Old Tyme Dance …..Sunday November 15th

There will be an Old Tyme dance at the “Ballroom of Romance”, Glenfarne, Co Leitrim on Sunday, November 15th 2015. “ Larry & Co” will be supplying the music from 9pm – 11.30pm.

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Date for your diary….Wednesday 14th October at 8pm


Macalla na hÉireann

Comhaltas Concert Tour of Ireland presents Echoes of 1916

Le Fear A’ Tí Seán Ó Sé

Togha Ceoil le Rogha Amhránaíochta agus Rince Traidisiúnta na hÉireann in Omós do Éirí Amach na Cásca 1916

Macalla na hÉireann brings over two hours of the best of traditional entertainment to a wide range of venues and a wider range of audiences. These concerts illustrate the scope of the various traditional art forms- all aspects of solo and group virtuoso  instrumental music, songs as Gaeilge and traditional ballads, various forms of traditional dancing and the art of storytelling and recitation.  Fear A’ Tí  for  Macallla na hEireann 2015 is the legendary singer and raconteur Seán Ó Sé who  needs no introduction to audiences throughout Ireland and the world over. Alice Fitzgerald , singer and narrator is a tour veteran who hails from Dungarvan. The line up of musicians includes many reigning All Ireland Champions and previous  All- Ireland prize-winners are as follows:  Séamus Tierney (flute/whistle) from Cavan, Vincent Murphy, Wexford (button accordion), Paul Clesham from Mayo (concertina and piano), Sarah O’ Gorman, Waterford, and Fiona Mc Namara, Dublin, on fiddles,

George Mc Adams from Monaghan (banjo), Tim Doyle (Uilleann Pipes) from Dublin, Gráinne Nic Ghiobúin (Harp) from Limerick, Jana Mc Carthy Kent )whistle and flute) from Waterford, Séamus Ó Flatharta, harp and dancer from Galway and champion dancers Darragh Hurley and Carla Hanafin from Tralee.


This year’s Comhaltas  tour includes a presentation which commemorates through our Irish song, music and dance, with narration, the long sequence of events that led to the 1916 Rising.

Comhaltas, a recipient of the Eurpean Citizen’s Prize has been a powerful  force in bringing people of different politics and creeds together. It has been a bridge between communities and has 420 branches  worldwide promoting the music, song, dance and language of Ireland.  Comhaltas has 18 cultural centres, including 7 Regional Centres throughout Ireland complementing the voluntary CCÉ structures, involving upwards on 50,000 volunteers.


Macalla na hÉireann 2015 is sponsored by Bus Éireann

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C.C.E Concert…..14th October…Dont Miss it !!

C.C.E Concert

This year Glenfarne has been selected as one of only 14 venues throughout Ireland to host the annual Comhaltas concert tour of Ireland. The event takes place in the Rainbow Ballroom of Romance on 14th October at 8pm with tickets priced at €12 or £10.This is an event not to be missed with the added attraction this year of a special section commemorating 1916. Tickets can be purchased from local Comhaltas members
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400 Club Draw Winners September

400 Club Draw Winners September

1st Martin Mellor, 2nd Mary Keaney (PB), 3rd Gerard McMorrow(Mick), 4th John Mulvihill…………..Well done all !!
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Exercise/fitness Class

Classes resume every Monday at 7pm in the Rainbow Ballroom at a cost of only €5 per session. This is a fitness and well-being class ( NOT Boxercise ) so please support these events and give it a go !! You can work to your own level of fitness and its great fun so come along.

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Fundraising ramble and hill walk for Warmi Huasi project Peru Sun Oct 4th 11.15

Hi Folks,

Its that time of year again. Our annual fundraiser for Fr. Ed O’Connell’s Warmi Huasi project in Peru is on  Sunday Oct 4th at the Rainbow Ballroom of Romance, Glenfarne departing at 11.15. Donations welcome on the day. No fundraising needed. Many thanks for your support in the past.
There are two choices of walks, a 2 hour ramble or a 4.5 hr approx hill walk. Both walks leave from the Rainbow Ballroom of Romance at 11.15.am Please arrive in advance for registration
A 2 hour ramble in Glenfarne forest with fantastic views of Lough MacNean across to Fermanagh. We will follow part of the MacNean Sculpture Trail and see some of the wonderful pieces on the route. There are paths for most of the walk.
Please wear strong walking shoes/boots and a waterproof jacket
Complimentary refreshments will be served after the walk in the Rainbow Ballroom

Having pooled cars at the Rainbow,  walkers will then drive 3km to Loughross (East side of Thur) and start the walk from there. The 1st stage of the walk is a moderately steep 331 metre climb across heather and bog (90% of the walk is off track) to the top of Little Thur (331 metres).

After exploring some of the interesting archaeological features on Little Thur, walkers will continue West to Cullentragh Lake, and then turn directly North to the top of Big Thur (442 metres – the highest point). After having lunch on Big Thur, walkers will continue North down the Northern slopes of Big Thur to the start of the Laughty Barr bog road. They will then follow the bog road for 1.2 km Northeast to the cars.

The total length of the walk is 6 – 7 km approx.. All walkers must have strong boots, waterproof clothing, rucksack, adequate food and liquids.

Complimentary refreshments will be provided to all walkers in the Rainbow Ballroom after the walk.

Here are directions to the starting point: http://www.therainbowballroom.com/#!about2/c1fcy


Contact Nuala on 0879172143 for further info

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Fitness Classes start Tonight !!!!!

Autumn fitness/ well-being classes begin tonight ,Monday 21st September at 7pm in the Rainbow Ballroom of Romance in Glenfarne. Admission only €5 per session.Please support these classes as we are extremely fortunate to have such a highly qualified instructor in attendance.

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Keaney Clann Reunion Glenfarne 2016

Keaney Clann Reunion Glenfarne 2016

It is Planned to have a Keaney/Keany Clann reunion in Glenfarne over the August Bank Holiday weekend from Friday 29th July to August 1st 2016.

In 2002 we held a very successful reunion and this time we are aiming to have even more visitors.

There will be a meeting in the Cullentra Centre Glenfarne on Wednesday 30th September next at 8.00pm to organise a committee and explain the plans so far.  There is a group already active in the USA who are looking after most of the publicity on their side. We need to get interested people together locally to help plan events and contribute to research here.

This time we are hoping to employ new technologies in DNA testing that were not widely available in 2002. There will be a short presentation on what is planned and already achieved in this regard.

Everyone is welcome to attend both Keaneys and non Keaneys and everyone who has Family connections in Leitrim and surrounding counties are encouraged to attend.

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Old Tyme / Social Dance Classses

Old Tyme/Social dance classes

Classes will resume in the Rainbow, Glenfarne on Monday 28th September at 9pm. All welcome.
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Trip To Thur to see the Autumn Equinox sunrise

Trip To Thur to see the Autumn Equinox sunrise.


Tuesday        22nd September .  6.15AM

Wednesday   23rd September. 6.15 AM(actual equinox date)

2 trips available. Both leaving from the Rainbow Glenfarne at 6.15AM going via Loughross bog to middle Thur.  Come on one day or come both days to maximise your chance of cloud free sunrise.

Actual Sunrise is around 7.10AM . Possible to be back at Rainbow by 8.30AM.

What to bring

Warm clothes, Torches, Wellies/hiking boots, Camera.  (Warm drink/snack optional).

What You will see (weather permitting)

The sunrise penetrating a newly discovered monument thought to be over 4000 years old. Sunlight travels in through a space between 2 huge boulders and strikes a flat stone that has been placed at the rear. The effect lasts only for around 15minutes at sunrise at the equinox (or very close to equinox).

There are many other monuments and prehistoric megaliths on Middle Thur and you will get a brief tour of some of these.

There is no cost and everyone will be hiking at their own risk.

No need to book . Contact Frank White 087 2520346 for further info

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