School reunion

School reunion

There will be a Cloonturk National School reunion meeting in the Copper Still on Monday November 11th at 9pm and bring along any memorabilia you might have from your time in Cloonturk National School, so from Dromodmore to Furnace from Cloonfannon to Liscloonadea and all the in-between townlands please make an effort to come along.

Audrey Healy’s ‘Afterlife’

Irish Times Journalist Patsy McGarry launched Rooskey author Audrey Healy’s new book last week in Longford County Library Longford. The book, which is entitled ‘Afterlife’, focuses on those who of us who have lost loved ones and still feel their presence in a sense and features testimonies from people all over Ireland and further afield who share their very real and graphic experiences on the issue with the midlands author. Audrey speaks to a number of independent experts on this decisive subject for this project including a psychic medium and healer who serves on the Board of Advisors of the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS), a Life Coach Coach and Spiritual Director, a Psychotherapist, Spiritual Consultants, a Bereavement Counsellor and a Historian who took a PHD in the Supernatural to get their opinions on this fascinating subject which seems to generate interest all over the globe. In this, her second book on this fascinating subject, a follow on from ‘Contacted’ which was compiled with author Don Mullan, (published in 2005) Audrey explains: “I did not set out to prove or disprove the afterlife theory. I am simply providing a forum for people to share their own experiences before presenting them to the public who can then make up their own minds.” Audrey is the author of seven books, St Thérèse in Ireland, Dubliners: What’s the Story? Contacted, The Singer and the Song, Mick Flavin – Celebrating 20 Years, The Rose and the Thorn (with Don Mullan) and Afterlife. She currently freelances for a number of publications. The book is on sale in Eason’s and will be in local shops (Dromod and Rooskey) in the near future. Continued success Audrey.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of Tom Bohan, Belmullet, Co Mayo and formerly from Cloontumpher, Bornacoola who died on Saturday last at Belmullet Community Hospital. Tom was laid to rest in Emlybeg cemetery, Belmullet yesterday. May he Rest in Peace .

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.

New 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 my brother Sean who celebrated his birthday yesterday sharing it with our neighbour Caroline Howard next to Michael Dorrigan who has his birthday on Thursday last and finally to my sister in law Agnes Murtagh who had her birthday on Sunday last. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Gun Club

The Bornacoola Gun club held a social night in the Copper Still, Dromod on November 1st coinciding with a competition for the annual Pheasant shoot which commenced on that day. A number of entries were produced on the night with Darragh Healy the winner of the longest bird and Shane Reynolds the winner of the heaviest pheasant. Michael Shanley (Aughamore) won the other prize on the night. If you have any issues with any unwanted vermin, you should contact any of the gun club members or Shane at 087 9751993.

Masters Draw

Here are the results of the Leitrim Master draw held recently; 1st prize €300 Claire Collins, c/o Joe Dorrigan; 2nd €100 Damien McPadden, Dromahair; 3rd €50 Mary McGowan, Drimna, Mohill; 4th €50 Mary Reynolds, Drumhanny, Mohill. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all who supported. #

Youth Club

There was no club at the Hive this week. The club and North Connaught Youth Services were represented at the Youth  Work Ireland conference in Dublin Castle, there Shannon Boyle , Tanya Donnely and Colleen Bohan  were speaking about the importance of youth clubs in rural areas on behalf of Leitrim and North Connaught Youth Services. Club will recommence this Friday the 8th of November for Senior and Teen clubs. The inter club soccer night for the teen  club is on this Friday the 8th in Cloone. The Babysitting Course will take place on Friday the 29th of November at 5pm in The Hive and will cost 5 euro per person. The course is open to Teen club members only, for more information contact 0863129228.

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.