Mrs Margaret Maguire

Mrs Margaret Maguire

There was widespread sorrow throughout her native district with the news of the death which occurred on Friday morning at her home Glenboy Oldcastle of Mrs Margaret Maguire nee O’Reilly. A native of Aughacooney Ballinagh and daughter of the late Michael and Rose Anne O’Reilly (nee Brady), Margaret was a highly respected and extremely popular lady throughout her native district where her family were well known within the farming sector. Following their marriage Margaret together with her husband Seamus Maguire (famed Cavan and All Ireland footballer) moved to their new home at Glenboy Oldcastle where they were highly respected being kind helpful and charitable within their community. Margaret was a lady blessed with a deep religious faith and two of her uncles the late Very Rev Peter Canon O’Reilly PP VF Crosserlough , a native of Cormeen Ballinagh and Very Rev James Canon Brady PP VF Belturbet a native of Marahill Ballinagh both ministering in the diocese of Kilmore. The sudden and totally unexpected death at an early age of her husband Seamus in August 1970 was a severe and painful blow but hard work, good management and strong faith enabled her overcome the loss and in addition to managing the family farm she raised their family of six children all of whom distinguished themselves in their chosen professions. Her passing is widely mourned. Pre-deceased by her husband and by her brothers Garda Sergeant Terry , Bernard (Benny) Peter , Con and James O’Reilly. She is survived by her sons Des (Financial controller of Cavan County Council) Jim and Michael , daughters Mrs Rosaleen O’Malley, Mrs Carmel Hamilton and Mrs Mary Campbell, grandchildren, brother Michael Joseph O’Reilly, Dunboyne Road Kilcock, Co Kildare, sons in law, daughters in law, nephews nieces, cousins and a large family circle to whom I extend the sympathy of our community. St Bridgets Church Oldcastle was filled to capacity for the removal of the remains from her home on Sunday evening while the funeral on Monday which again was of extremely large dimensions and an indication of the esteem with which the family are held throughout the north east region took place following con-celebrated mass to the family burial ground in Ballinacree cemetery. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Flemings Folly

Flemings Folly together with the town of Ballinagh were featured on Cavan TV show on Friday evening.

Pilgrimage to Knock

Mini night vigil to Knock Shrine on Friday October 4th with bus leaving Cavan town at 5.30pm, Ballinagh at 5.45pm Killadoon 6pm. Book your seat by calling 049 4367101.

Christmas lights

In an effort to raise finance and in order to ensure that Ballinagh will have Christmas lights for the streets of the town during the festive season a cake sale will be held this weekend following all masses in St Felims Church Ballinagh and in St Michaels Church Potahee and do please support.

Irish Red Cross

Youths open and enrollment night on Tuesday 1st October in O’Rahilly Hall Ballinagh 7pm to 9pm. Youths 12 years to 18 years and their parents and guardians are invited to come along. Information and details on the night.


In Church of Ireland Ballintemple on Sunday September 29th at 8pm . Preacher Bishop Ferran Glenfield Bishop of Kilmore Elphin and Ardagh.