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There will be Masses in Drumsna at 7pm on Monday Friday and Saturday, Masses on Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday 9am and Sunday 9.30am. Exposition after Monday and Fridays Mass. Holy hour duty on Friday March 22nd Ella Gannon Margaret Mc Guire. Reader Sunday March 24th Pat Reid, Passion of Our Lord Fr. Wall, Ella Gannon, Teasie McLoughlin. Ministers Ella Gannon, Pat Reid.

Fundraising events for James Gill

James Gill is suffering from a rare liver cancer and his only hope is further treatment in America. The cost of this is €80,000 and various fundraising events are taking place to help this young man of just twenty years old to have a chance of survival. James’s dad Declan is from Curramartin, Drumsna and his grandparents Mary and P.J. Gill live in Coolcrieve. He has many cousins and relatives all around the Drumsna area. He has been fighting cancer for a number of years while being looked after with great care by his mom Geraldine, dad Declan and his sister and brothers.

On Easter Sunday night march 31st there will be a fundraiser in Duignan’s, Drumsna with music by Country one. Admission is optional. On Friday night April 5th there will be a fundraiser in Cox’s Steakhouse with music by Nando and Shandy Admission optional. There are also tickets on sale for 10 Euro each 1st prize a vintage tractor, 2nd a maiden Heifer, 3rd €300 worth of heating oil and the draw will take place in Taylor’s, Drumsna on Saturday night April 20th. Please help this very worthy cause.

Bingo

Bingo continues in the Centre Drumsna on Thursday night at 8.30pm. Last week’s winners included, Chris Murray, Majella Reynolds, Rachel Murray. Raffle Helen Toolan, Maureen McLoughlin, Ellen Gibbons. Free Books Elizabeth Carroll, Marion Casserly.

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to the Dolan Family, Furnace on the death of their uncle Vincent Colquitt in his 97th year. Mr Colquitt was pre deceased by his wife Maggie some years ago. May he rest in peace .Amen

The Gathering

The Annaduff Parish Gathering is gaining momentum with many natives of the Parish looking forward to coming home for the three day event. The evening of Friday, July 26th is an evening of “Welcome Home” in the Community Centre Annaduff with entertainment by the many talented young and old people in our Parish. There will be refreshments and plenty of opportunity to meet up with old friends and maybe make some new ones. On Saturday, July 27th the morning starts with a historical tour of the Dromod end of the Parish down as far as and including St. Ann’s Church of Ireland. There will be a break for lunch and then all off to the sports and football in the Annaduff G.A.A. grounds. There will also be various side shows including Leitrim Boxty Making. The evening sees a Ceili in The Annaduff Centre with guest artiste, Annaduff native Billy Faughnan and friends.

Sunday morning there will be Church services and hopefully the rededication of St. Mary’s Church. Then it’s a tour of the historical village of Drumsna and surrounds. After lunch there will be a trip back in time with local residents in the Drumsna Community Centre where you will see how your forefathers lives differed from today’s hi tech living.There will be storytelling for the children and refreshments for all afterwards. Tell all your friends and relatives abroad about the packed weekend of events so that they can arrange their holidays at this time.

St. Patrick’s night

Drumsna branch of C.C.E wish to thanks everyone who supported their annual fundraiser in McLoughlin’s, Drumsna on St. Patrick’s night. To all of the musicians, singers and dancers who performed so beautifully, to the ladies who made the boxty and sandwiches, to St. Patrick aka Brendan and his apostles who helped him sell tickets for the snake jar, to the McLoughlin family for hosting the event and to everyone who helped out in any way. The Hamper which was kindly sponsored by Maureen Quigley was won by Connell Keane. Thanks is also extended to all those musicians and dancers who turned out at the 9.30am Mass in Drumsna on St. Patrick’s Day. It was a very traditional Mass with the Blessing of the Shamrock by Fr. John Wall and the reciting of St. Patrick’s Breastplate. Well done to all concerned.