Dromod Community News

Scoil Mhuire NS Enrolment

Scoil Mhuire NS Enrolment

Enrolment Forms for Junior Infants 2013/14 are currently available from the school. Parents interested and considering enrolling their child in Scoil Mhuire NS are advised to contact the school at 071-9638441 or email bornacoolans.ias@eircom.net during this month. Completed Enrolment Forms should be returned to the school by Friday March 22nd.

Lá le Pádraig

Lá le Pádraig our national day Sunday next, hope ye all have a good one. We say a very special hello to all who get these notes in far away places and especially to all in Melbourne, Australia. For us at home I would ask you to try to support you local parade a lot of effort goes into organising them.

Bornacoola GAA dinner dance

Last Saturday night the Bornacoola gaa dinner dance took place in Cox’s of Dromod. A great night was had by the large attendance who were entertained well into the early hours by Tom Moran.

Michelle Howard took on the role of MC or the night and what a excellent job she did on it, guests of honour were Joseph Flynn Leitrim County Board Chairman, Kieran Moran Ladies County board also a very special surprise guest on the night was RTE sports personality Marty Morrissey who presented the Bornacoola ladies winning team with their medals.

Awards won on the night were; Junior player of the year John Bohan, Intermediate player of the year Damian Moran, Senior player of the year Gary McCluskey, Ladies player of the year Charlotte Faughnan, Club person of the year Seamus Mallon, there was also a special presentation to the All Ireland winning Scor Tra Na gCeist team of Seorise Reynolds, Liam Rabbitte and Aiden Dockery, as usual Cox’s provided a beautiful meal to them we say a very special thanks.

Cairde Rince Ceili na hEireann

We send our congratulations to Dromod’s Kathleen Moffatt on being re elected as National Assistant secretary of Cairde Rince Ceili na hEireann. Kathleen has always been to the fore front in all matters in the traditional Irish song and dancing, she was also an adjudicator in the All Ireland Fleadh last year in Cavan and still hold weekly classes in Ceili dancing.

Dromod Festival Launch Night

The Festival Committee would like to say a big thank you to all who came to Cox’s on Friday night. An enjoyable night was had by all and a special thank you to Feargal McGill for the great music. A brilliant start was made to the festival fundraising through a well supported prize raffle. Prize winners were: Josie McGushin, Liam Faughnan, Jimmy Cox, Jason Faughnan, Una McNulty and Martin Harkin.

The Festival Committee is still very interested to hear from any individuals, groups or organisations who could further add to the success of the day. In particular if anyone has any interesting bygone farm tools or equipment to display in our agricultural corner. Please contact us on dromoddevelopment@hotmail.com or by phone on 087 9972439.

Midland Retired Secondary Teacher’s Association

Midland Retired Secondary Teacher’s Association will meet on Tues March 19th in Longford Library at 11am. Laura Thompson of Healthy Options will speak on all things health related and answer questions. Laura promotes holistic/natural therapies/products and is very qualified in same. Suitable for the men too!! We will then have our meeting followed by lunch. Look forward to seeing you...please bring a friend. Walks continue to Cairn Hill and in Mall in prep for The Camino Walk in April...places still available. Details Rosemary 087 7589287.

Solo Photographic Exhibition

Ballinamore Library would like to invite the public in to view a “Solo Photographic Exhibition” by Dromod photographer Ailbhe McGill. The exhibition will run until 12th April during library opening hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10.00-1.30 and 2.30 to 5.30. Tuesday to Thursday 10.00-1.30 and 2.30-8.00 Saturday 10.00-1.30 and 2.30-5.00. Admission Free.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Brendan O’Haire, Knocklongford, Mohill who died suddenly on Thursday last at Sligo General Hospital. Brendan was laid to rest in Mohill cemetery on Sunday last. May he Rest in Peace.

New Baby

We send our congratulations to Barry Mitchell and Angela Tighe, Rooskey on the birth of their baby a boy to be named Tadgh. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Bornacoola Youth Club

Another busy week at the Hive last week. The junior club ran as normal and great fun was had by all while the teen club went to Drumshambo to take part in an inter soccer club tournament.

We had three teams take part one of which got through to the final and were narrowly defeated in the closing minutes of the game. Well done to everyone and thanks to our other club members who were great supporters on the night.

The team who got through to the final were Liam Jones, Karl Mallon, Gearoid Mulligan, Brian Duffy and Ronan Mulligan. Well done lads. This week’s clubs are Thursday evening drop in for the teen club from half six until nine, Friday is senior club from seven until half eight and teen club from a quarter to nine until a quarter past ten.

Trident Swim Club

Trident Swim Club has beginners to national squad. We train at Aura in Carrick three times a week and welcome new members up to 18 years of age. Our membership prices are very reasonable and we offer a free trial session to all with no obligation. For more details contact Samantha Weaver 086 859 4497.

Leitrim supporters club

Leitrim supporters club tickets are on sale at the moment from all gaa clubs priced at €40 per ticket. For further details contact Shay Reynolds 087 9030882.

Wedding Bells

We send our congratulations to Genevieve Beirne, Cloonboney and Eamon Ward, Longford who were married in St Joseph’s Church, Cloonturk on Saturday last with their wedding

reception afterwards in Cromleach Lodge Hotel, Sligo. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Fundraising Cycle

A note to hand from my neighbour Seamus Duignan to let you know that County Longford Scuba Divers Search and Rescue unit are holding a “Fundraising Cycling Sportive” on Sunday, April 28th next. The cycle will start at their clubhouse on the Ballinalee Road Longford at 10.30am and the cycle will be for distances of 80km, 50km, or 20km which ever the cyclist prefers. Entry fee is €20 for adults and €10 for under 16. There will be refreshments before and after the cycle. For more information contact David McHugh 087 244174 email david.mchugh10@yahoo.com

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 6th to the 13th May staying across the road from church, cost from €520 needs to be booked early , as only 10 rooms left , we also have English speaking guide with us. For further details contact Tommy 044 9371787 / 087 6851691.

Annaduff GAA

In the Under 14 league Annaduff had a win by the narrowest of margins over Kiltubrid on a final scoreline of; Kiltubrid 4-8 Annaduff 3-12. Registration for all underage players takes place next Sunday 17th from 11.30 to 1.00pm in the Clubhouse. Please bring €5 registration fee plus date of birth and contact number (parents number) for under 6 – under 14) for training and texts alerts.


It is very cold weather at the moment hope we don’t get any snow...Badminton continues every Wednesday Mohill Sports Complex at 8pm…. Bad week for Manchester Utd fans after their team were robbed in Champions League and only managed a draw in FA cup….Leitrim’s chance of promotion to Div 3 were shattered on Sunday last after Offaly defeated them by the narrowest of margins ....Annaduff’s Operation Transformation should be up and running by now....Great night was had by all at the Bornacoola GAA dinner dance on Saturday last....Body attack continues every Thursday at Bornacoola Community Centre at 9pm.