Mohill Community News

First Communion

First Communion

On Saturday May 18th next, First Holy Communion takes place in St. Patrick’s Church, Mohill at 12 noon. We wish the children, their parents and their teachers many blessing on this wonderful day. “God’s love is like an evergreen tree. It thrives through every season”.

Leitrim Sports Partnership

Leitrim Sports Partnership is hosting a Nathan Carter Dance on Thrusday May 16th in the Landmark Hotel at 10pm to help raise funds for sports and physical activities for children and adults with disabilities in Leitrim. Tickets from Leitrim Sports Partnership at 071-96-50498 or at the Landmark Hotel. Your attendance would be much appreciated. Please suppor this worthy cause. All are welcome.

Maths Maestro

We wish to add our congratulations to the many received by Peter O’Neill, first year student at Mohill Community College who came in third in one of eight tests organised by the Maths Teachers Association. Also representing the College in Carrick-on-Shannon were Peter and Laura McManus, Jordan Camp and Seona Cosgrave. Peter received a hand-crafted trophy, pen and certificate. Laura, Jordan and Seona got a pen and certificate. Wishing those talented young students continued success in their studies. “Education is for life”.

Mohill GAA Lotto Results

The results on May 7th were as follows: 1st €70 Mary Beirne, Coolebawn, Mohill, 2nd €40 Amy Cosgrove, Mohill, 3rd Willie Joe Higgins, Eslin. The numbers drawn were 2, 8, 13 or 22. The draw on May 13th was held in Gordon’s, Main Street with the jackpot at €13,400. Thanking you for your support. Proceeds go to fund expenses. “If you are not in, you can’t win”.

The Gathering

Following last week’s very successful Percy French Party, we can now look forward to the June Bank Holiday Weekend. All past players at home and aboard have been contacted. Hopefully we will have included everyone. We will also entertain a team from Manchester- no, not United- but better again St. Lawrences’s from that great city. There will be underage and overage football, fun racing and fun football, a buffett in J’s Hotel. Then finally on Sunday evening, there will be a Vareity Concert hosted by own Katherine Lynch. The Concert will include local singers Edel Palmer, Ronan Gallagher and Katherine. Hip Hop dancing, Irish dancing and drama by the local Acorn and Junior Acorn Players. This promises to be an unforgettable weekend. Come and enjoy. We extend a cead mile failte to all.

Good Luck Edwina

We wish Edwina Guckian from Drumsna who has been chosen as the Leitrim Rose 2013 continued good luck as she goes forward to represent Leitrim at the Regional Rose of Tralee Compeition to be held in Portlaoise over the June Bank Holiday Weekend. Edwina is a noted world champion and a resource teacher who travels between three between three primary schools in the Strokestown area of Roscommon. This beautiful, talented young lady has all our best wishes and hopefully this year’s “Rose of Tralee” comes from Lovely Leitrim.


Our warmest congratulations to Margaret McDermott, Clooncarne on her recent engagement to Cormac Cranney, Newry. We all wish Margaret and Cormac a life filled with love and every blessing now and in the future.

Social Dancing

Come and dance the night away in J’s Hotel, Main St this Thursday night, May 16th to the lovely music by J+ Sound. Doors open at 9.30pm. Refreshments served. Door raffle. Your support will be appreciated. Bring a friend. Enjoy the craic in a relaxed atmosphere. We extend a cead mile failte to all.

Vintage Tractor Run

On next Sunday May 19th, a Vintage Tractor Run will travel from the Welcome Inn, Cornageeha onto to Tooman, Ruskey, Drumsna and Mohill. Registration between 10:30 and 11:30am at the Welcome Inn. Refreshments served with lunch included in Mohill. Entry fee €20 per tractor. Finisher Awards for all registered entrants. For further information contact John at 087-2074137, Noel 086-8558755 or Danny 087-6537510. All welcome.

Leitrim Horse Racing School

The Leitrim Horse Racing School are looking for new members. They are hosting an open at the Moorlands Equesterian Centre on Friday May 17th from 7pm. Members must be seventeen years old or over. Levels of riding at the school. To whom it may concern, you are welcome.

Mohill Bridge Club

Mohill Bridge Club are holding their Dinner and end of year Bridge prizes on this Wednesday May 15th in J’s Hotel. Players are asked to be in J’s at 7pm. Come along. Enjoy a delicious meal, the craic and a good game of bridge. See you all in good cheer.

Tess Reynolds (Lynch)

The people of Mohill in union with the community in Ballinamore and indeed all of County Leitrim were saddened on hearing of the death of Tess Reynolds, St. Bridget’s Street, Ballinamore who died on May 4th 2013 at home in the loving care of her dear family. Tess was predeceased by her husband Pat Joe Reynolds, former Fine Gael TD, Minister of State and Cathaoirleach of Seanad Eireann. Tess was a lady with many qualities. Her great faith and love for her family together with her involvement in the community where she was always held in the highest esteem was evident in the thousands who came to pay their finals respects at her home and concelebrated Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Ballinamore which was a celebration of Tess’s life and her great love of her music. Our sympathies are with her sons Gerard, Peter, daughters Ita, Regina, brother, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces and family circle who mourn her as this sad time. “People will walk in and out of your life but only loved ones will leave footprints in your heart”. May her gentle soul Rest in Peace.

On Vacation

It is nice to welcoem the many visitors who are here at the moment: Fr. Jim McNulty, John and Mary Beirne, T. McGuire, the Mahon family, J. Roger, C. Meehan, J. Turbett, M. Reynolds, J. Mulligan, B.O Reilly, J. Quinn, M. Flanaghan and many more who were delighted to enjoy Leitrim’s hospitality. Extending a cead mile failte to all our visitors. Come and enjoy Lovely Leitrim.

Birthday Greetings

His many friends here in Mohill wish to join with me in congratulating Lyod Donnelly, formerly from Main St, Mohill on celebrating his 50th birthday on Monday last. We all wish Lyod “many happy returns”. “No age is old when you reach it”. “Keep smiling”.

Eucharistic Adoration

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


There is Bingo in the Canon Donohoe Hall, Mohill every Monday night commencing at 9pm. Some lovely prizes to be won. Come and be lucky. Proceeds go to find the Hall.

Fianna Fail collection

The Mohill Fianna Fail cumann would like to thank all those who donated towards the annual church gate collection which was taken up last weekend at both masses.