Mohill Community News

The Gathering!

The Gathering!

To mark the year of The Gathering, Leitrim County Library has made six postcards. They are of Ballinamore, Carrick, Dromahair, Drumshanbo, Manorhamilton, and Mohill. The Mohill post card has two photographs of the Main Street. One is at the turn of the last century and the other a present day scene. It is available from Mohill Library. It will make a nice gesture towards your relations living away from home and might prompt them to make a visit home this year.

Carers Support Group

We will meet in the Canon Donohoe Hall on Wednesday, March 27th at 9pm. Carers are always welcome to join us.

Variety Concert

Eslin Community Association are holding a variety concert in Eslin Community Centre on Easter Monday night, 1st April commencing at 8 o’clock. Funds raised will be used in the day to day running of the Centre. Recently the Centre has been refurbished, old toilets have been replaced and new bathroom equipment installed and entire hall area tiled, old windows and doors have been replaced. This work would not be possible without funding from Leitrim Development Company. The committee of Eslin Community Association are grateful to Leitrim Development Company for this support and wish to express gratitude to their staff for their efficiency in dealing with this project. The committee are hoping for a big turnout at this concert as the Centre is a great asset to the community and expenses such as heating, lighting and insurance have to be met regularly. So show your support and come along on Monday night, a good nights craic is guaranteed, drama, dancing, music and novelty acts are but some of the items listed for the programme.

Arrangements for Holy Week

Holy Thursday 11am of Christm, St. Mary’s, Athlone 8pm. St. Patrick’s Church, Mohill, Mass of Lord’s Suppoer followed by Confessions Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight. Good Friday 3pm Celebration of the Passion followed by Confessions and Stations of the Cross at 6pm (Outdoors). Holy Saturday 9pm Easter Vigil preceded by the Blessing of the Paschal Fire. Easter Sunday Mass in St. Patrick’s Church- 10:30am. Confessions: penitential Services with the help of the priests from the lcoal parishes. On Monday, confessions were held in Aughavas and Gortletteragh. Tuesday in Fenagh and Cloone and on this Wednedsy March 27th, confessions will be in Drumsna at 7pm and in Mohill at 8pm. At Easter, we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and we thank him for his presence and guidance, especially in our own moments of pain and suffering. If we can obtain the graces of forgiveness and humility, there will be peace, happiness, joy and unity in our homes and on Earth. May the light of the Risen Lord bless us all this Easter and always.

Choir fundraiser

The Co. Leitrim Sweet Spirit Country and Gospel Choir based in Mohill and under the musical direction of Tish Dunleavy will be staging their show in the Cornmill Theatre, Carrigallen on Friday April 12th 2013 at 8:30pm. Proceeds from this show will be donated to two very deserving organisations - Leitrim- based Stop Suicide and Leitrim Multiple Sclerosis. Keep Friday April 12th 2013 free to come along and suppor tthe work of these two great organisations while at the same enjoying this great singing group. Bookings at 049-4339612 or email

Anxiety Support Group

The Mohill Family Support Centre is looking at the possibility of starting a support group to help people who suffer anxiety. If you suffer from anxiety and would like some help to overcome the problem, please contact us on 071-96-31253 and speak to our co-ordinator Tina McLoughlin. Thanking you in anticipation.

Thanking You

The St. Manachan’s National School Parents Association wish to thank all who contributed to their recent church gate collection. The total raised was E477.87. Thanks to the collectors for turning out despite the coldest weather conditions. “A friend in need is a friend indeed”.


Deaf-Hear: Gerard Holmes will attend the LAPWD Centre, Mohill on April 9th at 10am to meet clients re: hearing aids and appliances. To make an appointment, please call Carmel on 071-91-4975.

Brainwave: Ms Agnes Mooney, Resource Worker with Brainwave Ireland is holding an information session and meeting people/family members with epilepsy at the LAPWD Centre, Mohill on April 16th. To make an appointment or for further information please contact Agnes on 071-91-68725.

LAPWD Memorial Walk: LAPWD Memorial Walk on Sunday 26th at 12:30am commencing from LAPWD offices. Remembering Howard Cusack and Sr. Emmanuel Farrrelly. 5k and 2k Walk, run or roll. Registration €10 per individual and €20 for families. For further information contact 071-96-51000.


Trocaire is asking us to pray for the many human rights defenders, community organisations and local leaders who face persecution around the world for trying to improve the lives of their neighbours. Trocaire asks us to continue to speak out on global injustices and to act in solidarity with vulnerable communities overseas. You can contact

It’s A Girl

Our warmest congratulations go to Dermot and Edel Shanley (Duignan), Cloonboney, Mohill and now residents in Celbridge, Co. Kildare on the birth of their beautiful little girl Sarah born in the Coombe Hospital last week. We all wish baby Sarah a life filled with love and every blessing now and in the years ahead.


Prayers were offered at Masses on Sunday last for the repose of the souls of Paddy Joe Farrell, formerly from Ashbrook House, Mohill and Willie McLoughlin, formerly of Drumgowagh who died in New York. To all who mourn Paddy Joe and Willie at this sad time, we offer our deepest sympathy. Our sympathy is also with the Dolan family on the death of their uncle Vincent Colquitt, Furance, Dromod who died recently and who was predeceased by his wife Margaret. “To live on in the hearts of those who love you is not to die”.

Mohill GAA Lotto Results

The numbers drawn on March 19th were 15, 18, 20, 25. There was no jackpot winner. Lucky Dip winners 1st €70 Peter Carroll, Main St, Mohill, 2nd €40 Darren McLoughlin, Mohill, 3rd €20 Laura O’Neill, Gortletteragh. The draw on last Monday night was held in O’Carroll’s, Main St with the jackpot at €13,000. Thanking you for your support.

Social Dancing

Come and dance your cares away in J’s Hotel, Main St to the lovely music of J.S Sound this Thursday night March 28th. Doors open at 9:30pm. Dancing from 10pm- 12:30pm. Door raffle and refreshments served. All are welcome.

Mohill Bluegrass Festival

Mohill Bluegrass Festival are proud to present the Down and Bluegrass Band in J’s Hotel on this Saturday March 30th. They are holding the draw for the E300 Easter Hamper and a TV. €2 to enter draw. The show kicks off at 9pm. They are all looking forward to seeing you there. Come and bring a friend. It could be your lucky night. Extending a cead mile failte to all.

Lough Rynn 10KM Mini Marathon

Leitrim Sports Partnership are hosting the Lough Rynn Castle 10KM Mini Marathon on Good Friday March 29th at 5pm in conjunction with Leitrim County Council, Irish Sports Council, Lough Rynn Castle Hotel, Leitrim County Atheletics Board, Leitirm Observer and HSE. The route is a 10KM run around the grounds of Lough Rynn and the run is AAI approved. This is a perfect occasion for experienced runners, fun runners and walkers to get an official time with the use of the professional chip timing which will be available on the day of the event. All registered participants are encouraged to fundraise for local charities, sports clubs or groups of their choice but it is not complusory to raise funds. All finishers will receive a race medal and there will be prizes presented to the different category winners with refreshments served in the hotel afterwards. Registration can be done online at For more information, please contact Leitrim Sports Partnership on 071-96-50498 or email This is the third year for this 10K walk/run. We wish all participants a fun day in this thrilling event. Come and enjoy.

Country Markets Ltd Relocating

Country Markets will open this Thursday March 28th at the former Leitrim County Council Offices, Station Rd, Mohill. Homebaking, pan and boiled boxty, preserve, flowers, free range eggs, etc. All our produce is additive free. No preservatives, fresh, handmade and supporting local producers. When in Mohill, why not call in and support your local market? New members are welcome.

Charity Bridge Drive

The Usna Bridge Club is holding a Charity Bridge Drive in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon on Friday, 29 March at 6pm. Supper provided. All Bridge players welcome.

Get fit after Easter

Ladies after Easter you can get fit with a fun group Assorted Fitness Zumba class and find the motivation to stick to your weight loss plan. New 6 week fitness programme starting, Friday the 4th of April at 7.30pm in Eslin Hall and Monday the 8th of April at 9.15pm in J’s Mohill. Being around others exercising, socialising and having fun amplifies your enthusiasm. Contact 087 9390980 for further information or booking.

Thank you

The organising committee of the recent Michael O’Connor memorial fundraiser for the Irish Cancer Society would like to thank all the people from Mohill and surrounding areas for their generosity. The sum of €5,675 was raised. We would like to thank the following who helped us in many ways: Kim Taylor, Ann O’Connor, Joe Gilmartin’s Butchers, Phil Beirne, Paddy Kilrane’s Butchers, Connacht Gold Co-op, J’s Hotel, Caroline Conefery, Reynolds Hardware, A+D Selections, John James Pub, C+D Pharmacy, Elizabeth Bohan - Reflections, Kieran’s Pharmacy, Stensons Hardware, The Barber Station, Icons (Harriet’s), Snips Hair Salon (Dorreen’s), Noa Beauty, Gordon’s Cosy Corner Pub, Hugh Logan’s butchers, The Nature Trail Health Food Shop, Lloyd’s Gala, Peter Logan’s butchers, Kathleen Reilly, the Bohan family, O’Carolan’s Pub, M+M’s bakery, Padraig Mulligan, Pauline Piggott, Baxter’s Centra, Maureen and Denis McGeoghan, and Sean and Bridie McIntyre. A sincere thank you to everyone who supporterd us.

Mohill and District Historical Society

Our April meeting of the Mohill and District Historical Society will take place on Tuesday the 2nd of April at 8.00 in the Canon Donohue Memorial Hall. Following a short meeting, we are proud to introduce Dr. Frank Brennan, who will give an illustrated talk on John McGahern, his life, writings and their connection with his beloved South Leitrim. Frank has lectured widely on John McGahern and his writings and his tours of the area associated with the writer and his works have been widely praised.

All are welcome, and as a large crowd are expected please arrive early. For further information call 087-6698458.