Trocaire door to door fundraisers will be in the area during July and August. The fundraisers are clearly identifiable as they will be carrying photo ID and wearing a blue branded jacket. The purpose of the visit is to raise awareness of the work that Trocaire does and to ask people if they would like to support Trocaire with a monthly direct debit. To find out more about Trocaire’s work, you can visit the website at

Trocaire door to door fundraisers will be in the area during July and August. The fundraisers are clearly identifiable as they will be carrying photo ID and wearing a blue branded jacket. The purpose of the visit is to raise awareness of the work that Trocaire does and to ask people if they would like to support Trocaire with a monthly direct debit. To find out more about Trocaire’s work, you can visit the website at

40th Jubilee: 
In union with his parishioners in Bornacoola and many friends, I wish to congratulate Fr. Gerry O’Brien P.P on celebrating forty years of priesthood and to mark this occasion, Fr. Gerry will celebrate Mass in St. Michael’s Church, Bornacoola after which a great night’s entertainment is planned to take place in Bornacoola Community Centre. All are welcome to come and enjoy the night and to wish Fr. Gerry every blessing to continue his Ministry in good health and to thank him for being with all of us during our sorrows and joys. A true friend from whom we have all received many blessings and best wishes. “Many are called but few are chosen”.

Mohill GAA Lotto:
The draw on July 1st was in Casey’s, Bridge Street with the jackpot at €13,700. The numbers drawn were 2, 3, 4, 13. There was no jackpot winner. Lucky Dip winners as follows 1st €70 Declan Wynne, Eslin, 2nd €40 Sid Kearins, Mohill, 3rd J.S.H, Mohill. The draw on July 8th was held in John James, Glebe St with the jackpot at €13,800. Thank you for your support. Proceeds go to fund the club. “If you are not in, you can’t win”.

Basketball Camps:
From July 15th- 20th, come and have fun at the basketball camps in Mohill Sports Complex with 6-12 year olds from 10am-1pm and 12-18 year olds from 2-5pm. Free basketball for every participant. For further information tel Charlene on 086-2692977.

Bornacoola GAA Club:
On next Sunday July 14th, the club are holding their annual Sports Day starting with a 5K Run/Walk with Mass at 1:30pm followed by a fun day of sport activities for all the family. A great day for meeting old friends and for taking a walk down Memory Lane. Come along and bring a friend. The more, the merrier. All are welcome.

Peg Wass (Reilly):
It was with deep regret I learned of the death of Peg Wass, Shannagh Grove, Mohill who died in Sligo General Hospital on July 1st 2013. She was predeceased by her husband Bill a short time ago. RIP. Peg was a lady of deep faith, a wonderful wife, sister, auntie and neighbour. It was always a joy to meet her and relive her stories from yesteryear. She went to England as a young girl, met and married Bill. Their home was always welcoming and thanks to their hospitality, many young Irish emigrants got work in England. Bill and Peg returned to England years ago. We will miss them but remember their great love and generosity. 
Her removal to St. Patrick’s Church and Requiem Mass was very well attended. The beautiful music added to the solemnity of this sad occasion. Our sympathies are with her sisters, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, neighbours and their extended families. “Those we hold most 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”. May her dear soul Rest in Peace.

Sean McGuinness:
The unexpected death of Sean McGuinness, Drumhanny, Mohill on July 4th 2013 has caused widespread regret in the whole community. Sean was the dearly loved husband of Tess. A great family man who was a very active member of the community, past president of St. Vincent de Paul and Mohill Agricultural Show Committee, you name it, Sean was always around to give sound advice. His great love of horses has made him many friends who shall miss him remember his expertise. 
The very large attendance of mourners who called to his house, removal to St. Patrick’s Church and again at his Requiem Mass on Sunday last was indeed testimony to the very high esteem in which he and his dear wife, Tess, sons, daughters, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, sisters, brother and sister-in-law and extended families were held by the community and to whom we offer our sympathy. “People will walk in and out of your life but only loved ones leave footprints on your hearts”. “Go raibh leaba aici i measc na Naomh. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis”.

Orienteering Evening:
An Orienteering Evening League will take place in Derrycarne Woods, Annaduff on Wednesday July 10th and 17th. This league will suit beginners, walkers, families and buggies. No knowledge of the sport is needed to take part. Free tution will be given to new beginners. Two courses are available for beginners and seniors. Open registration from 6pm to 7:15pm. Cost per entry only €5.
Come with your friend or family and enjoy a lovely walk in the woods while learning a new skill and being active. Check out Sligo Orienteering Club on Facebook or ring 087-2657630 after 6pm for more details. Route will be signposted from the Carrick Road and Dromod Roundabout using the white and orange orienteering markers.Why not put your new skill to use by coming to Cloonchair Woods, Lough Rynn, Mohill on Sunday July 14th for an Orienteering Competition from 12 to 2pm. There will be a beginners and advanced course. Cost €5 per entry. Will be signposted from Mohill using the white and orange orienteering markers.

Teresa Hamill:
There was widespread regret here in Mohill Bridge Club on hearing of the death of Teresa Hamill, Ballinamore who for years was a dedicated member of our club. Teresa was a brilliant bridge player who will be fondly remembered for her gentle unassuming ways and her death has left a void in our club. Our sympathies are with her beloved family and all who mourn Teresa at this sad time. “She is gone no further from us than to God”. May her gentle soul Rest in Peace.

Social Dancing:
On this Thursday night July 11th, come to J’s Hotel, Main Street and dance the night away to JxS Sound. Doors open at 9:30pm. Dancing from 10- 12:30. Door raffle. Licensed bar and refreshments served.

Silver for Shane:
Our warmest congratulations to Shane Gaffney, Mohill on winning a silver medal at the Royal Irish Acamedy of Music for Advanced Pianoforte Recital at the examination held in 2013. We wish Shane continued success as he furthers his music studies in Galway. “Education is for life. It is no load”.

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations to Julie Bradshaw, Main St, Mohill and Stewart Fairbairn, Cootehill on their marriage which took place in St. Mary’s Church, Mohill on Friday June 28th. The ceremony was performed by Canon Bill Atkins followed by a reception for the many guests in Lough Rynn Castle, Mohill. Wishing Julie and Stewart every happiness in the future.

Autumn Tours:
Lakeland Counties Autumn Tours are holding their four day Autumn Tour this year from Thursday, August 22nd to Sunday, August 25th inclusive. Coach will pick you up in Rooskey and other locations on Thursday morning. Coach will stay with parishioners for duration of tour which will take you around the Lakeland counties of Fermanagh, Cavan and Monaghan. For pick up points, you can call Eileen on 086-3702547.

Bridget Reynolds:
There was widespread regret on hearing of the death of Bridie Reynolds, beloved wife of the late Ned, Esker, Aughamore who died on June 24th 2013 in St James’s Hospital, Dublin. Bridie was a wonderful wife, mother, granny, sister and most obliging neighbour. She was a lady of deep faith who always had a smile for everyone and a cuppa. She will be sadly missed. 
The very large attendance at her removal to Drumsna Church, her Requiem Mass and burial in Annaduff cemetery was testimony to the high esteem in which she, her dear family and friends were held by the whole community and to whom I offer my deepest sympathy. “She was a mother so very rarely content in her home and always there. On Earth, she toiled. In Heaven, she rests. God Bless you, Bridie. You were one of the best”.

Eucharistic Adoration:
There is Eucharistic Adoration every Thursday here in St. Patrick’s Church, Mohill from 10:30am- 10pm. You are welcome to come and make a visit. “The more we receive in silent prayer, the more we can give in our active life”.

Meet and Train Bootcamps for Females: 
Leitrim Sports Partnership is delighted to continue the women “Meet and Train Bootcamps for Females” programme. The project will offer women the opportunity to take part in a number of activities over the 6weeks. This programme will be a custom designed outdoor exercise project that will be delivered in Lough Rynn Castle Hotel, Mohill. Due to the success of last years programme, Mohill’s bootcamp will be continuing on Wednesday, July 17th at 7.30pm. The cost of this programme to participants is just €20 for the 6 weeks. For further information, please contact Leitrim Sports Partnership on 071 9650498 or by email or checkout our facebook page Leit sporting.

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 27 July at 2pm. Registration will take place at Cloone Park at 1pm. All monies raised will go to two worthwhile charities STOP suicide and Aware. For futher details or check out our Facebook page Your support would be greatly appreciated and a great day out for friends and family is guaranteed.