Syria Collection

Syria Collection

There was a great response to the collection in aid of all those people caught up in the Syrian crises which was held at all Masses last weekend. The total collected in the parish of Bornacoola was €2150. Thanks to all who supported this worthy cause.

Dancing success

We send our congratulations to sisters Tara Jane Blake and Amy Blake, Bornacoola who came 2nd and 6th in the Irish dancing Connaught Championships last weekend both qualifying for 2014 World Irish Dancing Championships .The girls are trained by their mother Tracy O’Neill-Blake from the O’Neill School of Irish Dancing.

Friday Night Fever

The Bornacoola GAA disco night in Lough Rynn hotel is fast approaching (Nov 29th) and I hope that you are all adjusting your costumes and polishing your dancing shoes.  A top prize for best costume of a stay in Jury’s Croke Park hotel plus match tickets for Croke Park has kindly been sponsored by our PRO Feargal McGill. Please note that a bus will run from the club house to the hotel on the night departing from 10.00.  The bus will also leave passengers back to Dromod after the event. Tickets available on the door or in advance from Martina on 087 7963512


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of Jim Reid, Clooneagh, Bornacoola who died on Monday week last at the home of his daughter Marie. Jim was laid to rest in Cloonmorris cemetery on Thursday last. May he Rest in Peace.

Cemetery Online

Last August at the annual mass held in Cloonmorris Cemetery it was announced by the Cemetery Committee that the details of the graveyard were being surveyed and would be soon available online.  The survey of the graveyard has been completed and has involved the numbering and mapping of each grave. This was done using a combination of GPS and eye mapping. A digital map of the graveyard has been compiled showing the number of each grave within the map. The map and the list of names have been displayed on a sign showing the map of the graveyard and the names listed in alphabetical order, showing the surname, first name, address, month and year of death and age at time of death together with the plot number. It has been a comprehensive recording of the details relating to Cloonmorris Graveyard well worth a visit online and is available for your viewing at www.irishgraveyards.ie Congratulations to all concerned in making this resource available.

Club draw

The November draw in Bornacoola GAA will take place in The Copper Still on Saturday night next with music by the ever popular Feargal McGill.


Please note the change of date for the Annaduff GAA A.G.M, it now takes place on the 30th November at 8pm in the Clubhouse. All members and intending new members are requested to attend. Annaduff G.A.A “Night at the Races” on 23rd November in Cox’s Steakhouse Bar.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of Breda O’Carolan, nee Burns, Glebe Street, Mohill who died on Saturday last at Sligo General Hospital following a road traffic accident. May she Rest in Peace.

Billy’s World Charity

The launch of Billy’s World charity is on Friday night 29th November in the Landmark Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon, commencing at 7.30pm. The charity is being set up by Tony Byrne, Carrick-on-Shannon, whose five year old son passed away earlier this year. The charity hopes to raise enough money in the future to open a holiday centre in Carrick-on-Shannon for special needs children and their families, the first of its kind in Ireland. This would be a huge economic boost for the local area and an amazing experience for disabled children and their families. A wonderful night on the 29th is guaranteed, with champagne reception, wonderful prizes and music by “Oddity”. Your support would be hugely appreciated. Contact Jenny Gilmartin on 087-2040700   or Patricia Guckian on 087-7410202 for tickets (€15 each) or if you wish to make a donation to this worthy charity. For more information visit www.billysworldireland.com or follow on facebook www.facebook.com/BillysWorldIreland

Dancing classes

A note to hand from Michael to let you know that Social dancing classes will commence tonight Wednesday 16 and continue every Wednesday night in J’s Hotel Mohill from 8 to 10pm admission €6 all are welcome.

Vintage Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of South Leitrim/West Cavan  (Ballinamore) Vintage Tractor Society takes place on Thursday night 21st of November upstairs in the Poor Scholar Pub Ballinamore at 9pm. New members welcome. 

Birthday greetings

We send greetings to some people who had their birthdays recently. Firstly to my niece Michelle Moran who turned 29 on Monday last, next to my good neighbour Michael Stenson, Cloonturk who celebrated his birthday yesterday also to Micha