W/E 17th April 2022

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Church News 

 The Church in Drumsna will be open each day from morning until evening for private prayer. There will be no Mass in Drumsna on tomorrow ,Thursday April 14th instead we will have Mass here on Easter Sunday at 11.30am thanks to Father Francis Garvey, Reader  Katherine Mc Kiver. Father Garvey will also Bless the Easter Holy Water which will be left at the Altar along with bottles for people to bring home. There are also Blessed Palm crosses in front of the Altar for taking away.

Drumsna Church.

The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Drumsna has had a face lift ! The bell tower which was badly impacted by years of dead leaves, Crow’s nests and other debris has been cleaned both outside and inside with a fine job of plastering in the front porch and a new paint job and a light that can be switched on and a barring order for the crows! The front door as well as the inner door have also been painted. We also now have a refurbished Sacristy and new toilet on ground level which is certainly a must these days. This  is also wheel chair friendly. The old toilet downstairs and down steps was put in years ago when details like that didn’t seem to matter. The work was carried out by Ray Cox and his team of men. None of this would have been possible without the instigation of one man , Micheal O’ Dowd from Belmont. Micheal together with the ladies on the Drumsna end of the Parish council have done trojan work to get this job finished for Easter. Thanks also to Liam Faughnan and the Annaduff end of the Parish Council who kindly came down to look  before we started and agreed that we did indeed need this work done. So a big thank you to everyone for all the effort and input. Well done.

 Church Notice

The Diary for  Priests covering for our P. P. Fr. J. Wall, Annaduff is in Carrick-on-Shannon for easy access to the priests who are kindly saying our Masses etc.  Those wishing to book Mass, Baptism  or weddings for this area should book through the Parish office St. Mary’s,  Kiltoghert at 071 9620118

Chaplet of Mercy.

The Chaplet of Mercy was given to Sister Faustina to be said at all times throughout the year but especially on the nine days before the feast of Mercy which is on the Sunday after Easter. This year the first day of the Novena is on Good Friday. Jesus promises by this novena’’ I will grant every possible grace for souls’’. There are leaflets and books available to take away from Drumsna and Annaduff Churches.

Annaduff G.A.A. 50/50

Annaduff G.A.A. is asking you to support our weekly 50/50 draw. You can enter online @annaduffgaa.ie/fifty/  The weekly prize is 50% of the ticket money collected that week. All draws are live at 5pm each Sunday on Annaduff G.A.A. F.B. page Please tick the ‘’plays-Every Week’’ to ensure you are in it to win. Thank you from Annaduff G.A.A.

The  Annaduff G.A.A. 50/50 draw  was  held at the beautiful water feature in Dromod on Sunday last April 10th with James Faughnan presiding , last week’s winner Ross O’ Shea  pulled the winning ticket which was number 68 and the winner was  Darragh Burke who won 220 euro congratulations to Darragh . Next week’s draw will be in Annaduff on Easter Sunday at 5pm.


Annaduff N.S. Enrolment

Annaduff National School enrolment for junior infants for the school year 2021/22 is now taking place . Please email the school at annaduffias@gmail.com or telephone 071 9624416 to request an enrolment pack.

Leitrim C.C.E. Fleadh Cheoil.

Fleadh Cheoil Liatroma takes place on April 23rd/24th 2022 in Gaelscoil Liatroma, Carrick-on-Shannon.  For further details contact Lorraine at lorrainesweeney@gmail.com

The Golden age group.

There will be a meeting of the above at three pm today Wednesday April 13 . All members are requested to attend and bring their scripts for the May Madness Ball drama. Our ‘’ May Madness’’ Ball which after two years absence will be back with a bang in The Bush hotel , Carrick on Tuesday night May 3rd. The play is written and produced by Bernie Gill and is entitled ‘’New Neighbours.’’ The cast consists of most of our members and is set in the 1950,s.There will also be refreshments ,raffle, with dancing to Carmel and Glenside Country starting at 8pm.Admission is 10 Euro and everyone is welcome.


Sympathy is extended to Catherine and Micheal Gill and family Headford, Drumsna on the death of Catherine’s mother Mrs Eily Buckley ,Scartaglen ,Co. Kerry . The late Ms Buckley was predeceased by her husband Dan and Daughter Mary and is survived by her daughters Catherine, Eileen and Sheila, her son Jeremiah, sister Breda, sons -in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, brother-in-law relatives and friends.

May her soul rest in peace .Amen.

Ballinamore Library.

 Ballinamore Library on Friday April 22nd at 8pm will host it’s first live event since Covid 19 pandemic Dr. Liam Mc Niff will present his research on the killing of Drumreilly Methodist farmer John Harrison in Aprill1921.

Brave Men.

Niall Daniells from Belmount Heights Drumsna together with his nephew Mathew travelled to Ukraine with a consignment of 20 tons of premium Irish food donated by a host of Irish companies  to aid the Bia do Ukraine initiative on Wednesday last with Musgraves and Super Value supporting this humanitarian trip. We wish them a safe journey there and back and well done to them.

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