Matthew Sadlier Memorial

Matthew Sadlier Memorial

The only Leitrim victim of the ill-fated Titanic, Matthew Sadlier of Clooncoe will be remembered this weekend when Mohill Foroige Club and friends launch a memorial plaque at his home on Saturday evening April 11th at 6pm and then on Sunday Matthew’s seat will be unveiled at the O’Carolan Monument.

There is a good programme of events from Friday to Monday including, gala entertainment in the Canon Donohoe Hall on Friday night commencing at 8.30pm and again on Sunday night at 10p.m. an Ecumenical Service on Sunday at 2p.m. in his honour in St. Mary’s Church, Mohill, an all day Titanic Exhibition on Sunday and on Sunday night there will be a Candle lit procession to Matthew Sadlier seat to finish the celebration.

Opening of Lime Kiln

The official opening of Farnaught Lime Kiln will take place on this Thursday morning, April 9th at 10 o’clock as part of a Border Uplands Project. It will be followed by a presentation by Archaeologist, Dr. Jason Bolton, on the Farnaught Lime Kiln and its impact on the local area at Lough Rynn Castle Hotel.

Parish Banner

The new Gortletteragh banner took its place of honour as it was carried with all the other parish banners at the Mass of Chrism in St. Mel’s Cathedral on Holy Thursday. Bishop Francis invited Golden Jubilarian, Rev. John Quinn P.P. to read the gospel at the mass. The banner is a beautiful work of art that was painted by Brenda Clarke of Tooman. It is a depiction of the Field of the Sun with the rays gleaming down on standing stones that are aligned to the mid-day sun, and on the lake and the hills. The banner has nice Celtic designs above and below with the words Gort Leitreach inscribed in Gaelic around the sun. St. Patrick visited Dobhtha (great great grandfather of St. Barry) in the townland of Aughagrany (Achadh Gréine - Field of the Sun) in the north west of the parish where he preached ‘the faith from the incarnation of the Son of God to his Resurrection’ as part of his mission of bringing Christianity to Ireland.

Mass of St. Mel

Transport for choir members travelling to Longford on Saturday next, 11th April will leave from Fox’s of Tooman at 12.30 and arrive at Cornageeha Community Centre at 12.45.

Autumn Club

There will be a meeting of the Autumn Club tomorrow night, Thursday 9th at 8pm. Guest speaker will attend the meeting.

Table Quiz

Gortletteragh GAA Minor club are holding a table quiz in the Community Centre on Friday, 17th April at 9pm. Adult table of four €40 and Junior table of four €20. Raffle, spot prizes and refreshments on the night. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


The death took place recently of David McPartland, Annaghmore. After reposing at his home, his remains were received at St. Patrick’s Church, Ballinamuck on Wednesday last for funeral Mass and burial took place afterwards in the new cemetery. He was predeceased by his father John Paddy and sister Sinead. We offer our condolences to his wife Belinda, daughters Danielle, Shauna and Kellie, son Daragh, mother Mary, nieces, aunts, cousins, relatives and friends. We pray that the Lord will give David’s family the strength to cope with their great loss. May he rest in peace.