Tidy Towns

Tidy Towns

Dromod were Leitrim winners in the tidy towns competition again this year and for the next few weeks I will publish the adjudicators report under the various headings. Overall Development Approach - Your adjudicator would like to welcome Dromod to the 2013 TidyTowns Competition and your participation is important to the competition. Thank you for your completed entry form and various supporting documents. Your large committee of fourteen people receives great community support and this is so encouraging. It was noted from the entry form that you make great use of social media to publicise your work for Dromod. The Schools links are excellent and your adjudicator especially liked the all inclusive approach that you adopt to Tidy Towns. Two versions of an entry form were submitted this year; the brochure format and the Word document. The Entry Report 2013 (word document) was extremely detailed. However it was not always clear what work was new for this year. The brochure entry form did not always clarify these issues either. It is recommended that in future years that just one entry form is submitted and either format will be fine; but not both. If you are using the Word

version then do include a heading in each category that says for example for next year ‘New Work June 2013 to May 2014’. Your clear understanding of what work is required under each adjudication category is commended. Thank you for the really excellent map; it was clear and accurate and an example of what an adjudicator likes to receive. It is suggested that all new projects are numbered in your entry form and that these numbers are clearly keyed to the map. Do make sure to be quite specific about new works and actions. Your adjudicator really likes the idea of the Junior Tidy Towns Committee. Do you have two members of this committee on your main committee? If not then this should be considered. The two student members should have exactly the same standing as the adult members. The 5 Year Plan was studied with great interest. This is an excellent document that is clear and innovative. The sections on wildlife in Dromod and the building audit are also most useful. One of the major characteristics of your Tidy Towns approach is that of clearly identifying a problem and deciding on what distinct actions are needed to resolve that issue.

Gun Club

The Bornacoola Gun Club held their AGM on Friday 6th September , 2013. At a very well attended meeting , the following are the club officers for the next year; Presidents: Basil Shanley and PJ Cox, Chairman: Robert Shanley, Secretary: Shane Reynolds, Treasurer: Michael Shanley, Safety Officers: Alan Faughnan & Tommy Sharkey and Vermin Control Officers: Sean Devine & Anthony Rogan. A number of issues were discussed on the night and members contributed to a successful meeting. The club would like to thank everyone that took part in the recent vermin/predator control programme and the club plans to organise a number of events in the forthcoming year. In the past twelve months, members have taken part in a number of activities and conservation projects. Recently, a new bird table and bird nesting boxes purchased by the gun club were presented to the Bornacoola National School as part of an educational initiative on nature and wildlife. We would like to thank the local landowners, sponsors and the people of Bornacoola for their support in the last year. Finally, if you have any problems with unwanted vermin around your area, firearms applications etc. members will seek to assist you

Brian King Memorial

A note to hand to let all you anglers know that the Brian King memorial pike fishing competition will take place on Sunday next Sept 29th at Dromod. Fishing from 11am till 4pm with entries taken from 9am. Entry fee is €50 per boat and there is a prize fund of €1500. A great days fishing is anticipated so hopefully that turns out to be true.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Paul O’Connor, Kilnagross and formerly from Dromodmore, Dromod who passed away on Thursday last. Paul’s cremation service took place on Saturday last at Mount Jerome crematorium, Harold’s Cross, Dublin . May he Rest in Peace .

12000 Dominoes

Would you like to see 12000 dominoes fall in unison? Well here is your chance! It will take place on Saturday October 12th in the Bush Hotel Carrick on Shannon at 8.30pm. Tickets are €5 each and are available from Tesco or St Ciaran’s Carrick on Shannon. Music in the night by Tom Moran there will also be a raffle for some wonderful prizes. All proceeds go to Aware (helping to defeat depression) and St. Ciaran’s (helping people with special needs). Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Oisin McGovern

There was a great turn out for the Oisin McGovern benefit night in Mohill last Friday night. Thanks to all who supported. Thanks also to all the committee who worked so hard selling tickets etc. especially Michelle Duffy who handled all the paperwork and done al the texting and to Raymond Latimor The Printworks for the posters and tickets to Tom Moran, Chris Healey, Brendan Farrell and Carmel Hackett for the entertainment, to all who donated spot prizes and those who bought items at the auction. Overall a great success and all our thoughts and prayers are with Oisin to make a full recovery.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Teresa O’Reilly nee Faughnan, Mohill who passed away at her home on Friday last. Teresa was laid to rest in Mohill cemetery on Sunday last. May she Rest in Peace.

Youth Club

A great first weak was had at the Hive by all, with the junior and teen clubs kicking off the New Year for the club. This week will see the senior club enjoy their first night of the year at seven o clock to eight thirty, and teen club afterwards until 10 pm. We have loads of fun activities coming up and some courses available for club members to take part in . Some of the courses are as follows, babysitting training, junior leaders and others yet to be confirmed. 

We will also be taking part in inter club soccer tournaments throughout the year. We are still looking for parents or anyone interested in helping out with the youth club, can still become a leader or go on the parents rota by contacting 0872578714 or 0863139228. Are there any teachers out there willing to volunteer two hours if their time once a month to help out our junior and leaving cert club members in group sessions with preparations for their up coming exams please contact the above numbers if you are interested.

The youth club are still looking for any old mobile phones for down syndrome, there is a box located in the Hive so anyone with any old unwanted phones can drop them in to the hive on a Friday evening from 7pm to 10pm or give them to any club leaders. We will be holding our AGM on next Monday the 30th at 8.30pm in the Hive and everyone is invited.   

The Final

For the first time in years, I had no ticket, so I did not travel to the All Ireland final but I enjoyed it from the comfort of the armchair. In the end the best team won, Mayo had lots of chances but a lot of wides especially in the first half left them always struggling and indeed if it was not for three great saves from their goalie it would be a much different story. No doubt Mayo will be back again next year but for now the Dubs have Sam.

Collect bottle caps

Collect Lucozade Sport/Lucozade sport and Sport Lite bottle caps to get sports equipment and gear for Bornacoola GAA Club. The more caps we collect the more gear we can get! So start collects the bottle caps and bring them to any committee member or to the club rooms at the pitch in Dromod. The Crusade continues until October 31st.

Flog it

Flog It @ Mulvey Centre Indoor Market for Simon Community

On Sun October 6th as part of Simon Week the North West Simon Community are holding a sale of bric a brac and collectables at the Mulvey Centre Indoor Market, Carrick-on-Shannon from 10 to 5. We are looking for bric a brac, costume jewellery, ornaments, bags, hats & fascinators, anything you wish to get rid of and good as new to sell on this day. Please drop any items you wish to donate to the North West Simon office between now and Saturday 5th October and help raise money for a worthy cause. The North West Simon office is located beside Eden Flowers on Park Lane, Carrick-on-Shannon and the phone number there is 071 9616200.

Club draw

Bornacoola gaa club draw takes place on Saturday night next in the Copper Still Dromod usual prizes with music on the night. Your support would be greatly appreciated.