Very Reverend James Joseph Kelly: It is with deep regret the people of Mohill learned of the death of Fr Jimmy Joe Kelly, formerly from Bridge Street, Mohill and St. Bernadete’s Church, Clogher Road, Dublin who died in the loving care of the staff of St. John’s Hospital, Dublin on June 9th 2013. Fr Jimmy Joe as he was affectionately called was respected and loved by all his parishioners as was evident by the very large attendance at his removal to St. Bernadette’s Church. His concelebrated Requiem Mass and his burial in the new cemetery here in Mohill where large crowds gathered to pay their final respects and to sympathise with his sister Kitty, nephews, nieces, their extended families and all who mourn Fr. Jimmy Joe at this sad time. He is gone no further from us than to God. “Go raibh leaba aige i measc na naomh”. “Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis”.
Ruby Wedding Anniversary: Our warmest congratulations to JJ and Margo Carley, Furnace, Dromod on celebrating their Ruby Anniversary with family and friends last week. We all wish JJ and Margo continued good health and every blessing as they look forward to their 50th. “Share your happiness with others and it will be multipled”.
Naula Gannon (Maguire): The death took place on June 13th 2013 of Nuala Gannon, beloved wife of Pat, Rathfarnham, Dublin and formerly of Mohill. Her Requiem Mass took place on Monday at 12 noon in the Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham where large crowds attended to bid their final farewells and to sympathise with her husband, Pat and family. Remembering when Nuala and Pat lived here in Mohill, they were always active members in the community. Their home was always welcoming and it was always a joy to meet them. Our sympathies are with her sister Clora, nephews, nieces and family circle. “Those we love remain with us for love itself lvies on and cherished memories never die because a loved one’s gone”. May her gentle soul Rest in Peace.
Vera Shannon: There was deep regret here in Mohill on hearing of the death of Vera Shannon, beloved wife of the late John, formerly of Bridge Street, Dublin who died June 7th 2013 in Dublin. We all remember Vera and John when they were in business at Bridge Street. They missed by all their customers when they moved to Dublin. Our sympathy is with her daughter, grandchildren and all who mourn Vera at this sad time. “To live on in the hearts of those who love you is not to die”. May her dear soul Rest in Peace.
Martin and Bernadette Wed: We send warmest congratulations to Bernadette McGowan, Clooncarne, Bornacoola and Martin Walsh, Drumard, Co. Longford who were united in matrimony in St. Michael’s Church, Bornacoola recently. Following the ceremony a reception for family and friends was enjoyed at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon. Their many friends wish to join with me in wishing Martin and Bernadette a long and happy life filled with love and every blessing now and in the future.
Calling Young Writers: Do you write stories or poetry? Then Carrick-on-Shannon’s children’s Literature Festival will welcome you. They intend to publish a book called “Wilo Words” which will contain a selection of pieces submitted by young people. Helen Carr, editor with O’Brien Press and Anna Grey, author of “The Real Rebecca” will run a two-day writing course for ten of the authors contained in the book. Young writers aged 14 to 18 years should submit their piece as a word document attachment in an email to email@example.com Deadline is June 30th 2013. More info from the Reading Room.
New Shop Opened in Mohill: Knitted Treasures and Co is a new shop now open in Mohill. You can find us next door to Kilrane’s Butchers on Glebe Street. Knitting classes are held on a Thursday evening from 6-8pm. The cost is €50 for 6 lessons. We cater for all abilities from beginner to advanced. Knitted Treasure and Co. is open from 10am to 5:30pm Tuesday to Saturday. We are looking for skilled craft people to teach their craft on an evening. All clean crafts will be considered. Call Sue on 085-284-2632 to book your class or for more information.
Social Dancing: This Thursday night June 20th, come and dance your cares away in J’s Hotel, Main Street to the music of “Showbud”. Doors open at 9:30pm. Licenced bar, door raffle and refreshments. Come and bring a friend and enjoy Mohill’s hospitality.
Mohill Basketball Clubs: A big thank you and congratulations from Mohill Basketball Club to Nicola Logan, Sinead Rogers and Sarah Mulligan who completed the Flora Mini-Marathon in Dublin and raised over €500 for the club. The Basketball Camps are starting July 16th 2013. For more details ring 086-3546930.
Show Thanks: Mohill Agricultural Show Committee wish to thank all those who supported their Table Quiz on Friday night last, especially those who took part on the night and to all who sent donations. Gerry Kilrane did a superb job as Quizmaster and the Committee thank him and all who assisted with the correcting and selling raffle tickets. Many thanks to all who donated Raffle Prizes: Frank and Mary Reynolds, Johnny Rowley, Eugene and Maura Baxter, Centra, Bernie and Peggy Reilly, Keelagh, Michael and Maura Mahon, Rosdwan, Joe Farrell, J’s Hotel, Bridie and Sean McIntyre and Helen Faughnan. The winning team was Martina and Padraig Reilly, Stephen McGushin and Niall Fuaghnan with the Runners Up Luke and Ann Early, Ann Staunton and Francis McGowan. Finally the Committee extend their gratitude to Joe Farrell and Staff in J’s Hotel for their assistance and co-ioperation. Many thanks to all for their support.
Collection for NCBI: The annual church gate cillection in aid of the Leitrim Branch of the Irish Council for the Blind will be taken up at Mohill Church on Saturday and Sunday June 15th and 16th next.
Charity Shop: The Mohill Family Support Centre is opening a charity shop in the Canon Donohoe Hall for one day only on Friday June 28th from 10am-3pm. They would be grateful if people could donate any items in good and re-usable condition, especially clothes, shoes, books, baby items and school uniforms. Please leave your items into the Canon Donohoe Hall at any time. If the shop goes well, they will endeavour to run it once a month. Your support will be much appreciated. Every little helps.
Sympathy: The people of Mohill wish to join me in sympathising with Mrs Bella Boyle, Treanmore, Mohill on the death of her nephew, David Whelean, Rathfarnham, Dublin who died last week. Our sympathies are with his father, brothers, sister and family circle. “To live on in the hearts of those who love you is not to die”. May he Rest in Peace.
Garry Martin: Our smpathies are with Majella Higgins, Carrick Road, Mohill on the death of her nephew, Garry Martin, Cavan who died in England last week. Our sympathy is also with his parents and extended family. “Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on and cherished memories never die because a loved one’s gone”. May his dear soul Rest in Peace.
Hunt School: Mohill’s Hunt School, Castle Street will be holding School End of Year Celebrations on Friday June 21st at 1:30pm. Everyone welcome. For more information you can call 071-96-31326.
Leitrim Federation ICA News: All roads lead to Annaduff for the Annual General Meeting of Leitrim Federation of Irish Country Women’s Association. There will be a bring and buy sale for the Niall Mellon Fund and don’t forget the competition for a tea cosy. See you all there. Further information contact Rose on 086-1661177.
Bingo: There is Bingo every Monday night here in the Canon Donohoe Hall, Mohill commencing at 9pm. Some very valuable prizes to be won. Come and be lucky. Proceeds go to fund Hall expenses. All are welcome.
Mohill GAA Lotto: On June 10th 2013, the numbers drawn were 13, 26, 27, 28. There was no jackpot winner. The Lucky Dip winners are as follows: 1st €70 Gary Canning, Mohill, 2nd €40 Mattie Maguire, Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh, 3rd €20 Chloe and Mia Dolan, Ussaun, Mohill. The draw on Monday June 17th was held in Fitzpatrick’s, Main Street with the jackpot at €13,600. Thanking you for your support. If you are not in, you can’t win. Proceeds go to fund our club and help our young footballers.Congratulations to Aileen Flynn on being awarded Sports Person of the Year in Mohill Community College. Aileen plays a leading role in Mohill’s Ladies team and is also a very versatile and atheletics sports person. Keep up the good work. You are an inspiration to our youth. Well done.
Mohill Enterprise Centre: To whom it may concern, you can call Mohill Enterprise Centre if you wish to have your photocopying, printing or secretarial requirement seen to by responsible people. For more information you canc all 071-96-32004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Leitrim Observer Online: Leitrim Observer Newspaper has been covering the news and events of the county for over one hundred years. Microfilm copies of editions between 1904 and 2007 are available to researchers at the Local Studies section of Leitrim County Library, Ballinamore. Another option for accessing Leitrim Observer between 1904 and 2007 is to visit your local branch Library and log on to www.irishnewsarchive.com where one can either search or browse the digital archive. This facility is free once you are accessing it in one of the 9 Leitrim branch Libraries. It is also possible to search many other regional and national newspapers. The search capabilities of this Irish Newspaper Archives digital version are tremendous – why not give it a go and see for yourself. Mohill Library Opening Times: Mon: Closed. Tuesday/Thursday: 10 – 5 (lunch 2 – 3). Wednesday/Friday: 10 – 8 (lunch 2 – 3). Saturday: 9.45-3.15 (lunch 12.00 – 12.30).
Phone Directory for Mohill: Staff and volunteers at the Mohill Family Support Centre are working on the new 2013/2014 Mohill Phone Directory. If you wish to have your voluntary group of any kind, business, shop, or other service included please phone 071-9631253, text 086-8972404 or e-mail email@example.com anytime this coming week. Thank you.
Leitrim Rose supporters heading to the Dome: Tickets are on sale over the phone for and the number is 066 7121322 or they can be bought online at www.roseoftralee.ie. We don’t know what day Edwina will be on so some people are buying Monday and Tuesday night tickets. It is an event not to be missed! See you all there!