Received Doctorate

Received Doctorate

Congratulations and very well done to Aileen Connolly, who recently graduated from UCD with a PhD in Food Science. Aileen is a daughter of Philomena and PJ Connolly, Ballinamuck. She is a past pupil of St. Patrick’s NS Ballinamuck and Moyne Community School. She is currently working in Dublin. We join her family and friends in congratulating her on her achievements and wish her every success in her future career.


Sincere apologies to Frank McNamee for the error in last weeks congratulatory note on the occasion of his 50th Wedding Anniversary. The note should have read: “Congratulations to Frank and Anna Mai McNamee, Drumlish on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. I inadvertently referred to the happy couple as Frank and Anna Mai Mulleady which of course is Anna Mai’s maiden name. Anyhow reaching the Golden Wedding Anniversary is a wonderful occasion and I join your family friends and extended family in wishing you all you wish for yourselves. All the celebrations were most enjoyable I believe and here’s hoping you have good health to enjoy many more special and wonderful occasions such as this one.


Social and Presentation in Lough Rynn on Saturday night, 18th January. On the night the U21 Championship winning team will be presented with their medals. Also St Helens will be presented with their county championship and Leinster winning medals. Music on the night by The Aftermath. Adm 15 euro.


Senior Scór Final will be held on the weekend of February 21/22nd at a venue to be announced later.


Katie Ann Courtney, daughter of Francis and Maureen, Drumlish Hill, was baptised and welcomed into our faith community last weekend. We congratulate her parents also on this happy occasion.


Fr Manning Gaels AGM has been re scheduled to Sunday, 19th January at 5pm.


Bingo is back in the 98 hall every Tuesday at 8.30. Prizes galore. Why not come along and enjoy a night out and help our community keep our hall open !

50th Birthday

Congratulations to Jim Pat Lennon, Fardromin, Ballinamuck, who celebrated his 50th birthday over the Christmas period with a surprise party in the ’98 Bar. His cousin Gerry Ross travelled all the way from New York to be with him and his family for the special occasion. We hope you enjoy many more happy birthdays Jim Pat.

Ballinamuck Playground

A meeting will be held in the ‘98Hall on this Wednesday evening at 8pm. The playground is well on its way and is looking great. There is still money to be raised so the committee would appreciate a good attendance at the meeting to get things rolling for the fundraising. See you all there.

Charity Horse Hunt

Sincere Thanks to all who turned out for the Charity Hunt in aid of the Carol Galvin Lyme Disease fund on Sunday last. The weather was very inclement so the effort made by everyone is sincerely appreciated. Sincere thanks also to the farmers who permitted the hunt to cross their lands, and to the organisers and contributors to the Auction held after the hunt in The Porter House. Thanks to all who made the sandwiches and to Leo and the Porter House for hosting the Auction and after-hunt celebrations. When all the details are to hand re monies collected etc. I will announce them in these notes.


The death took place recently of Mary(May) Keogh, (nee Scully), Ohill, Drumlish. To her daughters, Mary, Margaret, Teresa, and Christina, sons, James, Richard, Daniel, Patrick, Eamon, Damien, and Oliver, sister Chris Browne, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours, relations and friends we extend our deepest and sincere sympathy. Rest in Peace. Her removal took place to St. Mary’s church Enybegs on Sunday evening and Buriel took place in Aughaboy Cemetery following Requiem Mass on Monday.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílís.

Edenmore Bog

Watch out for details of the Edenmore Bog Walk which will be featured in the Fit Magazine of the Irish Independent this week. A stunning article on the Bog walk will feature and will make interesting reading for all local and walking enthusiasts.