Stephen Faughnan: The death of Stephen Faughnan, Santry and formerly of Clooncliva, Mohill who died on July 14th 2013 at St. Francis’s Hospice, Raheny is deeply mourned by his wife Enda, son John Paul, daughter Margaret, brother Peter, son-in-law Dermot, daughter-in-law Elaine, grandchildren Conor, Kate, Emma and Harry, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, former colleagues and a large circle of friends. Stephen, a retired Chief Superintendent of an Garda Siochana where he was held in the highest esteem was a gentleman of deep faith, a great family man who loved coming back to Lovely Leitrim. He had a wealth of knowledge from yesteryear. We shall miss all that but remember his warm smile and firm handshake. His removal took place to the Church of the Holy Child, Whitehall for Requiem Mass and was representative of all sections of the community who came to pay their final respects and to sympathise with his dear wife and family to whom we also offer our deepest sympathy. “Those we hold dear never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they showed, the comfort they shared and the love they brought into our lives”. Go raibh leaba aige i measc na Naomh. RIP.
Mohill Community Network: Thanks the people of Mohill for the big effort being made to keep our town and approach reads looking so well. Visitors have remarked on the colourful hanging baskets and freshly painted buildings. Keep up the good work. Thanks to Gerry Stenson, Stenson’s Hardware, for his generous donation and also to Maura and Gene Baxter, Centra, for the freshly baked scones which we had after we finished our work on Saturday morning. Charity Shop: The next charity shop in Mohill will be held in the Canon Donohoe hall this Friday, July 26th from 10am to 3pm. Great bargains guaranteed! On the day we will also be selling the new edition of the Mohill Phone Directory. All proceeds from the charity shop will go to the Mohill Family Support Centre. Thank you for your support.
Mohill Phone Directory: The new Mohill Phone Directory will be on sale from this week. Our thanks to all the local people who gave us phone numbers for inclusion in the directory, volunteered their time to check the numbers for accuracy, or helped to assemble the finished product. A special word of thanks to Aimee Costello for her help. Proceeds from the sale of the directory will go to help run the Mohill Family Support Centre.
North West Hospice: Next Saturday July 27th cyclists of all ages and abilities will gather on the grounds of St. Patrick’s Church, Mohill at 10am for their “Annual Pilgrimage”, That is the South Leitrim 80K Race. Since it first began in 2007, this dedicated band of volunteers and cyclists have raised in excess of E130,000 for North West Hospice and local charities. If you are interested in taking part, contact Tracy on 087-7511743. Please come out and show your support to this very worthy cause. Thank you.
Walk for Talk: A Fundraising 6K Walk for Suicide Awareness and Prevention will take place from Cloone GAA Park to Aughavas GAA Park on Saturday July 27th at 2pm. Registration will take place at Cloone park at 1pm. All money raised will go to two worthwhile charities: STOP Suicide and AWARE. Your support would be much appreciated. A great day out is guaranteed. For further details see www.thewalkfortalksimplesite.com or check facebook.com/thewalkfortalk.
Mohill GAA Lotto: The draw on July 15th was held in Gordon’s with the jackpot at €13,800. Numbers drawn were 6, 12, 17, 22. There was no jackpot winner. Luck dip winners are as follows 1st €70 Teresa McCrann, Gortletteragh, 2nd €40 Hannagh Mee, Durmbore, Cloone, 3rd €20 Craig Clyne, Mohill. The draw on Monday July 22nd was held in O’Brien’s, Glebe St with the jackpot at €13,900. Thanking you for your support. Proceeds go to fund Mohill GAA Club. Congratulations to Laura Reynolds, Eslin who finished in sixth place in the woman’s 20K walk at the World Student Games which took place last week in Kazan, Russia. Keep up the good work. Thanks for keep Lovely Leitrim and Ireland high on the sports calendar.
Social Dancing: On this Thursday July 25th come and dance your cares away in J’s Hotel, Main St to the music of Michael Cleary and Breege Kelly. Doors open at 9:30pm. Door raffle. Refreshments served and licensed bar. Here you can greet old friends and welcome new ones. All are welcome.
Michael O’Ryan Gets the Pension: Some along to the Joe Mooney Summer School in Drumshanbo on Wednesday July 24th at 7pm sharp and witness poor Michael O’Ryan getting the pension. Luke Early from Mohill will take the part of Michael O’Ryan while two new members of the County Leitrim Percy French performing group Monica Mahon (nee Creegan) from Kilgrass and Karen Whitlow from Keshcarrigan will play the other parts. The build-up to Michael O’Ryan getting the pension is good fun and Luke does a great job. Percy French wasn’t just a great song writer but also a great writer of many hilarious sketches. Luke his songs, Percy’s sketches were based on his observations of everyday life.
Letter from the Front: New member Edel Palmer from Mohill will make her debut with the County Leitrim Percy French performing group where she joins J.P O’Dowd from Carrick-on-Shannon to perform the Percy French sketch, “Letter from the Front”. This will be part of the Co. Leitrim Percy French Show at the Joe Mooney Summer School in Drumshanbo on Wednesday July 24th 2013. The show will take place in the Methodist Church in Drumshanbo at 7pm sharp and will not exceed 2 hours with a short interval. Edel who performs solo with the Millennium Choir will also sing solo and be part of the chorus for other songs such as “Eileen Oge”, “Are Ya Right There, Michael?”, “The Darlin’ Girl from Clare” and many more. Tish Dunleavy and the members of the Co. Leitrim Percy French performing group are delighted to have Edel on board and look forward to performing with her.
Charity Shop: The Charity Shop in the Canon Donohoe Hall will be held this Friday July 26th from 10am- 3pm. Great bargains guaranteed. On the day they will also be selling the new edition of the Mohill Phone Directory. All proceeds from the charity shop will go to the Mohill Family Support Centre. Thank you for your support.
Birthday Greetings: Having celebrated her 102nd birthday, Mohill native Bridget Reilly McCahill is enjoying health and enjoys socialising with family and friends when they call to see her at St. Patrick’s Nursing Home, New York where she is resident. Bridget was born in Gortnalug, Mohill but emigrated to New York in her teens where she met and married Patrick McCahill, a native of Co. Cavan who sadly died many years ago. RIP. They were blessed with two sons: Reverend Fr. Patrick McCahill and Francis McCahill. On her 100th birthday, she received a special letter from President Obama and his wife, Michelle wishing her a very happy birthday. “You have witnessed great milestones in our nation’s history and your life represents an important part of the American story. As you reflect upon a century of memories, we hope that you are filled with tremendous pride and joy”, the letter added. Bridget, you are fondly remembered here in Mohill by the Wynne family and in Drumshanbo North by Mae Reilly McKiernan and her family. May you continue in good health to enjoy many more happy years with family and friends. “No age is old when you reach it”. Deo gratias.
Show News: If you haven’t gotten your schedule of Classes for Mohill’s 86th annual Agricultural Show on Sunday August 18th next, please contact Mohill Show Office today- 071-9631007/087-2054746/086-871025. The Schedule outlines the great variety of classes in all sections including a special edition for Junior Show. Of course, the big news from Mohill Show Committee is their decision to host their Show Party on the Saturday night following Show Day- Saturday August 24th in J’s Hotel with the fabulous “Unstable” providing the music. So call to Mohill Show Office today for your schedule as entries close on Thursday August 8th.
Annaduff Parish Gathering: The Fundraising committee of the Annaduff Parish Gathering have left no stone unturned to make next weekend a memorable one for all the Annaduff natives who are coming back for the Gathering. Historical tours, musical evenings. Lunch may be had at Cox’s Steak House, Dromod after the tour. Booking is advisable at 071-96-38234. Saturday evening Ceili Mor in the GAA Centre. Church Services on Sunday. Drumsna Mass 9:30am, Annaduff 11am. Service at St. Ann’s Church of Ireland at 10am. 3:30pn tour of Historic Village of Drumsna. You name it, there’s something for everyone. Patricia will bring the children on their own magical tour of Fairland. Please inform your family and friends of this great weekend when you can take a walk down Memory Lane and enjoy the craic.