Drumsna

Church News:
The Masses revert to St Mary’s Annaduff on Saturday of this week. Saturday and Monday 7pm.Tuesday, Wednesday ,Thursday 9am. It is hoped to continue with the usual Masses in Drumsna at 7pm on Friday and 9.30am on Sunday while renovations are being put in place. A period of Prayer and Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament will take place in St. Mary’s Church Annaduff after the 7pm Mass on Saturday July 13th for the protection of life in the womb.

Church News:
The Masses revert to St Mary’s Annaduff on Saturday of this week. Saturday and Monday 7pm.Tuesday, Wednesday ,Thursday 9am. It is hoped to continue with the usual Masses in Drumsna at 7pm on Friday and 9.30am on Sunday while renovations are being put in place. A period of Prayer and Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament will take place in St. Mary’s Church Annaduff after the 7pm Mass on Saturday July 13th for the protection of life in the womb.

Found: 
A rosary beads purse with rosary and small sum of money was found in Drumsna Church recently. Contact Colleen at 087 7670788.

The Annaduff Parish Gathering:
The Parish gathering is living up to it’s name with hundreds of Annaduff natives getting ready to converge on every end of the Parish for the last weekend in July. 
There is a wonderful menu of Traditional singing, dancing and music, Historical tours etc. The programme is almost complete and leaflets and posters will soon be ready. 
The weekend commences on Friday evening July 26th with a ‘’Welcome Home’’ evening in Annaduff G.A.A. Centre with well known singer and songwriter Fionnuala Maxwell as M.C. where the talent of the Parish will be on show.
On Saturday morning a bus tour covering the top end of the Parish will take place from 10am until 1pm led by Des Guckian who has published many books of interest, including Fr. Manning, The History of Annaduff G.A.A. The History of Annaduff called The Annals of Annaduff, a few copies of these books will be available on the day. 
The tour which starts in the car Park of St. Mary’s Church Annaduff includes visits to Co. Leitrim’s tidiest town, Dromod, Derrycarne, St. Ann’s Graveyard and the Abbey grounds together with references to many places in between. The bus costs 5 Euro per head. 
To book a place contact Des Guckian at 071 96 38397 or email dgucks@yahoo.com or Maura Ward at 071 9624353.Visitors may also like to avail of the Genealogy service provided by Des. 
All interested are asked to make contact as soon as possible. Lunch may be had in Cox’s Steak house Dromod at 1pm after the tour. Booking is advisable at 071 96 38234.
 Also on Saturday will be The Francis Lynch Memorial football blitz for National School children, there will be lots of interesting side shows at the pitch including Boxty making demo.
On Saturday evening at 8.30pm a Ceili Mor takes place in the G.A.A. centre for young and old, so get the dancing shoes ready.
Sunday morning sees ‘’Welcome to the Gathering’’Church Services with Mass in Drumsna at 9.30am, Service in St. Ann’s church of Ireland at 10am, Mass in Annaduff at 11am, Everyone is welcome to attend all or any of the Churches. There will then be a slot of free time until after lunch. 
At 3.30pm there will a walking tour of the Historical village of Drumsna led by Noel Duignan .Visit the Shannon Quay side, the Shannon side walk at the oldest bridge on the Shannon, the grave of ExplorerThomas Heazle Parke , the Robert Strawbridge Monument , the Inn where novelist Anthony Trollope commenced the writing of the Macdermots of Ballycloran, the Church of the Immaculate Conception with it’s beautiful stained glass windows and much more, Patricia O’Reilly will bring the children on their own magical tour of Fairyland at the same time. (If the weather is unfavourable a talk will take place instead of the walk). 
Afterwards everyone is invited to the Drumsna Community Centre for a step back in time where locals will re-enact some old time traditions and fun. You might even meet the future Rose of Tralee there. Light refreshments will be provided afterwards. 
It’s then on to Duignan’s for a social dancing session. Please inform your families and friends of this great weekend where you may meet some one that you have not seen for years. 
If you would like to volunteer to help out on the weekend please attend a meeting in Annaduff N.School on Monday July 13th at 9pm.

Bingo:
Bingo continues in the Community Centre Drumsna on Thursday night at 9pm.Last week’s winners included, Chris Murray, Eileen Beirne, Alan Spendlove. Raffle Michael Mahon,Kathleen Reynolds, Maureen Mc Loughlin.Free books Peter Reynolds, Roseleen Lynch.

G.A.A./Parish Lotto:
There was no winner of the G.A.A./Parish lotto. The numbers drawn were 8, 15, 16, 18. The winner of the €50 prize was Sarah Harte. The winners of the lucky dip are as follows Ray Cox, Sean Moffatt, Eileen Lavin, Sharon O’Keefe. The next draw is in McLoughlin’s, Drumsna with a jackpot of €4,900.