Local resident’s death

Local resident’s death

The death has taken place of eighty year old Mr. John Paul Kearns, Drumcoura. His funeral took place on Thursday last November 6th to Aughavas cemetery following Mass of the Resurrection in St. Mary’s Church, Drumlea. Sympathy is extended to his sisters, brother, nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Winners at Bingo

The following were among the winners in Drumreilly Community Centre on last Friday night: Mae Canning, Annaghmacullen, Kathleen Gray, Carrigallen, Pauline Darcy, Aughawillan, Alice Shields, Ballinamore, Margaret Flanagan, Ballinamore, Bridie Murray, Killaneen, Karen Cooke, Gortermone, Molly Prior, Lisacarn, Dara Cooke, Gortermone, Doreen Flanagan, Aughawillan, Tommy Reynolds, Aughadruminchin, Nan Connolly, Ardunsaghan, Chris Murray, Killaneen, Claire Creamer, Ballinamore, Patricia Morrow, Ballykiltyfea, Shirley Gooheen, Drumraine, Lily Cooke, Gortermone, Kevin Beirne, Satrissaun, Siobhán Gannon, Drimmien, Brigid Smith, Mahana, Eileen McGovern, Ardra, Pat Conefrey, Corrawallen, Breda McHugh, Corlough, Kathleen Canning, Bohey, Michael Brady, Ballinamore, Betty Taylor, Clonboyher, Miss Cooke, Gortermone, Debbie Keaney, Aughacashel, Pauline Smith, Drumury, Kathleen Carthy, Clogher, Vincent Grimes, Drumconlevan. Bingo will continue on next Friday at 8.30p.m.

Sale of Work

All are welcome to the annual Sale of Work which will be held in Newtowngore Hall on Friday next, November 14th at 7.30p.m. Usual stalls, raffle and supper.

The Kinkeen connection

There are few T.V. watchers, irrespective of age or interests, who will not sit up and take notice at the mention of a familiar local name or face expected to make an appearance on our screens. On Monday November 3rd, thanks to a relative, I had prior notice that a young man from this community would have an input in a programme to be shown later in the night. The B.B.C. programme “TRUE NORTH: The Longest Night” was due to run between 10.25 and 11.25p.m. The excellent documentary captured the activities of six different people on a December night in 2013 doing what is termed “the graveyard shift” or “graveyard slot” in the hours between late night and early morning, when most of us are asleep, and few watching television. There on the screen were the stories of worker in a homeless shelter, night-time photographers plying their trade, a taxi dispatcher at work, a street cleaner at work in his area, a power station manager, two turkey farmers, all engaged in enhancing their own lives and those of others, their occupations vividly depicted by excellent camera work. Included in the credits, that followed the programme, was the name of George Gannon, son of Jim Joe and Eleanor Gannon of Kinkeen.

Recalling November 1994

Congratulations were in order for the following students: Declan Holahan, conferred with a Certificate in Industrial Automation in Sligo Regional College; Martina Prior, Drumlea, conferred with a National Certificate in Business Studies in Sligo R.T.C. ; Mary O’Reilly, Crickeen, conferred wit a National Certificate in Science (Aquaculture) in Galway Regional College, and Marita McEnroy, Carrickmakeegan, conferred with a Computer Studies Degree in Dublin City University. There were thrills and spills aplenty at the Newtowngore Donkey Derby where a number of errant quadrupeds were “coaxed” over the finishing line, with riders Fintan and Connolly,Frank and Brendan Smith and David Bowes emerging among the winners! There was joy for Graham and Denise Strutt with the birth of their baby son Richard Hedley. Success came to Noel Connolly Ardunsaghan with the winning of two thousand pounds in the Leitrim G.A.A. Lotto Draw. Jim Joe Gannon’s animal was adjudged winner of the Drumshanbo Mart Cup at the Mart Show and Sale. Eddie Owens and Top Gear supplied the music in the Commercial Hotel, Ballinamore at fundraising Dance for Drumlea N.S. Rachel Kennedy, Aughoo was winner of the Slip Jig, Single Jig and Jig competitions at the Ita Cadwell Memorial Feis in St. Brigid’s G.A.A. Club, Navan Rd., Dublin. Drumreilly’s Noel McGirl’s goal in the dying minutes of their game against Fenagh at Cloone gave his side a 1-3 to 0-4 win over Fenagh at Cloone and a date in the Junior final against Allen Gaels. The deaths took place of Drumdiffer-born Mr. Michael Quinn, Ballyfermot, Dublin and of Aughalough-born Mrs. Teresa Maguire Reidy, St. Alban’s. R.I.P.


Sympathy is extended to all the relatives of the late Seán Flanagan, Aughawillan, who has died in the U.S.A. Seán was a member of the Leitrim team, and also played at midfield for Drumreilly in the late sixties. Faoi chúmhdach na naingeal go raibh a anam uasal.

Be Alert. Join Text Alert!

The public is reminded that Text Alert subscriptions are due for renewal this month. Envelopes for the purpose are available in the Credit Union or in local shops where this applies.

Benefit Function

A Benefit Function in aid of former Drumreilly resident, Seán Maguire, New York will be held in Drumcoura Lake Resort on Friday, 21st of November at .9p.m. We commend this charitable cause to your generosity.