W/E 21st June 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 .The Churches will be open each morning until evening.

Golden Age Group.

I hope that everyone in the group is well and happy. I myself have not ventured into a shop yet. I think I will wait for the next phase just to be sure. When we do get back to normal ( and we will please God ) we will have so much to tell each other ,so many days out and holidays to catch up on. Please stay positive and  keep well it will be worth it all in the end.

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.

Bonfire Night.

The tradition of bonfires all around the country is an old and much enjoyed occasion both by young and old.  This year is a bit different with Covid 19 taking over our lives. A note from Noel Duignan tells me that the bonfire will be at the quay side per usual with lighting of same taking place at 9pm. Social distancing will of course take place and with plenty of room to do just that we hope that the tradition will be enjoyed by those who are able to come along.


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.  Play online at Annaduff  g.a.a.iefifty This weeks draw took place live at Mc Loughlin’s Bar , Drumsna with Teasie Mc Loughlin pulling the winning ticket, also present were Micheal O’ dowd , James Faughnan, Kevin Ludlow, Barry Guckian, with live filming by Sinead Guckian. The winner of two hundred and ten Euro was Tadg Mc Cormack and congratulations to him. The next draw will be live outside the Brandywell Bar and restaurant Dromod on Sunday next at 5pm. Don’t forget to get your ticket , if your not in you cant win.

Our 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.

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