It has been brought to the attention of Dromod Development that the thefts have occurred of various items around the village. It is believed that the items including hanging baskets, window boxes and two concrete benches were stolen over the period of the August Bank holiday weekend. We have informed the Gardai regarding this matter. We would ask residents to be extra vigilant and report any suspect behaviour to the Gardai. If anyone has any information regarding the stolen items please inform your local Garda station.

Lough Rynn Harvest Festival

The 19th annual Lough Rynn Harvest Festival and Vintage Day takes place on Sunday 25th August and the grounds of Lough Rynn Castle are the venue again this year. The committee is currently hard at work putting the final touches to the large programme of events. The grounds of Lough Rynn Castle are the ideal backdrop for the festival with its quality display of vintage cars ,tractors and farm machinery and the many craft exhibitions, street theatre, children’s amusements ,trade stands etc. There is a very exciting musical line-up on the bandstand this year with the famed Guinness Jazz Band bringing a touch of brass to the festival. Playing too are local

band the Cool Hand Dukes who will keep the audience on the dance floor with their foot-tapping oldtime Country, Blues and Rock-and-roll numbers.

The co-operation and help of all, for the next 2 Saturdays to prepare the venue, and on Festival day, is necessary and will be greatly appreciated.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of Agnes Scollan nee Flynn, Summerhill, Carrick on Shannon and formerly from Ardlougher, Drumsna who died on Friday last at St Patrick’s hospital, Carrick on Shannon. Agnes was laid to rest in St Mary’s cemetery Carrick on Shannon on Sunday last. May she Rest in Peace.

Bottle caps

Collect Lucozade Sport/Lucozade sport and Sport Lite bottle caps to get sports equipment and gear for Bornacoola GAA Club. The more caps we collect the more gear we can get! So start collects the bottle caps and bring them to any committee member or to the club rooms at the pitch in Dromod. The Crusade continues until October 31st.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of Gregory McNabola, London, and formerly from Eslin, who died recently in London. Gregory was laid to rest in Mohill cemetery on Saturday last. May he Rest in Peace.

Bornacoola gaa

Bornacoola’s scheduled game against Annaduff was postponed on Saturday due to a request for arbitration from Drumreilly over their exclusion from the play-off. The rescheduled play-off is likely to take place on Saturday evening next in Páirc Seán at 7pm. Fixture will be confirmed following a Disputes Resolution Authority hearing this week – keep an eye on our website www.bornacoola.gaa.ie for details. Bornacoola’s Junior team exited the Championship on Sunday last when they were defeated by Gortletteragh in Cloone on a 1-13 to 1-8 scoreline. Bornacoola’s Minor team were well beaten by Kiltubrid in the opening round of the competition on Wednesday last on a scoreline of 3-20 to 1-6. This week they host Carrigallen in Dromod at 7pm. There are still a number of sponsorship cards from the 5km run which have not been returned. Anyone who has one is asked to return it – even if it is blank – to Noel McCloskey, Martina Hackett or Padraig Jones. 

Annaduff GAA

Annaduff retained our Junior “A” status with a comprehensive 4-20 to 1-4 win over Carrigallen in Cloone. All six starting forwards and the two midfielders scored. It was generally one way traffic with Gerry Newton and Brendan Guckian dominating midfield although Carrigallen were very competitive early on. Annaduff led by 2-9 to 1-2 at the break, our goals coming from Gerry Newton and Alan Rowley. We outscored Carrigallen by 2-11 to 0-2 in the second half, our second half goals came from Cathal Cox and Ronan McCormack.

Tullamore show success

Last Sunday saw the hosting of the country’s largest agricultural show in Tullamore and it is great to see people from our locality coming home with winners. The Mulligan family from Currycramp have been showing cattle at shows all over Ireland for many years now with great success and on Sunday last this trend continued with Gerry Jnr and his family taking 1st prize and reserve champion with their charolais bull born November 24th last they also had two 3rd prizes for their 7 and 4 month heifers and 4th prize for their 6 month heifer and it does not end there as youngest member of the family Kevin came 2nd in the young stock person category the success continued with Tom Mulligan and his family getting 2nd prize for his 17 month old angus bull and 4th for his 19 month angus heifer. Well done one and all just reward for lots of hard work.

Birthday greetings

We send greetings to some people in our locality who have birthdays at this time firstly to Blathnaid Reynolds, Rooskeynamona who had her birthday last Saturday, also to my neighbour Fionnuala Howard who had her birthday on Friday last next to Paddy Kangley, Rooskey who reached a milestone in his life last week and partied with family and friends on Friday last and finally to Audrey Healey, Rooskey who also reached a milestone in her life last weekend and partied with her family and friends on Friday last We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Tom and Mary

We send our congratulations to Tom and Mary Shanley, Cloonboney on celebrating their 35th. wedding anniversary on Sunday last. We wish you health and happiness for the future.