Weekly Blog, Thursday 12th November



The autumn has descended upon us with all its might, and dare I say that the festive season is just around the corner (six weeks tomorrow – eek!). DDCP Committee members are meeting up on Saturday 5th December at 9am to put up the village christmas tree and the festive lights in time for our switching on the lights event on Thursday 10th December. We would be very grateful for volunteers to come out and give a helping hand – all who help will be treated to a luxurious, not-to-be-missed cooked breakfast in the Methodist Church afterwards!

We would like to extend our special thanks to Siobhan Hodgson who last week organised a Boden event in her shop Lotions and Potions, and she has so far raised £180 to go towards the village’s festive lights. She will also be organising a Miglio pop-up shop (South African Jewellry – excellent gift ideas – hint hint!) on Saturday 21st November in her shop, again in aid of the festive lights. Siobhan will indeed make Derrygonnelly a brighter village this Christmas. Everyone welcome.

Also again a very well done to Mary Rutledge and the Churchill Ladies who featured in the local papers this week, donating the proceeds of their Derrygonnelly 5k/10k event to the Oisin McGrath Foundation, Horizon West Children’s Service and St John’s Ambulance Service. Well done to you all, and we look forward to next year’s event.




Derek Ryan, Friday 20th November, Derrygonnelly Community Centre

derek ryanDerek Ryan will be performing live in Derrygonnelly Community Centre on Friday 20th November. Visit the Community Centre’s facebook page to win free tickets.

Miglio pop-up shop, Saturday 21st November, Lotions and Potions

Miglio_logoSiobhan Hodgson is organising a Miglio pop-up shop in which Fiona Cathcart is bringing the South African jewellery experience to Derrygonnelly. Come along on Saturday 21st November between 11am and 6pm. Proceeds in aid of the village festive lights.

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

christmas tree

Our 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!




DDCP Monthly Meeting, Monday 14th December, Derrygonnelly Orange Hall

091715_1507_DDCPWeeklyB11.jpgDerrygonnelly & District Community Partnership hold a meeting every second Monday of the month at 8pm 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.


Joint Christmas Carol Service, Thursday 17th December, Community Centre

carol serviceDDCP in partnership with the local churches are organising a joint carol service which will take place on Thursday 17th December in the Derrygonnelly Community Service. More details to follow. All welcome.



Derrygonnelly & District Community Partnership will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday 14th December 2015. All welcome.

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