Kilglass ski presentation night

Kilglass ski presentation night

An email in from Mamie to let you know that there will be a Kilglass ski presentation night on Saturday, 7th February in The Silver Eel, Strokestown at 9pm. Music by “The Undercovers”, door prize and refreshments on the night. Everyone welcome.

Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre

There will be a one day Paediatric First Aid course in the centre on Saturday 21st of February. The fee for the course is €50. A Traditional Basket Making course will start on Wednesday the 18th of February. The course is funded by Sligo Mayo Leitrim ETB and will run for 7 evenings

For more information or to book a place contact Michael on 0719641577, 087 6177071 or mbruen@drumshanboenterprise.ie

New Baby

We extend our congratulations to Dermot and Edel Shanley, on the birth of their second baby, a girl to be named Annie, sister to Sarah, born on Monday, January 26th last. We wish you health and happiness for the future.


We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the late May Gearty, nee Sanahan, Clonart, Bornacoola who passed away on Friday last at The Laurel Lodge Nursing home Longford. May was was laid to rest in Cloonmorris cemetery on Sunday last. May she rest in Peace.

The national League

Well the 2015 national league started last weekend and there was no disappointments in our area as the local derby between Leitrim and longford ended all square after a nail biting finish that saw Leitrim 2 points ahead with three minutes to play only to see Longford go straight down the field and score a goal leaving them with a one point advantage with time nearly up. But Leitrim kept their cool and got their point to draw level and share the spoils. Great credit must go to Leitrim’s goalie Cathal McCrann who had some amazing saves throughout the game. So it off to Aughrim next weekend to take on Wicklow on their home soil this will be a tough one.

Reeling in the showband years

Last Saturday night in spite of the inclement weather and quite slippery roads a great crowd turned out to the Lough Rynn hotel for a wonderful nights entertainment when RTE’s Ronan Collins hosted super show “reeling in the showband years” bringing us all back to the great dancing days of the Swarbiggs, Paddy Cole band, Roly Danles and more backed by the wonderful Conquers showband. For me Paddy Cole was top with his unique style on the sax and claranette as well as his good humor and singing, I would say Paddy is well into his seventies, well he can still put on a great show. Well done one and all.


We send our congratulations to Aoifa Bohan Georgia and Ross O’Brien, Clondra on their recent engagement in Perth, Australia. Rosses father, Malachy is a good Leitrim supporter from Manorhamilton. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

New Baby

We extend our congratulations to Colm and Margaret Mitchill, Cattan, on the birth of their first baby, a boy. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Leitrim supporters club

The Leitrim GAA Supporters tickets are now on sale at a price of €40 this is the main fundraiser for the year so your support would be greatly appreciated.

Mohill Badminton

Mohill Badminton every Wednesday, Mohill sports complex starting at 8pm. Newcomers are always welcome.

Bornacoola GAA

Bornacoola GAA Club has been chosen for the Tesco Community Fund in Tesco, Carrick-on-Shannon. The initiative will see €1000 split between three community groups, depending on the number of “blue disc” votes each group gets. Each time you shop in the store, you will be given a blue disc which you can then add to the Bornacoola GAA pile! So if you are shopping in Tesco, make sure you allocate your discs to Bornacoola GAA - more discs we get, the more money the club will receive.

Birthday greetings

We send birthday greetings to some locals who have birthdays round this time, firstly to my youngest Sharon who turns 21 today Wednesday, hope you have a wonderful day Sharon and the best of luck in the new job, next to three who had their birthdays on Saturday last, my cousin Karl Foley, Aidan Reilly and Patricia Canning and finally, happy birthday and get well wishes to Fr John Leogue who has his birthday tomorrow Thursday, we hope to see you out and about soon again. As usual information compliments of Facebook. We wish you health and happiness for the future.