Across the Lines Forum: Inclusive Conversation about Community and the Border

Across the Lines Forum (IFI)

Inclusive Conversation about Community and the Border

The Glens Centre IFI Across the Lines programme is at heart about enabling inclusive community interaction and supporting meaningful community relationships along and across the Leitrim/Fermanagh border.

The Forum space is for individuals interested in conversations about inclusive communities and cross border working. It is a sharing and learning/conversational and planning space for those involved in current IFI projects.

Join us on Wednesday the 29th of November from 7.30pm till 9pm in The Glens Centre for the first meeting of the Forum.


Writing Wednesdays!

Tori Lee is originally from Somerset in the South West of England. She moved to Ireland in 1996 living in first Dublin and has been living in Leitrim for the past 15 years. She runs Brouhaha Drama, drama and performance skills classes for children aged 4-12 years around Leitrim and Sligo.

Her poem Hope Travels Wary on the Road  is about the Edward sisters who walked from Derrygonnelly in Fermanagh to the Manorhamilton Workhouse in Leitrim looking for aid during the the cold February of 1846.

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Hear about… The Migration Project from Rachel Webb!

On 24th October we met for the last in this series of six art workshops for children. By the second evening there was a regular group of 12 or so who attended nearly every week. We kicked off with a chat from local wildlife expert Fiona Wheeldon and each child chose a migrant bird that they would learn more about and use as the basis for a mask, marking on a map the journey their birds make during each year’s migration. As the weeks progressed we also looked at videos about refugees – comparing why birds fly thousands of kilometres each year, and why humans feel the need to leave their home countries to seek a life elsewhere. The children tried collaborative model-making using only gestures and signs to get a feeling for trying to join a group when you don’t know the language.

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Hear about… the line-up for Éigse Chluainín!!

North Liatroim’s annual autumnal Irish Language Arts Festival,

20 -22 October

3 days of Theatre, Music, Comedy, Book launches and historical walks

Friday 20th 


CABARET CHLUAINÍN – Hosted by Rossa Ó Snodaigh

The Latchikos – Aindiras de Staic’s Gyp Hop band
Tara Mooney – Soulful singer
Aideen McQueen – Comedienne

Saturday 21st



Book Launches
Scríbhneoirí Cois Teorann – Choice of the best offerings from local Gaelic writers
Coincheap Mímhorálta by Eoghan Ua Conaill -The poet goes deeper into the issue of Clerical sexual abuse
Play by Splódar  – Portráid Den Déagóir by James Joyce

Sunday 22nd

Manorhamilton Castle


Histrorical Walk of Hamilton’s Castle – led by Seosamh Mac Muirí