IN THE NEWS
Super Connected Voucher Scheme extended to farmers
You may recall posts about the Super Connected Voucher Scheme on our website in June of this year, which encouraged small businesses in the area to fill in the application forms to benefit from this scheme.
This scheme was initially geared towards small businesses however it has now been extended to the farming community.
The grant pays for the installation costs, that is the capital and equipment costs, of upgrading your broadband connection. You pay any VAT charged and the monthly line rental to your service provider
If anyone needs help with filling in the application forms, please contact Michael Skuce on 07764638355 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for our post about the SCV scheme in June 2015.
School Bus broken into in Lough Navar
Thieves stole up to £8,000 worth of valuables while students from St Comghall’s College, Lisnaskea took part in a field study trip.
If anyone knows anything or saw anything on Tuesday last week then please contact the police.
Fermanagh second highest number of people living in poverty
The Fermanagh Herald reports that ‘Fermangh has the second highest number of people living in poverty’ and ‘is still among the poorest paid in the North with 27% of people of working age adults classed as being on low income’.
One has to question if some of the government policies are actually effective in dealing with issues of economic investment and bring jobs to the rural west.
Fermanagh Churches’ Forum Conference
‘A Bridge Between Two Distinct Worlds: Remembering the Past and Looking towards the Future’ is a day conference exploring how we can remember the two crucial events of 1916, the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme. The focus is less on history and more on how we use memory. It will look at the limitations of re-enactment, the paradoxes of memory, what we forget to remember, how we honour the dead without glorifying violence and how we take our own responsibility for building a different future without being controlled by voices from the grave. The exploration will bring ethics and memory together and build a bridge between two very distinct worlds, the past and the present/future.
The conference takes place at the Manor House Hotel on 29th September between 10.00 and 16.00.
Aisling Centre celebrating their 25th Anniversary
The Aisling Centre are hosting a Gala night on Friday 23rd October in the Lough Erne Golf Resort to mark their 25th anniversary. Click here for more information and for tickets.
DATES FOR THE DIARY
Derrygonnelly 10k / 5k, Saturday 19th September, Tir Navar
Registration opens at 10am at Tir Navar. 10k £10 / 5k £5.
Siobhan O’Brien’s School of Drama, Monday 21st September, Community Centre
Registration for children’s drama classes will take place on Monday 21st September in the Community Centre between 4pm and 6pm. Classes will commence the following Monday.
Contact Siobhan O’Brien via e-mail email@example.com for further details.
Dance Classes, Monday 21st September, Derrygonnelly Community Centre
Dance Class resumes in Derrygonnelly Community Centre on Monday 28th September from 8.15 pm- 10-15pm, refreshments served, come along for a nights craic and listen to the best of country and Irish music.
FEARmanagh, Saturday 3rd October, start from Derrygonnelly Community Centre
More details to follow soon.
An evening of entertainment for everyone, Thursday 29th October, Derrygonnelly Community Centre
The Derrygonnelly & District Community Partnership are hard at work organising this event – details will follow shortly. All proceeds will go to the annual Christmas party and festive lights.
Switching on the Christmas Lights and Christmas Fair, Thursday 10th December, Main Street & Community Centre
This annual family event will take place on Thursday 10th December. More details will follow soon.
Derrygonnelly & District Community Partnership will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday 12th October 2015. All welcome.
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