W/E 5th March 2017

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Church News.

There will be  First Friday Mass in Drumsna on Friday March 3rd  followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Holy hour Duty Maureen Quigley , Mary Khaleel.

7pm Mass in Drumsna on today Ash Wednesday, Reader Thomas Duignan. Ministers Ella Gannon , Thomas Duignan
9.30am Mass on Sunday March 5th Reader Thomas Duignan, , Ministers Margaret Collum , Thomas  Duignan.

Church Collectors for March Sonny Moran, Willian Guckian.  Altar Society Ann Doherty, Sarah Gill.

World Day of Prayer.

The International /Interdenominational World day of Prayer Service takes place in St. Mary’s Church Annaduff this year on Friday the 3rd of March at 8pm. Everyone is welcome and light refreshments will be served afterwards.

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 pension 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 night March 3rd with music by the one and only ‘’Ned’s country Road Show’’ and in Fitzpatrick’s Lounge Mohill  on Sunday night March 5th  with music by Glenside Country.

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.comBingo


Bingo continues in the Centre Drumsna on Thursday night  March 2nd. Apologies for the cancellation last week due to Electricity cut and water cut courtesy of storm Dora.   Free books for Thursday March 2nd Ann Marie Mc Manus, Martina Tully.

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

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 March 1st 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 homestead 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 as soon as possible  as there just a few Doubles and single rooms on our booking. Deposit to be paid by today Wednesday March 1st.to Bernie Gill at 086 3667045 or to Michael John Faughnan 96 24540.There will be a practice on Wednesday for our Bealtaine play ‘’Do you come here often?’’ which is set in the Ballroom of Romance. We will be performing it at the May Madness Ball in the Bush Hotel Carrick on Tuesday May 2nd with music by Jambalya so put that date in your  diary for a night of fun and madness.

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

Art with Noreen.

Adult painting in  oils/acrylics with Noreen Gaffney will commence in Drumsna Community centre on Tuesday February 28th from 7pm until 9pm. To Register or for further information call 071 96 25782.




G.A.A./ Parish Lotto.

There was no winner of the G.A.A. /Paish Lotto held in Cox’s Steak  house Dromod on Sunday night last , the numbers drawn 1 ; 2 ; 21 ; 22.were the winner of the 50 Euro prize was John Thornton. The winners of the lucky dip are as follows Mairead Guckian, Aiveen Harte, Alex and Lola Beirne, Ann Walsh.The next Draw is in Duignans Drumsna with a jackpot of 1,100 Euro.

Enrolment ,Annaduff National School.

Enrolment for Annaduff National School is now taking place, For an enrolment pack please call to the school or contact 071 9624416.


Sympathy is extended to John and Pauline Shanley Belmont Drumsna on the death of John’s sister Mrs Bridgie Whyte which took place in Luton England recently.

Sympathy is also extended to Ann and Noel Duignan Mullagh on the death of Ann’s brother Joe Regan ,Shannon Lodge Carrick-on-Shannon. which took place recently.

May their souls rest in peace.  Amen.

100 years later,Michael Collins- 1917 Visit.

To Gowel, Furnace, Annaduff, Drumlion, Carrick-on-Shannon and Sligo,an evening of History and Heritage commemorating the one Hundredth Anniversary of Michael Collins’s visit to the North West on Friday March 3rd in The Bush Hotel , Carrick-on-Shannon at 8pm sharp, doors open 7.30pm.Tickets 10 Euro and music and refreshments included . Tickets can be got from Councillor  Finola Armstrong –Mc Guire, Kiernan’s Pharmacy or at the door on the night. Hosted by the Michael Collins Fine Gael Branch, Carrick-on-Shannon with the support of The Collins 22 Society.  ‘’An echo of the past…A vision of the future’’.

Everybody welcome.

Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre.

We are currently taking names for an introduction to a container gardening planning course. The classes will commence in March and run on Tuesdays from 10am until 2pm. for 5 weeks. Courses are funded by Sligo, Mayo, Leitrim ETB. For more information or to book a place contact  071 9641577. or  email mbruen@drumshanboenterprise.ie


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