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Bridie Curnan Retires

Farewell Evening
for Fr Alwill

The Old Fair Day

Saoirse & Clodagh Lyons

Family Festival

Floral Drumkeeran

Baby Elsie Rose McHugh

Change of Parish Priest

Baby Éabhaoin Forde

James & Karina

McKenna Festival 2017

John Joe Conwell RIP

First Holy Communion

Evannah & Samuel

First Holy Communion

Agnes Coyle RIP

Confirmation 2017

Lorraine & Colin

Hugh McLoughlin RIP

Frances Flynn RIP

Marie & Francis

A Touch of Spring

John Joe Flanagan RIP

Farewell Evening for Fr Alwill

Fr Alwill’s Farewell Evening

began with the Celebration of a Thanksgiving Mass

to mark the 40th Anniversary of his Ordination.

Concelebrating with Fr Gerry were Fr Oliver Kelly and Fr John McTiernan

The Mass was attended by a large congregation
a was concelebrated by local and neighbouring priests.

After the Mass a Presentation Function
was held in the Festival Marquee.

Tommy McLoughlin, Chairperson of the Pastoral Council,
presented Fr Gerry with a beautiful watercolour painting of the three local churches.

The painting is by local artist, Ethel McVeigh.

Other presentations were made by …..

The Chairpersons and Principals of Tarmon and Drumkeeran National Schools


The Festival Committee and the Rowenberry Enterprises


St Vincent de Paul and the Friendship Club


The Parish Finance Committee and The John McKenna Society


Drumkeeran Tidy Towns and Drumkeeran GAA Club

Lough Allen College

Fr Alwill and his neighbours from Killeshandra, Owen, Eamonn and Annie.

John and Rosa Brandt, Sara Bouchier, Mona and Geraldine Travers

John McTiernan, Rita McPadden, Veronica McTiernan and Kitty McNama

P. J. Daly, Bob Harris, and in the background, Paddy McMorrow.
Ethel McVeigh, Mairead Harris and Peggy Horan.

To conclude the evening the choir gave renditions of Come Back Paddy Reilly, Cavan Girl and Lovely Leitrim.

In his homily during the Mass Fr Alwill thanked the people of the parish

for the kindness and support they had given him over his twelve years in the parish.

Tommy McLoughlin and Seamus Gallagher thanked all who had planned
and prepared for the Mass and the function.

Our thanks to

John Flynn

for the photographs