DEATH OF MR JOSEPH MAGUIRE: There is widespread regret in the Carrigallen Erish and surrounding area at the death of Mr Joseph Maguire, Clooncorrick, Carrigallen which has occurred at Cavan General Hospital following a brief illness. ”Joe” as he was so popularly known to young and old alike, a native of Ardra Drumreilly. After retiring from farming he came to reside at Clooncorrick Carrigallen and became most popular with all the local people. He was a hardworking man all his life farmed extensively and believed in having his own crop of potatoes and vegetables looking after his own needs, in winning his own hey and turf crop. Joe was a man who could take part at any sort of work,in erecting animal sheds laying passes into houses. You could say he was a jack of all trades done well, he was a great neighbour and very dependable not like many young people of today who make false promises. If Joe promised to assist a neighbour on a certain day he was there bright and early. His hobbies included attending horse fairs as far away as Galway. Fishing in which he had a big trade set up and his numerous customers could rely on a first class bargain and the item was first class. He was an expert card player and was the winner of numerous turkeys at this time every year and made many sales. He also had a keen eye at picking up many useful things at auctions and after he had picked up a large amount of items he would hold his own successful auction with good results. He was a great fan of his native football team (Drumreilly) and travelled to all their games. Sympathy is extended to his brother Hugh, sister Margaret,Drumreilly also a number of nephews and nieces. May he RIP. The removal of remains and funeral following req mass celebrated by Very Rev Denis Murray PP in Drumreilly Church was very large and representative. Burial took place adjoining cemetery.
Mass times: Christmas eve Sat 24 Dec 2011 Mass. Drumreilly 1pm Carrigalllen 12 o clock midnight. Christmas Day Sunday 25th Dec 2011 Drumeela 10am,Carrigallen 11am. Please note change of Sunday Mass time in Carrigallen. This correspondent of the Carrigallen notes wishes all readers of these notes a very happy Christmas and prosperous new year in 2012.
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