Bingo Results: The following were among the winners in Drumreilly Community Centre on last Friday night. Mary McGovern, Cattan, Marie Mulligan, Mount Ida, Darragh McNiff, Carrickmakeegan, Alice Shields, Ballinamore, Betty Taylor, Clonboyher, Bridget Smith, Mahana, Bernadette O Kane, Aughawillan, Lily Sorahan, Gortletteragh, Lily Curran, Ballinamore, Marese Masterson, Carrigallen, Jimmy Bohan, Gortnagullion, Maureen Bracken, Keelrin, Michelle McCabe, Corrawallen, Tommy Cassidy, Drumgowna, Pat Conefrey, Corrawallen, Mary Curran, Aughavas, Anne Whitlow, Lismacniff, Mickey Flanagan, Drumarigna, Geraldine Prior, Ballinamore, Tommy Shauna Lavin, Corrawallen, Cassie Dolan, Calloughs, Patricia Morrow, Kiltyfea, Kathleen canning, Bohey, Eileen Wrynn, Tarmon, Pauline Smith, Drumury, Lizzie McKiernan, Killasity, Aidan Dolan, Drumbrick, Damian Darcy, Aughawillan, Margaret Flanagan, Ballinamore and Bernadette Grimes, Drumconlevan. Bingo will continue on next Friday at 8.30 p.m. The Committee is grateful for your continued support.
Active Age Snippets: Vice Chairperson Riny Jannink presided at the weekly meeting on Wednesday last. Sixteen members attended. A vote of sympathy was proposed to Mary McGovern on the death in Glasgow of her brother, and good wishes for continued recovery were sent to Pat Gallogly following his hip replacement. It is hoped to have a Guest Speaker at this Wednesday’s meeting. The organising of Art classes was discussed. Preparations were made for the Pancake and Boxty Social on Tuesday January 5th. Four of our members attended the Launch Age Friendly County Initiative meeting in The Bush Hotel on Wednesday January 30th. Riny reported on the day’s work. The Leitrim Age Friendly Alliance is a partnership of senior sector decision-makers, older persons’ representatives, and other of organisations committed to delivering on actions that will make County Leitrim age-friendly. A detailed strategy of these plans outlining specific projects to achieve this goal will be published later in the year. Chairperson of the Alliance Board and Leitrim County Manager, Jackie Maguire gave the welcome address. The first of three guest speakers, Catherine McGuigan of North East Friendly Initiative chose the theme of “The Age Friendly County Programme”. “Sharing the Journey” was the title of Louth Old Peoples Forum t representative Eva Beirne. RTE’s Midland Correspondent Ciaran Mullooly performed the Official Launch. The third Guest Speaker Professor Eamonn O’Shea of The Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, N.U.I. Galway spoke on Autonomy and connectivity for older people living in rural communities.
Recalling February 1990: Drumreilly Foróige members Catherine Reilly, Imelda Holahan, Edel Conefrey, Alan Denneny and Jerome McGirl were interviewed and recorded by presenter of R.T.E’s “Long Acre” programme Breandán Ó Caoibháin for the compilation of a programme to be broadcast some weeks later. Drumreilly Youth band also gave a recital for the programme. The Foróige members held a super Disco. The senior members of this community were guests of y the local Care of the Aged Committee at an enjoyable party in the Community Centre. The deaths took place of Corrawallen–born Mrs. Sadie Quinn nee Campbell, Jamestown, Castletown-Geoghegan, Co. Westmeath, and of Mrs. Mary Ellen McManus, nee Looby, formerly Drumconlevan and Kilnavart. R.I.P.
Boxercise: The next block of four weeks starts on Wednesday 6th February 2013 at 6.45pm. The cost is €20 for four nights. New members are welcome.
Waist Loss Drumreilly: Drumreilly G.F.C’s weight loss participants continue to lose weight and inches from the waistlines. The winning team this week was Apple Cider. Well done to everyone. We welcome new members.
Grandparents’ Day: As part of the celebration of Catholic Schools Week to pay tribute to grandparents for the role they play in handing on the faith to their grandchildren, the staff and pupils of St. Mary’s N.S. Drumlea feted the grandparents of this community in a prayer service and party in the school on Thursday of last week. Following hymns singing there were songs from the pupils, and the session ended with refreshments being served, followed by the announcement of a bonus-no homework on Thursday night!