Drumkeerin Community News

Tidy Towns meeting

Tidy Towns meeting

This is a reminder of the Tidy Towns meeting taking place tonight March 13th at 9pm in the Community Centre. The committee greatly appreciates the support and contribution of so many in 2012. We look forward to your continued support, contribution and encouragement so please make 2013 another good year for Durmkeerin starting this Wednesday night.

Bothar Church Gate Collection

The annual Bothar Church Gate collection will be taken up next weekend March 16th and 17th. Your support is appreciated. Bothar are happy to accept old and foreign money.

Women’s Group

A reminder the next meeting of the Women’s Group will take place at 9pm this Wednesday, March 13th in Forde’s Lounge.Everyone is welcome.

Traditional Music Concert

The St. Patrick’s weekend gets off to a lively start on Friday March 15th with the John McKenna Traditional Music Society concert of traditional music in Drumkeerin Community Centre commencing at 8.30pm. Everyone welcome to this feast of music and song.


The Darts League continues on next Sunday, March 17th (St. Patrick’s Night) in the Cosy Corner. Winner last week was Noel Maguire.


It is that time of year again when Drumkeerin Drama Group is busy in rehearsals of their annual play. This year the group has chosen a wonderful comedy, Bernard Farrell’s hilarious play, “Say Cheese”. Audiences are in for great laughter and entertainment. Once again direction is in the capable hands of Pat Duignan with a huge cast of Margaret O’Rourke, Paula Loughlin Connaire, Donna Gallagher Keaney, Ethel McVeigh, Seamus Gallagher, Joe Walpole, Tommy Drugan, Joeph McNiffe, Pakie McPartlan, Thomas McHugh, David Moran and Andy Redican. The play will be staged in mid April.

On Sunday night March 24th we can all get into the comedy mood when the Acorn Players, a drama group based in South Leitrim, bring in their hilarious comedy, “The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley” to Drumkeerin Community Centre. The Acorn Players have enjoyed great crowds and acclaim in all the venues they have played in so far. So we are in a wonderful night’s entertainment on Sunday March 24th.

Congratulations Inez

Inez, your book launch and signing on Saturday in Mulvey’s was an outstanding success. Again, congratulations. This correspondent didn’t get round to reading the book, however, reports from those who have read it are very complimentary, so we wish you every success.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

We look forward to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 17th. The Parade is at 7.30pm. The Youth Club is to be commended for once again organising the Parade.

Drumkeerin Youth Club - Parade

Due to the success of the St. Patrick’s weekend last year, the leaders and members of Drumkeerin Youth Club are delighted to announce that the St. Patrick’s Weekend Celebrations will be hosted in Drumkeerin from March 15th to March 18th 2013. A fun-filled weekend of activities have been organised so come along and join in the fun. On Friday night, March 15th the first official concert of the Gathering will be hosted by the John McKenna Traditional Society with doors open at 8:30pm. On Saturday, March 16th, a “Disco” will be hosted for young people aged 9 and upwards from 9 to 11pm. On Sunday, March 17th at 7.30pm, the St. Patrick’s Night Parade will take place in the village and on Monday, March 18th the Mobile Cinema will provide entertainment for all.

The parade has grown every year and this year as in the past we are asking all businesses, community and voluntary groups to start thinking of designs for their floats which will ensure that the parade is as entertaining as ever while also providing a great advertisement for their sector. There will be at least five chances to win a prize with an overall prize for the best float. We would like to thank everyone in our community for all the support they have given us over the years. We hope that you will again support us to ensure that the parade is even bigger and better than ever! There is nothing better than celebrating all things Irish within our own community!

Cake Sale

Drumkeerin Childcare Services Cake Sale on Sunday 17th St Patrick’s Day after 11am Mass in front of the Youth Club. All donations of cakes welcomed and attendance greatly appreciated.