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.
Our annual Skiing weekend will be held March 7-9, 2003, at Mad River
Glen, Warren, Vermont. Click on Events
for more details.
We hold our monthly meeting on the first monday of each month at
the CastleBar, Oak Square, Brighton MA.
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.
|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)