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Basket Weaving Classes
Eugene Byrne, famous basket-weaver from Teelin, will be making and teaching basket weaving in the Heritage Centre on Friday 10th August, 11am-4pm. Free drop spindle classes will also take place.
Booking essential. €40 for the day including rods which will be supplied.
For more information phone Colm: 087 3222910
Make Waste into Art – Leitir
Plastic waste has become a huge issue and features daily in the news. It is a global problem affecting everyone. Everybody and every Community has to do something to solve and minimise this problem. We have come up with a very unique idea.
We will launch an exciting project during the summer together with the artist and sculptor Niamh McCann. On the 21st of July from 1pm to 3pm we will gather young and old together on Dooey Beach for a special beach clean with some entertainment for children, music and “Wicked Waffles”. Niamh McCann will then do a sculpture from all the waste. Our artist and a videographer will be with us to document our community work and all the fun.
To put our local event in the global scheme of things we will have a show in Leitir Hall all about the waste problems in the oceans with all the negative effects for climate change and our food chain. This will take place on 18th of August at 5pm. In the back room we will have a small workshop for children – we’ll provide tea and home baking. The highlight of the evening will be the film from the videographer about the beach cleaning.
When our artist has finished the sculpture – possibly by the end of August – we can unveil it in a fitting ceremony at a prominent location in Leitir. A final date will be confirmed.
Organized by Gweebarra Community Group and supported by Leitir Development Group
Annual Blessing of the Graves
The Blessing of the Graves will take place at 2.30pm on Sunday August 5th at the graveyard adjacent to the Church of the Holy Family, Ardara.
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The sympathy of the Community this week goes to the Gildea family, Doohill and Carn, on the death of John Gildea whose funeral took place on Monday last.