Mohill Community News

Mohill Spring Clean

Mohill Spring Clean

Wednesday, 24 April at 7pm is when the community of Mohill unites to clean up our town and the surrounding roads. Mohill Community Network, together with the Scouts, Historical Society and Neighbourhood Watch are meeting at St. Patrick’s Church. Everyone is invited to join in the clean-up.

Eivers Lane American Tea Party

Eivers Lane Childcare Centre are holding their annual fundraising American Tea Party in J’s Hotel, Main Street on this Friday April 26th at 8:30pm. This has always been a most enjoyable event with the proceeds going to a very worthy cause. Your support will be much appreciated. Tickets can be booked through any staff or committee member, you can contact the centre directly at 071-96-32936.


ETWN is a free twenty-four hour television and radio channel which produces Orthodox Catholic programmes. You can get details from or if you have Sky, you can go to their Channel via the number 589 or listen to them on Sky Radio via 0147.

Diabetes Ireland

The Leitrim Branch of Diabetes Ireland are holding their annual sponsored walk from Annaduff Church on Sunday May 12th 2013 at 12 noon. Refreshments afterwards in Annaduff Community Centre at the GAA Park. For sponsor cards ring Jnd mobile 087-6812765, Patricia mobile 087-2238242 or T.P. 087-4083451.

Social Dancing

On this Thursday April 25th you can come and dance the night away in J’s Hotel, Main St where Michael Cleary and Breege Kelly will provide the music. Doors open at 9:30pm. Licensed bar, refreshments served. Door raffle. Extending a cead milte failte to all.

Mohill Bridge Club

Congratulations to Kay Dolan and Mary Scollan on winning the James Dooner Plaque at our recent Bridge competition. Results April 17th. 1st Mary and Sean Lomas. 2nd Kay Dolan and Mary Scollan. 3rd Peg Beirne, Margaret Nellis. 4th Helen Rutter, Bella Wrynn. A date for your diary- Party night in J’s Hotel on Wednesday May 15th. In the meantime we will be holding the end of year competitions. Play continues each Wednesday night at 7:45pm here in J’s Hotel, Main Street.

New Cycling Club for Leitrim

With the great interest in cycling in recent years, the Leitrim Cycling Club are looking to form a road racing branch of the popular club depending on the level of interest. If interest is sufficiently strong organisers hope to form a road-racing branch of the Leitrim Cycling Club to be called “Leitrim C.C Race”. Initially, it will be to get participants race fit and guidance on race situations. Hopefully it will build to grater things in the future.

All are welcome to join, young and old, male and female with the one restriction in the early stages of the club that participants will have to be sixteen years and over with permission from their parents. If you or someone you know has an interest in forming a road-racing branch, please contact Jopseh Mulleady at 086-8505773 or email

Thank You

Anne, Kris, Corrina and Arran Wynne, Tullyoran, Mohill would like to thank everyone who sympathised with them on the death of their beloved mother and grandmother. “She is gone no further from us than to God”. May her gentle soul Rest in Peace.

William F. Dobson

The unexpected death of Willie Dobson at his home on April 14th 2013 has caused widespread regret in the community. Willie was a loving husband, son, brother, uncle and most obliging neighbour. An active member of the local community, a noted farmer whose lifestock won many rosettes at our local agricultural show where Willie was a dedicated member. He was also a life-long member of Fine Gael.

We together with the show committed formed a guard of honour at St. Mary’s Church, Mohill before his funeral service which was conducted by Canon Bill Atkins and was a celebratiopn of Willie’s life. Readings were by Mark, Jessica and Kyle and the beautiful singing by Tommy Hand and church choir added to the solemnity of this very sad occasion.

The attendance was representative of all sections of the community who came to bid farewell to Willie and to sympathise with his dear wife Ruth, mother, brothers, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins and to all who mourn him at this sad time.

“Those we hold most dear never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they showed, the comfort they shared and the love they brought into our lives”. May his gentle soul Rest in Peace.

Local Acorn Players

The local drama group, the Acorn Players have now completed 22 showings of the Two Loves of Gabriel Foley to packed halls and appreciative audiences in three Provinces. Their last appearance was in Ballintogher, Co. Sligo where they played to a full hall and an audience who laughed from the beginning to the end and enjoyed every minute of this hilarious comedy. The acting in this group is very strong and while we have very local actors like Padraig McLoughlin, Annella McGuinness, Margaret Healey and Monica Reilly, we also have Nicola Kearns who works in Fenagh, Philip Flood who is well known in Ballinamore, having worked in Pat Joe Reynolds’s but a native of Ballyconnell. David Price is actor and set designer and hails from Kilnagross.

Maureen Lynch does the make-up and backstage. Liz Geoghegan in front of house while Tommy Kelleher operates sound and lighting. The Troupe is preparing a short sketch for the Gathering at the June Bank Holiday Weekend. The Junior Acorns will also be performing that weekend with a sketch written by the same author of the Two Loves of Gabriel Foley, Jimmy Keary.


We wish to add our congratulations to the many received by Carmel McNulty, Eslin Bridge and David Gallagher, Ballintrillick, Co. Sligo on their recent engagement. We all wish Carmel and David a very happy life together filled with love and every blessing now and in the future.

Let the Party Begin

Percy’s Party is nearly upon us. Chris Meehan will kick start the celebrations on Friday May 3rd at 8pm in the Hunt Hall (opposite the Library). An exhibition of some watercolours by Percy French and other works by other artists will form part of the official opening.

The exhibition will also run from 12 noon to 4pm Saturday May 4th and again during the play, “The Country Boy” and during “Percy’s Party” on Sunday May 5th. Mohill Amateur Dramatic Society will perform some Percy French sketches as part of the Official opening on Friday night along with some performances by Tish Dunleavy and members of the Percy French performing group. Wine reception on the night. A comprehensive program of events for the weekend will be published in next week’s Leitrim Observer.

Mohill GAA Lotto

The numbers drawn on April 15th were 16, 19, 22, 27. There was no jackpot winner. Lucky Dip winners were 1st €70 Ciaran Baxter, Mohill, 2nd €40 M and M O’Brien, Mohill, 3rd €20 Michael Bohan, Funshinagh. The draw on April 22nd was held in J’s Hotel with the jackpot at €13,200. Thanking you for your support. “If you are not in, you can’t win”.

Bord na nOg

Bord na nOg are running an 80s Disco night Fancy Dress optional on Sunday May 5th in J’s Hotel. Tickets are now on sale and are available from Paul Murphy or John Curran. We are also proposing to start up an ABC First Steps to football program aimed at our younger age group. Any parents with young children are asked to give their names to Seamus Mitchell or Don Flynn with a view to setting up this new age group.

James Mimnagh

It was with genuine regret I learned of the death of Jim Mimnagh, Gortfadda, Mohill who died in the loving care of the doctors, nurses and staff at Sligo General Hospital on April 16th 2013. Jim was a great family man, a devoted husband, father and grandfather who was blessed with many quailities, he was a noted banjo player with a love for traditional music.

A native of Drumlish, he and his dear wife Jackie and family moved to Gortfadda some years ago where they have many good neighbours who shall miss Jim but remember him with great affection.

The very large attendance at his removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Mohill and again at his concelebrated Mass followed by burial in Clonmorris Cemetery was indeed testimony to the very high esteem in which he and his dear wife Jackie, sons, daughter-in-law, grandson, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces and their extended families were held in the community and to whom I offer my deepest symopathy. “People will walk in and out of your life. But only loved ones will leave footprints in your heart”. May he Rest in Peace. “Go raibh leaba aige i measc na Naomh”.

The Country Boy for Percy’s Party

The play, “The Country Boy” written by John Murphy and produced by Frank Cadam will be presented by the Sliabh an Iarinn Players in the Hunt Hall, Mohill on Saturday May 5th at 8:45pm. The play deals with many of the issues that Percy French wrote about in his songs and recitations so it is very appropriate that this play will be party of the “Percy Play” weekend.

The cast comes from a wide area of South Leitrim and are Pat Rehill, Corraleehan, Monica Mahon nee Creegan from Kilglass area and formerly Gortletteragh, Patrick and Karen Whitlow from Keshcarrigan and Kevin and Tracy McTague from Corraleehan.

The play has a very good story with lots of comedy to guarantee a few good laughs. You won’t be disappointed. 8.45pm- the play, The Country Boy by John Murphy and directed by Frank Cadam and presented by the Sliabh an Iarinn Players in Hunt Hall, Castle Street, Mohill. Post Play Sing-Song in local establishment.

Holiday Time

As we welcome the summer, it was good to see so many visitors visiting Mohill and the surrounding areas. Martin Doran, G O’Connor, Deirdre and Kevin Brady, the Roger Family, M. Bahon, the Gallagher Family, J. Beirne, Rita Berry, M.P Cullen, B. Faughnan, D. Faughnan, J. Shanley, the Reynolds family, Gene Mary Pears, P O’Toole. Not forgetting our good friends Kathleen and Sean O’Brien from Devlin, Co. Westmeath who looked after Maureen and yours truly in Lourdes. They called to see us last weekend. What a lovely surprise. “Time flies but memories linger on”. Extending a cead mile failte to all our visitors. Come and enjoy Lovely Leitrim.

Bird Watch Ireland

Kealin Ireland of Leitrim Bird Watch will present a slide show on garden birds and what is happening in Leitrim gardens and fields at this time of year. She will have some helpful hints on how to encourage birds to your garden and how to identify the main birds that you will see. It promises to be an informative talk. This will be followed by light exercise with Sarah from Leitrim Sports Partnership, light refreshments and raffle. This evening is facilitated by Mohill ICA with service to the community. All gender welcome.

Mohill Country Markets Ltd

Now open at new venue, Station Road Mohill every Friday from 9.30am-1pm. For all your Home Baking, Apple Tarts, Pan and Boiled Boxty, Free Range Eggs, Duck Eggs, Preserves, Cut Flowers, Plants, Vegetables etc. When in Mohill why not call in and see the wide range of produce on offer.