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Leitrim Society of Boston

P.O. Box 204, Milton, 

MA 02186


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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. Gene’s efforts and vibrant personality, as a member and officer, has played an intricate role in our Society’s success and growth. His dedication and commitment is greatly appreciated and will be missed. Please keep Gene and his family in your prayers and thoughts.

Monthly Meeting
We hold our monthly meeting on the first monday of each month at the CastleBar, Oak Square, Brighton MA.

Christmas Party
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 @

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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 (Drumshanbo),
Trustee - Charlie Mawn (Glenfarne),
Trustee- Eileen Kelley (Boston),
Trustee - Connie McEleney (Donegal),
Honorary Chairman - P.J Hartigan (Drumsna),
Society Photographer - Michael Costello (Fenagh).

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Map of Leitrim 

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Glencar Waterfall, near Manorhamilton, famed by the poet WB Yeats

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Parkes Castle, on the shores of Lough Gill

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Glenade Lake, with Ben Bulben in the background

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Lough Rynn House, Mohill,  former home of Lord Leitrim.

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Sliabh an Iarainn, with Lough Scur in the foreground.

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Pollanessa Waterfall, Aughnasheelin, Ballinamore

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Hamilton Castle, Manorhamilton

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A barge on the Shannon-Erne Waterway near Ballinamore.



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