Friday Night Fever

Friday Night Fever

The Bornacoola GAA disco night in Lough Rynn two days to go. All is in place for what promises to be a great night. Please note the bus will now pick up passengers at the Community Centre in Bornacoola at around 9.45 and the clubhouse at 10pm. Further bus runs will be available from the clubhouse if demand requires. Tickets available from Copper Still, Committee members or on the door on the night. If you have your costume ready...fantastic. If not don’t worries just come along and enjoy great music and dancing.

Please come out and support. See you all there

School reunion

There will be a meeting of the Cloonturk School reunion on Monday next in The Copper Still at 9pm, and again we would urge all you past pupils living in the area to come along and bring any photos you might have and also to spread the word about the reunion which will take place on Saturday December 8th starting with Mass in Cloonturk Church at 1pm followed by a visit to Cloonturk School and afterwards a social gathering in the Copper still.

New baby

We send our congratulations to Doctor Alan Farrell and his wife Rhona, Naas, Co. Kildare

on the birth of their baby daughter, ti be named Madeleine) born recently. Alan is son of Michael & Marian Farrell, “The Orchard”, Bunninassa, Bornacoola. We wish you health and happiness for the future.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Cissie Nolan, nee McGuinness, Curryline, Newtownforbes who passed away on Sunday last at the Laurel Lodge Nursing home Longford. Cissie will be laid to rest today Wednesday in Newtownforbes cemetery following 11 am mass in St. Mary’s Church. May she Rest in Peace.

GAA club draw

The November draw in Bornacoola gaa club draw took place in The Copper Still on Saturday night last with music on the night by the ever popular Feargal McGill. Thanks to all who supported winners were €100 Ailbhe McGill, €20 each - Declan Shanley, Annaduff, John McGushin, Patrick Duffy, Robert and John O’Beirne, Patricia Hackett and a bottle of wine sponsored by the Copper till was won by Declan Bohan.


We send our congratulations to my good neighbour Mr Philip Howard, Cloonturk who announced his engagement to Miss Ruth Coghlan from Carrick on Suir, Co Tipperary. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Cake Sale

Annaduff ICA are holding a monster cake sale and Christmas fare in Annaduff Community centre on Sunday December 15th after 11am Mass. All proceeds are going to the Annaduff and Drumsna Churches renovation fund. They are also selling 2014 calendars with local scenes. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


A note to hand from Tish Dunleavy and it reads as follows - Gentle Reminder….Come along and hear some of the old favourite Gospel & Country songs performed by members of the Sweet Spirit Gospel Choir on Sunday 8th December 2013 in St. Georges Church & Heritage Centre, Carrick On Shannon at 8pm. Sean Mahon (Rodeo Man) who has recently joined the choir will perform some well-known songs like ‘Will the Circle be unbroken’ and ‘I’ll fly away’. The great classic ‘Jerusalem’ will be performed by beautiful soprano Pearl Kielty. Pearl along with the Choir will also perform Tish Dunleavy’s new Christmas song . MaryAnn McBrien will be joined by her ‘sisters’ for the great song from Sister Act ‘ I will follow him’! That’s just a little taste of what to expect on the night in St. Georges. All proceeds from door receipts will go to the Alzheimers Unit, St. Patricks Hospital Carrick and Leitrim/Sligo Special Olympics Fund. Come along for this great night of music and support these two great organisations! Enquiries to 071-9621757 or 086-1723178

Billy’s World Charity

The launch of Billy’s World charity is on Fri night 29th November in the Landmark Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon, commencing at 7.30pm. The charity is being set up by Tony Byrne, Carrick-on-Shannon, whose five year old son passed away earlier this year. The charity hopes to raise enough money in the future to open a holiday centre in Carrick-on-Shannon for special needs children and their families, the first of its kind in Ireland. This would be a huge economic boost for the local area and an amazing experience for disabledthese children and their families. A wonderful night on the 29th is guaranteed, with champagne reception, wonderful prizes and music by “Oddity”. Your support would be hugely appreciated. Contact Jenny Gilmartin on 087-2040700   or Patricia Guckian on 087-7410202 for tickets (€15 each) or if you wish to make a donation to this worthy charity. For more information visit www.billysworldireland.com or follow on facebook www.facebook.com/BillysWorldIreland


A note to hand from Michael to let you know that Social dancing classes will commence tonight Wednesday 16 and continue every Wednesday night in J’s Hotel Mohill from 8 to 10 pm admission €6 all are welcome.


The Annual General Meeting of South Leitrim/West Cavan  (Ballinamore) Vintage Tractor Society takes place on tomorrow Thursday night 21st of November upstairs in the Poor Scholar Pub Ballinamore at 9pm. New members welcome. 

Birthday greetings

We send greetings to some people who had their birthdays recently. Firstly to Mary McCauley, Drumard who turned 90 years of age yesterday, next to Mel Rogan, Tooman who reached a milestone in his life earlier this month and celebrated with a surprise party along with family and friends in Glaslough, Co Monaghan next to Fidelma Conboy, Rooskeynamona who had her birthday yesterday and finally to Shane Sullivan Bornacoola who turned 18 last Friday. We wish you health and happiness for the future.


Christmas Flower Demonstration by Helena & Carmel O’Rourke - Award winning Floral Designers La Belle Fleur on Friday 29th November in St. John’s Church of Ireland, Church Street, Drumshambo (opposite La Belle Fleur Florist). Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 7.30pm, Mulled Wine Reception and All Amazing Christmas Arrangements made on the night will be raffled! Everyone welcome! Admission €10.