Three weeks and counting. The field is being prepared, posters are going up and many of last year’s sponsors are being greeted with big smiles. Everything is starting to come together nicely.

Annaduff and Bornacoola over 40s are progressing well through psycho and there are rumours circulating that proof of age may be required this year. In the marquee there will be demonstrations of local crafts and traditions. As before, there will be traditional Irish music and dancing, kids art competition, face painting, cake sale, refreshments, DJ and a sponsored prize raffle.

In addition to last year’s rodeo bull, bouncy castle, assault course and super slide, we’ve added a bungee run and the chance to guess the weight of a live bull. And, in the tradition of bringing you the first, you’ll also witness Dromod’s first Dog Show. So get those dogs shampooed, trained and on a lead.

The Festival Committee is still very interested to hear from any individuals, groups or organisations who could further add to the success of the day. Please contact us on dromoddevelopment@hotmail.com or by phone on 08799 72439. Fundraising is now in progress and we hope that we will get the same generosity and support as we did last year. We look forward to your support and will keep you updated.


A email to hand from Ann Marie Boyne in connection with the forthcoming slimathon, it reads as follows; The youth club would like to thank all the people who signed up to their keep fit/slimathon fund raising programme. It was great to see so many turning out to support us. Over the next 8 weeks we have lots of activities for our Tuesday night weigh ins including motivation talks, Keep fit exercises, walks and much more. Tuesday the 12th John Russell will give talk before we go on a walk. For anyone who missed the launch you can still join by contacting any leader or phoning 089 4258413. As well as our activities we have free pass to aura Leitrim leisure, Free session in gym in Shannon key hotel, discount voucher for the nature trail shop, High Vis Vest plus lots of helpful hints and information. Anyone interested please call 0894258413 or email bornacoolayouthclub@hotmail.com  or simply come along Tuesday night.


We would like to extend our congratulations to David and Colette Kelly, Cloonboney on the birth of their first baby, a boy to be named Rossa. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Cul Camps

Leitrim GAA are currently looking for Cul Camp coaches to work in the VHI GAA Camps during the summer months. Applicants must be over the age of 18 and have completed the Garda vetting process. Anyone interested should send their CV to Leitrim GAA, Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada, Carrick on Shannon before April 4th. 

Peggy a great-grandmother

A email to hand to extend Congratulations to Peggy McWeeney, Killianiker, Dromod who became a great-grandmother on sat.9th April last. Parents who live in London are Paul and Marcia McWeeney and the beautiful baby girl weighed in at 6lbs 12oz. and is to be named Addison. We wish you many years of health and happiness.


St Joseph’s Church Cloonturk was the venue for another pretty wedding from outside our area on Saturday last. The happy couple were Mr Andrew Kavanagh-Doyle and Miss Elaine Kearney who both hail from the Straffin area in Co Kildare. Andrew and Elaine’s wedding reception was held in Kilroonan Castle. We wish you many years of health and happiness.


Enrolment Forms for Junior Infants 2011/12 are currently available from the school. Parents interested and considering enrolling their child in Scoil Mhuire are advised to contact the school at 071-9638441 over the next two weeks. Completed Enrolment Forms should be returned to the school by Friday April 15th.


Pilgrimage to Medugorge 25th may to 1st June cost from € 460  price includes flight , bus, bed breakfast and dinner. There are a few places left , contact Tommy 0436685912 or 0876851691


Country markets ltd Mohill are open every Friday at lower main street Mohill. For all your home baking, pan and boiled Boxty, free range hen and duck eggs, crafts, plants cut flowers all low fat and special diets catered for. So the next time your in Mohill on a Friday please do call in and see the wide range of products on offer.


The Bornacoola Gun Club are currently undertaking a vermin control project. If you have any problems with unwanted visitors around your house or farm such as magpies or grey crows, can you contact Shane at 087 9751993 or any gun club member. Also, members should note that gun club polo tops and jackets are available for collection.


Our senior team hosted Kilmore in a challenge game on Saturday evening last which was a good lively encounter and will be a great help to both teams in the preparation for the forthcoming championship. We wish Kilmore all the best in their endeavors to win the Roscommon title. Thanks to Brian Mallon for refereeing the game. On Sunday our div 5 squad made it four wins out of five when they defeated Gortletteragh on Sunday last at home. on a scoreline of 0.13 to 2.03. They currently sit top of Division 5 and will be pushing hard for promotion this year. We wish John Bohan a speedy recovery after sustaining a knee injury in this game. Our ladies were also in action on Sunday morning when they took on Mohill in Eslin, alas here Mohill took the spoils. Fixtures for this weekend are on Saturday evening our senior team play host to county champions Glencar Manorhamilton throw in 6pm and on Sunday our junior A squad are away to Aughnasheelan for a 12 noon throw in.


In Division 3 last Saturday evening Annaduff drew 0.09 each with Ballinaglara, and in

Division 4 Annaduff beat Aughawillan by 3.07 to 0.11. Niall Maxwell with two goals, other goal from Alan Glancy  Under 14 League In a thriller beat Kiltubrid by 9.06 to 8.05.


We extend our best wishes to Annaduff man Adrian Leddy who now lives in Roscommon town. Adrian reached a milestone in his life last week and had a great get-together with family and friends last weekend also happy 21st birthday to Jason Murtagh, Erra, Tarmonbarry. We wish you health and happiness for the future.


Founded in 2000 and with an average annual membership of 200 members over the last few years, R.S.D.A.C has developed from what was, initially, a small club with only a handful of members at the turn of the century to an ever-growing organisation, attracting both young and old alike to participate in the noble and peaceful art of angling. Originally set up to improve Angling Tourism in the area, attract newcomers to the sport and create a social network for local fishermen, it was only when our plans for a Club-managed Brown – Trout Fishery at local lake Lough Rowan came to fruition, that membership and outside interest increased beyond all expectations. The stocking of Lough Rowan (which never before held a head of brown trout) with over 10,000 brown trout in its opening year saw anglers travelling from every corner of Ireland, England , France and beyond to what is now the only Brown Trout Fishery in a 50 mile radius. This season a further 25,000 rainbow trout have been stocked Boasting a busy calendar of events, R.S.D.A.C organise coarse-fishing matches for local kids, clean up local roadside areas (participant in Leitrim County Council’s Adopt A Road Scheme), host Angling. Full membership is available or you can fish daily for €15 per day. For more information call 087 6254740 or visit www.rinnshannon.com.

Dromod on Facebook

Most people at this stage are familiar with “facebook” and now Dromod has launched its page on the same facebook with lots of lovely pictures and general information about Dromod. Just key in “Go Dromod” and you will see all.