W/E 5th July 2020

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Church News 

The Churches in both Drumsna and Annaduff will be open each morning until evening.

As most of you probably know our Church in Drumsna was broken into on Sunday week last, Nothing was taken but an amount of damage was done i.e. broken window and smashed door .  The CCTV was also interfered  with ,but thankfully it is still intact.  Thanks to The Gardai for their promptness in coming to the scene, also to Michael O’ Rourke Security and Seamus and Michael Bohan for their help with repairs. Thanks also to all of those people who have sent texts offering help for when our Church services are in operation again.

Golden Age Group.

Hello Friends , We are into another stage/ phase of Covid 19. I hope that you are all doing well and if you have ventured out into the shops that you are wearing a face mask. Maybe we will have a social distance meeting out doors somewhere ,sometime soon just to catch up and to see each other.  Keep the spirits up as we deal with this unknown enemy. We still have to continue with our lives, plans and hopes and as the song says ’We’ll meet again some fine day’.

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.

National Spring Clean.

The National Spring clean week is later than usual this year due to Covid 19 commencing July fourth. There is no Tidy Towns competition but it is essential that we keep our village looking good . Most hoseholders in the village have already started the clean up with lots of painting, weeding etc., going on .There is  a designated date i.e, Saturday July 11th weather permitting if you would like to  come out to help with the litter picking and general tidying. Litter pickers and bags , can be got for free from the Garden Centre. Please be careful and wear gloves.

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 Duignan’s Bar Lounge and Restaurant on Sunday last with Judge James Faughnan presiding, and  the winning ticket pulled by Gabriel Duignan. The winner of two hundred Euro was Gerard Mc Nulty, Fargrim and congratulations to him. The next draw will be live outside Niall Lyons Recovery Service, Corrick, on Sunday next July 5th 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 from 10am until 11am on Saturday next July 4th at the club grounds, so if you are clearing out the wardrobe keep that in mind . Be safe.

Eco-Garden Tours.

With a new pandemic programme , 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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