Ballinagh April 1

Social services - Annual trip to Westport takes place this year from Monday 9th May to Friday 13th. Four nights bed and breakfast with five dinners and guided tours daily cost 355 euro pps . For more particulars or to book call(049) 4331134.

Social services - Annual trip to Westport takes place this year from Monday 9th May to Friday 13th. Four nights bed and breakfast with five dinners and guided tours daily cost 355 euro pps . For more particulars or to book call(049) 4331134.

Lent Weekend Retreat

On 9th and 10th April spiritual director will be Rev Ronnie Mitchell SMM. For more details or to book a place contact 087 8228097.

Blood donors

A unit from the Blood Transfusion service board will visit St Brigids Community Centre Loch Gowna today Wednesday March 30th and on Thursday March 31st from 5.30pm to 8.30pm each day. Please note revised clinic opening times. Please donate.

Daniel O’Donnell

Daniel O’Donnell and his band will visit the community centre Ballinagh on Wednesday April 6th with proceeds in aid of Cistic Fibrosis . Tickets from usual outlets.

Gardening club

Meeting of Ballinagh Gardening Club will be held in the Community Centre Monday 4th April at 8pm, Speaker Brendan Farrell Ardagh :landscaping Service.

Mrs Gabrielle Jackson

There was profound sadness with the news of the death at College View Nursing Home following a brief illness of Mrs Gabrielle Jackson late of Crossdoney Road Ballinagh and Bridge Street Cavan , daughter of the late Jack and Josephine Tivnan. Gay as she was known to her countless friends was born in Sligo. At the early age of fourteen years together with her parents and her brothers Gerard and Cyril moved to County Cavan where her father having taken up an appointment with Cavan County Council moved to the Breffni County with the family setting up their home at Crosdoney Road Ballinagh. As a teenager Gay endeared herself to the entire community with her natural good looks charm and friendly personality together with her kindness and good humour endearing her to all who were privileged to know her. Dancing in the local O’Rahilly memorial hall next door to the Tivnan home was then the favourite pastime for the local youthful community and it was here thatt Gay would meet the love of her life Paddy Jackson from Cavan town. Following a brief courtship the young couple married and set up their home among the local community. The death of their baby daughter Ursula was a painful experience for the young couple but blessed with a deep religious faith and the support of family and friends the family overcame the bereavement. Paddy and Gay were very active in the community of Ballinagh playing a vital role in the fundraising drive to raise the finance required in order to meet the cost involved with the erection of the new St Felims Church with their work in organising the weekly bingo sessions being of particular significance. Blessed with numerous talents Gay and Paddy excelled on the dance floor in waltzing, fox trot quick step or whatever winning five all Ireland dancing championships together with countless trophies in all four provinces. It was not just in Ireland that success came to this very talented couple as they competed in many countries throughout Europe where again they won countless trophies. Paddy’s unexpected death came as a severe shock o Gay and her family but here again her deep religious faith enabled her to accept the will of God. Predeceased by her husband Paddy daughter Ursula Brothers Gerard and Cyril Tivnan , she is survived by her daughter Gaye Cadden Bridge St Cavan son in law Dominic Cadden grand daughter Ursula grand son Donal, sister in law Mary , brother in law Jimmy nephews nieces and many friends to whom I extend the sympathy of our community. There was a very large attendance at the removal of the remains on Saturday evening from the McMahon funeral home to St Felims Church Ballinagh with the funeral which again was of extremely large dimensions and a fitting farewell to a highly respected resident took place following con-celebrated mass on Sunday to the family burial ground Right Revd Monsignor Michael Cooke PP VG Belturbet Rev Peter McParland PP Ballintemple and Rev John Gilhooley ADM Cavan officiated.