Dromard notes



Corr: John Joe Donohoe Tel: 087 6749275 E-mail: johnjoealc@gmail.com

Moyne bingo

The winners on Thursday, 8th October - 130 euro: Kathleen McHugh; 100 euro: Brendan Reilly; 65 euro: Bernadette Masterson; 40 euro: Anna Tierney, Lily Kaneswaran, Margaren Martin, Ann McNeill, Rose Marie Mulligan, Mary Sheridan, Eilish Reilly, Margaret Reilly, Lorraine Partington, Philomena McNaboe, Kathleen O’Hanlon, Nellie Gormley, Tony Galligan, Ann Brady, Ann Heslin, Lucy McManus, PJ McHugh, Anna Tierney, Kathleen Gumley, Rose Smith, Anna Rose Reilly, PJ McGarry, Margaret Donnelly, Mary Jo Curran, Charles Murtagh.

Table quiz

Dromard national school parents association are holding a table quiz in the Breffni Arms, Arvagh on Friday, October 16 at 9pm. Please support.


No jackpot winner on Monday, October 5. Numbers drawn 1, 4, 15, 24. Consolation winners: Mark Ward, Enda Macken, Colette Conefrey, Charline Martin. Sellers prize: Bridie McCabe. The jackpot is now 8,500 euro.

Benefit dance

A Benefit dance for the family of the late Sean Mulligan, Ballinamuck will take place in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arvagh on Monday, November 16, 2015. Music on the night by Mick Flavin, Noel Cassidy, Busy Fingers, Night Fever, Jimmy Hussey. Tickets cost 10 euro each. The committee will be out over the next few weeks. Tickets will be on sale at Moyne Stores.

Irish dancing class

The Marian Kiernan Irish dancing classes takes place each Friday in Moyne Community Centre from 5.30 – 6.30pm.

Irish sign language course

Autumn term programme. Irish sign language course will be available in Drumshanbo Vocational school. This is a great opportunity for students who wish to do Gaisce Awards, working as SNA, doctors/nurses especially the importance of communicating with Deaf patients or anyone that wants to learn for fun. Date and time to be confirmed. To secure a place contact Mr Aidan McKeon at the school 071 9640440.

Irish TV (Sky 191)

Irish TV (Sky 191) are hoping to come to a venue in your community in the coming weeks to film for our weekly programme. Longford County Maters & we’re looking for people to take part. Are you a singer, musician, music group, writer, artist, dance class, community group, womens or mens group, fitness/sports group, do you make boxty or bake a wonderful loaf? Have you launched a book or are you a bingo group ? Etc etc. We’re looking for you! Ordinary people doing extraordinary things in the community. Please call 085 1030569 or email karinacharles2@gmail by October 28th to be included.

Death of Anna Kiernan

The death took place on Monday, 28th September of Mrs Anna Kiernan, nee Brady, Fyhora, Moyne, peacefully at St Joseph’s hospital Longford. Deceased had been a patient there for the past 2½ years or so. Wife of the late Hughie Kiernan, she was a native of Smear, Aughnacliffe and came to Fyhora over 50 years ago on the occasion of her marriage. She was regarded as a kind and generous person, worked hard and helped out on the farm and enjoyed good health always. Up to a few short years ago she was looked after by her home help and loyal neighbours, her passing is regretted by all who knew her. And her remains were reposed at St Joseph’s hospital chapel on Wednesday until removal to St Mary’s Church, Moyne and were received by Rev Pat Kiernan PP, Edgeworthstown, nephew of her late husband. Also Rev Eamon Corkery PP, Dromard and the con-celebrated Mass took place on Thursday last. Burial took place in Legga cemetery. There were big crowds present on both occasions. She is survived by her brother John Joe, Smear, sister in law, the extended Kiernan family, friends and relations.

Death of Carmel Morrow

There was great sadness when the news was announced of the untimely death of Mrs Carmel Morrow McMooney nee McKeon, Dunmore county Galway and late of Gulladoo, Carrigallen, county Leitrim, wife of the late Joe following a brief illness, borne with great courage and grace on Tuesday, 6th October last. She is survived by her husband Aiden Mooney, sons Cyril, Peter, daughters Claire, Siobhan and Magella and grandmother to 13. Deceased and her late husband Joe were well known in the Arva/Carrigallen region. They built the holiday chalets at Gulladoo and in the 1970s were always filled with overseas anglers. That was during the boom years of fishermen coming to this area. Her children attended St Mary’s National primary school in Carrigallen and following the sudden death of her husband Joe, she sold the homes and moved to county Galway but never forgot her roots. It’s only a short time ago that she came and paid a visit to former neighbours and friends and if they were not at home she would contact them by phone. A native of Cloone county Leitrim, she will be missed from the local area and by her extended family and relations including sons in law and daughters in law. Her wake was held at her home in Dunmore until removal to St Nicholas Church. Con-celebrated funeral mass was on Thursday celebrated by Rev Robert Morrow, brother in law. Afterwards she was brought to St Mary’s Cemetery Carrigallen county Leitrim for burial alongside her late husband Joe. There was a very large attendance. Friends and neighbours turned out as well as her Dunmore friends. Rev Robert Morrow PP officiated at the prayers before burial took place RIP.

Bridget Kiernan

The death took place recently in England of Ms Bridget Kiernan, Kilbracken, Carrigallen, county Leitrim following an illness fought bravely. Deceased had spent many years away and those who knew her will remember her when she worked in Blessings of Arva now Lynches news agency. Her remains were brought home to St Marys Church in Carrigallen for funeral mass and after was buried in the adjoining cemetery. She is survived by her 3 sisters and brothers family and friends and former neighbours.


Congratulations to Michael Masterson, Cornakelly who has been nominated by Dromard Community Games for this year’s Area Volunteer Award. Michael has served the community for many years helping to promote Community Games in Dromard. For his committment to athletics and management of soccer teams, some who reached All Ireland status, we are truly grateful. The Gala Awards night will be held in The Park House Hotel, Edgeworthstown on Friday, October 23rd at 10pm. Contact 0877987175 for tickets available at 10 euro. Your support is much appreciated.

Tidy Villages

A meeting for Dromard Tidy Villages will take place in the Latin School Community Centre on this Wednesday night at 8:30pm. All are welcome to attend.

Table Quiz

Dromard National School parents association are holding a table quiz in Breffini Arms, Arvagh on Friday, 16th October at 9pm. All welcome.