The 17th March was a busy day for the McCartin SD with performances
in the Fenagh and Ballinamore St. Patrick’s Day Parade. With the costume on and toes pointed the pupils gave those attending the parades a wonderful display of Irish Dancing. The performance and colour proved popular with the Parade Adjudicators when the Mc Cartin SD were named “Best Overall Float” at both the Fenagh and Ballinamore Parades. Well done to all the pupils, their parents and dance teacher on the success.
Heartiest congratulations to Pádraig and Karen Holahan on the birth of their baby son Cian, the happy event also bringing great joy to grandparents Kitty Holahan, Drumlea and John and Maureen Reynolds, Coolebawn. Congratulations also to Pádraig and Linda O Brien, Ardrum on the birth of their baby boy Seán, also to proud grandparents Bernadette O’Reilly, Drumlea and Frank and Lily O Brien, Ballinamore.
Well done to Mary McKeon, Marian Mulligan, Catherine Holahan, Ciara
Gaffney and all the members of the Aughawillan Ladies panel on collecting their first brace of League points. The Allianz Cumann na mBunscol League has started. Drumlea school team is in Division 4 with Kilnagross, Gortletteragh and Cloone. They had their first game against Cloone on last Monday.
Pilgrimage to Lourdes
The Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 27th May to 1st June. Bookings for the Pilgrim Section are with McGinnity Travel, Cavan and for the Assisted Pilgrim Section with Rev Kevin Fay, Lavey, Co Cavan. Early booking is essential as places are limited. Tickets are on sale to support the Assisted Pilgrim Section, and all support will be much appreciated
March Weather Lore
It seems that superstition has surrounded the first three days of April, referred to as the “Borrowing Days”, and otherwise known as the “Riabhach Days”. They are expected to be stormy, as borne out in the following lines: “The first of them was wind and wet, / the second of them was snow and sleet, /the third of them was such a freeze/It froze the birds’ claws clean off the trees.” According to ancient weather lore the old brindled cow ( Bó riabhach) struggled for life through the inclement weather of March. Having survived until April she was so elated that she kicked up her heels in victory, jeering at March and its failure to kill her. To punish her for her insolence March borrowed three days from April, and in the snow, wind and rain that ensued the old cow failed to survive!
Recalling March 1996
Eleven local children were among the thirty five confirmed by Dr. Francis McKiernan in St. Mary’s Church, Carrigallen. They were Marian, Mulligan, Breda Holahan, Lisa Mitchell, Damian Mitchell, Francis Holahan, Nigel Maguire, Damian Holahan, Tomás Fee, Stephen McManus, Ciaran and Gabriel Mitchell. An efficient Drumkeerin side defeated Drumlea in the first round of the U-21 Championship. Local players centre half forward Tony Lunney (1-2), midfielder John McKeon (0-1) and subs Mattie Fee and Raymond Holahan shared the victory of the Carrigallen V.S. team which held on to their 1995 Connacht Vocational Schools title with a 2-8 to 2-7 victory over Loughrea V.S. Drumreilly’s fortunes in Division 1 took a dive with defeats by Aughawillan, Aughavas Fenagh and Glencar/Manorhamilton. Medals were
presented to 1995 winners Drumlea N.S. team, Drumreilly U-12 and U-14 teams and Aughawillan U-12 ladies team at a Disco in Drumreilly Community Centre. Drumreilly Foróige Club organised a Special Mass for Peace, which was celebrated by Fr. John Sexton C.C. Congratulations were in order for the Hehle Family Drumcoura, winners of the Best Antiquated Vehicle (Horse Drawn) entry in the St. Patrick’s Day Industrial Parade in Ck on Shannon.
The following were the results from the Lotto draw held in Gorby’s Lounge, Newtowngore. The numbers drawn were 2, 4, 8 and 20. The winners of 20 euro each were Gerard McGovern, Gerada Burns, Ryan Creamer, Dermot McCartin, Gabriel Mitchell, Anna Maxwell and Teresa Kirwan. The next draw with a Jackpot of 1,400 euro will be held in the Viking Lounge
on Wednesday, March 26th.
Active Age Snippets
Seventeen of our members enjoyed their Bowling session with the Fenagh
members in Ck on Shannon on Tuesday of last week. The Line Dancing classes conducted by Sarah Mulligan started on last Wednesday night. The bus travelling to the Novena of Hope in the Graan, Enniskillen on this Wednesday March 26th will be leaving at 12.00 noon. Lunch will be in the Village Inn. There will not be a meeting on Wednesday night.