Drumlish Ballinamuck notes



Corr: Aine Brady Tel: 0863938595. e-mail: ainebrady@hotmail.com

Lost Cat

An appeal is being made to help find a cat which is missing since Sunday, August 16 and was last seen at around 8pm on that date near the Marquee in Drumlish. The cat, named ‘Bucko’, is a brown tabby with no tail. He is a six year old neutered male and is microchipped. ‘Bucko’ is missed by his family and anyone with information is asked to contact 086 1525902 or 086 8304131.

School Coaching

Fr Manning Gaels are currently looking for someone to do coaching in our two schools, St Patrick’s School, Ballinamuck and St Mary’s School, Drumlish. It requires a few hours a week in each school, you must be over 18 years old, preferably wit foundation course done in coaching. However it is essental as training will be done. If intrested in the job contact Packie Duffy 0868127539 or Colin  Crowe 0860761556

Walk A Mile with Emily

Emily Kane from Drumlish has the rare disease, Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis and on Sunday, the 13th September, please join us to“Walk a Mile with Emily”. This annual event is a very worthy cause and a great social event suitable for young and old. The walk will start from Drumlish Community Centre at 12 p.m. Come along and show your support for this worthy cause and wear something blue.

Level 5 courses

Ardscoil Phádraig are now enrolling for the QQI Level 5 courses in Animal Care and Nursing Studies. These QQI Level 5 courses are suitable for both school leavers and mature students who wish to return to education and gain new skills or employment. They also provide links to certain courses in Universities and Institutes of Technology and can be worth up to 400 points. Please contact the school on 043 6686209 for further details.

Tidy Towns

Pride of Place judging will take place on Tuesday, 8th September - Public Lecture on one of Drumlishs’ most famous sons,  William O’Higgins who was born in Barraghbeg and who laid the foundation stone for that ‘glorious undertaking’  - St. Mel’s Cathedral in the 1840s - The lecture will take place on the 15th October in Drumlish Community Centre and is part of the Longford Historical Society series of Autumn Lectures. 

Strokestown House Woodland Walk 

Local artist and teacher, Mary Cooney along with her students from Ard Scoil Phadraig in Granard have a Giant Mug on exhibition and are competing in the outdoor sculptures competition with ‘Ireland, the Land of a thousand Welcomes’ as the theme - that symbol of great Irish hospitality, the mug (of tea) is 8ft high, 6ft wide and cannot be missed. Make sure to enter the 1/2 door and Vote No.1 early and often- Mary is an especially gifted artist and is very involved in the creative arts at local and county level - evidence of that will be made visible in Drumlish in the coming week. 

Congratulations and Farewell!

On Saturday next, 5th September, to mark the Silver Jubilee of the ordination of Fr. Patsy McDermott and also his recent appointment to Killashee Parish, there will be a simple parish get together and presentation in the 98 Hall, Ballinamuck. Its an opportunity for the people of the parish to congratulate Fr. Patsy on his Silver Jubilee, to thank him for his pastoral care over the last couple of years and to wish him well in his new appointment. This will take place after Mass in the 98 Garden of Remembrance at 7pm, which will be celebrated by Fr. Patsy. Refreshments will be served. Donations on the door are voluntary.

Moyne Community School

Moyne Community School re-opened as follows: Monday 31st August was 1st year students only, full day Tuesday, 1st September for 1st, 3rd, 6th year pupils. Wednesday, 2nd September, 2nd & 5th year pupils. Thursday 3rd September, Transition year students. Friday 4th September,All students

Arthritis Ireland

Arthritis Ireland Longford Branch are running “Chair Yoga”. This new course starts in the Family Centre, Longford, 6 sessions for €50. Course starts Wed.2nd Sep.11am-12pm. This is an adapted exercise programme for people who have arthritis or other limitations. To book your place phone Mary Henry, Post Grad Dip Yoga Therapy at 087-1404200 or 043- 6675061.


Congratulations to Amanda O’Hara, Cloonaugh, daughter of Frances and Evelyn to James McDowell, Mullinalaghta, son of Christopher and Cathleen, who were married last Friday. On behalf of your friends and family we wish you a long life of health and happiness.


Congratulations to James Jordon, Currabawn, son of Bernard and Kathy to Desiree Maguire, daughter of Patrick and Patricia Maguire, Ennybegs on their engagement at the weekend. We join your friends and family in wishing you both the best of luck as you enjoy this special time.

Monaduff Social Club

The three nights away to Belmullet, Co. Mayo is on Monday, 7th September. The bus will leave from the village in Ballinamuck at 9 am and from the church in Drumlish at 9.15. Please ensure that you are on time and enjoy the trip.

21st Birthday

Congratulations to Niamh O’Hara, daughter of Brian and Mary, Kiltycreevagh, Ballinamuck, who celebrated her 21st birthday in the Pike Man Inn recently.


Pray for the repose of the soul of Mary Ann Kenny, nee Crowe, Mill Road, Drumlish. pre-deceased by her husband Jim, To her son Fr. Merlyn and daughter Marie, brothers Eddie and Micheal RIP; sisters-in-law Betty and Kathleen, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathies.

We remember the family of the late John Cunningham, Lettergullen, Drumlish, who was laid to rest recently. To his brother Jim, UK, his sisters Theresa and Anna May, Navan, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends we offer our condolences on your sad loss.

We remember in our prayers Micheal Crowe, Currabawn Drumlish, who past away suddenly last weekend. Funeral arrangements later

Tidy Town’s

The Mill event last Tuesday was a great success and special thanks to Dr. Seamus Mimnagh who gave the history of Mills in the area of which there were 5 in the early 1800s. Thanks also to Tommy Foster, Ballinalee and Nailie Mulleady both millers in bygone days but as enthused today as they were 40 years ago and to the Rogers and Greene families for their help and contribution to the event and for access to the Mill itself. Deepest sympathy was extended to Marie and Fr. Merlyn on the death of their mother. This year the results will be 3 weeks later than in previous years - no results till Monday28th September. The next big event for us is the Pride of Place judging which will take place on Tuesday 8th September.