01 Oct 2022


Parish Clean up

Parish Clean up

Thanks to all the volunteers who came along on Saturday last to pick up the litter on the roadsides of the parish. A special word of thanks to chief organizer, Noel McCluskey and to those who provided transport to bring the rubbish to the designated disposal area. There were hundreds of bags containing everything from milk cartons to old clothes, wheels, satellite dishes, mattresses and the list goes on and on. So thanks again one and all its not a nice thing to have to go out and clean op someone else’s filth.

Dromod Festival

3 weeks and counting. The line-up for the day so far will include: 5km Fun Run, Farmyard in the Schoolyard, Kids Tractor Rally, Puppet and Magic Show, Dromod’s Cube, along with the old familiars: Super Slide, Bouncy Castle, Bungee Run, Rodeo Bull, Face painting, Irish Dancing, Schools Art Competition, Cake Sale and Refreshments.

Previous cake sales have been brilliantly supported both by bakers and hungry tummies alike and we are again inviting all residents to bake some cakes and buns to sell on the day. The Festival Committee would again greatly appreciate the help of volunteers on the day. This will involve helping to supervise the different field activities, setting up tables, chairs and artwork in the marquee and also marshalling the fun run. We’re still very interested to hear from any individuals, groups or organisations who could further add to the success of the day. Please contact us on 08799 72439. Fundraising is now in progress and we hope to get the same generosity and support as in previous years. We look forward to your support and will keep you updated.

Easter ceremonies

The following are the times for the Easter ceremonies in the parishes of Bornacoola and Annaduff: Holy Thursday; St Michael’s Bornacoola Mass 7pm followed by exposition. St Joseph’s Cloonturk Mass 8pm. St Mary’s Annaduff Mass 7pm. Good Friday; St Michael’s, Bornacoola service and veneration of the cross 3pm. St Joseph’s, Cloonturk Stations of the cross and veneration of the cross 4.30pm. St Mary’s, Annaduff service and veneration of the cross 3pm. Holy Saturday; St Michael’s, Bornacoola Mass 7pm. St Mary’s, Annaduff Mass 9pm. Easter Sunday, Mass at normal times

Wellness Course

Starts on Tuesday 29th April at 7pm - 9.30pm and every Tuesday evening for eight weeks, finishing on 17th June.  Topics include: Self-Esteem, Confidence, Communication Skills, Stress Management/Relaxation and Setting Positive Goals. Venue: The Hive, Dublin Rd, Carrick-on-Shannon. Cost:  €20 per evening, total €160 which can be split into two payments of €80 or pay €140 in advance and get one evening free.  You will increase your self-awareness and develop new empowering strategies that you can implement in your daily life. To book your place, call Thérèse Hackett on 071 965 0921 or 086 819 3005, email:

OpBORation Transformation

From early May for 6 weeks Bornacoola GAA club will be running a fundraising event which will involve a programme of fun and fitness for all.  The idea is to get walking, jogging, running, or cycling to prepare for the long summer days ahead.  We are looking for teams of five to take part in various events, and to shed a few pounds in the process.  A Registration evening will be held in the Community Centre, which will be followed by weekly weigh-ins, and activities. More details to follow over the coming weeks

A night at the races

A note to hand from John Boyle to lrt you know that St Machans National School Mohill will host “A night at the races” in Lough Rynn Castle on Saturday next, April 19 starting at 9.30pm. Entertainment on the night by the Looney Hoppers and there will be a prize for the best dressed lady. A great night guaranteed.

Fundraising Cycle

On Sunday, 27th April, Longford Scuba Divers are having a fundraising Cycle for Search & Rescue Fund. 20K, 50k & 100k Routes. Register from 9.30am for 10.30am at the Clubhouse, €20 and €10 for under16 yrs. This is always a great event and for a worthy cause, hope you can make it.

Child minding

Training for Child minders and potential Child minders will take place on Saturday 10th and Saturday 24th May from 10am to 4pm in the Food Hub, Drumshambo, Co. Leitrim. The cost of this training is €10. Places are limited, to secure your place contact Leitrim County Childcare Committee on 071 9640870 or


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Pat Malone, Neale Road, Ballinrobe, Co Mayo who passed away on Friday last at his home. Pat was laid to rest in Ballinrobe new cemetery on Monday last. May he rest in peace.


A note to hand to let you know that there will be Beginner Line dancing classes in St Mary’s Hall, Carrick-on-Shannon every Thursday night from 8pm - 9pm. Everybody Welcome.


Bornacoola travelled to Carrigallen on Sunday last for their second round league game of the year, on this occasion the home side proved much stronger and came out victorious on a scoreline of Bornacoola 0-5 Carrigallen 3-10.

Annaduff GAA

Annaduff beat Gortletteragh by 2-7 to 1-7 in a good performance in Annaduff on Sunday last. Team: Jim McCormack, Nigel Cox, Thomas Flanagan, Dean Gill, James Cox, Chris Farrell, Michael Lynch, David Duignan, Mattie Cox, Sean Duignan, Conor Reynolds, Eoin Gill, Kenny Cox (1-1), Ray Cox (1-3), Sean McNabola (0-3). Subs used: Gary Bohan, Daniel Duignan, Cathal Cox.

Congratulations to Leitrim Minors on their Connacht League win and special congrats to Annaduff members of the panel Francis, Hugh and Joe.

Planxty Maguire’s

Anyone wishing to help in Planxty, please contact Niall Lyons.

Karate lessons

A note to hand to let you know that Karate lessons continue in Bornacoola Community Centre every Monday night from 7-8pm, kids and adult lessons, everyone welcome, contact 0879804138 or 0876228031 for details

Kayak Run

The Waterways Ireland Kayak Run is on Easter Sunday starting at 1p.m. This is like a triathlon but instead of the swim you have a kayak. The event consists of  a 7k Run, a 1k Kayak and a 27k cycle. Any profits made go to the North West Hospice. You have to supply your own bike, helmet and running gear. It costs 25 euro to enter or you can do it in a relay for 30 euro. To find out more info go to

Go on go for it!

Birthday greetings

We send birthday greetings to a some locals who had their birthdays recently, firstly to John Hackett, Liscloonadea who turned 21 recently and was surprised by family and friends with a party in the Copper Still on Saturday night last, next to Rachelle O’Connor, Dromod, had her birthday yesterday and finally to Leonie Duffy, Bornacoola who will celebrate her birthday tomorrow. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

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