Leitrim Society of Boston
P.O. Box 204
Images of Leitrim
(click to enlarge)
Map of Leitrim
Glencar Waterfall, near
Manorhamilton, famed by the poet WB Yeats
Parkes Castle, on the
shores of Lough Gill
Glenade Lake, with Ben
Bulben in the background
Lough Rynn House,
Mohill, former home of Lord Leitrim.
Sliabh an Iarainn, with
Lough Scur in the foreground.
A barge on the
Shannon-Erne Waterway near Ballinamore.
|Message from the President:
It is with a
heavy heart and deep sadness that I share with you the news of the passing of Eugene
McMahon RIP. Gene received the divine calling on October 10,
2001. Genes efforts and vibrant personality, as a member and officer, has played an
intricate role in our Societys success and growth. His dedication and commitment is
greatly appreciated and will be missed. Please keep Gene and his family in your prayers
We hold our monthly meeting on the first monday of each month at the CastleBar, Oak
Square, Brighton MA.
Our annual Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2001, at the Irish Cultural
Center, Canton MA. It will run from 5:00 to 9:00. Kathy Mawn will provide the music.
Membership costs $10 a year, and runs from January to December. We are now renewing
memberships for the Year 2002..
For more Information contact Public Relations Officer Jim
Gallagher @ 781-444-7037, or send us an E-mail @ LeitrimSociety@yahoo.com
||The County Leitrim Society of Boston was revived in 1994 by a
group of Leitrim exiles in the Boston area, in the aftermath of Leitrims historic
Connacht Football Championship victory. The original society had gone out of the
existence in the 1950's. We number around 200 members, and consist of natives of County
Leitrim, (a county in the North West of Ireland), people of Leitrim extraction and
anyone with an interest in Leitrim, or Ireland in general.
The first event we held was
a Spring Dance in the AOH Hall in Watertown in April 1995, and we have held a Spring Dance
every year since. We also hold an annual Christmas party. Other activities have
included trips to the Catskill Mountains in New York, an Annual Golf Tournament and
hosting a stand at the Irish Cultural Festival at Stonehill College in Easton, MA each
summer. We held our first Dinner Banquet in September 2000, over 300 people attended and
it was a great success.
We ran a weekend ski trip to Sunday River ski resort, Maine, the weekend of March
23-24. 20 people went on the trip, and a great time was had by all, both on the ski slopes
and at the apres-ski scene afterwards.
|President - John Mc Grath (Boston),
Vice President - Patrick Folan (Fenagh)
Treasurer - Noel Murphy (Manorhamilton)
Secretary - Michael Costello (Fenagh)
Assistant Secretary - Mai Gallagher (Creevala)
Financial Secretary - Jim Keaney (Glenfarne)
PRO - Jim Gallagher (Aughnasheelin)
||Sergeant of Arms - Gene Mc Mahon R.I.P.
Trustee - Charlie Mawn (Glenfarne)
Trustee- Eileen Kelley (Boston),
Trustee - Connie McEleney (Donegal),
Honorary Chairman - Cathal Mawn (Glenfarne)
Society Photographer - Michael Costello (Fenagh)