Leitrim Connection Mar 09

Gerry Bohan
Bargain Houses
While the country all of a sudden has gone from boom and boom to doom and gloom in the grips of the recession, house prices in the county can now be seen as bargains, with some local developers knocking off as much as fifty percent. With over 1,300 new houses in the county up for sale, the balance of power has shifted dramatically in favor of the buyer. Well, they say that every cloud has a silver lining.

Mohill Library Revamp

Mohill has received some good news with the announcement that the local library is to receive a revamp this autumn.

Mohill Afterschool in 'One World Week'
Children from the Mohill Afterschool Group recently participated in the annual National Youth Festival of One World Week. This year the main focus was on the rights of children.

Dromod - Rooskey Bypass
Safety concerns have prompted the National Roads Authority to look into providing a number of lay-bys on the new Dromod - Rooskey Bypass, which opened 12 months ago amid much excitement.

Goal Mile
The Fifth Annual Goal Mile, which was organized by Noel Mahon, took place at the Bornacoola G.A.A. grounds in Dromod on New Year's Day. A considerably large crowd braved the harsh weather conditions to walk the mile in aid of the charity goal. Well known local singers, Charlie McGettigan and Mick Flavin, were in attendance on the day, as well as the Longford Pipe Band. Many in the crowd then went to the warmer environs of the adjacent public house, The Cooper Still, where a charity auction took place followed by an evening of entertainment.

James Reynolds Passes On
Some sad news spread through the region when we learned that local artist James Reynolds recently passed away after a long illness. He was a very talented and award winning artist, who had won a national competition a few years ago. Jim is the brother of Peadar Reynolds of Knocklongford, Mohill. Donations can be made in Jim's name to St. Patrick's Hospital Patient Comfort Fund, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Our condolences go out to his family.

Mohill Woman Turns 100
There were great celebrations in Mohill in early January to honor the 100th birthday of local woman Eileen Kelly.

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Gerry Bohan Elected to G.A.A. Post
Congratulations go out to Gerry Bohan of Lough Rynn, Mohill, who was recently elected chairman of the revamped Mohill G.A.A. Bord Na Og. This position looks after the local youth footballers from the Under-18 down to the Under-8 levels. In early March, a presentation function was held in the new St. Manachan's National School in town. The new gym was temporarily converted into a function room for the night. The Bord purchased food locally and some of the parents of the young players prepared tea and sandwiches for the occasion. The room was filled with many parents and other family members of players who were present to collect medals that they won last year at the Under-12 and Under-16 levels. The medals were presented by the Leitrim Senior Management team of Mickey Moran, of Derry, and John Morrison, of South Armagh, who posed for countless photographs with kids of all ages and signed autographs.

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