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Tuesday, 19 August 2014 08:25

Mainstream Renewable Power Community Fund

Mainstream Renewable Power  have recently announced a community fund for local clubs/activities in the area within 10km of the windfarm in  Carrickeeny, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim. 

The Carrickeeny Wind  Farm in Co Leitrim became fully operational in May 2014. Mainstream operate the project on behalf of the owner, IKEA. We are currently taking applications for the first annual community fund awards. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is the 6th September 2014. This assessment will take place within 2 weeks of the closing date for receipt of entries (up to 20thSeptember 2014). Award winners’ will be contacted during week commencing 21st September 2014.

Application forms and Terms and Conditions are listed at the link below.


Ocean FM in partnership with Benbo Produtions have won the top prize in the New York Festival, International Radio Competition. 'Francisco', writen, directed and co/produced by Donal O'Kelly/Benbo produtions and recorded earlier in the year here in the North Leitrim Glens Centre, Manorhamilton.

Based on Captain Don Francisco De Cuellar's writings, 'Francisco' tells of the 1588 Armada, the ill fated invasion of Elizabethan England by Phillip II of Spain, and his getting shipwrecked here, on the coast of Ireland.

Tim Collins, CEO of Ocean FM said “Donal O’Kelly brought his unique genius to the project along with talented actors Jaime Carswell, Darina Gallagher and Sorcha Fox ",

"The musical score by Kila performed by Dee Armstrong, Colm and Rossa O’Snodaigh and Seanan Brennan was exquisite and the sound production by Ray Duffy another vital ingredient. I would like to thank Producer Aisling Heraughty and Assistant Producer, Peter Collins who worked tirelessly on the project”.

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s Sound and Vision Fund along with Ciaran Kissane were also acknowledged for their support. 


Fleadh Ceól Tour/Shuttle Bus

It has been arranged to have a shuttle bus to and from Sligo between the 10th and 17th of August for this years National Fleadh Ceól. This service will be operated by John Reynolds Bus and coach hire, and supported by the Leitrim Development Company's Rural Development Project and Leitrim Tourism Network.


Wednesday, 09 July 2014 09:52

Help Save Your Womens Centre

  We at the North Leitrim Women’s Centre have always tried to listen to the needs of local women and have worked tirelessly over the last 20 years to provide supports and services for local women, be a voice for local women and provide a space for local women to come together to learn new skills, build friendships, access services and just create a space for women to come together.

  Recent government decisions and proposed funding arrangements for 2015 onwards will have a serious impact on the future of the North Leitrim Women’s Centre and our ability to continue our work with local women.

  The North Leitrim Women’s Centre is one of 17 locally based Community Women’s Projects around the country that make up the National Collective of Community based Women’s Networks (NCCWN). The NCCWN is currently funded under the Local Community Development Programme (LCDP) which enables us to provide supports and services to local women in communities like our own. This funding makes our work possible and without it there is a real risk that we will not be able to continue our work and keep our Women’s Centre open.  This current funding programme is due to end on the 31st of December.

  We need your help to highlight the work we do and the impact the loss of our centre will have on you as women who have used the centre, this is an opportunity for you to let the Minister know how much your women’s centre means to you and your community and ask that funds are found and secured to ensure we can keep working with and on behalf of local women.

We have attached a template letter that we are asking women to personalise. I know in the age of computers it’s easier to just print off a letter but handwritten personalised letters have a much greater impact. We are asking you to look at the template, and use it as a guide to hand write and personalise a letter stating what the centre means to you, what supports you’ve accessed, course you’ve done etc. it doesn’t have to be long just personal.

  All 17 projects across the country are asking women to do this and we will post them all the same day. Just write your letter and address an envelope to the Minister and bring it into the Women’s Centre by Friday the 11th of July, we will provide the stamps and post all the letters on the same day.

  Please forward this to whoever you think will support our work, ask your friends, family and work colleagues etc  and remember to ask them to drop there letter into the women’s centre.

  Thank you for your support, your voice matters …. Let’s send a clear message that we do not want to see services and supports for women to close in our community

  Staff & Board of the North Leitrim Women’s Centre.



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Dear Minister Hogan,

I am writing to express my concern about the future of The North Leitrim Women’s Centre. Over the years I have done several training courses (name Course(s)/ and/or attended The Well Woman Clinic/Day Out) with them in which we learnt about (name what it was you learnt and how it bettered you), Women’s Human Rights and Government commitments to women’s equality. As a result of this I have become much more actively involved in my community.


I urge you to honour the commitments made by successive governments to equal rights for women. Please ring fence funding for the National Collective of Community Based Women’s Networks. The work of the network is valuable and nobody else is doing it.

Yours sincerely





Wednesday, 11 June 2014 09:27

Leitrim to face Down in Newry

Leitrim will travel to Newry to take on Down in the first round of the All-Ireland Football Championship Qualifier.

It's Green & Gold against the Mourne men for the second time in the Qualifiers with the game scheduled on Saturday, June 28, with the time and venue to be confirmed.

The full All-Ireland Football Championship Qualifier Draw is as follows:

Section 1A: Derry v Longford; Laois v Fermanagh; Limerick v London; Wicklow v Offaly

Section 1B: Louth v Monaghan or Tyrone; Cavan v Westmeath; Carlow or Meath v Clare or Waterford; Down v Leitrim

Wednesday, 07 May 2014 08:31

Alzheimer's Fundraiser

Pictured here are Andre, Mace (sponsor) Manorhamilton, Annie and Marie sampling some of the delicious cupcakes made by members of the North Leitrim Carers Group. Many thanks to all who give so generously, the local group raised a staggering €1006.00 which will be used on local Alzheimer's services.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012 09:52

Welcome To Manorhamilton!

Manorhamilton, which lies in the shadow of Benbo mountain, is the principal town in North Leitrim.  Home of unspoilt green fields, prized angling and the seven beautiful glens of Glencar, Glenfarne, Glenaniff, Glenboy, Glenkeel, Gleniff and Glenade.

Come to North Leitrim and discover all we have to offer - lose yourself in our rivers, the lakes or in the forests and mountains that provide such wonderful scenery. Once lost you may never want to be found!

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