Umbra clothing collection

Umbra clothing collection

Umbra clothing collection supporting St Joseph’s Kavisuni Kitui are holding a clothes collection in Bornacoola parish on Friday next. The collection will help fund the apostolate of Fr Nicholas Ngulutu in the parish of St Joseph’s Kavisuni Kitui. The proceeds will be specifically used in individual cases to assist underprivileged children in the parish in the following ways; to provide a balanced diet for a child living with aids, to assist with school fees for children from poor family’s, to help with food costs for orphaned children. All types of clean and dry ladies, gents and children clothes,all household textiles bed linen curtains towels etc. all types of clean and dry underwater ladies gents and children and pairs of shoes good condition ladies gents and children. You can leave filled bags at either churches on Friday next between 9am and 12 noon. For more information contact Umbra clothing collections on 047 55340 or 086 8582529.

Ash Wednesday

Today is “ash Wednesday” and the start of lent a time when some people abstain from something or another for the forty days. There will be Mass in Cloonturk Church at 7pm this evening.

Entente Florale selection

The village of Dromod has been bestowed the honour in representing all the villages of Ireland in this year’s Entente Florale competition in Europe. It is a great honour to be selected out of all the villages in Ireland and we hope with your help, support and dedication we can be successful in the competition. There will be a public meeting regarding Dromod’s entry in the competition on Wednesday the 19th of March. The meeting will be held in Warren Lodge B&B in Dromod at 7.30 in the evening, we kindly ask you to attend the meeting and lend your support. If you want to get involved or want to volunteer some of your time in the village, please feel free to contact us on dromoddevelopment@hotmail.com


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late James Cahill, Newtown, Whitehall who passed away on Thursday last at Mullingar General Hospital. James was laid to rest in Kilbarry cemetery on Sunday last. May he rest in peace.

Bus to Aughrim

Anyone who would like to travel to the Leitrim/Wicklow game on Sunday next there wil be a bus travelling leaving Drumshambo (swimming pool) at 9am Carrick on Shannon (Park Sean) 9.20am Dromod (Bornacoola gaa pitch) 9.45am.booking is essential call Shay Reynolds at 087 9030882 or Attracta O’Reilly 086 1708499.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Olga Logan, nee O’Malley , Mohill, who passed away on Thursday last. Olga was laid to test in Mohill cemetery on Sunday last. May she rest in peace.


We send our congratulations to my niece, Niamh Moran, Palmerstown who got engaged on Saturday last to Stephen Gargan, also from Palmerstown. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Wedding Bells

We send our congratulations to Mr. John (Junior) McWeeney, Drumlin and Miss Deicola Heffernan who hails from the county of Offaly who were married on Saturday week last in St Mary’s Church, Annaduff with their reception afterwards in The Landmark hotel, Carrick on Shannon. We wish you health and happiness for the future .


We send our congratulations to Miss Valerie McGuinness, Gortinee and Mr. Phil Cole who hails from Co. Kildare who announced their engagement recently. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Drama in Bornacoola

“It’s time to put on make up, it’s time to light the lights...” The Bornacoola Players are ready & waiting for you to join them at their 2014 production of “ I do not like thee, Dr. Fell!” By Bernard Farrell, Come and see what happens when a group of people come together for therapy ...... Secrets are exposed, lives changed and things can never return to “ normal “. The cast consists of many familiar faces, remember our own Jonathan Duffy as the angry priest in last year’s production of The Chastitude? This year he promises to give us an unforgettable performance as Joe! Geraldine Moran & Declan Bohan depict a “ typical “ married couple or do they? Darren Shiels as Paddy tries to keep everyone in order. Padraig Jones plays the part of Roger, and all is not as it seems! Sharon Jones as Rita, warms our hearts & will have you rocking with laughter! Anne McGuinness plays the part of Suzy, the therapist who has some very strange ideas ..... The dates are: Friday 7th, Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th March, Venue: Bornacoola Community Centre, Time: 8pm, Tickets available on: 085 8186578

Youth Club

This coming week our teen club hope to retain their title at the inter-club soccer tournament in Drumshambo. Their is no club this Friday night in the Hive as The Bornacoola players are taking  to he stage this Friday, Saturday and Sunday night for their annual performance  in the community centre.  We would like to say a big congratulations to Brian Duffy, Karl Mallon, Sean Muldowney, Liam Jones and Robert O’Beirne who represented Bornacoola and Leitrim at the all Ireland finals of Scor na nOg last Saturday in question time. We are still collecting mobile phones for Down Syndrome Ireland so any donations will be appreciated and can be dropped into club .

Karate lessons

A note to hand to let you know that Karate lessons continue in Bornacoola community centre every Monday night from 7-8pm kids and adult lessons everyone welcome contact 0879804138 or 0876228031 for details

Ballinamore Kayak Run

This event will take place in Ballinamore and surrounding area. The event is being hosted at Easter when the town of Ballinamore hold their family fun packed Easter Spraoi. This means the whole family can have a wonderful weekend. It is on the Sunday 20th of April 2014. Starts at 1.00 p.m. You can register online or on the day between 10 and 12 a.m. see FB page for details. But hurry because places are already being booked at an alarming rate. For more information see our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BallinamoreKayacRun or contact waterwaysballinamorekayakrun@gmail.com

Karate Class

Karate Class for children continues at Community Centre Rooskey on Tuesday evenings from 5.45 – 6.45pm. Children 6 years and upwards welcome.

Scouting Ireland
Scouting Ireland intend holding a public meeting in Kilglass GAA Club House on Wednesday night,5th March2014 at 8.30pm. If you are interested in your children joining a scout group in your local area or wish to become a volunteer, please attend the meeting and return all completed application forms. Your support is greatly appreciated. For further information contact Bryan McLoughlin, Kilglass. (086) 41 07 196 or Noel Leahy, Provincial Support Officer (086) 04 74 305.

Birthday greetings

We send birthday greetings to a some locals who had their birthdays recently, firstly to David Conroy, Dromod who had his birthday on Friday last, next to Gearoid Mulligan, Currycramp who celebrated his 16th birthday on Saturday last sharing it with Gavin Duignan, Clooncolry (a milestone) also Michael McGowan, Rooskey who turned 70 recently and partied with family and friends in Fox’s of Tooman on Saturday last. We wish you health and happiness for the future.