Weekly Blog, Thursday 22nd October

FRCN award certificates of recognition to local man and forum

Congratulations to John Lunney and the local Clergy Forum who received awards_johnrecognition certificates for their work in our community.

John Lunney received his recognition certificate for ‘a person who has made an individual difference to his community‘. As many of you know, John had not been very well for a part of this year and we were delighted that he was nominated for all the work that he has done for our community and that he is getting back to his former health again.

Also nominated was the local Clergy Forum. As many of you will know, our four local clergy have been working together to promote good awards_annarelationships with the churches in our area
and have held a number of community initiatives. Congratulations to Revd Sampson Ajuka, Mr Gareth Hayden, Fr. Jimmy McPhillips and Canon David Skuce. Anna Corrigan received the recognition certificate on behalf of the local Clergy Forum. Congratulations to all the clergy for their work to promote better understanding within our community.




50 Shades of Acres’ in Derrygonnelly Community Centre

’50 Shades of Acres’ is a comedy play written by local artist Ted Maye and performed by the Irvinestown Amateur Dramatic Society. As in the Lady of the Lake Festival in Irvinestown this summer past it is promising to be a huge success yet again, this time in our very own Community Centre on Thursday 29th October. The play starts at 7.30pm and admission is £5 per adult and £3 for under 16s. Tickets can be bought in Fairview Meats, The Casson, Cosy Bar, from DDCP Committee members, and on the door on the night.

All proceeds from the evening go to our annual Christmas Family Party and festive lights. 

We are also giving you a chance of winning two tickets to the play by liking and sharing our post on Facebook.

Click here for a chance to win (don’t forget to like and share!).

The winner will be picket at random on Monday 26th October at 8pm. Good luck! 

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We Go Together hosts Diabetes Awareness Talk

We Go Together is a Support Group for all those affected in any way by cancer or serious illness in Derrygonnelly and the surrounding area.

Yesterday evening the group organised a talk on Diabetes Awareness and invited specialist guests from the South West Acute Hospital to facilitate the event. The talk was very well attended, and we would like to congratulate the group with a well-organised event and encourage them to continue with their excellent work for our community.

For more information about We Go Together, click here.




‘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.

“50 Shades of Acres”, Thursday 29th October, Derrygonnelly Community Centre

pic 50 shadesA runaway success at the Lady of the Lake Festival earlier this year, Irvinestown Amateur Dramatic Society are putting on a one-off performance in Derrygonnelly on Thursday 29th October at 7.30pm.

Visit our facebook page for the chance to win two tickets to the play.

Admission £5 for adults and £3 for under 16s. All proceeds go to DDCP’s annual Christmas Party and Festive Lights.

Halloween Ball with Sean Corrigan, Saturday 31st October, Community Centre

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Come along to Derrygonnelly Community Centre for a great nights dancing on Halloween Night from 10.30pm – 1.00am.

Supper served, and bar facilities available.

Admission £5

DDCP Monthly Meeting, Monday 9th November, 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.

Switching on the Christmas Lights & Christmas Fair, Thursday 10th December, Main Street & Community Centre

christmas treeOur annual Christmas family event will take place on Thursday 10th December from 6pm on the main street of the village, followed by a christmas craft fair in the Community Centre. Refreshments served and christmas music provided by Church Hill Silver Band. Santa himself might even decide to pop in to see the kids.

All welcome!






Derrygonnelly & District Community Partnership will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday 9th November 2015. All welcome.

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