New Year: I wish to thank everyone who contributed to the Mohill notes during 2012. Without your help, our readers would not know about the local events. Welcome home to the many visitors who visted us during the festive season – Rev Fr Philip Baxter, Rory Kellym, Roger families, Bohan families, Rachel Cusack family, Katie O’Reilly, Joseph, Evelyn Corcoran with their sons Kian and Fionn, Aine Faughnan, Kevin- Maureen Shanley, P Reytnolds, Eileen Kelly, Anita and Riona, S Wynne and not forgetting Peter and Aideen Duignan (Rowley) and their four sons, who were one of the lucky families in Supermacs bring them home for Christmas competition (featured on the Late Late Show).
GAA lotto: December 17 draw, Casey’s, Bridge St – No jackpot winner. Numbers 4, 11, 15, 16. Lucky dip winners – 1st €70, Lisa Hunter, Antfield, Annaduff; 2nd €40 Cassells/Bohan, c/o McKeons; 3rd €20 Niamh, Aoife Conor McWeeney, Keshcarrigan. December 24 draw – John James’s, Glebe St – Thank you for your support and congratulations to Luke Early on winning ‘Last Man Standing’. We wish Brian Gordon every success on being appointed treasurer of the county board at the annual convention.
Eugene Boland: It was with genuine regret that we leaned of the death of Eugene Boland, formerly Annaduff, who died on suddenly at this home at Main Street, Portarlington on December 21 last. Remembering back the years, Eugene was a noted footballer. He never forgot his Leitrim roots and loved taking a walk down memory lane. His burial took place on St Stephen’s Day, following requiem Mass in St Michael’s Church to St Paul’s Old Cemetery. Our sympathy is with his children and extended families, his brother Willie Boland, Moyglass Co Roscommon, sister Sr Catherine, Marist Convent, Sundrive Road, Dublin, nephews, nieces and all who mourn Eugene at this sad time.
Bridge Party: On Wednesday December 19, all members of Mohill Bridge Club enjoyed a delicious meal and bridge game in J’s Hotel, Main St. Thanks to management and staff, who appreciated our custom by giving us gifts for our prize night results. 1st Ella Gannon, Marie Walpole; 2nd Peg Beirne, Margaret Nellis; 3rd Glenn and Mary Lomas; 4th Micheal Mahon, Teresa O’Reilly. The special prize on the night was won by Annie Cox and Dorothy O’Connor. We thank Annie and Marie for their choice of gifts and Marie-Ella for their score-keeping. The night ended with dancing and singing. The club will return to J’s on Wednesday January 9 when we all look forward to meeting our players in good cheer. Play starts at 7.45pm. New members welcome.
Seamus Gallagher: The unexpected death of Seamus Gallagher, Cavan, Eslin, at his home on December 22 has caused widespread regret in the community. Seamus was a gentleman of many qualities. His business, known as Gallagher’s Carpets, was doing well. It was always a pleasure to do business with him as he did credit to anything he undertook. He was very generous and sponsored Eslin GAA team, who formed a guard of honour at his funeral. The very large attendance at his requiem mass was indeed testimony to the high esteem in which he and family were held in the community and to whom we offer our most sincere sympathy.
Whist Drive 2012: There was a good attendance at the whist drive in Arus Carolan on November 30 last. Results: Top score hamper - Martin Kiernan. 1st gent Dessie Kiernan; 2nd Eddie Fleming; 3rd Michael Flanagan; 4th John Maguire; half time gent Stephen Conaty; 2nd half John Lynch; Hatcher Jim Young; 1st lady Kathleen McCabe; 2nd Pauline McTeggart; 3rd Nora McCabe; 4th M. McWeeney. 1st half lady Teresa O’Reilly; 2nd half Kathleen O’Gorman. Hatchers Maura Conaty, Brid Campbell McManus and Eileen Donohue. Raffle winners Tim Slevin, Anthony McNabola, Michael Mahon, Vincent Moran, Margaret Johnston, Adrian Spollen, M McKiernan, Timmy Faughnan, Geraldine O’Reilly, K O’Gorman, Maura Conaty, Bernie McGovern, C O’Gorman, Sean O’Reilly, Freda Young, Pat McGovern, Joan Reilly, Sheila Mahon. The following who donated prizes – Dr A Dolan, Walpoles, Central Motors, Moldular, C&D, Medical Hall, Baxters Centra, Michael McWeeney, Teresa O’Reilly, Brendan Wisley, Phil McGovern, Marie Browne, Johnnie Rowley, Mark Rowley, Gertie Casey, Cathal Browne, Margaret Britton, Aideen Houston, Hilda McWeeney, Pasty Reilly, Rosie-Tessie Flynn, Michael Maura Mahon, Jean Humphries, Brendan, Lily Duignan, Dugdales, Tom-Tina Slevin, Mary Maguire, Bridie McIntyre, Breege Campbell McManus and Dee and Gabriel Owens.
Fr Ciaran Shanley CSSP: His many friends wish to sympathise with the sister in law, nephews, nieces of the late Fr Ciaran Shanley, formerly of Bornacoola and Kimmage Manor, Dublin, who died on December 19 in the devoted care of the matron and staff of Marian House Nursing Home. His removal to the Church of Holy Spirit, Kimmage Manor, and his concelebrated Mass on Saturday 22nd was representative of all sections of the community who came to pay their final respects to Fr Ciaran and sympathise with all who mourn him at this sad time.
It’s a girl: Our warmest congratulations to Alex and Anna Dolan, Shannagh Grove, Mohill on the birth of their beautiful little daughter Emily Jane. We all wish this bundle of joy a life filled with love and every blessing in the future.