Sing for pleasure: We will get the Christmas spirit off to a great start on Monday week (December 17th) when a local choir “Sing for pleasure” will perform a concert in Cloonturk Church. The choir ‘Sing for Pleasure’ was started in Jan 2012 by Catherine D’Arcy and consists of 15 adults who sing informally and who have no prior training! Catherine is a trained teacher and musician now living in Cloonboney. She has family links to Ballinamore. The choir was asked to sing at the Culture Night in Mohill Library in Sept and has a total of 5 events before Christmas including Friday, 7th December at 7pm in St George’s Church, Carrick on Shannon. The members are local. The music is easy on the ear and is arranged in 3 part harmony. For the Concert in Cloonturk on 17th December, the choir will be joined by Catherine’s young pupils who will sing and play guitars. The concert promises to be an enjoyable event. There is no admission but any donations will be passed on to St Vincent de Paul. Starting time for the concert is 7pm. All are welcome.
St Vincent de Paul: In 2012, the St. Vincent de Paul Society has spent over €60 million to fund its services for families in need in Ireland and expects to answer 150,000 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 €15,000 this year helping families with fuel, grocery, clothing and education expenses. Christmas, with its extra financial burdens, can be a very stressful time for many families in difficult circumstances. This is particularly so since the removal of the Christmas bonus for Social Welfare recipients. This Christmas we hope to provide assistance to over 100 families in Mohill and the surrounding parishes with the proceeds from our Church gate collections in Mohill, Eslin, Gorvagh, Bornacoola, Cloonturk, Gortletteragh, Fearglass, Cornageeha and Annaduff on the weekend of December 8th and 9th. 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.
Change of Times Community Welfare Officer: A note to hand to let you all know that The Community Welfare Officer will be in Attendance in Dromod Health each Tuesday from 2-30 pm to 3-30pm, this is a change from the original morning slot from 10-30 to 11-30.
O’Neill School of Dancing: A note to hand from Tracy to let you know that the O’Neill School of Dancing are running a table quiz in Fitzpatrick’s lounge, Mohill on the December 7th next starting at 9 30 it’s fundraising event for school of dancing to help with its with costs towards world championships in Boston next year at Easter your support would be greatly appreciated.
Bornacoola Youth Club: The next music session with Ronnie and Sharon is planned for the 12th of December. anyone in either club that plays an instrument or can sing are welcome to come along. The six junior leaders have completed their training and will be taking up their roles in the club in January. A reminder that the club members are doing a food appeal; we would greatly appreciate any support form the community and club members. All donations of non perishable goods are welcome. Please call 0894258413 for more information. The members of the teen club taking part in the drugs and alcohol courses that is being run by Grainne Duignan have completed the third week of six. A reminder of some up coming events for the different clubs are: December 7th the junior and senior clubs will be going to Carrick Cineplex to see The Nativity 2. December 14th the teen club will be going to Mulvey’s centre to go bowling. Also on the 14th the junior and senior clubs will be going to Drumshambo to take part in a table quiz organised by North Connacht Youth services. For anyone doing a clear out before Christmas please remember the clothes bank is still situated at the community centre with the funds from it going to the youth club and cancer research. In conjunction with the Bornacoola Development Association we will be holding the official opening if the new building The Hive on the 9th of December at 3pm and every member of the parish is welcome to along and join us.
GOAL bag pack: A note to hand from Noel Mahon to thank all who contributed to the Goal bag pack in Tesco Carrick on Shannon November 17th last. The total amount collected on the day was €1,022. A great days work. Thank all those who helped out on the day.
Birthday wishes: We extend our best wishes to some locals who have birthdays at this time firstly to Michelle Howard who celebrated her birthday on Saturday last also to Alan Bohan who turned 21 recently, Alan celebrated with family and friends in the Weir Lodge on Saturday night last. We wish you health and happiness for the future.