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Mass on Thursday at 7.30 pm. Vigil Mass on Saturday at 8.00 pm. Servers are Group 2 with Mary Mc Girl-Prior in charge. Our thanks to all who have sponsored the red Sanctuary Lamp candles for 2013. Eucharistic Adoration each Tuesday evening at 7.00 pm followed by Prayer Service with Communion at 8.00 pm. Monday next (11th Feb.) is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes and is World Day of Prayer for the Sick. The February edition of Alive is now available in the Church Porch. This is a free monthly newspaper.

Pilgrimage to Fatima 2013

The annual pilgrimmage to Fatima takes place from the 1st of August to the 8th of August 2013. 7 nights full board en-suite in the Tres Pastorinhos Hotel which is situated beside the sanctuary. Cost €739. Guided tours. Bus from ballinamore via Cavan to Dublin airport return: Cost €30 approx. Spiritual Director: Fr. Tom Mc Manus P.P. For details contact Mamie Flynn: Phone 071-9644148.

North West Hospice Collection

A collection in aid of North West Hospice will take place on Saturday night next the 9th of February after mass at St. Mary’s Church, Drumlea. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Bingo Results

The following were among the winners in Drumreilly Community Centre on last Friday night: Mary McGovern, Cattan, Marie Mulligan, Mount Ida, Darragh McNiff, Carrickmakeegan, Alice Shields, Ballinamore, Betty Taylor, Clonboyher, Bridget Smith, Mahana, Bernadette O’Kane, Aughawillan, Lily Sorahan, Gortletteragh, Lily Curran, Ballinamore, Marese Masterson, Carrigallen, Jimmy Bohan, Gortnagullion, Maureen Bracken, Keelrin, Michelle McCabe, Corrawallen, Tommy Cassidy, Drumgowna, Pat Conefrey, Corrawallen, Mary Curran, Aughavas, Anne Whitlow, Lismacniff, Mickey Flanagan, Drumarigna, Geraldine Prior, Ballinamore, Tommy Shauna Lavin, Corrawallen, Cassie Dolan, Calloughs, Patricia Morrow, Kiltyfea, Kathleen canning, Bohey, Eileen Wrynn, Tarmon, Pauline Smith, Drumury, Lizzie McKiernan, Killasity, Aidan Dolan, Drumbrick, Damian Darcy, Aughawillan, Margaret Flanagan, Ballinamore and Bernadette Grimes, Drumconlevan. Bingo will continue on next Friday at 8.30 p.m. The Committee is grateful for your continued support.

Active Age Snippets

Vice Chairperson Riny Jannink presided at the weekly meeting on Wednesday last. Sixteen members attended. A vote of sympathy was proposed to Mary McGovern on the death in Glasgow of her brother, and good wishes for continued recovery were sent to Pat Gallogly following his hip replacement. It is hoped to have a Guest Speaker at this Wednesday’s meeting. The organising of Art classes was discussed. Preparations were made for the Pancake and Boxty Social. Four of our members attended the Launch Age Friendly County Initiative meeting in The Bush Hotel on Wednesday January 30th.

Riny reported on the day’s work. The Leitrim Age Friendly Alliance is a partnership of senior sector decision-makers, older persons’ representatives, and other of organisations committed to delivering on actions that will make County Leitrim age-friendly. A detailed strategy of these plans outlining specific projects to achieve this goal will be published later in the year.

Chairperson of the Alliance Board and Leitrim County Manager Jackie Maguire Ggve the Welcome Address. The first of three Guest Speakers Catherine McGuigan of North East Friendly Initiative chose the theme of “The Age Friendly County Programme”. “

Sharing the Journey” was the title of Louth Old Peoples Forum representative Eva Beirne. RTE’s Midland Correspondent Ciaran Mullooly performed the Official Launch. The third Guest Speaker, Professor Eamonn O’Shea of The Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, N.U.I. Galway spoke on autonomy and connectivity for older people living in rural communities. Following the Lunch Break all present broke up into groups for a Consultation Session in which the needs of older people were put forward and recorded.

Recalling February 1990

Drumreilly Foróige members Catherine Reilly, Imelda Holahan, Edel Conefrey, Alan Denneny and Jerome McGirl were interviewed and recorded by presenter of R.T.E’s “Long Acre” programme Breandán Ó Caoibháin for the compilation of a programme to be broadcast some weeks later. Drumreilly Youth band also gave a recital for the programme. The Foróige members held a super Disco. The senior members of this community were guests of y the local Care of the Aged Committee at an enjoyable party in the Community Centre. The deaths took place of Corrawallen–born Mrs. Sadie Quinn nee Campbell, Jamestown, Castletown-Geoghegan, Co. Westmeath, and of Mrs. Mary Ellen McManus, nee Looby, formerly Drumconlevan and Kilnavart. R.I.P.


The next block of four weeks starts on Wednesday, 6th February 2013 at 6.45pm.The cost is €20 for four nights. New members are welcome.

Waist Loss Drumreilly

Drumreilly G.F.C’s weight loss participants continue to lose weight and inches from the waistlines. The winning team this week was Apple Cider. Well done to everyone. We welcome new members.

Grandparents’ Day

Grandparents of pupils in St. Mary’s National School, Drumlea attended a special prayer service in their honour. The pupils sang and did readings. Jane Prior lit a candle in memory of all grandparents who have passed away. Pupils brought in photos of grandparents who were unable to attend on the day. The grandparents enjoyed a cup of tea while admiring the artwork and poetry displayed by their grandchildren. Thanks to all who participated. One grandad received a big cheer when he declared that Thursday should be homework free! It was greatly appreciated!

St. Vincent De Paul

St. Brigid’s Conference Ballinamore would like to thank all the good people who donated to our Christmas collection 2012. Your contributions of money, toys and household items were very welcome and have been distributed to people in our local community. People’s generosity this year was fantastic and it helped to make Christmas very special for many families. We thank all of you who support us in any way throughout the year. S.V.D.P. confidential mobile number is 087-9360562.

Sewing class

A six week sewing class will start at McNean Resource Centre, Blacklion on Wednesday, February 6th from 7 to 9.30pm. Learn to use a sewing machine, do household sewing & use patterns. Classes suit all levels of ability from beginners onwards and are very sociable & enjoyable. If you have sewing projects to finish or are interested in Patchwork come along & join an enthusiastic group. For further information or to book a place contact Bridie 086-3246185.