Ambulance Launch

On Sunday, February 8th 2009, a new ambulance was launched by the Ballaghaderreen Branch of Irish Red Cross.  The Ambulance, provided at a cost of €100,000 was partly sponsored by the local community (€20,000) and by CLÁR funding through the office of Minister Eamon O’Cúiv.  The ambulance was blessed following…

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Many Happy Returns

On February 2nd, 2009, we gathered in St. Aiden’s Church, Monasteraden to celebrate the 90th Birthday of Frances Kelly.  For many years Frances has had close involvement with the church – her late husband, Hubie, cared for the sacristy (as did Frances and many of her family) and each week,…

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Calypso

  On Tuesday November 4th, pupils and teachers from St. Aidan’s N.S., Monasteraden travelled to Dublin to the Helix Theatre for the final of FIS (FILM IN SCHOOL) Festival 2008.  The school’s entry, entitled “Calypso” was a short animated film based on the song of the same title by John…

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Lights, Camera, Action!

I went to Crestwood to visit with Noelle McEnerney (McLoughlin) and her family.  We also met John McDonnell (first cousin of my father) and his wife Teresa.  It was an enjoyable visit.  Doing a bit of shopping, I picked up a small and handy cam corder so have decided to…

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Flock Presentation

We gathered on Sunday night in the Ramblin’ House, Edmondstown to present the proceeds of this year’s festival “Family Fun Day” to the Alzheimers Unit at St. John’s Hospital Sligo.  There was a great feeling of achievement and all were happy to be able to present cheque to some of…

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So far so good!

This blog has been going for a few weeks now and I’m happy enough with the shape it’s taking. I’d like to add a few refective peaces and would welcome any reflections you might have. Pat Hunt is an emailing friend who sends me some good reflective pieces from time…

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Flock to the lough is over!

The festival came to a close this evening (Sunday July 13th) with a very enjoyable afternooon’s entertainment.  Bingo took centre stage in the marquee while Children’s entertainment and BBQ captured the outdoor imagination.  A large crowd was present and the closing was worthy of the festival’s proud charitable tradition –…

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Flock to The Lough

Check back here for some photos from this year’s festival!  Flock to The Lough is coming to a close after almost ten years.  It is a voluntarily organised Community Festival that takes place in Monasteraden, Co. Sligo on the second weekend of July.    Since 2001 Flock to The Lough…

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Hello there ..

  I tried for a while to keep a website going alongside www.achonrydiocese.org but tended to neglect it.  Going to give this blog a try for a while.  I have no idea where it’ll go or what will feature but hopefully it will serve some purpose.  Those how know me,…

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