On Sunday 2nd September 2012 the Lough Rynn Harvest Festival returns to the grounds of Lough Rynn Castle. Remembering back the years this event has always been a day to remember -the helicopter rides,vintage cars machinery car simulator hot air balloon demonstration ,craft demonstrations county market and trade stands,bony baby competitions ,cat and dog shows,children amusements not forgetting a guided tour of the Lough Rynn walled gardens you can also enjoy a BBQ and full bar facilities while there will be a live music by TR Dallas and entertainment by i102 Radio. Do come along and bring a friend.

There will be something for everybody to enjoy in ideal surroundings. It is a day for meeting old friends and greeting new ones. Extending a cead mile failte to all our visitors. The festival is organised by Bornacoola Development Co Ltd who have prepared a very interesting prograamme for you on the 2nd September.

REMINDER: Cloone Aughavas Community Playschool re-opens on Monday 23rd September at 9am. We extend best wishes to the children who are starting and re-starting with us in September. We welcome all of you to enjoy a fun-fulled year of planned activities in our newly decorated playschool room. We wish good luck to the children who have left playschool and now starting National school in Mohill Cloone and Aughavas. We have limited places available and are now taking bookings. For any enquiries contact Mary Moran on 086 8382545.

NEW BOOK: A recently published memoir written by former Mohill resident,Willie Burns is now on sale.In the book the magpie and the Weasel: A Leitrim Memoir,Willie describes growing up on a small farm near Ballinamore and his working life first on the Cavan Leitrim railway line and then Quinn’s in Mohill where he worked for twenty years until the closure of the store in 1983. Willie is now ninety three and lives in Lusk in north county Dublin. The book is available for purchase in Paul’s shop in Mohill Supervalu in Ballinamore or directly by emailing

THANK YOU: Thee Leitrim Diabtes branch would like to thank all who supported the Church gate collection which was held here in Mohill on the 18th 19th August last. A big thanks also to all who helped with the collection in the parish of Mohill.

WEDDING BELLS: A pretty wedding took place in St Patricks Church Mohill last week when Denis O’Mahony an Ciara Mhugh Stranorlar Co Donegal were united in matrimony. It was a momentous occasion followed by a reception in the Lough Rynn castle Hotel. Congratlations Dennis and Ciara,.

STEHPEN AND MARIE WED: We wish to add our congratulations to the many received by Stephen McDonagh Cloonfannon Mohill on his marriage to Marie Rooney Ferbane Co Offaly. The ceremony with papal blessing took place in Ferbane Church followed by reception in the Athlone Springs Hotel which was thoroughly enjoyed by family and guests.

WEDDING BELLS: The bells of church of our Lady of Mount Carmel Rooskey rang out on the fourth of August last to welcome family & friends to the marriage of Deirdre Hanley Rooskey and Tony Faughnan Clooneagh Bornacoola. It was a very special enjoyable day. Reception was in Lough Rynn Castle. The food was delicious and everybody enjoyed the entertainment that followed. Their many friends wish to join with me in wishing Tony and Deirdre best of luck.

SHOW THANKS: Mohill Agricultural Show Committee wish to extend their sincere gratitude to all who assisted them in so many ways to host Show 2012. Without the generous and loyal support of our sponsors both local and national it would be impossible to have hosted the event. Sincere thanks is also extended to all who contributed to the Town and mart Collections ,those who made donations to the office ,supported our raffle and our fundraising table quiz earlier in the year. The committee acknowledge the cooperation they received from Francis & Geraldine McGowan,the management & staff of Mohill sports complex,the management & staff of Connaught gold livestock mart, John & Maureen Reynolds Olive Reynolds,Frank Lawrence and Tommy Beirne modular panels Ltd whose properties were used for the show and parking facilities. Many businesses and organisations put various necessary resources and services at our disposal for the day and the committee thank all concerned. On the day itself the committee thank the local gardai Dr Arthur Dolan Leitrim Civil Defence team and all who assisted in so many ways to have a safe and accident free show day. Finally great credit is due to all the stewards who came along on the day to carry out their duties so willingly and efficiently in all sections. Sincere thanks to all for their part in making Mohill Show 2012 a successful community event.

RAFFLE WINNERS: Mohill Show Committee wish to thank all those who supported their fund raising raffle for Show 2012.The following were the winners 1st 800 euro William Jones Kenagh Longford; 2nd 400 euro Cathal Cullen Glenfarne; 3rd 20 euro Eoin Mahon River Village Athlone; 4th 100 euro Mary Carroll & Brian Faughnan Clooncarne Boracoola. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all who supported the raffle.

LEITRIM ANIMAL WELFARE: Leitrim animal Welfare have made a plea to animal lovers in the county to consider fostering puppies adult dogs and cats ,some of which have been housed in their facility for over a year. This year has seen an increase in the number of pets coming into the centre which is reaching full capacity. L.A.W. normally ask for an adoption donation but as a once off they are offering cats which have been tamed wormed vaccinated and neutered free of charge to good homes. Contact L.A.W. on 071 9648700 if you can offer any of these animals a home.

SCHOOLS REOPENING: St Manchans NS will re-open this Thursday 30th August for all pupils. For some it will be their first step into school. We wish them and all students the best of luck.