Mohill Community News

Bus to Balmoral Show

Bus to Balmoral Show

Leaving Mohill Mart on Wednesday 15th at 7am to the Balmoral Show at the former Maze outside Belfast. Also collecting at Ballinamore 7.15am.

Mohill Library events

Mohill Library are running three workshops in relation to the Bealtaine Festival: Wednesday, 15th May at 3pm – “Sole Stories” with Susie Mento. Wednesday, 22nd May at 3pm – Teresa Gilmartin will run an Introduction to Holistic Therapy. Wednesday, 29th May at 3pm – Carmel Mulvey, Senior Community Dietitian will give a talk. All the events are free and all are welcome!

Leitrim’s Youth Factor

Can you sing, dance, play music or act? Would you like to take part in Leitrim’s Youth Factor? North Connaught Youth & Community Services are calling on all their Youth Café and Club members who would like the opportunity to show off their talents in Leitrim’s Youth Factor. This event will take place on Friday the 24th of May at 7.30pm in Mohill Canon Donohue Hall. Contact your local Youth Club/Café Leaders for entry forms and details or phone 071 9641721.

Fianna Fail church gate colllection

The annual Fianna Fail church gate collection will take place at Mohill Church this Saturday and Sunday. Your continued support would be greatly appreciated.

Confirmation 2013

The bells of St. Patrick’s Church, Mohill rang out at 4pm on Tuesday, April 30th to welcome our Bishop Colm O’Reilly to confirm the following young people who were to be confirmed on the day: Aoife McLoughlin, Josh Lupton, Roisin Burke, Conor Mulligan, Rachael Kiernan, Patrick McKenna, Leanne Sheridan, Darragh McCrann, Niamh Beirne, Peter Connellan, Ceadigh Heslin, Nathan Meehan, Tara Doyle, Brian McDonagh, Chloe Creamer, Alex Nitsche, Sinead McNabola, Aaron Moran, Willow Kirwan, Jordan Reynolds, Aoife Duignan, Patrick Stokes, Chloe Mulligan, Cormac White, Caroline Dobson, Shane McGourty, Rachel Stenson, Daithi Wrynne, Lorraine Foy, Amdam Kelly, Sarah Doyle, Eoin Gaffey, Helen McDonagh, Conor McGuinness, Ciara Beirne, Tony McDonagh, Rebecca Bohan, Joseph McDonagh, Shannon Flynn, Gemma Stenson, Mary Bridget Stokes, Shania McGee, Megan Cosgrove, Shauna Doyle, Chloe McGovern, Allanah McGuiness, Grainne McCartin, Kirstie McGuinness and Mary Bridget McDonagh. We pray God’s blessing on all the young people who were confirmed and their parents. May you continue in good faith, widsom and understanding to be a credit to yourself and your family and to the many people you meet in the coming years. “Friendship does for people. What sun does for flowers”.

Coding For Kids For Free

We are setting up a free Coading For Kids classes in Ballinamore. Coading is a way you build websites, computer games and apps. It is very useful for kids and adults alike. Coder Dojo is the organisation world wide who want to teach kids to code for free. All the information is here at There are over fifty Coderdjojos in Ireland. Today we need adults and kids to email us to see if we have enough interest. We intend to have one every Saturday for one or two hours. This is open to all kids in the Leitrim, Cavan, Longford and Fermanagh areas. Please email if you want to help or if you’re interested in joining. Thank you very much- Coderdojo, Ballinamore.

Cairde Liatroim

Cairde Liatroim is holding a fundraising dance in aid of people with special needs with T.R Dallas, Mickey Clerkin and Sean McAloon in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon on this Thursday May 9th at 8pm. Cairde Leitrim is a social club which supplies support for people with special needs. Your attendance would be appreciated. “A friend in need is a friend indeed”.

Mohill Bridge Club

The results on May 1st last are as follows: 1st Kay Dolan, Mary Scollan. 2nd Dorothy O’Connor, Marie Walpole. 3rd Frankie Duignan, Oliver Shanley. 4th Bella Wrynn, Peggy Logan. This Wednesday May 8th is Competition Night with Party Night in J’s on Wednesday May 15th. Play commences at 7.45pm. Wishing all our players good luck in the competitions.

Mohill GAA Lotto

The numbers drawn on April 29th were 2, 11, 13, 30. There was no jackpot winner. Lucky Dip Winners 1st €70 Leona Costello, Drumard, Mohill, 2nd €40 Barry Bohan, Lobbyeslin, 3rd €20 Conor Clarke, Drumlish. The draw on Tuesday night, May 7th was held in John James, Glebe Street with the jackpot at €13,300. Thanking you for your support. Congratulations to the Leitrim GAA team who were victortious in New York on Sunday last. It was a memontous day, a real gala occasion for all the Leitrim followers who throughly enjoyed themselves. Keep up the good work.

The Gathering

Last weekend’s very successful Percy French Party was a great success thanks to the hard work of Tish Dunleavy, Frank Cadam and their team of workers. Every night we were treated to great entertainment, some home grown, some from the County Down. We now look forward to the Mohill GAA Gathering on the June Bank Holiday Weekend. All past players at home and aboard have been contacted. Hopefully we will have included everyone. We will also entertain a team from Manchester- no, not United- but better again St. Lawrences’s from that great city. There will be underage and overage football, fun racing and fun football, a buffett in J’s Hotel. Then finally on Sunday evening, there will be a Vareity Concert hosted by own Katherine Lynch. The Concert will include local singers Edel Palmer, Ronan Gallagher and Katherine. Hip Hop dancing, Irish dancing and drama by the local Acorn and Junior Acorn Players.

Social Dancing

Social Dancing this Thursday night May 9th in J’s Hotel. Come and dance your cares away to the music of Curtis McGee. Doors open at 9:30pm. Licenced bar. Door raffle. Refreshments served. Come and enjoy.

It’s a Girl

Our warmest congratulations to Paul and Stacy McLoughlin on the birth of their lovely baby girl, Ella born last week. We all wish this bundle of joy a life filled with love and every blessing now and in the years to come. “Deo gratias”.

Diabetes Ireland

The Leitrim Branch and Diabetes Ireland invite you to a Public Information meeting on this Wednesday May 1st to the Ramada Hotel, Drumshambo 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.

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 4:53- 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.

Leitrim for Life

On this Saturday May 11th, you are invited to Aughavas Parochial House at 8:45pm after 8pm to an information and discussion evening. Topic for discussion: The proposed X case Abortion legislation: “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you”.

Mohill Library

Mohill Library are hosting a story-time workshop with Susie Minto at 3pm on this Wednesday, May 15th. All are welcome.


We would like to add our best wishes to the many received by Tom Duignan, Cloonboneigh, Mohill who has retired after forty years with the ESB where he was held in the highest esteem by colleagues and customers alike. We wish Tom, his dear wife and family many happy years together to be enjoyed in good health and every blessing.


Prayers were offered at all Masses last weekend for the repose of the soul of Lizzie Caffney, formerly of Shivdella who died in America. To all who mourn Lizzie at this sad time, we offer our deepest sympathy. “She is gone no further from us than to God”. May she Rest in Peace.