Enrolment forms for junior infants in Scoil Mhuire National School, Bornacoola 2015/16 are now available from the School. Parents interested or considering in enrolling their children are advised to contact the school on 0719638441 or email bornacoolans.ias@eircom.net. Completed enrolment forms should be returned to the school by Friday, March 27th.

“The Last Apache Reunion”

The Bornacoola Players took to the stage last weekend when they performed the Bernard Farrell play “The Last Apache Reunion”. Personally, I was very surprised with the content (Just not what I was expecting by the title of the play) but all said it proved to be a very entertaining night with eight wonderful actors on stage. Well done one and all, three full houses, well deserved after months of rehearsing.


Lough Rynn Castle are hosting a charity dinner dance on Saturday the 4th April in aid of Motor Neurone Disease. Tickets are priced at €45 per person; this includes an arrival Drinks Reception, Five Course Meal and Half bottle of wine per person with entertainment by Gobsmacked with Special Guests on the night. Tickets are available from hotel reception on 071-9632700. This night promises to be a great night for a very worthy cause.

Play time in Kilglass

One act plays; Three one act plays, Wedding night blues, “Up the garden path” and “Mary Mary” performed by local drama groups in Kilglass Gaels GAA centre on Friday next, 20th March, curtain up at 8pm, doors open at 7.30pm. Admission - adults €10 and children €5. Limited seating booking through Rosaleen Gallogley 0871270358. Come along and enjoy

Kilglass Gaels Presentation night takes place in Cox’s Bar, Rooskey on Monday, 16th of March at 10pm. Music on the night by Cormac Judge, finger food served and raffle, come along and enjoy a good night’s entertainment on the eve of St Patrick’s day.


We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the late John Tom Reynolds, Clooneen who passed away suddenly on Wednesday last. John Tom was laid to rest in Cloonmorris cemetery on Saturday last. May he Rest in Peace.


The much awaited Millennium Concerts will take place in St Patrick’s Church Mohill on Friday next, March 19th and St Mary’s Church, Carrick on Saturday next March 20th. The programme has Sacred, Romantic, theatrical and popular music plus “A musical Tour of the West of Ireland”. There will be local soloists and the choirs of St Manahan’s NS and St Mary’s Boys choir Carrick-on-Shannon. It promises to be great entertainment. Tickets for forthcoming Millennium Choir Concerts in St Patrick’s Church Mohill March 19 and St Mary’s Church Ck-on-Shannon are for sale in Paul’s and Baxter’s Centra Mohill. The Dock, The Reading Room and Mulvey’s Newsagents Carrick. Also available from Choir members or at the door. Don’t miss it!

New Baby

We send our congratulations to Gary and Selina Sutherland, Coorascoffey on the birth of their first baby a boy to be called Darragh, born at Sligo General Hospital on Monday week last We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Rooskey’s going Quackers

Rooskey Heritage Committee are holding a Duck Race on the River Shannon in the village on Easter Sunday, April 5th at 2pm. All monies raised are going towards the July 24th - 26th Festival weekend in Rooskey. 

New baby

We send our congratulations to John and Claire Guckian, Millbrook, Dromod on the birth of their second baby, a boy to be called Jack, brother to Leah and to the delight of proud grandparents, Padraig and Imelda Guckiian, Derrywillow. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Wedding Bells

We send our congratulations to David Duignan, Drumsna and Eimear Tiernan, Elphin who were married on Saturday last in St. Patrick’s Church, Elphin with their reception afterwards at Lough Rynn Castle. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Annaduff GAA

Training for Annaduff under 6 to under 12 on Saturday, March 28th. Please have your child registered. Annaduff G.A.A Supporters Club coming soon.

Kenny Cox came on as a sub in the Connacht under 21 Championship defeat to Mayo. Well done Kenny.

O Halleluiah!

This fabulous Leonard Coen piece ‘Halleluiah’ will be performed by the equally fabulous soprano Pearl Kielty at the Mohill based ‘Sweet Spirit Gospel & Country Choir’s concert under the direction of Mohill native Tish Dunleavy. The show will take place in the Hunt Hall, Castle Street, Mohill (opposite Library) on Sunday evening 22nd March 2015 at 8pm sharp! Admission is €10 and includes a hot toddy!

Leitrim supporters club

The Leitrim GAA Supporters tickets are now on sale at a price of €40 this is the main fundraiser for the year so your support would be greatly appreciated.

Leaving Cert Revision Course

A note in from Yvonne and it reads as follows;

An Honours Irish Leaving Cert Revision Course will take place in Longford town on Tuesday 31st March 10am-4pm. An Bhéaltriail (Oral Irish), Essays, Prose, Poetry and Grammar will be covered and notes provided. For more information and applications please contact Yvonne Ní Mhurchú 087-2642665 or Trudy Uí Fhearghail 087-6475071.

Birthday greetings

We Send birthday greetings to some locals who have birthdays round this time, firstly to Patricia Bohan, Bornacoola who reached a milestone in her life on Saturday last, also to Kevin McWeeney, Drumlin who had his birthday on Sunday last. As usual information complements of Facebook. We wish you health and happiness for the future.