ANNUAL CYCLE: It is that time of year again when the South Leitrim 80K annual cycle takes off on this saturday 4th August from St Patricks Church Mohill at 10am. Wishing all concerned every success. For more information contact Tracy Kivlehan on 087 7511743,mail

ANNUAL CYCLE: It is that time of year again when the South Leitrim 80K annual cycle takes off on this saturday 4th August from St Patricks Church Mohill at 10am. Wishing all concerned every success. For more information contact Tracy Kivlehan on 087 7511743,mail

BIG BIINGO: Bingo continues here in the Canon Donohoe Hall every Monday night at 9pm.Extra prizes next Monday August bank Holiday 6th August. Come along it could be your lucky night. Proceeds go to fund expenses etc.

SOCIAL DANCING: Js Hotel is the place to come and dance your cares away on Thursday night next 2nd August where PJ Murphy’s band will play your favourite music and songs and you can enjoy the entertainment and the craic.

DAVID – AILEEN WED: Our warmest congratulations to David Conaty lr Bridge street Mohill on his marriage to Aileen Murray Dublin which took place on the 14th July 2012 in St Mochtas church Porterstown. The ceremony with nuptial mass was performed by Fr John Delaney. The lovely bride had as her bridesmaids Sarah Murray Suzanne Murray and Anne Upton and the groomsmen were Stephen Conaty Paul Conaty and Gerard Haley not forgetting the beautiful flower girl Madeline Grey. The magnificent music was by Marianne Russel Catherine Traynor and Amy Guinane. Organist was Ciara Daly. Following the marriage ceremony a reception was held for family and friends which was most enjoyable. David and Aileen are now on honeymoon in Australia,their many friends here in Mohill wish to join with me in wishing them good luck good health and every blessing now and in the future.

THANK YOU: The organisers of the Church gate collection in aid of concern wish to thank all who contributed so generously to the collection at St Patricks Church Mohill on Saturday and Sunday last. 500 euro was the amount collected for this worthy cause. Thank you to all willing collectors also.

SHOW NEWS: Entries for Mohill show closed on Thursday August 9th next so if you wish to be part of Mohill’s 85th annual show day on Sunday August 19 next do call to Mohill Show Office today and get a schedule of classes and entry form. The schedule gives all the class in the various sections of the show and of course there is a special section for the junior show enthusiast. So call to Mohill show office today or telephone 071 963 1007/087 2054746 or email

SHOW RAFFLE: Mohill Agricultural Show Committee members are presently selling raffle tickets for this years fund raising raffle and is hoped that all the community will support their work to cover all the expenses of running Mohill Show 2012. With 1500 euro in prize money tickets are now on sale at 5 euro each and book of 3 for 10 euro. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

CLOONE SHOW: All roads lead to Cloone on Monday next 6th August for their 24th annual agricultural show. The venue is again the field belonging the Beirne family,located on the Balinamore road out of the village. This promises to be a day to remember. The organising committee have put together an action packed programme where young and old can come and enjoy themselves. Extending a cead mile failte to all our visitors and to all who come and support the show.

LEITRIM OLYMPIANS: London Olympics here we come. The people of Eslin Mohill Ballinamore and all Ireland are proud to see two outstanding athletes Laura Reynolds Eslin and Ballinamore’s Colin Griffin line out on Saturday 11th August next in this years Olympics in London. To help celebrate the achievements of Colin and Laura the Observer is offering the people and businesses of Leitrim the chance to send messages of support when they carry two in dept interviews with our Olympians in their edition of the 10th August 2012. They will be running messages of support & good wishes from friends businesses etc. By taking an advertisement you will be supporting the training fund for Laura & Colin . For more information you can contact Melanie Banbridge 071 9622613 or email Book early to avoid disappointment. Up leitrim.

FIONA AND CHRIS WED: Our warmest congratulations to Fiona Reynolds Killamaun Mohill and Chris Farrell Crossakiel whose marriage took place in St Patricks Church Mohill on the 14th July 2012.The chief celebrant was Fr Bernard Hogan assisted by our parish priest Fr Pat Murphy and Fr patrick Farelly Kildallen con-celebrating the marriage . Fiona’s three sisters were bridesmaids Lisa was the chief bridesmaid and was ably assisted by Elaine and Louise. Mark was Chris’s bestman with groomsmen John and Robbie by his side. All three boys are brothers of the groom. The beauty of the ceremony was greatly enhanced by the beautiful music song provided by Catherine Wynne Tawneymore Mohill. The wedding reception held in Lough Rynn Castle waa truly a day to remember. As Chris and Fiona return to their new home in Drumhanny Eslin Bridge we wish them a long life filled with love and every blessing.

TAX RELIF FOR CHARITABLE DONATIONS: Tax Relief forms were sent out recently to all those who contributed more than 250 euro to the offertory and 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 when making your annual returns. If you do not pay income tax simply ignore the form.

EUCHARSITIC 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 our own will be easier to bear.

DEATH: Founders of LAPWD Sr Emmanuel Farrelly passed away. LAPWD member and friends are saddened to hear the news of the death of the foundress of LLAPD Sr Emmanuel Farrelly LAPWD hon president. Sr Emmanuel was born Patricia Farrelly in Aughavas Co Leitrim and passed away on July 23rd in Laurel Lodge Nursing home Longford. LPWD owes a great debt to Sr Emmanuel and the group of visionary supporters who recognised lack of supports for people with disabilities and introduced the philosphy of independent living to Leitrim. We convey our smpathy to her family and her community of Mercy sisters, as do her many past pupils of Marian College here in Mohill where Sr Emmanuel was former principal . Her dedication and good works were not in vain as many of her students have gone forward to make a name for themselves here and all over the world. Many people travelled from Mohill to her removal and concelebrated Mass which was a celebration of her great life. She was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her. Despite her illness she had time for everyone and her many qualities will be forever remembered. Those who live in grace go no further from us than to God.

PORTIUNCULA MISSION: This week on the 1st 2nd 3rd August the annual Portiuncula Mission will take place in Drumshanbo. Mass 12 noon and 8pm each day. Confessions from 1pm Thursday , annointing of the sick during 12 noon mass on Friday. Office of the dead 5pm each day. Evening prayers 6.30pm each evening. Benediction and night prayer 10pm each night. The mission will be conducted by Rev Fr Ulic Troy OFM .Your attendance will be appreciated.

FIRST FRIDAY: 3rd August mass in St Patricks church mohill at 10am -8pm. Confessions Thursday after 10am mass. Fr Sean will attend the sick as usual,Fr Pat will make his calls on the following Thursday - Friday 9th -10th August. Eucharist adoration every Thursday after 10am mass – 10pm.