W/E 14th June 2020

Comment are off

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 .The Churches will be open each morning until evening.

Golden Age Group. 

The next phase has arrived for those of us who have been cocooning. We can have up to six people in our homes and for those of over seventy they must wear face masks and gloves ,but still with social distancing and still no hugs from our grandchildren. I know we have to stay within the guidelines to stay safe but it extremely hard ,especially for those with young grandchildren whom we cannot hug or take up on our knee, Some have grandchildren who were born since the pandemic and this time can never be recovered. I personally will stay put and bide my time. Hopefully things will get going again and a time come when there are no deaths and no new cases of Covid 19. New Zealand have declared a Covid 19 free zone .God Bless all those workers of every description who are keeping us fed watered and catered for. We look forward to a better time and thank God for keeping us safe.

Covid 19 

Covid 19 community outreach champion is now available in your County to link local Community groups and volunteers. To those people cocooning or in need of support at this time, you can contact your local champion for Leitrim ,Karen Dolan on 087 7167593 or email kdolan@ldo.ie The local authority helpline is 071 9650473 and is open from 8am to 8pm. Seven days a week


During the current covid 19 ( coronavirus ) pandemic MABS have suspended all face to face appointments, this includes outreach appointments. However we are still working on files and progressing cases. If anyone is worried as a result of Covid 19 about their finances or just worried about money , they can contact 076 1072630. Or they can email ballinamore@mabs.ie if you need to speak to a money adviser. We will continue to update our covid 19 information on the MABS website www.mab.ie and the MABS money advise and budget service face book page . MABS is a free and confidential service for anyone who is in debt, including mortgage debt. Leitrim MABS ,Ballinamore , Co. Leitrim. Covering all of County Leitrim.


If you have any news item that you would like included in the Drumsna notes of The Leitrim Observer please email me at the email address above or call 087 7670788, before Sunday evening.

Annaduff G.A.A.

Annaduff G. A. A. club have launched a weekly 50/50 draw fundraiser. Each 50/50 entry costs two Euro or three entries for five Euro. The first draw took place on Sunday week last May 31st filmed live by Sinead Guckian outside Taylor’s pub ,Drumsna, with James Faughnan pulling the winning ticket ,David Mc Hugh being the lucky winner of the 200 Euro. Last Sunday’s draw took place live outside of Cox’s Steak House ,Dromod filmed by Darren Cox with the winning ticket being pulled out by Eugene Cox and the winner of the 200 Euro this week was Cathal Harte . Each draw  will be shown live on the Annaduff G.A.A. facebook page and next week’s draw will be live outside of Mc Loughlin’s Pub Drumsna at 5 oclock. Play online at www.annaduffgaa.ie/fifty

The G.A.A. Club will also be collecting used clothes at a later date, so if you are clearing out the wardrobe keep that in mind . Be safe.

Leaving Cert Students.

This is for the attention of all leaving cert students and their parents. In the face of all the uncertainty in the third level sector, especially in relation to accommodation in the Cities, you may be considering taking a year out and staying closer to home and working. This would be an ideal time to complete the IT course in Drumshanbo. You will be using Microsoft teams, class note book and Moodle which should mean you will be well equipped for dealing with blended learning ( combination of online classes and traditional classes ) in College which will undoubtably be a feature of all third level courses in the future. The course also offers and opportunity to use PLC points to get into Universities as well as the vast majority of Its. Places will be offered to learners who are suitable for the course based on the date we receive the application. Online applications are being accepted by registering with fetchcourses.ie and search for course 282532. There will only be twenty places on the course. Queries to phyllisheduans@msletb.ie

Eco-Garden Tours.

With a new pandemic progr0mme , Leitrim Eco-Living is offering one hour guided tours of the food gardens. These are by appointment only, for up to five people at a time starting on June 20th. The wildlife friendly permaculture gardens feature unusual crops, organic growing, composting,  no dig raised beds, heritage fruit trees, polytunnels, water conservation, rainwater collection, etc. Seeing all the abundance , visitors may reconsider that this is ‘’poor land ‘’; Location is 5km north of Drumsna .For further information and bookings contact 0719 616254.

About the Author