Irish Pilgrimage Trust

Irish Pilgrimage Trust

The annual church gate collection in aid of the Irish Pilgrimage Trust takes place at this weekend’s masses at Cloonturk and St Michael’s, Bornacoola. The Irish Pilgrimage Trust bring young people with special needs to Lourdes at Easter and all money raised goes directly towards funding the cost of the pilgrimage for these young people. Church gate collections will also take place at all masses in the Carrick on Shannon area this weekend. Your support for this worthy cause is greatly appreciated.

Drama time

The Bornacoola Players take to the stage once more with their production of ‘The Last Apache Reunion’ by Bernard Farrell – a clever story which is funny, sad and thought-provoking. This talented group have entertained you over the past three years and this year’s production will be no different. The storyline involves a group of men and their wives who meet up for a reunion - a night of reminiscing - or is it? The actions of their youth come back to haunt them as they are forced to bare their demons. Secrets are told - old grudges are resurrected, and life as they know it is changed forever. The cast includes the ‘usual suspects’ Director - Anne McGuinness, Stage Manager - Darren Shields, Sound and Lighting - Adam Gavigan. On Stage - Declan Bohan, Alan Carney, Brian Mallon, Kevin Mallon, Sharon Jones, Padraig Jones, Anne-Marie Boyle, Johnny Duffy. The play will take place in Bornacoola Community Centre on Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of March at 8:30pm.

Booking is available on 085 8186578 so don’t be disappointed - book your tickets for a night not to be missed.”

GAA awards club draw

This Saturday night Bornacoola GAA will host their annual Awards night where the person and players of the year will be presented with their awards also there will be the monthly draw with music on the night by “Full Tilt”, your support would be greatly appreciated.


We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the late Toney Fallon, Ruskey who passed away on Thursday last at his home in his 90th year. Toney was laid to rest in Cloonmorris cemetery on Saturday last. May he rest in Peace.


Training for child-minders and potential child-minders ‘Child-minding Quality Awareness Programme. Training on topics of relevance to all Child-minders and potential Child-minders will take place on Saturday 7th and Saturday 21st March from 10am to 4pm in the Leitrim Development Company, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim. The cost of this training is €10. Places are limited, to secure your place contact Leitrim County Childcare Committee on 071 9640870.

Cumann na mBan

‘Cumann na mBan in Leitrim’ a talk by Cormac Ó Súilleabháin on Wednesday 25th at 8pm in Ballinamore Library. You are welcome to this free event.

A date for your diary

Tesco Carrick on Shannon and Annaduff GAA club are proud to announce that the will hold a “Family fun Day” on August 9th in aid of Temple Street Childrens Hospital and Annaduff GAA Club. All queries contact John Dowling on 0894116990.

Drama Festival

Ballinamore Drama Festival takes place in the Community Centre Ballinamore from Sunday March 8th until Sunday March 15th. We have a great line up of plays, with groups travelling from Cavan, Tyrone, Wexford, Sligo, Dublin, Donegal and Kildare to perform, plus the Corn Mill Theatre Group from Carrigallen. It’s a great week of culture, drama and an even better social occasion in the town. Come along any night or every night and support this community week of entertainment.

Wedding bells

There was another beautiful wedding in Cloonturk Church on Saturday last when Bernard Rochford from Portarlington and Magdalena Bialkouska, originally from Poland exchanged nuptials. Their wedding reception was held at Lough Rynn Castle and the happy couple now Live at Crafton Court, Lough Rynn. We wish you health and happiness for the future.


We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the late Christy Hoey, Drumminmore, Rooskey who passed away on Tuesday, February 17th last at Mullingar General Hospital. Christy was laid to rest in Kilglass cemetery on Friday last. May he rest in Peace.

Slimming World
Slimming World Mohill group takes place every Thursday night at 730pm in Planxty Maguire’s (upstairs). Come along and find out how you can fill up while you slim down! Call Ciara on 087 7685093 for more info.


We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the late John Joseph, better known as J.J. Burke, Cloghergrange, Carrick on Shannon who passed away on Friday last at St Patrick’s Hospital, Carrick on Shannon. J.J. was laid to rest in St. Mary’s cemetery on Sunday last. May he rest in Peace.

Bornacoola GAA

A youthful Bornacoola senior team got their season underway in a highly competitive game with neighbours Annaduff in Dromod on Sunday morning last. Bornacoola started much the brighter and burst into a three point lead; however two goals inside two minutes midway through the first half turned the game on its head giving Annaduff a three point half time lead. While Bornacoola had chances in the second half – including a penalty saved – Annaduff ran out deserving winners on a 2-11 to 0-9 scoreline. Team and scorers on Sunday were Conor Hackett, Mervyn Howard, Jason Conroy, Liam Mulligan, Roy Keenan, Conor McCauley (0-1), Aidan Reilly (0-1), Allan Croghan, Damien McGuinness, Daniel Farrell, Brian Reilly, Sean McKeon (0-4), Ronan Mulligan, Philip Howard (0-2) and Brian Conroy (0-1). Subs used: Shane Conroy, Brian Duffy and Gearoid Mulligan. Next up for Bornacoola is a meeting with Cloone in Dromod on Sunday morning next at 12 noon. Bornacoola Minors have won one and lost one of their opening games. They return to action on Saturday next when they travel to Cornageeha to face Gortletteragh at 12 noon. Finally, as you know by now Bornacoola GAA Club has been chosen for the Tesco Community Fund in Tesco, Carrick-on-Shannon. The initiative will see €1000 split between three community groups, depending on the number of “blue disc” votes each group gets. Each time you shop in the store, you will be given a blue disc which you can then add to the Bornacoola GAA pile! So if you are shopping in Tesco, make sure you allocate your discs to Bornacoola GAA - more discs we get, the more money the club will receive.


We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the late Vera Butler, nee Doran, Jamestownwho passed away on Tuesday week last at her home. Vera was laid to rest in Jamestown cemetery on Friday last. May she rest in Peace.

Annaduff gaa

Annaduff beat Bornacoola by 2-10 to 0-8 in the Shield in Dromod on Sunday last. Annaduff led by 2-3 to 0-6 at half time, their goals coming from Sean McNabola and Brendan Lynch. Annaduff outscored the Bors by 0-7 to 0-2 in the second half to rub out deserving winners. Annaduff  : Jim McCormack, Gary Bohan, Tom Flanagan, Dean Gill, Matty Cox, David O’Dowd, Niall Tighe, Brendan Lynch (1-2), Brendan Guckian, Sean McNabola (1-4),Ronan McCormack (Capt.) (0-2),Francis McNabola (0-1),Sean Duignan, Daniel Duignan, Ray Cox. Subs used : Kevin Ludlow, Keith Duignan, Colm Cox, Alan Glancy (0-1),Junior Gill, Michael Lynch. At the Lotto draw held in Cox’s Steakhouse, there was no Jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 6, 7, 9, 16. The €50 winner was Padraig McLoughlin. The €25 winners were Adieen Harte, Helen Rutter, John Cox, Thomas Faughnan. Next draw on Sunday night in Taylor’s with a Jackpot of €1,800.

Leitrim supporters Club

The Leitrim GAA Supporters tickets are now on sale at a price of €40 this is the main fundraiser for the year so your support would be greatly appreciated.


We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the late Baby Cashlin, Foxwood, Kilmore who passed away on Friday last at her home. Baby was laid to rest in Kilmore cemetery on Sunday last. May she rest in Peace.


We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the late Mary Pat Shanley, nee Wallace, wife of the late Michael Shanley, formerly New York and Clooncolry who passed away on Friday last at The Summervale Nursing Home, Sligo. Mary Pat was laid to rest in Cloonmorris cemetery on Sunday last. May she rest in Peace.

Birthday greetings

We send birthday greetings to some locals who have birthdays round this time, firstly to my cousin Gerry Mulligan Snr who reached the great age of 93 on Thursday last also to Paul Hackett who turned 25 on Friday last. As usual information complements of Facebook. We wish you health and happiness for the future.