29 Jun 2022


Heritage Week

Heritage Week

On Sunday morning last, John Gerard Reynolds of Drumgrania kick started Heritage Week by taking his neighbours to mass in Gortletteragh by horse and side car. The journey was the cause of much curiosity and wonderment for mass goers. All the children were treated to a jaunt on the trap. Even after all these years, the hooks in the wall for tying the horse during mass are still in working order. John and his son, Caillin have been quite busy of late and much in demand. They were down at Lough Rynn Hotel last week greeting the Tralee Roses and taking them around the estate in their horse and carriage. Well done lads.

Wedding Bells

The wedding took place on Saturday last, August 23rd of Thomas Bohan, Farnaught and Tara McDonnell, Dublin at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Coosan, Athlone. Celebrant at the marriage ceremony was Father Declan Shannon. Matron of Honour was Julia Keating with the bridesmaids being Traci Hand, Sarah Salinger, Catriona Bohan and Lynn Farrell. Best man was the groom’s brother Philip Bohan and the groomsmen were Johnathan Mimnagh, Ollie McGowan, Anton McDonnell and Colin Murphy. A most enjoyable wedding reception for the guests was held in the Sheraton Hotel in Athlone. We wish Thomas and Tara many years of health and happiness in their married lives.


The death occurred on the 15th August of Eileen (Ellie Jane) Reilly, late of the Market Square, Longford and formally of Gubadorish, Gortletteragh. Known as Eileen to her friends in Longford, Ellie Jane was a prominent committee member of the Fearglass School Reunion that took place in 2003 when up to 500 people came from all over the world to celebrate the 100th anniversary of that famous school. Ellie Jane worked in Dublin for many years before returning to Longford where she worked for Quinnsworth - Tesco up to her retirement. She was a lovely lady, and it was always a joy to visit her at her well kept home at the Market Square where she loved going back and telling stories of olden times. Her removal took place following prayers at Glennon’s Funeral Home to St. Mel’s cathedral centre on Sunday and after mass of the resurrection on Monday, Ellie Jane was laid to rest in Gortletteragh cemetery where a guard of honour escorted her remains to the graveside. Sincere sympathy goes to her nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, sister in law, relatives and many friends in both Leitrim and Longford. May she rest in peace.

Death of former Taoiseach

We offer our condolences to Teresa Reynolds and family, Tooman on the death of her brother, Albert Reynolds. Albert had strong connections with Gortletteragh parish as his mother, Catherine Dillon was from the townland of Drumconney. The former Taoiseach received a State funeral and was laid to rest on Monday in Shanganagh Cemetery in Shankill, Co. Dublin. We offer sympathy to his wife, Kathleen and family. May he rest in peace.

Football Fare

Our seniors and juniors both bowed out of the championship last weekend at the quarter final stage. On Saturday evening last in Cloone, the seniors came out the wrong side of a high scoring game with Aughawillian while on Sunday the juniors went under to Dromahair in an entertaining game. It is now back to league business.

Mindfulness Classes

Mind Based Stress Reduction Classes(MBSR) starting in Bawn Holistic Centre Mullinalaghta starting Saturday 6th September, 10am to 12.30pm and Wednesday 10th September, 7pm to 9.30pm. Drop in Mindfulness Meditation Classes starting  Monday, 15th September, 7.45pm to 8.45.  More info on website or phone Pauline 086 3784747

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