ORDINARY “JOSIE” MAKES IT PLAIN: On Thursday last, we in Dromard, watched our TV’s as all the suited men were gone and it was left to the solitary, cool and straightforward Head of the Revenue Commission, Josephine Feehily, to speak on the new household charge and warn us, “Do not ignore this letter”. Apart from the fact that cowards usually send the women out to do their dirty work, it would almost send a cold shiver down a snake’s back. Afterwards I wondered what kind of State we are living in? The nearest definition I could find was ”Totalitarian” explained as “of relating to, being, or imposing a form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralised control over all aspects of life, the individual is subordinated to the state and opposing political and cultural expression is supressed or ineffective”. We may not be fully there yet but we are almost there. As for the fairness of the last Budget the sales of Prada handbags starting at €1000 have increased and a Grafton St. Store is planning to expand due to demand and the Cheltenham Festival is fully booked out in advance. Some things never change.
A GOOD HEART IS HARD TO FIND: Well done to Donal Sheridan, Corrinagh, on his Shave or Dye fundraising campaign. He would like to thank everyone for their support and generosity. The total raised was €3288. All money raised goes towards the Irish Cancer Society.
CELEBRATE CIAN WEEKEND: The organising committee and The Smith Family wish to sincerely thank the whole community for the overwhelming support they received during the past “Celebrate Cian Weekend”. The phenomenal goodwill and generosity of all has exceeded all our expectations. The final figure for the “Make a Wish” Foundation is not available yet as there are still donations being received. However we will keep you posted. Thanks again!
SEVENTH HEAVEN: After a long laborious journey The Tubberpatrick Restoration Committee are happy to announce that seven restored Stations of the Cross will be on display this coming St. Patrick’s Day. Great thanks are due to the local goodwill and spirit of endeaverence which has typified this area and hinterland through good times and bad. The endurance and generosity of the people and the ability to renew and respect the deeds of the past will guarantee them a solid foundation for the future.
MOYNE BINGO RESULTS: €130 Tara O Reilly, €100 Ann Brady, €65 Evelyn Kiernan, €40 Pauline Donohoe, other winners; P.J. McGarry, Pat McHugh, Brian McGlade, Eilish Reilly, Lilly Cainswarren, Francie Smith, Sean Reilly, Mary Jo Curran, John Manford, Ita Reilly, Margaret Martin, Margaret Galligan, Bridget Kiernan, Sharon Lee, Kathleen Dolan, Mary Alice Byrne, Bernie Smith, Margaret Donnelly, Francie Smith, Rose Smith, Charlie Murtagh, Bridie McCabe, Pauline Smith, Mary McNaboe, Ann Brady, Nellie Gormley and Mary Ellen Gray.
COMMUNITY GAMES NEWS: Training is on -going and in full swing in our Talent Department in preparation for up-coming competition on March 18th next. Our Parish Sports Day will take place on Easter Monday next. A bit of personal training in sprints or laps of a field could greatly improve your chances of doing well on the day. If you have not competed before now this a great chance to surprise everyone.
A NATIONAL PRO-LIFE RALLY: Is taking place outside Dáil Eireann in Dublin on Saturday March 23rd next. It will be a chance to ask and thank God that abortion will be kept out of Ireland and will also be a great day out with a purpose. For details of of transport from Cloone and Aughavas please Ph. 087/7819586 or 086/8775036.
LEGAN DRAMA GROUP: Are presenting the John B. Keane play “Sive” in the Aurora Hall, Legan, at 8 pm on March 9th, 10th and 16th next. Bookings available by Ph. 087/9022804.
DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE MCNALLY FAMILY: (Clonback and Ballinamuck) on the sudden death after a long illness of Bernard (Bernie) in Cavan General Hospital on Wednesday February 27th last. This moving poem, “Life Is like a River, “was recited by his niece during his funeral Mass in St. Colmcille’s Church Aughnacliffe, on Friday March 1st. last – Obituary to follow.
COMMUNITY GAMES: All who are interested in the Table Quiz, it will take place on March 14th next at 7pm in the Park House Hotel, Edgeworthstown.