Tag: knowledge

Men’s Shed Ballaghaderreen

The Men’s Shed movement is coming to Ballaghaderreen and will be welcoming members from the surrounding areas to their new premises – a shed, of course – at the back of Solan’s Pub. The new venture will kick off with an open afternoon on Saturday 16th December from 12 to 3pm when tea and sandwiches …

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Pots of Planting – More of the Gardening Course

What with Easter, the play and the trials of rural broadband, we haven’t been able to post reports about our ongoing Gardening Course as it happened, so here are three weeks of gardening notes in one post. Put the kettle on, make tea and settle down for a read. Before you start Planting medium: If you …

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Gardening Course – with a twist

Some of you may remember we had a gardening course led by  Richard Kennedy two years ago. Richard is coming back to provide the gardening element of the course but, given the nature of the funding, we can’t repeat the exact same course. So we’ll be attaching some healthy eating recipes and ideas of how …

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Eid Mubarak!

Yesterday was Eid el Fitr, the last day of Ramadan, the month-long period of fasting for Muslims and, as with any period of religious fasting, it finished with prayers and a feast. Eid is a day for wearing one’s best clothes, visiting friends and relatives, sharing food and, importantly, giving to charity to make sure …

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Books in the Middle

As you probably know, we have a huge selection of books in the Centre, in the area we call Books in the Middle. Matt Care recently took advantage and then sent us in this lovely review: Are your visitors aware of the book sharing / exchange ‘library’ service you offer? I have recently ‘discovered’ this resource …

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Quiz Night Report

We had a great night at the quiz, with seven tables competing for the Brains of the Village prize and the raffle, with a top prize of a voucher from Durkin’s in Ballaghaderreen. It was a tight fought battle, with questions ranging from the names of our storms, to whether the Tropic of Capricorn is north …

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What to do on a cold and frosty afternoon …

… after you’ve had that nice brisk walk, made a big pot of soup and tidied up a bit. How about curling up with a good book, a cup of something warm and some biscuits? We have a HUGE range of pre-read books here in the Community Centre. You can choose from biographies of sporting …

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