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!

Urgent defibrillator meeting

A note to hand from Edel McGarry secretary of the defibrillator committee to let you know that there will be urgent defibrillator meeting on Tuesday Feb 5th at 8.30 in Bornacoola Community Centre. Everybody please attend, especially trainees.

Bornacoola Community Development AGM

The AGM of the Bornacoola Community Development will take place in Bornacoola Community Centre on tomorrow night Thursday 8 30pm. All members are requested to attend and new members are welcome.

Scór na nOg

Bornacoola’s Question time team of Robert O’Beirne, Brian Duffy and Sean Muldowney were defeated by 2 points in the Connaught final of Scór na nOg which was held on Saturday last in Castlebar. Sincere thanks to Aiden Dockery for his help. Congratulations to Grace O’Reilly from Ballinamore who was winner in the recitation which was written by her aunt Angela Fitzpatrick, best of luck to you in the All Ireland Final which takes place in Derry February 23rd finally Scór Sinsear kicks off March 23rd so anyone interested in participating in any of the disciplines should contact Bornacoola gaa’s Oifigeach Cultúra Martina Hackett at 087 7963512.

St Vincent de Paul

Mohill St Vincent de Paul would like to thank everyone who contributed to their Annual Collection in December. €4,094 was raised at church gate collections in Mohill,

Gortletteragh, Cornageeha, Fearglass, Bornacoola, Cloonturk, Gorvagh, Eslin, Annaduff. This very generous response along with donations of over €2,000 from individuals and groups, enabled us to assist over 100 families this Christmas in Mohill and the surrounding parishes. We are also very grateful for the assistance of the many volunteer collectors who made this collection possible. Mohill SVP can be contacted on 087 - 6776391.

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 086-8594497.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Teresa McGarry, nee Faughnan, Killamaun, Mohill who died on Thursday last. Teresa was laid to rest in Mohill cemetery on Saturday last. May she Rest in Peace.

Leitrim supporters club

A note to hand to let you know that Leitrim Supporters Club are organising a bus (subject to numbers travelling) to next Sunday’s Leitrim v Limerick league game in Limerick City. Cost is €15 and it will leave Dromod at 10am approx. For further details contact Shay Reynolds 087 9030882 or Attracta Reilly 086 1708499 at the latest Thursday January 31st.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Kathleen Clyne, nee Dunne, Tully, Jamestown who died on Tuesday week last at her home. Kathleen was laid to rest in Jamestown cemetery on Friday last. May she Rest in Peace.

Bornacoola Youth Club

This week at The Hive all clubs went to see the panto Little Bo Peep at the Backstage in Longford and a great night was had by all. We still have no definite dates for the next music club nights but will announce once they are finalised. This week’s clubs are teen club Thursday evening and senior club and teen club Friday night.

Annaduff GAA

Annaduff GAA club held their agm on Sunday week last and the following Officers were elected: Presidents: Paddy Fox, Teasie McLoughlin, Fr. John Wall. Chairperson: Micheal O’Dowd. Vice/Chairman: Donal Fox. Secretary: Barry Guckian. Ass/Secretary: Karl Foley. Treasurer: Declan Shanley. Ass/Treasurer.: John Thornton. P.R.O: Pauric Lynch. Coaching Officer: Joe Cox. Children’s Officer: Niall Lyons. Executive is the same as last year except Karl Foley replaces Maurice Shanley. The meeting saw the retirement of two outstanding Officers Kevin Ludlow as Secretary and John Thornton as Treasurer.

Plan Ireland church gate collection

The Plan Ireland church gate collection which was held at Cloonturk and Bornacoola churches on January 19th-20th amounted to €476. Thanks to all who contributed.

Bornacoola GAA club draw

The first Bornacoola GAA club draw for 2013 took place on Saturday night last in the Copper Still, Dromod with entertainment on the night by Feargal McGill. Thanks to Derek for his hospitality and to all who sold and bought tickets. Winners were; €100 Michael Stenson €20 each; Bernie O’Beirne, Trish Hackett, Margaret McGoldrick (BOI Mohill) Padraig Jones, Josephine McGushin and a bottle of wine sponsored by the Copper till was won by Kelly Howard.

The Gathering

As you know this is the year of the gathering where communities will come together to organise various events and invite some of our immigrants back home. So in the weeks ahead we will bring you more information of what will be happening in our area and maybe some of you might be able to help out with the organisation of it.

Dynamo Rooskey indoor Soccer Tournament

Local soccer team Dynamo Rooskey will host a indoor Soccer Tournament 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.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Mary Ann Campbell, nee Colreavy, Cloonohill, Drumlish who died on Wednesday last. Mary Ann was laid to rest in Gortlettragh cemetery on Saturday last. May she Rest in Peace.

Birthday greetings

We send greetings to some locals who celebrate the birthdays at this time, no less than three people have their birthday tomorrow Thursday Patricia Canning, Bornacoola, Aidan Reilly also from Bornacoola and Karol Foley, Dromod. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Ruby Anniversary

We extend our congratulations to Shay and Mary Reynolds, Clooncolry who celebrated their Ruby (40th) wedding anniversary on Sunday last. We wish you health and happiness for the future.


Great win for Leitrim in FBD final on Sunday last lets hope the form continues on for the league which starts on Sunday next in Limerick....Badminton continues every Wednesday Mohill Sports Complex at 8pm....Bornacoola gaa first club draw of the year great success thanks to all who supported....Dynamo Rooskey holding a monster indoor soccer tournament contact Aidan for more details 087-9725120.... Rehearsals going strong for Bornacoola Players two plays which take place in a few weeks time....Body attack continues every Thursday at Bornacoola Community Centre at 9pm....Very important defibrillator meeting on Tuesday next 8.30pm Bornacoola Community Centre....Bus leaving our area for Leitrim’s first League game in Limerick Sunday next contact Shay 087 9030882.