Film Wrangler from Drumgrania

Film Wrangler from Drumgrania

It was great to see a local Gortletteragh connection with the recently released film ‘Jimmy’s Hall’ . John Gerard Reynolds of Drumgrania was the official wrangler for the Ken Loach directed film which is set in Leitrim. John’s three horses, Dixie, The Major and Upsadaisy and his ass, Kabundie feature in the film under John’s stewardship. John also supplied the cocks of hay used in the film from his farm. Ken Loach landed on his feet when he secured John’s services because not only is he a natural at that type of work but he is also a joy to work with. We congratulate John for putting Drumgrania and Gortletteragh on the map and we look forward to him playing even bigger film roles in the future.

Community Playgroup
We are now taking bookings for September 2014 for all children who are aged 2 years and 6 months on September 1st. We are also providing places under the ECCE Scheme. If your child is going to school in September 2015 and was born between February 2nd 2010 and June 30th 2011 they are entitled to avail of the free pre-school year. For enquiries and or bookings please contact Josephine Dorrigan, playgroup leader at 087-9958197.

Exam time

We wish all our pupils, who are presently sitting exams, the very best in their endeavours.


The death took place on Saturday, May 31st at St Patrick’s Hospital, Carrick-on-Shannon of Mike Joe Diffley, Drumkeilvy. His remains were removed to St Mary’s Church, Gortletteragh on Sunday evening and he was laid to rest in the local cemetery after his funeral mass on Monday. We tender sympathy with wife, Frances, son Pat, daughter Clare, sisters Rita, May, Ethna and Bridie, daughter in law Treacy, son in law Sean, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace

Football Fare

Saturday evening next sees the start of the 2014 Senior Championship. Gortletteragh travel to Carrigallen for a 6.30pm start where they will play Drumreilly. The championship adds a bit of spice to footballing season. It is a tough assignment for the Gortletteragh lads, but we are all confident of a good start. We wish the team and management well at the weekend.