03 Jul 2022


Give Blood

Give Blood

As you know, blood is always needed and especially in this holiday season, so I would urge you all to go and donate today, Wednesday, June 25th at the Bush Hotel from 4.30 till 8pm’ it only takes a half hour.

5k Run/Walk

A 5k Run/Walk in Rooskey Village on Wednesday, 2nd July at 8pm.  Registration of €10 per person or €20 for family at the Charity Shop on Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th June at the Bell Tower Charity Shop from 6 - 7pm and at  Community Centre, Rooskey on Monday, 30th June from 7 - 9pm and again at 6.30pm on Wednesday, 2nd July prior to walk. Proceeds in aid of Rooskey Church Restoration Fund.

Historical Archaeology Talk

Mohill & District Historical & Heritage Society Presents A Historical Archaeology Talk and Walk by Dr. Chris Read (of the Archaeology Department in Sligo I.T.) in the Ancient ruins of Fenagh Village. Come along to Fenagh Visitor Centre on Wednesday, 25th June at 6.45pm to hear the history behind the archaeology of Fenagh Village. Light refreshments will be served. Then Dr. Read will lead us on a walk around the sites around the village. Cost €5, please wear suitable footwear - no open toe sandals. Families and children welcomed. Booking is essential. E-mail or text 087 4194139.


There will be an All-Ireland Rally for life at the Custom House Square, Belfast on Saturday 5th July at 2pm. To book your place call: 086-8775036/086-8213806

New baby

Today, we send our congratulations to Martin and Michelle Faughnan who now live in Co Sligo on the birth of their third baby girl to be named Maria, born last week at Sligo General Hospital. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Wedding bells

We send our congratulations to Bernard Faughnan, Clooncolry and Linda Frisby who were married on Friday last in Malta. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Cancer fundraiser

Cancer - we have all been touched by its devastating effects at some time in our lives, be it a family member or friend. We can only admire and be thankful for the care and support offered by the North West Hospice to patients and loved ones. We may have the best intentions at the time to give something back. Maybe now is the time. On Sunday, the 10th of August 2014, Annaduff GAA in association with North West Hospice and Tesco, Carrick-on-Shannon are hosting a Family Fun Day. We invite you and your family to join us in our fundraising where you can make a donation or even sponsor a Hamper. If you our someone you know would like to give something back then contact Ciaran Dolan on 086 2666088.

Wedding bells

We had another pretty wedding in St Joseph’s Church, Cloonturk from outside our area on Friday last when Emily Cravin from Glasnevin, Dublin and David Laffey from Caltra, Co Galway exchanged nuptials with their wedding reception in Lough Rynn Castle. We wish you health and happiness for the future.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Mary Ryan, nee Gannon, Middlesex, England and formerly from Ballygeeher, Bornacoola who passed away earlier this month in Middlesex. Mary will be laid to rest tomorrow, Thursday in the Cloonmorris cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Golf classic

Bornacoola GAA club will host their biannual golf classic on July 12th next at Carrick on Shannon Golf Club. As usual, there will be lots of great prizes and we hope as usual it will be well supported. For more details or to book a tee time contact me on 0862561023.

Wedding bells

We send our congratulations to Aine Lynch, Gortinte and Seamus Kennedy, Morahaven who were married on Friday last in St. Mary’s Church, Annaduff with their reception afterwards at the Landmark Hotel, Carrick on Shannon. We wish you health and happiness for the future.


Leitrim were beaten in the Feile final on Sunday last by Wexford. Bornacoola was well represented by Cian & Shane Mallon and Sean O’Riordan.


Bornacoola Club Draw for June takes place this Saturday night in the Copper Still; usual prizes and music on the night.

Bornacoola GAA

A strong first half ensured Kiltubrid ran out eight point winners as Bornacoola surrendered their Shield crown in the 2014 final played in Páirc Seán on Sunday morning last. The crucial score was a goal midway through the first half for Kiltubrid leaving them 1-8 to 0-3 in front at the interval. A weakened Bornacoola – who lost Ollie Vaughan to injury in the first half - did well to get back into contention midway through the second half, before a black card for Gary McCloskey effectively ended any hopes of a comeback and Kiltubrid regained their composure to close out a 1-15 to 0-10 victory. Team on duty was Gerry Gearty, Conor McCauley, Morgan Shanley, Brian Reilly, Aidan Reilly (0-1), Paul Hackett, Shane Conroy, Gary McCloskey, Michael Duignan (0-1), Ollie Vaughan, Trevor Howard (0-1), Alan Croghan, Brian Conroy, Philip Howard (0-6) and Sean Mc Keon (0-1). The GAA are supporting the Irish Blood Transfusion Service by raising awareness about blood donation clinics. There will be donation clinics in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon on Tuesday, 24th and Wednesday 25th June from 4.30-8pm daily. The first step is to take the short eligibility quiz on the website. The second edition of Bornacoola GAA free Newsletter, “The Club” is now available in Hunt’s and O’Connor’s supermarkets in Dromod or you can pick up a copy at the back of St Michael’s or St Joseph’s churches. Our young players – boys and girls – will be heading to Croke Park this Sunday for the Leinster Senior Football Championship semi-finals between Kildare and Meath, and the All Ireland Champions Dublin against Wexford. The bus will leave Dromod at 11.30am. Further information available from Philip Howard on 087 961 3012.


Sports Day

Our annual family fun and Sports Day will take place at the Club Grounds in Dromod on Sunday, July 13th next. The day will get underway with a 5km road race through the parish at 12 noon followed by Mass at our grounds at 1.30pm. There will be a chance to grab a cup of tea or coffee and some refreshments at the dressing rooms after mass, before Bornacoola’s underage Stars of the Future take to the field at approximately 2.15pm for the main event of the day – an exhibition game. This will be followed by Sports events and races for all ages, getting underway at roughly 3pm.  Throughout the day, there will be many other activities to engage in, including long jump, shot putt, long puck, and penalty kick competitions.  There will be a Barbeque running throughout the day, as well as Face Painting, Bouncy castles and the chance to test your skills at The Cube. The day will conclude with the intra parish adult Tug of War competition, with teams representing St Michaels, St Joseph’s, Rooskey and Dromod doing battle to see who will be crowned the strongest team in the Parish. It promises to be a great day out for all the family—there is no admission charge and we hope you can all come along and enjoy a great social, family and community occasion.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Harry Doyle, Mohill and formerly from Cloncowley, Drumlish who passed away in Friday last at his home. Harry will be laid to rest today, (Wednesday) in the new cemetery Drumlish. May he rest in peace.

Scouting Club

Kilglass/Tarmonbarry Scouting Club will be commencing in September 2014. An evening of interest and registration for your children to become involved in our scouting club will follow shortly. Adult Training is currently taking place. Presently we need donations of any surplus or unwanted camping equipment and accessories you have. Please contact Bryan McLoughlin, Kilglass (086) 4107 196 or Tony Doyle, Tarmonbarry (087) 933 1602 to arrange collection/drop of your generous donation. All equipment & accessories will be gratefully accepted.  

Clothes collection

Bornacoola GAA club will be organising a clothes collection this year.  This was a great success last year, so if you are clearing out the wardrobes for the summer, we will take it off your hands.  Collection will take place at our grounds in Dromod on Saturday, July 12th. 

Autumn Tour 
This year’s tour takes place from 7 – 10 August to Co Clare.  Three nights bed and breakfast, three dinners.  Coach and Tour Guide at our disposal for duration of tour.  Further details from Eileen at 086 370 2547.  No withheld or private numbers please.

Scrap metal collection

If you have any scrap metal that you require disposing of, Bornacoola GAA club will do so for you; all you have to do is contact Noel McCloskey 087 6454317 or Aiden Hackett 087 2024870 and it will be collected.

Basketball camp

Mohill Complex on Tuesday, August 5th to Friday August 8th. Starting with 10am to 1pm 5 to12 years old and 2pm to 5pm for 13 to18 years old. Contact Charlene 0862692977 Everyone will receive a free basketball- booking must be made in advance.

Hip Hop Show

There will be a hip hop show in the Cannon Donoghue Hall, Mohill on Tuesday, June 17th, starting at 7pm, all are welcome, admission is free.

Birthday greetings

We would like to send greetings to some locals who celebrated their birthday in recent times, firstly to my daughter Lisa, now in Melbourne and receives these notes every week who turned 25 last Thursday, next to Micheal Mallon, who had his birthday on Sunday last celebrating it with his son Seamus at the Kilkenny/Galway hurling match in Tullamore and finally, to my good neighbour, Maria Comiskey, who turned 18 last week. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

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