Polling Day: After months of speculation regarding the date on which the people of Ireland would be asked to cast their votes in the country's general election the Taoiseach Mr Cowan speaking in Dail Eireann on Thursday last revealed to the house and to the nation that polling will take place on Friday March 11th.
With the Fianna Fail party due to select a new leader today (Wednesday) the stage will be set for what many shrewd political activists believe will be a hectic campaign.
Sunshine during the hours of daylight with sharp frost during night time has left roads in a dangerous condition for motorists and pedestrians with patches of black ice in many areas.
MRS MARTY ELLEN O'REILLY
There was profound sadness throughout the district with the news of the death which occurred at College View Nursing Home following a short illness of Mrs Mary Ellen (Cissy) O'Reilly Corduff Ballinagh. A member of the highly respected Delaney family (Cissy) as she was known to her countless friends enjoyed wide popularity. A friendly charitable and very poplar lady, the deceased was a lady of the highest calibre. She enjoyed the game of bingo which she played on a regular basis and was blessed with a deep faith. Predeceased by her husband John Joe she is survived by her sister Mrs Kathleen Gavin nephews nieces and relatives to whom I extend the sympathy of our community. There was a very large attendance at the removal of the remains to St Michael's Church Potahee and again at the funeral which took place following requiem Mass to the family burial ground. May she rest in peace.
Membership of Ballinagh gaelic football club is now due and members are asked to please pay same to any committee members as soon as possible.
MR JOSEPH OLWILL
There was widespread regret with the news of the death which occurred at Cavan General Hospital following a brief illness of Mr Joseph Olwill Drumcrow Ballinagh. Known to his countless friends as 'Jodie' deceased was a highly respected resident over a very wide area. Blessed with a wonderful sense of humour and with the talent of story telling in which he excelled he could hold his audience spellbound as he revealed many a story of widespread interest. A quiet friendly and charitable man he was the essence of kindness and a friendly and helpful neighbour. Predeceased by his wife Kathleen he is survived by his family grandchildren and relatives to whom I extend sincere sympathy. There was a very large attendance at the removal of the remains to St Felim's Church Ballinagh and again at the funeral which took place following con-celebrated Mass to the family burial ground. Very Rev Peter Casey PP Kilmore Very Rev Peter McPartland PP Ballintemple and Very Rev Dan Sheridan PP Killesandra officiated.
Vintage club meeting of Ballinagh vintage club will be held in Cronin's on this Friday January 28th at 9pm. All members please attend.
The Christmas party postponed due to weather conditions was held in the Shantully Inn on Sunday 16th January and was most enjoyable. More than seventy guests were entertained to a delicious four course meal and after justice had been done to the many good things provided all present thoroughly enjoyed an evening of song,music and dancing.