W/E 28th April 2019

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There will be Mass in Drumsna at 7pm on Friday April 26thfollowed by Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament . Holy hour duty Colleen Guckian.

Special Fleadh Mass at 9.30 in Drumsna on Sunday April 28th. Reader Fionnuala Maxwell. MinistersPatricia O’ Reilly, Colleen Guckian.

Church Collectors for April Niall Daniels, Eugene Mc Kiver . Altar Society Regina Mc Nabola, Teresa Guckian.

We are currently looking for Ministers of The Eucharist and Ministers of the word, also altar servers. If you would like to join us in either Church please give your name to Irene Beirne@086 8590906 or Colleen Guckian@ 087 7670788.

The Stations of the Cross.

Thanks is extended to everyone who took part in our depiction of the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday.to the children who held up the Stations, Leonie Mc Kiver, Lara and Seamus Fagan, Laura and Clare Flanagan, Christine Early, Cora O’ Connell, Emily, Sarah and Catherine Gannon, Emmet Faughnan, Kate O’ Reilly, Aoibhlinn and Alishia Maxwell, our servers Kirtin Mc Kiver, Kevin Faughnan ,Oisin Molloy. And to all who took part in the pageant , Jesus Cyril Doherty, Pontius Pilate Micheal O’ Dowd, Barabas Padraig Dunne, Simon of Cyrene Thomas Duignan, Soldiers Eugene Mc Kiver, Barry Guckian, Pat Reid, Mary Mother of Christ Bernie Gill, Mary Magdalen Mary Gilhooly, Mary of Clophas Geraldine Duignan, Mary’s sister Katherine Mc Kiver, St. Veronica Ella Gannon,The women of Jerusalem Geraldine Monaghan Pansy Hartigan, Patricia O’ Reilly , Josephine Creegan, Colleen Guckian. To Sonny Moran for driving Father Wall, to Geraldine Duignan for her sewing skills, to Sinead Guckian for her art work on the face of Jesus and the spears, to Jim Gannon for the crown of thorns and the Cross, to Gerry Gilroy for his portable microphone, to Vincent Early for sorting the Stations, to Geraldine of the Garden Centre for ‘’The Sepulcher ’’ and the wreath of Laurel leaves,to Micheal O Dowd for the bollards, to Gerry Faughnan for his photography, to Garda Maria Guihan for her help and courtesy on the traffic front, to the Lord for the wonderful weather  and last but not least to our P.P. Father John Wall who’s idea came to fruition.


Bingo takes place in Drumsna on Thursday April 25th at 8 30pm. Last week’s winners include Mary Farrell, Anna Mc Govern, Colleen Guckian, . Coloured sheet Mary Cox.  Raffle Kathleen Rynn, Alishia Maxwell, Maria Guihan. Free books for Thursday April 25thAlishia Maxwell, Phil Moran. Easter eggs, Alishia Maxwell, Dympna Butler, Francie Conboy, Grace Pounch, Kate O’ Reilly, Sean Og Maxwell, Phil Moran, Noel Reynolds.

Tidy Towns Easter draw.

The winners of the Tidy Towns Easter draw are as follows, 1stprize of an Easter Hamper Mary Geheran, 2ndprize of 50 Euro Emily O’ Driscoll, 3rdprize 25 Euro Padraig Mahon, 4thprize Easter Cake, Noel Reynolds.

Golden Age Meeting.

There will be a meeting of the above in the Centre Drumsna on To-day Wednesday April 124that 11am. All members are requested to attend a rehearsal of the play. Our Annual May Madness Ball takes place in The Bush Hotel on Wednesday May 1stat 8.30pm. There will be light refreshments, a short drama entitled “The last will and Testament of Mary Ellen Browne”starring all members of the Golden Age Group, and dancing to the music of the one and only Jimmy Lennon. All welcome.

Co, Leitrim Fleadh, Drumsna 2019

The excitement is building and a great weekend’s entertainment is in store at Leitrim Fleadh which takes place in the village from April 25thto April 28th. Besides competitions there will be numerous other events to entertain everyone. Street entertainment, archive display, pop up sessions, session trail, singing sessions, musical Easter Egg hunt, CD launch, to name but a few! Thank you to all who sponsored an advertisement for the Fleadh booklet. For more information on timetablesand events check out Drumsna Comhaltas page on facebook. On Friday night a special ‘’Thank you for the music’’ tribute will be held in Mc Loughlins pub in appreciation of the contribution to our musical sessions by Mary and Brian Mostyn. There will be a musical Traditional session in each of the three pubs on Saturday and everyone is invited to join in. Anyone who would like to sing ,play or dance at the special Fleadh Mass at 9.30am in Drumsna on Sunday April 28this asked to please contact Fionnuala Maxwell at 086 8664639. In the meantime prayers for good weather would be appreciated. please contact Fionnuala@086 8664639, A.S.A.P.

Social Dancing

There will be social dancing in Fitzpatrick’s Lounge Mohill  on  Sunday night April 28th with music by Glenside Country.

Ardagh and Clomacnoise Pilgrimage.

The Ardagh and Clonmacnoise under the leadership of Most Rev Francis Duffy to Lourdes on May 26thto May 31st.Fully inclusive price 749 Euro. Flights from Knock, contactJoe Walsh Tours ,143 Baggot Street ,Dublin. Telephone 01 2410812/01 2410811. Pilgrimage director Monsignor Bernard Noonan. Details for special section for the sick; contact Rev., Michael Scanlon Tel.090 645712

Drumsna Boxing Club.

Drumsna Boxing club’s Joe Mc Keon made history last weekend at the schoolboy Connacht Championships in Galway

By winning the Connacht Title. Joe is coached by the vastly experienced father and daughter team of Dermot and Saidbh Greene and will now progress to the All Ireland Championships representing his club with pride. Joe is the eldest son of Edel and Ollie Mc Keon , Kilmore and we wish him every success in the finals.


Sympathy is extended to the following on their recent sad bereavement  ,to Pat Gaffney Carrick-on-Shannon,  Gerry Gaffney and Josephine Rees UK. ,to Kieran and Imelda Gaffney and family  and to Ursula, Iolanda and Keelan Gaffney Drumsna on the loss of their sister and Aunt ,Sister Mary Gaffney of the Marist Sisters, Carrick-on-Shannon and Hythe, Kent , England. The late Sister Mary left her home in Lisdromarea, Kilnagross over 70 years ago to join the Marist Sisters and spent her life in the teaching profession and had enjoyed relatively good health up until her death. She visited her home and Drumsna as late as last September and always had a cheery smile for the neighbours. Sister Mary will be interred in Hythe after her funeral Mass on Thursday April 25th.

May her soul rest in peace. Amen.

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