Mrs Bridget Dolan: The sudden death of Bridget (Bonnie) Dolan (nee Brady), Callanagh on Tuesday morning last caused widespread regret in the area. Deceased who aged 83 was in her usual good health the previous evening and following a turn passed away peacefully at Cavan General in the presence of her beloved family. Her death has caused a great shock to all who knew her as she was the life and soul of any gathering she attended. Bonnie was educated in the St. Louis Convent, Monaghan and later trained as a nurse in England where she worked for many years. An outgoing lady she was deeply religious and loved socialising and she had a great sense of dress. She was a very friendly and hospitable lady and her lovely home was a “ceiling” house for the locals with tea, a chat and a good story told in her own humorous style. Indeed her passing leaves a great void not along in her family but in Callanagh itself where she was regarded as a Granny figure by the younger generation. She was an active member of the local Age & Opportunity and later Positive Age and members formed a Guard of Honour at the removal of remains to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mullahoran on Thursday evening. The funeral Mass on Friday was celebrated by Canon Owen Devaney P.P. and burial took place to local cemetery. She was predeceased by her husband Joe in 1994 and is survived by her sons Seamus, Gerry, Martin, Declan and Johnny and daughters Anne, Brid and Margo, sister Kathleen, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchild, cousins, nieces and nephews to whom we extend our sincere sympathy along with her neighbours and many friends. May she rest in peace.
Mullahoran NS: Parents of children intending to start school in September 2013 are requested to forward their name, address, contact telephone number, child’s name and date of birth to Mullahoran N.S. Kilcogy, Co. Cavan, via Longford on or before Friday 1st March 2013.
GFC Lotto: Draw took place in The Hideaway on Tuesday 19th February. No winner of Jackpot €12,500, Nos 1,9,12,23. €100 John Reilly, Mullinroe, Dring; €25 Karl O’Reilly, Garrymore, Ballinagh; €25 Sinead Smith, Drumgore; €25 Kevin & Joanne Brennan, Cloncovid; €25 Philip Eamon Tierney, Clonoose.
New Team Manager: Peter Clarke has been appointed as new team manager for 2013. Peter, who comes with great expertise, will be ably assisted by our own Christy Sheils and we wish both the best of luck in their new role.
Co Cavan VEC: Adult Education Services are offering the following courses: Level 3 Employability Skills (Full Award)- suitable for those of you left school early without any certification; Modules include: Planning your Career, Communications, Mathematics, Computers. Classes would be two/three sessions per week. FETAC Level 4 Information and Communication Technology Skills (Full Award) – suitable for who may not have a Leaving Certificate or completed Leaving Certificate some years ago and need to up-skill. Modules include: Communications, Mathematics, Information Technology Skills, Computer Applications, Work Experience. Classes would be three/four sessions per week. If enough interest these classes may be held locally. For information on any of these programmes contact Siobhan at 049 4353592 or 087 1247070 or email email@example.com.
End of An Era: The recent closure of Kilcogy Post Office & Grocery shop has caused much regret in the locality. Formerly McCabes the business was an old established one in the village down the years serving the local community for its everyday needs when stamps, postal orders, telegrams were the means of communication. We have come a long way from over the counter in the local Post Office these days but if this is progress it is not necessarily good for rural communities who will have to travel further afield to do their weekly business. We wish Paul & Denise all the best in the future and thank them sincerely for their help.
Rural Transport: Route 11a Tuesday: depart Granard 10.00, Creevy-Dundevan, 10.10, Mullah Oran-Killydoon 10.20, Middletown 10.30, Oghill/Corduff 10.40, Ballinagh 10.50, Cavan 11.00, return depart 1.15 arrive Granard 2.15. Route 4a Thursday: depart Derries 9.50 via Carnagh Lr, Kilsarn, Lisney, Sallaghan, Aughavaines, Gowna 10.15 Drumgore, Middletown,Ballinagh (short stop) 10.45, Cavan 11.00, return depart 1.30.Students and all ages groups welcome, Free Travel pass holders free, farepaying €3 single, €5 return. Alternative routes may be available, contact Provider Dominick Brady 043.6683023, 087.2995345.
GFC Lotto: Draw took place in Sheridans on Tuesday 12th February. No winner of Jackpot €12,500, Nos 4,23,31,32. €100 winner Tom Tierney, Drumgore; €25 winner Kevin & Joanne Brennan, Cloncovid; €25 winner Barry McArdle, Kilcogy Lower; €25 winner DP Finnegan, Cloonagh, Dring; €25 winner Ronan Galligan, Kill, Kilnaleck.
River Erne Fishing Club: A very important meeting will be held min the Parochial hall this Thursday 28th at 8.30 pm. All members please attend. New members welcome.