Table Quiz  

Table Quiz  

Bornacoola GAA are holding our annual table quiz fundraiser in the Copper Still, Dromod on Friday next, November 21st.  There will be senior and junior sections on the night and a great night’s fun is guaranteed as usual. This is the club’s final fundraiser of the year so all are welcome organise a team and see you there. Team of four €40.  

Vote for Lough Rynn Festival

We Need Your Help!! The Today FM Best in Ireland Awards have come around again and we would LOVE to be considered for the Best in Ireland Annual Festival. This category is only open for festivals like ours and we are so proud of our festival we think we can give some of the other festivals around the country a run for their money! But we need YOU to log on to Today FM and nominate the Lough Rynn Harvest Festival and Vintage Day that’s now entering its 21st year. Please follow the link and nominate us now!! http://www.todayfm.com/Best-in-Ireland-Awards Thank you so so much and hopefully there will be an award for us in the near future!!!


We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the late Elizabeth Jones, Cloonageeher, Bornacoola and formerly from Buckles, Co. Donegal who passed away on Thursday last at Mullingar General Hospital. Elizabeth was laid to rest in St Paul’s cemetery, Newtownforbes on Saturday last. At Rest.

Bornacoola Community Development

The A.G.M of the Bornacoola Community Development committee will take place in Bornacoola Community centre on Thursday next at 9pm. All members are requested to attend. New members welcome.

Bornacoola GAA AGM

The annual general meeting of the Bornacoola GAA club is fixed for Sunday, November 30th at 12 noon in Bornacoola Community centre. Nominations and motions should be forwarded to Secretary, Seamus Mallon. New members are welcome as well as volunteers to assume new and increased roles within the club.


We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the late Christina O’Beirne, nee Tiernan, Mohill who passed away on Monday week last at Sligo General Hospital. Christina was laid to rest in Mohill cemetery on Wednesday last. May she Rest in Peace.

Christmas Fair and Fun day

Christmas Fair and Fun day hosted by 17th Roscommon - Kilglass/Tarmonbarry Scouts Group and Shannon River Adventure Centre will be held on Sunday, 7th December from 12pm to 6pm. This promises to be a great festive day for all. The event will include: Music; Fair Games; Stalls (Christmas items, bakery, etc..); Santa; Face Painting; Camp craft workshops; Activities such as Archery & Climbing Wall; Mulled Wine and Mince Pies and much much more.  Further details will follow in the coming weeks.  Please contact Lara (087) 96 10 773 or Patsy (086) 60 31 767 if you like to make any enquiries.


We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the late Brigid Gray, nee Farrell, Leitrim, Newtownforbes who passed away on Friday last at the Gascoigne Nursing Home, Dublin. Brigid was laid to rest in Newtownforbes cemetery on Monday last. May she Rest in peace.

Leitrim Vintage Club

Leitrim Vintage Club is holding a great end of season auto jumble on 23rd November in Cornageeha Community Centre. New and used spare parts for vintage cars & tractors manuals, books, DVDs and much more. Auto jumblers from all over have booked in. Refreshments available. Doors open from 10am.Tel 087 6537510.


We extend our condolences to Gerry and Evelyn Newton, Fearnaught on the death of Evelynn’s father, Richard, better known as Dick McDonagh, Main Street, Castlerea Co. Roscommon who died on Tuesday week last at U.C.H Galway. Dick was laid to rest in St Joseph’s cemetery, Castlerea on Sunday last. May he Rest in Peace.

Farmers Rights Campaign

The Ballinamore Library ‘Picture of the Month’ for November is a framed document titled ‘Leitrim Roll of Honour 1966 – 1967 Famers Rights Campaign’. It was presented to the N.F.A in Leitrim by Rickard Deasey, former President of the N.F.A. It details the Leitrim County Executive Officers 1966 – 67, Chairman: Hugh Leddy, Hon Secretary: Jim Finn and Treasurer: Liam Ellis. It outlines that on October 12th 1966, 20 Leitrim farmers started on a walk to Dublin. They were Hugh Leddy, Joseph O’Connell, Noel Dolan, Peter Flynn, Larry Gaffney, Desmond Quinn, Peter Honeyman, Hugh P. Brady, Shay McGovern, Tommy Heraghty, Bartley Feeney, Liam Irwin, Michael Clancy, Pat McGoldrick, John J. Smith, Peter O’Connell, John J. Duignan, Thomas J, Heaney, Marcus Clements and Thomas Kelly. Other farmers from the area included Hugh Faughnan, Thomas Newton, John J. Reynolds, Gerry Moran, James Foley, John Ward, Brendan Keville and Jack Shanley. Farmer’s rights campaigns are very topical at the moment so the protests of 48 years ago may bring back many memoires to the people of Leitrim. If this is the case why not call to Ballinamore Library during the month of November and see the names of the farmers which are beautifully written on this document. Opening hours are Mon, Wed & Fri 10 - 5.30; Tues & Thur 10 - 8; Sat 10 – 5, with daily lunch closing 1.30 – 2.30pm.

New baby

We send our congratulations to Michael and Karen O’Farrell, Drumard on the birth of their daughter, Aoife, born in Sligo Regional Hospital last week. Also good wishes to the proud grandparents, Sean & Gabrielle O’Farrell, Drumard and William & Phyllis Fleming in Carrigart, Donegal.


We send our congratulations to Robert Moran, Aughamore, Rooskey and Claire Murray, Moylough, Co Galway who announced their engagement at the weekend. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Annaduff GAA

The much anticipated Annaduff G.A.A Calendar is now available to pre order from Alan at 0879924913, Barry at 0876538425, Niall at 0879852113. The Calendar is a record of club activities during 2014 and also marks a number of club members’ birthdays. This ideal Christmas Present at ten euro is part of a limited print run so please get your order in early.


Annaduff G.A.A are holding a Special evening to celebrate the achievements of our under 14 winning teams of 1964 and 2014 on Friday, 28th November. The evening will commence with Mass celebrated by one of the stars on the 1964 team Fr. Cathal Faughnan in Drumsna at 7pm. After Mass the evening continues in Cox’s of Dromod from 8pm where Dinner will be served. Food will be provided for the under 14 teams on the night and parents and supporters can avail of dinner at a reduced cost of ten euro by booking with Niall Lyons at 0879852113 or 087 6538425. Following dinner musical entertainment will be provided.


Badminton continues at Mohill Sports complex tonight Wednesday and every Wednesday starting at 8pm. Newcomers are always welcome.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Wednesday, 17th June 2015 for seven nights half board basis, Depart Shannon. Group Leader: Hubert McHugh. Spiritual Director: Fr. Vincent Connaughton PP. For further details contact Hubert McHugh 0872201879 or Fr. Vincent Connaughton on 087 9563668.

Roscommon Solstice Choir

On Sunday, December 14th at 6 pm, the Roscommon Solstice Choir will perform an evening of Christmas Carols by candlelight, in St. Mary’s Church, Killenummery, Dromahair, Co. Leitrim. This will be a fantastic night as we prepare for the wonderful celebration of Christmas. The children from St. Joseph’s N.S. Killenummery, will stage a short performance on the theme of Christmas commencing at 6 pm. The Roscommon solstice choir is made up of almost 100 adults, and have gone from strength to strength. They have been widely acknowledged nationwide, and have appeared on R.T.E. Television and some radio programmes. Its lead singer Eimear Reynolds won the national competition of the face of Ireland held in Dublin last October.

The entrance fee to the concert will be €10, and the proceeds will go to St. Mary’s N.S. Killenummery. After the concert everyone are invited to the local hall beside the church for refreshments and a brilliant raffle. Tickets will be on sale at checkout shop in Ballintogher, Mc Goldrick’s shop in Dromahair or by contacting Fr. Vincent at St. Mary’s, Killenummery, Dromahair, Co. Leitrim. All roads lead to this wonderful night on the 14th December at 6pm in Killenummery, Dromahair Co. Leitrim.Other reminders: Parish Advent Programme 2014.Sunday 30th November - holy hour by candlelight St. Therese’s Church, Ballintogher, Co. Sligo at 6 pm. Sunday 7th December – Holy Hour by candlelight St. Michael’s church, Killavoggy, Dromahair, Co. Leitrim. at 6 pm. Sunday 14th December- Roscommon Solstice Choir performing Christmas Carols St. Mary’s Church Killenummery, Dromahair, Co. Leitrim. at 6 pm. Sunday December 21st Penitential Service - St. Mary’s Killenummery at 6 pm Christmas Eve Mass - St Mary’s Church at 8 pm.

Birthday greetings

Again this week would like to send greetings to some locals who celebrates their birthday around now, firstly to Lena Mitchell, Gortletteragh who celebrated her 21st birthday this week, next to popular Dromod man, T.P. Cox who reached a milestone in his life last week, also to my Godchild Michelle Moran who turned 30 yesterday and finally to my good neighbour, Michael Stenson who celebrates his birthday today Wednesday. As usual information compliments of Facebook. We wish you health and happiness for the future.