Church News.

There will be Mass in Drumsna on Friday evening October 3rd at 7pm followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Holy hour duty Mary B. Duignan; Colleen Guckian.

9.30am Mass Sunday October 5th, Reader Mary Donaldson; Geraldine Duignan; Mary Donaldson.

Church Collectors for October  Barry Guckian , Niall Daniels. Altar Society for October Kathleen Reynolds; Geraldine Monaghan.

Altar Society

Would you like to help out in Drumsna church with the Altar Society. It entails doing the Altar flowers washing the finger cloths and vacuuming/ sweeping and dusting the Church . It usually involves two people each month. Please give in your name after any of the Masses if you can help out.

Annaduff National School Parents Association Fun Run


Great turn out for the annual walk which raises funds for the school, well done to all involved.

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Social Dancing

Social dancing in Duignan’s Lounge Drumsna on Friday night October 3rd  with music by The Drifting Cowboy


Bingo continues in the Centre Drumsna on this Thursdayt at 9pm. Last week’s winners included Paul Reynolds, Camel Boles.Raffle Rosemary Mc Dermott, Linda Duignan, Martina Tully. Free books Chris Murray, Ellen Gibbons.

Set Dancing.

6 weeks of set dancing for beginners in Kiltoghert Community Centre starting Thursday September 18th at 8.30pm.

Adult set dancing for beginners and improvers in St. Mary’s Hall Carrick-on-Shannon commencing Wednesday September 17th at 8.30pm. All are welcome . For further information contact 085 1293

Art in the Centre.

Adult painting classes in oils/acrylic with Noreen Gaffney will commence in Drumsna Community Centre on Tuesday September 23rd from 7pm until 9pm.for further information contact Ro/Martina at 071 9625782

Guitar with Larry

Guitar classes with Larry in the Canon Donohoe Hall, Mohill ,Mondays from 7pm .

Tidy Towns Report.

Drumsna village gained a whopping ten points in the recent super value tidy towns competition . Congratulations to all the hard working members of the Committee ,to James Brogan and his band of willing men, to all the individual people who helped out in many ways. Our village now has the third highest marks in the County. Well done to all concerned.

The following is the first part of the Tidy Towns Report .

Community involvement.

Drumsna a most attractive village is warmly welcomed to the 2014 Tidy Town’s competition. Thank you for the completed entry form and the schedule of supporting documentation. The work involved in the play ground and the garden of remembrance development plan was clearly a major undertaking and you are wished success with the application for the necessary funding. Clearly the effort and time involved in the compilation and creatation of this plan necessarily prevented the simultaneous creation of the ongoing tidy towns programme. Thank you for the litter management plan for 2014.

The village is blessed with two natural entry points, the river bridge and the N4 juntion. Well done on the pride of place award in ,2007. New build houses all seem to be occupied and fit in very well with the existing streetscape. We admired the broad ,wide street featuring a good stand of trees on either side. We admired the splendid information boards , the Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Memorial and the plaque providing details of the 1795 battle of Drumsna bridge. All contributed to an agreeable sense of a village aware of it’s Historic past while looking to it’s future with optimism.

Built Environment and Streetscape.

A sigifigent element of the built environment is the delightful Shannon River Bridge. Built of traditional stone, its very narrowness is evocative of past times. The splendid Community Resource Centre of significant size  was very well presented . The new seating here is a very fine addition. The imposing Catholic Church continues to look very well. The splendid wide streets with many attractive dwellings and properties collectively make a fine impact on Quay Street.

Landscaping and open spaces.

The many hanging baskets on the bridge enhance this already significant element still further. The fine sculpture of the Swimmer in it’s suitable setting was admired. The presentation of the Thomas Heazel Parke and Robert Strawbridge amalgamated pleasant design with increasing historical information. The colourful garden centre was admired. It is necessary to take professional advice in connection with the presence of growth of invasive species.

Left unchecked these can increasingly and speedily overwhelm surrounding vegetation. The whimsical  painted stone houses in the butterfly garden  are certainly unusual and the question is how best to use the unusual skill of their creator.

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Golden Age news.

The first Golden age meeting since the Summer break was held in the Centre Drumsna on WednesdaySept 17tht with a record attendance. Guests Father John Wall P.P. Annaduff and the newly appointed Church of Ireland Rector Rev., Linda Frost were also in attendace. The  Annual Christmas party is to be in The Bush Hotel , Carrick-on-Shannon on Sunday November30th. The next meeting will be on Moon River and members are requested to be at the Quay side in Carrick on Wednesday October 1st at 2.30pm.  After the trip on the River  a  meal will be enjoyed in Cryan’s Hotel on the Quay.

Drumsna Foroige.

Drumsna Foroige for age 12 to 18 yrs returns to -night Wednesday October 1stfrom 7.30 until 9pm. New meubers and leaders welcome. The parents of  existing  and new members are requested to attend for registration.

Dromod Wins Silver

Heartiest Congratulations to our neighbouring village of Dromod who won Siver in the Entante Florale competition in Budapest on Friday last. Well done to all concerned.

Annaduff Old Graveyard

Thanks is extended to everone who supported the function for Annaduff old graveyard on Saturday night. To the ticket sellers, prize donors and Liam Taylor and staff and the band and all who helped out.