Pretty Leitrim-Galway wedding
The wedding took place on Saturday, September 6th of Mr. Nathan Maguire, son of John and Susan Maguire, Corrawallen and Miss Emer Dempsey, daughter of Francis and Druscilla Dempsey, Tuam , Co. Galway. The ceremony with Nuptial Mass and Papal Blessing in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Tuam was performed by Fr. Shane O Sullivan. The bride, who was given away by her father Francis, was attended by Bridesmaids Majella Burke, Claire Reynolds and Dawn Killeen. The Bestman was Nigel Maguire and the Groomsmen were Killian and Warren Maguire. The ushers were Damon and Cormac Maguire. Tommy Dempsey and Jack Dempsey acted as Page Boys and the Flower Girls were Ciara and Maeve Dempsey. The Lessons from Sacred Scripture were taken by Rory Dempsey, and Ronan Dempsey and the Prayers of the Faithful were read by Eamonn Kennedy, Tara Maguire, Aisling Calpine and Leeanne Stevenson. Parents Druscilla Dempsey and Susan Maguire bore the Offertory Gifts to the altar. The Communion Reflection was delivered by Hugh Maguire. The church music and vocals were by The Corrib String Quartet. The Communion Reflection was delivered by Hugh Maguire. The reception afterwards was held in the Galway Bay Hotel. Following the meal the guests disported themselves at an enjoyable Social and Disco. We wish Nathan and Emer many years of happy marriage.
The annual Coffee Evening to raise funds for North West Hospice, and coordinated by Mrs. Anna Maxwell, will be held in the Community Centre
following Mass on next Saturday, September 20th . Your support for a very worthy cause will be appreciated.
Death of former resident
The death has taken place of Carrickmakeegan-born nonagenarian Mr. John Maguire, Corramahon. His funeral took place on Sunday last following Mass of the Resurrection in Aughawillan Church to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Drumlea. Sympathy is extended to his wife Mary Kate, son Gene, daughters Veronica and Dympna, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, in -laws and other relatives. John, who was a hard working farmer and a good neighbour, was a man of gentle disposition. He was a keen G.A.A. enthusiast, and was a member of the Drumreilly team which won the 1946 Leitrim Junior Championship final. A Guard of Honour drawn from Aughawillan and Drumreilly G.A.A. Clubs stood to attention as his coffin was borne into the church at the removal on Saturday. Leaba na Naomh go raibh a anam dílis.
The following were among the winners on last Friday night in Drumreilly Community Centre: M. Murray, Killaneen, Rose Conefrey, Corrawallen, Anne Honeyman, Tullyoscar, Lily O Neill, Carrigallen, Betty Galligan, Dromore, Aidan Dolan, Drumbrick, Kathleen McCabe, Drumeela, Tony Galligan, Killeshandra, Peter Murray, Carrigallen, Shirley Gooheen, Drumraine, Eileen Mulcahy, Corrawallen, Kathleen Kiernan, Corriga, Anne Whitlow, Lismacniff, Thomas Tierney, Carrigallen, Pauline Smith, Drumury, Gretta O Neill, Carrigallen, Joseph Tighe, Kiltubrid, Anne McCaffrey, Ballinamore, Bridie McBrien, Camber, Una Maguire, Aughalough, Kevin Beirne, Satrissaun, Michael Whelan, Drumgunny, Brigid Looby, Curraghtawy, Debbie Keaney, Aughacashel, Margaret Galligan, Killeshandra, Mary O Rourke, Corlough, Alice Shields, Ballinamore, Eileen Wrynn, Tarmon, Lily Curran, Ballinamore, Vincent Grimes, Drumconlevan, and Siobhán Gannon, Drimmien. Bingo will continue on next Friday September 19th at 9p.m.
Sale of Parochial House
The Parochial house in Drumlea has been sold at an undisclosed sum. Situated adjacent to the old parochial house and St. Mary’s Church, Drumlea, it was built during the ministry of the late Fr. Peter Connolly P.P. of Drumreilly Upper (1920-1925), who is said to have taken an active part in its erection. The stones used were from the old house, and were originally brought from Sranadarragh and Corrala, and the sand came from Drumcoura.
Garadice Gaels made a positive start to their U-12 League campaign with victory over visiting Bornacoola at Aughawillan on last Monday evening. While there were some special performances, all players can take credit for good teamwork. The marksmanship that yielded five goals and nine points was faultless, and sound defence work by goalkeeper the defenders and goalkeeper Mark Hyland played a big part in the result. The following did duty for Garadice: Mark Hyland, Ella Galligan Maguire (1-0), Cian Connolly, Evonne Quinn, Oníosa Mimna, Ella Stringer, Ciara Mannion, Conor Edwards (2-2), Eoghan Shanley (1-1), Siobhán Maguire (1-0), Oisín Conefrey, Síomha Quinn, Patrick McGovern, Caoimhe Prior (0-6), Zack Dolan, Oisín Quinn, Ella Quinn, Deirdre Quinn.
Recalling September 1994
Wedding bells rang in St. Hugh’s Church, Ballinaglera for Michael McCabe and Sheila Creamer. Rev Stanley Johnson presided and the sermon was preached by Rev Canon Brian Smeaton at the annual Harvest Thanksgiving ceremony in St. Columba’s Church Corrawallen. The proceeds of the collection were donated to the alleviation of hardship in Rwanda. The annual Drumlea School Mass was celebrated by Fr. John Sexton C.C. in St. Mary’s Church, Drumlea. The following locals were among the winners in the Skittle competition in Newtowngore: Mary McKeon (3rd in Juvenile Individual competition), Drumreilly Juvenile team of Kevin and Francis Holahan, Colm Donohoe, Oisín Donohoe, Tracy McCartin, Mary McKeon (2nd place), Ladies Individual: Veronica McKeon (2nd), Seán Donohoe (Joint 2nd in Mens’ Individual), the team of Anne Bradley, Geraldine Mimna R.I.P., Veronica McKeon, Christine Holahan and Bríd Farrell(2nd) and the Mens’ Team of Frank Holahan, Martin McCartin, Seán Donohoe, John Joe Holahan and Seán McKeon (2nd). Having won the Rural Championship against Gortletteragh Drumreilly U-12s were beaten by 1-11 to 0-9 by the same opposition in the first round of the League. They later drew against Glencar-Manorhamilton and St. Mary’s, and following victories against Drumkeerin and Ballinamore they narrowly missed a place in the final. The U-16s beat Cloone by 3-9 to 3-7 but were later beaten 4-8 to 0-8 by Fenagh. Drumreilly seniors beat Aughawillan in the final of the Pat McHugh Memorial competition
and in Division 1 beat Mohill by 2-11 to 1-7, but were later beaten 1-9 to 2-7 by Ballinamore in Carrickmakeegan after they surrendered an interval lead of 1 17 to 0-3. In the Junior Championship Drumreilly scored a 0-15 t 0-3 win over Kiltubrid, and with the help of a late goal courtesy of Michael Maguire prevailed against Drumkeerin by 2-5 to 0-9. The prize for the Best Presented Team in the parade of Leitrim Juvenile teams at the Co. Final in Páirc Seán was won by Drumreilly. The death took place of Mr. Matthew Fee, Clonboyher. R. I. P.
Active Age Snippets
There was an attendance of fourteen at the weekly meeting of Drumreilly Active Age Group on last Wednesday night. Among the items discussed were the following: The outing to Mayo, the proposed closure of Dromod Railway Station, winter activities. Weather permitting the Group will be going to Cornafean to a Pitch and Putt session on a date to be arranged. Later in the season there will be a trip to Carrick on Shannon to take part in Bowling.