Annaduff / Drumsna / Jamestown Defibrillator Group: Are holding a Church Gate Collection on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August. Anyone wishing to be trained to use Defib please contact 086 2639759. Bingo continues in Drumsna Community Centre on Thursday night at 9 p.m.
Lough Derg Day Pilgrimage date changed: Annual Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg now takes place on Sunday 15th September instead Sunday 1st September Bookings now being taken with a deposit of €40. Contact Maura Ward at 9624353, Maura Faughnan at 9624540 or Irene Beirne at 9624351.
St. Mary’s Church, Annaduff: Masses in St. Mary’s Church, Annaduff as follows: Monday 7 p.m. followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 8 p.m. Holy Hour Duty: Pauline Talbot, Mary McHugh, Eileen Maxwell : Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 a.m. Friday (First Friday) 9 a.m., Saturday Vigil Mass 7 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. The sick of the Parish will be visited on Friday as usual.
DRUMSNA comhaltas: DRUMSNA C.C.E. are holding a function in support of the Leitrim’s Rose of Tralee, Edwina Guckian, in McLoughlins, Drumsna on Friday next 2nd August. Admission optional.
The Parish and G.A.A. Lotto: Draw will be held in Duignans, Drumsna on Sunday next 4th August with a jackpot of €5,000.
ANNADUFF PARISH GATHERING: The above has been a huge success starting with the welcome home concert in Annaduff Community Centre on Friday night which was opened and blessed by Fr. John Wall, P.P., and Ruth Waller, Church of Ireland where there was a selection of top class local talent from drama to recitations, singing dancing to a packed Centre. The M.C. was singer an songwriter, Fionnoula Maxwell. Saturday the historical bus tour with Des Guckian was enjoyed very much by the many who took part, and afterwards there was a meal in Cox’s Steakhouse, Dromod. In the afternoon the Francis Lynch Memorial Children’s Football Blitz and boxty making took place. The day finished off with a Ceili in Annaduff Community Centre under the direction of Kathleen Moffatt. Sunday morning the Gathering Masses took place in Annaduff and Drumsna with Fr. John Wall. At Drumsna Mass at 9.30 a.m. four of the oldest citizens were honoured. 3.30 p.m. Noel Duignan led a walking tour of Drumsna Village. Patricia O’Reilly led a Children’s tour of Fairyland. 5 p.m. in Drumsna Community Centre, Sinead Guckian welcomed everyone where they were entertained by locals to a very funny and enjoyable act, entitled “The Wake”. They were also joined by Musicians Irene Guckian and Brian Mostyn. The talented Leitrim Rose of Tralee, Edwina Guckian, showed off her sean-nos dancing steps. The day finished with an enjoyable Social in Duignan’s, Drumsna. 7 p.m. Bishop Colm O’Reilly blessed the newly refurbished Church of St. Mary’s, Annaduff, led by Andrew Reynolds (son of Hilary Kangley) and the beautiful Choir followed by refreshments in Annaduff N.S. At 5 pm the in Community Centre on Quay street, Sinead Guckian welcomed the large crowd who were then entertained by our very talented locals who were joined by musicians Brian Mostyn and Irene Guckian as they acted out a scene from the nineteen twenties, entitled ‘’the Wake’’ amid much a hilarity and enjoyment. The Wake Photos.At 3.30pm Noel Duignan took a large crowd on a walking tour of the Historical village of Drumsna, with much fun at the quiz afterwards, Patricia O’Reilly entertained the children in ‘’Fairyland’’ where they were enthralled by the fairy story of Crowhill.