Lough Rynn Festival

Lough Rynn Festival

The 20th annual Lough Rynn Harvest Festival takes place on Sunday, 7 September and promises to be a great day out for all. Again, this year the scouts have travelled all over the country and beyond in search of many new features, exhibitions and novelties for festival day, which promises to be bigger and better than ever. With live music on three different stages added to the mix this year, the excitement promises to be higher than ever. The continuing success of the Lough Rynn Harvest festival is a result of the big parish effort every year and hopefully, 2014 will be bigger and better

Catering meeting

A note to hand from Mary Mallon to let all concerned know that there will be a meeting to arrange the catering etc. for the Lough Rynn Festival on Tuesday next September 2nd in Bornacoola Community centre at 8.30pm. New help is always needed for more details contact Mary on 087 77807715.

Albert Reynolds RIP

Well it has been all said and written about former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds, so just to add my bit, Albert was a great statesman, business man and gentleman, a man of his word who never forgot his humble beginnings. Albert started his working life in Dromod railway station. Albert was laid to rest in Shanganagh cemetery, Dublin on Monday last. To his wife and family, to his sister Teresa, Tooman, brother Jim, Longford and all his relatives and friends, we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.


The annual Ardagh and Clonmacnois pilgrimage to Knock Shrine takes place on Sunday, September 7th. A bus will leave from Bornacoola at 10am and picking up in Dromod, Annaduff and Drumsna at a cost of €15, anyone wishing to avail of this service please give their name to Fr O’Brien PP Bornacoola.


A short note to let you know that badminton will return to Mohill Sports complex on Wednesday next, September 3rd starting at 8pm. Newcomers are always welcome.

Rooskey Active Retirement

Our next outing on Tuesday, 16th September will be to two nearby locations in Dublin, The National Botanic Gardens and Glasnevin Cemetery and new Museum.  Guided tours in each venue.  Coach will leave the Rooskey Centre at 9am.  Booking non-refundable fee of €10 will be required to reserve your seat.  More details later re times, meals, cost per person. Contact Secretary ARA Sean Sherwin  087 236 1982 or Asst. Sec. Anna Egan  086 359 6630.  Leave a message with your name and phone number.

RSG 24/7 Care Service Derrane

An email to hand for all you carers and it reads as follows; Are you in need of a break from caring in the home? Do you need extra help caring? If so RSG 24/7 Care Service, a long established not for profit care provider, can help you professionally and at a low cost. All aspects of care catered for and packages tailored to meet your needs. Staff fully trained and Garda Vetted. Phone 090 6625852 or email rsgcil@eircom.net or visit website www.rosdisabilities.ie

New baby

We send our congratulations to Shane and Orla Reynolds, Clooncolry on the birth of their second baby a girl to be named Sadhbh, sister to Lily born on Thursday last at Mullingar General Hospital. We wish you health and happiness for the future.


We send our congratulations to Helen and Paschal Reynolds, Tulcan on becoming proud grandparents in recent weeks and of course special congratulations to great-grandmother Marie McGarry, Cloonboney. We wish all health and happiness for the future.

MBSR classes 
A note to hand from Pauline and it reads as follows; Mind Based Stress Reduction Classes(MBSR) starting in Bawn Holistic Centre Mullinalaghta starting Sat 6th September 10am to 12.30pm &/ Wednesday 10th September 7pm to 9.30pm. Drop in Mindfulness Meditation Classes starting Monday 15th September 7.45pm to 8.45. More info on website www.bawnholistic.com or phone Pauline 086 3784747

GAA draw

The August draw in the Bornacoola GAA club draw takes place in The Copper Still on Saturday night next, usual prizes with music on the night by Sharon and Shay. Your support would be much appreciated.

Piano Classes

Piano classes will resume at the piano centre in Ballinamore on Tuesday,

2nd of September. For further details contact Gerard Burns ALCM 087 7828573.

Birthday greetings

We send birthday greetings to some locals celebrated their birthday recently firstly to my mother in law Bridget Vaughan who turned 85 on Monday last, Bridget is presently hospitalised in Tullamore Hospital so we wish you a speedy recovery Bridget next to Declan Conboy who had his 41st birthday on Thursday last also to Trevor Howard who celebrated his 33rd birthday on Friday last and finally to Brian Blake who had his 45th birthday on Monday last. We wish you health and happiness for the future.