School fundraisers

School fundraisers

Gortletteragh National School want your old clothes in a ‘Cash for Clobber’ Initiative. New or old unwanted clean clothing, footwear, bed linen and curtains will be collected by Cookstown Textile Recyclers on Friday, November 15th 2013 from Gortletteragh National School. Please bring along the clothing on that day or the day before. Clothing must be in black bin bags or in Cash for Clobber bags which can be obtained from the school. Then on Sunday November 17th a fundraising 5K fun run, jog or walk will be held with participants assembling at the Old School for registration at 12.30 pm. The run/jog/walk commences at 1.00. Admission is € 10 for adults and € 2 for children. There will be a complimentary boxty brunch at the finish of the walk for all participants.

Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Community Care

Gortletteragh Community Care are holding their annual church gate in aid of the Senior Citizen’s Christmas party at all the churches in the parish this weekend.

Your contributions are appreciated.

Autumn Club
Computers classes commence tomorrow evening, November 7th in Ballinamore library from 5.30 and 7.30 and will continue for the following three consecutive Thursdays. Ten members will be attending this course. The bus for our outing this Saturday night will leave the Community Centre at 6pm and Fox’s of Tooman at 6.15. Some members travelled to the Drumreilly Boxty and Rashers social and had a great night’s fun. The next meeting of the Autumn Club will take place next Tuesday night, 12th Nov, at 7 pm, followed by Line Dancing classes at 8pm.

Recent Death
The death took place suddenly last week at his residence of James Conefrey, Cloncoose. Removal of his remains took place from St. Joseph’s Hospital Chapel, Longford on Halloween night to St. Joseph’s Church, Cornageeha. Mass for the repose of his soul was celebrated on All Saints Day by Fr. John Quinn, and burial took place afterwards in Drumlish new cemetery. A gentle and quiet man, James was an avid reader, who was well versed in current affairs and a great historian. We tender sympathy with his brother Michael in Birmingham, sisters Rose in Dublin, Kathleen in Clondra and Bridie in Kells, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and wonderful neighbours who always looked out for him.

May he rest in peace.

Mock Wedding

Rehearsals for the Gortletteragh ‘Mock Wedding’ play are well underway. Keep December 13th free. Choral practice continues at 8 pm on Friday night. New members welcome.

Moldova Shoebox Appeal

Sadly Outreach Moldova Operation Santa (the shoebox appeal) will not be taking place this year as the recession takes its toll on the charity. Kathleen Kelleher wishes to thank the many people in Gortletteragh Parish and surrounding areas who gave shoeboxes over the past number of years. You made a lot of children in the orphanage very happy.


The death took place last week of Bridie Browne, Two Mile Town, Naas, Co Kildare and formerly of Clonee in her 99th year. Following her funeral mass on Thursday she was laid to rest in Cloone cemetery. We tender sympathy with her sons, daughters, family, relatives and friends.

We also offer our condolences to Paul Quinn, Drumshanbo South on the recent death of his brother, John in the USA. May they rest in peace.

Table Quiz

A table quiz will be held in J’s Hotel, Mohill on this Friday November 8th at 9 pm. Proceeds go to the Mohill Bluegrass Festival 2014. Book your table in time as there’s a lot of interest in this event. “We’ll have spot prizes and sandwiches”. Always a fun night! Ten euro per head. Four per team. For further information contact Seamus on 0877631574 or just come along on the night.