W/E 26th May 2019

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Church News

There will be no Mass in Drumsna at 7pm on Friday May 24th

Mass at 9.30 in Drumsna on Sunday May 26th Reader Thomas Duignan, Ministers Margaret Collum, Thomas Duignan.

Church Collectors for May Damien Moylan, Tom Gill. Altar Society Helen Cronogue, Eithne Sheerin.


Bingo takes place in Drumsna on Thursday May 23rd  at 8 30pm. Last week’s winners include Michael Mahon,Ann Marie Mc Manus. Coloured Sheet, Mary Cox, Eileen O’ Brien. Raffle Marian Casserly, Ann Marie Mc Manus, Percy Ffrench.Free books for Thursday May 23rdMary Mc Tiernan, Maria Guihan.

Golden Age

The Golden Age  Group meet at Cryans Hotel , Carrick-on-Shannon on today Wednesday at 1.30pm.

Social Dancing

There will be social dancing in Fitzpatrick’s Lounge, Mohill on Sunday night May 26th with music by The Ferryman.

Ardagh and Clomacnoise Pilgrimage.

The Ardagh andClonmacnoise 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.

Job seeking skills.

County Leitrim Job Club will be running a job seeking skills course in the Education Centre , Carrick-on-Shannon starting Monday May 13thfrom 10an until 1pm each day and running for four weeks. This is a free course for job skills, it also includes a customer care module and certified manual handling. Further information on the programme can be obtained from job club staff at Leitrim Development Company on 071 9641770, dial 6 for job club,or 0860306565, email leitrimjobclub@idco.ie or message us on facebook

St Pio Healing Mass.

You are warmly invited by our Pastoral Council and community to join with us for Annual Padre Pio Healing Mass in St. Patrick’s Church Ballinamore at 7pm on Thursday May 30th. Mass will be celebrated by Brother Bryan Shortall, Capuchin Brother from Dublin. There will be Capuchin Friars present with relics of St. Pio for individual blessings after Mass. Everyone is welcome.

The Late John Darlington.

Gloria Darlington wishes to thank everyone who stopped in to offer their condolences at John’s memorial get together in Duignan’s Drumsna , and to thank everyone for their kindness and generosity in donating to the North West Hospice. A sum of 300 Euro was raised and Gloria states that John would have been very pleased with that.

Drumsna Tidy Towns.

Thanks is extended to everyone who contributed so generously to our Church gate collection on Saturday and Sunday last,all money raised will go to our tidy towns effort for 2019. Apart from our quarterly raffle this is our only fundraiser and it takes money as well as time and effort to keep our village and surrounds looking well. Householders are requested to tidy up their own patch please and any help that you can give along the way will be much appreciated .Judging commences on the first week in June.

G.A.A./ Parish Lotto.

There was no winner of the G.A.A./ Parish lotto held in the Brandywell, dromod on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 5 9 17 19. The winner of the 50 Euro prize was  Donnacha Heaver ,  the winners of the lucky dip are as follows Jason Ward, Eamon Healy, Helen Toolan, Kyran Cox. The next draw is in Mc Loughlin’s Drumsna with a jackpot of 2,900 Euro.


Drumsna /Annaduff Foroige wish to thank everyone who supported their bake sale recently, to everyone who baked and contributed , to Fr Wall and to all who helped out in anyway. The group are very grateful.


Nostalgia is overtaking me as I write these notes on Monday May 20th, the date suddenly brought back many memories of the 20thof May Fair day in Drumsna many years ago. At the crack of dawn there would be lowing of calves and cows ,squealing of pigs and lots of shouting and we  children had no school as the road up to the school house including the streets and village green were impassable .The coopers ,card trick man and stalls were set up long the Main street, carts of pigs were there to be minded for maybe a sixpence if one was lucky as the farmer went into the pub for a sneaky bottle of Guinness . When a prospective buyer appeared we would run in and grab the farmer who would immediately come out and amid much spitting and slapping of hands a bargain was made.The pubs all had sawdust on the floors as the fair always involved much cow manure amongst other substances, no litter warden or hygienist made their appearance in those days. The sun always seemed to shine and the fair day was a great holiday for everyone. When evening came the place was amok with hay, manure, corks from bottles and various other bits and pieces that seemed to get left behind. It all sorted itself out and the village returned to normal and of course it was back to school the next day.

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