Mohill Community News

Mohill Community Network spring clean

Mohill Community Network spring clean

Wednesday, 24 April at 7pm is when the community of Mohill unites to clean up our town and the surrounding roads. Mohill Community Network, together with the Scouts, Historical Society and Neighbourhood Watch are meeting at St. Patrick’s Church. Everyone is invited to join in the clean-up.


Congratulations to Fergus and Sarah Casey, Galway and Castle Gardens, Mohill, on the birth of baby Sean, a little brother for Tom.

Employer Based Training

Are you out of work due to accident, illness or injury? Do you need to re-train to re-enter the workforce and gain FAS certification? Employer Based Training Programme or “EBT” is a 12 month-funded programme which can help you improve your skills and secure employment. A training allowance is paid and in most cases, State benefits are retained. Informal enquiries to Noel Beirne (EBT Co-ordinator) 071-96-50693 or 086-2481383.

Bornacoola GAA fashion show

Preparations are in place for the Fashion Extravaganza of the year at Lough Rynn Castle on Friday, 19th April at 8pm. Bornacoola GAA Club members are getting ready to strut their stuff all for a good cause. This event is the start of an ambitious fundraising plan of action that the club are undertaking.

Fashions will be supplied by Bonnie B, Kabuki, Kenny’s of Longford, Image, Jack & Jones Athlone Town Centre, Wallis, Alice - Anne, Bridal, Shoes by Prima Donna, Accessories by Luna, and stunning headpieces by Jennifer Wrynne Creations. Models will be our own home grown talent! Many of the faces will be familiar, but be prepared for a few surprises! Music on the night with Tom Moran. Wine & Cheese reception and raffle.

Attention all ladies

Ladies, would you be willing to take part in the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon on June 3rd to fundraise for St. Joseph’s Special Outreach Class, Mohill. All monies raised will go towards the ongoing running costs of this class which provides education to young people with special needs. If so, please contact the school on 071-9142453 or All support greatly appreciated!

LAPWD Memorial Event

In Memory of the late Howard Cusack and Sr. Emmanuel Farrelly, 5K walk and 2K Fun run, Walk and Roll on Sunday, May 26th at 12.30pm. The event will be launched by Alan Devine (Louis) Fair City and and Andy McGovern, Author of “Against the Odds”. Entry Fee €10 and everybody welcome. For more information contact the office on 0719651000.

World Youth Day 2013

Brightlights 2013 is an alternative World Youth Day experience in Kent, England. It will take place over the same weekend as the World Youth Day in Rio de Janerio, Brazil in the beautiful grounds iof Aylesford Priory, home of the Carmelite Community with a large screen link-up to in Rio.

Live bands, catehcesis, guest speakers, etc. This carnival atmosphere will be the next thing to being in Ro this summer. It is a great opportunity for younger people aged 16- 30 years in our parish to experience Youth ministry at such an amazing event.

Our dates are Friday July 26th to Tuesday July 30th. The cost is E600 approx. This includes flights, transport, transport to and from airport, transport while in the UK, registration, accommodation, indoor camping, meals throughout the Brightlights Weekend.

Also one night stay in 4 Star Hotel, theatre tickets and travel insurance. The Ardagh and Clonmacnoise Diocesan Youth Ministry Centre are organising a group to attend. If you are between 17- 30 years of age and are interested in attending, please contact one of the priests in the parish.

Apostolate of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

The first annual pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Saturday April 20th from 10am-5pm. Archbishop Charles Brown will be the Chief Celebrant. A bus will travel from Mohill to Knock Shrine, leaving from the O’Carolan Movement at 10am. Please book your seat with Mary or Ann at Mohill Post Office.

This pilgrimage might be of particular interest to all who take part in Eucharistic Adoration and to Eucharistic Ministers. “Our prayers can go where we cannot. There are no borders, no prison walls, no doors that are closed to us when we pray”. “Prayer is a gift from God”.

Eivers Lane Childcare Centre

The above Childcare Centre will be having their annual fundraising American Tea Party in J’s Hotel, Main St on Friday April 26th at 8:30pm. Tickets can be booked through any staff or committee member or contact directly on 071-96-32936. Everyone welcome to this enjoyable night. A sincere thank you to everyone who attended our launch day on Saturday April 6th last. Local dignitaries, staff, committee and families enjoyed the launch day with a bouncy castle and face painting for children and refreshments for all. Again a big thank to you all.

Claire and Anthony Wed

We wish to add our congratulations to the many received by Claire Murray and Anthony Dunne, Mayo who were united in matrimony in St. Patrick’s Church, Mohill last week. Following the ceremony a reception for family and friends was enjoyed in the Lough Rynn Castel House Hotel. We all wish Anthony and Claire a long and happy life filled with every blessing now and in the years to come.


We welcome into the Christian community Jack McCrann, Upr Main St, Mohill who was baptised in St. Patrick’s Church on Sunday April 7th 2013. Congrats from Dad, Treasa, Callum, Nanna, aunties and uncles.

Social Dancing

Come to J’s Hotel this Thursday April 18th and dance the night away to the lvoely music of J.S Sound. Doors open at 9:30pm. Refreshments served. Licenced bar and door raffle. Here you will meet old friends and greet new ones. Come and enjoy.

Leitrim County Development Plan

You are invited to attend a public meeting to prepare a new County Development Plan 2015-2021 in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon on Tuesday April 23rd at 6:30pm. Any predraft, views or submissions will be taken into consideration. For more details, contact

Bridie Barret RIP

The death took place on April 7th 2013 of Bridie Barret nee Carroll formerly from Rosharry who died in Burnley, England. We extend our sympathies to her niece Marian Shanley, Shhanagh Grove, her cousins Sean Moran, Gortfadda, Thomas Moran, Dromod and to all her nieces and nephews in Co. Cavan and England. “She is gone no further from us than to God”. May her dear soul Rest in Peace.

Mohill Amateur Dramatic Society

Mohill Amateur Dramatic Society will join Tish Dunleavy and the Percy French Performing Group in presenting some of the works of Percy French for the “Percy party” weekend from Friday May 3rd to Sunday May 5th inclusive. The County Leitirm Percy French Society is delighted to be working with the local drama group in Mohill.

The weekend which is a celebration of this great Irish raconteur is also in association with the Gathering 2013. The weekend which will be officially opened on Friday May 3rd by Mohill’s own Chris Meehan will consist of drama, singing, music and art. Chris is better known for his band “Chris Meehan and his Redneck Friends”. More information next week.

Mohill GAA Lotto

On April 8th, the Lotto Draw was held in O’Carolan’s, Glebe St. Numbers drawn were 15, 16, 17, 23. There was no jackpot winner. Lucky Dip Winners 1st €70 Mary Mahon, Hill St, Mohill, 2nd €40 Brigid Bohan, O’Carolan Court, Mohill, 3rd €20 Shane B. Ward, Annaduff. The draw on April 15th was held in Fitzpatrick’s with the jackpot at €13,200. Thanking you for your support. “If you are not in, you can’t win”.

Recycling Fundraiser

Mohill GAA are having a clothing and textile recycling fundraiser. They also want your old phones, books (no school books or magazines). Collections are on Friday April 19th 6-8pm, Saturday April 20th 10-11am at the Park. The club would be very grateful for your support. For further details please contact Lorna on 087-776410.

Wedding Bells

Our warmest congratulations go to Bernice Heslin, Gortletteragh and Gary McCloskey, Bornacoola whose marriage took place in St. Mary’s Church, Gortletteragh last week. Following the ceremony a reception for family and friends was held at Lough Rynn Castle Hotel where everyone enjoyed a delicious meal and the entertainment that followed. Their many friends join with me in wishing Gary and Bernice good luck, good health and every blessing now and always.

It’s A Boy

There was great celebrations in Rooskeynamona when the good news was announced that Kevin and Kathleen Canning, Drumshanbo were blessed with a handsome baby boy, Joseph. We all wish this bundle of joy a life filled with love and every blessing.


Prayers were offered at all Masses last weekend for the repose of the soul of Anne Marie Devine nee Moran formerly from Drumrahill, Mohill who died in London. To all who mourn Anne Marie we offer our most sincere sympathy. “To live on in the hearts of those who love you is not to die”. May she Rest in Peace.

Rose Dolan (Barry)

There was deep regret here in Mohill on hearing of the death of Rose Dolan, Coolabawn, Mohill who died in the loving care of the doctors, nurses and staff at Arus Carolan Nursing Home on April 8th 2013. Predeceased by her husband John many years ago, we all remember Rose and John when they lived at Glebe Street where it was always a pleasure to go to their pub and enjoy the hospitality and craic. Rose was a kind, lovely lady, a great wife, sister and good friend. We shall always remember that lovely smile and generosity. Before coming back to Arus Carolan Rose spent many happy years at Kilclare Nursing Home where she was well cared for and respected. Her funeral Mass was here in St. Patrick’s Church, Mohill and was representative of all sections of the community and the beautiful music added to the solemnity of this sad occasion. Our sympathy is with her nieces, nephews, cousins, brother-in-law and all who mourn Rose at this sad time. “People will walk in and out of your life but only loved ones will leave footprints in your heart”. May her dear soul Rest in Peace.

Deepest sympathy

Our sympathies to Brendan Shanley and the Shanley family, Meelick and Shannagh Grove on the death of their brother, Patrick (Paddy) Shanley in Perth, Western Australia on April 9th. RIP. Paddy was predeceased by his wife Nancy (nee Keaney, Glenfarne) eleven years ago and his daughter Teresa eighteen years ago.

His funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Jude’s Catholic Church, Prendivelle Way, Langford, Perth on Tueday, April 16th 2013 followed by burial in Fremantle Cemetery. Sincere sympathy to his sons Edward, Patrick, Raymond, daughters Mary, Annie, Eileen, Susan and Bernadette, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchild and to his extended family in Ireland, England and USA. May he Rest in Peace.

IHCPT Thank You

The organisers of the Church Gate Collection aid of IHCPT- The Irish Pilgrimage Trust renew their thanks to all who supported the recent Church Gate Collection at St. Patrick’s Church, Mohill. The amount raised was €491 which included a generous anonymous donation which the organisers acknowledge here. Many thanks to all for their support.