On Friday, April 17th last, Fernie Castle, Edinborough was the setting for a beautiful wedding when Sean, son of John and the late Louise Donohoe, Tully, Coolarty and Jane Angela Smith were united in marriage by Celebrant Jane Patmore. Jane had Julie Wallis as her matron of Honour and Jenny Wilson and Lisa Morris were her bridesmaids. Sean had his brother Padraig as his best man and Eoin Donohoe and Colin O’Hara were his groomsmen. The flower girl was Anna Lucy Smith and the page boys were Jackson and Conor Wallis. Following the marriage which included an Irish wedding blessing the bridal party and their families and wedding guests, many of whom travelled from Coolarty were treated to a lovely meal and entertainment in the beautiful Fernie Castle. We join with the Donohoe and Smith families in wishing Sean and Jane a long and happy life together.
Deepest and heartfelt sympathy is extended to the Brady family, Drumlish on the death of their father, Gerry which occurred following a short illness. Predeceased by his loving wife Elizabeth only two weeks ago, Gerry had served on Longford County Council since 1985 and his son, Padraic is now a sitting councillor for the Granard Area while his daughter, Aine is a teacher in the Sacred Heart school in Granard. Some years ago another son, Gary trained the Ballymore football club and in 2003 they reached the Intermediate final and won it in 2004. As a member of the council and the V.E.C (now E.T.B.) the late Gerry was a member of the Board of Management of Ard Scoil Phadraic in Granard and was also on the committee of the Canon Kelly Hall and only a few weeks ago he attended the official opening of the new classrooms and while he knew his dear wife Elizabeth was seriously ill, he joined in the celebrations and was delighted with the lovely school extension. As his friend and colleague Maura Kilbride-Harkin said, Gerry had a great way of cheering you up and if you went to a meeting in bad form you would leave it in good humour having listened to Gerry. We offer our sincere sympathy to Gerry and Elizabeth’s family at this very sad time and we thank Gerry for his great contribution to this area. May they both rest in peace.
On Friday, April 17th last St. Mary’s church in Granard was the setting for a lovely wedding when Fr. Simon Cadam and Canon Owen Devaney united Ciara, daughter of Anna and the late Seamus Kiernan, Ardagullion and Daniel, son of Donie and Breda Smith, Mullahoran. Ciara had Niamh Kiernan, Faye Drake, Patricia McGauran and Lisa Kiernan as her bridesmaids while Daniel had Aidan Smith, Lionel Reilly, Ray Lynch and Owen Roe O’Reilly as his bestman and groomsmen. The pageboy was Robbie Drake and the flower girl was Riona Kelly. The readings were by Una Smith and Tommy McGivney and the prayers of the faithful were read by Philip Brady, Sean Og Brady, Dessie Kiernan, Linda McGuire, Jordan Shields, Gerard Clerkin and Aisling Smith. The sacred music in the church was by Stephanie Donohoe and Breda Smith. Following the ceremony the bridal party was joined by their families and guests in the Kilmore Hotel in Cavan where they had a lovely meal and were entertained by the brilliant Power Struggle followed by a disco well into the early hours of the morning. We join with the Kiernan and Smith families in wishing Ciara and Daniel a long and happy life together.
Sincere sympathy is extended to the McCormack family, Ennybegs on the very untimely death of Terry McCormack which occurred suddenly last week. The late Terry’s brother, Jimmy trained the Ballymore team for a number of years and was very popular with all and he and his family made many friends in this area, so we extend our deepest sympathy to Jimmy, Mary and the family at this difficult time. May Terry rest in peace.
The Greville Arms golf society recently held their first golf outing in the Slieve Russell golf club. The weather on the day was windy with a few showers making golfing conditions very difficult. 16 players played on the day and the results are as follows - Longest drive - Ned Monaghan. The team prize went to the team of Martin Murray, John O’Hara, Eugene Lynch and Colm Fagan. Category B winner - John O’Hara - 26 pts, second overall - Bernard McElvaney - 30 pts. First overall - Kevin Tighe - 32 pts. A good day was had by all.