Mohill Community News

Easter Egg Raffle

Easter Egg Raffle

The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association would like to thank all those who contributed to the fundraising Easter Egg Raffle held in Fitzpatrick’s Bar, Mohill.

They would also like to thank the Fitzpatrick family and staff for allowing and promoting this raffle on their premises. The winner of the Easter Egg was Sean Guckian, Carrick Road, Mohill. Congrats Sean!

Protecting the Gift of New Life

This is the name of a new book by Mohill President David Logan that offers a Christian perspective on the gift of life with a focus on babies as well as after birth. It is bsed upon early Jewish and Christian sources, especially the Books of the Bible and also has lovely quotations from the late Pope John Paul II on the great treasure that life is. “This book would prove a very useful resource for teachers, disucssion groups and preachers.

It is a very fine reflection of the sacredness of life” as quoted by V Rev Michael Mullins P.P.D.D L.S.S, Waterford. We wish David every success with this new book. It is very informative and an inspiration for all to read. It is available at Lloyd’s Shop, Mohill and Paul’s, Mohill for only E2.50 per copy.


Ms. Agnes Mooney, Resource Worker with Brainwave Ireland is holding an informatio session and meeting people/family emmbers with epilepsy in the L.A.P.W.D Centre, Station Road, Mohill on Tuesday April 16th. To make an appointment please contact Agnes on 071-91-68725.

Sweet Spirit Country and Gospel Choir

The Co. Leitrim “Sweet Spirit Country and Gospel Choir”, based in Mohill and under the musical direction of Tish Dunleavy will perform its show in the Cornmill Theatre, Carrigallen on Friday April 12th at 8:30pm. Proceeds from this show will be donated to two very deserving causes - Leitrim-based “Stop Suicide” and Leitrim Multiple Sclerosisi.

Keep Friday April 12th free to come along and suppor tthe work of these two great organisations while at the same time enjoy this magnificient singing group. Bookings on 049-43399612 or email

Trocaire Boxes

To whom it may concern, Trocaire Boxes should be handed in by this weekend. Many thanks to all who have contributed so generously to help alleviate the hunger and distress of others. “Every little helps”.

Silage wrap collection

There will be a collection of waste silage plastic at Frank Reynolds’s Yard, Mohill on Monday April 15th between 9am and 5pm. For further information, contact FRS Network at 071-96-2781.

Mohill Bridge Club

Our congratulations to Marie Walpole and Ella Gannon who were the winners of the “Farrell Cup” at a competition held recently. Result of Bridge on April 3rd in J’s Hotel 1st Glen and Mary Lomas. 2nd Peg Beirne and Peg Logan. 3rd Kay Dolan, Mary Scollan tied with Annie Cox and Dorothy O’Connor. 4th Micheal Mahon and Teresa O’Reilly. There will be a competition this Wednesday April 10th for the James Dooner Plaque. Play commences at 7:45 in J’s Hotel.

Social Dancing

Come and enjoy a great night dancing in J’s Hotel this Thursday April 11th to the music of Glen Flynn. Doors open at 9:30am. Dancing until 12:30. Refreshments served. Licenced bar. Door raffle.

Nutritional Therapist

Gwen Fitzgibbon, Nutritional Therapist specialising in weight loss classes has now resumed in Cloone Community Centre. For further information please contact Gwen on 087-1432733.

Mohill GAA Lotto

The Lotto draw on April 2nd was held in Cusack’s, Main St. Numbers drawn 13, 15, 26, 29. There was no jackpot winner. Lucky Dip winners 1st €70 Kathleen Wynne, Coolebaun, Mohill, 2nd €40 Brendan Shanley, Shannagh, Mohill, 3rd €20 M O’Hartigan, Mohill.

The draw on Monday April 8th was held in O’Carolan’s, Glebe Street with the jackpot at €13,100. Thanking you for your support. Proceeds go to fund the club. The club send get-well wishes to Stephen Flynn. Sympathies of the club are with Padraig Tighe and family on the death of his mother and the Quinn and Tyrell families on the death of their Aunt Lily. To all who mourn at this sad time we offer our deepest sympathy. May they Rest in Peace.

Membership: Some players have not paid their membership and we wish to remind them that if they are not covered by insurance, they are not emmbers. Our registrar is Breege Gallagher.

Congratulations to our U-14 boys who had a well-earned win when they beat St. Brigid’s. The score was 4-11 to 4-6. Keep up the good work. Up Mohill.

Lough Rynn 10K

On Good Friday, the third Lough Rynn 10K road race took off in cold, dry and breezy conditions. The event which was organised by Leitrim Sports Partnership under AAI rules drew a field of over a hundred and thirty competitiors to the Mohill venue. There was a high standard of organisation with the event running off without any difficulties at what has proved to be a very suitable venue.

Congratulations to Clive Glancy, Carrick-on-Shannon A.C who had a runaway win on the day. Not forgetting our local winners who did us preoud Men Peter Logan, D. Wynne, Stephen Flynn, Peter Gaffey and John G. McGowan Muldowney. Ladies Susan O’Beirne, G. Walpole, C. Beirne, Ann Macklin and Tara McCabe. It was a day to remember. Thanks to the hard working organisers and all at Rynn Castle Hotel.

The participants all enjoyed their hospitality. Roll on 2014 for another great 10K Road Race. Extending a cead mile failte to all. Come and enjoy Lovely Leitrim.

Well Done, Robert

His many friends hgere in Mohill wish to join with me in congratulating Robert O’Callaghan, son of Mr and Mrs Seamus O’Callaghan, formerly from Main St, Mohill and now resident in Galway on recieving the inaugural Tom Tuohy Award.

This award recognises outstanding achievement in the past year by an individual or crew. This year Robert is the proud winner and joins the past winners from the last thirty years.

“This year’s award ceremony was extended to reflect, not only the achivements of students in terms of performance sport but also the contribution of the clubs to campus life and the importance of participation in sport and exercise”, commented Kathy Hayes of NUI Galway. Robert is the grandson of Eilish and the late Jim O’Callaghan, Main St, Mohill and we wish Robert continued success in the years ahead. Deo gratias.

Birthday Greeting

We wish to add our birthday greetings to the many received by Tommy McGlynn, Ussaun, Mohill who celebrated his birthday at a surprise party in Cusack’s, Main Street last weekend. “No age is old when you reach it”. Congratulations.

Patrick Brehony

There was deep regret here in Mohill on hearing of the death of Patrick Brehoney, St. Patrick’s View, Mohill who died last week. Paddy as he was most affectionately known was a very kind unassuming gentleman, a loving brother, uncle and faithful friend.

Born in Drumshanbo, he worked in Scotland and London before returning to Mohill with his late mother in 1980. RIP. He loved gardening and fishing and will be fondly remembered for his quick wit and lovely stories from yesteryear.

Patrick had been ill for the past year and had been in the tender care of the doctors, nurses and staff at Lough Errill Nursing Home.

His Requiem Mass took place in St. Patrick’s Church, Mohill on Monday morning last at which Fr. Pat Murphy P.P paid tribute to Pat and sympathised with his sister, brother, nephews, nieces, cousins and family circle to whom we also offer deepest sympathy. The beautiful music added to the solemnity of this sad occassion. “Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on and cherished memories never die because a loved one’s gone”. May he Rest in Peace.

IHCPT Thank You

The organisers ofothe Church Gate Collection aid of IHCPT- The Irish Pilgrimage Trust would like to thank all who contributed to their collection at St. Patrick’s Church, Mohill on Saturday and Sunday last. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Many thanks to all who volunteeered so willingly to do the Collection/

Cake Sale

Mohill and District Athetic Club would like to thank all who supported and made purchases at their Easter Cake Sale and Raffle on Easter Sunday after Mass in the Canon Donohoe Hall. Thank you to those who made donations or beautiful home-made cakes, buns, biscuits, boxty, pancakes, etc. A special word of thanks to Brenda Duignan, Geraldine Walpole, Celine Smith, Colm Reilly and Jacinta Rowley who donated prizes for the raffle. Thanks to JJ Doyle and the Canon Donohoe Hall Committee for the use of their facility. We would like to say a special thank you to the Rynn Shannon District Angling Club for sponsoring our club banner. “Many hands make light work”.