livestock farmers from around the country are holding a sit-in protest in the offices of the Minister for Agriculture in Dublin over the refusal of Minister Creed to name the meat factories found guilty of excessively trimming carcases.

In addition, the IFA also called on Minister ...

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Google launches new views of the Shannon

The Google Trekker Loan Programme, in conjunction with Waterways Ireland, has spent the summer touring the River Shannon from Lough Allen to Loop Head and is now ready to launch a Waterways View of Ireland’s longest river. 

The data gathered represents the first such water-based ...

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All roadside advertising must be removed says County Council

Leitrim County Council said all unlawful signage will be removed as part of their road signage review of regional roads.

Cllr John McCartin sought an update on the road signage review noting “I am aware of signage up long term in the Ballinamore area.” He said at Haughton’s ...

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New mental health unit in Sligo must be delivered on time says local TD

Fianna Fáil TD for Sligo-Leitrim Eamon Scanlon has welcomed the start of construction work on a new inpatient mental health unit at Sligo University Hospital but says it is essential that the timetable for operation is rigidly adhered to.

Information released to Deputy Scanlon ...

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Leitrim deaths - Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The following deaths have occurred in the Leitrim area:

Christine McManus (née Cassidy) St. Brigid's Villas, Navan, Meath / Swanlinbar, Cavan The death has occurred of Christine McManus, St. Brigid's Villas, Navan and formerly of Furnaceland, Swanlinbar, Cavan. 10th December ...

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Ireland West Airport Knock receives nearly €2 million in funding

Ireland West Airport has welcomed this week's announcement of funding of €1,916,562 to the airport under the Public Policy Remit Operational Expenditure Subvention (PPR-O) Scheme for 2018.

The Programme provides for Exchequer support to contribute towards the significant operational ...

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Frost, fog and floods.....really, the weather isn't feeling very Christmassy at all

Frost and fog patches will gradually clear this morning and the rest of the day will be mostly dry with some sunny spells. Feeling cool, with highest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees in moderate to fresh southeast winds.


Breezy with outbreaks of rain, turning heavy and ...

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Steadying of house prices offers little hope to squeezed middle says Brokers Ireland

RResponding to today’s CSO house price figures indicating little change in house prices with an increase of 0.5pc in Dublin and a drop of 0.2pc outside Dublin in the year to October, Brokers Ireland said that “despite what would appear to be a steadying in house prices there is little hope ...

2018-12-11 20:02 open_in_new
€105,600 for four sport and physical activity projects

A total of €105,600 in Dormant Accounts Funding has been allocated to Leitrim Sports Partnership which will benefit a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in the county.

It was announced that €60,600 of the funding will go towards the development of a Community Sports and ...

2018-12-11 17:47 open_in_new
Garda issue warning over rental scam

Gardai have issued a warning after an email claiming to be from a member of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau, was brought to their attention.

In a statement issued this afternoon, the Garda Press Office note: "It has come to the attention of the Gardaí that persons are ...

2018-12-11 16:32 open_in_new
Christmas Panto with a local Glencar Manor GAA twist!

Cinderella: Keep Your Eye on the Ball (Even When it's in the Referee's Pocket) is the Christmas Pantomime in The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton from December 14-16.

Cinderella's Stepmother Evie has been the secretary of the Glencar Manor football committee for the past 13 years. Evie has ...

2018-12-11 15:17 open_in_new
Leitrim deaths - Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The following deaths have occurred in the Leitrim area:

Damien Lynch, Gelsha, Ballinalee, Longford / Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim

Formerly Gortinty, Aughamore, Co Leitrim. Suddenly at his home in Gortinty in his 25th year. Damien will be forever missed by his heart broken mother ...

2018-12-11 11:43 open_in_new
Frosty conditions expected in Leitrim tonight

It will stay dry today, Tuesday morning but during the afternoon rain will gradually spread from the west. Temperatures will stay between 7 and 10 degrees. Southeast winds will continue moderate to fresh.

TONIGHT Early tonight it will become dry again. As the rain clears it will turn ...

2018-12-11 11:43 open_in_new
Watch | Work of six Leitrim artists recognised by Leitrim County Council

The work of six Leitrim artists was recognised by Leitrim County Council on Friday last in Manorhamilton at an event in The Glens Centre.

The event, hosted by Leitrim Arts Office and Creative Frame marked the end of year celebration for Leitrim’s vibrant artistic community as well as an ...

2018-12-10 23:46 open_in_new
GOAL is looking for a Leitrim resident to go the extra ‘Mile’ this Christmas

GOAL Global is seeking a volunteer or group to organise the much-loved GOAL Mile in Boornacoola GAA Ground this New Year’s Day at 2pm.

GOAL is on the lookout for someone to take charge of the event and make it another unforgettable year for GOAL. The Leitrim mile was one of the ...

2018-12-10 17:53 open_in_new
21 homes and businesses impacted by power outage on Cavan/Leitrim border

21 homes and businesses in the Cavan/Leitrim area are currently impacted by a power outage.

According to ESB Networks the properties have been without power since 8.31am this morning, Monday, December 10.

The estimated time of restoration of power is 2pm.

Also see: Public ...

2018-12-10 15:47 open_in_new
1,753 registered as unemployed in Leitrim Social Welfare Offices in November 2018

1,753 were registered as unemployed in Leitrim's two social welfare offices in Carrick-on-Shannon and Manorhamilton last month.

According to the Novemeber figures released by the Central Statistics Office, there were 1,325 registered as unemployed in Carrick-on-Shannon with 428 in the ...

2018-12-10 15:47 open_in_new
Garda appeal to motorists not to park illegally in disabled bays

Gardai are reminding motorists not to park illegally in disabled parking bays.

The Sligo Leitrim Garda Division Facebook page  posted pictures of two vehicles parked illegally in disabled parking bays in Sligo recently with the warning that "Parking illegally in a disabled ...

2018-12-10 14:35 open_in_new
Appeal for information following break-in at Mohill school

Leitrim gardai are appealing for anyone with information to come forward following a break-in at Mohill Community College late last week.

The incident occurred some time between 6.30pm on Thursday, December 6 and 7.30am on Friday, December 7.

The thieves forced their way into the ...

2018-12-10 13:20 open_in_new