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Community Diary September 11th 2015

At the launch of the 2015 Fly Mayo Festival to take place from September 25 to the 27 with the Lithuanian Ambassador Rasa Adomaitiene, was the Ballinrobe management team, public officials, guests and repreresentitives from the Lithuanian Embassy and the Ballinrobe Community. Front row (left to right):Daina Petrauskiene (International Lithuanian Heraldry Foundation), David Hall (Ballinrobe Tourism Chairman), Ambassador Ras Adomaitiene, Patsy Murphy (Town Management Team). Back row (left to right):Councillor Damian Ryan, Andrius Visockis (Lithuanian Embassy), Liam Horan, Miranda Jankauskiene (Ballinrobe Lithuanian Community), Gabriele Klimaite-Zelviene (Lithuanian Embassy), Barry Gibbons, Anne and John Flannelly (Ballinrobe Racecourse), Martin Murphy, Deputy Eamonn O'Cuiv TD, Councillor Patsy O'Brien and Peter Heaps. Photo:Trish Forde.

At the launch of the 2015 Fly Mayo Festival to take place from September 25 to the 27 with the Lithuanian Ambassador Rasa Adomaitiene, was the Ballinrobe management team, public officials, guests and repreresentitives from the Lithuanian Embassy and the Ballinrobe Community. Front row (left to right):Daina Petrauskiene (International Lithuanian Heraldry Foundation), David Hall (Ballinrobe Tourism Chairman), Ambassador Ras Adomaitiene, Patsy Murphy (Town Management Team). Back row (left to right):Councillor Damian Ryan, Andrius Visockis (Lithuanian Embassy), Liam Horan, Miranda Jankauskiene (Ballinrobe Lithuanian Community), Gabriele Klimaite-Zelviene (Lithuanian Embassy), Barry Gibbons, Anne and John Flannelly (Ballinrobe Racecourse), Martin Murphy, Deputy Eamonn O'Cuiv TD, Councillor Patsy O'Brien and Peter Heaps. Photo:Trish Forde.

Mayo Rape Crises Centre AGM

Mayo Rape Crisis Centre is holding its annual AGM and launch of its annual report in Lough Lannagh, Castlebar, at 8pm on Monday September 21. All are welcome. Freephone 1800 234 900.

Taoist Tai Chi

Taoist Tai Chi reduces stress and calms the mind and helps with a wide range of health conditions. New beginners' class starts in the Social Services Centre, Castle Street carpark, Castlebar, on Tuesday September 22 with the classes running from 10am to 12pm. For more information call Tom on (087 ) 6709128 or email [email protected].

Claremorris Macra

Claremorris Macra are holding their next meeting on Friday, September 18 at 9pm in Maxwells, Claremorris. New members are always welcome! Upcoming competitons and other items will be discussed. Membership is just €25 for first time members.

Castlebar Summer Markets

Castlebar Summer Markets continues this Friday morning September 11 from 9am until 2pm at Castlebar Tennis Club. Come along and see a large selection of local handmade crafts, local homegrown vegetables and home-cooked foods. For more information (087 ) 1622177.

Mayo Stroke Support Group

The Mayo Stroke Support Group in association with Croí, the West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation will hold its next meeting on Thursday, September 24 in the Castlebar Tennis Club between from 11.30am to 1pm. This support group is for adults living with the experience of stroke and their families/carers and friends. It aims to facilitate social activities, provide information, raise awareness and offer support and practical advice on living with stroke. Admission is free of charge. For further information, please contact Ailish Houlihan, Croí Nurse on (094 ) 9049172.

Run, Walk and Roll in Ballina

The 25th annual Run, Walk and Roll (formerly the Terry Fox run ) in aid of cancer research, will take place on Sunday, October 11 at 12. The event will start and finish at the Ballina Athletics Track and entry for the event is only €10 per person or €15 for families. Each competitor will receive a specially designed t-shirt and a one-off medal. Sponsorship cards are available from Michael Rice, The Shoe Hospital, Bridge Street, Ballina or by calling (087 ) 6611975.

Ballinrobe Musical auditions

The multi-award winning Ballinrobe Musical Society will be holding auditions next week for its upcoming production of The Addams Family, which will be performed in 2016. Auditions will take place on Wednesday September 16 and Saturday September 19 at the parish centre. For more information contact Elaine at (086 ) 0411425 or visit Ballinrobe Musical Society on Facebook.

Order of Malta Cadets Enrollment

Castlebar Order of Malta is holding a cadet enrollment evening for current and new cadets on Saturday, September 19 at 5pm at the Order of Malta HQ on Pavilion Road. Cadets are aged from 10 to 16 years. Cadets are taught First Aid in a fun and friendly environment. For more info call Gerry on (087 ) 6377095.

Cara Iorrais AGM

Cara Iorrais will be holding its AGM on Wednesday evening of Wednesday, September 23 at 7pm in the Cara Iorrais Cancer Support Centre, Church Road, Belmullet.

Climb Croagh Patrick for Aware

Sloyan's Bar, Linenhall Street, Castlebar, is looking for participants to take part in its Croagh Patrick Challenge, in aid of Aware, which helps people affected by depression and anxiety and their families. The climb takes place on Sunday September 13 and there will be entertainment afterwards for participants. If you would like to take part please phone Martina on (087 ) 0569582 for further information.

Meditation classes in Ballina

A meditation programme is commencing in Ballina Family Resource Centre every Tuesday from 10.30am to 11.30am. Mayo Cancer Support Association is running this programme, numbers are limited. You can book your place with Annie or Jean on (087 ) 2804164.

Nephin Theatre Group tour Mayo

The Nephin Theatre Group will be touring Mayo in the coming weeks with its production of FR254, written by group director Martin Donohoe. They will be preforming the play in the Ballina Arts Centre on September 17 and 18, in Aras Inis Gluaire in Belmullet on October 2, and in the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on October 7.

Computers for farm families

Mayo North East, in conjunction with The Men’s Community Initiative, will run a course for farming families in the coming weeks. It will be held at Áras Inis Gluire over five nights for two hours each night and is funded under the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme. The course will give an introduction to using a computer for your farming needs. Anyone with an interest in learning these skills is welcome to join. Call (097 ) 81079 for more details.

Mayo Stoma Support Group

The next meeting of the Mayo Stoma Support Group will take place on September 15 at 7pm in Rock Rose House, Castlebar. There will be a guest speaker in attendance and new members are welcome.

September Eastern Rite Liturgy

On Sunday September 13 an Eastern Liturgy Mass will take place at 2.30pm in the Church of the Holy Rosary in Castlebar. The Liturgy will celebrate the Eve of the Most Holy Feast of the Elevation of the Most Holy And Life Giving Cross. During Mass there will be Novena prayers to Saint Sharabel and anointing with holy oil from the saint's tomb for all present. For more information call  (087 ) 654738.

VTOS programme in Belmullet

Places are still available on the VTOS programme in Belmullet. If you are over 21 and on social welfare you could be eligible to join and study for a QQI Level 5 award while keeping your benefits. For more details call Theresa on (097 ) 20901 or email [email protected].

Fashion show in aid of Roisin Tansey Trust

A fashion show in aid of the Roisin Tansey Trust Fund, will take place on Saturday,  September 12. The fashion show will be hosted in the showroom of JJ Burke Car Sales Ballinrobe. There will be a champagne reception from 7pm, with the show starting at 8pm. Tickets costing €20 are available from local shops, JJ Burke Car Sales, or contact Eileen on (086 ) 4635581.

Anger management course

Knock Counselling Service is running its popular two-day anger management programme on Saturday October 3 and Sunday October 4. The 'Temper Your Anger' programme teaches participants how to control their anger and stress levels by using cutting-edge techniques, combined with experiential learning. Participants will learn strategies to enable them to successfully deal with anger when it arises. To register for the programme contact Knock Counselling Centre on (094 ) 9375032.

Share a coffee for hospice

Host a coffee morning/evening for your friends, family, work colleagues, etc, on National Coffee Morning for Hospice, Thursday September 17, and help your local hospice/palliative care team to continue to care for those who are ill in your community. Make the day more exciting and ask them to bring some goodies to enjoy on the day or have a raffle for the best baked item - anything goes. You will receive a  free coffee pack and promotional material.  Raise the spirit of your community and make this a morning of fun, chat and friendship while supporting the cause of hospice. Your support and kind generosity would be most appreciated. If you would prefer to make a donation you can do so online www.hospice.ie by emailing [email protected] or by calling (094 ) 9388666.

Family carers group

Caring For Carers Ireland plans to establish a carers group in Achill covering Mulranny, Currane, Ballycroy, and Newport areas. The purpose of establishing a carers group is to provide a service to family carers. Training on homecare and computer skills can be provided together with organising talks on the various issues that family carers identify. If you are interested in being part of this group contact Pat Shannon, Caring for Carers, 2 Carmody Street, Business Park, Ennis, Co Clare. Or email, [email protected] or by calling (065 ) 6866515.

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