Thank You

Thank You

Bunlahy Area Action Group would like to thank everyone who supported their recent tractor run. Total amount raised was €3,000, which will be divided equally between the The Kevin Bell Reparation Fund and Bunlahy Area Group. A special word of thanks to McCarren’s Cavan, O’ Hara’s Bakery, Creegan’s Pub, Bunlahy, McElvaney’s Pub, Coolarty, Margaret Brady at Windy Cottage Bakeries and everyone who volunteered their time on the day.


Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise Dr. Francis Duffy administered the sacrament of confirmation to children from St. Columba’s N.S with pupils from Gowna at the Church of the Holy Family, Gowna on Saturday last. Eleven children from the St. Columba’s School received the sacrament, eight from sixth class and three from fifth. From sixth class were Sinéad Reilly, Lorraine Flood. Evelyn Flood, Connor Leonard, Cathal Byrne, Raymond McGivney, Kian Reilly and Jack D’ Arcy. From fifth class were three girls, Aoife Leonard, Catherine Matthews and Shannén D’Arcy. It was certainly a busy day for Bishop Francis as he performed the same ceremony earlier in the day at St. Colmcille’s Church, Aughnacliffe. We compliment teachers, parents and priests for having youngsters so well prepared for their big day and wish all concerned good luck for the future.

Summer Time

Winter time will cease at 1.00am on this Sunday 29th March when all timepieces should be put forward one hour.

Variety Show

On Easter Monday, 6th April a variety show will take place in the local community centre. An annual event organised by James Mooney this show has been looked forward with much anticipation over the years. This year should be no different as James always has something different on the agenda to whet the appetite. With proceedings getting underway at 6.00pm takings from the night will be donated to Mullinalaghta Ladies Football Club and St. Columba’s G.F.C. Your support would be very much appreciated.

St. Columba’s N.S.

Application forms for enrolment for the year 2015/ 2016 at St. Columba’s N.S are now available by contacting the school on 043 6683020.

Lotto Draw

St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto on Wednesday, 18th March. The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 17, 30 with the jackpot of €7250 remaining intact. Consolation prizes of €20 went to Michael Carrigy, Ballinalee. Patrick Matthews, Clooneen. Deirdre Matthews, Toome. Joe & Pauline Rogers, Cloonagh and Peader & Rosie McGovern, Toome. On sales for this week are as follows. Hideaway: Michael Cunningham Jun. Kilcogy : James Fitzsimons & Seamus Corcoran. Keogh’s / Anglers’s Rest: John Keegan Sen. Please drop tickets into Cloonagh P.O before 5.30pm on Monday.

Ladies Footballers

As part of their fundraising activities the local ladies football club are holding a weekly draw based on the bonus ball in the main draw of the national lottery. Sheets are on sale in the local post office or are available from any club member. Match the bonus ball in Saturday night’s main draw and you will earn yourself €20. Lines are just €2. Six monthly tickets are now due for renewal at €50 each by contacting Marie Matthews. Your support would be very much appreciated each week. The winning number on Saturday 14th March was 35 with no winner. On Saturday 21st number 11 was unlucky for all our supporters with no one coming up trumps.

Tour De Folly

Tour De Folly in association with Ballinagh Juveniles & Austic Unit Ballinagh NS 80K Cycle and 7K Folly Walk will take place on Saturday 7th April starting at Ballinagh Community Centre. For more information contact Raymond on 087 2649904 or Paddy on 087 2695726.


St. Vincent de Paul are holding their annual general meeting in the Sacred Heart N.S. Granard on this Wednesday, 25th March at 8p.m. Everyone welcome.

St. Christopher’s Services

The Granard Branch of St. Christopher’s are holding their annual Easter Bunny walk on Sunday 29th March. The walk will commence from Granard Health Centre at 3.00pm and proceed to Abbeylara where there will be eggs and refreshments. Your support would be very much appreciated.