Mohill March 18

CHOIR - The 2011 Millennium Choir concerts featuring the choir, local soloists and childrens’ choirs (St Manchan’s Mohill and St Mary’s Girls Carrick) with Fintan Farrelly on organ,

CHOIR - The 2011 Millennium Choir concerts featuring the choir, local soloists and childrens’ choirs (St Manchan’s Mohill and St Mary’s Girls Carrick) with Fintan Farrelly on organ,

Niamh Crowley violin and Sarah Moran flute Thursday 24 March in St Patrick’s Church Mohill and Friday 25th in St Mary’s Church Carrick on Shannon. Programme starts at 8pm. Please show your appreciation of our choir by supporting this concert. We extend a cead mile failte to all.


Mohill musical and drama society held their variety show in the Canon Donohoe Hall on Sunday night last. It was a great success and great credit is due to all the performers who delighted the audience with hilarious drama, music and song. Down through the years Mohill’s Musical society always staged noted pantomines which were a delight to attend and we wish this new musical and drama society continued success now and in the future. Break a leg.


The village of Rooskey lost a much loved and respected lady on the 7th March 2011 when Eileen Hanley died in the loving care of her family at her daughter Meaves residence in Belfast. Eileen had been ill for some time with an illness necessitating many painful treatments which she bore with courage and fortitude. She died as she lived with dignity. Eileen was predeceased by her husband Kevin brothers Stanley and Fr Gene Cox who was curate here in Mohill for many years. Her removal took place from her residence in Rooskey to the Church of the Immaculate conception and was representative of all sections of the community as was her concelebrated Mass which was a celebration of Eileen’s life. The beautiful music by the choir added to the solemnity of this very sad occasion . Her burial took place in Annaduff cemetery where again large crowds gathered to bid their final farewell. Our sympathies are with her loving sons, daughters, sons in law, daughter in law, grandchildren, brother Mel and all who mourn Eileen at his sad time. May she rest in peace.


A variety concert will take place in Eslin Community Centre on his Friday night 18th March at 8.30pm. The highlight of the night will be a one act play “A Cure for Nerves” performed by the recently reformed Eslin Drama Group. Proceeds go to help the community centre, please come and enjoy. Your attendance will be much appreciated.


On St Patrick’s Day here will be a charity swim in aid of MS held out at Lough Rynn at 12 midday. Anyone wishing to take part for this worthy cause will be very welcome.


A collection will be taken up outside St Patrick’s Church on Saturday – Sunday next 19th , 20th March before Mass in aid of Bother. Should you have old or foreign money , we would be very pleased to receive it. Every little counts.


This Thursday 17th March is St Patrick’s Day. Mass on Wednesday evening at 8pm. Masses on Thursday in Eslin at 9am. Gorvagh 9.30am and St Patrick’s Church 10.30am. The parade here in Mohill will be at 3pm. As in previous years, the organising committee have left no stone unturned to make this year’s event more colourful and enjoyable than ever. Come along and meet old friends and take a walk down memories lane. We extend a cead mile failte to all and we send St Patrick’s Day greetings to our many friends at home and abroad Rory Kelly,John Kristian and Owen McIntyre, P Bohan, Kevin & Maureen Shanley, Emily & Shain Reilly, John &Teresa Bickerton & family, Peer Gordon, Joan and Dorothy Gordon. The Gallagher family, Rachel Cusack, Holby family , the Roger family, the Carroll family, Mike, Emelda, Emma Reynolds, Joseph Clyne , wife & family,Ray & Graham Ingerfield, Bernard & Kath Faughnan & Family, P Duignan & Family, Monaghan family and many more who are all remembered here on St Patrick’s Day. Looking forward to seeing you home soon.


There was widespread regret in Mohill and the surrounding areas on hearing of the death of Thomas Doherty Drumdoo, Mohill who died at his residence in the loving care of his wife Anita and family on the 1st March 2011. Thomas was a gentleman of many qualities. He was a great family man, a good neighbour and true friend. A gifted story teller, a healer whom it was always a pleasure to meet. He loved nature and was always happy tilling his land and looking after his lifestock. We shall miss him but remember his firm handshake and lovely smile. On Wednesday evening his removal took place to St Patrick’s Church Mohill where all sections of the communuity came together to sympathise with the family and to show their solidarity. Large crowds also attended his requiem Mass at which Fr Ber Hogan PP paid glowing tributes to Tom and sympathised with his wife Anita, his daughter , sons in law ,grandchildren, sisters and their extended families and to whom we also offer our most sincere sympathy. May his dear soul rest in peace.


The people of Mohill wish to join with me in sympathising with Mrs Maureen Reynolds Coolabawn Mohill on the death of her dear brother Owen Hunt whose burial took place last week. To all who mourn Owen at this sad time we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.


We congratulate Mohill Hip Hop Dance Crew on their success at the All Ireland Hip Hop Competition which took place recently. They came third in the U14s Hip Hop Comp coming fourth in the over 14s and a well deserved seventh in the over 16 crew. Great credit and thanks to Sarah Mulligan for her help throughout the weeks Sean Cleark and his staff for their facilities, Mohill National School for the use of the hall. Cian McGuinness a very talented DJ Celine Connell for her hair dressing expertise, Anella Mulligan Sandra McGuinness and Mary Egan for heir help on the day. Not forgetting all the parents and friends for their support. Many hands make light work. Wishing Mohill’s Hip Hop Dance Crew continued success.


Mohill Agriculural Show Committee held heir annual general meeting on March 1st last and the chairman Vincent Flynn expressed the appreciation and thanks of the committee to all who made Mohill Show 2010 the success it was – the loyal and generous sponsors , those who made subscriptions to the office, those who supported the Town collection the fundraising raffle, the table quiz and all who gave so many resources so willingly for show day. In particular he thanked all who put their property at our disposal for the event and for parking purposes – the committee of Mohill Sports Complex, Francis & Geraldine McGowan, John & Maureen Reynolds, Frank Lawrence, Timmy Beirne, Michael Reynolds, Station Road and Gerard Conefrey. Without our loyal exhibitors and supporters Mohill show would not survive and Vincent thanked them for their part in the success of Mohill Show 2010. The committee for 2011 is as follows: president Liam Ellis;Vice president Fr B Hogan PP Canon FW Atkins, Sean McGuinness; chairman Vincent Flynn;vice chairman John Thompson; treasurers John Thompson & Francis McGowan; secretaries Aideen Huston & Lourda McGowan; PRO Bridie McIntyre & Ivy Boddy chief safety officer Gabriel Moran. The committee will host a table quiz in Clarkes Hotel on Friday March 25th next- your support will be greatly appreciated for what promises to be a good night.


There was a good attendance at bridge in Clarkes on the 2nd March last. Results 1st Helen Rutter and Bella Wrynn; 2nd Dorothy O’Connor – Annie Cox; 3rd Marie Walpole Ella Gannon; 4th Teresa O’Reilly partner. Play continues every Wednesday night here in Clarkes Main St commencing at 7.45pm. New players always welcome.