W/E 15th March 2020

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Church News 

There will be  Mass on Friday evening March 13th  in Drumsna followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament . Holy hour duty Teresa Mc Nulty , John Mc Nulty.   The sick will also be visited on that Friday. 9.30am Mass on Sunday  March 15th Reader Laura Flanagan,  Ministers Bernie Daniels, Teresa Mc Nulty. Church Collectors for March Sonny Moran. William Guckian .Altar Society  Ann Doherty.

St. Patrick’s Day.

There will be 9.30 am Mass in Drumsna on Tuesday March 17th ( ST. Patrick’s Day ) at 9.30am. This Mass per usual is in memory of deceased members of Drumsna C.C.E. . Reader Teasie Mc Loughlin, Ministers Patricia O’ Reilly, Colleen Guckian. This is a traditional Mass including music, and dance, everyone welcome.

Safe Guarding Children

Safe guarding children in the Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois details. Designated  Liaison Officers Sean Leydon 087 7431649/Roisin Doherty 087 7057516.


Bingo continues in Drumsna on Thursday night March 12th at 8.30pm. The jackpot of 350 Euro will be on 47 calls or less  this week. Last week’s winners include , Madeleine Tansy, Rosemary Casserly, Benny Byrnes. Raffle Catherine O’ Dowd, Eileen bourke, Benny Byrnes. Free books for Thursday March 12th  Rose Mulvihill, Margaret Mc Donagh.

Social Dancing

Social Dancing continues in Fitzpatrick’s Lounge ,Mohill on Sunday night March 15th with music By Michael and Kay Sound.

Enrolment ,Annaduff N. School.

Enrolment for Junior infants in Annaduff  National School is now taking place. Please call into the school or telephone 071 9624416 to request an enrolment pack.

Annaduff G.A.A.

The Annual Leitrim supporter’s club tickets are available now ,First prize 5,000 Euro with 11 Additional prizes. Main sponsors Cox’s Steak House, Dromod. Please note that Annaduff club get a quota to sell and you can buy off any member of the executive. Check out facebook Annaduff GFC or annaduffgaa.i

Pre third level course.

Pre third level full time IT course commencing September 2020 in the Enterprise Centre ,Drumshanbo. Are you tired after the mock examinations? Would you like a stress free year after completing the leaving Cerificate. A pre third level course which enables current Leaving Cert students take a year out of studies and engage in a computer course which will equip them with necessary IT and research skills for College. Current students have continued their part time jobs and passed their driving tests while competing the course. Opportunities for students on this programme to avail of work experience in Europe for two weeks also available under ERASMUS. Details of the course can be found on fetchcourses.ie search for code 282532, Students can apply for the course on line or alternatively call 071 9640185.


Tulsa is recruiting foster carers to look after children who for some reason or other cannot live with their parents. If this is of interest to you or someone you know please call us on 071 9149681 for more information .

‘’Jenny put the Kettle on’’

A wonderful evening of Song music and chat took place in St. Ann’s Church of Ireland Annaduff on Sunday evening last. Well known personality Vincent woods interviewed/recorded Singer Songwriter Musician Fionnuala Maxwell, Derrywillow, who enchanted and amused us with song and stories of her journey through her musical life from childhood up until the present day.

Vincent then interviewed Piper John Touhy, Backwood on his journey through his love of  pipes and music from age three up until now , his history of recorded pipe music enthralled the large audience. John dedicated one of his tunes of the night to the late Mary Mostyn  whose husband Bryan joined us for the night.

All in all it was a lovely gathering followed by tea and chat and as it was also International Women’s day , the Ladies gathered for a pictorial record of the evening, while the men drank their tea! The event was organised by Edwina Guckian Sean Nos Dancer supreme who tells us the next ‘’Jenny put the Kettle on’’ will be in Dromahair.  We are very lucky in this area to have all of these talented people in our Comhalthas group in Drumsna and so are the children who are learning so much about traditional music , song and dance from them. Thanks to all involved.

Eco Living Programme.

An Eco living school is being organised near Drumsna  by Alanna Moore, an Australian permaculture pioneer living in Leitrim and Irish Eco Architect ,Peter Cowman ,commencing on March 28th. 2020.                                                              Eco Living courses and workshops will take place on a small holding ,where established edible gardens and a natural building project will be provided. A unique hands on opportunity for people to experience Eco living through the growing of healthy and nutritious food and the creation of a healthy and nutritious shelter.

Alanna , an expert on growing unusual fruit and vegetables in the rich Leitrim soil promises that  participants can learn ,not only to grow their own vegetables but can also enjoy some plant based home grown meals into the bargain!

Peter ,who believes that because Eco living is a new way of life that it requires an Eco Architecture within which it can be properly experienced, his approach to building design and construction which he calls ‘’Living Architecture’’ seeks to create buildings which provide a healthy environment and nourishment for personal development and the stimulation of a person’s inner life.

The planned building project will be based on the type of small building which can be constructed near to an established dwelling without need to obtain planning permission.See the programme at wwwgeomantica.com

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