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The Leghowney Loop Walk for Charity
Leghowney Foroige Club are delighted and excited to be involved with the launch of the beautiful scenic walk of "Leghowney Loop". On Easter Sunday 31st March at 3pm, The Foroige Club invite you all to come along and be part of an inaugural walk of this new amenity.
... This gem of a walk has been one of our local area's best-kept secrets. Well, not anymore! The opening-up of this area to walkers was the brainchild of local man James McCrudden. James saw the potential of this added attraction in the region and has negotiated consistently over the past couple of years with Coillte, The Wind Farm company, local farmers and residents, to secure the opening up of this wonderful local resource.
The walk is approx 6km and can be walked in 1.5 hours, starting from Leghowney Hall and heading up Clogher Hill through the forestry at a good incline before levelling out. The path surface is of rough stone so it's not really suitable for pushchairs. This particular leg of the walk swings right at Meenadreen Wind Farm and opens up to reveal spectacular views of the Bluestack mountains, Lough Eske, St.John's Point and Benbulben mountain range in Co Sligo!
Leghowney Foroige Club are hosting the first Leghowney Loop walk on Easter Sunday in conjunction with the O'Cleary Centre in Donegal Town. The O'Cleary Centre is a long established social and training centre for adults with learning difficulties. Their work in the local area with families and individuals is of huge value to the community and certainly deserve all the help we can give. All monies raised from this walk will be divided equally between The O'Cleary Centre Redevelopment Fund and Leghowney Foroige Club.
Registration for the walk is €5 per person or €10 per family. Registration will be begin at 2pm and the walk will begin at 3pm. There will also be light refreshments served on return at the hall for all those taking part.
Do come along and bring a friend – See you at Leghowney Loop on Easter Sunday. No advance booking necessary. An official launch walk is also being scheduled for later in the season. More details can be had from Nuala 086 3149676 or James 086 3592668.
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We are all aware that 2013 is the year of The Gathering!! Here at Leghowney we are planning a week long series of events culminating with our annual sheep racing and Family Fun Day on Saturday 3rd August. There will be lots of other events taking place that week so be sure to keep an eye on our web page and our facebook page. Please check out the related page on Facebook !!!!
Drama at Leghowney!
Another successful week of Drama was held in Leghowney from 10-16th March. Huge crowds attended each night to see this years production of 'It Runs in the Family' by Ray Cooney.
Many agreed that it was one of the best plays to have been produced and staged in Leghowney to date and judging by the reactions and comments of the audiences this is indeed true.
A huge amount of work was put in by the cast members, producer and back stage team who spent countless hours preparing for the production since the dreary dark nights of November. Their attention to detail led to the slick performance and percision timing that made the play such a joy to watch.
A special word of congratulations to Dinny Ward on this fantastic production. Well done to James Cassidy, assisted by Martin Travers, on the excellent set which added to he enjoyment of the play.
We are already looking forward to next years production!!!
An Lár TV
On St. Patrick's evening An Lár TV commenced a week long broadcast of the Leghowney production 'Seperate Beds'. The play was broadcast around the world to 120 countires and we are currently awaiting viewing figures from An Lár to see how many people tuned in. Stay tuned for more information!!!!
Easter Monday Dance
A dance will take place in the Community Centre on Easter Monday night with music by Country traditions. Proceeds are in aid of the Alzheimers Association in Donegal. As this is a good cause that affects so many families we hope it will be well supported. Contact any committee member for more information.
St Brigid's Cross in Leghowney
Leghowney Foroige Club held a St.Brigid's Cross making evening at Leghowney Hall on Friday 27th Jan at 9pm.
This was a chance for all generations to get together and maintain one of our ancient traditions and welcome in the Spring.
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Wondering what we are up to at this time of year?
Click here to view the latest pics of our white Christmas in Leghowney (courtesy of Angela McMullin).
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Fun Day - sheep racing 2010
Our Fun Day 2010 was another great success, thanks to the many people who came to enjoy the day, our sponsors and the dedicated team of volonteers which ensured everything went smoothly.
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Well, the pile was high, the weather was fine and the crowd was large when the Leghowney bonfire was lit on Saturday night 26th June, and what a bonfire it was! Even the midges could not damped the enthusiasm of the gathered crowd, and the children were especially fascinated with the sight of a big (No burning here since the burning ban!!)
When the scratching got just too much, everyone took refuge in the hall where they were treated to a fine array of barbecued food, being produced "conveyor belt" style by the "Barbecue Kings of Leghowney" - Martin, Keith and Davy. Then everyone settled down to a rare evening of chat and laughter when busy neighbours and friends could catch up and the sound of laughter and banter echoed through the area.
Congratulations to all the hardworking committee who came together to organise the Bonfire Barbecue - especially the ladies of the "Catering Core" and all those who helped out on the night. Thank you all, and to everyone who came along to make the night so special, including the Mitchells from Bridgetown who we are nearly ready to "adopt" in Leghowney
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From home baked and home grown to home made, Leghowney Country Market offers a variety of locally produced products. Anyone who is interested in having a stall, but has not yet registered may do so by calling Seamus on 086 8124195 to get a registration form.
Leghowney Country Market is on every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at 11am.
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About the Hall
Leghowney local community hall is the perfect place to organise events and parties. It is equipped with a state of the art kitchen, light and sound system. Our health and safety officer, John Cassidy is ensuring that the hall complies with the latest health and safety guidelines. Use the 'contact us' form if you would like to rent the hall.
You will find comprehensive information regarding Leghowney Community, Leghowney Drama and on-going events in our local community hall.
Talking about the Hall, it was first built in 1937 and it has just gone through a major refurbishment, at the turn of this new millenium. You can discover the complete history of Leghowney Hall by clicking here.
Where do we go from here in community affairs.
In the fifty years the Leghowney drama Group went from strength to strength through good times and bad. Marriages, emigration, old age - one could go on. These are the natural things in life that only the good Lord can account for. However, live drama variety and other cultures must still gon on if we are to surpass the big effort our predecessors put into our community.
Fifty years has made big changes in our community. Television has taken over to a large degree, especially with our young people, new make believe and false ideals. Our good young people deserve better. Just as Jimmy McNamee and Willie Martin, Hughie Hone, James Murphy, Barney Travers and many more decided to give our community their first taste of amateur drama in 1937 and educated every generation since with a strong passion for our good old Irish plays which included wit, character, laughter, and what are we doing next year. This is the spirit of a good rural community. Leghowney has and Leghowney drama has served a great past and at this point we would hope it has a future. It has a great future if someone gives a lead. Right now plans are being made to make Leghowney Hass a more comfortable place to enjoy drama, dancing, ceili dancing, discoing and what ever other forms of entertainment the community so desires. We will not build barriers so that all shades, creeds and classes can enjoy the few short years. What better way to build a monument to the good men and women that gave us enjoyment in the past 50 years. Keep that great treasure, community and tradition going.