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Time to start making plans for 2020

We're right in the middle of a packed club championship programme but right now is exactly the right time to start making plans for the future of Leitrim Ladies and Men's GAA!

You can focus all you want on the here and now but if you've not started sketching out plans for 2020, you might ...

yesterday 20:10 open_in_new
Call out to Beirne’s and O’Beirne’s across the world as unique Roscommon conservation project set to begin

Aughrim Kilmore Development Association is currently undertaking a project in Kilmore Cemetery in North Co Roscommon, to save the old O’Beirne Mausoleum. Mausoleums go back through the ages but were a particularly popular in Victorian times. The development association are looking for ...

yesterday 15:58 open_in_new
The search is on for the Best Health & Well-Being Tourism Destination in Ireland

Fáilte Ireland is searching for emerging destinations providing a ‘health and well-being’ tourism experience as part of the European Destination of Excellence (EDEN) Awards. Applications are now open to find a destination in Ireland offering a sustainable and well-developed ...

yesterday 15:58 open_in_new
Leitrim Mammy Diaries: Are you ready for school?

The Ballinamore Family Festival is over and so summer in Leitrim draws to a close. Autumn is here and so is school.

Big school … first day at school.

Our eldest is heading off to primary school. Is she ready? Are we prepared as a family, for this brand new chapter in our lives? The ...

yesterday 10:43 open_in_new
Leitrim deaths - Sunday, August 25, 2019

The following deaths have occurred in the Leitrim area:

Daniel McCrossan, Derry / Mohill, Leitrim Daniel McCrossan, Academy Road, Derry following a short illness. Predeceased in June by his twin brother Patrick. Sadly missed by his loving parents Paddy and Mary (nee Reynolds), Drumdoo, ...

yesterday 10:43 open_in_new
Sligo Leitrim Gardai are urging parents not to have any visible names added to your children's schoolbags

Sligo Leitrim gardai are urging parents not to have any visible names added to your children's schoolbags when they head back to school this week.

On the Sligo Leitrim division garda facebook page they note: "When buying a school bag for your child we would advise you not to have any ...

yesterday 10:43 open_in_new
Leitrim County Council must examine how new commercial rates system could lower costs for childcare providers

Leitrim County Council must examine how it can use the commercial rates reform introduced by Fine Gael in Government to lower operating costs for childcare providers Fine Gael General Election candidate for Sligo-Leitrim, Cllr Sinéad Maguire, has said.

The Local Government Rates and ...

yesterday 10:43 open_in_new
Mainly dry day today for counties Leitrim, Sligo, Cavan and Roscommon

Today, Sunday, August 25 will be mainly dry with sunny spells. Temperatures will range between 18 and 22 degrees the best in the east, and winds will be light northwest or variable in direction.


Temperatures will fall to between 7 and 10 degrees on tonight and it'll stay ...

yesterday 09:40 open_in_new
Leitrim play Compostela heads for The Fringe

Manorhamilton actor Miriam Needham has written a new play Compostela in which she is the sole performer.

Compostela is a tragic comedy set in post appeal time which will perform at Dublin's Fringe Festival. Miriam is an actor and writer originally from Manorhamilton and now based ...

yesterday 08:37 open_in_new
Aughavas need help as Annaduff and Eslin stay top

Annaduff and Eslin underlined their good form in this year’s Smith Monumentals Intermediate Championship as they scored important wins on Saturday evening while Aughavas have been left needing a lot of help to avoid the relegation series.

With three games in group 2 and just one in group ...

yesterday 23:10 open_in_new
Melvin Gaels win crucial clash with Fenagh as Ballinamore win big

Melvin Gaels took a major step towards booking their place in the Connacht Gold Senior Championship Quarter-Finals when they had seven points to spare over Fenagh St Caillin’s in a must win encounter in Drumshanbo.

On a weekend when all the qualifiers from Group 2 were decided thanks to ...

yesterday 22:07 open_in_new
Seamus O'Rourke: Memories of School and the Whitehead Bull

For all those who got their Leaving Cert results last week – well done... and more than likely, you’ll commit to another year or five in the education system and why not. Go for it – stay as long as you can... Ride that education wave, it’ll not do ya a bit of harm... but for those of ...

2019-08-24 22:01 open_in_new
Survey finds significant increase in third level students skipping lectures in favour of work

As first time third level students prepare for college, new research shows that significant numbers are under significant financial pressure.

A quarter (24%) say finance/debt is their biggest college-related worry. Almost three quarters (74%) say they have to work during the college term ...

2019-08-24 22:01 open_in_new
Heritage talks on Annaduff’s ancient abbey site this Sunday, August 25

The Annaduff Ancient Abbey Study Group is hosting a heritage day event this Sunday, August 25. The event starts in St Ann’s Church at 2pm and the study group wish to extend their thanks to Rev Linda Frost and the Church of Ireland community for their help. St Ann’s and the two adjoining ...

2019-08-24 17:49 open_in_new
Take a look at this property gem hidden behind an assuming exterior

Located in peaceful rural setting and yet just 7km from the town of Ballinamore, this 4 bedroom bungalow (circa 175 sq.m.) is of modern design and ready for immediate occupation.

Sited on 0.67 acres of ground the property, at Corraleehan Beg, is ideally suited to a young ...

2019-08-24 15:43 open_in_new
Toyosi tops as Leitrim athletes mix medals and heartbreak in Limerick

Leitrim's young athletes experienced a mixture of glory and pain last weekend at the Aldi National Community Games Finals at the University of Limerick with medals and near misses dominating the agenda.

Carrick Area's Toyosi Fagbo was the top medal winner with a silver in the U16 Boys 100m ...

2019-08-24 14:40 open_in_new
Leitrim deaths - Saturday, August 24, 2019

The following deaths have occurred in the Leitrim area:

Joe Glancy, Croghan, Boyle, Roscommon / Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim Joe Glancy, Croghan, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. August 22nd 2019, (suddenly) at University Hospital Sligo. Predeceased by his parents, brothers Tom and John; Deeply ...

2019-08-24 12:34 open_in_new
Cloudier conditions for Saturday, August 24

Today, Saturday, August 24 will be cloudier with patchy rain. Temperatures will range between 20 and 22 degrees. Winds will be light to moderate south to southeast, becoming light variable later.

TONIGHT Tonight will be mainly dry but rather cloudy and there'll be spots of drizzle in a ...

2019-08-24 11:31 open_in_new
Aughawillan leave it late to deny St Mary's victory

Friday’s Connacht Gold Senior Championship clash between champions Aughawillan and St Mary’s may have ended in a draw but it was a perfect result to end Group 2 as a contest.

Both teams will have positives to take from this game along with their regrets - St Mary’s opened a six point ...

2019-08-24 02:04 open_in_new
Anger as water supply problems leave families "without even enough water to shower" in Ballinamore

Cllr Caillian Ellis has described a commitment by Irish Water to start works early next year on a number of Ballinamore properties impacted by water supply issues as “completely unsatisfactory”. Cllr Ellis highlighted issues with six properties in the Church Street area of the town. He ...

2019-08-23 22:55 open_in_new
Time to get moving in Intermediate grade

Eslin v Aughavas in Ballinamore 5.00

Eslin face an Aughavas team needing a win to boost their own hopes of avoiding the relegation dogfight. Aughavas haven't been that far off in their games so far but in all likelihood, their final game against Kiltubrid is the key one. Hard to see beyond ...

2019-08-23 20:49 open_in_new