Sympathy is exended to Mr Fintan Lynch Corduff Ballinagh and to Mrs Lily Brady Drumcor Loughduff on the death of their sister Mrs Maura McCabe Knockaughey Corlismore.


Local roads carried a heavy volume of traffic over the bank holiday we

ekend with weather conditions carrying from glorious sunshine on Friday to overcast and less sunshine throughout Saturday with heavy rain on Sunday and conditions much better on Monday.


The sadness of death and he sorrow associated with same for family and close friends of the departed is always obvious with death of a loved one,but it was particularly obvious this week with the death at Cavan general hospital on Sunday night following a short illness of Mrs Nuala Brady Kilmainham Ballinagh. Daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Minnie) Harten (nee Keegan) Kilmainham Nuala can rightly be described as being one of natures kindest people. Following her primary education at her local Aughacooney school Nuala commenced her secondary education taking highest honours in all examinations culminating in obtaining with honours her leaving certificate and here she had the unique distinction of joining one of her students in taking first place in all Ireland which was a truly remarkable achievement. Nuala choose the nursing profession as the career of her choice and commenced training at the regional hospital Galway where again she enjoyed a very distinguished career taking high honours in all examinations. Having obtained her SRN degree Nuala returned to her native Cavan joining the staff on the medical unit at St Josephs Hospital Lisdarn where she remained until the opening of the new Cavan General Hospital where she joined the staff remaining there until her retirement seven years ago. Blessed with a friendly smile and a kind and warm personality she was without doubt one of natures kindest people who brought hope and consolation to hundreds of patients worried relatives and friends. Her courtesy and kindness to all including visitors ,her colleagues on the hospital staff -one of whom is the writer of this column – her neighbours when ever ill and to her countless friends throughout the region will never be forgotten , may her gentle soul rest in peace. Her remains were removed on Monday afternoon from the hospital to her home in Kilmainham with a guard of honour provided by past and present staff members from Lisdaran and Cavan general hospitals. Throughout Monday and Tuesday hundreds of people from near and far visited the family home to express their sympathy while the attendance at the removal of the remains on Tuesday evening to St Felims church Ballinagh was attended by one of the largest congregations in thirty years and which bore ample testimony of the esteem with which the deceased and her family are held throughout Cavan and the adjoning counties. Pre-deceased by her parents and by her sister Kathleen Harten she is survived by her husband Noel son Cormac sisters Mrs Bridie Smith and Mrs Marie Dalton, sisters in law, brothers in law nephews nieces and a large family circle to whom I express the sympathy of our community. The funeral which again was of extremely large dimensions took place on Wednesday following con-celebrated Mass to the family burial ground. Rev Patrick Brady CC Drumkilly Rev Peter Casey PP Kilmore Rev Peter McPartland PP Ballintemple, Rev Philip Brady PP Laragh Rev Noel Boylan Kill, Canon James Brady USA and Rev Gerard Kearns chaplain to Cavan General Hospital officiated.


In Ballinagh Mission Church on Sunday June 12th at 8pm.Preacher Miss Elizabeth Conn (Conn) (Portadown). Everyone is welcome.


Break ins to homes and businesses is on the increase and property owners are being warned to keep their property under lock and key as goods are being stolen in daylight as well as during the darkness.


There was widespread regret with the news of the death at her home in Knockaughey Corlislmore of Mrs Maura McCabe one of the districts best known and most respected residents. An extremely kind friendly and helpful person to all in need her passing is widely mourned. Pre-deceased by her husband Michael six years ago and by her infant son Michael Gerard , she is survived by her sons Martin Declan Seamus Gabriel and Dermot, daughters Rosemary Bernadette and Helen, brothers sisters and a large family circle to whom I extend the sympathy of our community.


Breffni Integrated Ltd in association with living links and the HSE are running this free certified course today Wednesday June 8th in Breffni Arms Hotel Arva from 6pm to 9pm. For more information call (049)4336070.


On Wednesday mornings 11am to 1pm learn to text use your address book,change your ring tone and get the most from your mobile phone for particulars call (049) 4336070.


One day outing to Drogheda and Bettystown on Thursday 23rd June . Bus leaves Ballinagh at 10am with evening meal on return journey in the Riverfront Hotel Virginia, all in fare 20 euro per person. If travelling give your name to the post office Ballinagh or to Margaret Rudden at (049) 4337935.