Mohill Community News

Mohill’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Mohill’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

At 4pm on Sunday March 17th last, the air was alive with music as the Enniskillen Pipe Band led the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Mohill. As Grand Marshalls, my husband Tony O’Reilly and yours truly Teresa followed up in Tommy Leslie’s 1964 Jaguar. It was a momentous occasion for us and we thank the organisers who made the day so spectacular. Jim O’Brien as St. Patrick and Luke Early as Pope Francis together with the numerous floats and the participation of the children, not forgetting the large attendance made this day a memorable occassion. M.C on the platform Thomas Mulligan COC did a great job announcing each participant as they passed by. Thanks to J’s Hotel and the business people of the town for their support. Also a big thank you to the organising committee for once again making the parade here in Mohill worthwhile for all to see. Roll on 2014 for more of the same. Extending a cead mile failte to all.

Eucharistic Adoration

Please note Eucharistic Adoration will take place on Wednesday March 20th this week due to the Millennium Choir Concert perofrming in St. Patrick’s Church on Thursday March 21st. Hopefully most people will be free to attend at the same time on this Wednesday. Apologizes for any inconvience caused.

Anxiety Support Group

The Mohill Family Support Centre is looking at the possibility of starting a support group to help people who suffer anxiety. If you suffer from anxiety and would like some help to overcome the problem, please contact us on 071-96-31253 and speak to our co-ordinator Tina McLoughlin. Thanking you in anticipation.


STOP Suicide is holding a bowling Tournament in Kidz Kingdom and Bowling. They are looking for teams. Team of four are E50. Prizes 1st E250, 2nd E100. Please support this worthy cause. Call 071-96-21605 for more information.


Prayers were offered at all Masses in Mohill on Sunday last for the repose of the soul of Brendan O’Haire, Knocklongford, Mohill whose burial took place last week in Mohill Cemetery following Requiem Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, Cloonturk which was representative of all sections of the community. Our sympathies are with his brothers, sisters and extended families. “To live on in the hearts of those who love you is not to die”. May he Rest in Peace.

The people of Mohill wish to join with me in sympathising with Mrs Ann Marie Wyn, Tullyoran, Mohill on the death of her mother Roya Mertans who died in Belgium last week. To all who mourn Roya at this sad time they have our deepest sympathy. “She is gone no further from us than to God”. May her dear soul Rest in Peace.

Lotto Results

The numbers drawn on march 11th were 14, 18, 25, 26. There was no jackpot winner. The Lucky Dip winners were 1st €70 Aoife McIntyre, Mohill, 2nd €40 Padraig Moran, Keshcarrigan, 3rd €20 Lorna McDermott, Mohill. The draw on Tueday night March 19th was held in O’Brien’s with the jackpot at €13,000. Thanking you for your support. Leitrim GAA County Board Chairman Joe Flynn calls for supporters “To get behind the Green and Gold”. The Supporters’s Club Committee under Chairperson Shay Reynolds in Leitrim and Mike Feeney in Dublin are again appealing to your generosity and asking all with the promotion of Leitrim at heart to purchase a ticket and in doing so, you will not only assist us in being as competitive as possible but will be in with a chance of winning many of our valuable prizes on offer. Let us get behind our teams. “Ní neart go cur le chéile”.

Mohill Bridge Club

On March 13th there was a full attendance at Bridge in J’s Hotel. Results: 1st Micheal Mahon and Teresa O’Reilly. 2nd Dorothy O’Connor. 3rd Glen and Mary Lomas. 4th Peg Logan and Mary Flynn. Bridge continues every Wednesday night commencing at 7.45pm. New players welcome.

Social Dancing

On this Thursday night March 21st come and dance the night away in J’s Hotel to the music of PJ Murphy. Doors open at 9:30pm. Licensed bar. Door raffle and refreshments served. All are welcome.

Kathleen Tiernan (Sweeney)

The death of Kathleen Tiernan, Tooman, Mohill at Lough Errill Nursing Home last week has caused widespread regret in the community. Sadly she was predeceased by her loving husband many years ago. Kathleen was a lady of deep faith, a most devoted mother and grandmother. She loved being out and about, remembering back the years when she worked here in T. Casey’s, Bridge Street. She was a lovely girl who was held in the highest esteem by all her customers who remember her with great affection. Her removal to Gortletteragh Church and funeral ater Requiem Mass was highly representative and fitting to the esteem in which she and her family were held in the community and to whom we offer our most sincere sympathy. “She was a mother so very rare, content in her home and always there. On Earth, she toiled. In Heaven, she rests. God bless you, Kathleen, you were one of the best”. May her gentle soul Rest in Peace.

Millennium Choir Concert

You are invited to attend to this annual treat in our beautiful St. Patrick’s Church on Thursday March 21st next at 8pm. It features the magnifcent Millennium Choir and Orchestra led by Fintan Farrelly, local soloists and St. Manchan’s Children’s Choir. Tickets at E12 and E10 concession are for sale in Baxter’s Supermarket or Paul’s. Patrons can also pay on the night. For those who can’t attend at the Mohill venue, there will be a repeat performance in St. Mary’s Church, Carrick-on-Shannon the following night Friday, March 22nd. You just can’t afford to miss it.

Candle-Lit Supper

On Friday March 22nd next, there will be a candle-lit supper in aid of the Mohill Support Centre in the Canon Donohoe Hall commencing at 8pm. This promises to be a great night as the organising commitee will have some delicious food for all to enjoy. Come and bring a friend and have a night to remember.. Tickets E10. Available from the Hall or from any committee member. Your attendance will be welcomed.


Come and be one of the lucky winners at Bingo which will be held in the Canon Donohoe Hall on Monday night. Doors open at 8pm. First call at 8:30pm. Proceeds go to help fund the Canon Donohoe Hall. Please support.

A night with a difference

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ (where you the audience will vote for your favourite couple) for the 1st ‘LEITRIM Crystal’ Perpetual Trophy, also 2nd and 3rd prizewinners. ‘Musical Bingo’ starting at 9pm sharp followed by our dancers on Saturday, 6th April next at the Lough Allen Hotel & Spa, Drumshanbo. For tickets (€10) call Lough Allen Hotel, Tina 086 8171770 or Anna 086 1652549. All proceeds in aid of Domestic Violence Advocacy Service (DVAS) aiding women and children in Leitrim, Sligo & West Cavan.

Supper in aid of the Family Support Centre

A candle-lit supper in aid of the Mohill Family Support Centre will take place in the Canon Donohoe Hall on Friday, March 22nd at 8pm. Tickets € 10 available from the Hall or from any committee member.

Anxiety Support Group

The Mohill Family Support Centre is looking at the possibility of starting a support group to help people who suffer from anxiety. If you suffer from anxiety and would like to overcome this difficulty, please contact us on 071-9631253 and speak to our coordinator Tina McLoughlin.

Free Digital Library

It’s all digital things these days! The library is no different! You may not be aware that Leitrim County Library offers a free digital library to its members. Membership of the library is free too! All you need is an eBook reader or a laptop or a computer or a smart phone. Unfortunately this service will not work with the popular Kindle yet but the library service expects it will in the future and say negotiations are ongoing with Kindle. You can access the eBook service which has both eBooks and audio books at the library website at and click digital library on the left hand side of the page. If you click the Getting Started link there are useful instructions here on how to download your books, etc. This is a great service if you can not get to the library or are on holidays and like a good read by the pool. The library will be adding more titles as the year progresses.

Lough Rynn 10K Run

The 3rd Annual Lough Rynn 10K Run/walk takes place on Friday 29th March in the grounds of Lough Rynn Castle. To register go to For more info email or call 071 9650498.

ICA/Women’s Group

A social evening for Easter will take place at the Canon Donohoe Hall Mohill on Tuesday 26th March at 8pm. Starting with light exercise by Sarah from the Leitrim Sports Partnership. Easter decorations by Josie Kenny Aughavas. Easter treats by Geraldine, tea and raffle. This will be followed by slides from the St Patricks Day Parade presented by Therese and members of the Mohill Photography Club. A great night is assured.