Swimming Lessons 2013:
The annual swimming and life saving/Ostruction takes place at Keeldra Lake Swimming Pool on Monday July 1st and will run for two weeks. All children and adults who wish to avail of the course are asked to enrol on Monday mornings July 1st at 10am. This is a great opportunity for anyone wishing to take up swimming and maybe someday compete in the Olympics. Wishing you all a summer to remember.

Swimming Lessons 2013:
The annual swimming and life saving/Ostruction takes place at Keeldra Lake Swimming Pool on Monday July 1st and will run for two weeks. All children and adults who wish to avail of the course are asked to enrol on Monday mornings July 1st at 10am. This is a great opportunity for anyone wishing to take up swimming and maybe someday compete in the Olympics. Wishing you all a summer to remember.

Mohill Camps:
From July 1st- 5th next, come to Community House, Hyde Terrace and Mohill GAA pitch if you are between six and fourteen eyars old where you can enjoy a fun week with your little friends. You anem it, there’s something for everyone. For more information please contact Majella 087-9109352.

Eivers Lane Afterschool Summer Camps:
Two camps July 1st-5th and July 15th to July 19th for children in National School aged 4 to 12 years and from July 8th- July 12th and July 22nd- July 26th, pre-school children aged 3-5 years. You are all welcome to come and join our summer camps. For more details you can contact Eivers Lane Childcare on 071-96-32936.

Charity Shop:
The Mohill Family Support Centre is opening a charity shop in the Canon Donohoe Hall for one day only on Friday June 28th from 10am-3pm. They would be grateful if people could donate any items in good and re-usable condition, especially clothes, shoes, books, baby items and school uniforms. Please leave your items into the Canon Donohoe Hall at any time. If the shop goes well, they will endeavour to run it once a month. Your support will help a worthy cause.

We wish to add our congratulations to the many received by Rev Fr. Tony Gilhooley who was ordained a Priest for the Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois on Sunday, June 23rd last in Drumshanbo. It was a momentous day for his family, neighbours and friends. Let us all join in offering Fr Tony our prayers, best wishes and in the words of the late Pope John Paul II, “Be not afraid” when he began his papacy. “Many are called, few are chosen”.

Eucharistic Adoration:
There is Eucharistic Adoration every Thursday here in St. Patrick’s Church, Mohill from 10:30am- 10pm. You are welcome to come and make a visit. “The more we receive in silent prayer, the more we can give in our active life”.

St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lr Main St:
The annual subscriptions are now due towards this Cemetery Maintenance Fund for 2013. People are requested to send their subscriptions to Mrs Aideen Huston, Drumbore, Mohill.

Patricia Kerr:
Prayers were offered at all masses last weekend in St. Patrick’s Church, Mohill for the repose of the soul of Patricia Kerr, loving daughter of Mrs Anna Stewart, Treanmore, Mohill whose burial took place in Belfast on Monday last. Our sympathies are with her daughter, mother, brother, sister-in-law, nephews and all who mourn Patricia at this sad time. “She is gone no further from us than to God”. May her dear soul Rest in Peace.

Cemetery Sunday:
On Sunday July 7th, we are holding Cemetery Sunday here in Mohill. It will start with 10:30am Mass in St. Patrick’s Church with Blessing of the Graves at 11:30am. It would be nice to have all graves attended as it is good to honour our dead. “May their souls and all the souls of our faithful departed Rest in Peace”.

Thank You:
The organisers for the Church Gate Collection in aid of the Leitrim Branch of the National Council for the Blind of Ireland wish to thank all who contributed so generously to the Collection at St. Patrick’s Church, Mohill on Saturday and Sunday last. E282 was the amount collected for this worthy cause. Thank you to all the willing Collectors.

Mohill GAA Lotto:
The numbers drawn on June 17th- 5, 10, 15, 24. There was no jackpot winner. Luck Dip Winners 1st €70 F.V x F Gallogly, Aughavas, 2nd €40 Pat Quinn, Drumshanbo South, 3rd €20 Ben Kilkenny, Mullaghbrack. The draw on June 24th was held in J’s Hotel with the jackpot at €13,700. Thanking you for your support. Congratulations to our Leitrim team on their impressive performance when they drew with London in Carrick-on-Shannon last Sunday. We look forward to next weekend when the replay takes place in Hyde Park, Roscommon. Up Leitrim.

Cumman na MBunscoil:
We congratulate Niamh Beirne who has been selected to play in a GAA INTO Go Games exhibition game during the All-Ireland Final on Sunday September 22nd.

Leitrim Guardian:
The 2013 Edition of the Leitrim Guardian is still available in shops throughout Co. Leitrim. The Leitrim Guardian is now in existence for over 45 years and each year it reflects life and events along with a range of photographs linked to Leitrim. It also includes poetry, stories and articles of a historical nature written by people residing in all parts of the country and some contributors who live overseas but want to keep their Leitrim identity alive. This may be the year for you to write an article or poem and please submit to the current editor of the Leitrim Guardian: Blaithin Gallagher, Tawnyla, Drumkeerin, Co. Leitrim.
Check in your local shop and copies are available for purchase. If you have difficulty in fidning a copy, call 086-3874800.

On Vacation:
It was nice to see so many around enjoying their vacation in Lovely Leitrim - M. Reynolds, Peter Gordon, PJ and Ita Grey, M. Moran, T. Shanley, Ann and Esther Flanaghan, M. Gallagher, T. Cox, William and Ann McHugh, the Duighnan Families, the Roger Family, C. Rowley and many more who were evidently enjoying their stay here. Extending a cead mile failte to all visitors. Come and enjoy our hospitality in this year of the Gathering. The Connacht Fleadh is in Carrick-on-Shannon July 6th adn 7th. For particulars contact Edwina 086-1649989.

I wish to add my congratulations to the many received by Aibhne McGill, daughter of Mary and the late Cormac McGill, Dromod on her success in the recent photographic competition, “My Perspective Photographic Competition 2013” which is organised by the Down’s Syndrome Association. Aibhne came in 3rd in the competition which features contestants from all over Europe. Well done, Aibhne, you are a credit to your family and to all who helped you along the way. She was presented with her Award at a ceremony held in Kew Gardens, London recently in which her mother, brother, sister, brother-in-law and friends were there to attend the celebrations.

Social Dancing:
J’s Hotel, Main St is the palce to come and dance your cares away this Thursday night, June 27th to the music of “Limelight”. Doors open 9:30pm. Door raffle. Refreshments sserved and licenced bar. Come and bring a friend and enjoy the atmosphere.

Family Fun Day:
It’s that time of year again when the children from Chernobly come to Lough Rynn Amenity area. They will be here for the Family Fun Day on Sunday July 7th from 12 noon where they will be entertained by the Garda Band and meet all the locals. There will be boat trips, bouncy castles, face painting and the day would not be complete without the “pig-on-a-spit”. Your support will be much appreciated. For more details contact Paul on 087-6254740.

Hip-Hop Competition: 
Hip-Hop Competition in the Canon Donohoe Hall, Mohill on Sunday July 7th at 7pm. If you want more information, tel 086-2692977. Wishing all competitors every success.

Irish Solo and Ceili Dancing Summer School: 
Irish Solo and Ceili Dancing Summer School in the Old School, Rooskey Village July 1st- 5th for girls and boys 4 to 18 years. If you would like to trip the light fantastic you can ring 087-6870316 for more information.

Mary Jane Faughnan

It was with genuine regret I learned of the death of Mary Jane Faughnan, Aughintass, Aughamore, Carrick-on-Shannon who died in the tender care of the doctors, nurses and staff at Laurel Lodge Nursing Home, Longford on June 20th 2013. 
Sadly she was predeceased by her husband Tommy and son Seamus. RIP. Maura as she was most affectionately known was a most devoted wife, mother, sister, granny and neighbour. A lady of deep faith whose gentleness and guidance will be forever remembered by the many customers she served while Post Mistress as Aughamore Post Office. 
The very large attendance at her home and removal to the church of the Immaculate Conception, Drumsna and again at her Requiem concelebrated Mass at which her son Fr. Cathal, brother Fr. Cathal Comiskey were the Chief Celebrants. The Mass was a celebration of Maura’s life and the beautiful music aded to the solemnity of this sad occasion. 
Following the ceremony, her burial took place in Annaduff Cemetery. Our sympathies are with her sons, daughter, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, sister, brothers, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law and their extended families. 
“People will walk in and out of your life but only loved ones will leave footprints in your heart”. “Go raibh aici i measc na naomh”. “Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis”.

Keep the momentum for life alive:
Opposition to the Government’s abortion bill is growing stronger every day with more and more TDs speaking out against the bill. Rise up for life on Saturday, July 6th in Dublin. It is very important there is a huge turnout on the day. We are especially asking all those who have not attended previously to make a huge effort this time. Your presence on the day could make a difference. A bus is been organised and will be leaving from Mohill. To book a seat on the bus contact Kathleen 071 9651936.

Mohill and District

Historical Society:
Our next meeting of the Mohill and District Historical Society will take place on Tuesday the 2nd of July in the Canon Donohue Hall at 8.30pm sharp. All are welcome and all members are requested to attend this meeting as we will not be meeting again until September. 
We have a rich catalogue of events for the coming year which will be of interest to many local people. For our September meeting we will be talking about the upcoming Humbert March through Leitrim which will be taking place that month. 
Our October meeting will feature a talk on the Croftons of Mohill by Thomas Mulligan, and in November we shall be presented with a lecture by Oliver Fallon on the Connaught Rangers. We hope you can join us for any of this exciting events. For further information contact John at 087-6698458 or email

Parents of Children with

Special Needs demonstration:
Local representative Maura Williamson, Parents of Children with Special Needs Association are holding a demonstration in Carrick-on-Shannon on Wednesday 26 June 2013 at 6:00pm in the Market Yard and a walk to the County Council offices near by. This demonstration is highlighting the lost of 25% of resource hours and SNA hours for children in their education settings. Your support would be greatly appreciated.