There will be Mass in Drumsna on Friday evening April 29th at 7pm followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament . Holy Hour duty Ella Gannon.
9.30 am. Mass on Sunday May 1st Reader Thomas Duignan, Margaret Collum , Thomas Duignan
Church collectors for May, Sonny Moran, William Guckian, Altar Society, Helen Cronogue, Eithne Sheeran.
Children wishing to serve Mass in Drumsna are very welcome to come along any Sunday for 9.30am. Mass and we will train them in. ( Must have received First Holy Communion. )
B-PRO heart testing at The Nature Trail Mohill on Saturday April 30th. This simple test could save your life. Trained technician in store. The cost of the test is 25 Euro. Booking essential. Please contact 087 9766738 or 071 96 31818 for appointment.
There will be Social dancing in Duignan’s Lounge Drumsna on Friday April 29th with music by Frank Nelson and on Bank Holiday Monday Sunday May 1st with music by The Drifting Cowboy.
Golden Age News
There will be a meeting in the Centre Drumsna on To-day Wednesday April 28th at 11am.Please bring your script for rehearsal. The Bealtaine ‘’May Madness Ball’’which will be in the Bush hotel on Tuesday May 17th with a short sketch by the group entitled ‘’The Golden Wedding ‘’ ,dancing to ‘’The Drifting Cowboy’’, light refreshments and lots of laughs. All welcome. Bookings for the holiday to Killarney are now closed and all remaining money due, is requested to be in by next Wednesday May 4th.
There will be Bingo in Drumsna Community Centre on Thursday April 28th at 8.30pm. Last week’s winners include Catherine Murray, Ellen Gibbons, Raffle Linda Duignan, Marie Casserly, Michael Mahon.Free books Marie Browne, Kathleen Rynn.
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 .
Drumsna ‘s 1916 – 2016 Celebration
Plans for the opening of the 1916 memorial garden on the top village green are now in place. The ceremonies are on the Sunday June 5th on the June Bank holiday weekend commencing at 3pm. Amongst the attending dignitaries will be Senator Mark Daly who will officially open the Garden. The seven silver birch trees ,one for each of the signatories of the proclamation stand proudly there already as does the new flag pole. Seven children from Annaduff National School will stand at the trees and say a short piece about each of the signatories. The tri-colour will be raised by two of our oldest citizens 100 year old Maggie Reilly who was born in 1916 and Hughie Guckian who was born in 1919 and will be 97 on Thursday next who will arrive in Jim Gannon’s vintage car, the National anthem will then be played by Edwina Guckian and the wonderful stone proclamation be unveiled . The work on the garden which is based on a template from International gardener Diarmuid Gavin has being carried out by Drumsna garden centre, with the beautiful cut stone work for the proclamation surround by the Cox Brothers Annaduff. There will be a reception with traditional entertainment by our many talented young people from around the Parish and light refreshments will be served afterwards in the Community centre and everyone will be welcome
Tidy Towns Competition
It’s that time of year again when the Drumsna Tidy Town’s committee start the general clean up and implementation of the village plan for a better place to live in. Householders are gently reminded that a tidy up of gardens and bit of spit and polish or paint to their patch would be greatly appreciated. We are greatly indebted to Leitrim Development Co. for our Rural social scheme lads also our local TUS worker without whom we would be at a great loss. Their work and contribution is much appreciated. Tidy Towns judging commences on June first and also our Proclamation Garden Festivities are on the first weekend in June. Please help keep our village looking good.
Internet Course skills
We are now taking names from people who are interested in developing their Internet skills. The course will run in conjunction with Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Education centre and training board. For more information please or to book a place please contact the Centre Drumsna at 071 9625782.
Meals on wheels service is now operating from Drumsna community and Resource Centre. We are looking for volunteers to help deliver hot meals to those in need of this service. If you are interested please contact the centre at 071 9625782.
Leitrim /West Cavan Branch of Downes syndrome Ireland and Leitrim Branch of Irish kidney Association will benefit from this year’s Percy’s Party event on Saturday April 30th at 8 45 pm ii Moll by John B. Keane and on Sunday night May 1st at 8.30pm Gala Concert with guest Eleanor shanley in The Hunt Hall Mohill. The songs, recitations and sketch are full of fun so come along for some real fun for two very good causes.
Annaduff Family and fun Day.
Annaduff G.A.A. in partnership with Tesco , Carrick-on-Shannon , are delighted to announce that the 2016 family fun day will take place in the G.A.A. grounds on
Sunday August 7th from 2pm until 6pm. For the past two years we have donated half of the proceeds to a chosen Charity. It has been decided that this year’s Charity will once again be Temple Street Children’s Hospital Dublin which is obviously a charity close to all of our hearts. A hardworking committee has organised this event for the past two years and is compromised of the following, Gerry Newton, John
Dowling, Michelle Beirne , Pauric Fitzsimmons, Helen Dowling ,Ronan Mooney, Fionnuala Maxwell, John Thornton, Aine Cox, Declan Shanley , Ciaran Dolan and many others who have assisted with sponsorship, donations ,ticket selling, equipment, preparations and stewarding on the day, they are too numerous to mention but without them the event would not run. Once again we look forward with working with John and Helen and our friends from the Carrick-n-Shannon Branch of Tesco with whom we have forged a fantastic working relationship.
The day will commence with the dedication of our upgraded training grounds to the late great Paddy Fox, who was such an inspiration to generations of Annaduff people on the pitch. We feel that it is appropriate to associate his name with the training area where footballers of all ages will train and participate in his beloved Gaelic games.We hope that this will be a fitting and permanent tribute to the fond memories that Paddy left us.
We are also pleased to announce that in conjunction with the fun day we will be hosting a photographic exhibition of G.A.A. faces , places and teams in the Community Centre adjoining the grounds. This will encompass all available photographs on display in one location going back to the early days of the club right up to the present time. In addition to the photographs there will be features from every day Parish life as well as a special section on G.A.A. activities and life in Annaduff Parish in 1916.
A committee headed up by Declan Shanley, Donal Fox, and John Dowling will be busy collecting and researching this project for the next few months. If you have any material that you think may be of interest, we would be grateful if you could contact Declan ,Donal or John or indeed any club officer or committee member. All contact details are on the club website www.annaduff.gaa.ie which is always worth a visit. As usual the day will primarily be centred around the children and this year we have the usual attractions, i.e. Kid’s football blitz’s, bouncy castles, live music ,dance, games ,small animals, trained eagles, cake sale plus much much more.
We will be announcing the various activities closer to the event date, but it is suffice to say that you will not be disappointed.
In 2014 our committee donated 6,500 Euro to the North West Hospice and last year we presented Temple Street Children’s Hospital with 7, 500. Euro. Our hope this year is to at least match if not better this figure. It promises to be a super day for young and old and may be of interest for visitors, home or away to plan a weekend or indeed a holiday around the event.
Raising of the Tri Colour
I attended the raising of the National Flag in Carrick-on-Shannon on Sunday last at 10.30am. The Notable M.C. for the occasion was Carrick Native ,writer and broadcaster Carol Coleman. Members of the Army and defence forces were present as were members of the Mac Diarmada and Clarke families, the members, ex members and staff of Leitrim Co. Council and other dignitaries.The proclamation was read and a lone piper played the lament as the flag flew in the gentle breeze.The Kiltubrid pipe band played the National Anthem and two children from Mohill Community School recited their prize winning poems regarding 1916 . Our own Caoimhe Mooney from Drumsna held the large crowd spellbound as she sang ‘’Grace’’ and put a tear in many an eye.
It was a lovely occasion to remember those men who gave up their lives for Freedom.
G.A.A./ Parish Lotto.
There was no winner of the G.A.A. / Parish lotto held in Cox’s Dromod on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 2 ; 3 ; 12 ; 23. The winner of the 50 Euro prize was Eamonn Shanley, the winners of the lucky dip are as follows, Louise Shanley, Carmel Mannion, Ann Mc Loughlin , ( Furnace ) , Emer Cox, (Antfield ), the next draw is in Taylor’s Bar Drumsna with a jackpot of 1,500 Euro.
Aughawillen G.A.A. is running a 5k jog/run on May 2nd. Registration from 11.45 am to 12 45 am at the Football pitch. Entry is 10 Euro for adults ,5Euro for children under 16. 20 Euro for family. This will be a timed event. There are showering /changing facilities. Come along for the craic . for further info contact Pat @ 086 6862764.