Mohill Community News

Irish Eurovision

Irish Eurovision

Kasey Smith, one of five hopefuls who could represent Ireland in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, has strong Leitrim connections. Her grandmother is Bernadette Smith, formerly Conlon from Rosdawn, Mohill. She has aunts in Dromod, Bornacoola, Mohill and Leitrim Village, not forgetting Uncle Liam here in Rosdawn. Music runs in the family. Her grandfather Pat Smith and uncle P.J. Smith have had number one singles in Ireland. We all wish good luck to Kasey next Saturday night February 22nd when she will sing on the Late Late Show. The winning act will be chosen using a combination of public votes and regional jury votes. Kasey is looking for major support from Leitrim. Her song is called “Kiss Me”. Please give her number 1. We all want her to win. Keep track of Kasey on Smith or on Twitter @KaseyKaySmith


The Leitrim Association of People with Disabilities are re-starting activities on Tuesday, February 26th 2013 from 2-4pm at Station Road, Mohill. On that date, John Kenny, Breffni Ireland, Carrigallen will give a talk on furniture restoration and general information about furniture design etc. John has asked that if any member has a small item which they would like to restore to please take it along. Transport can be arranged if necessary and a good attendance is necessary if this group is to continue in 2013. Come and meet old friends for a cuppa, chat and enjoy the hospitality of Rosaleen and staff.

Fine Gael AGM

The annual general meeting of the Mohill-Eslin-Gorvagh branch of Fine Gael will take place in the Canon Donohoe Hall, Mohill on Wednesday, February 20th next. Some very interesting items on the agenda including the election of officers, issues of local interst, secretary and treasurers reports, etc. For more information please contact Theresa Henry Mulligan on 071-9631369 or 087-9422498.

Mohill Bridge Club

On Februrary 13th last there was a full attendance at Bridge in J’s Hotel. Results: 1st Marie Walpole and Ella Gannon. 2nd Kay Dolan and Mary Scollan. 3rd Peg Logan and Mary Flynn. 4th Dorothy O’Connor and Annie Cox. Play continues every Wednesday night here in J’s Hotel commencing at 7:45pm. New players always welcome.

Social Dancing

Come and dance the nigtha way this Thursday night February 21st in J’s Hotel, Main Street to the lovely music of J+S Sound. Doors open at 9:30pm. Dancing from 10-12:30am. Here you will greet old friends and meet new ones. Come and enjoy. All are welcome.


The people of Mohill wish to join with me in sympathising with Kiaran and Virginia O’Carolan on the death of Virginia’s father, Dan McCormac, Cloonagh, Dring, Co. Longford who died recently. To all who mourn Dan, we offer our most sincere sympathy. “He is gone no further from us than to God”. May his dear soul Rest in Peace.

Mohill GAA Lotto

The draw on February 11th was held in Fitzpatrick’s, Lr Main Street. The numbers drawn were 13, 16, 23, 26. Ther was no jackpot winner. The Lucky Dip winners were as follows: 1st €70 L.A.P.W.D, Station Road, Mohill, 21nd €40 Louise Tully, Slatta, Kilglass, 3rd €20 Paschal McKeon, Mohill. The draw on February 18th was held in J’s Hotel with the jackpot at €12, 800. Thanking you for your continued support. “If you are not win, you can’t win”.

Senior Scor

Anyone interested in taking part in Senior Scor this year which starts on Saturday March 23rd 2013 attended a meeting in J’s Hotel, Mohill on Monday February 18th. If you were unable to take attend and would like to take part please contact Roisin Kennedy on 087-2147350 or Kathleen Cosgrove on 087-7582747.

Congratulations to Dearbhaile Beirne who has been selected by the Juvenile Committee of Athletics Ireland as 2012 County Leitrim Athlete of the Year. On Saturday last, Dearbhaile was presented with her award at the Tipperary Star Awards banquet in Tullamore Court Hotel. Thank you for brigning honours to Mohill. We wish you all continued success.

Tom Moran

The death of Tom Moran, formerly from Drumahill, Mohill who died in London and whose interment of ashes took place in Mohill Cemetery following Requiem Mass in St. Patrick’s Church is deeply mourned by his cousins and all who miss him at this sad time. Sonny as he was affectionately known worked for English Rail. He was a very nice, unassuming gentleman who was highly respected by all who knew him and admired his Irish wit and loyalty. Our sympathies are with his cousins and many friends. “To live on in the hearts of those who love you is not to die”. May he Rest in Peace.


The people of Mohill wish to join with me in sympathising with Gene Baxter on the death of his aunt Mary Moran, late of Treanmore, whose funeral took place in Drumreilly last week. We all remember Mary as a very nice kind lady whom we loved to meet. She will be sadly missed but fondly remembered. “Fold her O Jesus in your arms and let her hense forth be a messenger of love between our human hearts and thee”. May she Rest in Peace.

Nellie Foley (Beirne)

It was with regret we learned of the death of Nellie Foley, Drumard, Mohill who died in the tender care of the doctors, nurses and staff at Lough Erill Nursing Home, Mohill on February 12th 2013. She was predeceased by her husband Jimmy and son Aiden many years ago. RIP. Nellie was a lady of deep faith who loved her family. It was always a pleasure to meet her. She never forgot her Roscommon roots and her stories from yesteryear were a delight to listen to.

Her removal to St. Patrick’s Church took place on Ash Wednesday and was very well attended as was her Requiem Mass on Thursday followed by burial in Cloone Cemetery.

Our sympathies are with her daughter Marie, sons Cathal and Seamus, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, their extended families and all who mourn Nellie at 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.

Bartley Bohan

The death of Bartley Bohan, Drumsna at Sligo General Hospital on February 7th 2013 has caused widespread regret in the community. Sadly his dear wife Mary died some years ago. Bartley, an ex-CIE employee, was a gentleman who was held in the highest esteem by management and workmates alike. He had a great personality and was an active member of the community. A loving brother and uncle who will be sadly missed but remembered with love.

His removal to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Drumsna, his Requiem Mass and funeral to Mohill Cemetery was very largely attended which was indeed a tribute to the popularity of Bartley, his brothers Martin and Jim, sisters Mary, Bridie and Anna, nephews and nieces, to whom we also offer our deepest sympathy. “Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on and cherished memories never die because a loved one’s gone”. May he Rest in Peace.

Active Age Group

The organising committee of Mohill Active Age Group wish to inform its members that the weekly meeting held each Wednesday in the Canon Donohoe Hall will resume this Wednesday February 20th at 3pm. All members are invited to attend as plans are being made to organise activities and outings for the spring-summer season 2013. New members always welcome. Come along, greet new friends and enjoy.

‘The Field’

On this Saturday night February 23rd, the world famous play “The Field” by John B. Keane will be performed by the Glenasmole Drama Group, Dublin and staged in Cloone Community Centre. Don’t miss this play. Go along and enjoy the Glenasmole Players at their best.


This Lent, Trocaire invites you on a journey of discovery to a small community in Odisma in Easter India. This journey will tell the story of Trocaire’s work in tackling poverty and marginalisation among some of the poorest and most excluded communities in India. There you will find how with your support, Trocaire can continue to (1)- help communities to work out of poverty and (2)- tackle the root causes of poverty and challenge the injustices that keep people trapped in the poverty cycle. Please take a Trocaire Box with you this Lent. Your contribution will be much appreciated. Every little helps.

Assorted Fitness Mohill

A new set of Ladies Zumba Fun and Fitness sessions will be starting on next Monday February 23rd in J’s Hotel, Main Street at 9:15pm. Anyone is welcome to pop in and try it out for just €5. This is the time of year to get out and keep fit. Do go along and join the transformation. Extending a cead mile failte to all.

Gardening Time

Keen plantsman and feature writer for the Irish Garden, James Wickham will be providing an inspirational and illustrated talk on Trees for all gardens at 8:30pm on Tuesday February 26th at the Canon Donohoe Hall. This event is facilitated by Mohill ICA with service to the Community. All genders welcome. Light refreshments and raffle.

Sean Ward

There was widespread regret on hearing of the death of Sean Ward, Rosharry who died in the loving care of the doctors, nurses and staff at St. John’s Hospital, Sligo on February 11th 2013. Sean loved working on the land. He was a very caring, devoted brother and uncle, a most obliging neighbour and despite his illness, also an inspiration to all who knew him. His death will be mourned by his family and many friends.

His removal took place to St. Mary’s Church, Mohill and was representative of all sections of the community as was his concelebrated Mass which was a celebration of Sean’s life and at which the lovely music added to the solemnity of this sad occasion. Our sympathies are with his brothers Mike Joe, Seamus, sisters Kathleen, Moire, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, nephews, nieces and family circle. “Those we hold most dear never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they showed, the comfort they shared and love they brought into our lives”. May his dear soul Rest in Peace.

Community College Parents’ Association AGM

AGM of Mohill Community College Parents’ Association will take place on Friday night, February 22nd at 8pm with presentation afterwards at 8.30pm.

St Patrick’s Hospital fundraising concert

Eleanor Shanley together with Charlie McGettigan will perform in St. Joseph’s Centre, Leitrim Village, on Sunday, 24th February at 8pm. Tickets on sale at €15 in local PO and shops and Mulvey’s, Carrick-on-Shannon and St. Patrick’s Hospital. All proceeds to Alzheimer’s Unit, St. Patrick’s Hospital.