Church News

Please note that there will be no Mass or Exposition in Drumsna on Friday April 24th  due to the Sacrament of Confirmation with bishop Francis Duffy taking place in St. Mary’s Church Annaduff at 4pm

9:30am Mass Sunday April 26th Reader Patricia Guckian, Ministers Geraldine Monaghan and Barry Guckian.

Church Collectors for April Micheal Gill and Damien Moylan. Altar Society for April Teresa Guckian, Regina Mc Nabola.

Social Dancing

There will be dancing  in  Duignan’s Lounge  Drumsna on Friday April 24th with music by Jumbalya,  Dancing in Fitzpatrick’s lounge Mohill on Sunday night April 26th   to Mark Finn.

Bingo.

Bingo continues in the Centre Drumsna on this Thursday April 8th at 8.30pm.Last week’s winners include Kathleen Reynolds, Maura Bohan, Raffle Maura Bohan,Mary Beirne,Mary Mc Tiernan .Free books Majella Reynolds, Eileen O’ Brien.

Golden Age Meeting.

The  next Golden Age meeting  will be held in the Centre Drumsna on to-dayWednesday April 22nd at 11am.,There will be a practice for ‘’The only son ‘’and all those taking part are requested to attend. The A.G. M. Took place at the last meeting and the following officers were elected, Chairperson John Waller, Vice Chair Bernie Gill, Secretary Charlie Richardson, Asst Secretary Sioux Richardson, Treasurer Michael John Faughnan, Asst Treasurer John fitzgerald.P.R.O. Colleen Guckian. Tributes were paid to the outgoing secretaryMaura Faughnan for all the wonderful work she has put in to the organising of events over the past number of years. The Annual Bealtaine dance takes place in the Bush Hotel on Tuesday May 5th,  with dancing to ‘’The Drifting Cowboy’’, finger food and a short piece of drama by the Golden Age group. A great night’s fun is assured. All monies owing for the holiday are now due  and should be paid in full to Maura Faughnan .A.S.A.P. 96 24540.

Picture of the Month.

The County Library Ballinamore picture of the Month for April is a framed poster of‘’The Heroes of Selton Hill 1921‘’  The beautiful poster was published a few years ago and includes photographs  of all the members of a South Leitrim Flying column, who were surprised by a superior British force of twenty seven troops of the Bedfordshire/ Hertfordshire regiment at Selton Hill Gorvagh in a running fight. The boys in the column, unfortunate victims of a traitorous informer were subjected to a deadly hail of fire from two lewis machine guns set on the roadside overlooking their positions. Six of the column lost their lives, two were severely wounded and only three succeeded in escaping uninjured. This picture will be on display in local studies during the month of April. Opening hours at Ballinamore Library are as followsMon, Wed, Fri, 10am -5.30pm. Tue ,Thurs, 10am-8pm. Lunch each day 1.30-2.30pm.

Drumsna Resource and day care Centre.

The Centre is available for birthday parties, cake sales, charity events and meetings at very reasonable rates. There is seating for up to 40 people down stairs, there are also upstairs rooms which are suitable for 25 to 60 people. Rooms are also available for long term rental at very competitive rates. Tel Paul at 071 9625782 or 087 7582994.

Meals on Wheels.

Volunteers are urgently needed for a proposed new meals on wheels service in the Drumsna and surrounding town land areas. All support will be appreciated in this new worthwhile venture.  If you are interested in getting involved please contact Paul at 071 96 25782 or 087 7582994.

Drumsna Family Fun Day.

The Annual Drumsna family and fun day in the Paddock takes place on Sunday June 14th. There will be children’s sports with  mammies and daddy’s race, egg and spoon race , dog show , Throw the wellie, fortune telling and much ,much more.

Art in the Centre.

Adult painting classes with Noreen Gaffney will commence in the Community Centre Drumsna on Tuesday evening 7pm to 9pm. To register or for further information contact Roz/Martina @ 071 96 25782.