On December 6 last the numbers drawn were 4, 13, 14, 20. There was no jackpot winner and lucky dip winners included Lorraine and James Foy, Mohill (€70), Sean McCabe, Aughavass (€40), Oliver Naughton, Breanross (€20). The draw on December 13 was held in O'Carolan's, Glebe Street. The numbers drawn on that occasion were 3, 7, 11, 18. Winners on the night included Mary Creamer, Tranmore (€70), Julie Bradshaw, Mohill (€40), Yvonne Derwin, Mohill (€20). The draw on December 24 took place at Fitzpatrick's and the jackpot stood at €4,400. Thank you for all your support this year and Happy New Year to you all.
Apologies for supplyingg readers with the incorrect email address for Tish Dunleavy's Gospel Choir in my previous notes. The correct email address is firstname.lastname@example.org . Tish can also be contacted at (086) 0827432. Rehearsals will take place in Ballinamore, age profile from 18 years up and ladies and gents are welcome to attend.
The new term of Helen O'Grady's drama classes for children aged five to 10 years begins on Friday, January 14 next in the Canon Donohue Hall, Mohill from 6-7pm. Classes will run for older children if there is enough interest. More details on (071) 9642834 or (086) 2340821.
We wish to apologise for omitting the following people who very kindly donated prizes for the whist drive which was held recently. Gertie Casey, John Maguire, Cathal Brown, Kiernan's Chemist, Kathleen McCabe and Tony and Sharon McNabola. Many thanks to all the sponsors and to those who supported the whist drive. It was a great success with proceeds going to the help at Arus Carolan.
It was with genuine regret and deep sorrow that I learned of the death of Anna McEllin (nee Bohan), Dromard, Mohill, Co Leitrim at Sligo General Hospital on December 17 last. Anna was predeceased by her husband Mick just over one and a half years ago and was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. Her home was always so welcoming and we will all miss the cuppa and delicious cookies as well as her wonderful hospitality and kindness. She died as she lived, with dignity. Her removal took place from her residence to St Patrick's Church and she was buried following requiem Mass on Sunday, December 19 last. Her requiem Mass was a celebration of Anna's life and despite the very bad weather conditions that prevailed at the time of her death large crowds gathered in the cold to bid a final farewell to her. It was testimony to the very high esteem in which she was held .