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Leitrim gearing up for Croke Park on the 10th of June

leitrim-hurlingThe Time and date has been confirmed for the Lory Meagher Cup final as The Leitrim hurlers will play Warwickshire in the decider at 1pm in Croke Park on Saturday the 10th of June. It will be Leitrims first ever Croke Park final and a huge day in the history of hurling in the county. […]

Cortober residents lodge opposition to Lidl’s Carrick relocation plans

The site notice for a new supermarket that was placed at the Attyrory/Attifinlay site yesterdayCortober Residents’ Association is strongly objecting to the Lidl store planned for the Leitrim side of Carrick-on-Shannon. It claims the loss of the supermarket in its area would be detrimental to the Roscommon side of the town. The supermarket giant wants to move from its current location at Cortober to Attyrory and Attifinlay, near rivals […]

Ballinamore celebrates as it wins bid to stage 2018 Connacht Fleadh

ballinamore-junction-2017Leitrim’s traditional music scene is set for a major boost after confirmation Ballinamore will host next year’s Connacht Fleadh Leitrim County Council earlier this week confirmed its support for the Leitrim town to host the event next year, which it previously held in 2005. At a meeting last night it was announced that Ballinamore had […]

Home Grown London Challenge awaits Leitrim on Sunday.

london-gaa-2017The London senior football team manager, Ciaran Deely has named his starting team for Sunday’s Connacht championship quarter-final against Leitrim. Despite plenty of speculation about the possibility Owen Mulligan starting the game the London management as expected have held the former Red Hand attacker in reserve. The news of the Tyrone’s native omission was flagged […]

Leitrim manager expects almighty battle

Leitrim Manager Benny GuckianThe waiting is almost over for Benny Guckian, all the hard work of the Leitrim management team ahead of Sunday’s Connacht Championship opener with London will be put to the test when the two sides clash in the Connacht championship in Ruislip. The respective sides have been named for this encounter and nothing other than […]

Protest against health cuts in Sligo this morning

The protest will take place outside the HSE offices on Barrack Street, Sligo, today (Photo: Google Maps)A protest is being held in Sligo this morning to highlight issues with health services in the northwest. A number of parents are partly campaigning about the long waiting-list for accessing child and adolescent mental health services. Their group, called Our Voices Their Future, is also highlighting problems in accessing early-intervention and respite care in […]

47 complaints to Ombudsman from local counties

bully-child-201747 complaints from the Shannonside region were made to the Children’s Ombudsman last year. In 2016 there was a rise nationally in the number of complaints made to the office, with over 1,600 recorded. 15 complaints were made in Leitrim and Longford while in Roscommon the figure was 17. The highest level of complaints was […]

Barnados applies to run McKeon Park childcare in Longford

children-2017Childrens Charity Barnardo’s has made a submission last Friday for the McKeon park childcare service in Longford town. The childcare centre closed in February last year and since then many of the 50 children it had catered for have been without any service, because no places could be found for them in other facilities. Efforts […]

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