Death of former resident
Sympathy is extended to the relatives of Patrick Joseph (P.J.) O’Rourke, Carragh Lodge, Borranstown, Ashbourne, Co. Meath, and formerly Baltrasna, Ashbourne. He was the eldest son in a family of three boys and three girls, born to the late Paddy and Margaret O’Rourke, Ardra, and was predeceased by his sisters Maura and Margaret Rose. His funeral took place on Wednesday, February 12th, following Mass of the Resurrection in the Church of the Assumption, Garristown to the local cemetery. Solas na bhFlaitheas dá anam
Winners at Bingo
The following were among the winners on last Friday night in Drumreilly Community Centre: Tommy Reynolds, Aughadruminchin, Kathleen Carthy, Clogher, Siobhán Gannon, Drimmien, Thomas Tierney, Carrigallen, Nan Connolly, Ardunsaghan, Lily Curran, Ballinamore, Anna Rose Mitchell, Augharan, Ann McCaffrey, Ballinamore, Bernadette Dooner, Ballinamore, Brigid Smith, Mahana, Eileen Mulcahy, Corrawallen, Mary McGovern, Cattan, Damian Gough, Ballinamore, Claire Creamer, Ballinamore, Anne Whitlow, Lismacniff, Tommy Mulligan, Camber, Shirley Gooheen, Drumraine, Kathleen Canning, Bohey, Pauline Smith, Drumury, Berni McGrath, Killeshandra, Mary Gaffney, Corrala, Mary Conway, Drumnamore, Gretta O Neill, Carrigallen, Margaret Galligan, Killeshandra, Cian Connolly, Ardunsaghan, Jimmy Bohan,
Gortnagullion, Anne Masterson, Ardra, Una Maguire, Aughalough, Tony Galligan, Killeshandra, Rose Smith, Drumury, John Pat Donnelly, Aughavas, Kathleen canning, Bohey, Alice Shields, Ballinamore, Vinnie McBrien, Camber and Mary Canning, Drumshanbo North. Bingo will continue on next Friday at 8.30 p.m.
The Drumreilly connection
News that Mancunian of Irish extraction Mr. Michael (Mike) Kane is the newest Westminster Labour M.P. has generated special interest in this community. The former Councillor swept to victory with over fifty five per cent of the votes cast in the Wythenshawe, Sale Manchester bye- election to fill the vacant seat caused by the sudden death of Mr. Paul Goggins. The new M.P. is nephew of Mr. Peter McGirl, Drumdiffer and first cousin of Mrs. Mary Prior, Aughoo East, Mrs. Anna Marie Honeyman and Noel, Adrian and Michael McGirl, Drumdiffer. His parents Joseph Kane, Lismacool, Elphin and the late Kathleen McGirl had emigrated to Manchester and having first settled in Moss Side, Hulme later relocated to Wythenshawe in the late sixties. Mike is wished well in his victory.
An Aimsir Láithreach
While a light snowfall and an ensuing frost caused some discomfort in this area on Tuesday of last week, and heavy rainfall caused the cancellation of the senior League game against Ballinamore on Sunday, we thankfully have been spared from the trail of destruction left by raging gales and rainfall in other parts of Ireland.
Active Age Snippets
The weekly meeting was held on Wednesday last. Among the topics discussed were the following: Correspondence, The Valentine Social, The H.S.E. meeting in Mohill, Membership, the Furniture Restoration Class, the Rural Lift Service. A letter from Crumlin Children’s Hospital conveyed thanks for our Group’s donation of 415 euro. Group Membership renewal is now due and the last day for forwarding the fees is Wednesday, February 25th. All members who wish to collect their cheese and rice allocations are asked to attend the meeting on this Wednesday. New members are requested to join. Thanks was expressed to those who attended the Valentine Social despite the inclement weather. There are still vacancies at the Furniture Restoration classes in Meiltron. As there may be vacant seats on the coach outing to Cork in May, members from other Groups are invited to submit their names for inclusion. Mr. Gerry McGourty of Leitrim Development addressed the meeting on the subject of Drumreilly-Ballinamore Friday Rural Lift. At present there is a danger of the service being withdrawn and in order to sustain the service at least four more new passengers are needed to avail of the facility. It is a door to door service. The times are as follows: Pick up in Drumreilly at 12 noon on Fridays to travel roughly via Aughoo Bridge, Greagh Cross, Aughavas, Newtowngore, Aughawillan, and arrive in Ballinamore at 12.45 p.m. The bus will depart from Ballinamore at 4.15 p.m. Free Travel passes are accepted, and the fare for paying passengers is 7 euro return. To book: Contact 071-9641764 or 071-9641770.
Recalling February 1992
Congratulations were in order for Seán and Irene Donegan on the birth of their baby girl. The following young dancers were among the medal winners at C.R.N. Feis in Strokestown: Rachel Kennedy, Marian Mulligan, Karl McCartin and Elaine McGirl. Drumreilly beat Bornacoola by 4-9 to 3-3 in the nine-a-side Minor League. The lineup was Noel Gannon, Denis Smith, Gene Connolly, Brendan Smith, Tomás Connolly, Seán Mitchell (1-3), Connell McGovern (3-0), Noel McGirl (0-4), Ciaran Holahan (0-2). Sub used: John Donegan. Drumreilly and Fenagh played a 3-3 to 2-6 draw in their Junior League encounter in Carrickmakeegan. The deaths took place of Mrs. Brigid Wrynn, Drumlea, Drumdiffer-born Mrs. Kitty Allender, nee Quinn, England, former Carrickmakeegan resident Mr. John Maguire, Moyvore, Mullingar and Drumlea-born Mr. Peter McKeon, England and of Mr. Francie Holahan, Gortahose the last surviving member of the 1931 Leitrim Senior Championship winners. R.I. P.
The Drumreilly v Ballinamore SOH League fixture was one of the games
cancelled because of heavy rainfall and waterlogged pitches during the