are Day in Gortletteragh NS

are Day in Gortletteragh NS

Well done to Gortletteragh National School who recently hosted a ‘Care Day’ as part of the new Anti Bullying Programme for primary schools. The programme adopts a ‘no blame’ approach to bullying and examines interaction between perpetrator, victim and bystanders. It was introduced by Facilitator, Monica Monahan (CEO of the National Anti Bullying Coalition) who trained staff and pupils and met parents and the Board of Management thus adopting a whole school approach to addressing the important issue. Invited guests included, Leitrim football captain, Emlyn Mulligan and Garda Joe McGivern from Ballinamore. The event was followed by a workshop for staff members and a parent’s meeting. The Board of Management, Principal, Barbara Kavanagh and the teaching staff must be complimented on this very positive, hands on approach to the subject of bullying in school, which will make for a happier environment for all pupils and staff.

Birthday Lady

We wish Nancy Mitchell of Trayne a very happy 90th birthday and wish her a speedy recovery to full fitness after her stay in hospital.

Football fare

Despite playing very well on Saturday evening last in the park, our seniors went under to St. Mary’s with the last kick of the game in a high scoring encounter. In last week’s notes I didn’t acknowledge the important contribution of Jack Heslin in helping Leitrim to the Connacht minor league title. He played very well and set up the all important goal. Sorry about that Jack. Well done again and good luck to yourself, David and the rest of the minor set up as you prepare for the forthcoming championship.


The death took place last week at St. James Hospital, Dublin of Anne Reynolds, Drumhirk. Her remains were removed from her residence on Monday, April 14th to St Mary’s Church, Gortletteragh and after her funeral mass on Tuesday, which was celebrated by Rev. John Quinn P.P.; she was laid to rest in Gortletteragh cemetery. Anne was a very jovial type of person, and any time you met her she was sure to lift your heart. We tender sympathy with her husband Raymond, sons Sean, Raymond, Ronan and Jarlath, sisters Teresa, Aine and Patricia, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.