Wedding Bells

Wedding Bells

We extend our congratulations to Mr John Reilly and Miss Kathleen Cox, Shannon Haven, Dromod who were married on Friday last in St Mary’s Church, Annaduff with their reception afterwards in Lough Rynn Castle. We wish you health and happiness for the future.


We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the late Tom Pat Early, Drumgowlagh, Kilnagross who passed away on Thursday last at his home. Tom Pat was was laid to rest in Kiltoghert cemetery on Sunday last. May he rest in Peace.


We extend our congratulations to Mr. Owen Reynolds, Rooskey and Miss Edel Beirne, Drumgildra who announced their engagement in recent times. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Leitrim’s GOAL mile

The 11th annual Leitrim GOAL mile will take place on New Year’s Day at the Bornacoola gaa club grounds in Dromod kicking off at 2pm. As usual this years special guest will be the “rock n roll” kid Charlie McGettican. There will auction and entertainment afterwards in the Copper Still. This year GOAL are delighted to inform you that 25%of the funds raised will go towards “Goalies” life saving work in Sierra Leone. In our parish we are very proud of our own Fiona Gannon who is managing GOAL’s emergency response in Sierra Leone. Fiona herself is very proud of her own parish and surrounding parishes for their continued support to the Leitrim GOAL mile, further details and sponsorship cards are as always available from Noël Mahon on 0872646931. Your support is greatly appreciated.


We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the late Frank Reynolds, Lucan, Co. Dublin and formerly from Stuck, Eslin Bridge who passed away last week. Frank was laid to rest in Mohill cemetery on Friday last. May he rest in Peace.

Gun Club

The annual Bornacoola Gun club draw will take place this Friday, 19th December in the Copper Still bar. Members are currently selling cards and your support is appreciated. Pencil in next Friday night to kick start your Christmas where there will be numerous prizes, good fun and music by Tom Moran.

Cloonturk Christmas choir

As we all know by now Cloonturk choir get together once a year for Christmas, it’s round to that time of year again and a practice is needed so can we all meet for a half hour after 9.30pm Mass on this Sunday morning and as always newcomers are very welcome.

Scor na nOg

Congratulations to Bornacoola’s Trath na gCeist team of Cian & Shane Mallon, Sean O’Riordan and Michelle Hackett who won the Leitrim County final with full marks and go through to the All Ireland final to represent the club on February 14th 2015 in City West Dublin. Hard luck to our figure dancers who were narrowly beaten by 1/2 a mark.

Credit Union Christmas Opening Hours

Below are the Christmas opening hours for the Annaduff and district Credit Union; Monday & Tuesday 22nd & 23rd December: Open 9.30am to 5pm, Wednesday night 24th (Christmas Eve) Closed. Thursday 25th, Friday 26th & Monday 29th: CLOSED. Tuesday 30th December: OPEN 9.30am to 5pm.

Wednesday night 31st (New Year’s Eve) CLOSED. Thursday 1st Jan 2015 – Closed. Friday 2nd Jan 2015 – OPEN 9.30am to 5pm.

Thank you

17th Roscommon Kilglass/Tarmonbarry Scout Group wish to express their sincere thanks to all who attended our First Annual Scout Christmas Fair and Family Fun Day on Sunday, 7th December.  A huge thanks to all involved and making this event possible.  What a day of fun was had! Special thanks to Tommy Gaffney for use of his premises and his patience and assistance. Thanks to Eugene Murphy and Ronan Nugent MC’s on the day; Tom Gill & Ballyboro Scouts; Tighes Centra, Ruskey; Sean Mahon; Enda Beirne and Marty O’Brien; Michael Donoghue; Ann McLoughlin; Andrew Reynolds; Paul Garland; Kilglass Gaels Dancers; Lorna Doorley and Carol Singers and all those who helped in giving their time and assistance in any way to make this event such a huge success. Thanks to all who donated items and for all the lovely local culinary delights and beverages. Special thanks to all the Beavers; Cubs and Scouts who made and prepared Christmas Decorations and Christmas Cards for Sale and to all Scout Leaders who worked tirelessly to achieve and make this event possible. And of course, a big Thank You to Santa for taking time out of his busy schedule to meet and greet all.  Thank you all for your support and we wish you all a very Happy & Healthy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.  We look forward to your continued support in 2015. Scouts will resume on Tuesday, 13th January 2015.

Fundraising walk
A email to hand to let you all know that there will be a fundraising walk in aid of the Annaduff/Drumsna Churches restoration fund. The walk will take place on St. Stephen’s day starting at 12 noon wit registration from 11am location Annaduff Community centre fee for adults €10 with spot prizes all are welcome.

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. 


Badminton continues at Mohill Sports complex tonight Wednesday, December 17th taking a break for Christmas and New Year resuming on January 7th 2015 starting at 8pm. Newcomers are always welcome.

Birthday greetings

We send birthday greetings to some locals who have birthdays round this time, firstly to my good neighbour Joe Hanley who reached a milestone in his life on December 4th last, next to Edel Mallon, Clooncarne who had her birthday on Thursday last, finally to Finola Farrell, Esker who celebrates her birthday today. We wish you health and happiness for the future. As usual information complements of Facebook.

Notes for Christmas issue

If you have any notes for the Christmas issue of this paper please get them to me by mid-day Friday.