Bus to All-Ireland Fleadh: A bus has been organised for those interested in supporting the Moylurg Ceili Band at the All-Ireland Fleadh in Derry on Sunday 18th August. The bus will depart from Elphin at 12 noon and also has a pick up point in Carrick-on-Shannon at 12:20. The bus will return from Derry on Sunday night. The cost is €20 per person and includes the bus and admission to the Ceili Band competition on Sunday evening. Those interested in booking a place should contact Vivian McDermott as soon as possible on (086) 0798429 or (071) 9635610.
SYMPATHY EXPRESSED: The death occurred on Sunday 28th of July of Joey Blessing, Lusk, Co Dublin at Beaumont Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was son of the late Joe and Bridget Blessing Dristernan and late of Crummy Drumcong. Joey is survived by his wife Louise, daughters Donna and Pamela, sons Joseph, Dermot, Graham, Mark, Gerard, and Paul, daughter in law, grand children and great grandson Dara, brothers Paddy, Drumcong, Kevin, Drumshanbo, Brendan, Bray, Vincent, Cork, Des ,Ennis, Ray, Australia, sisters Mai Conefrey Fenagh and Lily Nicolandos, Australia to whom we extend our deepest sympathy. The funeral Mass took place on Thursday at St MacCullins Church Lusk and Joey was laid to rest in Whitestown Cemetery Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. We also extend our sympathy to Mr. Jim McGovern, Dristernan on the death of his sister Mrs. Maura Beirne. The Funeral took place to Ballinamore Cemetery on Sunday last. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
COMMUNITY TEXT ALERT: Outstanding consent forms for Community Alert must be returned to John Moran’s shop by next weekend as the database will be closing.
ST.PATRICK’S NATIONAL SCHOOL OLD PHOTOGRAPHS: Do you have photographs of the following? 1997 6th Class Confirmation, 2001 First Communion Class, 1974-78 (inclusive) 5th/6th Class Confirmation or Groups. Please contact Fr.Peter Burke at 9641010.
CHILDHOOD DAYS SAYS THANKS: Childhood Days held a successful fundraising day during the Summer School when they opened a Continental style Café at the front of Laird House. The amount raised was €1,000 and we wish to thank everybody associated with this unique and successful occasion which was helped by the glorious summer weather and the large number of visitors to our town. A special thanks to the volunteers who looked after the needs of customers during the day ,to those who donated a wide variety of food and confectionary and to the general public who made the day by their generous support.
GOOD LUCK ANN- MARIE: Mutt Magic, Dog grooming, owned by Anne-Marie Lynch of Kilclare, is celebrating its 5th year in business. To coincide with the anniversary, the business has re-branded and re-located to a new shop unit at Barrack Square, Drumshanbo, straight across the road from the Garda Station. There will be a “Meet and Greet” event to celebrate the opening on Saturday, 10th August between 12pm - 4pm. Everybody welcome. Light refreshments available. We wish Anne Marie every success with this latest addition to the business life of the town.
YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL: Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, Thursday 15th- Sunday 18th August 2013 for 16 - 35 year olds. The festival includes inspiring talks, music, prayer, concert, workshops, dramas, share groups, reconciliation and healing service and Mass. For info on a bus from Leitrim: 086 8775036.
MAYFLOWER COMMUINITY CENTRE BOOKINGS: Anybody wishing to book the Community centre for an event, please contact Mary Gilhooly, Secretary on 086 1565665.
PILGRIMAGE TO MEdJUGORGE: Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 4th -11th October. Cost from € 520.For more details contact: 0449371787 / 0876851691.