BACK TO SCHOOL
All schools in the Parish and surrounding parishes are re-opening this week. The weather is still a bit on the frosty side so motorists are advised to slow down on all approach roads to schools and all areas where children and teenagers are waiting for ,or alighting from buses. Driving through built up areas it is also advisable to take great care and watch out for unsuspecting children. Safe driving !.
The above took place on Sunday last 9th January in the Olde Village Inn. All are believed to have had a great time. Sincere thanks to Ellen and Tom for the use of their premises, to the ladies who did the cooking, to those who donated spot prizes and to all the musicians and entertainers on the day.
Drumlish/Balliamuck Lotto reaches 10,000 euro. The draw will take place in Gallaghers Drumlish on Monday night next January 17th. For 2 euro it could be you. Get your envelopes and pick your numbers early and avoid disappointment.
Well done to the Drumlish/Ballinamuck Set Dancers who are through to the Leinster Final of Scr na ng in Ballymore on Sunday next. We wish them every success in the competition. If you are not too busy you could travel to Ballymore to offer your support to these young people.
Welcome into the Christian Community in the Sacrament of Baptism to Darragh Edward Murphy Clonmacart who was baptised on Sunday January 2nd and to Ryan Brendan Smyth Cloonaugh who was baptised on Saturday January 8th. Both Baptisms were in St. Mary's Drumlish.
The 6th class pupils from St. Mary's National School Drumlish will be enrolled for the Sacrament of Confirmation on this Wednesday evening January 12th during the 7.30pm Mass.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Please note the correction I the dates s there was a mistake on the Parish Calendar. Drumlish Childen will receive their First Holy Communion on May 7th and Ballinamuck children on May 21st. Details will be published again nearer to the event.
The wedding took place onThursday December 30th in St. Mary's Church Drumlish of Pauline daughter of Brian and Jean Duffy Longford Rd Drumlish and Mark son of Patrick and Margaret Cunninghan Gaigue Ballinamuck .Pauline Duffy The Meadows Drumlish and Mark Cunningham Gaigue Ballinamuck . The bride wearing a fitted gown of champagne pin-tucked organza was given away by her father Brian. She wore a feathered headpiece with diamonte trim and carried a posie of mixed Autumn/Winter coloured roses. She was attended by Erin her daughter as chief bridesmaid , her sister Amanda, sister-in-law Laura Cunningham and friends Siobhn O'Toole and Riona Devlin as bridesmaids, wearing gowns of midnight blue and carrying posies of multicoloured roses. Mark was attended by brother Darren as Bestman while friends Neil Brady, Kevin Davis, Padraic Davis and cousin Damien Mulleady were groomsmen. Flower girls were Hannah Duffy niece of the bride and Millie Devlin godchild of the bride. Mark's godchild Oisn Conboy was pageboy.
The concelebrated Nuptial Mass was celebrated by Fr. Simon Cadam PP Granard, assisted by Fr. Michael BannonPP Drumlish&Ballinamuck and Fr. Jim Sorohan CC Drumlish&Ballinamuck. The church was decorated for the occasion by Claire Naughton Ballyleague and the Musicians including the Harpist were Michael O'Grady, Philip Rogers, Edel and Alida Loftus. Soloist was ine Mc Cormack, aunt of the groom.
The reception attended by a large gathering of family, friends,and business associates was held in Lough Rynn Castle Mohill Co. Leitrim. The happy couple are now touring the USA on Honeymoon. We join their families and friends in wishing Pauline and Mark every blessing and happiness for the future.
Dillon: The death took place recently of Brigid Mary Dillon Cloone To her brothers Peter and Michael, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces relations and friends we extend our deepest and sincere sympathy.
Derwin: Sincere sympathy to the relatives and friends of the late William Derwin Athlone who also died last week.
Davis: The death also took place of Phil Davis late of Shanmullagh Ballinamuck. To his brother Brother Sebastian Davis Ballina, the Davis families Drumlish and the Forde families Kilmahon nephew ,niece relatives and friends we extend our deepest and sincere sympathy. Ar dheis De go raibh a n-anaim dls..