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Ukes4Youth Music Generation project leads to new orchestra for Leitrim

Photos by Eunan Sweeney

A new ukulele orchestra is set to be formed in Leitrim on the back of the Ukes4youth Music Generation Leitrim’s cross border project which finished at the weekend.

The cross border project for teenagers was developed with partners Enniskillen Royal Grammar ...

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By order of the Peaky Blinders: Charity event in the Rainbow Ballroom

The Peaky Blinders are taking over the Rainbow Ballroom Glenfarne for one night only in aid of The North West Hospice this summer.

Cillian Murphy won't be in attendance ladies but the much anticipated event will take place on June 14 with live music by the fantastic Swing Cats live at ...

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Connacht medals for Amy, Aoibhe & Caoimhe

Over the last few weeks Fenagh and Drumshanbo Handball clubs hosted play-off games to select a Leitrim team for the Connacht B finals.

Twelve young people from Leitrim took part in the Connacght Semi Finals in Moycullen with three going through to play in the finals in Ballaghaderreen ...

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Eslin Drama Group takes on The Playboy of the Western World this month

The three-act play written by  John Millington Synge is set in Michael James Flaherty's public house in Mayo during the early 1900s. It tells the story of Christy Mahon, a young man running away from his farm, claiming he killed his father.

The play is best known for its ...

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SVP shop launches campaign for more volunteers

The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has a network of almost 230 shops in Ireland including one on Dublin Road, Carrick-on-Shannon.

This week SVP has launched a campaign urging people to come forward to volunteer in their shops to help with customer care, general housekeeping, ...

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Father and son refused bail over Manorhamilton grow house charges

A father and son from Lithuania were refused bail over charges of cultivation and possession of drugs at a grow-house in Manorhamilton when they appeared at Carrick-on-Shannon District Court this morning.

Also read: €60,000 worth of cannabis found in Leitrim growhouse

49 year old ...

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Large numbers expected for North Leitrim Glens Hillwalking Festival

Large numbers are expected to participate in the annual North Leitrim Glens Hillwalking Festival which takes place in spectacular scenic settings on this Easter Saturday and Sunday from the event’s headquarters in Glenfarne’s Rainbow Ballroom of Romance.

The local Holey Soles ...

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Work begins on roof for Market Yard Centre

Work has begun on the fabulous new, high tech roof over the Market Yard Centre’s open area.

Businesses in the centre remain accessible. This addition will transform the iconic town centre location into an all-weather one. The beautiful stone building was slated at one stage for ...

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Sligo brewery wins best in Ireland award!

At the three-day Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair in the Convention Centre Dublin, Sligo’s Lough Gill Brewery received the ‘Best in Ireland’ award for its Barrel Aged Dark Sunset Imperial Oatmeal Stout. 

The brewery entered the stout into the Dublin ...

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All roads lead to Corriga, Aughavas for the Leitrim Ploughing Championships on Easter Saturday

It's that time of the year again when ploughing matches start. Although some counties have all their ploughing championships over, Leitrim's turn is taking place on Easter Saturday, April 20.

This year marks the 62nd year of the County Leitrim Ploughing Championships and for 2019 this ...

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Leitrim deaths - Friday, April 19, 2019

The following deaths have occurred in the Leitrim area:

Esther Greenan (née Crosbie), Corraphort, Foxfield, Fenagh, Leitrim Peacefully at her daughter Bernadette's home. Predeceased by her husband Matthew. Deeply regretted by her daughters Bernadette, Siobhan and Lorraine, ...

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It's looking lovely for Leitrim and surrounding areas today

Dry and warm again today, with long spells of hazy sunshine, after early patchy mist or fog clears. But take care in exposure to sunshine. Afternoon temperatures of 19 to 22 degrees Celsius. Winds will be light southeast to south but some moderate sea breezes developing this ...

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Think before you pour this Easter

With Easter this weekend, Clean Coasts and Irish Water are reminding the people of Leitrim not to pour gravy or fats oils and greases (FOGs) from the Easter roast down the sink as Irish Water reveal that almost 1,500 sewer blockages have been cleared across the country already this year. ...

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Drumkeerin Darts Tournament this Easter Monday

The 20th annual Maureen Owens and Gerard McKenna Memorial singles darts tournament takes place on Easter Sunday April 21, in the community Centre, Drumkeerin, Co. Leitrim.

There is €2500 in prize money with €1800 on offer in the open section, €800 to the winner. The youth section has ...

2019-04-18 23:31 open_in_new
Ballinaglera, Drumreilly and Dromahair move clear at the top

It is early days yet in the Dunnes Bar Division 2 campaign but already the trio of Ballinaglera, Drumreilly and St Patrick's Dromahair look as if they are starting to pull away from the chasing pack.

That's based on the manner of results as much as the wins themselves as all three have ...

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Aughawillan toppled as Mohill send a message

As Mohill set down a big marker for the year ahead, champions Aughawillan were suffering a surprise defeat at the hands of neighbours Aughnasheelin in round two of the Dunnes Bar Division 1 campaign.

In perhaps the kiss of death, this correspondent tipped Aughawillan as favourites for the ...

2019-04-18 21:25 open_in_new
Duo Mick Hanly and Donal Lunny play The Dock

The musical paths of Mick Hanly and Donal Lunny have been intersecting since 1974 when Lunny produced Celtic Folkweave for the duo of Mick and Mícheál O’Domhnaill who were known as Monroe.

He also produced Mick’s next two solo albums for the Mulligan label. In 1983 ...

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Action must be taken on soaring insurance costs in rural Ireland

Fianna Fáil TD for Eamon Scanlon has said the government must take on board the Bill proposed by Fianna Fáil to tackle insurance fraud.

The Bill will increase the penalties for those found guilty of committing insurance fraud, and forces those suspected of bringing a ...

2019-04-18 16:10 open_in_new
All you need to know about the social scene at Punchestown Festival 2019

The Punchestown Festival takes place from Tuesday 30th April to Saturday 4th May and is expected to attract a record crowd of 130,000 people. The Festival is a unique combination of top class racing action, brilliant live entertainment, delicious food, style and glamour all topped off with that ...

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Tuam deny Carrick RFC Connacht double

Carrick RFC's bid to add the Ard na Cregg Cup to their Connacht J2 title was ended in Corthinians RFC on Sunday April 14, when Tuam gained a slice of revenge. Photographer Stefan Hoare was on hand to capture some of the images from the contest.

2019-04-18 15:07 open_in_new
All the pics from Manor Rangers glory bid in Cup Final - GALLERY

Manor Rangers put in a brave effort but found Carbury FC just too hot to handle in the Glasshouse Hotel Cup Final, the Sligo side winning with two extra-time strikes. Photographer James Molloy braved the weather to capture some great images from the game.

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