Mrs Nancy Gaffney

Mrs Nancy Gaffney

There was an air of sadness over the area when it was learned that Nancy Gaffney, Drumcrave, Cavan, nee Brady, had passed to her eternal reward recently. Having been ill for some time she bore her sickness with great fortitude supported by her family and her strong faith. Aged 69 she was daughter of Patrick and Mary Ann Brady, Grousehall and attended Loughduff N.S. and Convent of Marcy, Granard before training as a nurse in Galway Regional hospital. She was a popular member of the nursing staff of the old Cavan Surgical hospital and later Cavan General hospital from where she retired in 2008. She is survived by her husband Eamon and daughters Aisling and Aoife and sons Rossa and Daragh, sisters Sr Andrea, Mary, Shiela, Helen, Nuala and Gabrielle, brothers Canon Bernard, Mattie, Peter and Noel and a large extended family circle to whom we extend our sincere sympathy. May she rest in peace.

Mrs Peggy Donovan

The death took place in Surrey, England recently of Peggy Donovan (nee Smyth, Pottlebawn). Aged 70 she was daughter of the late Annie & Paddy Smyth and was sadly predeceased by her son, Gerard in 1990 and her husband John in 2006. She is survived by her daughter, Anne O’Brien, Kilkenny and her sons John & Tony, London and several grandchildren to whom she was devoted. She is also survived by her siblings Helen Cullen, Killydream; Pat Smyth, Dalystown; Rose Denneny, Freeduff; Katie Greaney, Kerry; John Smyth, England; Frank Smyth Middlesex; and Julia Hayes, England; nieces and nephews to whom we extend our sincere sympathy. Funeral will take place in England. May she rest in peace.

Table Quiz

Mullahoran N.S. parents Association is holding a Table Quiz in the Parochial hall this Friday November 22nd at 8pm.Adut tables (4) €40 children’s table (4) €20. All support on the night will be greatly appreciated.

GFC Lotto

Draw took place in Glan Bar on Tuesday night 12th Nov. Jackpot €16,300, No Jackpot winner, €100 winner; Eamon Leddy, Kilderry, €25 winners x 4; Philip Tinnelly, Kingscourt; Judy Cunneen; Tommy Brennan, Moynagh; Gerry McEntee, Arva. The Club AGM will be held on Sunday 8th Dec.

Cumann na mBunscoil

Congratulations to the boys from the local N.S. who put in a great performance to won their division in fine style recently. This group won the u12 championship earlier in the year, also the u14 championship and this win is indeed a bonus at the end of a very successful year for underage. Well done to the lads and their coach Ronan Donnelly and all the parents and supporters.

Pastoral Council

As the 3 year term of the present council is due to expire shortly nominations for new Council should be forwarded to council members or to Parochial house 043.6683141.


While forecasters have warned of a cold spell this week the very mild weather at the weekend was a bonus with the long dark evenings closing in. Land is sodden due to recent heavy rain and all cattle have now been housed.