Community News

Londonderry and District


Claudy meeting

THE annual general meeting of Claudy Credit Union will be held on Tuesday, November 25.

The AGM will start at 8pm in Cumber House.

A light supper, bingo and a draw will follow the meeting.

Lunchtime lectures

CREGGAN Country Park has organised a series of short talks on energy issues relevant to organisations.

Sessions are available during Nov/Dec from 12.30pm-1.30pm for schools, community groups, small businesses and the general public.

Pick up practical tips on how to supplement the curriculum for free, decrease energy costs or learn how to find funding for alternative energy systems.

They know you don't have all day so have packaged each talk into a 1 hour bite size session that includes lunch.

Entry: 5 per person including hot lunch. Advance Booking Essential. Telephone 028 7136 3133, or email

History Society

The monthly meeting of Newbuildings and District Archaeological and Historical Society takes place in the local community-centre on Wednesday 19th November at 7.30 pm. Barrie Hartwell of the Department of Archaeology at Queens will speak on "The Derry Megaliths" Neolithis tombs are amongst the oldest and most durble of the Irish landscape. This talk shows how to identify and interpret them, looks at some local examples and shows how atitudes to death were as varied 5000 years ago as they are today.

DPP Public Meeting

THE next public meeting of Derry District Policing Partnership will be held in the Conference Suite, Da Vinci's Hotel, Culmore Road on Friday, November 21, at 10am.

At this meeting the PSNI Area Commander will present his six-monthly report (April - September) on policing within the District.

Members of the public are welcome to attend all public meetings of the DPP, which offers the opportunity to observe the Area Commander's response to questions posed by members of the DPP. This meeting will also provide a chance for local people to present their views on policing and will provide a platform for members of the public to question the Area Commander, through the Chairperson of the DPP.

Blood donation

A BLOOD donation session will be held in Strabane on Monday, November 24.

It will be held at St Patrick's Hall, Barrack Street, from 1.30pm to 4pm, and again from 5.15pm to 8pm.

Everyone is urged to go along, as they may help save lives.

Counties Bridge Club

RESULTS in this week's Counties Bridge Club were: N-S, 1, Jack Bogle and Rob Anthony; 2, Kerry Bogle and Jack Sterling; 3, Flarence and Ken McClintock. E-W, 1, Dilys Crocket and Jean Johnston; 2, Marion Hamilton and Avril Johnston; 3, Florence and Edgar Walker.

Women's conference

THE Northern Ireland Women's European Platform and FWIN have issued an open invitation to women in the north west to attend a Conference to give them the opportunity to contribute and find out more about European issues.

Entitled Women Connecting to Europe in 3D, it will take place on Wednesday, November 26 from 9.30am to1pm. Lunch included.

The venue is the City Hotel, and to book a place please contact Catherine or Mary Telephone: (028) 7126 6291 or email by Friday, November 21. Childcare available on request.

Christmas Charity Bingo

A CHRISTMAS Charity Bingo Night will be held in the Old Clondermot High School (use East Avenue gate) on Monday 1st December at 7.30pm.

All proceeds from the event will go to support two very worthy charities Parkinson's Decease Society and St Vincent De Paul.

If you require any further information please contact: Jeanette Warke on Telephone: 71 329144 or Email:

Coffee morning

A COFFEE Morning will be held at Caw/Nelson Drive Action Group, 15 Auglish Court, Caw, on Friday, November 21, from10-11.30am. Tea, coffee and scones 2, and a raffle will be held. All procees in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Eden Place Arts Centre

Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn the art of Palette Knife Painting with well known local artist and tutor David Fahy. Workshop will take place on Sunday 30th November from 11.15 am -4pm and places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. For more information contact Judi@ Eden Place Arts Centre, Pilot's Row Centre, Rossville Street, Derry. Tel: 028 71 2169418 or email

Flag day thanks

THE Friends of Altnagelvin have thanked the general public for their generous response to their flag day, held on August 14, which raised 1,020.

Eglinton Women's Institute

The November meeting had a cookery theme with Mr Stephen Callaghan, a local chef, preparing a fantastic variety of Christmas dishes for the members to sample, which they did, enthusiastically! The competition prize, a decorated bun, was won by new member Mrs Roberta Montgomery, with Mrs Day Dunlop and Mrs Jean Robinson coming 2nd and 3rd. The evening concluded with members singing the Country Woman's Song.

Annual sale

KILDOAG Social Club will host its annual sale in Kildoag Orange Hall on Saturday, November 29, at 7.30pm. Stalls: rickety wheel and cakes. All welcome.


Ardinariff Dance

ARDINARIFF Historical and Cultural Society will be hosting a dance in Ardinariff Orange Hall this Friday, November 21. Dancing will take place between 9.30pm and 12.30pm. Music by The Glensiders. Admission is 4 including supper. Everyone is welcome.


LIMAVADY Ulster Unionist Party Division will hold its Annual General Meeting at Unionist Party headquarters in Irish Green Street, Limavady, on Friday, November 21, at 8pm. Guest speaker will be John McCallister Assembly Member for South Down. Everyone is welcome.

Gardening Society

THE next meeting of the Roe Valley Gardening Society is on Thursday, November 27, in the Roe Valley Leisure Centre in Greystone Road, Limavady, beginning at 7.30 pm.

The speaker will be Mr Mark Smyth. Mr Smyth is well known in Ulster's gardening world for his educational talks - usually on the subject of spring bulbs. This time his topic will be the puzzling question "When is a Geranium not a Geranium?" We may expect some excellent photography.

The members' competition for the evening will be "A House Plant." Last month's winner was Mrs Sally Lewis who had braved the wind and rain for her arrangement "Picked from the Wild."

There will be a plant stall for members to bring along any garden related materials. All those interested in gardening are very welcome. Refreshments will be available at the close of the meeting.

Community Forum

THE forum will host a 'Sharing the Learning' Workshop for community groups this morning in the Drummond Hotel Ballykelly 10am to 12.30pm.

This workshop is aimed at community groups who would like to learn about developing community based social economy projects which will strengthen their future sustainability.

This workshop session will also focus of the important role that social economy projects as part of wider community development.

St Andrew's Night Concert

LIMAVADY and District Ulster Scots Group will host a St Andrew's Night Concert in Limavady High School on Friday, November 28, at 8pm.

Featuring Ivan and Hilary Black, Blazing Saddles and Kenny Archer - Singer and compere. Admission is 5. Everyone is welcome.

Car Boot Sale

AN indoor car boot sale will be taking place at the Foreglen Community Centre on Sunday, November 30, from 12.00 noon to 4pm.

A table costs 5. Telephone: 07845231736.

Fairtrade Exhibition

LIMAVADY Borough Council Fairtrade Exhibition is currently being held in the Council Offices. The fair will remain open until Friday, November 28. A wide range of Fairtrade products are available, including soft toys, christmas cards, fashion accessories, jewellery, coffee, teas, chocolates, dried fruit and nuts. Everyone is welcome.

Carrick Praise Service

CARRICK Parish Church are having a Praise Service on Sunday, November 23 at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome.