Mohill Community News

Happy Birthday Teresa

Happy Birthday Teresa

Wishing a very happy birthday to Teresa Reilly, Main Street who celebrates her special day today, Wednesday, from all her friends in Mohill. Teresa is the Leitrim Observer’s local corr for Mohill and each week she reports on all the happenings in and around the town. Congratulations Teresa from all of us in the Leitrim Observer and keep up the good work!

Alcohol mis-use

A community mobilisation meeting on alcohol mis-use will take place in the Canon Donohoe Hall on this Thursday, May 2nd at 7pm. Everyone welcome.

Classes in Mohill

Adult kettlebell tone class every Tuesday at 7pm in Canon Donohue Hall. Mohill hip hop every Tuesday - under 8s at 5pm, under 16s at 6pm, adults Sunday at 12-1pm. Adult core class every Thursday at 8pm. Contact Charlene Mulligan: 086 2692977, Follow me on facebook at myrhythmfitdance Website

LAPWD Memorial Event

In memory of the late Howard Cusack and Sr. Emmanuel Farrelly. 5K Walk and 2K Fun Run, Walk and Roll on Sunday, May 26th at 12.30pm. The event will be launched by Alan Devine (Louie) Fair City and and Andy McGovern, Author of “Against the Odds”. Entry fee €10 and everybody welcome. For more information contact the office on 071 9651000.

Men’s group

A men’s garden project is now in progress in Mohill, and if you are interested in joining us please phone the Family Support Centre on 071-9631253.

Mohill and District Historical Society

Our next meeting of the Mohill and District Historical Society will take place on Tuesday the 7th of May in the Canon Donohue Hall at 8.30pm sharp. We are privileged to have as our guest speaker, Fr. Liam Kelly, famed author and historian. He will give a presentation on local history accompanied by a collection of historical photographs.

All those who are interested in local history should avail of this wonderful opportunity. All are welcome to attend this very special evening. For further information contact John at 087-6698458.

“Choose Life, We Cherish Them Both”

A Vigil of Prayer for the right to life of mothers and their unborn babies Saturday May 4th, Our Lady’s Shrine, Knock. This important event supported by the Irish Bishops’s Conference will begin with a themed Rosary Procession at 1pm and conclude with Mass in the Basilica at 3pm. All are most warmly welcome to attend.

The Main Celebrant, Cardinal Sean Brady, Homilist, Most Rev Brendan Leahy, Bishop of Limerick. A Blessing for Expectant Mothers who are present wil be given during the Mass. There will be a bus from St. Patrick’s Church, Mohill at 10am. To book your place, please call 087-7819586 or 086-1280668.


Kealin Ireland of Leitrim BirdWatch presented a slide show on garden birds and what is happening in Leitrims and fields at this time of year followed by light exercise by Sarah, refreshments and raffle, all in the Canon Donohoe Hall on Tuesday April 30th last faciltated by Mohill ICA. All who attended were very impressed and thanks to Kealin are more knowledgeable about our locard birds and “The Dawn Chorus”.

St. Patrick’s Church

The Eucharistic Ministers for May are as follows. Saturday - Fiona McGowan, Imelda Donnelly. Sunday - Mary Egan, Gerard Ellis. Readers - Saturday - Seamus Ward, Petra Gaffey. Sunday - Belinda Hamilton, Anita Hamilton. Collectors - Saturday - Lorna Matthews, Gerry McHugh, Gerry Bieirne, Francis McGowan, Patrick Beirne, Seamus Ward. Sunday - Eilish Cunningham, Padraig and Jim Rogers, Gerry O’Callaghan, Kieran O’Beirne, Maura Baxter. The Atlar Society for the Month of May are Kathleen Ward and Lourda McGowan.

Next Friday May 3rd is the first Friday Mass at 1am. 8pm Confessions on Thursday after 10am Mass. The sick and housebound will be attended as usual. Eucharistic Adoration on Thursday from 10:30am- 10pm with Special Holy Hour between 8 to 9pm. Your attendance will be much appreciated.

“The more we receive in silent prayer, the better we can give in our active life”. This holy hour is also dedicated for the right to life of mothers and babies. Youth 2000 Prayer Meeting takes place this Wednesday May 1st from 8pm to 9pm in St. Patrick’s Church. “The fruit of prayer is faith”.

Bluegrass Raffle Results

The Mohill Bluegrass Festival Committee would like to thank all those who supported our fundraising Raffle which was held in J’s Hotel, Main Street on Saturday March 30th 2012.

We congratulate the prize winners: Hamper- Katie Whearty, TV/DVD combo- Mary T. Kelly and Maureen Lynch won the Easter Egg hamper kindly donated by Baxter’s Supermarket, Centra, to whom we express our thanks.

This year’s Bluegrass Festival will take place here in Mohill from Friday August 9th to Sunday August 11th. This promises to be a full weekend when Mohill will come alive with music, song and the craic. Extending a cead mile failite to all our visitors.

Mohill Bridge Club

There was a full attendance in J’s Hotel on April 4th. Results 1st Micheal Mahon-Teresa O’Reilly, 2nd Mary Scollan-Kay Dolan 3rd Dorothy O’Connor-Annie Cox 4th Ella Gannon-Marie Walpole. Play continues every Wednesday night at 7:45pm in J’s Hotel, Main Street. Party night Wednesday May 15th 2013. Wishing all players good luck in the competition.

Diabetes Ireland

The Leitrim Branch and Diabetes Ireland invite you to a Public Information meeting on this Wednesday May 1st to the Ramada Hotel, Drumshanbo at 8pm. Guest Speaker will be Dr. Wilma Lourens, Consultant Diabeteologist, Sligo General Hospital. Topic Prevention and Reversal of Type 2 Diabetes, Changing the Concept of Diet for Type 1 and 2 Diabetes.

There will be a range of stands to visit featuring related products. On Sunday May 12th, the Leitrim Branch are holding their annual sponsored walk from Annaduff Church at 12 noon. Refreshments afterwards in Annaduff Community Centre at the GAA Park.

For sponorship cards, ring JD mobile 087-6812765, Patricia 087-2238242 or T.P. on 087-4083451. Please support this worthy cause.

Social Dancing

On this Thursday May 2nd come and dance the night away to the lovely music of “Showbud”. Doors open 9:30pm. Licenced bar. Refreshments served and door raffle. Here you can meet old friends and welcome new ones. Extending a cead mile failite to all visitors. Come and enjoy.

Mohill GAA

The Mohill GAA Lotto Draw was held in J’s Hotel on April 22nd. Last numbers drawn 9, 10, 23, 26. There was no jackpot winner. Lucky Dip Winners 1st €70 Paul Kivlehan, Mohill, 2nd €40 Sylvia Booth, Station Rd, Mohill, 3rd €20 Liz and Mgt Ward, Fearglass North.

The draw on Mondayv, April 29th was held in Casey’s, Bridge Street with jackpot at €13,300. Thanking you for your support and thanks to everyone who contributed to the recycling fundraiser at the weekend, not forgetting all the volunteers for collecting the items and for all the heavy lifting. “Many hands make light work”.

Club Recognition Award: We wish to add our congratulations to the many received by Mohill Ladies on receiving the Club Recognition Award for Leitrim. They received their award in Claremorris last Saturday. Thank you to all the girls who contributed in compiling our entry and to our management and executive who made this award possible. Keep June 22nd/23rd in your diary for a spectacular and unique fundraising event for Mohill GAA. “Every little helps”.

Cancer Society

The annual church gate collection in aid of the Irish Cancer Society will be held at St. Patrick’s Church, Mohill this weekend Saturday May 4th and Sunday 5th. Your support of this worthy cause would be appreciatd.

Show AGM

The annual general meeting of Mohill Agricultural Show Committee will be held on Tuesday May 7th next in J’s Hotel at 9pm. All Committee members are asked to attend and new members most welcome.

Happy Birthday Percy

Come to Percy’s Party in Mohill Town from Friday May 3rd at 8pm to Sunday May 5th Midnight at the Hunt Hall. Saturday 4pm at 8pm Mass in St. Patrick’s Church with “Sweet Spirit” Gospel Choir and at 8:45pm, the Sliabh a Iarainn players will stage “The Country Boy’ in the Hunt Hall. Sunday 5th at 7pm, Percy French comes to town followed by a gala performance of song, drama, recitation and Percy French performing group, Mohill Amateur Dramatic Society, not forgetting the North Co. Down Percy French Performing Quartet. This promises to be a night to remember and not to be missed. Wishing the organising committee continued success and thanks for bringing “Percy” to Mohill.

Mohill and District A.C.

Church Gate Collection: A big thank you to all who contributed so generously to our annual church gate collection which was held at all Masses recently. The committee and parents are very grateful to all who have donated to our Atheltic Club. We will now be in a position to purchase some equipment for our juvenile athletes. Also thank you to all who volunteered themselves to help out on the collections on both days. Training now on Monday 6-7pm and Friday 4:30- 5:30pm at GAA Grounds. Adult Running meet every Tuesday/Thursday at 8pm at Marian College. Please see Facebook page or contact Anne Macklin or Peter Logan for updates. Registration fees are long overdue and parents that have not paid registration fees are asked to contact Club Treasurer- Eilish McNabola. Congrats to our club athletes who are members of U-14 Boys team who won the League title when they beat Fenagh in overtime. Keep up the good work. You are a credit to your club. Well done, boys.

The Gathering

Mohill is putting great effort into this Gathering idea with two weekends of events planned. This weekend we have the Percy French Party and it promises to be wonderful. Then we have the Mohill GAA Gathering which will take place on the June Bank Holiday Weekend starting on Saturday May 31st with the launching in the Clubrooms in the evening when we welcome the Manchester people with light refreshments. On Sat June 1st there will be games for every category of player followed by a buffet and the presentation of medals in J’s that night.

On Sunday, we have mass for deceased members, a fun day in the Park and a Variety Concert in J’s Hotel hosted on the night by our very own Katherine Lynch and featuring songs, sketches and dancing. Kathleen will be around all weekend and will hopefully treat us to some songs from her CD: Settling Dust.

Details are on our website and on our Facebook page.


In conjunction with the annual visit of Arisley Town F.C to Mohill, there will be an open singles in Conefrey’s Bar, Fenagh at 8:30pm on this Thursday May 2nd. Also an Open Singles for the John Lowe Cup in J’s Hotel, Mohill Sunday May 5th next.


Bingo continues every Monday night here in the Canon Donohoe Hall commencing at 9pm. Many valuable prizes to be won. Come and be lucky. We extend a very warm welcome to all our players.