Church News

There will be Mass in Drumsna on Friday evening January 23rd  at 7pm followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Holy Hour Duty  Patricia Farrell, Seamus


A number of people have dropped out of the current list for various reasons and if you would like to spend time at the  Exposition time please give in your name after any Mass.

9.30am Mass Sunday January 25th Teasie Mc Loughlin, Ministers Eileen Lavin , Bernie Daniels.

Church Collectors for January Micheal O’ Dowd , John Mc Nulty,  . Altar Society for January  Colleen Guckian.

We are looking for volunteers to assist for various months on the Altar Society as numbers have decreased. Please give in your name after any Mass. This consists of Cleaning the Church, the Altar cloths, and doing the flowers.

 Social Dancing

Social dancing in Duignan’s Lounge Drumsna on Friday night January 23rd with  music by Frank Smyth.

Dancing on Sunday night January 25th  in Fitzpatrick’s Lounge, Mohill with music by Mountain Fever. Social dancing is great way of getting out of the house while at the same time getting exercise without having to brave the weather.

Set Dancing.

Set dancing for Adults and teens  in St. Mary’s hall Carrick-on-Shannon on Wednesdays at 8.30p. Beginners and  improvers. Everyone is welcome .for further info contact 085 1293298.


Bingo continues in the Centre Drumsna on this Thursday January 22nd at 8.30pm. Last week’s winners included Charles Beirne, Tommy Mc Loughlin, Mary Moran. Raffle Francis Conboy, Ann Beirne, Mary Beirne. Free Books Margaret Charles ,Francis Conboy.

Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre 

A part-time Fetac Level 5 Start & Grow Your Own Business class will commence in January 2015 at Drumshanbo Enterpirise Centre. The participants will learn the basic skills required to start and grow a business. The participants will have access to agencies that support new businesses in the region. The classes are funded by Sligo Mayo Leitrim ETB. For more information or to book a place contact Michael on 0719641577, 087 6177071 or mbruen@drumshanbo.

A part time beginners computers course ( Fetec level 3 ) and improvers computer class ( Fetec level 4 ) will commence in January 2015 at Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre. The classes are funded by Sligo, Mayo , Leitrim E.T.B. For more information or to book a place contact Michael on 071 96 41577 or 087 6177071 or mbruen@drumshanboenterpri

Golden Age Meeting.

The Golden Age group resume their meetings in the community Centre Drumsna on to-day Wednesday January 21st at 11am. New members welcome. On the Agenda will be the Bealtaine Dance Programme and our Annual Summer Holidays .

Great Barset Balloonathon.

The Victorian  Author Anthony Trollope wrote his first novel ‘’The Macdermots of Ballycloran ‘’ while visiting Drumsna in his capacity as Postal Inspector in the early 1840s. The Trollope Society in Drumsna have held some very successful Summer Schools over the past number of years and this year  in the bicentenary of his birth in 1815 are taking part in ‘’The Great Barset Balloonathon’’ where all over the World red balloons will be released on Saturday February 7th drawing attention to how widely travelled  Trollope was for that era. Those discovering the balloons are in for a pleasant surprise. The Drumsna red balloon will be released from the Anthony Trollope bridge at Ballycloran on sat Feb 7th  and everyone is welcome to come along on the day.

Church Gate Collection.

There will be a church gate Collection for the Ardagh and Clonmacnois sick pilgrimage fund on Saturday/Sunday January 24th/25th of January. The money collected is used to subsidise the cost of bringing sick people from the Parish to Lourdes. Please give generously.

G.A.A./ Parish Lotto.

There was no winner of the G.A.A. /Parish Lotto held in Duignan’s Drumsna on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 1 ; 2 ; 7 ; 24. The winner of the 50 Euro prize was Meave Rowley. The winners of the lucky dip are as follows, Seamus Mallon, Dawn Harte, Colin Mc Hugh, Jennifer Faughnan. The next draw is in Mc Loughlin ‘s Bar Drumsna with a jackpot of 1,600 Euro.


Sympathy is extended to Mrs Kathleen Reynolds and family ,Mohill Cross on the death of her sister Mrs Annie Mc Govern, also to the late Mrs Mc Govern’s daughter Mary, son-in-law Ed O’ Connor, Grand-children, brother Timmy Shanley, nephews nieces, relatives and friends.

Sympathy is also extended to Gladys Guckian Shannon Lodge ,Carrick on the death of her husband Patsy Guckian (ex E.S.B. staff ) to his sons Pat and Brendan, daughters Michelle and Aine, Grandchildren Emily, Hannah, Sarah ,Enya and Ben, brother Sean Guckian Lisnagea ,Sisters Eileen Mc Kenna Jamestown, and Mary Morgan U.S.A.nephews ,nieces, brothers and sisters –in-law, relatives and friends.

The late Annie Mc Govern ( nee Shanley) and the late Patsy Guckian were old schoolmates from Lisduff National School.

May their souls rest in peace.