The late Steve Faughnan: The Dromod, Mohill and Carrick-on-Shannon areas were saddened to hear of the death of Steve Faughnan, Fleetwood, Santry and formerly of Clooncliva, Mohill, Co. Leitrim who sadly passed away on 14th July 2013, surrounded by his family and friends. Retired Chief Superintendent of An Garda Siochana, Steve was beloved husband of Enda, father of Margaret and John Paul, and brother to Peter (Carrick-on-Shannon). Deeply regretted by his loving wife and family, son-in-law Dermot, daughter-in-law Elaine, grandchildren Conor, Kate, Emma and Harry, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, former colleagues and a large circle of friends. Our deepest sympathy goes to his family and friends. Ar dheis De go raibh a hAnam Dilis.
Cemetery Sunday: Cloonmorris cemetery will hold is annual mass in memory of the dead on Sunday August 4th at 1pm.
Rooskey coach tour: A note to hand from Gabrielle O’Farrell to let you all, know about the forthcoming coach tour and it reads as follows; Our 4 day autumn tour takes place this year from Thursday 22nd August to Sunday August 25th incl. Coach pick up in Rooskey Thurs am and coach stays with us for duration of Tour which takes us around the Lakeland counties of Fermanagh, Monaghan, and Cavan. Enquiries & Bookings: Eileen 086 3702547.
Wedding bells: We send our congratulations Mr Darragh Gavigan, Bornacoola and Miss Karen Dowler, Longford who were married last week in St Michael’s Church, Bornacoola with their reception afterwards in the Annebrook House Hotel, Mullingar. We wish you health and happiness for the future.
Sympathy: We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Stephen Faughnan, Santry, Dublin and formerly from Cloonclivia who died on July 14th last at St Francis Hospice, Raheny. Stephen was laid to rest in Dardistown Cemetery, Dublin on Wednesday last. May he Rest in Peace.
The Annaduff Parish Gathering: The Parish gathering is living up to it’s name with hundreds of Annaduff natives getting ready to converge on every end of the Parish for the last weekend in July. There is a wonderful menu of Traditional singing, dancing and music, Historical tours etc. The programme is almost complete and leaflets and posters will soon be ready. The weekend commences on Friday evening July 26th with a ‘’Welcome Home’’ evening in Annaduff G.A.A. Centre with well known singer and songwriter Fionnuala Maxwell as M.C. where the talent of the Parish will be on show. On Saturday morning a bus tour covering the top end of the Parish will take place from 10am until 1pm led by Des Guckian who has published many books of interest, including Fr. Manning, The History of Annaduff G.A.A. The History of Annaduff called The Annals of Annaduff, a few copies of these books will be available on the day. The tour which starts in the car Park of St. Mary’s Church Annaduff includes visits to Co. Leitrim’s tidiest town, Dromod, Derrycarne, St. Ann’s Graveyard and the Abbey grounds together with references to many places in between. The bus costs 5 Euro per head. To book a place contact Des Guckian at 071 96 38397 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Maura Ward at 071 9624353.Visitors may also like to avail of the Genealogy service provided by Des. All interested are asked to make contact as soon as possible. Lunch may be had in Cox’s Steak house Dromod at 1pm after the tour. Booking is advisable at 071 96 38234. Also on Saturday will be The Francis Lynch Memorial football blitz for National School children, there will be lots of interesting side shows at the pitch including Boxty making demo. On Saturday evening at 8.30pm a Ceili mor takes place in the G.A.A. centre for young and old, so get the dancing shoes ready. Sunday morning sees ‘’Welcome to the Gathering’’ Church Services with Mass in Drumsna at 9.30am, Service in St. Ann’s church of Ireland at 10am, Mass in Annaduff at 11am, Everyone is welcome to attend all or any of the Churches. There will then be a slot of free time until after Lunch. At 3.30pm there will a walking tour of the Historical village of Drumsna led by Noel Duignan. Visit the Shannon Quay side, the Shannon side walk at the oldest bridge on the Shannon, the grave of Explorer Thomas Heazle Parke , the Robert Strawbridge Monument , the Inn where novelist Anthony Trollope commenced the writing of the Macdermots of Ballycloran, the Church of the Immaculate Conception with it’s beautiful stained glass windows and much more, Patricia O’ Reilly will bring the children on their own magical tour of Fairyland at the same time. (If the weather is unfavourable a talk will take place instead of the walk) Afterwards everyone is invited to the Drumsna Community Centre for a step back in time where locals will re- enact some old time traditions and fun. You might even meet the future Rose of Tralee there. Light refreshments will be provided afterwards. It’s then on to Duignan’s for a social dancing session.
Wedding bells: We send our congratulations Miss Noelle Beirne, Cloonboney and Mr Paul Murphy, Loughrea, Co. Galway who were married on Saturday last in St Joseph’s Church, Cloonturk with their reception afterwards in the Castledargan Hotel, Sligo. We wish you health and happiness for the future.
Sympathy: We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Hugh Gannon, Malahide, Dublin and formerly from Aughry House, Dromod who died last week. Hugh was laid to rest yesterday (Tuesday) in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Glencullen, Co Dublin. May he Rest in Peace.
Bornacoola Gun club: The Bornacoola Gun club have donated a large specially designed bird table and bird bath to the Scoil Mhuire National School as part of an educational initiative on nature and wildlife. If you are passing by, keep an eye out for the new additional to the school yard. It is located on the bank opposite the school and bird feeders have been also supplied. The gun club also erected nesting boxes in the vicinity of the school and again this should create an interest for the young generation. The cost of this project was covered from some of the proceeds of the last Christmas gun club draw which was kindly supported by many within the parish and beyond. The gun club has a big role in wildlife promotion, game conservation and habitat preservation and we hope this will help to reconnect children in Bornacoola with nature. In the past, children went to look for frog spawn, to trawl ponds, to fish, to experience the dawn chorus, to search for birds’ nests or even to build a bird feeder or a nestbox. It was hands-on and involved direct contact with nature. After all, exploring the natural world is a crucial part of growing up. Sadly, studies have shown that people in Ireland are spending less and less time actively engaging with nature. People of all ages benefit from exploring the world outside: it leads to us all gaining both new skills and a more positive and healthy lifestyle. What’s more, ensuring that today’s children have a proper understanding of nature is perhaps the best way of all to ensure that conservation and nature in Ireland will have a future. Well done to all the lads in the gun club who assisted with this educational initiative. Finally, the gun club members are currently undertaking a vermin control programme. You can contact Shane Reynolds at 087 9751993 for further details if you have any unwanted ‘guests’ .
Bornacoola gaa: Bornacoola were in action in both div 1 and 2 last week end. On Saturday the div 1 squad travelled to Aughawillan to face the team they had defeated in the first game of the championship five weeks ago but on this occasion the home side came out on top on a final scoreline of Bornacoola 0.07 Aughawillan 1.09. On Sunday Bornacoola div 2 team hosted Cloone and on this occasion the visitors came out victorious final score Bornacoola 1.08 Cloone 2.13. Bornacoola take on St Mary’s Carrick on Shannon on Saturday evening next in the second round of the senior championship, throw in at Park Sean is 6.30pm.
Bornacoola ladies: Bornacoola Ladies played their first Senior Championship match on Sunday last in Fenagh with Division 1 side Kiltubrid providing the opposition. The overall greater experience and strength of Kiltubrid won out as they recorded a 3-18 to 0-4 victory. Nonetheless the girls played with great spirit and determination throughout the entire hour despite the fact that the final result was probably inevitable at the changeover when Kiltubrid held a 2-7 to 0-1 advantage. A number of the club’s youngest players made their championship debuts at the highest level on Sunday last, performed excellently and will have gained valuable experience for the future. The girls face Dromahair in a couple weeks time in their second group game. On duty Sunday were Susan Shanley, Shannon Boyle, Maeve Duffy, Cora McCauley, Lauren Shanley, Sarah Duffy, Tanya Donnelly, Selina Shanley, Nadine Hackett, Seona Cosgrove, Roisin Donnelly, Michelle Hackett, Fiona Reilly, Kelly Howard (0-4), Leonie Duffy. Sub: Dawn Hackett. .
Mobile phones for Down Syndrome: Bornacoola youth club are doing a collection of old mobile phones for down syndrome we are hoping to collect 150 old phones and by doing this a child in our parish will get an i-pad so if you have any please hand them in at summer camp or to any club leader your help would be gratefully appreciated thank you. If you need any further information please contact us on 0872578714 or 0863129228.
Annaduff gaa: Annaduff div 1 team were beaten 1-12 to 1-7 by Mohill in Annaduff on Saturday. This was a much improved performance and turnout. Annaduff led after 40 minutes by 1-7 to 0-8 however Mohill finished much the stronger to run out deserving winners. Best for Annaduff were Kevin Ludlow and Ray Cox. Annaduff play their second game in the senior championship on Saturday evening next where Drumreilly provide the opposition. Trow in Ballinamore is at 6.30 pm.