BIG HELLO 2019 – Events in Leitrim

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The Big Hello Poster

Thirty-five Events are taking place across Co. Leitrim this weekend in celebration of the Big Hello. The events are listed below. For more details check with your local group through someone in the community or on Facebook for times and locations where not listed.

Funding was provided through the Dept. of Rural and Community Development issued through Leitrim County Council.

Have a Great May Bank Holiday Weekend.

The Big Hello, National Community Weekend 2019
Host Event Details  Date, venue & time
Naomh Padraig Residents Association Bingo Night
Social evening for the community to bring people together, suitable for a varied age group.


04/05/2019 – 6:30 Mayflower Drumshanbo
Ballinamore Tourism CLG Celebration of the life of John McGahern
Local bus tour of various sites to learn about the history of John McGahern’s life, a plaque will be unveiled to John McGahern and the tour will finish in Glenview House for a lecture by Dr Michael O’Rourke, Trinity College, refreshments and guided tour of Glenview Museum.


04/05/2019 – Glenview house
Drumreilly Active Age May Pole Social
Meal and music with medieval outfits, inviting other groups to join in.


Castlefore Development Song & Dance at the crossroads
An outdoor event with music, song and dance for the community to uplift people following the recent passing of two committee members.


Newtowngore & Corrawallen Church of Ireland Newtowngore Community Family Fun Afternoon
Party in Newtowngore Hall, inflatable obstacle course, giant games such as connect 4, jenga and parachute for group play, food and refreshments will be supplied.


Keshcarrigan & Kilcare Mens Group Keshcarrigan Streetfesat
Open air social event, everyone welcome and newcomers will be encoutaged to attend. There are different nationalities living in the village and they will be encouraged to showcase their cuisine, wear national costumes is possible.


Cloone GAA Club Cloone Community Connecting – ag Suil agus ag caint le cheile
A Walk and coffee morning for all especially older adults, vulnerable/isolated people who have enjoyed GAA or other community groups throughout their lives and have drifted away.


05/05/2019 – 11:00am, Community Centre cloone
Keeldra Lake Amenity Development Committee A Big Thank You
We will hold a party as a thank you for eveyones continued support and work over the years on the Keeldra lake amenity.


Aughavas Parish Improvements Scheme Ltd Hooley at the Shed
A get together at the men’s shed to get some work done at their premises and have some food and banter.


Fenagh Developmnet Group Fenagh Community Party
Get together at Fenagh visitor centre with food, music, dance, playtime and facepainting. Arts & crafts for kids/heritage and historic display, free guided tour to abbey, local produce on display.


Fenagh Visitor Centre
Ballinamore Tidy Towns Meet the Neighbours evening
Evening event at the Vocational School, a celebration of all the new classes and existing mens shed. A smaller meet the neighbours event will be held at The Willows estate.


the voational school and at the willows estate
South Leitrim Macra Meet your neighbour – Meet Macra
Family Friendly walk with BBQ in Leitrim Village.
starting in Drumshanbo and going to Beirnes in battlebridge


O’Carolan Court Residents Association Community event for residents of O’Carolan Court estate
A social gathering for residents with music and refreshments to get to know their neighbours and discuss possible improvements for their neighbourhood.


04/05/2019 – Canon Donohoe Hall
Drumsna Boxing Club Drumsna Annual Boxing Tournament
Boxing tournament in St Mary’s Hall, Carrick, with visiting clubs. There will be 20 non competitive and 20 competitive boxing fights.


05/05/2019 – 18:00 – St Mary’s hall, Carrick
Townspark Residents Association Welcoming Street Party at Factory Area on Currylane
A Street party for all residents with refreshments, music, song and dance.


05/05/2019 – 15:00-18:00
Carrick on Shannon Tennis Club Tennis for all
Free open day for anyone who would like to try tennis or for those who would like to return to the game. Refreshments will be served.


04/05/2019 – Carrick tennis club
Lakeland Church Family Fun Day
In market yard in Carrick, event will include food, musical entertainment, kids activities, outreach, this is a community day for all.


Market yard, Carrick on Shannon
Bornacoola GAA Celebrate Our Community
Music, food and entertainment in Bornacoola GAA grounds for the young people and parents to come together and get to know each other especially those from new communities.


Bornacoola GAA grounds
Leitrim Percy Frency Society Percy’s Party
Cross community weekend of drama, music , song and culture. On 4th May the Sweet Sprit gospel choir will perform a concert, the show will include a short play by Percy French. On 5th May a re-enactment of the famous court case between Percy French and west care railway company. Workshop on the life of Percy French & exhibition will be held.


04/05/2019 – the hunt hall
Bornacoola Community Development Association Ltd Bornacoola Community BBQ
Community Intergenerational Gathering on Sunday afternoon based around a BBQ for people to come together particularly the rural isolated and vunerable who have drifted from community.


Bornacoola community centre
Leitrim Village Development Avantcare Blueway Race
Avant bluewau run, 7k run, 1k Kayak, 25k cycle and trail run 500m. The event will attract over 200 participants.


04/05/09 – Leitrm village – 8:00-17:00
Leitrim Cycling Festival Drumsna Neighboiur Skill share
Local people will come together for a coffee morning and bring materials to demonstrate skills, eg knitting, and to tell people about the skills they are willing to share, eg changing a tyre, baking soda bread.


St Mary’s GAA St Mary’s Open day
An open day to encourage participation and integration fro the local community. We will promote Scor activities as well as sport. There will be entertainment, skills and culture activities for all.


04/05/2019 – St May’s GAA – 10:00-12:00
Leitrim International Community Group Street Feast for all Communities
A Street feast in Market Yard, Carrick, inviting people to come together for food from different communities living in Carrick.


05/05/2019 – Market Yard Carrick
Lisacara Residents Association Community Get to Know Our Neighbours Event
Community get together for all residents of Liscara over food and music.


Lisa cara
Mohill Country Markets Get to know your Neighbour coffee morning
Coffee morning for community get together for people to get to know their neighbours.


Shannonside Women’s Group Community Get Together
Propose to hold an event in Carrick for members of the community to come together.


Tullaghan Development Assoication Wild Atlantic Way Event
A celebration of the costal heritage of Tullaghan for the local community.


Leitrim Intercultural Forum Street Party
Held in Market Yard Manorhamilton with world cookery display, world music, play activates for children, food and refreshments.


Market Yard Manorhamilton
Kiltyclogher Community Council Arbour Day
Community holiday event in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant trees. Event will be held after mass and a tree will be planted in the community garden with a circular seat, there will be craft stalls and a community bbq.


05/05/2019 – fair Green – after mass
Manorhamilton Community Tennis Club Community Tennis for All Ages Day
Free open day with free tennis coaching, rackets and balls will be provided, this social event will include a BBQ and refreshments.


06/05/2019 – Manor tennis club
Drumkeeran Youth Cafe Bring a Buddy Party
We want to hold an old fashioned party with party games & food. We encourage out youth cafe members to bring a buddy, someone young or old to meet people and make friends.


Radharc an Tseipeal We want to run an estate event where we can develop another landscape area planting some soft fruits and edible plants ie herbs etc. This will be an estate garden and produce will be available for all. We are promoting a healthy eating policy for the kids in the estate. Development of a community garden and bee/insent friendly area.


Leitrim Sculpture Centre Communities in Focus
The LSC propose to host an exhibition of activates over the years by local community groups and organisations. It will start on Friday evening and run for a week. It is proposed to present this documentation to Manorhamilton Library after the exhibition.


06/05/2019, Main Street Manorhamilton
Church of Ireland, Manorhamilton Parish Group Brunch
We will hold a brunch in W8  Village Osta Cafe. This would allow for parishioners and members of the wider community the opportunity for fellowship, integration and communication.


Osta Cafe


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