Weekly Blog, Thursday 24th September

Calling for Volunteers for FEARmanagh on Saturday 3rd October

Derrygonnelly is hosting the FEARmanagh endurance event on Saturday 3rd October with the race starting at the Community Centre. We hope to see a great turnout this year as it has been growing in popularity over the last number of years. 

FEARmanagh 2015 newTo put over such a large event requires a lot of volunteers otherwise the event could just not take place. We are looking for volunteers to help us on the Saturday. If you can spare half a day or indeed a full day then we would appreciate your assistance. Please let us know if you can help by contacting us on Facebook or e-mail derrygonnelly.district@gmail.com. The time frame for help is between 9am to 4pm approx.

A meeting of all marshals volunteering for FEAR on Saturday 3rd October will take place in the Derrygonnelly Community Centre on Monday 28th September at 8pm.Anyone volunteering  please attend as this is a briefing session to make sure all goes without any hitches! If you are recruiting other volunteers please ensure they know to come to this meeting.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the event, FEAR is a multi-sport competition consisting of three sporting disciplines cycling, trail running and kayaking. Taking place on Saturday the 3rd October 2015 for the third year running, FEAR is a fantastic event to have in our area.

Many thanks in anticipation of your help and support.

 


Derrygonnelly Orange Hall Project

 

The project to restore and enhance Derrygonnelly Orange hall is now several months into the development Phase of the project. The purpose of the development phase is to develop plans and ideas for the delivery phase and for the future sustainability of our building.

orange hallThere are two main parts to the heritage which the project is trying to preserve for the future. The first is the physical heritage which is the building itself. Local firm Chris Allen architects have been appointed to develop plans for the conservation and enhancement of the building. The committee has been working closely with Chris to develop plans which have recently been submitted to the planning service. This will involve major repair and conservation work to the 19th century building alongside a small extension to improve access.

The second part of the heritage is the story of the people who have used the building for over 100 years and the social history of the village and wider area. To help develop ideas for this side of the project, Copius Consulting from Belfast have appointed. They are assisting to plan for the research and archiving of the social heritage, develop business plans for future sustainability, research further funding opportunities and are compiling an application for the second round application to Heritage Lottery Fund which will be the funding which will help to deliver the project. If successful in reaching the delivery phase, the finished building will include interpretative elements and displays which will enable the heritage to reach a wider audience.

The Orange Hall’s next fundraising event is an Auction and cake sale on Saturday 26th September at Derrygonnelly Orange Hall at 2.00 pm. The initial plans and artists impressions of proposals for the finished building will be on display at this event.


Getting to know your neighbour’ event


get to know your neighbourAs part of our working together, the clergy from our four local churches are organising a ‘Get to know your neighbour’ event on Sunday 25th October.

The purpose of this event is to visit each of our churches and allow some time for people to have a look around the church and to get some information history about each others church.

It is intended that we will all meet at Springfield Methodist Church at 2.30pm. After this we will then go to Devenish Parish Church in Monea. We will then go to St Patrick’s Church in Derrygonnelly and finish our visit in Inishmacsaint Parish church where there will be light refreshments.

This is a great opportunity for the churches in our locality to come together and have a greater understanding of each other’s denominational practices. As Christian ministers we also want to build better relationships through dialogue and greater understanding.

We look forward to seeing as many of our congregations coming together and supporting this event.



 

We would like to extend our congratulations to the Churchill Ladies for another successfully organised Derrygonnelly 5k/10k. 

 



 

DATES FOR THE DIARY

 

 

 

Sillees Defibrillator Support Group, Monday 28th September, Churchill Hall

A meeting will be held on Monday 28th September in Churchill Hall at 8pm. Members please attend.

 


 

FEAR Meeting for Volunteers, Monday 28th September, Community Centre

FearA meeting of all marshals volunteering for FEAR on Saturday 3rd October will take place in the Derrygonnelly Community Centre on Monday 28th September at 8pm.Anyone volunteering  please attend as this is a briefing session to make sure all goes without any hitches! If you are recruiting other volunteers please ensure they know to come to this meeting.

 


 

FEARmanagh, Saturday 3rd October, starting from Community Centre

Fear

FEAR is a multi-sport competition consisting of three sporting disciplines cycling, trail running and kayaking. Taking place on Saturday the 3rd October 2015 and exploring some of the beautiful Fermanagh countryside, FEAR will certainly be memorable!

At 74km maybe FEAR is a little daunting this time around, so why not try the  FEAR short route at 35km,  also on Saturday 3rd October.

Click here for more information or to register for the challenge.

 


DDCP Monthly Meeting, Monday 12th October, Time & Venue to be confirmed

091715_1507_DDCPWeeklyB11.jpgDerrygonnelly & District Community Partnership hold a meeting every second Monday of the month in the various venues in Derrygonnelly. Here we meet up to discuss how we would like our area to develop, funding opportunities, current issues and upcoming projects and events, etc.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone to come along to the meetings and have a say in the future of our village.

 


 

‘Get to Know Your Neighbours’, Sunday 25th October, Four Local Churches

get to know your neighbourAs part of our working together, the clergy from our four local churches are organising a ‘Get to know your neighbour’ event on Sunday 25th October.

We will all meet at Springfield Methodist Church at 2.30pm. After this we will then go to Devenish Parish Church in Monea. We will then go to St Patrick’s Church in Derrygonnelly and finish our visit in Inishmacsaint Parish church where there will be light refreshments.

 


 

An evening of entertainment, Thursday 29th October, Community Centre

questions marksThe 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

christmas treeOur annual Christmas family event will take place on Thursday 10th December.

More details will follow soon.

 

 

 

 


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Derrygonnelly & District Community Partnership will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday 12th October 2015. All welcome.


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