Gortleteragh local news Feb 11

GAA TICKETS: Tickets are still available from any club member throughout the parish - this is the yearly ticket costing 50 euro and if this draw reaches its target it's not our intention to have any more ticket sales this year.

GAA TICKETS: Tickets are still available from any club member throughout the parish - this is the yearly ticket costing 50 euro and if this draw reaches its target it's not our intention to have any more ticket sales this year.

The January draw has been put back for a few weeks and anyone who has not got a ticket will be contacted as we will be going house to house in the next few weeks. We appeal to everyone in the parish to support particularly the people who have family members using the facilities provided such as the community centre and the football pitch.

BIRTHDAY WISHES

Congratulations to Gerry Gilhooley, Tooman who last Saturday night celebrated his birthday at a surprise party in Fox's lounge. There to greet Gerry was a large crowd comprising of his family, extended family, neighbours and friends. A fantastic night was had by all with beautiful refreshments served and everyone danced the night away to the brilliant music of the Benn Sisters - making their first ever appearance in this area.

RECENT DEATHS

The death took place recently in Leeds, England of John Joe Faughnan, formerly of Cattan Ardara. His removal took place on Friday last from St. Patrick's hospital, Carrick-on-Shannon to Cornageeha church and was received by Fr. John Quinn. Following the funeral Mass he was laid to rest in Gortletteragh cemetery. A master of his trade in plastering, John Joe loved nature and among his many interests was hill walking. A lifelong member of Comhaltas Ceoltir Eireann, he taught set dancing for over forty years in the Leeds area. Pre deceased by his sister Mamie, John Joe is survived by his sister Teresa, brothers Michael and Patrick, brother-in-law Mike Joe, nieces, nephews, to whom we tender deepest sympathy. The death also occurred recently of Mary (Maureen) Langtry, (nee McLoughlin) of Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan and formerly of Tooman. We offer our sympathies to the Langtry and McLoughlin families. May they rest in peace

SET DANCING

Set dancing continues in the Garryowen every Monday night 8.30 – 11.00. New members are welcome.

DEATHS

We sympathise with Cissie Duffy, Breanross South on the death of her brother Mick Kilkenny, Dublin and formerly of Aughavas. Mick was captain of the 1938 Leitrim Junior team that won the All Ireland. We also offer our condolences to Fr. John Quinn on the recent death of his brother-in-law Tom Lynch of Mohill. We sympathise with Frank Niblock and family, Drumgildra on the death of Frank's father, Francie in Magherafelt which occurred so soon after the death of his mother, Sadie. May they rest in peace

INFORMATION

You are invited to meet the people who deliver the local community health service in Mohill on tomorrow evening Thursday 10th in the Canon Donohue hall at 8pm. In attendance will be your local GPs and their practice staff, public health nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, community mental health nurse, home support services, psychology service and other health professionals as well as members of the South Leitrim Community Health Forum.. A wide range of information stands relating to services available in the community will be on view.