Best of luck Cyril

Best of luck Cyril

We start this week to wish our good friend and neighbour, Cyril Notley all the very best of luck when he appears on the National Lottery show ”Winning Streak” on this coming Saturday night.

Mohill SVP Christmas Appeal

In 2014, the St. Vincent de Paul Society has spent over €60 million to fund its services for families in need in Ireland and expects to answer 150,000 calls for assistance coming up to Christmas. Almost 50% of calls to SVP are for assistance with basics such as food and fuel. Here in Mohill and the surrounding parishes, we will have spent almost €18,000 this year helping families with fuel, grocery, clothing and education expenses. Christmas, with its extra financial burdens, can be a very stressful time for many families in difficult circumstances. This Christmas we hope to provide assistance to over 100 families in Mohill and the surrounding parishes with the proceeds from our Church gate collections in Mohill, Eslin, Gorvagh, Bornacoola, Cloonturk, Gortletteragh, Fearglass, Cornageeha and Annaduff on the weekend of December 6th & 7th. We would appreciate your support and we’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Mohill and the surrounding parishes for their generous support of our Church gate collections over the past year.

Vote for Lough Rynn Festival

We Need your Help!! The Today FM Best in Ireland Awards have come around again and we would LOVE to be considered for the Best in Ireland Annual Festival. This category is only open for festivals like ours and we are so proud of our festival we think we can give some of the other festivals around the country a run for their money! But we need YOU to log on to Today FM and nominate the Lough Rynn Harvest Festival and Vintage Day that’s now entering its 21st year. Please follow the link and nominate us now!! http://www.todayfm.com/Best-in-Ireland-Awards Thank you so so much and hopefully there will be an award for us in the near future!!!

Bornacoola GAA draw

The November draw in the Bornacoola GAA club draw took place on Saturday last in The Weir Lodge, Rooskey, thanks to all who supported and to Padraig and Pat for the excellent entertainment. Winners were as follows; €100 Paddy McDermott, Dublin; €20 each Margaret McGowan, Fr. Michael Bannon, Edgeworthstown; Aiden Tully, Slata; Margaret Cox, Ahanagh and Alan Beale, Rooskey.

Kilglass/Tarmonbarry Scouts

Sincere thanks to all who purchased tickets for “Twelve days of Christmas draw” which will be held on Sunday, 14th December at Scouting Ireland National Office, Dublin. Names of winners will appear in the Irish Independent & Examiner on Thursday 18th December. Well done to all Beavers; Cubs and Scouts who sold tickets to raise funds to help their local Scout Group and the National Scout Centres. Good luck to all !

Christmas Fair
Sunday, 7th December - 12.30pm to 6pm - Christmas Fair and Family Fun Day, hosted by 17th Roscommon Kilglass/Tarmonbarry Scouts Group and Shannon River Adventure Centre. The Beavers, Cubs and Scouts have been busy creating special Christmas goodies for all the family to enjoy. This free entry event will include a raffle, stalls & booths with the chance to buy gifts; decorations; bakery; books; bric a brac; play traditional fair games, and more. Come to the Kid’s Corner to get your face painted; write your letter to Santa and give it to the man himself at the fair; colouring competition and paint your own Christmas tree decorations. Warm your toes at the open fires while enjoying mulled wine; tea/coffee; BBQ hot dogs; mince pies etc., dance and music. This promises to be a great festive day for all. Also, look out for our set of Christmas cards on sale  – designed by the Beaver Scouts and 100% of the proceeds from sale will go to our Scouts group to help us fund this new voluntary community group. Please contact Patsy 086 6031767 or Lara 087 9610773 for any enquiries.   Hope to see you all there.

Hip hop party

An email in from Charlene Mulligan and it reads as follows; Christmas hip hop party is on Tuesday, 16 December at 6.30pm in Mohill Canon Donohue hall. Not forgetting the parents, Thursday18th at 6.30pm, a little get together of business and local in Mohill Canon Donohue and a bit of food.

Energy Awareness Day

Energy Awareness Day, Canon Donohue Hall, Mohill on Thursday, December 4th from 3-6pm.  This event is about informing people how they can save money, save on energy costs and get advice on what support may be available to them. Admission is FREE all are welcome.


We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the late Nora Mitchell, (nee Gallagher), Drumcolligan, Mohill, Co. Leitrim, Thursday last at the North West Hospice, Sligo. Nora was laid to rest in Mohill cemetery on Saturday last. May she Rest in peace.

Get paid while you learn

Boost your career prospects with a Fetac Level 5 Information Technology qualification. Run in conjunction with Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim Education & Training Board, this full-time Computer Applications for the Workplace course in Mohill will run from January until September 2015 and includes Word Processing, Database Methods, Presentation Software, Desktop Publishing, Spreadsheet Methods, Web Authoring, Image Processing, Internet, Information Systems and a work placement during the course.  Training allowances are payable to eligible participants.  For more information, call Liam at 9632024, email info@mct.ie or just drop in to MCT in the Enterprise Centre, Ballinamore Road for more details. 

It’s Twins

We send our congratulations to Paul and Sinead Carney, (formerly from Kilmore and Annaduff) who now live in Lucan, Co Dublin on the birth of twin boys to be named Eoin and Daragh. To the delight of proud grandparents, Gerry and Margaret Creegan, Annaduff. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Wedding Bells

We send our congratulations to Mr Karl Kavanagh, Ballinamore and Miss Claire Burke, Glenemaddy, Co Galway who were married on Saturday last in Glenemaddy Parish Church with their reception afterwards in Kilronan Castle. We wish you health and happiness for the future.


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

Roscommon Solstice Choir

On Sunday, December 14th at 6pm, the Roscommon Solstice Choir will perform an evening of Christmas Carols by candlelight, in St. Mary’s Church, Killenummery, Dromahair, Co. Leitrim. This will be a fantastic night as we prepare for the wonderful celebration of Christmas. Tickets will be on sale at checkout shop in Ballintogher, Mc Goldrick’s shop in Dromahair or by contacting Fr. Vincent at St. Mary’s, Killenummery, Dromahair, Co. Leitrim. All roads lead to this wonderful night on the 14th December at 6pm in Killenummery, Dromahair Co. Leitrim.

Birthday greetings

Again, this week would like to send greetings to some locals who celebrates their birthday around now, first to Stephen Reilly who had his birthday on Saturday last, also to Angela O’Mahoney, (nee Carley) who celebrated her birthday on Sunday last. As usual information complements of Facebook. We wish you health and happiness for the future.