Society of Boston
Images of Leitrim
(click to enlarge)
Waterfall, near Manorhamilton, famed by the poet WB Yeats
Castle, on the shores of Lough Gill
Lake, with Ben Bulben in the background
Rynn House, Mohill, former home of Lord Leitrim.
an Iarainn, with Lough Scur in the foreground.
Waterfall, Aughnasheelin, Ballinamore
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 @
|| 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
|President - John Mc Grath
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. (Drumshanbo)
Trustee - Charlie Mawn (Glenfarne)
Trustee- Eileen Kelley (Boston),
Trustee - Connie McEleney (Donegal),
Honorary Chairman - Cathal Mawn (Glenfarne)
Society Photographer - Michael Costello (Fenagh)