WELCOME HOME: As I write there is a great atmosphere here in Mohill as we prepare to welcome home Laura Reynolds who was competing in the Womens 20k race at the Olympics in London.
This was Laura’s first time competing. She started out at the back of the pack but by concentrating and keeping her emotions level she made steady progress througout the race to finish in 20th place with a season’s best in a time of 1.31.02. It was a great achievement. You have done us proud, Congratulations. You are a credit to your parents, trainer Colin Griffin who also competed in the men’s 50Km race and to all who have helped you to compete at the Olympics.
CHILDRENS LITERATURE FESTIVAL: Carrick on Shannon is to host its first inaugural childrens literature festival on next Saturday and Sunday 18 - 19th August. Our very talented Mohill author Alan Early will be taking part and will be reading in the reading room Carrick on Shannon on Saturday 18th at 2pm. Alan’s new book “Arthur Quinn and the Fenris Wolf” is due to be released shortly. This is book 2 of the “Father of Lies” trilogy and is eagerly awaited. So do come along to the reading room on this Saturday to meet Alan. For more information you can check www.leitrimarts.ie. We extend a cead mile failte to all.
SOCIAL DANCING: Come and dance your cares away in JJs Hotel Main Street this Thursday night 16th August to the lovely music by “Outback”. Doors open at 9.30pm.YOu will enjoy meeting old friends and the craic.
MOHILL GAA LOTTO RESULTS: The draw on the 7th August was in O’Callaghans Main Street. The numbers drawn were 17,19,22,27. There was no winner of the jackpot which was 11,300 euro. Lucky dip winners were 1st 70 euro Michael Kelly Mohill; 2nd 40 euro Lena McManus Eslin; 3rd 20 euro Noel McDermott Carrick on Shannon.The draw on Monday 13th was in ‘John James” Glebe Street with jackpot at 11400 euro. Thanking you for your support. Congrats to our minors who beat Kiltoghert Gaels last week. The clubs fundraising American tea party will be in Js hotel on Friday night 24th August. Come enjoy the delicious food,music and the craic. Proceeds go to fund our club. The organising committee guarantee a great night’s entertainment and extend a very warm welcome to all.
DIGITAL SWITCHOVER: With the date approaching for the digital switchover next October there is an information session on this Wednesday 15th August in Gortletteragh Community Centre commencing at 8.30pm. Local retailers will be here for advice and guidance and to make the digital switchover an effortless process. Do come along and bring a neighbour or any person whom you think may benefit from this meeting. We need to make sure that nobody misses out. For further information you can contact Lorraine Mulvey 071 9631715.
STOP: Stop is a registered charity that provides professional and accredited counselling services to individuals and families who have been bereaved by suicide or are feeling in distress or suicidal. We also provide a bereavement group once a month. If you would like to benefit from our services please contact Michelle on 086 7772009.
MOHILL SHOW: Mohill Agricultural Show committee host their 85th annual show day on Sunday next August 19th and hope that as usual all the community will come along to the Sports Complex and McGowans Field on the Cloone Road to support the event. A shuttle bus will operate from 12 noon from the town so patrons are asked to park and use the bus if possible. And of course the day isn’t over until you attend the show dance in Js hotel with Gobsmacked providing the entertainment. See feature for full details of Mohill Show 2012.
HELP NEEDED: Mohill Agricultural Show Committee would be delighted for any assistance you might be able to give in hosting their 85th annual show day on Sunday next August 19th. If you are available on Sunday please contact Mohill Show office today or come along to Sports Complex on Thursday or Friday afternoon where preparations will be underway.
TEA PARTY: Mohill GAA are holding a fundraising tea party on Friday august 24th in Js hotel. Tickets can be got from designated hostesses or from any club officer for 10 euro. This promises to be a great night and the club is hoping for support from parents and players who avail of the facilities that are available at the new Philly McGuinness pitch.