W/E 23rd March 2020

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Church News 

There will be no Masses in the Parish of Annaduff including  the Church of the Immaculate Conception ,Drumsna and St. Mary’s Annaduff following the guidelines set out by the Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois for Masses to be suspended due to the coronavirus wwwardaghdiocese.org  Priests will continue to say Mass privately and pray for the needs of their Parishioners.  Mass is available by webcam from St. Mel’s Cathedral at 8am.10am.and 105pm. Weekdays and 11am,1pm on Sundays.

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 In Drumsna has unfortunately been cancelled until further notice. Last week’s winners include , Madeleine Tansy, Rosemary Casserly, Benny Byrnes. Raffle Catherine O’ Dowd, Eileen Bourke, Benny Byrnes. Free books for The next bingo  Rose Mulvihill, Margaret Mc Donagh.

Social Dancing

Social Dancing  Fitzpatrick’s Lounge ,Mohill  on Sunday nights had been cancelled until further Notice. Thanks to all of our loyal patrons. Stay safe.

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.com

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 .

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

Annaduff N.S. Dinner.

The Annaduff National School Parents Association Second Annual Dinner Dance has been postponed until further notice.

Co. Leitrim Fleadh.

Those wishing to send entries into the Co. Leitrim Fleadh can email or text and pay later, Contact Fionnuala @ 086 8664639 or Lorraine@ 086 8631785


The unprecedented measures taken by the Government and the Medical advisers are totally necessary to keep us all safe and hopefully free from the virus. Stay at home if it is at all possible. If you are elderly or poorly get some of the many kind neighbours to bring your shopping . Keep washing the hands regularly. We will get through this Please God . All Masses are suspended but that doesn’t stop you from praying and please remember all of the medical staff and others who are battling to keep the rest of us safe. Read a book ,sing a song, dance a jig, be positive. If you like doing jigsaws ,There are a number of them on the first seat in Drumsna Church ,you can dispose of them afterwards.

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