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Autumn Lecture Series Returns – The History of the Irish Pub

Autumn Lecture Series Returns – Have Ye No Homes To Go To ? The History of the Irish Pub by Kevin Martin.

Wednesday 13th September – Kilmovee’s Thatch Cottage.

The pub has been at the centre of Irish life for centuries but how much do you really know about the history of the Irish pub?

From a feasting place for high kings to the heady gang-ruled pubs of 19th century New York City, right up to the modern bar we know today, join author Kevin Martin for an entertaining journey through the evolution of a cultural icon.

Join us for the first of Kilmovee’s Autumn 2017 lecture series. Doors open at 7.30pm and lecture starts at 8pm. All ages welcome. Refreshments served. Adm €5.

Singing & Drama Classes Restart

Singing & Drama classes which will recommence on September 6th in Kilmovee.

Bláithín is also looking to expand in to Lisacul, Kilkelly and Carracastle. If you would like the posters for those locations to share also, please contact her. Or you can find them on my Singing & Drama facebook page

Also Many Voices Singing Group will return on Wednesday September 13th 6-7pm. New members are always welcome.

Kilmovee Parish Bulletin – 13th August

On Tuesday last, there was a ceremony of blessing at the Kilmovee Swimming Pool.

This weekend sees a Family Fun Day organised by the Swimming Pool Committee.

Both these events were organised to mark the 40th Anniversary of the opening of Kilmovee Swimming Pool. It is an occasion worthy of celebration and an achievement deserving a community’s pride.

There was a wonderful vision in seeing the potential offered by the flowing waters of a river and a bridge to be crossed. Somewhere and somehow this was not alone noticed but remembered and not alone remembered but acted upon.

“There’s more here than meets the eye” and the dream of having a place where people could swim and learn to swim in safety was realised.

For four decades this amenity has been developed and attended to, to the point where now it is a truly established piece of the community’s fabric.

Countless children have learned to swim here and many more have gone on to become “Life Guards”, reassuring the novice that he or she is in good care.

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A quick reminder of publishing deadlines – All info to be received by 17th August ahead of our summer break, this will be the last bulletin for a couple of weeks ‘missing’ bulletins will be available on 4th September.

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Ceilis in The Cottage 15th August and Tuesday 22nd Cancelled.

The highly popular ‘Pop up’ Restaurant

The Ceilis in the Cottage on TUESDAY 15TH AUGUST and TUESDAY 22ND AUGUST have been cancelled.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

There will be a ceili and special tribute night on Tuesday 29th – Details to follow.

Kilmovee Info – End of Features & Help Required

Over the past year we have re-activated the calendar, member profiles & introduced the new ‘Kilmovee – Live.

However, looking at the recent usage of all I have decided to remove these features, member profiles with immediate effect and the other two on 5th September*.

The website on a whole is performing well, ahead of the total for last year already.

Photos are by far the best performers with info and news doing well also.

I will look to how to improve on the current ‘coverage’ as I am limited in where I can be if there are multiple events on at the same time.

It baffles me too, when I post the parish bulletin there are lots of events that are not listed on Kilmovee Info (I sometimes harvest them to publish here), I urge community groups to please include the website when mailing the bulletin ([email protected])

Currently there is an average of 319 visitors a day to Kilmovee Info, this in my opinion is a great number of people to reach for free.

Articles are published within 72 hours** as a guide meaning your event or news will reach potentially hundreds of people before the bulletin (**but normally a quicker than that)

Kilmovee Info is also ‘competing’ with the growing number of facebook pages in the community, yet the website continues to grow. (Something is working here, thanks to you coming & reading whats happening in Kilmovee and surrounding areas)

I am looking for help & support in a few different ways:

  • Photographers
  • Writers/Bloggers
  • Local Advertisers
  • Equipment Sponsors
  • Site Sponsors

All of the above will assist me to continue to grow Kilmovee Info and allow the site to cover more events in all part of the parish and events not yet covered.

Kilmovee Info has been online since 2009 and has steadily grown, I run the sight in my own time and on my own.

Recently members of the community, visitors to the site, Kilmovee FRC & Kilmovee Community Centre have contributed to the running costs, this is greatly appreciated.

But wear & tear on equipment, time, licences, travel etc. is not covered, this is a regular appeal which I am embarrassed to make on behalf of a ‘community’ venture.

I will conduct a full viability review from November as to whether I can continue for another year with an announcement due in the New Year (2018)

If you or your business, organisation or club can help contact me on [email protected]

Thank you for visiting, thanks in anticipation for your help, news and support in to the future. 

A quick reminder that the deadline for publishing news ahead of my summer break is Thursday 17th August 2017 – No updates will be published from 18th August – 3rd September. Site will remain online during that time. Emails / messages will not be dealt with until 4th September.

*pending another review after the summer break

Photos: Kilkelly Heritage Day 2017

The place Kilkelly, the year 2017, the day 7th August it has to be the Heritage day

History, heritage, music, song, dance and so much more were on show today as Kilkelly beat the weather (just about) to host another spectacular day.

There was something for everyone from vintage bicycles to bouncy castles & air hockey (without the air 😛 ) to traditionally cooked bacon, cabbage & spuds.

A number of crafts were on show along with some classic vehicles.

I was there for a few hours to capture the day through the lens…

Hey! While you're here...

Kilmovee Info is a free to use community website, we want to remain that way, bringing you as much news, info & photos as possible.

But that doesn’t come cheap, as we grow so do our costs. Please consider a donation and help us remain online, to bring you articles & photos like this one.

Kilmovee Swimming Pool @ 40

Kilmovee Swimming Pool is celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary this year.

To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the opening of the Swimming Pool and to recognize the contribution of all involved, the Committee has arranged for the pool to be Blessed on Tuesday 8th August at 8pm.

A Fun Day for children will take place at the pool on Saturday 12th August, 2-5pm. All welcome.

Swimming Lessons will start on Monday 7th August and Safety lessons on Monday 14th
August.

Kilmovee Parish Bulletin – 6th August

“Lord”, they said, “it is wonderful for us to be here, let us build three tents …..”

There is such a desire in us to build tents – static places that contain the Lord. Places we can visit and leave, notice or ignore but places beyond ourselves, at a safe remove.

Churches can be tents too in a way, places at that remove that we choose to visit to meet the Lord. In most parishes these are very historic buildings, the work of our ancestors.

In this parish we have churches like that but also churches of our time. It’s interesting that the two last churches built in the Diocese of Achonry were built in this parish – Kilkelly just over fifty years ago and Urlaur just short of fifty. Tents built in our time. Loved and respected and central as are the cherished memories of those who gave us Glann and Kilkelly.

These days we are thinking a lot about these churches and want always to reverence and respect all they stand for. Places of gathering, meeting the Lord and each other. We will do our best by them since, like the men of today’s Gospel we know that it “is wonderful for us to be here”.

We must nonetheless know that the Lord does not wish to reside only in “tents” but throughout our community and parish in the hearts of all right-minded and faithfilled
people.

…Get your copy of this week’s parish bulletin to continue reading this and much more by clicking on the ‘download’ button below…

Each week we have the Kilmovee parish bulletin for you to download, it is in PDF format so you may need a reader such as Adobe (others available).

Don’t forget to include us when you send information to the Kilmovee parish bulletin (or invite us to your event) use the contact page or send us an email to [email protected]

Without your news, Kilmovee Info would be fairly empty…

A quick reminder of publishing deadlines – All info to be received by 17th August ahead of our summer break. Thank you for continuing to support & interact with us.


Help spread the word, by sharing articles using buttons below to your favourite Social Media, WhatsApp (on mobile), email and not forgetting good old fashioned word of mouth (there’s no button for that)…

Kilmovee Info – Your Community Website. #kilmovee


 

Photos: Urlaur Pattern 2017 – Part Two

Half way through the sports at this years Urlaur Pattern, the heavens opened!

No, I wasn’t joking… and unfortunately everyone including myself had to take cover, that is unless you’re wanting a go on the bouncy castle.

Whilst the sports was on the Michael McDermott Cup was taking place on the main stage.

With all suitably drenched the soccer kicked off, back in a pretty soggy field…

The Irish United Nations Veterans Road show was also present today, showing off their history and some hardware.

All indications are that this year’s pattern was busier than last years.

Social in Urlaur Community Centre will start tonight at 10pm, music by MacVees

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