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Friday is the Feast of St. Brigid, Patroness of Ireland. Saturday is the Feast of Candles. Sunday is the Feast of St. Blaise, the Patron Saint of Throat Diseases. Vigil Mass on Saturday at 8.00 pm. Candles and throats will be blessed at this Mass. If you wish to have candles blessed for home use please leave them on the table in front of the Baptismal Font. Eucharistic Adoration each Tuesday evening at 7.00 pm followed by Prayer Service with Communion at 8.00 pm. Parish Ministry for February as follows; Readers - Martina Quinn & Carmel Donohoe. Collectors - Dermot Mc Cartin & Barry Maxwell.Counters - Des Donegan, Bernie O’Reilly & Mary Fee. Altar Society - Peggy Kiernan & Veronica McKeon. Eucharistic Ministers - Anna Mae Denneny & Karl Mc Cartin. Communion to the Sick & Housebound - Bernie Grimes.

Lecture on Killegar papers

Leitrim County Library, Ballinamore, will host a lecture entitled ‘The Killegar Archive: a Leitrim treasure’ on Wednesday, 30 January at 7.30 pm. The speaker will be Martin Morris, an archivist who worked on the papers. The Killegar Archive, consisting of papers of the Morgan and Godley families of Killegar, Carrigallen, is on loan to Leitrim County Library from the Killegar Estate. The collection is a unique window into the lives of members of the families for about three hundred years from before the purchase of the estate by Richard Morgan in 1734 to close to the death of his descendant Lord Kilbracken in 2006. Most of the archives concern the Godley family, with the bulk being the papers of Lord Kilbracken, who led a long and remarkable life. The collection is also an important resource for local historians. The lecture will explore the papers and what they tell us about the people who created them. Admission to this Lecture is free and everyone is welcome.

Indoor Soccer Tournament

On this weekend the 2/3rd of February in Rooskey Complex, “€1,000” prize money. For more info or to enter a team contact: Micheal Dooner on 087-9876150 or Aidan Reilly on 087-9725120.


Sympathy is extended to Mrs Caroline-Galligan Maguire, Aughalough on the death of her mother Mrs Rose Galligan, Drumlara, Killeshandra, whose death took place recently. Sympathy is also extended to her sons Tony, Shane, Declan and Darren, daughters Martina and Rosemarie, grandchildren, other relatives and friends. May her soul rest in peace.

Connaught Champion

Congratulations to Ella Galligan Maguire, daughter of Ollie and Caroline, Aughalough on her recent success at the Irish dancing Championship lately. Ella, a pupil of the McCartin School of dancing, danced her way to success in the U-9 Championship. Well done Ella.

Well Done Leitrim

Congrats and Well Done to the Leitrim Senior team, trainers, mentors and everyone involved on their great victory over Sligo in the F.B.D. final played in Sligo on Sunday last.

Winners at Bingo

The following were among the winners at last Friday’s Bingo session in Drumreilly Community Centre: Mary O’Rourke, Corlough, Margaret Flanagan, Ballinamore, Kathleen Canning, Bohey, Conor Canning, Drumshanbo North, Geraldine McBrien, Camber, Brigid Smith, Mahana, Margaret Galligan, Killeshandra, Nan Connolly, Ardunsaghan, Michael McGovern, Crossdrummon, Siobhán Gannon, Drimmien, Alice Shields, Ballinamore, Sinéad McGovern, Ardra, Vincent McBrien, Camber, Tommy Cassidy, Drumgowna, Pauline Smith, Drumury, Jimmy Bohan, Gortnagullion, Eileen Mulcahy, Corrawallen, Bernadette Grimes, Drumconlevan, Shauna Lavin, Corrawallen, Mrs Honeyman, Tullyoscar, Geraldine Prior, Ballinamore, Kathleen Prior, Ballinamore, Pauline Darcy, Aughawillan, Chrissie Gaffney, Mullaghboy, Mary McBrien, Aughalough, Molly Prior, Lisacarn Pat Conefrey, Corrawallen and Margaret Honeyman, Tullyoscar. Bingo will continue on next Friday at 8.30 p.m.

Recent Deaths

Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Mary Connolly Mooney, Dublin on the death of her husband Noel, whose funeral took place on Thursday of last week. Sympathy is also tendered to Edmund and Cassie Dolan, Calloughs and to the other relatives of Mr. Caimin Dolan, Bawnboy, whose funeral took place on Sunday last. The death has also taken place in New York of G.A.A. legend ninety two years old Mr. Christy Creamer, formerly Cornawall. Sympathy is extended to his wife Patricia, his children and grandchildren and other relatives among whom are his nieces Mrs. Peggy McGirl, Derrygoan and Mrs. Eilish McGirl, Drumdiffer. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a nanamacha.

Recalling January 1995

Couples Winston Harkness and Daphne Hyland and Cathal Daly and Elizabeth Keegan had announced their engagements. The following officers were elected at the A.G.M. of Drumreilly G.A.A. Club: Chairman: Tommy Connolly; Secretary: Martin McCartin; Treasurers: Des Donegan and Michael Holahan. Forty guests were seated at the

Drumreilly Community Care Committee’s New Year Party in the Community Centre. Seán and Marie Donohoe (free tickets to New York) and Jennifer Reilly (a Fuji camera) were first and second prizewinners respectively in the Killeshandra Band Draw. Mass was celebrated in the Community Centre while interior painting was carried out in St. Mary’s Church, Drumlea. There was joy for Pádraig and Maura Gaffney with the arrival of their baby daughter. The following officers were elected at the Drumreilly Community Care Committee A.G.M: Chairman; Fr. John Sexton C.C.; Secretary: Pat Conefrey; Treasurers: Roy Taylor and Fr. Sexton.

Local athletes Mary McKeon, Bríd Lunney and Evonne Maxwell were among the winners at the Open Sports Hall athletic competitions in the Sports Complex, Ck on Shannon. After nineteen successive years service in charge of the Leitrim Co. Board financial matters Seán Maxwell called it a day. The death had taken place in the U.S.A. of

Mrs. Mary McEnroy nee Galligan formerly Drumconlevan. The deaths also took place of Keelrin-born Lawrence (“Lal”) Reilly, England and of Paddy McGirl, Drumraine, formerly Drumcoura and Drumdiffer. R.I.P.

Lotto Draw Results

The numbers drawn in Bobby Joe’s on Wednesday January 16th were 6, 7, 18 and 26. The winners of €20 each were Leo Mitchell, Ardunsaghan, Matt Farrell, Templeport, Tommy Curry, Derrylin, Eileen McGovern, Tullytrasna, Aidan McGovern, Trathnóna, Ballinamore, Kells, Newtowngore and Hugh P. Prior, Corraleehan. The next Draw with a Jackpot of €10,400 will be held on this Wednesday January 30th in The Ballymac Inn.

Waist Removal Drumreilly

The total weight loss last week was 2stone 9lbs.Well done to everyone. The winning team was The In-betweeners.


The next four weeks starts on 6th February 2013 at 6.45pm. The cost will be twenty euro for four weeks, and payable on the first night.

Three Feast Days

Friday next February 1st will be the feast day of St. Brigid, otherwise known as “Muire na nGael”, a lover of animals, adviser of chieftains and friend of the poor, who built her first church in Ardagh Co. Longford and her chief church in Kildare. Saturday will be the feast of the Presentation or Candlemas Day, when the annual

Blessing of Candles will take place. Sunday will be the feast of St. Blaise, Bishop of Sebaste in Armenia and a fourth century martyr who met his death by beheading. The blessing of throats ceremony associated with his feast will take place on Saturday evening.

Active Age Snippets

Chairperson Riny Jannink presided at the weekly meeting of Drumreilly Active Age on Wednesday of last week. The outstanding membership fees should be forwarded as soon as possible. All are reminded of the Drumreilly St. Valentine’s Pancake and Bacon Social on Tuesday, February 5th. The good wishes of all his fellow members for an early return to continuity go to hospitalised Pat Gallogly.

Calling Grandparents

As part of Catholic Schools Week, the pupils of St.Mary’s N.S. Drumlea are holding a prayer service for their grandparents on Thursday 31st January at 11.30 in the school. If you have a grandchild in the school you are very welcome to attend.