Seán Keane in Concert

Seán Keane will play Lisacul Memorial Hall on Friday 29th March this year. An accomplished musician and singer, Seán mixes blues, country, and traditional Irish folk in a unique and attractive way and has established a firm fan base both here and abroad. We are delighted that he has chosen Lisacul as part of his 2019 touring schedule.

Tickets, costing 25 euro, for the concert are available from the Resource Centre on 094 988 0495.

You can find out more about Seán, his background, his influences and his touring schedule from his website, where you can also buy his latest album, Gratitude, and browse through his back catalogue.

 

A Great Night Altogether

We had a fantastic night on Saturday. Thank you to everyone who came, everyone who helped behind the scenes to transform the school room into a dining room (and back again on Sunday), all the cooks, the servers, the washer-uppers… It was a real community effort.

There were also some exciting announcements and diary dates – there’ll be more information later, but you should keep the 13th and the 22nd of February free. In fact, you should mark them in the 2019 Lisacul Calendar, which is now on sale for the bargainaceous price of five euro and available in a Community Centre near you.

Setting up the room

The menu

The ambiance

Top Secret

We can’t tell you how we got this information – but if you would like a peek behind the scenes at You Know Who’s operation, look no further.

We’re sorry about the quality of the photos, but apparently there was snow on the broadband line to The North Pole where ever these emails came from.

 

 

 

 

 

What do YOU think?

You may be a bit tired of giving your opinion by now – after all, we’ve just had another referendum, and a Presidential Election – but there are other ways of having your say than by turning up at the polling station: you can also contribute to a Public Consultation. The outcome of three of these could directly affect us here in Lisacul so, if you have an opinion one way or the other, it’s time to let the government know how you feel.

The consultations are listed below – and clicking on them will take you to a page where you can comment or where you can find more information.

Public Consultation on the Digital Strategy: This “aims to give the public and interested stakeholders a chance to tell Government what priorities should be addressed in the Strategy”. It asks a series of questions to help the Department understand what people want.

Consultation on Seasonal Clock Changes: Do you want to change? Would you prefer it to be Summer Time all the time? Would you prefer it to be Winter Time all the time?  This is a really simple consultation with about three questions to answer.

Community Services Programme: This is a call for submissions about how you think the CSP should work and where it should focus its spending and influence.

The Tea Party is Back

The Tea Party is back! Now that all our refurbishments are done we have a fabulous space to use so we hope this year’s party will be bigger and better than ever and supported by everyone in the village.

The Community Development Company will take care of all the food – a cold buffet – and will provide tea and coffee, but you are welcome to bring (ahem) stronger refreshments if you wish – just don’t forget to bring glasses too!

We’ve put an event up on Facebook, so you can let us know if you’re coming, or drop into the Resource Centre and reserve a space.

It’s that time again…

The props list for A Wake in the West, Act 3

Reading of scripts for the next Lisacul Players Presentation has begun at the Community Centre.

Last week they read Love Thy Neighbour by Jimmy Keary. This week they will be tackling Separate Beds by Sam Cree (on Tuesday 16th October at 8pm), with Professor Tim by George Shiels to follow.

The show is tentatively booked for the week after Easter 2019, with performances on 24th, 26th, and 27th April and, as well as actors, the Players will be looking for people backstage to look after props, makeup, costume, staging, lighting, sound and camera so if you are interested in any of these, please come along to a  reading.

 

Easter Chicks for the Ladies Club

The Ladies Club are getting a jump on next year’s activities by knitting Easter Chicks and would be delighted if anyone in the village with spare wool and some spare time would join the fun by knitting one (or more) chicks and dropping them off at the community centre*.

Materials

  • Yellow wool of any shade
  • Size 4mm needles (or size appropriate to the thickness of the wool)
  • Black wool for the eyes
  • Cotton wool or other scraps for stuffing
  • A scrap of felt for the beak
  • A ribbon for the chicken’s neck (optional)

Instructions

  • Cast on 24 stitches.
  • Rows 1 and 2: Knit
  • Rows 3 to 10: Increase by one stitch at the beginning of each row. You should have 34 stitches.
  • Rows 11 and 12: Cast off nine stitches at the beginning of each row. You should have 16 stitches.
  • Rows 13 – 20: Knit eight rows.
  • Cut the wool and thread it onto a darning needles. Draw the wool through the sixteen stitches and sew up the chick leaving the bottom open.
  • Stuff the head with cotton wool and gather the neck in by tying a bow around it.
  • Use black wool to make eyes and stick or sew on a diamond shaped piece of felt for the beak.
  • Put a chocolate egg in the bottom of the egg (not necessary if you are knitting them for the ladies club).

*Or you can knit them for yourself and surprise the children when Easter comes.

Back to School….

… for adults.

We applied for funding from GRETB to help us run a furniture up-cycling/restoration course and the course has now been running for two weeks under the careful guidance of Tom Finan. We spent the first week on health and safety as we’ll be using chemicals and sharp implements while we revamp and restore, but this week we were able to get our hands (and clothes) dirty.

Here are some pictures from this Thursday’s class.

Winter Draws On…

Not really – we still have a few weeks of summer, followed by three months of autumn, but here at the Community Centre we’ve been busy preparing for the cold.

Thanks to the Roscommon Municipal District Scheme who provided funding, and John P Flanagan who did the installation, we were able to put in a new boiler and radiators over the summer. This means that both ends of the building can be heated – at the same time!

We look forward to trying them out once the autumn activities start –  we’ll be running furniture up-doing classes,  the drama group will be back, as will the Ladies Club and Active Age, and then there’s the tea party, and the Christmas events, not to mention Tidy Towns and Community Development Meetings.  It’s going to be busy – but we’ll be warm!

The Alan Fund

The O’Dowd family, in appreciation of the support shown to them over the past year, have planned a memorial event for Alan.

This will take the form of a soccer tournament in Kilmovee and a raffle to be held on Sunday 5th August in Creaton’s Lisacul.

The funds raised will be used to support Lisacul families in times of bereavement.

Update July 2019: You can read how the funds raised were spent on this page.

The prizes in the raffle are

  1. Manchester United tickets plus flights to Manchester
  2. Two nights B&B, plus evening meal, at the Ocean Sands Hotel in Enniscrone
  3. One hundred euro

Lines are available from the usual outlets, including the Resource Centre.

More information is available from Patricia (086-9194698), Peter (087-2601372), and Nigel (087-4182021).