STEPHEN AND LORRAINE WED: Our warmest congratulations to Lorraine Beirne, daughter of Paddy and Mary Beirne Ohill Mohill on her marriage to Stephen McSweeney son of Sean and Sheila McSweeney Ballincul Co Sligo.

STEPHEN AND LORRAINE WED: Our warmest congratulations to Lorraine Beirne, daughter of Paddy and Mary Beirne Ohill Mohill on her marriage to Stephen McSweeney son of Sean and Sheila McSweeney Ballincul Co Sligo.

They tied the knot in St Patricks Church Mohill and the radiant bride had as her bridesmaid her sister Catherine, Stehpen had his brother Tadgh as his groomsman.

The beautiful little flower girl was Sinead Beirne and the handsome page boy was Sean McSweeney. Following the ceremony with nuptial mass a reception for family and friends was enjoyed a the Landmark hotel Carrick on Shannon. Their many friends here in Mohill wish to join with me in wishing Stephen and Lorraine a life filled with love and every blessing now and in the years ahead.

POKER NIGHT: All roads lead to John James Bar Glebe St Mohill when serious card players come to play poker on this Friday night 20th July at 8pm.For the lucky winner the prize is 500 euro. All proceeds on the night go to fund “The Mohill Bluegrass festival which will take place here in Mohill 10- 12th August. Website

KNOCK SUMMER FESTIVAL: The festival takes place on Saturday 28th July. This day will be full of talks, prayer music reflection and workshops. The theme for the day is “One”. The day is for people aged 17-30 years and is free of charge. We shall never know all the good that a prayer can do. The fruit of prayer is faith – it is a gift from God.

MOHILL GAA LOTTO RESULTS: On the 9th July the draw was held in O’Carolans Glebe St. The numbers drawn 2,7,15,23. There was no jackpot winner. Lucky dip winners 1st 70 euro Pats & Brian McGuire Gortfada; 2nd 40 euro Bridie Reynolds Eslin; 3rd 20 euro Ann O’Connor ,Mohill. The draw on Monday night 16th July was held in Fitzpatrick’s Main Street with the jackpot at 11,200 euro. Thanking you for your support. Congratulations to our Leitrim team who were victorious on Saturday last when they beat Wicklow in Pairc Sean MacDiarmada in the all Ireland championship qualifier. Not forgetting our county U16 side who beat Roscommon in the Fr Manning Cup clash in Strokestown. Well done to our gallant Leitrim boys.

MOHILL SHOW: Schedules for Mohill’s 85th annual agricultural show are now available and outline the great variety of classes in all stations of the show. If you have not yet got your copy and would like to be part of Mohill’s show 2012 call to Mohill Show Office or tel 071 9631007 , 96360090/087 2054746. Entries close 9th Aug 2012.Get your schedule - entry form today.

LEItRIM GUARDIAN: The editor of the Leitrim Guardian- Dr Blaithin Gallagher Drumkeerin is now working on producing the 45th edition of the Leitrim Guardian which will be launched on 30th Nov 2012. Blaithin is seeking contributions - articles photos and short stories about events and people reflecting life in Co Leitrim. This magazine represents all areas and parishes in the county and is a forum for any person at home or abroad to write a short article poem etc and send it on to Blaithin. Many successful current writers started off their writing career by contributing to the Leitrim Guardian. Each year literary and poetry awards are presented to winners by the committee who also select the Leitrim Guardian Person of year award and nominations for the award can be submitted to the sect Fr John Sexton Parochial House Kilargue. Please put your pen to paper and send in your poem or story.

BIRTHDAY GREETING: Her many friends here in Mohill wish to join with me in sending belated birthday greetings to Rose Dolan formerly from Glebe St Mohill and now in the loving care of the doctors nurses and staff at Mulcross Nursing home Kilclare,Carrick on Shannon. I wish to send belated birthday greetings also to Brigie Howard Cloonturk,Dromod who also celebrated her birthday recently. Wishing Rose & Brigie all the happiness they deserve.Good health and every blessing now and in the future.

SOCIAL DANCING: There was a good attendance at Js on Thursday night last. You can come again on this Thursday night 19th July and enjoy the lovely music by J & S Sound. You can dance the night away meet old friends and enjoy the craic.

COME AND ENJOY: The official launch of the County Leitrim Percy French Society and a performance of some of the works of Percy French will take place on Friday next 29th July at 8pm sharp in the Hunt Hall – opposite Mohill library Castle Street. Senator David Norris will perform the launch . Refreshments will be served. Come and enjoy. Everyone welcome. Contact Tish 086 0827430.

CYSTIC FIBROSIS ASSOCIATION: Thank you to all who donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Association collection held on 23- 24th June last. A total of 570 euro was the amount collected. A special thanks to the collectors who always turn up. A friend in need is a friend indeed.

ESLIN FUN WEEK: To whom it may concern Eslin Fun Week takes place from the 23rd -27th July for children aged 4 -14 years. For more details please contact Majella on 087 9109352.

MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL IN MOHILL: A new Montessori Preschool is opening in Mohill town. This school is now enrolling for September. They will cater for children aged 2 years 10 months up to 5 years. They will also provide places under the ECCE scheme. If your child is starting school in September 2013 and was born between 02/02/20008 and 30/06/209 they are entitled to avail of the free pre school year opening 9.30am to 1pm Monday to Friday. If you wish to enroll your child for September you can phone Montessori teacher Lorraine on 089 4282132.

SUMMER CAMPS: The Summer camps in Canon Donohoe Hall are from, 16th - 20th July for 8 – 11 year olds 23-27 July for 12 - 14 years and from 30th July - 3rd Aug Foroige camp for 15 – 17 year olds. For more details please contact Sarah on 086 6035977.Come and enjoy.

TAX RELIEF FOR CHARITABLE DONATIONS: Tax Relief forms were sent out recently to all those who contributed more than 250 euro to the offertory as dues collections in 2011.For those who pay income tax under the PAYE system only the parish can reclaim tax already paid. A big thank you to all those who have returned forms and ask that any outstanding forms be returned by the end of this week. If you pay any income tax other than PAYE do not return the form but you can claim the relief when making your annual returns. If you do not pay income tax simply ignore the form.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: There is Eucharistic Adoration every Thursday here in St Patricks Church from 10.30am – 10pm .You are welcome to come and make a visit. Open your heart to another’s troubles and your own will be easier to bear.