Church news

There will be First Friday Mass in Drumsna on Friday evening February 5th followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament , Holy Hour duty Katherine Mc Kiver, Padraig Dunne..

9.30am mass on Sunday February7th. Reader Teresa Mc Nulty, Ministers Niall Daniels, Teresa Mc Nulty.

7pm. Mass Ash Wednesday February 10th Drumsna ,Reader Ella Gannon, Ministers Colleen Guckian , Ella Gannon

Church Collectors for February, Micheal Gill, Damien Moylan.

Altar society for February Patricia Farrell, Fiona Higgins.

Eucharistic Adoration.

The Eucharistic Adoration Committee of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise is developing its Diocesan Team. You are welcome to attend an Information  Meeting in The Family Centre in St. Mel’s Cathedral grounds, Longford on Saturday February 6th at 11am. Finishing at 12. 30. Refreshments afterwards. If you are interested in attending contact Irene Beirne ( Annaduff ) @ 086 8590906 or Colleen Guckian ( Drumsna ) @ 087 7670788 .See posters in Annaduff and Drumsna Churches for further information.

The Messenger.

Promoter wanted to sell the messenger in the Drumsna area .Contact 086 1516858.

Social Dancing

There will be Social dancing  in  Duignan’s Lounge  Drumsna on Friday February 5th with music by Sean Brennan, and on Sunday January 31st  dancing  in Fitzpatrick’s Lounge Mohill with music by Glenside Country.

Tin whistle

Learn Tin Whistle at Annaduff G.A.A. community Centre with Padraig Sweeney on Monday evenings from 6pm until 7pm. For details contact 086 8112871.

Golden Age Meeting.

There will be a  Golden Age meeting in The Centre Drumsna on next Wednesday February 10th. New members very welcome.

Bingo.

Bingo in Drumsna Community Centre on Thursday January 8th  at 8.30pm. Last week’s winners included Percy Ffrench,Eileen O’ Brien, Raffle Chris Murray, Sharon Mc Tiernan, Marie Casserly, Free books for Feb 6th, Ellen Gibbons , Ellen Rynn.

 Set Dancing.

Set Dancing for Adults in St Mary’s Hall Carrick-on-Shannon on Wednesday nights at 8.30pm.for all levels. Commencing this Wednesdy January 20th. A great way to excercise after the festive Season. For details contact 085 1293298

Local bus link.

The local bus link from Ballinamore via Drumsna to Carrick-on-Shannon runs 4 times daily Monday to Saturday and back from Carrick-on-Shannon to Ballinamore 4 times daily.Timetable leaflets at most shop counters or call 071 9650 437 or visit locallink.ie .

Art classes.

Adult painting classes  with Noreen Gaffney in oils and acrylics will commence in Drumsna Community Centre on Tuesday 7pm to 9pm. To register or for further information contact Lorraine / Roz at 071 96 25782.

Maggie ‘s  100th Birthday

Drumsna’s oldest citizen , Maggie Reilly, Belmont Drumsna celebrated her 100th birthday in style at the weekend. Maggie’s sons John and Jimmy ,her Daughter Mary, son-in-law Andrew, daughter –in-law Eileen , Grandson Andrew and Granddaughter Lorna all flew in from abroad for the special occasion.  Maggie’s friends including our P..P. Father John Wall,came from near and far to enjoy what was a lovely happy night with Maggie herself singing for us and enjoying a dance or three! Councillor Sinead Guckian open the festivities with a lovely tribute speech to Maggie, Father Kevin Faye an old family friend then presented Maggie with her cheque from the President Michael D. Higgins and also read out the accompanying letter of congratulations, Maggies’s dear friend and neighbour Josephine Creegan presented her with a floral tribute and  birthday cake.Maggie’s son-in-law Andrew Mc Gee spoke and gave thanks on behalf of the family. Many pictorial records were taken and Maggie herself with the help of Sinead and Josephine took her very first selfie! Thanks is extended all who helped celebrate the birthday , to Jimmy Lennon who provided the music and to Duignan’s and staff. Maggie is very grateful to everyone and she had a wonderful day on Sunday opening all of the many cards and presents that she received on the night.

Annaduff G.A.A.Clothing Collection.

We are calling on all the residents of the Annaduff ,Drumsna and Dromod Areas .Annaduff G.A.A. are having a clothing collection over the next few weeks.  It is coming up to Spring time and no better way to start your spring cleaning and support  your local club. Clear out your old clothes, shoes hats belts, towels , bed linen,sheets pillow cases etc.There will be pick up points at the following venues on Saturday next February 6th   from 12 noon until 1pm., Drumsna church, Annaduff G.A.A. Club House,  Cox’s Car Park Dromod , contact Niall Lyons @ 087 9852113 or Denny Dockery @ 087 9007217. Your support will be much appreciated.

Aughawillan Drama

The Aughawillan Drama Group is proud to present ‘’Mother Knows Best’’ a comedy by Jimmy Keary , directed by Brian Dolan in Aughawillan Hall. The smash 3act comedy will run for 4 nights, the 11th 12th,13th and 14th of February, commencing each night at 8.30 sharp. There is no need to book . Admission is 10 Euro.Please turn up early to avoid disappointment . Listen out for Aughawillan Drama group on the Community Notice board on Shannonside Northern Sound and like us on Face book at Aughawillan drama.

Text Alert.

The A.G.M. of the Annaduff,  Bornacoola, Dromod, Drumsna, Jamestown Text alert returned the executives, Chairperson Helen Rutter, Sectetary ,Shay Hession, Treasurer Michael John Faughnan. To continue the scheme all m

embers who wish to continue to receive text alerts must submit their name , mobile number on an envelope containing 5 Euro note only to any officer or to Duignan’s Drumsna, Hunts Dromod or the Credit Union before February 19t or their membership will elapse.

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