Words of Gratitude Drumgownagh School Reunion Committee wish to thank everybody who helped make the reunion such a success. We have never seen so many happy faces from so many different places. Our renewed thanks to Declan O’ Rourke for allowing us use the school which was one of the highlights of the weekend. Declan also gave permission for the amazing school “make-over” carried out so well by Pat Bohan, Patsy McVeigh and Willie Waters. It was much commented upon by the many visitors. The “signing wall” and the visitor’s book are lovely mementos of the event. Thanks to John Kenny for lending us his display cabinet for use in the school. We thank Mary Geelan for giving us the pick of her garden to adorn the school and Maureen O’ Rourke for her lovely home cooked goodies. The stewards did a great job, leaving the committee worry free of parking congestion at the school, church and community centre. Thank you all very much and a special thank you to Mary and Lorna Heslin for preparing the church so well, it was pristine for the occasion. Thanks to all the clergy who attended: past pupil Fr. Michael Mc Gowan, Fr. Gerard Brady, Canon Bill Atkins, our P.P. Fr. John Quinn and past pupil Fr. Tom Colreavy who was chief celebrant at the reunion Mass. Thanks also to the altar servers and to the readers and bearers of the gifts and the symbols, all of whose names are in the Mass Booklet and also to the parish choir and accompanists Mel Crowe and Patricia Guckian. We thank the Hall Committee for remembering to keep the centre free of other activities for the night and also Joe Farrell, who, true to his word, had the hall fit for any banquet. Joe and his staff managed to feed over four hundred guests and it didn’t matter whether first were last or last were first, all were called but none were chosen. Thanks Joe! We were honoured to have Belinda Mc Keon, grand daughter of past pupil Eileen Heslin, Keeldra, launch the commemorative book. Thanks to Ned Heslin for looking after the sound on the night with his high-tech amplification system. We thank Brian Blake in anticipation of a memorable D.V.D. We’ll understand though Brian if you haven’t captured the whole extravaganza in the Welcome Inn, with some unruly pupils and more late for roll-call with lame excuses – it’s in your hands Brian! We wish to thank Declan Gaffney for designing the book cover to our specifications and for being available the entire weekend to capture the reunion celebrations on camera and for putting the photos up on Facebook. Thanks also to Peter Heaney for keeping our web page up to date with even more photos of the Reunion. Check it out at www.drumgownaschool.com. Books are selling very well and are available in Foxs’, Welcome Inn Cornageeha, Cloone, Mohill, Drumlish, Ballinamuck and Dromard.
Football Fare All roads on Saturday evening next lead to Páirc Séan in Carrick when Gortletteragh pit their footballing talents against those of their near neighbours, Mohill in the senior championship semi final. This game is timed for 6.30 and promises to be a cracker. We wish the team and management success on the evening. The minors of Fenagh/Gortletteragh, although playing very well, bowed out of the championship when going under to St Manachans at the semi final stage in a high scoring game in Kiltubrid on Wednesday evening last.
Set Dancing Set Dancing resumes in The Welcome Inn, Cornageeha on Tuesday September 17th at 9pm. Everybody is welcome, including beginners.
Mohill Library will be displaying “The Fr Mychael Judge Exhibition” from the 4thSeptember 2013 to commemorate 9/11. For further details please contact the library on 071 9631360.
Classes start week of 9th September running with the school term.
Hip hop Mohill: Tuesday under 8’s, 5-6pm. Over 8s, 6-7pm and adults Sheemore Walk South Leitrim Macra are holding a walk up Sheemore on Sunday the 8th of September at 12:30pm, starting at Lynch’s pub in Kilclare. Everyone is invited to attend especially any potential new members 17-35. Refreshments will be served after in Lynch’s pub.