W/E 19th February 2017

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Church News.

There will be  Mass in Drumsna on Friday February 17th  followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Holy hour Duty Teresa Mc Nulty, John mc Nulty .
9.30am Mass on Sunday February 19th Reader Ella Gannon, Ministers Eileen Lavin , Ella Gannon.

Church Collectors for February Micheal O’ Dowd , John Mc Nulty.  Altar Society Patricia Farrell, Fiona Higgins.

Catechist and Permanent Deacons.

For information on the Ministry of Parish Catechists is available from Fr. Nigel Charles at 043 6685847 or nigelcharles2003@yahoo.co.uk  and information on the Order of Deacons is available from Fr. Aiden Ryan at 090 6430124 0r aidenfryan@eircom.com


A pilgrimage to Medjugorje will be led by Fr. Hugh Connaughton spiritual director, and group leader Hubert Mc Hugh n June 7th 2017. 7 nights half board in penson Ivan Vasilf, 699 Euro p.p. inclusive of travel insurance. Early booking offers 100 Euro off if paid in full by December 9th. Flights ex Knock Airport. Including transfers to Medjugorje. For more info contact H. Mc Hugh at 087 2201879 or Fr V. Connaughton at 087 956366

Social Dancing.

There will be social dancing in Duignan’s Lounge Drumsna on Friday Feb 17th with music by Francie Smyth and in  Fitzpatrick’s Lounge Mohill  on Sunday night February 19th  with music by John Shannon.

Learn to jive , quick step, foxtrot , slow waltz and old time waltz followed by line dancing at St. Mary’s Hall, Carrick-on-Shannon every Sunday night at 7.30pm.phone 086 8474744.
Sliabh an Iarann Players.

The Mohill based Sliabh an Iarann players under the direction of Frank Cadam will once again take to the stage in 2017 with more top class drama. We would like to invite anyone interested in being part of a successful Drama group or anyone interested in learning a craft, how to act ,design sets, lighting sound and everything else that goes into staging a  successful production to join us for the coming year.

Drama helps build your confidence and gives you the chance to meet some great people. Our aim is to provide top class drama combined with good fun for everyone involved. There is a part for everyone regardless of age. If you are interested in joining please phone 086 1723178 or email, sliabhaniarannplayers@gmail.com


Bingo continues in the Centre Drumsna on Thursday night  February 16th  at 8.30pm. Winners from Thursday February 9th are  Teresa Moran, Paula Casey, Linda Duignan, Raffle Mary Mc Tiernan, Elsie Taylor, Martina Tully. Free books Rosie Casserly, Maura Mahon.

Aughawillan Drama Troupe.

The Aughawillan Drama Troupe are presenting the sinfully hilarious play ‘’ Drinking
Habits’’ by Award winning playwright Tom Smith . This comedy will be performed for your entertainment on the 9,10, 11th, and 12th of February in Aughawillan Hall at 8.30pm sharp.


 Rebecca Hollidge fund

Rebecca Hollidge is from Annaduff , Co. Leitrim and has suffered chronic ill health since she received the HPV vaccination in 2013. Rebecca has received treatment in Ireland but now needs to travel abroad for further treatment which will hopefully improve her condition.Her family are in need of financial support to pay for her many expenses arising from this ongoing medical care. There will be a monster Auction in the Bush Hotel , Carrick-on-Shannon in March, Items and services would be appreciated. Please contact 086 1723178 or 085 1715646.

An Ordinary Man.

An ordinary Man returns to Mohill for a one off performance by Gerry Farrell of John Mc dwyers funny and moving play. This production has played to sold out Theatres all over Ireland and is currently on it’s fourth National tour. An ordinary man is the life story of a simple sawyer telling of all the joys and sorrows of life with a bit of football and ballroom dancing thrown in  for the craic. This unmissable night off pure theatre comes to the Canon Donuhue Hall Mohill on Sunday April 9 at 8.30 pm. Booking is now open at 071 9631253. Tickets 15  Euro.

Tea Day

If you or your friends, work collegues, club, school or group  wish to host a tea day on Friday March 3rd in aid of your local homeless charity- North  West Simon Community- please register your interest by email to Mary @ northwestsimon.ie or ring 087 7708865 If Friday March 3rd doesn’t suit any day is fine. You can make a difference in your community.

Poetry Launch.

Heartiest Congratulations are extended to Roisin Keane Nee Gill ,Liscllyroan Drumsna on the completion of her first book of Poetry, entitled Baby Steps, Healing in Rhyme.  Roisin is launching her book in the Bush Hotel Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday week February 18th at 7pm. She will also be making a donation to the Special Olympics Club on the night. There will be music and light refreshments and everyone is welcome to come along and wish this talented busy young mother of three good luck on her new venture.  It takes great courage, time and presence of mind to take on something like this and we commend Roisin and wish her well in the future and hope that this is the first of many books. See you there on the night.

Knock Pilgrimmage to New York.

A special pilgrimage to JFK Airport, New York flying directly from Knock Airport will take place from May 8th to May 14th. Itinerary includes Requiem Mass on Sat 13th in Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral for the re-internment of John Curry the youngest Knock witness which will be celebrated by His Eminence Cardinal Dolan. For further info call 01 2410800 or email Bronwyn.clinton@joewalshtours.ie

Golden Age Holiday/Meeting.

There will be a meeting of the Golden Age group in the centre Drumsna on today Wednesday at 11am. Annaduff/ Drumsna/ Jamestown Golden Age Group are travelling by Coach to Kilkenny for this year’s Annual Holiday. We depart from Drumsna Church on Sunday May 21st ( time to be confirmed at a later date ) and return on Friday May 26th. The River Court 4 star Hotel is in the centre of town across from the famous Kilkenny Castle and we hope to make two day trips, one to the Kennedy homestown in Dunganstown and the other to be confirmed. There will be music and dancing each night  We are a very sociable bunch of people and if you would like to join us for a lovely relaxing break please contact Bernie at 086 3667045 as soon as possible so as not to be disappointed.


Youth Session.

The traditional monthly youth session continues in Mc Loughlin’s Drumsna on this Friday night February 17th from 8pm until 10pm. This is proving to be a great night of music song and dance by our young traditional music lovers and everyone is welcome.

G.A.A./ Parish lotto.

There was no winner of the G.A.A./ Parish Lotto held in Mc Loughlin’s Drumsna on Sunday night last. the Numbers drawn were 1 ;  11 ; 12 ; 16. The winner of the 50

Euro prize was Geraldine Bohan. Winners of the lucky dip are as follows Henry Faughan, Pat Moleanux , Jim Bohan, Paddy Mc Garry. Last week’s winning numbers were  4 ; 10 ; 15 ; 22 and the jackpot was won by Pauline Reynolds ,Lisnagot. The next daw is in Cox’s Steak House Dromod with a jackpot of 1,100 Euro.

Ballyjamesduff musical Society

Ballyjamesduff musical society present Hall of fame frolics Wed /Thurs March 1st/2nd Thurs /Fri/ Sat 9th/10th//11th March plus matinee on Sunday 5th March . Booking office open on Monday February 20th 049 8551000 . email bjdmusicalsociety@gmail.com

Well done Catherine.

Congratulations and well done to Mohill comedian Katherine Lynch, on getting through to the next stage of  Dancing with the Stars on Sunday night last . Keep the votes going in for Katherine at the next level and show your support for this Talented Leitrim girl.

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