Give Blood

Give Blood

The Irish Blood Transfusion service will be in the Bush Hotel Carrick on Shannon today Wednesday from 4.30pm till 8pm. As you know blood is always needed so if you can at all go along and donate a pint of blood and bring a friend with you. It only takes a half hour.


I was told I am a week late with this and so it gets the second place slot in this weeks notes just to wish Michael Shanley, Coornagulla all the very best on his retirement from Connaught Gold in Ballaghadereen. Michael has been working with the company for many years now, firstly in Annaduff and in recent years Ballaghadereen. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Syria Collection

A note to hand to let you know that there will be a collection in aid of all those people caught up in the Syrian crises. This will be a special collection at all churches this coming weekend. This is a great and worthy cause so give generously if you can.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of Sean Reynolds, Bray Co Wicklow, and formerly from Clooncarne, Bornacoola who died on Friday last at the Blackrock Hospice, Dublin. Sean was laid to rest in Springfield cemetery, Killarney Road Bray on Monday last. May he rest in peace.

Cemetery Online

Last August at the annual mass held in Cloonmorris Cemetery it was announced by the Cemetery Committee that the details of the graveyard were being surveyed and would be soon available online.  The survey of the graveyard has been completed and has involved the numbering and mapping of each grave. This was done using a combination of GPS and eye mapping. A digital map of the graveyard has been compiled showing the number of each grave within the map. The map and the list of names have been displayed on a sign showing the map of the graveyard and the names listed in alphabetical order, showing the surname, first name, address, month and year of death and age at time of death together with the plot number. It has been a comprehensive recording of the details relating to Cloonmorris Graveyard well worth a visit online and is available for your viewing at www.irishgraveyards.ie Congratulations to all concerned in making this resource available.

Disco fever

Are you ready to STAND AND DELIVER, do you have THE LOOK OF LOVE? If so it’s time to get yourself to The Bornacoola GAA  70/80/90’s Fancy dress Disco night as quick as GREASE LIGHTENING on Nov 29th in Lough Rynn Hotel. Go on you might as well JUMP at the chance. But remember this will be no SUMMER IN DUBLIN, or a stroll down ORCHARD ROAD. No, be prepared to go UP THE JUNCTION, and go face to face with THE EYE OF THE TIGER.  2013 has been a GOOD YEAR FOR THE ROSES, so start the festive celebrations early and experience a TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART, and show your TRUE COLOURS. And remember it’s a chance to get the GIRLS ON FILM. So COME ON EILEEN, Mary, Jimmy or whatever your name is….. spread the word…….It’s the FINAL COUNTDOWN. Relive your youth, dress up as you did in the 70’s , 80’s or 90’s  and get over to what promises to be a fantastic night of fun and frolics. Bru’s fancy dress hire  on Dublin Street Longford is giving 10% dicount when you mention this event. Tickets at €10 available on the night or if you can’t make it and want to support, call Martina on 087 7963512 and she’ll sort you out with a ticket. Fantastic prizes for best costume. More details next week. 

Social dancing classes

A note to hand from Michael to let you know that Social dancing classes will commence tonight Wednesday 16 and continue every Wednesday night in J’s Hotel Mohill from 8 to 10 pm admission €6 all are welcome.

Organic store

We wish the best of luck to all involved in Dromod’s new organic store. Tastefully named “KinEden Organically” it is situated beside the Brandywell and stocks all organic fruit, veg, porridge etc as well as sauces and jams there is also a coffee shop.

Birthday greetings

We send greetings to some people who had their birthdays recently. Firstly to Geraldine Bohan, Rooskey who reached a milestone in her life recently and was surprised by family and friends with a party in Cox’s, Dromod on Saturday night last, next to my sister in law Anne Maher who had her birthday yesterday sharing it with Liam Mulligan, Rooskeynamona and Geraldine McGowan, Cloonohill and finally to a good friend around our house Lena Mitchell, Gortlettragh who had her birthday on Monday last. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Fianna Fail convention

The Fianna Fail convention to select the candidates who will run for the Carrick on Shannon area in next May’s local elections took place in J’s Hotel Mohill on Friday last. Four candidates were seeking nominations, sitting councillors Sean McGowan and Sinead Guckian along with Siobhan Finnigan-McElgunn and Pat Farrell. After the 118 delegates voted Sean, Sinead and Siobhan were selected to contest the elections on the Fianna Fail ticket. The convention was chaired by Senator Diarmuid Wilson from Cavan and the count was officiated over by Sean Serwin. Tributes were paid to outgoing councillor Gerry Kilrane who had decided not to seek re election for all his great work over the past four and a half years.

Rooskey Active Retirement Association

Kilmainham Gaol, Arbour Hill Cemetery and Collins Barracks Museum Our visit to Kilmainham Gaol, Arbour Hill Cemetery, Collins Barracks Museum will take place Thursday 21st November. The Coach will leave Rooskey at 9.00am. Seats on the Coach will be on a “first come” basis. A non-refundable deposit of €10 is required to reserve a seat. The final date for booking is 29th October. Contact 086 3746742.

Karate Class

Karate Class for children continues at Community Centre Rooskey on Tuesday evenings from 5.45 – 6.45pm. Children 6 years and upwards welcome

Bornacoola gaa

The 2013 Bornacoola gaa AGM will take place in the Community Centre on Saturday, November 30th at 7.30pm. 

Annaduff Gaa

Annaduff gaa A.G.M takes place on the 30thr November at 8pm in the Clubhouse. All members and intending new members are requested to attend.

Annaduff G.A.A “Night at the Races” on 23rd

November in Cox’s Steakhouse Bar,