MAJOR FIRE: An extensive Fire damaged the Daybreak Supermarket on Main Street last week, or as most of us know it "The Country Shop", some will even remember it when it was called "Kelloggs". hree Fire Brigades attended the Fire just after 5p.m. on the Tuesday evening
The shop had been open when the fire broke out but thankfully no one was hurt in the huge blaze, which it seems was mostly at the back of the premises. Unfortunately the shop is now closed and though the owner, Michael Conlon intends to open the premises again, it will be some time before we can shop there again. It will be a big loss to the staff who worked there, to the people of the town and also the passing trade.
Congratulations to Ross Fallon, eldest son of Albert and Philomena, Drynan who announced is engagement over the Christmas season to Orla Farrell, daughter of Pat and Mary, Ardagh. We send our best wishes for the future to Ross and Orla.
It was with deep regret that we heard of the death on Dec 28th 2010 of Mrs Bridget Nally (nee O'Neill), Ballymulvey, and formerly Main Street, Ballymahon , relict of Leo, after a short illness, in the loving care of the management and staff at Laurel Lodge Nursing Home, Longford. A grand, quiet lady, Bridget was a deeply religious person, a daily Mass goer and a most obliging neighbour. She worked with the ESB for a long number of years, reading the Meters over a wide area of Co Longford where she was always welcome wherever she called. And this most evident by the large number of people, the many friends she made over the years, who called to her Removal last week and at the Funeral Mass in St. Matthews Church on Friday morning, it bore testimont to the respect with which she was alwas held. She also ran the family farm for a number of years after Leo's death and was very popular in the farming community.
We offer our sincere sympathy to Bridget's only son, Oliver, whom she always spoke of with great pride and always looked forward to see him coming home at the weekends. Our deepest sympathy is also extended to Bridget's sisters Mae, Anna, Evelyn, Josephine( Ryan, Barnacor,) and Kitty, to her brothers John, Francis, Peter and James, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives , neighbours and friends. Her remains were laid to rest at Carrickedmond Cemetery. May God grant rest to her Soul.
Thursday, 6th January is a holyday of obligation. There will be a vigil Mass in St. Matthews Church on Wednesday 5th January at 8.00p.m.
Mass on Thursday 6th will be at 11.30a.m. only, no 9a.m. Mass.
We extend our deepest sympathy to Antoinette Kelly and Martina Lenehan, Torboy on the recent death of their mother, Mrs Mai O'Connor(nee Farrell) , pre-deceased by her husband Frank, also to Mai's sons-in-law, grandchildren and all her relatives and many friends. Mai's remains were laid to rest at Carrickedmond Cemetery, may she rest in peace.
A RDP Outreach Information Clinic will be held in Ballymahon Dean Egan Hall on Friday 14th January from 10.00a.m. to 1.00p.m. Is farming no longer an adequate source of income and you have an innovative initiative in mind for your land/farm buildings? Would you like to develop your local village/area? Have you an environmental initiative in mind? You or your Group may be eligible for RDP Grant assistance. An RDP Project Worker will be available at the above meeting to discuss any ideas you have or for general enquiries about accessing funding. For further information please contact 04333 45555.
Welcome home to Aidan and Bernie Quinn, Creevaghbeg who have returned from their trip to Australia where they were visiting their son, Simon. We hope they enjoyed their month's holiday.
The death occured on Christmas Day of Mrs Theresa (Teasy) Keenan, nee Dalton, Ratharney, predeceased by her husband Tom at her daughter Mary McNamara's residence. We extend our deepest sympathy to Teasy's sons Pat, Edward and Thomas, daughter Mary, brother Pat, sister Phyllis Conlon (Rathmore, Ballymahon), sister-in-law Marie and to all her relatives and friends. Teasy's remains were laid to rest at Abbeyshrule Cemetery. May she rest in peace.
The organisers of the recent Church Gate Collection in Ballymahon for the Irish Epilepsy Association wish to thank most sincerely all of you who contributed so generously, your support for this worthy cause is greatly appreciated.