Tag: heritage

Cúpla Focal, Cúpla Focal Eile

Has it been a while since you said anything seriously “as gaeilge”? Does the thought of Peig Sayers give you PTSD? Do you lock yourself into the kitchen/shed and pretend to be busy when your children come to you saying things like “Irish homework” and “how do I say this?” and “is this right?” and …

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Memorial Dedication

The dedication ceremony for the memorial Henry Byrne and John Morley will be held on Friday 28th July at 3pm at Shannon’s Cross in Aghaderry, Loughglynn, Co. Roscommon*. As there will be a lot of people coming – from near and far – please follow the instructions of the stewards about parking. * where the L1229 crosses …

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Cemetery Mass 2017

This year’s Cemetery Mass is on 23rd July at 10am and once again we will welcome friends and family of villagers coming to pay their respects and remember those who have passed on with tea and coffee in the Main Hall at the Community Centre after the Mass. The Centre is, as you know, being …

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Building Works

Visitors to the Community Centre and passers-by will have spotted the scaffolding going up around the building. What’s happening? We’re putting external insulation onto the building to reduce heat loss and to keep the building warmer over the winter – and we’ll save money on our heating bills too! We were able to part fund …

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Reaching new audiences

Lads, we’ve only been and gone international and multiplatform! Artist Visit Last week, Lisacul played host to Brian John Spencer, an artist from Belfast who is travelling around Ireland in 32 days, spending a night and a day in each county and taking impressions about politics, post-Brexit and post-colonial, drawing people and landscapes and talking …

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Tales from Two Schools

The joint school reunion for Lisacul and Currasallagh national schools was held just over twenty years ago.  A copy of the souvenir booklet recently turned up in the Resource Centre so we’ve scanned it in to the archives and it’s now available to share. Click on the graphic below to open the file. We thought …

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365 Nearly There

So we’ve come to the end of our 365 photo taking, but there is still time to submit photos taken in, of or from Lisacul between 1st February 2016 and 31st January 2017. You can drop them into the centre and we’ll take them from a USB stick or a CD-ROM or you can email …

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Community Website Law

“If there are lots of events happening and lots of photos being taken for 365, the website will fall over and play dead.” So we had masses of things happening – Santa visited Brightsparks and heard them singing Christmas songs, then he turned up at the Parents’ Association Christmas Fair; Loughglynn held their Winter Wonderland; …

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And the winning ticket number in the quilt raffle is….

  If this is your ticket number, contact a member of the Ladies Club or the Resource Centre on 094 9880495 to claim your prize. Second prize, a bottle of whiskey, was won by Tina O’Brien with ticket number 33 Third prize, a box of chocolates, was won by John Logan with ticket number 78

365 Weeks 43 and 44

Hard frosts, mists and the occasional burst of sunshine and blue skies are giving our photographers lots of inspiration, even if the weather is not great for drying. We’ve had visitors to the parish too, and a new calf. And the whooper swans have come back.