Mohill local news Dec 10

CONGRATULATIONS: His many friends here in Mohill wish to join with me in congratulating Peter Logan Corner House Mohill on wining vouchers to the value of 10,000 euro for shopping spree, tickets to the late Late Toy Show and two night stay in Dublin.

CONGRATULATIONS: His many friends here in Mohill wish to join with me in congratulating Peter Logan Corner House Mohill on wining vouchers to the value of 10,000 euro for shopping spree, tickets to the late Late Toy Show and two night stay in Dublin.

Peter his wife Jackie and children Stephanie and Brandon were collected by Limosene on Friday and had a hectic weekend in the capital before returning to Mohill on Sunday.


There was a full attendance at Bridge on the 24th November last. Results as follows 1st Mary Scollan and Kay Dolan; 2nd Michael Mahon and Teresa O'Reilly; 3rd Ella Gannon and Marie Walpole; 4th Bella Wrynn Helen Rutter tied with Peg Beirne and Margaret Nellis. The club send get well wishes to James Dooner a valued member of Mohill club who is in hospital at the moment. We all miss you get better soon. Bridge continues every Wednesday night in Clarke's commencing 7.45pm. New players always welcome.


The Christmas sale and monster bazaar (which was postponed on Friday night last due to adverse weather) will now be held on this coming Friday night December 10th in the Hunt Memorial Hall Mohill. On the night will be the sale of numerous items of bric-a-brac, guess the name of the doll and numerous raffles with a great variety of top class prizes Christmas cakes turkeys spirits household items, grocery hampers etc. Tickets are currently on sale for the main draw which has a prize fund of 600 euro. The support of the local community will once again be gratefully appreciated and we look forward to seeing you there on the night.


The winner of the hamper at the Christmas whist in Arus Carolan was Joan O'Reilly. Ladies 1st Madge Fleming; 2nd Maura Conaty; 3rd Ema Thompson; 4th Lily McGovern; 1st half lady Etta McGerty; 2nd half Kathleen O'Gorman; hatcher Aisling Conaty; gents 1st Margaret Johnston; 2nd James Donohoe; 3rd Brenbdan Wisley; 4th Tom Conaty; 1st half gent Gussy Leavy; 2nd half Rose Keegan; hatcher Sean O'Reilly. Raffle Bernadette Spollen, Margaret Johnston, Auselem Reynolds, Brendan Wisley, Peggy Logan, Kieran Joyce, Bram Pratt, Carl Johnston, Brian McGlade, James Donohoe, Ava McNabola, Chris Keaney, Brendan Wisley, Mary McManus, Roisin McCauley, Terry Hughes, Ciara Cunnane, Aileen Wisley,Ryan Bennet, Mary Maguire, Dolores O'Flynn, John Lynch, Tim Slevin, Diana Lynam, Orla Joyce, Brendan Wisley, Hilda McWeeney. The organising committee are very grateful to everyone who were so generous in donating raffle prizes. Stensons Hardware, Trevor Kennedy, Eurspar, Baxters Centra, Walpoles garage, modular Dr Dolan, Michael & Hilda McWeeney, Teresa O'Reilly, Sean McWeeney, Mary Teresa McCauley, Fintan Greenan, Kieran O'Beirne, Kieran & Ann Staunton, Brendan Wisley, Mary Maguire, A & D Selections, Masie Browne, Dugdales, Peggy & Bernie Reilly, Padraic Ellis, Maura Mahon, Noreen Costello,Tim & Tina Slevin, Rosie & Teasie Flynn, Jean Humphries, Trish Morris, Nova Tubman, Pamela Rowley, Rosaleen Joyce, Rose Keegan, Bridie McIntyre. Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas and every blessing in the New Year.


Next year the St Vincent de Paul Society will need over 60 million euro to fund its services for families in need in Ireland and expects to answer 100,000 calls for assistance coming up to Christmas. Almost 50% of calls to SVP are for assistance with basics such as food and fuel. Here in Mohill and the surrounding parishes we have spent over 20,000 euro this year helping families with fuel, grocery, clothing and education expenses.Our largest expenditure was in the area of education with 12,000 euro provided to local students in further education. Many of these students are the first in their families to progress to further education and without this assistance from SVP would find it very difficult to afford college. Christmas with its extra financial burdens can be a very stressful time for many families in difficult circumstances. This is particularly so with the removal of the Christmas bonus last year. This Christmas we hope to provide assistance to over 100 families with the proceeds from our Church gate collections in Mohill, Eslin, Gorvagh, Bornacoola, Cloonturk, Gortletteragh, Fearglass, Cornageeha, Aughavas, Annaduff, Carrigallen and Fenagh on the weekend of December 11th & 12th. We would appreciate your support and we'd also like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Mohill and the surrounding parishes for their generous support of our Church gate collections over the past year.


Our Christmas dinner and outing will be in Carrigallen on the 16th December at 6.30pm. Dinner will be followed by a play in the Cornmill "the Chastitute". Please notify the secretary Rosalind McCrann 071 9631631 or 087 2750996. If you wish to go. Due to the church holiday on 8th December. The next meeting will be on the 15th Dec at 2.30pm.


It is Christmas party time again and the Leitrim branch of the Diabetes Federation of Ireland are holding their Christmas party in Cox's of Dromod on this Friday 10th December at 8pm.The organising committee have left no stone unturned to make this party a night full of surprises, delicious food, lovely music and so do come along and enjoy the craic, meeting old friends and greeting new friends. There will be spot prizes galore . Enquiries to Leitrim branch members J O'Rourke 087 6812765, TP Cox 9638234/ 087 6083451.


On the 22nd November the draw was held in O'Brien's Glebe St. Numbers drawn were 1, 8, 25, 26. There was no jackpot winner. Lucky dip winners 1st 70 euro Barry Guckian, Kilnagross; 2nd 40 euro Michael McGovern Gorvagh; 3rd 20 euro Ronan Gallagher,Mohill. The draw on Monday 29th November was held in Cusacks Main St with jackpot 4100 euro. Thanking you for your continued support. Proceeds go to fund our club and help our young footballers.


Volunteers and members needed for local club. The club will be run under the umbrella of Special Olympics, South Leitrim Club. This will be a chance for people with special needs to be active through the long winter months and socialise in an inclusive and safe environment. The initial stage will be the development of ball skills, fitness, eye co-ordination, communication and co-operation. Anyone who is a carer of a person who may benefit from such a club or people who are interested in volunteering please give Becky Thomas a ring on 086 3522476 or 049 4339943.


A Christmas Fair in aid of the Canon Donohoe Hall will be held in the hall itself this coming Friday 10th Dec. Doors open at 10.30am and runs until 4pm. There will be some great bargins on a whole range of gift items, festive decorations and household goods in very good condition. Please support.