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Kilglass ski presentation night

An email in from Mamie to let you know that there will be a Kilglass ski presentation night on Saturday, 7th February in The Silver Eel, Strokestown at 9pm. Music by “The Undercovers” Door prize and refreshments on the night. Everyone welcome.

Packie Duignan Traditional weekend

Fri 30th Jan - 1st Feb. Friday 30th. 9.30pm. Gunnings. official opening.

Saturday 31st,2pm. Registration for workshops in Aras Padraig. 2.30pm - 4pm. workshops. Flute with Orla Ward, Whistle Niamh Ward, Bouzouki Sven Paetz. Admission €8 per workshop. 4.30pm to 5.30pm. Youth session in Mill Race. 6.30pm Trad group Charlie’s Angels in Olivia D’s. 9.30pm - 10.30 pm Flute gathering followed by Open music session in Berry’s Tavern. Sunday 1st February, 11.45am assemble in Town car park. Visit to Packie’s grave in Arigna (weather permitting). 1pm. Boxty Brunch in Henrys Haven, 2pm Slan Abhaile session, Musicians, Singers, Dancers & listeners all welcome. For info contact 0872992449 or 0879804417.

Candlemas Day and St Blaze day

This weekend see the falling of both Candlemas Day and St Blaze in Bornacoola and Cloonturk, candles and throats will be blessed at Saturday and Sunday Masses.

Bornacoola draw

The first draw of 2015 in the Bornacoola GAA club draw took place on Saturday night last in The Copper Still, Dromod. Ronnie provided the excellent entertainment, as usual there was great support for the first draw with up to 600 joining it for the year. Thanks to all who sold tickets and to Martina, Mary T, Michelle and Seamus for their work on the night. Winners were as follows; €100 Damien McGuinness, Millbrook, Dromod; €20 winners - Aidan Hackett, Liscloonadea, Vincent Canning, Rooskeynamona, Joanne McCrystal, Derry; Sharon McGowan, Cloonturk and Ann McKenna, Derry. Your support was greatly appreciated.


We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the late Elizabeth, better known as Lizzy Kate McGarry, nee McGarry, Rinnafarrna, Rooskey who passed away on Friday last at Sligo General Hospital. Lizzy Kate was laid to rest in Cloonmorris cemetery on Monday last. May she Rest in Peace.

Leitrim supporters club

The Leitrim GAA Supporters tickets are now on sale at a price of €40, this is the main fundraiser for the year, so your support would be greatly appreciated.


We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the late Agnes Faughnan, Catten who passed away on Januery 10th last at the North West Hospice Sligo.Agnes was to rest in Ballinmuck cemetery. May she rest in Peace.

Bornacoola GAA

Bornacoola GAA Club has been chosen for the Tesco Community Fund in Tesco, Carrick-on-Shannon. The initiative will see €1000 split between three community groups, depending on the number of “blue disc” votes each group gets. Each time you shop in the store, you will be given a blue disc which you can then add to the Bornacoola GAA pile! So if you are shopping in Tesco, make sure you allocate your discs to Bornacoola GAA - more discs we get, the more money the club will receive.

Birthday greetings

We send birthday greetings to some locals who have birthdays round this time firstly to Chris Donnelly, Ballinmuck who had her 94th birthday last week next to Selina Sutherland who had her birthday on Thursday last sharing it with Stephen McGushin, also to Lorraine Flynn who had her birthday on Saturday last and finally to Des Tighe, Rooskey who I am reliably informed reached a milestone in his life on Monday last. As usual information complements of Facebook. We wish you health and happiness for the future.