Death: The area was stunned on Monday last when the news of the sudden and unexpected death of John Brady, Carricknabrick became known. Having enjoyed excellent health all his life his sudden passing was all the more trumatic for his wife Valerie and daughter Séana and son Patrick; brother Charlie and sister Maura and family members to whom we extend our deepest sympathy.
Known affectionately as Red John he was one of this parish’s favourite sons and his passing has left a great void not only in his family but in farming circles and in the local community where he gained the respect of all creeds and classes. May he Rest in Peace.
Route 55: The extremely heavy volume of traffic using the N55 has resulted in proposed road straitening which has been on the cards for a long number of years and hardly a week goes by but there is an accident on the stretch from Corduff to Killydoon. Realignment work in the Corduff area is progressing well but while Cavan Co Council engineers had their consultation with locals in the Parochial hall some time ago regarding the stretch from Oghill to Dundevan, there have been no developments to date.
Summer Festival: The Youth 2000 Summer Festival in Clonmacnoise, Co Offaly Thursday 9th – Sunday 12th August, for young people aged 16 – 35 is an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic Faith and meet many new friends. The festival has been nicknamed the ‘Holy Oxygen’, free buses available, more information from (01) 6753690 or email Dublin@youth 2000.ie or book online www.youth2000.ie.
Bereavment Support: If you are endeavoring to come to terms with the loss of a relative or a loved one who has died you could benefit by meeting and talking to a bereavement support counsellor. This service is free and confidential and for further information contact 049.4372999 between 11am and 3pm.
GFC Lotto Results: As a mark of respect to the late John Brady – President - last week’s draw was deferred to Thursday night July 12th in Sheridan’s Kilcogy. Jackpot €9,800, Nos 11, 19, 27, 29. No Jackpot Winner; €100 Carmel Smith, Kilcogy; €25 Hugh P Donohoe, Carnagh; €25 Mark & Xavier Reilly, Cavan; €25 Jim & Anne McGahern, c/o Tank, €25 Brigid Tierney, Drumgore.
Knock: Annual pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday next 22nd July. Bus departs Parochial hall at 9 am via Granard at 9.15, more information can be had from B. Byrne 043.6686696.
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