GAA Club Notes:
Sons of St Patrick G.F.C. Weekly Lotto Draw: Numbers Drawn 5 15 25 27 Jackpot Winner NONE. Next weeks Jackpot €3,200. €15 Prizewinners: Natasha Fawcett Scotshouse, Padraic & Sean Fay Knox, Siobhan McBride Gortnacarrow, Mary Moore Teer, Mary Flyn 36 O’Neill Park, John Brophy C/O John Smith, Bernie McKenna Clonfad NTB, Ray McCarron Scotshouse, Cecilia Thompson C/O Dan’s Patrick & Lisa Connolly Carson Dartry.
Charity Run: Clontibret 6K Charity Fun Run/Walk & BBQ Starting from the GAA ground Sunday 4th September at 2.0pm In Aid of Cormac Trust. (Sudden Adult Death Syndrome) Entry €10 or Donation Enquiries to 0863626132
125 Celebration Dinner Dance: 125 Celebration Dinner Dance will take place in Hotel Kilmore on Saturday 19th November. Tickets are now printed and available from any committee member. Many tables are now taken so book early to avoid disappointment. More details later.
Around the Villages Notes:
Congratulations to Enda McCaffrey who celebrated his twenty first Birthday on Saturday last in Connolly’s Lounge Bar. A great night was had by all.
The Coranure Recycling Centre is open again. Opening hours Mon- Friday 08.00-16.30, Sat 08.00-12.00 Closed Bank Holiday Mondays.
Please remember Sheila Carey in your prayers,as she has been unwell recently.
Tidy Towns Cake Sale:
Cake sale after Mass this Sunday 28th August, to raise funds for Scotshouse Tidy Towns. We are appealing for all those good ladies, who bake regularly for various causes, to help out again. The support for the cake sale is greatly appreciated as the funds raised go towards all the work carried out to date and many future exciting developments.
Having again entered this year’s National Tidy Towns Village category, we are waiting with great anticipation on the results next month, where we hope to have improved significantly. As you may be aware, Tidy Towns was one of the many organisations that the late Rosaleen Shannon dedicated a lot of her time and energy to, taking great pleasure in enhancing the village for all the community. Tidy Towns continues to carry out this work, to honour Rosaleen’s vision for the village.
As is evident for all to see, there has been a vast improvement throughout the village in recent months. We hope to provide further village amenities, for use by all the community, to enhance the village life for both children and adults alike. This work requires funding and therefore we are asking for all to give generously, to this fund raising event for the village Tidy Towns. Your donations help and support are very much appreciated.
Furthermore Scotshouse Tidy Towns Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped, advised, donated their time, craftsmanship, equipment and manpower. Also we would like to thank those now involved with maintaining the buildings, grounds and floral arrangements throughout the village. The number of people who volunteered or provided aid is too great to mention. It is so encouraging to experience the vast amount of good will, help and pride all have expressed to Tidy Towns. It has been an honour to be involved with the community, working with such a team spirit, which have helped us achieve all works to date.
Congratulations to all those students from Scotshouse who achieved success in their leaving Cert results.
The National Famine Commemoration: Events leading up to this will start on Monday 29th August at 7.30 pm with talks in the Canal Stores, Clones on Famine in Clones Poor Law Union by Brian McDonald and The Famine in Ulster: Revising the Revisionists by Gerald MacAtasney.
Scotshouse will have it’s own talk from local man Dr Eamon O Ciardha on Ireland Pre Famine TImes at 8pm on Monday 5th September at 8pm in the Community Centre.
Scotshouse ICA Guild are involved with Clones and Aghabog Guilds in an evening of drama, poetry and song. Guest speaker will be Beatrice Killen speaking on her experience of the last famine in Ethiopia. This will be held in the Protestant Hall, Clones at 8pm on 7th September.
The local Clones commemoration service will be held at 7pm in the Famine Graveyard, Teehill on Thursday 8th September. We need walkers of all ages to walk from Scotshouse to Clones either all the way, or from the Green Gates or even joining others along the road.
Details of all these plus other events will be published soon.
The National Commemoration Day will be on Saturday 10th September in Clones with President Mary McAleese in attendance.
Cemetery Sunday: After 10.00am Mass on Sunday 11th September in Scotshouse and in Corrinshigo at 12.noon.
Lough Derg: One day retreats on Lough Derg during August and September. Details from Lough Derg at 071 9861518 or loughderg.org
The Irish Catholic Newspaper: A good source of information and reading on sale in the Church each Sunday after 10.00am Mass. Contact Peggy Meehan.