Kiltubrid Community News



The funeral of Eithne Smyth, Ballinamore took place on Saturday, February 16th. Her husband Paddy died some years ago. Sympathy to her daughter Patricia, sons Gregory, Damien, Ciaran, Gary, Conor, Raymond. Also to her family, relatives, friends and neighbours. Eithne’s mother Brigid taught in Liscarbin N.S. for a long number of years. May their souls Rest in Peace.

Training for Childminders and Potential Childrminders

Childminding Quality Awareness Programme, 11 hours training on topics of relevance to all Childminders and potential Childrminders Saturday March 9th and 23rd 10am- 4pm, Drumshanbo. Cost of this course is €10 to be paid in advance. To secure your place contact Orla at Leitrim County Childcare Committee, Laird House, Church Street, Drumshanbo. Tel 071-96-40870, 086-1929283 or email

Pioneer Association

Congratulations to John Joe McGirl who received the Fr. Cullen Medal which marks seventy years of membership of the Pioneer Association, to Mrs Brigid Redican and Mrs Maura McCormack who received their Gold Pioneer Pins, to Mrs Mary McKiernan, Mrs Christine McGourty and Mrs Geraldine McWeeney who received their Silver Pioneer Pins, and to Diarmuid Mac Thiarnain, James Tighe, Ruairi Brown and James Judge who received their Young Pioneer Pins. If there is anyone else in the Parish who is eligible for a Gold or Silver Pioneer Pin or who would like to join the Pioneer Association, please contact Kathleen at 086-1597625.

AGM Corderry-Peyton Group Water Scheme

Meeting will take place in McKeon’s Lounge, Hillsbrook House, Keshcarrigan on Thursday, February 28th at 9pm sharp. All group members are requested to attend.

Pool International Championships

Fifteen countries took part in Blackpool last week. Irish members were Kevin McWeeney, son of Jerome and Mary, Aughnasheelin, Jamie Gaffney, Ballyfarnon, Keith Conlon, Dromahair, Dara O’Shea, Bawnboy. They beat England in the semi-final and Northern Ireland in the final over five days with big numbers taking part. Well done, lads, keep up the good work. You are a credit to your country.

Remembering the late Sandra Earley

Last Sunday was a wonderful day in our parish, even though it was a sad occasion for all the family members and friends of the late Sandra Earley. The number of participants in the Walk/Run bore testimony to the high esteem in which Sandra was held in the parish and beyond. The carnival atmosphere of the thousand people who took part and the cold but sunny weather conditions were a joy to behold. All the fine girls and men from the parish who worked so hard with taking entries, catering and stewardship were a credit. It was some feat to get it all to run so smoothy. Kevin Blessing did a great job as M.C. in his own inimitable way.

Mná Kesh Women’s Group

Mná Kesh Women’s Group are starting Art Classes in the village in the very near future. There will be a meeting in McKeon’s Lounge, Keshcarrigan on Friday, 1st March at 8.30pm to finalise details regarding suitable times, etc. If you are interested in joining this group please come along on the night. New members welcome.