SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery (SMART) is a science-based programme to help people manage their recovery from any type of addictive behaviour. Meetings are held every Thursday at 7pm in the Breffni Family Resource Centre.  For more information call 086 171 5334, smartrecoverycarrick@gmail.com or www.smartrecovery.org,   Please note that it is free to attend. 


Motor Neurone Disease fundraiser

Lough Rynn Castle are hosting a Charity Dinner Dance on Saturday next 4th April in aid of Motor Neurone Disease. Tickets are priced at €45 per person; this includes an arrival Drinks Reception, Five Course Meal and Half bottle of wine per person with entertainment by Gobsmacked with Special Guests on the night. Tickets are available from hotel reception on 071-9632700. This night promises to be a great night for a very worthy cause.

GAA draw

The March Bornacoola GAA Club Draw took place last Saturday night in the Copper Still, Dromod, Thanks to Thomas Nolan for the entertainment. Winners were €100 Jonnie McLoughlin, c/o McLoughlin Memorials, Boyle. €20 each: J. J. Duffy, (twice), Declan Bohan, Sean McGowan, Gary Sutherland and a bottle of wine sponsored by Derek Hunt was won by John Reilly, Shannon Haven. As usual your support was greatly appreciated.


We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the late Patrick, known to us all as Pat Duignan, Clooncolry who passed away on Wednesday last at his home. Pat’s Cremation ceremony took place in Mount Jerome crematorium, Harold’s Cross, Dublin on Friday last. May he Rest in Peace.

FREE course to Manage Stress

Free course to Manage Stress in  association with Carrick-on-Shannon Family Life Centre and the HSE  This 6 week course aims to help you manage stress both in the workplace and at home and will be of benefit to you personally as well as helping you to support others. This course will start on April 14th 2015 from  5.30pm to 7pm. Booking is essential . For bookings  and more information please contact Thomas on 071-9135041 or email Thomas.mcbride@hse.ie

Rooskey’s going Quackers

Rooskey Heritage Committee are holding a Duck Race on the River Shannon in the village on Easter Sunday, April 5th at 2p.m. All monies raised are going towards the July 24th - 26th Festival Weekend in Rooskey. 

Quiz night

Leitrim Irish Draught Horse Breeders will hold a Quiz night in Casey’s Bar Mohill on Friday, April 10yh starting at 9pm. All are welcome,

New Baby

We send our congratulations to Derek and Rosemary Hunt, Copper Still on the birth of their second baby, a boy to be named James, brother to Conor, born in Mullingar General Hospital on Monday week last. We wish you health and happiness for the future.


We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the Tommy Moran, Deerpark. Newtownforbes who passed away on Wednesday last at St Mary’s Care Centre, Mullingar. Tommy was laid to rest in Cloonmorris cemetery on Saturday last. May he Rest in Peace.

Leitrim Supporters Club Draw 2015 – Prize-winners

The Leitrim Supporters Club Draw was held in Cox’s Steakhouse, Dromod, last night. 1st Prize €5,000, Kevin McGowan, Billis, Co. Cavan; 2nd Prize €2,000 Colm Whelehan, c/o Briody,s Bar, Marlboro St, Dublin. 3rd Prize          €1,000 Gavin Kane, c/o Drumshanbo Mart; 4th Prize 2 Nights B and B and evening meal for two at Kilronan Castle; David Gordon, Treanmore, Mohill.

5th Prize 2 Nights B and B and evening meal for two at Hollyrood Hotel Tom Ward, Breanross North, Gortletteragh; 6th Prize 2 All Ireland Football Tickets Tommy O’ Connor, Manorhamilton; 7th Prize 2 All Ireland Hurling Tickets Loretto Gannon, Kilclare, Drumcong; 8th Prize €100 Aoife O’ Malley, Carrigallen; 9th Prize €100 Jim Murtagh, New York. 10th Prize €100 Jim Creegan, Celbridge, Co Kildare. Main Sponsor: Cox’s Steakhouse, Dromod.

Other Sponsors: Embassy Rooms, Sligo, Westlink Coaches, Drumshanbo

ScanMe.ieCollege Medical Centre, Longford; Gerry O’Rourke, Longford; Gerry Murray, Sligo; Kilronan Castle Hotel; Hollyrood Hotel, Bundoran; King and Moffatt, Ck-on-Shannon.


We send our congratulations to Michael and Finnoula Howard, Cloonturk who celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on Saturday last the day their son Philip married Ruth. We wish you health and happiness for the future.


Annaduff played Mohill in Mohill on Sunday in Division 4 losing by 1-7 to 1-6 with Mohill running out deserving winners in a tight contest. An Aaron Duignan goal in the 20th minute helped Annaduff to a 1-4 to 0-3 half time lead. Mohill were the better team in the second half outscoring Annaduff by 1-4 to 0-2. Annaduff: Kevin Ludlow, Michael Lynch, Tom Flanagan, Keith Duignan, Nigel Cox, David O’Dowd, Niall Tighe, Aaron Duignan (1-0), Cathal Cox, Sean Duignan (0-2),Kenneth Cox ( 0-2),Francis McNabola (0-1),Gavin O’Brien (0-1),Brendan Lynch ,Colm Cox (1-2). Subs used: Dean Gill, Dan Duignan, Matthew Reynolds.

Birthday greetings

We send birthday greetings to some locals who have birthdays round this time, firstly to Hubert Farrell, Esker who reached a milestone in his life on Saturday last next to my good neighbour Kelly Howard who celebrated her 30th birthday on Saturday last partying with family and friends in the Copper also to Mary McCauley who had her birthday on Sunday last and finally to Grannie Sheridan Rooskey who celebrated her birthday on Monday last. As usual information complements of Facebook. We wish you health and happiness for the future.