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New nuns save Drumshanbo convent from closure

poor-clare-conventThe parish priest of Drumshanbo has revealed how the historic Poor Clare convent in the town was recently in danger of closure. The order has been based in the south Leitrim town since 1864 and has been a popular spot for religious people from the community and tourists. But Father Frankie Murray says there was […]

PODCAST: Kurdish woman on life as Carrick refugee

Kurdish woman Halala Ahmadi, who came to Carrick-on-Shannon as a refugee, recently graduated with a masters in entrepreneurship and marketing from Dundalk Institute of TechnologyIt was announced on Monday that 14 refugee families would be coming to Carrick-on-Shannon and Drumshanbo shortly as part of the Irish Refugee Protection Programme. It’s part of the state’s commitment to house 4,000 people as part of the migrant crisis. The last time there was a notable arrival of refugees to Carrick was in […]

New Carrick-Drumshanbo walkway will cost over €1million to develop

walking-trail-2017An extensive new walkway to link Carrick-on-Shannon to Drumshanbo will cost more than €1 million to develop. Leitrim County Councillors have heard that funding for the initiative which will form part of the Shannon Blueway is now being sought from the Rural Recreation Fund. Council Chief Executive Frank Curran said he is hopeful of getting […]

Lough Allen Hotel & Spa Break

We recently had the pleasure of spending two nights as guests of the Lough Allen Hotel & Spa in Drumshanbo, right here in lovely Leitrim. So close to home you could call it a staycation. Over the years I’ve held business events, launches, and meetings […]

More laws needed for forestry plantation

forestryA Leitrim councillor is calling for stricter regulation in relation to land which is to be planted with forestry. Councillor Gerry Dolan, from Drumshanbo, says there’s huge frustration and anger among people in the county who are often the last to be told that land beside their house is to be planted. The Independent councillor […]

Nothing But Good News & Blue Skies

Dear friends, here’s the latest… It’s been a while since my last blog post because I’ve been laser beam focused on finishing edits for my creativity book ahead of the school summer holidays which started yesterday. I have to be really disciplined because editing a […]

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