Strictly Come Dancing: The launch of the eagerly awaited Strictly Come Dancing takes place in Clarkes Hotel Mohill this Friday night, 2nd September at 9.30 pm. This promises to be some night’s craic, the highlight of which will be to see who pairs with who and go forward to train as couples for the next five weeks, and then perform together on stage on grand final night in Lough Rynn Castle on 7th October. The names of the ladies go into one hat; the names of gents into another and whoever is pulled out of each hat are then paired together. The names we have at the moment as we go to press are, Ladies: Saoirse Donoghue, Mary Quinn, Rose Egan, Mary Creegan, Brigid Byrne, Cissie Bohan, Cliona Ward, Karen Dockery, Roisin Kennedy, Michelle Duffy, Eilish McLoughlin, Samantha Harte, Liz Ward, Majella Gray and Ann Heslin. Gents: Joe Campbell, James Campbell, Sean McGowan, Kevin Mallon, Enda Stenson, Ciaran Baxter, Kevin McGrath, Martin Quinn, Ronan Gallagher, Derek Kelleher, Tony Ghee, Cathal McCrann , Sean Clarke and a mystery dancer. M.C. on the night is Eugene Murphy of Shannonside Radio, music by Tom Moran. Come along to what promises to be a wonderful nights entertainment.
Death of Centenarian: The death has taken place at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge of Brigid Carleton (nee Kelleher) in her 101st year. Brigid was born in Annaghmore in 1910 and as a teenager moved with her family to live in Drumgrania. She married her near neighbour, Matthew Carleton of Drumhirk, who died in 1981. After some years living at Meelragh, Bornacoola, the family moved to London in 1954. Brigid was a regular visitor to Gortletteragh for more than 50 years. She liked nothing better than having the chat about times past and her memories were always crystal clear. She was blessed with a good healty life up to the past few weeks and she passed away after a short illness. Brigid’s remains were cremated after her funeral mass which was celebrated in St. Theresa’s Church, Stansted on Thursday last. Her ashes will be returned for burial in Gortletteragh cemetery at a later date. We tender sympathy to her daughters, Marie and Gabrielle, sons Anthony and Matthew, family, relatives and friends. Solas na bhFlaitheas dá hanam uasal.
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