We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Harry Montgomery, Navan Road, Dublin husband of the late Lily nee Mulligan, Currycramp who passed away on Tuesday week last at the Beneavin Lodge Nursing Home Glasnevin Dublin. Harry was laid to rest in Cloonmorris cemetery on Friday last. May he Rest in Peace.

Goal Mile

Leitrim’s 10th annual GOAL mile takes place at the Bornacoola gaa club grounds in Dromod on New Year’s Day at 2pm. Special guests in attendance will be Charlie McGettigan, Laura Reynolds and actor/comedian Seamus O’Rourke as well as local dancers. Afterwards there will be entertainment and refreshments in the Copper Still with music by the Rodeo Man with guest appearances by Charlie and Seamus. Then there will be a monster auction with a wide range of items to be sold including accommodation in Lough Rynn Castle, Kilronan Castle, The Wineport Lodge, Glasson, Green fees in Glasson Golf and Country Club, Voucher for Nevin Maguire’s restaurant, Blacklion. autographed jerseys from man Utd, Liverpool, Celtic, Aussy rules, Dublin, Mayo, Republic of Ireland. Signed photos of Wayne Rooney and Ryan Giggs and a signed copy of Roy Keane’s biography. and many many more items. If anyone has good saleable items and would like to contribute them to the auction that would be great. Sponsorship cards available from Noel Mahon on 087264693.

School Reunion

The committee members of the Cloonturk School Reunion are hoping for a good response to the proposed reunion scheduled to take place on Saturday December 28th next. All past pupils from near and far are cordially invited to the event to mark the year of the gathering. We will start with Mass in Cloonturk Church at 1pm then we will visit our old school for an hour or two to reminisce and view old photographs and memorabilia from past times. Following that we will convene in the Copper Still Bar and Restaurant for a buffet meal (€10) and while the afternoon away with stories, jokes, fun and laughter (and maybe some tears) with long lost friends and comrades. promising you a day to remember fondly. Also we would appeal to anyone who could lend us copies of old photographs or anything else of interest to add to our collection it would be greatly appreciated. We would like to have an idea of numbers for the meal so if you are coming along on the day you might call or text Stena Hackett 071 9638258, Mary Reynolds 087 9375951, Sean McGowan 087 2318176, Michael McGowan 0862561023 or you can visit our facebook page “Cloonturk School Reunion”. Looking forward to a great day between Christmas and new year.

Gun Club

The annual Bornacoola gun club draw will take place on Friday 20th December in the Copper Still bar.  Members are currently selling cards and your support is appreciated. Pencil in that night in your Christmas plans where there will be numerous prizes and music by Tom Moran. 

Youth Club

This week at The Hive our junior and senior club went on the Christmas outing to the cinema in Carrick, a great night was enjoyed by all. A reminder that the Christmas cake and craft sale is taking place on Sunday the 15th of December after 11 clock mass in the community centre. Presentation for the food appeal to the Simenon Community and St Vincent de Paul  will take place at the craft sale , please note any donations will still be accepted and can be dropped in Thursday evening from 7 until half 8 or on Sunday  morning before mass. This Friday the junior and senior clubs are going to a table quiz and disco in Drumshambo and the teen club are going bowling to the Mulvey centre in Carrick. We are finishing for Christmas with a disco on the 20th for junior and senior clubs.


An important meeting of Clooncolry/Drumard Group Water Scheme will take place in Bornacoola Community Centre on Friday 13th December, 2013 at 8.30p.m.

Birthday greetings

We send greetings to some people who had their birthdays recently. Firstly to Robbie Moran, Rooskey who celebrated her birthday on Sunday last also to Edel Mallon who celebrates her birthday today. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

J’s Hotel

It was with great sadness we heard the news on Wednesday morning last that Mohill’s J’s Hotel had been extensively damaged by a fire the night before. This is a terrible blow to Mohill especially at this time of year with lots of functions booked hopefully ye will be able to get up and running soon again.