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.
Church News: Due to ongoing renovation in Drumsna Church, Friday evening’s Mass and Exposition will be in St. Mary’s Annaduff, Holy hour duty Bernie Gill ; Kathleen Reynolds. 9.30am Mass on Sunday August 11th will be held in the Community Centre Quay Street, Drumsna, Reader Ella Gannon, Ministers Pat Reid; Ella Gannon.
The Gathering: Thanks is extended to ‘’The Gathering’’ committee for the wonderful weekend of festivities from July 26th to 28th. Also to those who did M.C. the catering, cleaning, moved chairs , built stages, made backdrops , led tours, led Ceili’s, told fairy stories, performed at singing, dancing, acting, reciting, our senior citizens, the Lynch Family, the Choirs, the G.A.A., the I.C.A. Cox’s Steak house, Duignan’s Bar, Bishop Colm O’Reilly Fr, John Wall , Ruth Waller and to everyone who helped out in any way. Well done.
Bingo: Bingo continues in the Centre Drumsna on Thursday night at 9pm.Last week’s winners included Kathleen Reynolds, Patricia Beirne. Raffle, Liz Hughes, Patricia O ‘Reilly, Martina Tully. Free Books Patricia Beirne, Margaret Charles.
Go Van Gogh Art: Go Van Gogh art classes for children in the Centre Drumsna from 11am to 1pm commencing Saturday August 10th contact 086 407 5183.
Defibrillator Collection: Annaduff /Drumsna Defib group are holding a Church gate collection on Sat/Sun next August 10/11th. The money collected goes towards the insurance and maintenance of these very important pieces of equipment. All of this work is carried out voluntarily, If you would like to be trained contact 0862639759. Please give generously.
Sympathy: Sympathy is extended to Hugh Thomas Faughnan his sons, daughters and the beloved grandchildren on the death of Mrs Bernadette Faughnan Finnalaughta after an illness bravely borne. Bernadette was laid to rest in Annaduff Cemetary after her funeral Mass in the newly refurbished St. Mary’s Church. Indeed just days before she passed away Bernadette went to see the Church and expressed her delight with the new look. Sympathy is also extended to her sisters relatives and friends. May her soul rest in peace.Amen.
Successful function: A very successful Function was held in Mc Loughlin’s Drumsna on Friday night last for Edwina Guckian our beautiful Leitrim Entrant for the Rose of Tralee in Kerry later this month. Dancers singers and musicians as well as the general public converged on the village to pay tribute to our lovely Rose. Sinead Guckian Chairperson of Drumsna C.C.E. presented Edwina with a pillow covered with pictures of family and friends to keep her from missing us all when she heads for Tralee next week! All proceeds taken on the door were for Edwina. We wish her well and know that she will do her local village and County proud.
Vintage day helpers: Thanks is extended to the following who helped out at the recent family and Vintage day in Drumsna. Gerry and Patricia and Daniel O’ Reilly, Sinead Guckian , Kevin Ludlow, Barry and Orlaith Guckian, Jim and Ella Gannon, Kitty Storey, Pat Dennehy, Derek Kelleher, Gerry Mc Cormack, Sian Dole, Rhian Haf, Colleen Guckian, John Ward, John Fitzgerald, Brendan Reynolds, Josephine Creegan, Colm and Brendan Murray, Daniel and Jason monaghan, Eileen Scott, Andy Nally, P.J. Gill, Terence Leneghan, Thomas Duignan, Noel Duignan, Teresa Moran, Clodagh Boland, Orla Mc Nabola, Keelin mc Ginn, Daire Guckian, Gerry Mc Garry, Brendan Farrell, Fr. John Wall, Maura Faughnan, Annaduff I.C.A. Elvira Oehler, Gerry and Ryan Gilroy, Clodagh Farrell, Lauren Farrell, Myra Reynolds, Gerry Bohan, Frank Keane, Ronan Guckian, Micheal mc Keon, Marjorie Wilcock, Teresa Mc Nulty, John Shanley, Mickey Mc Nabola, Fergal O’ Dowd, Micheal O’ Dowd, Jude Collum, Micheal O’ Dowd jnr, John Gannon, Emily Gannon, Rory O’ Connell, Ann Doherty, the staff in the Community Centre, Chris Murray, Carmel Glancy, Geraldine Monaghan, Atomic Entertainment,John Darlington, Carmel O’ Dowd, Sonny Moran, Drumsna Straw boys and girls, Tony Khaleel, Vinny from Dublin, Tommy and Teasie Mc Loughlin. Without all of these people there would be no Field day. Thank you