Mohill

Youth 2000 summer festival

Youth 2000 summer festival

A four day youth festival with workshops inspiring talks, prayer concert and great music takes place in the Cistercian College, Mount St Joseph Abbey, Roscrea, Co Tipperary from 15- 18 August. Here you can relax, chill out , meet new people and give your faith a boost. There is no charge for this event. Free bus from Carrick on Shannon, donations only. If you are between the age of sixteen and thirty five years you can be assured of a memorable time. Don’t forget to bring your sleeping bag. Book on line to www.youth2000.ie.

Talk

Anthony Nevard from the Catholic publication ‘Daylight’ gave a talk entitled ‘the church and evolution’ on last Thursday 1st August at 8pm in St Annes former convent, Mohill,. Refreshments were served .

Cystic fibrosis

The Cystic Fibrosis Association wish to thank all who supported the recent collections at Eslin and Mohill churches. The total raised was 485 euro. Thanks to all the collectors who gave their time to this worthy cause.

Public Consultation

The Mohill Family Support centre cordially invite you to participate in Focus Groups aimed at identifying issues that impact on the lives of people in Mohill town and the surrounding areas. We hope people will come and help us with this as the community’s contribution will help us to identify and plan responses and actions that can be part of our next three year plan. The consultation will take place on Thursday 8th August at 8pm in the Canon Donohboe Hall. Refreshments will be served on the night. Everyone welcome.

On vacation

Mohill came alive with visitors over the Bank holiday weekend. It was lovely to see so many out and about enjoying the beautiful sunshine and our Irish hospitality. Peter Gordan and family. The Rogers families, the Shanley family, Gallagher families, Sr Ann Maxwell, Peggie Cunnion, Mary and Gene Pears, Rita Berry, Bride Canavan, the Reynolds family, McDonald family and many more too numerous to mention. Mohill is the place to visit where you can enjoy meeting friends in a relaxed atmosphere. Come and enjoy the craic.

David and Orla wed

Last month a very pretty wedding took place in St Patrick’s Church, Mohill, when Orla Duignan, Laheen, Mohill was united in marriage with David Walpole, Fenagh. The ceremony with nuptial mass was very largely attended and the beautiful music added to the joy of this very special occasion. Following the ceremony a reception for family neighbours and friends was enjoyed at the Landmark Hotel Carrick on Shannon followed by a gala evening of music, dance and song. Their many friends here in Mohill wish to join with me in wishing David and Orla a life filled with love and every blessing now and in the future. Deo Gratias.

Knock shrine

A bus will travel from Mohill to Knock shrine on Thursday 15th August, the feast of the Assumption. The bus will leave from O’Carolan monument at 10.30am. If you are interested please give your name and the fare for the bus 12.50 euro to Mary or Ann in Mohill Post office.

Entries closing

A reminder that entries for Mohill Show on Sunday August 18th next must close this Thursday 8th. So if you want to exhibit your horse, pony, donkey, cow or calf or your photograph, honey, cakes, art or crafts at Mohill Show contact the show office today to get your entry in – 071 9631007/ 9636092/ 087 2054746.

Town collection

Committee members of Mohill Agricultural Show will conduct the Town collection on August 8th and 9th. Mohill Agricultural Show Committee are deeply indebted to the business people and the community at large for their generous support to Mohill Show at all times. Any business or community group that would like to display some visual displays of their products or activities on the Show grounds on show day is most welcome to do so – please contact the show office before August 13th.

Show meeting

A committee meeting of Mohill Agricultural Show will be held in J’s Hotel on Thursday August 8th at 9’clock. As this is our last meeting before show day it is important that all committee members attend.

Mohill GAA Lotto

The numbers drawn on the 29th July last were 6, 7, 19, 24. There was no jackpot winners. Lucky dip winners are as follows 1st 70 euro Sandra O’Connor Mohill; 2nd 40 euro Frank Reynolds Killamaun; 3rd 20 euro Cormac Duignan Eslin. The draw on Tuesdays 6th August was held in Cusack’s Main Street with the jackpot at 14000 euro. Thanks you for your support.

Bluegrass festival

The 3rd Mohill Bluegrass festival kicks off this weekend at J’s Hotel with the Down & Out Bluegrass Band. There will be a bluegrass Gospel Mass in St Patricks Church Mohill on Saturday 10th August at 8pm and also in St Mary Church of Ireland on Sunday 11am as part of the Mohill Bluegrass festival with a concert in Night Links on Saturday 9pm, admission 5 euro. There’ll be a session in Arus Carlon on Sunday at 2pm for our seniors, family and friends. Continuous music all weekend in the Marquee with Arts and Crafts stalls in the car park at Js Hotel. Free Bar B Q on Sunday (kindly provided by the Mohill Tidy Towns). Our grand finale will be held in O’Brians Bar on Sunday 11th. Everyone is very welcome to come and enjoy a weekend of great music and fun. Visit www.mohillbluegrass.com for full programme. Kind regards Tommy Kelleher (chairman).

Social dancing

Come and dance you cares away this Thursday night 8th August in J’s Hotel, Main Street to the music of “Showbud”. Doors open at 9.30pm. Door raffle , licensed bar and refreshments served, extending a cead mile failte to all who wish to dance the light fantastic.

Blessing St Marys Church

On Sunday evening last 28th July 2013 the bells of St Marys Church Annaduff rang out to welcome our Bishop Colm O’Reilly to bless the church. I was honoured to be part of the congregation. Bishop Colm was the chief celebrant at the mass. He thanked the people of Annaduff parish for the wonderful help they gave in refurbishing and decorating St Marys Church and the contractors for a job well done. The choir was magnificent and added to the joy of this very great occasion. Following mass Fr Wall united everybody for refreshments to Annaduff School. The food was delicious, thanks to all the ladies who cooked and looked after us all. Bishop Colm came along and Helen Rutter on behalf of the parish presented him with a beautiful carved cross by Leitrim crystal for which he was most grateful. We all wished him every blessing on his retirement. In the meanwhile old friendships were renewed . It was lovely meeting them after 50 years or more. Thanks again to the people of Annaduff parish you are an inspiration and we wish you many more happy years to continue your good work.

Bernadette Faughnan

It was with genuine regret and deep sorrow I learned of the death of Bernadette Faughnan beloved wife of Hugh Finnelaughta, Aughamore who died in the wonderful care of her husband and family at home on the 22nd July 2013. Bernadette had a long illness, borne courageously and with dignity. She was a great lady, a loving wife mother granny sister and most obliging neighbour. A member of the local ICA and the Church Altar Society it was always a pleasure to call to her home and enjoy her delicious cooking and the craic. She will be very sadly missed but remembered with love. The very large attendance at her removal to Annaduff church and again at her requiem mass was indeed testimony to the very high esteem in which she, her husband Hugh, sons, daughters, daughters in law, sons in law, grandchildren, sisters, brothers in law, nephews , nieces and family circle were held in the community and to whom we offer our deepest sympathy. May her gentle soul rest in peace.