On this Friday 20th September there is a fundraiser in Js hotel Main St for Oisin McGovern, son of John and Patricia commencing at 9pm. Music by Tom Moran and Fergal McGill. Please support this very worthy cause your contribution will be greatly appreciated.

GAA Lotto

There was great celebrations in Casey’s Bridge St on Monday the 2nd September when the winning jackpot numbers 4, 7, 11, 13 came up. We congratulate the lucky winner Basil Shanley Currycramp, Dromod. The draw on the 9th September was in “John James” with the jackpot 2000 euro. Thanking you for your support and we all wish Basil the very best with his winnings.


Congratulations to Dearbhaile Beirne who won a bronze medal in the U17 5K walk at the GAA championship in Bedford England. Dearbhaile, you are a credit to Mohill district AC and may you continue your walking with more good results. Keep it up.

Social dancing

On this Thursday 12th September come to Js hotel, Main St where you can dance your cares away to the music of Liam Mannering. Doors open at 9.30pm. Door raffle and refreshments served.


At the moment Mohill library are displaying The Fr Michael Judge Exhibition to commemorate 9/11. An exhibition not to be missed. For further details please contact the library on 071 9631360.

Honda 50 run

The 4th Mohill Honda 50 run was held here in Mohill on Sunday 25th August. A special word of thanks to all the bikers and sponsors who supported the run which was in aid of the Mohill senior citizens Christmas party and Mohill resources Ltd.

Bereavement & loss support group

Carrick counseling and therapy centre is running a six week bereavement and loss support group facilitated by two qualified therapists in the Breffni family resource Centre, Carrick on Shannon, starting Monday 16th September from 8.30pm – 10pm. To book a place call the Breffni Centre on 071 9622566 or email

Lough Derg

The annual day pilgrimage to Lough Derg takes place on Sunday 15th September next.

Bridge Club

It is the time of year again when all bridge players put their thinking hats on in preparation for our coming season. Mohill bridge Club will return to Js Hotel, Main Street on Wednesday 18th September for the first session of Bridge at 7.45pm.

On vacation

It was good to welcome home the many visitors who were here over the summer. M Bohan, the Gallagher families, T Clyne Rodger families, Esther Ann Flanagan, Gareth, James O’Reilly, Martina , Sinead, David Monaghan O’Carroll families, Reynolds families, Peter Gordon & family and many more too numerous to mention extending a Cead Mile Failte to all our visitors. Come and enjoy lovely Leitrim.

The late Sean McGuinness an appreciation

Mohill St Vincent de Paul would like to acknowledge the great work done by former president Sean McGuinness who sadly died last July. Sean attended his first meeting on Sunday 19th March 1989 and his last meeting 28th May 2013. In those 24 years of dedicated service to his local community Sean worked tirelessly to help those in this area who found themselves in difficult circumstances. Sean was the ideal St V de Paul volunteer in many respects. He treated everyone he met with the same respect and courtesy. He was never judgemental and always empathised with the circumstances that led to the difficulties people experienced. He worked tirelessly to ensure that the conference survived . When numbers fell a few years ago, he along with president Tony O’Reilly and Sect JJ O’Rourke ensured that there were enough recruits to carry the conference into a new era. He played a huge part in ensuring that there is an active St V de Paul conference in Mohill and that many people in the parish and surrounding areas will benefit from their great work. Our sympathies are with his wife Tess and family at this sad time. May he rest in peace. Ar deis lamh De, go raibh a anam dilis.

Ruby wedding

Our warmest congratulations to Fred and Bernie Gill, Chartigan, Drumnacott, Drumsna on celebrating forty years of wedded bliss. We all wish you many more years together to be enjoyed with your family and many friends.

Baby boom

Last month the stork was busy in and around Mohill. Our congrats to Adrian Scollan and Sabriena McNally, Main Street who were blessed with a handsome baby boy, Terence. Our congrats also to Patrick and Nicola McManus, (Murphy), Hyde Street, on the arrival of a lovely little boy and not forgetting Fergal and Lorreta Moran, who were blessed with twin girls Molly and Emily Moran. We wish all those beautiful little darlings a life filled with love and every blessing now and always.

Golden wedding

In union with their many friends I wish to congratulate John and Mary Carroll, Drumgownagh on celebrating their golden wedding anniversary with family & friends in Cryans Hotel. We wish you all the best now and in the future.

Give the wheely boat a home

Rinn Shannon and district angling club and Leitrim people with disabilities are looking for a kind benefactor with spare warehousing space in order to house their unique “wheely boat”. The wheely boat is used by people with disabilites for angling trips in the locality. Due to unexpected circumstances the “wheely boat” is now homeless: secure storage space is required so if any of you reading would be willing to help please contact Paul Beck on 087 6254740.