Newsletter – Sunday 6th December 2009

An Dara Domhnach den Aidbhint
Second Sunday of Advent

Drum Mass Intentions

Saturday 5th 8pm: Paddy Nicholson, Kilmacormack
Sunday 6th 10am: Maureen Shine, Drumlosh & Ballinasloe
Monday 7th 8pm: Kathleen Brennan, Clonark
Tuesday 8th 10am (Holy Day): Patrick, Annie, Paddy & John Murray, Curraghaleen
Wednesday 9th 7pm: Johnny Harney, Crannagh
Friday 11th 7pm: Anna-May Bruce
Saturday 12th 8pm: Patrick & Delia Moore, Meehambee
Sunday 13th 10am: Paddy & Elizabeth Halligan, Crannaghbeg
Sunday 13th 5pm: Senior Citizens Mass & Christmas Party in Athlone Springs Hotel

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 6th 11am: Fr. Michael Dunning (4th anniversary)
Tuesday 8th 11am (Holy Day): Jimmy Dunning

Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Féile Mhuire gan Smál)
Tuesday 8th December is a holy day of obligation. Mass times:
-Drum: Vigil Mass – Monday 8pm. Tuesday 10am.
-Clonown: Tuesday 11am.

All Night Vigil at Knock Shrine
A bus will leave from Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church on Monday 7th December at 8.15pm. For more details, please contact Teresa McManus on 086-8062253 after 12 noon.

Dancing Classes
In Drum Parish Hall – anyone interested in jives and waltzing, please contact Padraig at 086-8301640.

Drum Heritage Group Book Launch
Re-launch of “Bygone Times, A Near Forgotten History” on Thursday, 10th December at 8.15pm in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone. Official launch by Ms. Bairbre Ni Fhloinn of UCD’s Department of Folklore. Described as a treasury of folklore, the first printing was sold out in one year. An ideal Christmas present! All welcome.

Table Quiz in aid of Flood Relief
Takes place on Thursday 10th December at 9pm in The Mill Bar, Bealnamulla, Athlone. Table of Four: €40. All proceeds to St. Vincent de Paul Athlone. Please support.

Clann na nGael Ladies Board A.G.M.
Takes place on Friday 11th December at 8.00pm in Johnstown. All members please attend.

Senior Citizens Christmas Party
Drum Community Care invite all Senior Citizens to their annual Mass and Christmas Party on Sunday 13th December commencing at 5pm in the Athlone Springs Hotel.

Samaritans Christmas Concert
Will be held in Friary on Wed. 9th Dec. at 8pm, featuring Army Band, Simon Casey & Athlone Choral Society. Admission €10. Tickets available at Musicworld (Golden Island) & Castle Gift Shop.

Athlone Little Theatre
Present “Big Maggie”
on Friday 11th & Saturday 12th December at 8.30pm. Booking at 090-6474324.

Dean Crowe Theatre
-Presents Viennese Christmas concert with Seán Costello (tenor) and Celine Byrne (soprano) on Saturday 12th December at 8pm. Special Offer: 6 free tickets when booking 20 or 2 free when booking 10.
-Note: The Jason Byrne show has been postponed until January 2010. If you have bought tickets please contact the theatre box office at 090-6492129.

Passionfruit Theatre
Christmas Concert for Senior Citizens on Wednesday 16th December at 8pm in the theatre. Free admission. Bookings contact 086-3338457.

Ireland’s Lapland
Ireland’s Lapland at Glendeer Pet Farm, Drum is open from now until 23rd December.


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