Death: Shock and sadness was cast over the area when news broke of the untimely death at a young age of Noel Ellis, Farrangarve, Arva at the James Connelly Memorial Hospital, Blanchardstown, on Friday June 1. Noel was a very popular person with always a smile on his face and was held in high esteem in the locality where he transacted his business of supplying fruit and vegetables to many businesses and hotels. Noel also was a top class painter and decorator of whom many people had the experience of availing of his highly professional work. He also had an extremely generous streak to his nature and he was always on hand to help the needs and support local organisations in their endeavours to raise funds. His remains were removed from his residence on Monday morning to the Church of the Holy Family, Loch Gowna. Many organisations, GAA members and friends form a guard of honour on the arrival of his remains at the church. Following 12 noon Mass burial took place in Cornea Cemetery. To his loving wife Kathleen, son Noel, daughters Vanessa and Sabrina, brothers Sean and Ciaran, sisters Martina (Madden, Mulrick), Bernie and Rosaleen, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, uncles and aunts, nephews and nieces, cousins, relatives and many friends to whom we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.
Summer tour Active Age: Our annual three day tour will take place on Tuesday July 10 and return on Thursday July 12. This year we are travelling to Wexford. I fyou wish to travel, please leave your name and deposit at Loch Gowna Post Office before Saturday June 23. Cost of tour €200. For further information please contact Rose or Mary on 043-6683101 or any member of the committee.
Wedding bells: Congratulations to Darren Bannon, son of Hughie and the late Mary Bannon, Drumhilla, Arva and Aine Smith, daughter of Charlie and Ann Smith, Carrohoe, Cavan, who were married in the Church of the Holy Family, Loch Gowna, on Saturday June 2. The wedding ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Kevin Fay assisted by Fr. PJ Fitzpatrick and Fr. Pat Kiernan. The bride was given in marriage by her father, Maid of Honour Emma Smith, Bridesmaids Paula Farrell and Michelle Fraher, Best Man Justin Bannon, Groomsmen Ronan Bannon and Killian Bannon. Following the wedding ceremony family and friends celebrated the occasion with a reception in The Crover House Hotel, Mountnugent, Cavan, where a delicious meal and evening of entertainment was enjoyed by all. We wish Darren and Aine a long life of good health and happiness in their married life together.
Barbecue: Church of Ireland Parish Group will host a barbeque on Friday June 29 at Moyne Community School. If you wish to purchase a ticket for this event please contact Joyce Cullen or Sandra Butler before Monday June 25.
Active Age: Loch Gowna Active Age day trip to Drogheda on Tuesday next June 19. Bus will depart village at 12 noon sharp. If you are travelling please leave your name at Loch Gowna Post Office or contact Rose or Mary on 043-6683101 before Sunday June 17.
Alzheimers Coffee / Tea Morning: on Sunday next June 17 in St. Brigid’s Community Centre following 11am mass. Please support.
Dring Open Air Festival: The annual festival in aid of St. Christopher’s School, Longford, will take place on Sunday June 24 at Dring Car Park. Your support would be much appreciated.
Death: It was with deep regret that we learned of the death of Mrs Kathleen Hartin, Portanure, Loch Gowna on Tuesday May 29 – peacefully in the loving care of her family in her 90th year. Pre-deceased by her husband Michael (in 1959), Kathleen was a very friendly and gentle person. She worked extremely hard during her life as her husband died at a young age. She enjoyed life and when in good health always attended events in Active Age Social Club. She will be sadly missed by her sons. Francis, Tony, PJ, daughters Phyllis, Bernadette and Maria, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins, relatives and many friends to whom we extend our deepest sympathy. Her remains were removed from her residence on Thursday evening to the Church of the Holy Family, Loch Gowna, and following Requiem Mass on Friday morning at 11am burial took place in adjoining cemetery. WE also extend sympathy to the Hartin family on the recent death of Patrick Harten Cornagh, brother of the late Kathleen. May they rest in peace.
Little Rascals Playschool: Enrolment day for Little Rascals Playschool on Friday June 15 from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Places for the free preschool playschool year still available. Contact Colette 043-6683244 or 086-8197311.
Cheque presentation: Presentation of cheque for Operation Transformation and Easter Monday walk in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. This will take place on Friday June 15 next at 9pm in White’s Lounge, Gowna. Everybody welcome.
Gowna GAA Lotto: Date June 5, 2012. Numbers 15, 16, 20 and 23. There was no jackpot winner. 5 x 20e winners: Raymond Keogh, Corfree, Grace Farrell, Aughnacliffe, Martin Gaffney, Aughavains, Mel Reilly, Middletown, Trevor Simpson, Gowna. Next week’s jackpot €1,300. Next week’s draw in Fitzpatrick’s Tavern. Club Gowna Winner – May Draw. Mr Seamus Sheils, Sallaghan.
Sympathy: The recent death has occurred on Sunday May 27 of Paddy Denning of Derby England and formerly of Derrycassin, Dring. His remains were removed to St. Columbas’ Church Mullinalaghta on Monday evening and following Requiem Mass on Tuesday burial took place in local cemetery. To his brothers John, Tommy and Ollie. Sisters Nell, Bridget, Judy and Mary. Brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces. We extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.
25 Card Game: 25 card game played in St. Brigid’s Community on Tuesday nights concluded and will resume in September.