Fundraising draw The New Cemetery Committee are organising a Fundraising draw which will take place in O’ Reilly’s Bar on Saturday next 26th October. Music provided on the night. Prizes are 1. €1,000, 2. 32” TV, 3. €100 Voucher, 4. €100 Voucher, 5. €100 Voucher. Tickets cost €10 and all areas of the parish have been visited by ticket sellers. If we missed you, tickets are still available in the shops and public houses in the village. Tickets can also be purchased from any committee member or on the night. We look forward to seeing you all there.
Congratulations to St Helens In their search for Leinster Honours St.Helen’s had a magnificent win over their opponents on Saturday last in the Semi-Final at Monaduff. Sincere thanks to all who turned out to support them. We are asking as many supporters as possible to come out next day and wear the maroon and gold colours and support these girls on their quest to become Leinster Champions. We are also asking all the businesses and houses in the parish to put up some flags, bunting, etc to show their support. The opponents in the Leinster Final are Monastrevin Co. Kildare. We wish St. Helen’s continued success both team and mentors.
Congratulations to Ben Anthony Hilton son of Bob& Sinead Ballinamuck who was baptised and welcomed into the faith family of our parish last weekend. Congratulations also to his parents.
Congratulations to Ciaran and Lisa Smyth, Creenagh on the recent birth of their baby daughter Katie at Cavan General Hospital. A welcome sister for Jack and Daniel, and welcome grandchild for Anna Mae, Derrahaun, Newtowncashel and for Gerry & Elizabeth Brady, Creenagh. We hope Katie brings great joy and happiness to the whole family.
We have organised indoor underage coaching for all under 8/10 for October and November in the Community Centre Drumlish. This will be a 45 minute session which will be aimed at improving skills of each player. It will finish up with a Xmas party for all kids to finish out year. Under 8 Fridays 6.30-7.15 Under 10 Fridays 7.15-8. All Welcome.
The adult education officer is now attending the library regularly with information on courses available locally, if you want to see her, contact the library on 0433324760 for details and appointment. Computer courses are starting again in the near future beginners and advanced welcome – for information contact Helen in the library. We are hoping to get our book club underway for the winter. If you have any ideas or want to join contact Helen at the library. Opening hours are Monday 10.30am – 1.00pm & 2.00pm – 6.00pm. Wednesday 11.30am – 4.00pm & 5.00pm – 8.00pm. Saturday 10.00am – 1.00pm
Bingo takes place every Tuesday in 98 Hall Ballinamuck. Nightly jackpot €1300 Everyone welcome to come along. Your support would be sincerely appreciated.
Badminton will take place in Drumlish Community Centre every Thursday night at 9pm. New members welcome and beginners particularly welcome.
Social Dancing classes in J’s Hotel, Mohill, starting this Wednesday night, 16th October at 8pm. Admission 6 euro. Tutor Mary Brady. Everybody welcome.
Claddagh Dance Academy Irish Dancing Lessons have returned in Drumlish! Classes are now held upstairs in Cassidy’s The Village Inn on Wednesdays from 5.30 to 7pm. Classes are starting in Dromard GAA Club on Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 7pm. Classes in Ballinamuck are continuing on Mondays in the 98 Hall in Ballinamuck from 6pm to 7.30pm. An Adults class has also started in the 98 Hall in Ballinamuck on Mondays 8pm to 9pm for any adults wishing to take up or return to Irish Dancing! Boys & Girls of all ages and abilities welcomed. Individual attention guaranteed. For more information contact Mary 0879565493 or Sinead 0857793444.
Training opportunities for People in receipt of any Disability/illness payment commences in the EDI Centre Longford. This 8 week part time programme includes FETAC accredited modules with work experience included. To register for this programme contact EDI Centre 043 3347515.
There are still some spaces available on the ACCORD Pre-Marriage Course: 2nd and 5th December 2013. This course runs over 2 evenings from 6- 10.30pm. For further information contact ACCORD 043-3347222 or book any of the 2014 courses on-line at www.accord.ie
Music Lessons for children and adults – guitar, mandolin, violin, banjo,& keyboard.If interested contact Enda McKenna 087-9980615.
Car boot sale
Drumlish Village and Area Enhancement – are gathering for another car boot sale and welcome any recyclable and saleable items that you no longer have use for. Contact Dympna 043-3324538 or any member of our Area Enhancement or Tidy Town Team – items can be collected if necessary…
Choir Practice for new children’s choir on Tuesday evenings from 6.15 – 6.50pm. Parent’s presence welcome.
North Longford Men’s Group
On Wednesday October 23rd the group will visit Kilmainham Gaol and Arbour Hill Cemetery Dublin. On Thursday November 7th – The Country & Life Museum Castlebar, where they will take part in a Thatching workshop. Anyone interested in travelling contact group co-ordinator breda on 043-3347515.
Ballinamuck NS News
Cash for Clobber: Pupils and Staff from Ballinamuck NS are collecting unwanted clothing, footwear and household textiles as a fundraiser for the school. All bags of unwanted clothing can be dropped at the school gates on the morning of Wednesday 23rd October. Thank you for your support.
White Collar Boxing
A Date for your diary. Gaels Utd FC are hosting a White Collar Boxing event in Drumlish Community Centre on Saturday 7th December. There are already several names lined up for various bouts for what should be a memorable night’s boxing. For enquiries call 0860761556. More details over the coming weeks.
At the end of the month it is hoped to begin the small upgrade to the Tabernacle and the Sanctuary in St. Mary’s Church Drumlish which was sanctioned by the previous Parish Council . This was planned for 2012 to coincide with the year if the Eucharist and the Eucharistic Congress but due to circumstances outside our control it was not achievable. When the grade is complete we should have a more unified sanctuary area reflecting the importance of the Tabernacle and the ever presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Apologies for any inconvenience during the short period of the upgrade.