Prayer Meeting: The next Leitrim Vigil takes place at St Anne’s (former Convent), Convent Lane, Mohill on November 30 next at 10pm. Everyone welcome.
CHIRTSMAS WHIST DRIVE: It is that time again when we all go to the annual Christmas whist drive in Arus Carolan on Friday 30th November. It promises to be a great night with players coming from all corners for a great night of whist. They will not be disappointed as the organising committee have got some lovely prizes to be won – top score large hamper with many more seasonable goodies to be won. A delicious supper will be served by the ladies committee. Proceeds go to the patients comfort fund. Looking forward to meeting all our dedicated players on this Friday 30th November. Play starts 8.30p. Your support will be welcomed.
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH MEETING: On this Wed 28th November at 8.30pm there will be a neighbourhood watch meeting in the Canon Donohoe Hall. It will be an information evening on home security , internet security & social media including cyber bullying and an update on the successful Mohill text alert scheme. This is an opportunity not to be missed. Knowledge is a great weapon. You are all welcome.
CHRISTMAS PARTY: Mohill parish senior citizens Christmas party will be held next Sunday 2nd December at 1.30pm in Js Hotel, Main Street .Down through the years this has been a party with delicious food, good company where you can come and enjoy the music, singing and the craic. Tom Moran from Eslin will provide the music. To book your place put down your name in the book at Mohill Post office, Glebe Street. Admission is free.
CHRISTMAS 2012: Come to the Canon Donohoe Hall on Tuesday 4th December where you can get tips for a safe and stress free Christmas. Topics – fire safety in your home,ways to cut down on the stress of Christmas , ideas about how to use left over turkey etc. Meeting starts at 8.30pm. You are all welcome. Admission is free.
ST PATRICKS CHURCH: The Ministers of the Eucharist for December are on Saturday Finola McGowan, Imelda Donnelly. Sunday Theresa O’Callaghan, Margaret Ward. Readers Saturday Phillip Courtney,Siobhan Costello. Sunday Rose Keegan Dolly Reynolds. Collectors Saturday Eamon Connolly. Peader Flynn, Paschal McKeon,Harry McCrann,Niall Faughnan, David Gordon,Colette Coffey. Sunday Ger Ellis, Michael McGrath , Tony Feeley, Gerry Walsh and Sean McGowan. The altar society for December are Maureen Rowley Bridie McIntyre and Geraldine Kennedy. Next Friday 30th November there will be an opening mass in the old convent building Mohill at 10pm. There will be all night prayer vigil followed by Eucharistic adoration, devotion in honour of the sacred heart of Jesus and the immaculate heart of Mary. Closing Mass on Saturday 1st December at 6am. Everyone welcome.
MOHILL BRIDGE CLUB: The results on the 21st November of Bridge in Js Hotel 1st Annie Cox Dorothy O’Connor; 2nd Margaret Nellis – Peg Byrne; 3rd Ella Gannon Marie Walpole; 4th Mary and Glenn Lomas. Results 14th Nov 1st Ella Gannon Marie Walpole; 2nd Peg Byrne Margaret Nellis; 3rd Kay Dolan Teresa O’Reilly; 4th John and Patricia Byrne. Our Christmas competition for the Farrell Cup will take place on Wednesday 5th December and our Christmas competition on 12th December commencing at 7.45pm and we will be holding our Christmas party night here in Js Hotel on Wednesday 19th December at 7pm.Wishing all our players good luck in the coming competitions. Play continues every Wednesday night here in Js Hotel, Main St at 7.45pm.
MOHILL GAA LOTTO RESULTS: The numbers drawn on the 19th November were 9,19,27, 29. There was no jackpot winners. Lucky dip winners 1st 70 euro Paddy Prendergast; 2nd 40 euro Ann McCaffrey Cornee, Mohill; 3rd 20 euro Brian Campbell Tooman,Dromod. The draw on the 26th November was held in O’Carolans Glebe Street with the jackpot at 12200 euro. Thanking you for your support. On this Saturday 1st December Michael Duignan GAA pundit with RTE will be guest speaker at the 2012 Leitrim Sport star awards in the landmark hotel. Leitrim Sports Star Awards recognises the achievements of people across different sports,as well as placing a big emphasis on the role of the volunteer and recreational activities which is the ethos of Leitrim Sports Partnership who have planned a special night of celebration with a four course meal followed by the awards and appearance by some very special guests. Wishing all nominees a night to remember and thanks to the sponsors for their generous support.
ACORN PLAYERS: The two loves of Gabriel Foley is proving to be a resounding success and they had more than a full house in Gorvagh on Sunday last. Padraig McLoughlin, Annella McGuinness and Maragert Healy are the local actors involved, plus other talents from Cloone and further afield. There will be many more performances in the next few weeks but they will be on stage in Bornacoola Community Centre on Friday 30th and Sunday 2nd next. So if you want a good laugh be there.
O’NEILL SCHOOL OF DANCING: The School of dancing is holding a table quiz in Fitzpatrick’s lounge on Friday 7. There will be more information available in next week’s edition about this worthy fundraising event.
SOCIAL DANCING: Come and dance your cares away in Js Hotel Main Street where the beautiful music by Canon & Ramsey this Thursday night 29th November will help you trip the light fantastic. Door open 9.30pm.Dancing 10-12.30.
FORTHCOMING SALE AND BAZAAR: The annual sale and bazaar will be held in the Hunt Memorial Hall Mohill on Friday night 7th December. Raffle tickets are currently on sale for the main draw to be held on this night. All support towards this event would be greatly appreciated.
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS: There was great celebrations at Finntown House Hotel Lucan for my niece Mary Pears (Faughnan) who celebrated her special birthday with her sister Anne and husband Jualiana flew in from Italy, sisters Emily and Teresa arrived from London. They all came to wish Mary many happy returns and to join with her husband Gene, son Gavin, daughter Rona and their extended families, cousins ,Brid and husband Pat, Rita and Mary Pat . It was good to be included in the celebrations. It was truly a night to be remembered.
ROSE MARIE REYNOLDS (BEIRNE): It was with shock and disbelief that we here in Mohill learned of the sudden death of Rosemarie Reynolds dearly beloved wife of John Louie,Cavan,Eslin who died on the 16th November last. Rosemarie , as she was most affectionately known was a lady of deep faith. A most loving wife , mother sister and obliging neighbour. She was an active member of the community,chairperson of Eslin ladies group and always there to help out when required. We shall miss her smiling face and sound advice. The very large attendance at her con-celebrated mass in St Patricks Church Mohill at which Fr Sean Burke spoke eloquently about Rose Marie. The mass was a celebration of her life and the beautiful music added to the solemnity of this very sad occasion. Our sympathies are with her husband, daughter, sons, brothers, sisters in law and their extended families neighbours friends. May she rest in peace.
MARY GANNON (BOHAN): It was with the deepest regret I learned of the death of Mary Gannon Bornacoola post office who died on the 13th November 2012. Sadly she was predeceased by her husband Jim and brother Michaal a few short months ago RIP. She was a lovely lady,a wonderful wife, mother sister and as post mistress was held in the highest esteem by colleagues and customers alike. She returned a few years ago, but Mary will always be remembered with great affection. Her removal from her residence to St Michaels Church Bornacoola and funeral following requiem mass was representative of all sections of the community who came to sympathise with her sons, daughters, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, sisters, brother and family circle to whom we also offer our deepest sympathy. May her dear soul rest in peace.