Drumlish Ballinamuck notes



Corr: Aine Brady Tel: 0863938595. e-mail: ainebrady@hotmail.com

Barry Raftery Memorial Conference

Wetlands heritage Ireland is hosting their 3rd Annual Barry Raftery Memorial Conference at Corlea Visitor Centre, Kenagh on Friday August 28th. For bookings or information phone Corlea Visitor Centre 043 3322386   or Kieran McEntee 086 0596072. Coffee on arrival and lunch provided. Admission €10. Concession €5.00.

Marquee In Drumlish

The recent Marquee in Drumlish was a tremendous success. The Club want to thank the following: Brian Duffy, Michael Joyce, The FAS workers and everyone who worked on the site prior to the festival, everyone who helped with the running of same, the Guards, all the stewards, the people who worked in the bar, the first aid people, the Donnelly family for the licence, the McGrath family for the lorry, Moyne Community School for the chairs, The Marquee committee, finally everyone who supported it on the four nights.


The recent bingo in conjunction with the Marquee in Drumlish was a great success. A special word of thanks to the Ballinamuck hall committee for the use of the hall, the bingo committee for all their work prior to the bingo, All the people who sponsored the raffle, Moyne Community School for the chairs, everyone who helped out on the day. All proceeds from the bingo went to Cardic Risk in the Young and The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. The fund is still open if anyone wants to give a donation contact Betty Creegan 0879790996 or Bridie Reilly 0863332863.

Tidy Towns

There are 862 entries in this year’s National Tidy Town’s competition-  Results will be announced on Monday, September 28 that is 2 weeks later than heretofore, meanwhile, Pride of Place judging will take place on Tuesday, September 8.

Lost Cat

An appeal is being made to help find a cat which is missing since Sunday, August 16 and was last seen at around 8pm on that date near the Marquee in Drumlish. The cat, named ‘Bucko’, is a brown tabby with no tail. He is a five year old neutered male and is microchipped. ‘Bucko’ is missed by his family and anyone with information is asked to contact 086 1525902 or 086 8304131.

Strokestown House Woodland Walk

Local artist and teacher, Mary Cooney along with her students from Ard Scoil Phadraig in Granard have a Giant Mug on exhibition and are competing in the outdoor sculptures competition with ‘Ireland, the Land of a thousand Welcomes’ as the theme - that symbol of great Irish hospitality, the mug (of tea) is 8ft high, 6ft wide and cannot be missed. Make sure to enter the 1/2 door and Vote No.1 early and often- Mary is an especially gifted artist and is very involved in the creative arts at local and county level - evidence of tha0t will be made visible in Drumlish in the coming week.