Weekly Blog, Thursday 10th September



Click here to read Fermanagh Herald’s interview with Fr Jimmy McPhillips about the effects of emigration to our local community

Fermanagh Community Transport’s The ‘5’ Bus

FCTFermanagh Community Transport’s The ‘5’ Bus is a service which will help pupils who live in rural parts of Fermanagh and who are unable to or have difficulty in getting transport home from after school activities.  FCT will pick the pupils up at the school gate and bring them home to their front door for an affordable charge. Click here for more details.

Also, the Fermanagh Community Transport wishes to announce the first round of the Voucher Scheme in Fermanagh. This scheme is aimed at non-profit making rural community groups and organisations wishing to transport members of their group. The scheme provides a £100 voucher towards the cost of transport for successful applicants using an FCT vehicle. Click here for more information. 


Northern Ireland Assembly: ‘Get Involved – Fermanagh and South Tyrone’

Get Involved Fermanagh & South Tyrone InviteThe Northern Ireland Assembly invite local organisations to their ‘Get Involved – Fermanagh and South Tyrone’ event on Friday 2 October 2015 in Fermanagh House from 10am – 2pm (registration 9.30am)

The ‘Get Involved’ events bring the Assembly and its work out to local communities.  Local community and voluntary groups, as well as individuals from the area, are invited to participate in workshops to learn more about the Assembly and how best to connect with it. This is followed with a “speed-networking” event which allows the delegates to meet their constituency MLAs and talk to them about the issues that matter.

You can register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/get-involved-fermanagh-and-south-tyrone-tickets-17582659207


FODC: Grant Aid Applications

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council invites applications from voluntary clubs, societies, organisations and individuals based in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area for grant aid funding in the 2015-2016 financial year. Deadline is on 30th September 2015.

Applications are invited in the categories listed below:-
  • Capital grants – The maximum level of funding is up to 75% of eligible
       expenditure up to a maximum grant of £20,000
  • Arts, Culture & Heritage
  • Community Services (General Grant Aid)
  • Community Services (Project Development)
  • Festivals & Events (Small)
  • Festivals & Events (Large)
  • Good Relations
  • Sports Development & Recreation (Small)
  • Seeding Grants
  • Arts, Culture and Heritage Bursaries
  • Sports Bursaries
Please follow the link below to the website to access application forms and guidance for each of the categories.



The Whistlin’ Donkeys, Friday 11th September, Community Centre

whistlin donkeys

The Whistlin’ Donkeys are performing live in Derrygonnelly ommunity Centre on Friday 11th September. Doors open at 10pm.





DDCP Monthly Meeting, Monday 14th September, Community Centre


Derrygonnelly & District Community Partnership’s monthly meetings are starting back up after the summer break. Our first meeting will be held on Monday 14th September in the Community Centre at 8pm. Everyone welcome.



Derrygonnelly 10k / 5k, Saturday 19th September, Tir Navar


Registration opens at 10am at Tir Navar. 10k £10 / 5k £5.

All welcome.





Siobhan O’Brien’s School of Drama, Monday 21st September, Community Centre


Children’s drama classes will start on Monday 21st September in the Community Centre. Contact Siobhan O’Brien via e-mail dramalady@me.com for further details.




FEARmanagh, Saturday 3rd October, Community Centre

More details to follow soon.







Derrygonnelly & District Community Partnership will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday 14th September 2015. Time and venue to be confirmed. All welcome. In the meanwhile we hope you all have a lovely summer.

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