WEDDING BELLS - On Friday 11th March last St. Columba’s Church, Mullinalaghta was the scene of a very pretty wedding when Regina MacCormac, daughter of Dan and the late Nan MacCormac, Cloonagh was united in holy matrimony with Kieran O’Carolan, who hails from Mohill.
The ceremony with Nuptial Mass was performed by Fr. P.J. Fitzpatrick. The bride who looked radiant in her splendid dress was given away by her father Dan. Regina had her sister Sinead McGovern as chief bridesmaid with Mary Slevin doing the role of bridesmaid. Noel McKeon was bestman and was assisted by Joseph O’ Carolan. The readings were in the capable hands of Domhnall MacCormac, Oonagh Bryce and Sharon O’Carolan. Maria Keogh, Dylan Gaffey, Eamon Bryce, Erin Clarke McCormack, Ian Koch and Eadaoin McCormack took care of the Prayers of the Faithful. The Communion Reflection was given by Tracy Kivlehan. Suitable music for the occasion was performed by Josephine McCaffrey and Bohemian Strings. Afterwards the happy couple together with their families and friends travelled to The Lough Rynn Castle Hotel where a very enjoyable meal was provided, which was followed later by lively entertainment with everyone having a marvellous time. On behalf of their families and many friends we take this opportunity of wishing Kieran and Regina every happiness and good luck in their life together.
St. Columba’s G.F.C held their recent lotto draw in Keogh’s. The winning numbers were 9, 10, 25, 28 with the jackpot of €3050 remaining intact. Consolation prizes of €20 each were won by the following. Mary Fitzpatrick, Kilmore, Dring, Longford. Patricia Galligan, Carrick, Finea, Cavan. Donal Harkin, Cartron, Granard, Longford. Bernie Lynch, Culleenmore, Dring, Longford and Mary Mooney, Leitrim, Dring, Longford. The previous week’s draw took place in the Angler’s Rest, with the numbers 4, 9, 10, 22 coming out of the drum. The recipients of €20 each were Mattie & Connie Reilly, Cloughernal, Granard, Longford. Natasha Hourican, Mullinroe, Dring, Longford. Ronan McGovern, Toome, Kilcogy, Longford. Jack Harton, Kilcogy, Cavan and John Mathews, Toome, Dring, Longford. Results of draw in The Hideaway will appear in this column in next edition of this newspaper. Forthcoming draw will take place in the clubrooms . Tickets for same are now on sale at the usual outlets. Sellers are reminded to drop envelopes into Cloonagh P.O before 6.00p.m on Monday evening. Rota for this weekend is as follows. The Hideaway: Liam Reilly. Keogh’s / Angler’s Rest: Myles Matthews. Kilcogy: Thomas McNerney & Jim McCabe. If unable to sell please appoint a substitute.
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service has asked Loch Gowna donors to make a special effort to attend the clinic which will be held at St. Brigid’s Community Centre on Wednesday 30th March and Thursday 31st March . Area Manager, John Healy urges another fifty donors to visit the mobile clinic in an effort to hit their all time target set in May 2009 of 259 donors. Traditionally holiday periods present a challenge for maintaining the blood supply and with the Easter Bank Holiday weekend approaching , all donors are asked to make special effort over the coming weeks to get to a clinic. The clinic will operate in Loch Gowna each day from 5.30p.m to 8.30pm. All concerned should note revised clinic opening times.
The next meeting of Granard book club will take place on Wednesday 23rd March at 11.00a.m. The two books for this month are Twelve Red Herrings by Jeffrey Archer and Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry. New members are welcome. All books for the month are provided by Granard Branch Library. For further information contact 043 6686164.
The Ardagh and Clonmacnois Annual pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from May 27th to June 1st. Anyone wishing to travel with the group are requested to contact Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot St., Dublin at 01 2410812 / 01 2410811 .Total cost is €699. LADIES GAA
We are holding our registration day on Saturday March 19th in the Community Centre Mullinalaghta from 12 o’clock until 2 o’clock. Registration Fee is Under 12 €25.00 Under 18 €35.00 Over 18 €50.00