Mullinalaghta notes



Corr: DP Finnegan. E-mail:


Congratulations to Seamus O’Rourke, Aughagreagh in the parish of Colmcille who was ordained to the priesthood in St. Mel’s Cathedral on Sunday last. On what was no doubt a very proud occasion for the O’Rourke family, the ceremony was performed by Most Reverend Francis Duffy, Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise with Bishop Emeritus Colm O’ Reilly. Fr. Seamus is brother of Sean O’Rourke, Cloonagh and Breda Farrelly, Lislea. Following the joyous ceremony all present made the short journey to St. Mel’s College where refreshments were laid on. On Monday evening Fr. Seamus celebrated his first Mass in his native parish at St. Colmcille’s Church after which all were individually blessed by the newly ordained. Similar to Sunday evening the congregation were invited to the local community centre for refreshments. On behalf of his family, people of Colmcille and many friends we wish Fr. Seamus well and all of God’s blessings in his ministry.


We remind all in the village that adjudication for this year’s tidy towns competition will take place in the coming weeks. It is important to keep weeds and hedges under control. All are requested to be conscious of litter in the village and on the approach roads to the village. Your support in this area would be very much appreciated.

Summer Camps

There will be two fun-filled, multi-activity sports camps at Mullinalaghta football pitch this Summer. Camp 1 is for 4-7 year olds and is running from Monday 10th to Friday 14th August each day from 10.30am – 2.30pm. Camp 2 will cater for 8-12 year olds and will be in operation from Monday 17th August – Friday 21th August from 10.00am – 3.00pm. Activities include a variety of sports but also other events such as Balloon Races, Treasure Hunt, Art, Crafts, Bouncy Castle and many more. Cost of either camp is €50 per child with 2nd, 3rd, 4th child only €40. All children will be fully covered by insurance for everything taking place. For further details or to request an application form please contact Conor McElligott on 086 1984470 or email .


The sympathy of the community is extended to Bridget McDowell, Mullinroe on the recent death of her mother, Maureen Collum (nee Gray), Drumahanbo South and Barraghmore, Drumlish. She is also survived by her sons Peter and Pat, daughters Mary, Kathleen, Rose and Margaret, sister Eileen, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, nieces and nephews to whom we also extend our condolences. May she rest in peace.

Lotto Draw

St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto in the clubrooms on Wednesday 17th June. The numbers drawn were 1, 19, 26, 29 with the Jackpot of €7,900 remaining intact. Consolation prizes of €20 went to James McGivney, Cloonagh. Austin Corcoran, c/o Simon Cadam. Jim McCabe, Aughanoran. Kevin McGivney, Clooneen and J.P. Keogh, Rathbracken. On sales for this week are as follows: Hideaway: Aaron Earley. Keogh’s / Anglers’s : Eric Sullivan. Kilcogy: Thomas McCabe & Bernard Donohoe. Please drop tickets into Cloonagh P.O before 5.30pm on Monday.

Ladies Footballers

As part of their fundraising activities the local ladies football club are holding a weekly draw based on the bonus ball in the main draw of the national lottery. Sheets are on sale in the local post office or are available from any club member. Match the bonus ball in Saturday night’s main draw and you will earn yourself €20. Lines are just €2. Six monthly tickets are now due for renewal at €50 each by contacting Marie Matthews. Your support would be very much appreciated each week. The winning number on Saturday 20th June was 10 with Lauren Brady, Cloonagh earning herself €20.

Host Families Needed

A group of Spanish Students are hoping to attend a summer camp in Cnoc Mhuire, Granard from 4th July - 24th July. This is the first year for the camp in the Granard area and is an extension of the successful Moyne Community summer camp which has been running since 2011. The students (boys/girls) aged 12/13 years are currently looking for host families. For further information please contact Angela on 085 8391939 or email Good rates apply.


Bunlahy Area Action Group are hosting their annual fundraising barbecue in Creegan’s of Bunlahy on this Sunday 28th June commencing at 4.30p.m. Music on the day is by Rhythm and Sticks. Your support would be greatly appreciated.