Loch Gowna local news Dec 24

Church services: Christmas Eve Mullinlaghta Mass at 6pm; Holy Family Church Gowna 8pm;Christmas Day Mullinlaghta 10am; Gowna 11.30am; Sunday 26th Dec Mass; Mullinlaghta 10am Gowna 11.30am; Church of Ireland Loch Gowna service on Christmas Day 11am.

Church services: Christmas Eve Mullinlaghta Mass at 6pm; Holy Family Church Gowna 8pm;Christmas Day Mullinlaghta 10am; Gowna 11.30am; Sunday 26th Dec Mass; Mullinlaghta 10am Gowna 11.30am; Church of Ireland Loch Gowna service on Christmas Day 11am.

Fr PJ Fitzpatrick Loch Gowna and Rev Hazel Hicks wish all parishioners a happy and peaceful Christmas.

BEST WISHES. Best wishes is extended to everyone from the parish who is presently in hospital or recovering at home following a stay in hospital. We wish you all a happy Christmas and a speedy recovery to good health through the new year.,

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC SUCCESS. The Irish Blood Transfusion Service wish to thank 211 donors who attended the recently held Clinic in the Pikers Lodge Hotel. A breakdown of the total figures show that 8 first time donors and 20 former donors attended the clinic. For further information on the service please contact John Healy on 041 685 9994.

GAA

Loch Gowna GAA are holding a presentation dance on Sunday night 2nd January 2011 in the Pikers Lodge Hotel Gowna. Presentation to newly weds and announcement of Lord Major Campaign winner. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

BOOKLET

Holy Family Church Gowna. Some booklets are still available in Post Office or Parochial Houses. A very good souvenir of the Church and an ideal gift for some family members overseas at Christmas.

RURAL TRANSPORT

Longford Community Resources Ltd LCRL are delighted with the announcement in the recent budget that the rural transport programme will be continued in 2011. This is great news and indeed a relief for all the passengers who use the service. All routes for 2010 will be completed on Thursday 23rd December. Services for 2011 will resume on Tuesday 4th January. Longford Commuity Resources would like to wish all passengers and everyone who supports the rural transport programme a very happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

CREDIT UNION SUB OFFICE GOWNA

Credit Union sub office open for business this Thursday evening 23rd December from 6pm to 7.30pm, Thursday 30th Dec 6pm to 7.30pm.

SYMPATHY

Deepest sympathy is extended to Reggie Thompson Corlurgan Cavan and formerly of Aughavains Loch Gowna on the recent death of his wife Maura. May she rest in peace.

FISHING

Loch Gowna and upper Erne Anglers fishing competition on Sunday 27th December on Derries /Lisney Lake. Fishing from 11am to 4pm. This competition is for members only.

Gowna GAAA Development Fund Co-Lotto Draw Result

Date 13/12/2010. 2, 3, 12, 23. Jackpot winner : none. 10 X 20 euro winners. Philip Brady (jnr) Cornadrung; Brian Murray Gowna; Padraic Briody The Rocks; May Foy, Cortober; Laura Pearson Gowna; Larry Briody, Cortober; Pauline Farrell, Ballinalee; Shauna Fitzpatrick Gowna; Catherine Keogh, Corfree; Houldsworths Gowna. Next week's jackpot 3500 euro. Next week's draw in pikers lodge.