Sacrament of Confirmation: Congratulations to the following children who received the sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Colm O’Reilly on Friday evening last in St Mary’s Church - Gortletteragh: Alanna Ward, Jack Davis, Michelle Gormley, Chloe Cunningham, Jamie Quinn, Amy Quinn, Oisin Niblock, Sophia Lee, Dylan Lee, Tom Reel, Kieran Reen. A word of thanks to their teacher Barbara Kavanagh who prepared the children so well for the service, to the altar servers who turned out in such large numbers, to our organist Mairéad Whelan and the choir who devoted so much time to choir practice in preparation and were well rewarded on the day. It was a marvellous day weather wise. We welcome all the boys and girls as full members of the Catholic church.
Autumn Club: Members are reminded that classes in reflexology and aromatherapy commence tonight, Wednesday 24th at 7.30pm sharp. The next meeting will be next Thursday night, May 2nd at 8.30pm in the Community Centre.
Carrick-on-Shannon Heritage Group: Carrick-on-Shannon Heritage Group Ltd. present Heritage Showcase Event on Saturday 27th April in the Town Park, Carrick-on-Shannon (the park opposite The Dock) Gates open to public 10.30am - 17.30pm. Workshops, Demonstrations, Entertainment, Stalls, Face painting, Bouncing Castles and much much more. Fun for all the family. Also there is a dog show and dog show craft skills on the day. Entries taken on the day. Baking Competition in association with the I.C.A being ran on the day. There is a variety of different baking classes. Forms can be obtained from the www.carrickheritage.com or by calling into St. George’s Heritage & Visitor Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Football Fare: The Gortletteragh seniors collected another brace of league points on Sunday morning last at Annaghmore when they defeated Bornacoola by 1 –12 to 0 – 8. This win gives their championship aspirations a big boost.
Deaths: The death took place recently after a short illness of Margaret Mitchell, Drimmeen, wife of the late Charlie. Her remains were removed from her sister, Bridget Canning’s residence at Cornagher, Gorvagh on Tuesday, April 9th to St Mary’s Church, Cloone. She was laid to rest after her funeral mass on Wednesday in the local cemetery. We tender sympathy with her sister, Bridget, nieces Mary, Tanya and Fionnuala, relatives and friends. The death also occurred on April 16th of Jimmy Mimnagh of Gortfadda, Mohill and formerly of Farnaught. His remains were removed from his residence to St Patrick’s Church, Mohill with burial taking place in Cloonmorris cemetery following his funeral Mass on Thursday. Jimmy was a talented musician; playing banjo, fiddle and accordion. Jimmy suffered from a stroke some time ago and he coped with his illness bravely. We offer our sympathies to his wife Jackie, sons Jonathan, Gerard and Seamus, daughter in law, grandson Jason, family, relatives and friends. May they rest in peace.