The AGM of Bornacoola Community Development Association will take place on Thursday night next, January 23rd at 9pm in Bornacoola Community Centre.

GOAL mile

A note to hand from Noel Mahon organizer of the annual GOAL mile and it reads as follows; Leitrim’s 10th annual GOAL mile held at the Bornacoola gaa club grounds in Dromod on New Year’s Day was another runaway success. A sincere thank you to one and all who participated, sponsored or helped organize the popular annual event. Particular gratitude is extended to special guests Seamus O’Rourke, Laura Reynolds and Charlie McGettigan. Later in the Copper Still bar Tommy, Jody and T.P. worked like trojan in conducting a most entertaining and fruitful auction. In all the entire event realized a staggering €4038 for “goalies” to work in helping the survivors of the typhoon in the Philippines. Once again thanks to one and all.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Rita Abbott, nee Hunt, Springfield House, Mohill, who passed away on Monday, January 13th last at Arus Carolan Nursing Home, Mohill. Rita was laid to rest in St. Mary’s cemetery, Mohill on Wednesday last. At rest.

New Baby

We send our congratulations to Ciaran and Siobhan Lyons, Dromod on the birth of their second baby, a girl to be named Katie. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

GAA club draw

The first draw of the new year in the Bornacoola GAA club draw will take place in the Copper Still on Saturday next with music by Ronnie Duignan. Tickets are now on sale from any club member. The tickets cost €20 and this enters you for the 12 monthly draws. This is the principal fundraiser for the club and your support would be greatly appreciated. We would ask all ticket sellers to have their sold tickets back to the organisers tomorrow.

Youth Club

This week at the hive we had our first week back with senior club in the new year. This Friday our junior and senior clubs are going to the pantomime in the Backstage theatre, Longford. Please  remember that the clothes bank is situated beside the community centre so anyone who done a clear out after Christmas please donate. The money raised from the clothes bank goes towards cancer research and the youth club. Also a reminder that we are still collecting phones for Down syndrome Ireland so please donate any old or unwanted phones. 


We send our congratulations to Mr Cathal Cox, Anfield and Miss Rachel Duke, Elphin who announced their engagement recently. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Annaduff GAA

The Lotto completed its 18th year in operation on 31/12/13. The money collected for the year 2013 was distributed as follows. Annaduff/Drumsna Catholic Church: €5,000. St. Anne’s Church of Ireland: €1,000. Annaduff G.A.A: €5,000. Jackpot retained: €6,100

Packie Duignan Traditional Weekend

Drumshambo Comhaltas are delighted to announce the dates for the Packie Duignan Traditional Weekend are 24th 25th, 26th January 2014. Friday 24th January opening session in Gunning’s 9.30pm. All musicians welcome.
Saturday starts off with music workshops on Flute, Fiddle, Whistle, Bouzouki. Registration in Aras Padraig at 2pm. Workshops from 2.30 to 4pm. Cost €10 per person. (Participants must be able to play a few tunes on their instrument.) Tutors will teach tunes which were played by Packie. The workshops will be followed by A youth session at 4.15 to 6pm in Berry tavern, High Street. Musicians. singers, dancers welcome. At 9.30pm the annual Flute gathering gets underway in Berry’s. We are looking forward to a big line up of Flute players and musicians with all other instruments are also welcome. To conclude the celebrations on Sunday in memory of Packie and his wonderful Flute playing the popular Boxty Brunch gets underway at 12.30 in Henry’s, followed by a slan abhaile session. Everyone welcome.

Children’s 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.

Pilgrimage to Fatima 

There will be a pilgrimage to Fatima on 29th May 2014.  4 nights in Fatima- 3 nights on the coast €759 fully inclusive, early booking offer if paid in full by December 12th 2013 of 150 Euro off.  Accompanied by Spiritual Director.  Contact Sheila Fahey 043 66 87512,  Mobile: 087 277 4774.

Hip hop 2014

Monday Hip hop classes starting 15th January in Ballinamore Pre-school, Junior and Senior Infants at 4pm. Hip hop 1st, 2nd and 3rd class at 5pm. Hip hop 4th,5th and 6th class at 6pm. Hip hop secondary school at 7pm. Tuesday Hip hop classes starting 16th January in Mohill Canon Donohue Hall Pre-school, Junior and Senior Infants at 5pm. Hip hop 1st, 2nd and 3rd class at 6pm. Kettlebells at 7pm in Mohill Canon Donohue Hall. Men’s circuit 8pm Mohill. Adult zumba Mohill Wednesday Hip hop classes starting 17th January in Drumshambo Mayflower Pre-school, Junior and Senior Infants at 5pm. Hip hop 1st, 2nd and 3rd class at 6pm. Hip hop 4th,5th and 6th class at 7pm. Hip hop secondary school at 8pm Adult Zumba at 9-9.45pm. Thursday Hip hop starting 18th January in Mohill Canon Donohue Hall 4th,5th and 6th class at 6pm. Hip hop secondary school at 7pm. Pilates at 8pm. For further information contact; Charlene Mulligan 0862692977

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Birthday wishes

We send greetings to some locals who celebrated their birthdays in recent times, firstly to my good neighbour Teresa Duignan who had her birthday on Thursday last next to Liam Ward, Annaduff who had his 30th birthday last week also to another member of the badminton crew Caroline Holohan who celebrated her birthday on Sunday last and finally to Mrs Chris Donnelly, Ballinmuck who celebrated her 92nd birthday also on Sunday last. We wish you health and happiness for the future.