Dromod Community News



Scoil Mhuire NS, Bornacoola Enrolment Forms for Junior Infants 2013/14 are currently available from the school. Parents interested and considering enrolling their child in Scoil Mhuire NS are advised to contact the school at 071-9638441 or email bornacoolans.ias@eircom.net during this month. Completed Enrolment Forms should be returned to the school by Friday, March 22nd.

Millennium Choir Concert

You are invited to attend this annual treat in our beautiful St Patrick’s Church Mohill on Thursday next 21st at 8.00pm. It features the Magnificent Millennium Choir and Orchestra led by Fintan Farrelly, Local Soloists, and St. Manchan’s Children’s Choir. Tickets at €12 and €10 concession are for sale in Baxter’s Supermarket or Pauls. Patrons can also pay on the night. For those who can’t attend at the Mohill venue, there will be a repeat performance in St. Mary’s Church Carrick-on-Shannon the following night 22nd. You just can’t afford to miss it.

STOP Fundraiser

STOP the organisation trying to prevent suicide is holding a Bowling tournament in “Kidz Kingdom & bowling” Carrick on Shannon . Looking for teams. teams of 4 are €50 prizes are 1st €250, 2nd €100 please support this worthy cause call 0719621605 for more info.

Fundraising events for James Gill

James Gill is suffering from a rare liver cancer and his only hope is further treatment in America. The cost of this is 80.000 Euro and various fundraising events are taking place to help this young man of just twenty years old to have a chance of survival. James’s dad Declan is from Curramartin, Drumsna and his grandparents Mary and P.J. Gill live in Coolcrieve. He has many cousins and relatives all around the Drumsna area. He has been fighting cancer for a number of years while being looked after with great care by his mom Geraldine, dad Declan and his sister and brothers. On Easter Sunday night March 31st there will be a fundraiser in Duignan’s Drumsna with music by Country one. Admission is optional.

On Friday night April 5th there will be a fundraiser in Cox’s Steakhouse with music by Nando and Shandy. Admission optional. There are also tickets on sale for €10 each 1st prize a vintage tractor, 2nd a maiden Heifer, 3rd €300 worth of heating oil and the draw will take place in Taylor’s, Drumsna on Saturday night, April 20th.

Photographic Exhibition

Ballinamore library would like to invite the public in to view a “Solo Photographic Exhibition” by Dromod Photographer Ailbhe McGill. The exhibition will run until 12th April during library opening hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10.00-1.30 and 2.30 to 5.30. Tuesday to Thursday 10.00-1.30 and 2.30-8.00 Saturday 10.00-1.30 and 2.30-5.00. Admission Free.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Kathleen Tiernan, nee Sweeney, Tulcon, Mohill who died on March 11th last at The Lough Errill Nursing Home, Mohill. Kathleen was laid to rest in Farnaught cemetery on Thursday last. May she Rest in Peace.

New Baby

We send our congratulations to Dermot and Edel Shanley, Cloonboney who now live in Celbridge on the birth of their first baby a girl to be named Sarah, born on Saturday last at the Coombe Hospital, Dublin. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Bornacoola Youth Club

Last week at the Hive was turn of the senior club and teen club. Great fun was had by all. Next Thursday is teen club drop in as usual and Friday night is the turn of the junior club from seven until half eight and teen club from a quarter to nine until a quarter past ten. We have not forgotten about the music club and as soon as a date has been set for the next night we will let you know. There will be no club on Good Friday night but we will be back the following week.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Vincent Colquitt, Furnace who died on March 12th last at The North West Hospice Sligo. Vincent was laid to rest in Annaduff cemetery on Thursday last. May he Rest in Peace.

Leitrim supporters club

Leitrim supporters club tickets are on sale at the moment from all gaa clubs priced at €40 per ticket.. For further details contact Shay Reynolds 087 9030882.

Fundraising Cycle

A note to hand from my neighbour Seamus Duignan to let you know that County Longford Scuba divers Search and rescue unit are holding a “Fundraising Cycling Sportive” on Sunday, April 28th next. The cycle will start at their clubhouse on the Ballinalee Road Longford at 10.30am and the cycle will be for distances of 80km, 50km, or 20km which ever the cyclist prefers. Entry fee is €20 for adults and €10 for under 16. There will be refreshments before and after the cycle. For more information contact David McHugh 087 244174 email david.mchugh10@yahoo.com

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 6th to the 13th May staying across the road from church, cost from €520 needs to be booked early , as only 10 rooms left , we also have English speaking guide with us. For further details contact Tommy 044 9371787 / 087 6851691.

Well done Peadar

We send our congratulations to Peadar Reynolds formerly from Clooncarne, Bornacoola who now lives in Bailiebouragh, Co. Cavan. Peadar was one of the five participants on the National Lottery’s “Winning Streak” on Saturday evening last and indeed when he got his minute or two on the national airwaves Peadar gave his home parish a great mention and in the end had a grand cheque home with him.

The West’s Awake

Last Sunday while most of us were enjoying our St Patrick’s Day festivities Croke Park was buzzing with the AIB All Ireland club championship finals and what games they were. St Brigid’s from Roscommon took the honours with an injury time point from veteran Frankie Dolan to the delight of a massive crowd of supporters while earlier St. Thomas’ from Galway took home the Hurling cup after a thrilling game when they defeated Kilcormac from Offaly. A great day for Connaught and looking forward to the Connaught championship when Roscommon get all the St Brigid’s players back on the squad they will be the team to beat. Well done to all.


Best of luck to Bornacoola star footballer Anthony Mulligan who had major surgery on his knee last week we hope you have a full and speedy recovery Anthony ....Badminton continues every Wednesday Mohill Sports Complex at 8pm…. Great turn out at all local St Patrick’s day parades….Leitrim get back to wining ways on Saturday last but its too late it will be Div 4 again next year....Annaduff’s Operation Transformation up and running by now....Body attack continues every Thursday at Bornacoola Community Centre at 9pm.