Church News.

There will be Mass in Drumsna on Friday evening May 13th  at 7pm followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament . Holy Hour duty  Regina Mc Nabola , Teresa Guckian.

9.30 am. Mass on Sunday May 8th Reader  Colleen Guckian, Ministers . Ella Gannon, Colleen Guckian.

Church collectors For May, Sonny Moran, William Guckian, Altar Society, Helen Cronogue, Eithne Sheeran.

Mass Servers.

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. )

Social Dancing

There will be Social dancing   in  Duignan’s Lounge  Drumsna on Friday May 13th   with music by Mountain Fever and  on  Sunday May 15th in Fitzpatrick’s Mohill  with music by  Glenside Country.

Golden Age News.

There will be a meeting in the Centre Drumsna on To-day Wednesday May 11th  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 are welcome. Doors open 8pm.

Golden Age holiday to Killarney ; Bus leaves Drumsna Church on Sunday May 22nd at 7.45 am sharp for Roscommon Station where we will catch the train to Heuston Station Dublin. Please be in time and don’t get left behind.

Bingo.

There will be   Bingo in Drumsna Community Centre on Thursday May 12th at the new time of 9pm. Last week’s winners include  Maria Guihan, Patricia Coggans. Raffle  Catherine Murray, Patricia Coggans, Kathleen Rynn. Free Books Eileen Bourke, Mary Cox  Keadue. Please note change of time.

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.

The opening and Blessing ceremonies of the 1916 memorial garden on the top village green 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. Father John  Wall P.P. Annaduff together with Rev., Linda Frost will perform the Blessing. 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 Schooli.e. Tommy Taylor, Finan Fagan Kirsten Mc Kiver, Laura Flanagan , Declan Gill, Emily Gannon and Rory O’ Connell 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 is 97,and  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 including Fionnuala Maxwell, The Annaduff National School Bun Scoil Scor winners, including instrumental, Singing and dancing, Caoimhe Mooney, Lorna Baker Kenny group, Edwina Guckian, Imelda Gaffney,  as well as many more. Please get into the spirit of the celebrations and dress in clothes of the 1916 era. Come on your high Nellie bike or the donkey and cart ! Light refreshments will be served  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.

Volunteers Needed,

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.

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.

Wedding Bells.

Congratulations and best wishes are extended to Ciara Faughnan Belmont on her recent wedding to Ruairi O’ Driscoll Carrick,  in the Church of the Immaculate Conception Drumsna . The Celebrant was Fr John Wall  P.P. Annaduff, the bridesmaids were Deirdre Leydon, Michelle Nerney and Rachel Donnellon, The best man was Mathew Mitchell and groomsmen Shaun Gaffney and Shane Fearne. Page boy Bobby Faughnan,  Flower girls Emily O’ Driscoll and Kate Leydon.  The reception for family and friends was held in the Landmark Hotel Carrick-on-Shannon .

More Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Annette Lee Foxborough on the occasion of her marriage to Colin Mc Cormack, Drumshanbo. The ceremony in the Church of The Immaculate Conception Drumsna, was celebrated by F. John Wall assisted by Fr Frankie Murray. Bridesmaids were Denise Gibbons, Avril De Silva, Aisling Lee, Best man Mathew Gargan, Groomsmen, John Kelly, Declan Mc Keown. Flower girl Heather Mc Elhone, Page boy, Mathew Mc Elhone. The reception for family and friends was held in the Cavan  Crystal  Hotel , Cavan.

Even more Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Clare Beirne Drumgildra, on her wedding to Francis Holohan in St. Mary’s Church Annaduff. The ceremony was celebrated by Fr. John Wall P.P. assisted by Fr. Denis Murray. The bridesmaids were Edel Beirne, Margo Beirne. The Best man Dermot Holohan, Groomsman Kevin Holohan. The  reception for Family and Friends was in Castle Dargan Hotel, Sligo.

We wish all of the happy couples many years of wedded bliss together.

Aughawillen Comedy.

Seamus O’ Rourke in partnership with Aughawillen G.A.A. are proud to present’’Danger Money’’ a one man play written ay John Mc Manus. This fantastic play will be performed in Aughawillan Hall on Friday May 27th at 8.30pm sharp. Tickets  available at the door. Please come early to avoid disappointment.

G.A.A./ Parish Lotto.

There was no winner of the G.A.A. / Parish Lotto held on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 2 ; 3; 9 ; 23. The winner of the 50 Euro prize was Dermott Cox. The winners of the lucky dip are as follows, Emma Glancy, Pat Mc Manus, Victoria Reynolds, E Cox. The next draw is in Cox’s of Dromod with a jackpot of 1,600 Euro.

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