W/E 6th October 2019

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Church News.

There will be 7pm  First Friday Mass in Drumsna on Friday evening October4th  followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament . Holy hour duty Colleen Guckian.9.30am Mass in Drumsna on Sunday October 6th Reader Tom Gill, Ministers Martina Gill, Geraldine Monaghan. Collectors for October Tom Gill, Damian Moylan, Altar Society Geraldine Monaghan.

Safe guardingchildren in the Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois, Diocesan details,Contact details designated Liaison persons Sean Leydon 087 7431649 /Roisin Doherty 087 7057516. Diocesan website www.ardaghdiocese.org


The Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise are holding an assembly of the 41 Parishes in May of 2020 to consider how best the Parishes can move forward. We want to hear the experience and views of the people on the ground, whether you attend Church or not. We would like to hear what life is like for you and whether there is anything that you would change, hope for or expect from the Church. The first meeting of representatives from the 41 Parishes took place in St. Mel’s College Longford on Saturday last . “ members from each end of the Parish of Annaduff together with Father John Wall attended in conjunction with Fr. Gerry O’ Brien and the Bornacoola representatives.  This Assembly is taking place at the instigation of Bishop Francis Duffy. You as a Parishioner are asked to give your view on what you think should or should not be done. Young and old are invited to write down their thoughts and hand them in to Father Wall or any Assembly/ Parish Council member. Questionaire at the Church door. As these have to be handed in during October we would be grateful for a response to the questionnaire.

Chair Yoga Dancing.

Chair Yoga Dancing in Annaduff Community Centre on Wednesdays from 8.30 to 9.30pm.


Bingo continues in the Centre Drumsna on Thursday night October3rd at 8.30pm. Last weeks winners include Martina Mc Garry, Kathleen Rynn, Dymhpna Taylor.,  Coloured sheet, Maria Guihan, Raffle Michael Mahon, Mary Cox, Rose Mulvihill. Free books for Thursday October 4thEileen Bourke, Catherine O’ Dowd.  

Social Dancing.

Social dancing in Fitzpatrick’s Lounge Mohill, on Sunday night October 6th  with music by Ned’s Country Road Show.

Leitrim Handball Open Day.

The newly formed Annaduff Handball Club in conjunction with Leitrim Handball is holding it’s first open day and coaching workshop in the Mc Govern/Aughavas Leitrim Centre of Excellence on Saturday 5thof October. This is an open day for anyone interested in handball in the centre of excellence catchment area. Our clubs will going forward to utilise the fantastic handball facilities in the centre and offer handball coaching and competitions for all in the local areas. On this first open day we are inviting juvenile members aged 10-12 years, both boys and girls with their parents and any adult members. The open day will allow you to learn about the rules and try your hand at handball. We will have one of the G.A.A,’s National handball/coaching officers present to facilitate an interesting and enjoyable day.

Running order;- 11am-1pm Introduction to handball and try your hand on the court.

1.30pm-3.pm. Adult coaching workshop.

Any questions please contact Dan O’ Reilly, @087 9977192, Kevin Ludlow@0878132242 Alan Mc Kiernan@ 087 9622935

I found this interesting excerpt from ‘’The Leitrim Advertiser’’ 1906.

Drumsna Hand ball Tournament.

Delightful weather favoured the promoters of the Drumsna Handball Tournament which was played off on Sunday the 26thult. The Ball Alley which is situated on the banks of the Shannon was in splendid condition, and every game was contested in a thorough and sportsmanlike manner. Carrick-on-Shannon was represented by two teams and Ballinamore by one .Drumsna and Annaduff had several teams in the contest.The success of the tournament was due to Mr T.W. Daly, Surveyor ,Quay Road Drumsna, who is the current Leitrim and Connaught handball Champion and is a well known exponent of the game, for the manner in which he worked as secretary, in carrying out every detail to perfection. The silver medals which were presented to the winning team were of beautiful design and reflected great credit on Irish workmanship.  The medals were won by Drumsna.

Golden Age Meeting.

Golden Age group  meeting on next Wednesday September October 9that 11am  Dillon Keane will join us for gentle exercise from 11am until 11 .30am. we also have our 2020 summer holiday up for discussion  .We have a packed programme for the coming months and if you would like to join us at the Community centre Drumsna on every second Wednesday at 11am ,please feel free to do so. Just come along and you will be made very welcome.

Celebrate Leitrim Day.

Celebrate Leitrim day in Drumsna community Centre on Sunday October 6thcommencing at 11am. You can bring a Leitrim made /grown dish for 4,30pm, lego and games all day ,Listening workshop at 2pm Experience sounds of Leitrim, celebrate Leitrim ‘’Show and tell’’ 5pm 2mins max per person. Celebrate Leitrim parade at 4pm . all ages welcome.

Adult Dance classes.

Airc Damhsa Dance Club.

Adult set dancing classes in St. Joseph’s Hall Leitrim village on Wednesday September 18thfrom 8.30 to 9.45pm. Adult and teenagers, beginners and advanced.

Sean Nos Dance classes in St. Mary’s Hall, Carrick-on-Shannon , Thursday September 19th6.-6.30. Beginner children 6.30 -7.30. Intermediate children. 7.30- 8.30pm Adults.

N.W. Hospice.

Please support Paul Kelly and his band at the Ballroom of Romance in Glenfarne on Saturday October 5th2019 at 9pm. In aid of the North West Hospice. Admission 15 Euro. A jiving competition with great prizes will begin at 10pm. Entry 10 Euro per couple

Art with Noreen.

Oil/acrylic painting with Noreen Gaffney will commence in Drumsna community centre on Tuesday October 8th7pm-9pm. Must register in advance, 087 6808141.

Drumsna/ Annaduff 

Drumsna /Annaduff foroige Registration evening on Wednesday October 2nd  in the Community Centre Drumsna at 7pm until 7.30pm . Parents must attend. New volunteers welcome.

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