W/E 2nd August 2020

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Church News 

The Churches in both Drumsna and Annaduff will be open each morning until evening. The social distancing markers are in place in both Churches for when the Masses are resumed in the Parish at a later date.

Golden Age Group.

Hello Friends , We are now almost through the month of July and into August. I hope that each and every one is safe and still adhering to the guidelines. We won’t feel the time going now until our group can meet again still social distancing of course. It will be some time before we can take our holiday ,but it will happen and we can all look forward to having a lovely time together. In the meantime stay safe ,wear your mask and we will get through this strange time.

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.


Thanks is extended to all the people who came out for the National Spring clean on Saturday.  Many of you are taking care of your own patch and keeping the village tidy. Keep up the good work and stay safe.

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 Carrick Motor Facters with  Padraig Mc Loughlin pulling out the  ticket. The winner  was Micheal Gill, Headford, Drumsna .The prize money this week was  240 Euro Congratulations to Micheal and all concerned at the live  broadcast. The next draw will be live outside the premises of Francic Cox and Sons on Sunday next August 2nd at 5pm. Don’ forget to get your ticket  if you are  not in you cant win.


Our G.A.A. Club is also be collecting used clothes from 10am until 11am each Saturday at the club grounds, so if you are clearing out the wardrobe keep that in mind . Be safe.


Eco-Garden Tours.

Take the opportunity to see abundant food gardens created over the last five years on a hectare of so  called poor land. Author Alanna Moore is an Australian permaculture gardener with thirty five years  experience and is now welcoming visitors by appointment, The wildlife friendly permaculture gardens feature unusual crops including guinoa, buckwheat, and millet with organic growing, composting, no dig raised beds ,heritage fruit trees, poly tunnels, plant propagation, water conservation and portable rainwater collection etc., Visitors to the gardens have described them as  absolutely amazing and fantastic. Location is 5km north of Drumsna .For further information and bookings contact 0719 616254.

Drumsna Notes.

If you have any items that you would like included in the Drumsna Notes of the Leitrim Observer please email them to the above address or call/Text 087 7670788 before Sunday evening .

14th Annual Snorkel/fin/swim.

The fourteenth Annual Leitrim Sub Aqua club  Fin/snorkel/swim  takes place on Saturday August 29th on the beautiful River Shannon during the peak of Summer. It starts at the weir in Jamestown and proceeds down river over a meandering course back to Drumsna. There are two points during the swim that you have County Leitrim on your left hand and County Roscommon on your right. The river narrows to approximately 700 metres into the swim and there the current quickens to assist you. Registration (for those not already reg) takes place between 12.30 and 2pm at the quayside in Drumsna and 2pm until 2.30 at the Weir in Jamestown and  is open to all level of swimmers. Post swim hot and cold drinks will be available at the quayside in Drumsna for a small charge. The  charity will be decided nearer to the date of the event.


Thanks to all the very kind people who have wished Colleen Guckian well on the printing of her first novel ‘’And the sky didn’t fall’’ which will be out in The Reading Room , Carrick  (thanks Orla ) on Friday next and also on Amazon. It was on her bucket list for a long time and lockdown gave her the opportunity to fire ahead with it. Don’t worry none of you are in it ,it is purely a figment of her imagination with purely fictional characters  set in the 1940s and 1950s. It is written under her maiden name Colleen Mc Carthy .Thanks also to the editor of the Leitrim Observer for the coverage. I hope that anyone who reads it will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed the writing . I am now starting on my second and hope to have it out by Christmas.

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