Dromod Community News

Drama - Bornacoola Style

Drama - Bornacoola Style

The Bornacoola Players are back threading the boards following their very successful production last year! Remember the Buds of Ballybunion? Well they are back with another J.B. Keane play “The Chastitute “and there’s more...,. This year the Bornacoola Players are also presenting “The Spinsters” March 1st, 2nd & 3rd are the dates. Bornacoola Community Centre is the venue and 8pm is the time. So mark it in the diary, come and see your family, friends & neighbours in various guises and roles. A great night’s entertainment guaranteed!

Defibrillator News

Bornacoola has a very valuable resource in 12 defibrillators positioned in various locations around the parish and approximately 110 people have been trained to use them. In order to maintain and upgrade vital defibrillator equipment it is necessary, once again, to appeal to the generosity of the people of the parish. Our last fundraising efforts were very successful and, this time, we are hoping to raise €6,000 for future upgrades and battery replacements.

A member of the committee has been nominated to fundraise in all areas of the parish, please place your donation in the envelope provided and it will be collected from you. Further training will be taking place in the near future, if you wish to be included please give your name and phone number (mobile if possible) to the person collecting in your area, to any member of the committee or text your details to 087-6359727. Defibrillators are a valuable asset in our community; please help us to achieve this upgrade.


We would like to send our condolences to Rutledge and May Healey, Rooskey on the death of Rutledge’s brother Liam Healey, Shankhill, Dublin who died on Wednesday last at the Beacon Hospital Dublin. Liam was laid to rest in Shanganagh cemetery on Saturday last. May he Rest in Peace.

Operation Transformation

A note to hand from Mary Shanley, Annaduff and it reads as follows: It’s that time of year again. Lent is starting and we re all going to have great intentions! So dig out the runners - put the word around - organise yourselves into teams as OT will be starting this month.

Trident Swim Club

Trident Swim Club is Carrick on Shannon’s newest and most successful swim club with members ranging from beginners to national squad. We train at Aura in Carrick three times a week and welcome new members up to 18 years of age. Our membership prices are very reasonable and we offer a free trial session to all with no obligation. For more details contact Samantha Weaver 086 859 4497.

Leitrim Supporters Club

Leitrim Supporters Club tickets are on sale at the moment from all GAA clubs priced at €40 per ticket. For further details contact Shay Reynolds 087 9030882.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late John Maguire, Carrick-on-Shannon who died on Thursday last at his home. John was laid to rest in St Mary’s Cemetery, Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday last. May he Rest in Peace.

Bornacoola Youth Club

This week at The Hive we had teen drop in on Thursday evening and junior and teen club on Friday evening. Just a quick reminder of club times, Thursday evening drop in for the teens is half six until nine and Friday evening is junior or senior club is seven until half eight and teen club is a quarter to nine until a quarter past ten. The junior leaders are doing a great job with the junior and senior clubs they have loads of ideas of activities and games to keep the younger members active and interested and always coming back wanting more. A reminder that the next music night is on the 18th with Ronnie and Sharon, it will start at 7 for junior club members followed by seniors at half seven and teens at eight. Anyone who can play an instrument or sing is welcome to come along and take part. There will b some exciting activities coming up and once times and dates are confirmed we will have more information for you

Bornacoola GAA dinner dance

The Bornacoola GAA dinner dance will take place in Cox’s, Dromod on Saturday, March 8th. Tickets available from Kelly Howard 087-9727946 Michelle Howard 085-2856485 Leonie Duffy 086-3721128 Noel McCluskey 087-6454317 and Linda Farrell 086-8473534.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 6th to the 13th May staying across the road from church, cost from €520 needs to be booked early, as only 10 rooms left, we also have English speaking guide with us. For further details contact Tommy 044 9371787 / 087-6851691.

Cake Sale

Rooskey Church Renovation Committee are holding a cake sale in the Old School Rooskey after 12 o clock Mass on Sunday 24th February. Cake donations and support needed

Table Quiz

Rooskey Church Renovation Committee are holding a Table Quiz in the Kon Tiki on Friday night February 22nd at 9pm. Table of 4 €40. Refreshments and Raffle on the night. Please support this worthy cause.

Ash Wednesday

Today is ash Wednesday the start of the season of lent a time when some people make a sacrifice giving up something or another for the forty days. Mass and the distribution of ashes in Bornacoola Church this morning at 10am and in Cloontuk Church at 7pm.

Golden Wedding

We would like to send our congratulations to Charlie and Maura Devine, Ballygeeher who celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Monday last. We wish you health and

happiness for the future.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Betty Reynolds, nee McLoughlin, Stuck, Eslin Bridge who died last week at the Shannon Lodge Nursing Home, Rooskey. Betty was laid to rest in Mohill cemetery on Friday last. May she Rest in Peace

Birthday greetings

We would like to send greetings to some people who celebrate their birthday in recent times: firstly to my daughter Sharon who celebrated her 19th birthday last week, next to my neighbour Harry Cumiskey who turned 21 on Saturday last. We wish you health and happiness for the future.


Shaky start to Leitrim’s Div 4 league campaign two defeats Limerick and Clare there are three weeks till the next game away to Carlow hopefully they will get a chance to get things together....Derek tells me Brian Farrell will entertain all on his special guests Valentines night ....Badminton continues every Wednesday Mohill Sports Complex at 8pm....Bornacoola GAA Dinner dance Cox’s, Dromod March 8th please support....Man Utd. fans very happy again this week 12pts ahead can’t see them being caught.... All local hostelries busy with bookings for romantic Valentines night meals....Body attack continues every Thursday at Bornacoola Community Centre at 9pm....the Leitrim GAA club league kicks off this weekend.