North Longford local news Dec10

CREDIT UNION: The offices of the above credit union at Main St Arva will be open for business on Tuesday from 12 noon to 2pm and 3pm to 5pm; Thursday 3pm to 5pm and 6pm to 8.30pm; Friday 3pm to 5pm and 6pm to 8.30pm;Saturday 12 noon to 2pm and 3pm to 5pm.

CREDIT UNION: The offices of the above credit union at Main St Arva will be open for business on Tuesday from 12 noon to 2pm and 3pm to 5pm; Thursday 3pm to 5pm and 6pm to 8.30pm; Friday 3pm to 5pm and 6pm to 8.30pm;Saturday 12 noon to 2pm and 3pm to 5pm.

REGRETTED DEATH

The death took place peacefully on Sunday 28th November of Mrs May Reilly, Smear Hill Aughnacliffe at the Laurel Lodge, Longford. A native of the townland of Mollycross she was in her 97th year and was predeceased by her husband James Francis in 1994. May was very popular in the community having commanded the respect of all with her wonderful charm and her gentle manner which always radiated through to all she encountered. May was truly one of the old stock. She had her own style and was very independent in thought and ways. Her views were firm and from an era where people said what they believed and you always knew where you stood with them. She took a great interest in her own area and was a valued member of the Dolmen Ladies Club in Aughnacliffe since its inception. She made good use of her time at school and was unique in the fact that she kept an accurate account of the day to day happenings in her local community and we quote from her diary dated Sunday 26th March 1950 - "My husband James went to first Mass in Colmcille today. I stayed with the children. James McKeon and himself travelled across the fields through Mollyglass and out on the road at the curate's residence in Cleenrath. Willie Clarke was telling him that the new creamery in Ballinalee was going ahead and Tom Kiernan told him that he was down in Legga church yesterday where there was a high Mass for Pat Gray of Drumury. Outside of Kinlan's shop they met Fr Andy Lynch who is home from the States and is on his way to Rome for the special holy year ceremonies. When James was buying a loaf, as we always get one for Sunday, Mrs Kinlan was telling him that the tea is gone up by a penny a pound and it's now two shillings and eight pence a pound . Lucky the sugar is still four pence a pound. I went to eleven o'clock Mass. The parish priest Fr Cosgrove read out that there will be a lecture about poultry keeping on Wednesday night next at 7 o'clock in Edenmore school. He also announced that we are going to have another ordination next Sunday. The young man is Peter O'Reilly, son of John and Mrs O'Reilly of Aughacordrinan and he will be having his first Mass the next day. I said to James - we are certainly not going to miss that."

Throughout her life Mrs Reilly cherished the simple things in life and will always be remembered for her dedication to her husband and her children as well as her chosen career – farming and also for her deep commitment to her Christian faith. Her remains were received at Colmcille Church on Tuesday by Rev Fr Sean O'Dowd, Colmcille and Rev Fr Eamon Corkery PP Dromard. Her funeral Mass on Wednesday 1st December was celebrated by Rev Fr O'Dowd who spoke warmly of her contribution to her native parish during her long life. Afterwards she was laid to rest beside her beloved husband James in the family burial grounds in the adjoining cemetery. Despite the inclement weather there was a large attendance on both occasions many of whom travelled long distances to pay their last respects to this much loved lady. Deepest sympathy is tendered to her bereaved family – daughters Mrs Maura Meaney, Dublin;Mrs Margaret Mozos, New South Wales, Australia; sons JP and Jack in Smear; daughters in law Anna Reilly, Smear;son in law Angelo Mozos, New South Wales; sister in law Patricia McNally, Kildare; nephews, nieces , grandchildren and great grandchildren together with a large circle of friends and relations. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

PAROCHIAL DRAW

The prizewinners at the above draw held on Sunday 28th November were 200 euro Vincent and Cathleen Hawkins, Cleenrath; 70 euro each Ita Murtagh,Aughamore upper; Margaret Brady, Culray;Turlough McNerrney, Aughakine;Frank and Anne Heslin, Smear;John Joe Brady Smear; PJ Murphy Glenmore and Catherine and Benny Reid Rathmore.

JOHN STEPHEN

(JOHNNY) BRADY RIP

John Stephen (Johnny) Brady Cornaugh, Carrigallen who died at Cavan General Hospital on Monday 29th November was a native of Ballyduffy who at an early age went to reside with his aunt in Drumbreanlis Carrigallen. Johnny was aged 91 and was predeceased by his sister – Mrs Catherine Grimes, Drumury, his brothers James Brady, Ballyduffy and Tom Brady ; vice principal Dun Laoghaire vocational school. Johnny, who was engaged in farming all his life, was a regular visitor to the Moyne area and was held in high esteem by everyone over the whole countryside. His remains were removed from his nephew's residence, Mel Grimes in Behamore on Tuesday and were received at St Mary's Church Carrigallen by Rev Fr Denis Murray PP Carrigallen and Rev Fr Gerard Brady PP Newtowncashel. The funeral Mass on Wednesday 1st December was celebrated by Fr Murray and afterwards he was laid to rest in Errew cemetery . Both the removal and funeral was largely attended. He is survived by his nephews Mel Grimes (Beaghmore) James Grimes (Carrigallen), Joe and Tommy Grimes (Drumury), Seamus Brady (Ballyduffy), Tommy and Brian Brady (Cavan) Pauric Brady (Dublin); nieces Mrs Margaret Brady (Ballinalee) Mrs Nellie Farrell (Clonelly) Mrs Mary Mahon (Killoe) Mrs Kathleen Reynolds ( Drumshanbo) Patricia in Scramogue; Margaret (Ballina) and Noeleen (Mullingar) together with a large circle of friends and relations to whom sympathy is tendered. May his soul rest in peace.

COLMCILLE GAA

DEVELOPMENT

The prizewinners of the Lotto held on Sunday 28th November were Michael McGovern and Margaret Seery c/o Nellie Gormley, Pulladoey; Kathleen McGahern Rathmore and Kevin Reilly, Cunnareen. The jackpot of 6600 euro remained intact. This week the 12th December the draw will be in Joe Murtagh's lounge where team 2 will do duty Kieran McCabe, Francie Mulligan;Ollie Walsh and Philip McGahern. Jackpot 6800 euro.

BERNARD (BERNEY) O'NEILL

Bernard (Berney) O'Neill of Drumadorn, Cloone Co Leitrim who passed away unexpectedly on Saturday 27th November was aged 77. The deceased worked hard on the land all his life and had a great attachment to the rural lifestyle. He retained a huge fondness for many of the old ways of farming. Matters relating to the land and livestock were of special importance to him. Berney's pleasant disposition made him a popular figure in his area and he was always ready and willing to lend a hand to his neighbours at a moments notice. A devout Christian gentleman he was a regular attender to Mass and the sacraments. His passing evoked much regret and sadness throughout the region. His remains were removed from the residence of his sister Maureen and brother in law Gerry Gorman, Legga Moyne for the funeral Mass which was concelebrated by Rev Fr Samuel Holmes PP Cloone; Rev Fr Eamon Corkery PP Dromard and Rev Fr Kieran McGovern PP Newtownforbes. Afterwards he was laid to rest in the family burial grounds in Tubberpatrick cemetery. Despite the inclement weather large numbers travelled to the funeral Mass to pay heir last respects. Deepest sympathy is extended to his sorrowing family, sister Mrs Maureen Gorman and his brother in law Gerry Gorman, Legga, nephews, nieces , relatives , friends and neighbours. May his soul rest in peace.