W/E 27th May 2018

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Exposition after 7pm  Mass on Friday May 25th Colleen Guckian.

9.30am Mass on Sunday May 27th  Reader Leonie Mc Kiver, Ministers  Katherine Mc Kiver, Patricia O’ Reilly . Church Collectors for June Padraig Dunne, Paddy Guckian, Altar Society  Colleen Guckian, Sinead Guckian.

40th Jubilee of Priesthood.

Our Parish Priest Father John Wall will be celebrating 40 years in the priesthood in early June and to mark the occasion  the two Churches, Drumsna and  Annaduff will be having special Masses on Sunday June 3rd. In Drumsna we have a traditional Irish Mass with singer Imelda Gaffney, Dancer/Musician Edwina Guckian  and a host of Irish musicians and Dancers, In Annaduff the renowned Annaduff Choir will perform. Immediately after Drumsna Mass Father John will sit for approximately 15 minutes and Parishioners young and old will have the opportunity to come up to the altar and congratulate him . There will be a basket to leave your cards etc., for him to enjoy at his leisure .

Art with Noreen

Art classes with Noreen in the Community Centre Drumsna on Tuesdays at 7pm. Contact  9625782


Bingo  in Drumsna on Thursday night May 24th at 8. 30pm. Last week’s winners include Patricia O’ Reilly,Margaret Charles Raffle Chris Murray, Martina Mc Garry, Sharon Mc Tiernan . Free books for Thursday May 24th Helen Toolan ,Ann Beirne .

N.W.Simon Community Mini Marathon

The 2018 VHI mini Marathon takes place on Sunday June 3rd, Will you join the North West Simon Community Team in Sligo ,Leitrim and Donegal? If you are interested please contact Mary @ 087 7708865 or mary@northwestsimon.ie


Elaine’s Pilate in Drumsna Community Centre 8pm -9pm/ 6 week course only 42 Euro. Register by email  to elainefurness@gmail.com text or call 086 2153917. Drop in trial classes @ 8 Euro call please as places are limited.  All welcome  please bring a mat if you can !

Feet and Beat Summer Camp.

Feet and beat  Summer Camp with Edwina Guckian and Arc Damhsa children’s club takes place on July 16-20 July in Lough Allen hotel, Drumshanbo and 6-10 August in St. Mary’s Hall, Carrick-on-Shannon. Booking 086 1649989 or email www.edwinaguckian.comsummercamps

Volunteers Wanted.

Connaught Fleadh Ballinamore July 7th and 8th. If you are interested in Irish music, song and dance then please come along and enjoy all that the Fleadh has to offer.We also  need runners,Competition door attendants,car park attendants. Call Lorraine on 086 8631785 or email lorrainesweeney2000@gmail.com

Sunflower Day.

Sunflower day in aid of NorthWest Hospice takes place from 8/9 June. Sunflower pins will be available all over the North West. Your support would be greatly appreciated. The sunflowers are  generously donated by Loughan House Blacklion to support North West Hospice. If you can spare an hour to help Sunflower days please contact 071 9170523 or email info@northwesthospice.ie



Jamestown Heritage Festival.

In conjunction with Jamestown Heritage Festival/ Boat Rally, Drumsna will be hosting  the following events, Sunday May 27th  from 6pm until 8pm approximately Traditional Music song and Dance at The Quay Street corner with M.C. All Ireland Ballad singer Fionnuala Maxwell , dancers from World champion Edwina Guckian’s Dance School ,Mary and Brian Mostyn, children from Lorna Baker-Kenny school of music and a host of traditional musicians and singers. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in the session.

If you have some energy to spare after the session there will be a more gentle mode of social dancing in Duignan’s Lounge from 10pm with  dancing to The Drifting Cowboy.

On Saturday June 2nd there will be a heritage day in Drumsna commencing at 2.30pm. with a children’s Treasure Hunt hosted by John Darlington and a guided historical tour of the village with Noel Duignan including history coming to life with re-enactments of various famous characters from the past.You will meet Michael Davitt, Thomas Heazle Park , Robert Srawbridge,The Sisters from Mount Campbell, Anthony Trollope, Father George Gearty, The Mc Keons from Belmount and mch more.There will be food on the street all day. You could pick up a bargain at the stalls at Drumsna Community Centre and at 4pm come along to Jim Gannon’s work shop and enjoy the display of vintage cars,  by- gone inventions, watch how butter is made with Ella Gannon, how the famous Leitrim Boxty is made with Rose Keegan and how hay ropes were coiled with Gerry O’ Reilly  and much more.There will also be free face painting for children with Patricia,

And from 6pm until 6 30 pm Street entertainer Monsieur Gusto will join us for fun and games .

Gaelic for Mothers and Others.

Following in the great success of forming a Gaelic football team for mothers and others in the Parish last year we are currently recruiting ladies to join our merry bunch. it does not matter if you never kicked a ball before as the emphasis of this team is not skill but fun, craic, laughter and a little gentle exercise as well as the social aspect. We will be taking registration on Wednesday May 23rd at 7.30pm until 8pm and on Saturday May 26th at 10am until 11am in Annaduff Community Centre. Reg. Is 20 Euro plus 20 Euro Insurance  (optional)

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