Winter time

Winter time

Don’t forget to put back your clocks by an hour on Saturday night next marking the official start of winter time.

Diabetes Ireland

The Leitrim branch of Diabetes Ireland will hold a public information meeting tonight Wednesday, October 22nd in the Ramada Lough Allen Hotel and Spa Drumshanbo starting at 7.45 pm. The guest speaker on the night will be Ms Ruth Morrow, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Carrigallen Health centre and the topic being; Diabetes-the importance of healthy living through diet and exercise. There will be a range of topics covered on the night and they will include diet, driving regulations and some gentle but effective seated exercises etc. and there will be a opportunity to ask questions throughout the talk. Should you require any further information you can contact the Leitrim branch secretary on 087 2238242 or the Western regional office on 071 91046001 it is open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 1.30pm.

Wedding Bells

We send our congratulations to Miss Philomena Maxwell, Derrywillow and Mr Fintan Cox, Carrick on Shannon who were married on Friday last in St. Mary’s Church, Annaduff with their reception afterwards in Kilronan Castle. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Scout Group

17th Roscommon - Kilglass/Tarmonbarry Scout Group wish to say a big thank you to Tommy Gaffney of Shannon River Adventure Centre, Rooskey; Micheal Coyle Bus Hire, Kilglass; Roscommon Fire Brigade staff and  Supermacs, c/o Casey’s Roscommon for all their help and assistance in making our first scouting adventure such a huge success. Your time and patience is much appreciated.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Paul Wynne, Cavan, Eslin Bridge who passed away on Saturday last. Paul was laid to rest in Mohill cemetery yesterday (Tuesday). May he rest in peace.


“The Country Boy” a play by John Murphy and performed by Athlone Little Theatre takes place in St Mary’s Hall, Carrick on Shannon on Friday, October 31st at 8pm. The proceeds of this performance are to raise much needed funds for the Carrick on Shannon Lourdes Assisted Pilgrim Fund. Each year it arranges to take 60 Assisted Pilgrims to Lourdes for 5 Days as part of the Diocesan Pilgrimage. These Assisted Pilgrims stay at the hospital and are looked after by voluntary helpers and a number of youth workers selected from all of the schools in the diocese. People from every parish travel and they are especially asking the families of people who have travelled in the past to support this night. Tickets are available on the door for €10. Further information from 0860290148.

Wedding Bells

We send our congratulations to Mr. Ciaran Duffy, Fearglass and Miss Emma McNally, Drumlish who were married recently St. Mary’s Church, Drumlish with their reception afterwards in The Errigal Hotel Cootehill. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Club draw

The October draw in the Bornacoola GAA club draw takes place on Sunday night next (Bank holiday) in The Copper Still Dromod with music on the night by Feargal. Usual prizes. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


We send our congratulations to Miss Paula Bohan, Antfield and Mr Patrick Murphy, Mohill who announced their engagement recently. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Strictly come dancing 
A strictly come dancing night for the ‘Leitrim Crystal Perpetual Trophy’ will take place at the Lough Allen Hotel & Spa, Drumshanbo Co. Leitrim on Friday 24th October 2014 with Music by Anthony McBrien and Sean Corrigan. Tickets only €10, you the audience will vote for your favourite couple.  A fun night guaranteed. All proceed in aid of DVAS (Domestic Violence Advocacy Service) for Leitrim, Sligo and West Cavan.


Badminton continues at Mohill Sports complex tonight Wednesday and every Wednesday starting at 8pm. Newcomers are always welcome.

Mohill’s horse fair

Mohill’s annual horse fair will take place on Sunday next, October 26th, as always there will be lots of horses, donkeys, goats, poultry and lots more for sale on the day. There will also be the usual array of trade stands food stands etc. always a great day.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Jimmy Moran, Drumsna who passed away on Wednesday last at Sligo General Hospital. Jimmy was laid to rest in Annaduff cemetery on Saturday last. May he rest in peace.

Birthday greetings

We would like to send greetings to some locals who celebrated their birthday in recent times, firstly to my better half, Margaret who had her birthday on Thursday last sharing it with her sister Catherine and Kathleen Shanley, Ballygeeher also to Anne Canning who had her birthday on Saturday last, next to Ann Marie Boyle who celebrated her birthday on Monday last and finally to Jason Conroy who celebrates his birthday today (Wednesday). As usual information compliments of Facebook. We wish you health and happiness for the future.