Death of Former Parish Priest: The sudden death of former Drumreilly parish priest Fr. Patrick Sullivan at the Parochial House, Glencar has caused widespread sadness. His funeral took place on Tuesday last following concelebrated Mass of the Resurrection in Glencar Church. Sympathy is extended to his sister Teresa, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and the priests of Kilmore Diocese. Fr. Sullivan was born on October 16th 1933 to John Sullivan and Catherine Donohoe, Denbawn, Denn, Co. Cavan. Following second level studies in St. Patrick’s College, Cavan he studied for the priesthood in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth and St. Kieran’s College, Kilkenny, where he was ordained onJune 4th 1961. His first ministry was in Birmingham in 1961-’62. On his return to the Kilmore diocese he was appointed as curate to Drumreilly Lower where he served from 1962 to 1972. He spent the next eight years in Drumreilly Upper before he was appointed to Ballintemple for a four year spell. He served in Oughteragh from 1984 to 1990 before being appointed as Parish Priest of Corlough in 1990. After nine years of ministry he served in Knockbride (1999-2003) and in Glencar from 2003 until his death. He will be remembered in Drumreilly Upper for his part in the renovation of St. Mary’s Church, Drumlea, his application to his pastoral work in addition to his involvement in the G.A.A Club, the Park Committee, the Youth Club, the Game Council and other activities. Faoi chúmhdach na naingeal go raibh a anam uasal
Winners at Bingo: The following were among the winners on last Friday night in Drumreilly Community Centre: Vincent McBrien, Camber, Lorna Mc Govern, Carrigallen, Sinéad McGovern, Ardra, Veronica Mulligan, Pauline Darcy, Aughawillan, Patricia Corby, Ballinamore, Pauline Smith, Drumury, Maureen Bracken, Keelrin, Alice Shields, Ballinamore, M. Brady, Brigid Smith, Mahana, Jimmy Bohan, Gortnagullion, Mary Gaffney, Corrala, Dympna Gray, Ballinamore, Joan Mulligan, Mount Ida, Pat Brady, Aughnacliffe, Betty Taylor, Clonboyher, Anne Masterson, Ardra, Mary McGovern, Cattan, Anne McCaffrey, Ballinamore, S. Lavin, Corrawallen, Tommy Cassidy, Drumgowna, and Lily Leddy, Gubbs. Bingo will continue on next Friday night June 7th at 9.00 p.m.
Parish Ministries: The following are the Drumreilly parish ministries in June: Readers: Elizabeth Daly and Gráinne Donegan; Collectors: Des Donegan and Liam McGirl; Counters: Bernadette O Reilly, Mary Fee and Des Donegan; Altar Society: Mary Fee and Monica Fee; Eucharistic Ministers: Maureen Maguire and Karl McCartin.
Tea Party: Ruth Morrow will be hosting a tea party in her home on Saturday 8th June between 3pm and 6pm to raise funds for the Leitrim Branch of the MS society. The MS society provides vital services such as transport, physiotherapy and counseling to people MS and their families. All monies raised will go to the Leitrim branch to assist people living in the county. Call in for a chat, a cuppa and some goodies to support this worthwhile charity.
Key of the Door: Belated congratulations to Damian Grimes, Drumconlevan on the celebration of his twenty-first birthday.
Active Age Snippets: A party of thirty-eight including members of Drumreilly Active Age Group and members of other groups has recently enjoyed a five day coach trip to County Wicklow and County Wexford. The outing was made all the more pleasant because of the fine weather. On Sunday May 19th they travelled via Mullingar, stopping off at the Belvedere House, Mullingar before continuing their journey to the Arklow Bay Hotel which was to be their residence for their stay. Monday was spent visiting Powerscourt House and the world-famous forty-seven acre Gardens, and lovely Glendalough. The visit to Wexford on Tuesday is best remembered for visits to Wexford town, The National Heritage Park, Hook Head Lighthouse, and Johnstown Castle and a sojourn in the Irish Agriculture Museum. On Wednesday they took in Mount Usher Gardens created by four generations of the Walpole family before travelling back t to enjoy a shopping spree in Arklow. On Thursday they spent the day in Bray before returning home carrying memories of a memorable trip.
Recalling June 1991: Drumreilly U-14s beat Cloone, and were beaten by Aughavas and Carrigallen. Mary McKeon booked her ticket to Mosney for the All Ireland Community Games U-10 100m All Ireland final. A special Mass to mark the hundredth birthday of Kinkeen-born Miss Margaret Tiernan ex-N.T. was celebrated in St. Mary’s Drumlea. The following from the Ballinamore Local Electoral Area were elected to Leitrim Co. Council: Damian Brennan, John Ellis, Tommy McCartin, Liam McGirl, Gerard Reynolds, and Jim Joe Shortt. The deaths took place of Mrs Mary Lohan, Sranadarragh and Mrs. Christina Flatley nee Farrell, U.S.A. And formerly Gubbs R.I.P