Death in England

Death in England

The death has taken place in England of former Cloone resident Mrs Mary Gormley Gilhooly. Sympathy is extended to her husband Gabriel, formerly Drumcoura, their children and other relatives. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

New Rector

At a ceremony in Kilmore Cathedral Bishop Ferran Glenfield has ordained John Woods as rector of Swanlinbar and Kildallon Group of parishes.

Festival Service

All are welcome to the annual Harvest Service in St. Columba’s Parish Church, Corrawallen on this Friday September 27th at 8.00 p.m.


There was an attendance of nine at a meeting of Drumreilly Community Centre on Tuesday night of last week. Chairman Tommy Connolly presided. Among the items discussed were Bingo, inspection by the Fire Officer, repairs, replacements and alterations to plumbing, heating system, lighting, doors and windows, exterior and interior painting and fund-raising. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday October 22nd at 9p.m.

To Fresh Woods

For some the start of the school year has meant the hauling out of the schoolbags discarded since early summer. Off to St. Mary’s N.S., Drumlea for the first time went Rachel McNiff, Carrickmakeegan, Chloe Maguire, Carrickmakeegan, Paul Lavin, Corrawallen and Ben, Huston, Ardra. The Post Primary doors opened for Shauna Lavin, Corrawallen; Emer and Michelle McCabe, Corrawallen, Sinéad Edwards, Newtowngore and Hughie Maguire, Carrickmakeegan. Third level studies have begun for Ciara Gaffney, Mullaghboy, Gráinne Donegan, Gortahose, Aisling Maguire, Corrawallen, Tadhg Murray, Gortahose and Barry Taylor, Clonboyher. Go neirí go geal leo uilig.

Golden Jubilee

Heartiest congratulations go to popular couple Harold and Betty Taylor, Clonboyher on the celebration of fifty years of happy marriage.

Recalling September 1993

Wedding bells rang in St. Mary’s Church, Carrigallen for Michael Donohoe, Gortermone and Martina Delaney, Dohern. The following from the Prior S.D. were among the medal winners at the C.R.N. Dancing Feis in Drumlish: Rachel Kennedy, Aughoo (Reel -1st) and Hornpipe -2nd); Marian Mulligan, Carrickmakeegan (Reel-1st); Jennifer Reilly, Drumlea (Reel-4th ); Mary McKeon, Drumlea (Hornpipe-3rd) and Linda Reilly, Drumlea Single Jig-3rd). The provision of a new roof, interior and exterior decoration and repairs to the central heating system by contractor James McGovern had begun on St. Mary’s Church, Drumlea. For the duration of the work, Mass was celebrated in the Community Centre until the reopening of the church for midnight mass on Christmas Eve. Drumreilly U-12s beat Drumkeerin in the Division1League first round opening game, and were beaten by Allen Gaels Gortletteragh, St. Mary’s and Mohill. The U-16s prevailed against Aughnasheelin. The junior team defeated Kiltubrid in Division 4, and the seniors collected full League points against Aughnasheelin and Carrigallen. The deaths took place of Drumdiffer-born Marist Sister Sr. Albert (Catherine McKiernan), Mrs. Kathleen Breen nee Kiernan, Downpatrick and formerly Aughalough and of Mrs. Brigid McCartin, Sranadarragh. R. I. P.

Ladies Football

A highly-entertaining Ladies Senior Championship final between Aughawillan and St. Joseph’s at Páirc Seán on last Saturday evening ended in a 2-7 to 0-13 draw. The following did duty for Aughawillan: Shauna Plunkett, Sarah Quinn, Catherine Holahan, Marian Mulligan, Sinéad Quinn, Gráinne McGlade, Ciara Gaffney, Maeve Quinn, Mary McKeon, (capt.), Caoimhe Quinn, Carla LeGuen, Josephine Maguire, Michelle Kelleher, Aileen Maguire,

Karen McGovern, Ciana Stringer, Deirdre Quinn, Emer McGlade, Eimhin Quinn.