BRIDGE CLUB - The members of the bridge club tender their deepest sympathies to Una and Liam and to the other members of the Flynn family on the death last week of their dear mother Dorrie. May she rest in peace.
Tang Muintir Community Council are planning to install a passenger lift in their community centre. Builders are invited to tender for the construction element of the project. Plans and specifications can be obtained by contacting Helen Salmon secretary Tang Muintir at 0868249004.
Well done to Ballymahon/ Forgney minor football team who beat St James Ardagh in Division 1 of the Special League by 2 pts. We wish the lads and their mentors the best of luck in their remaining games.
Kindermusik , a parent and toddler playgroup is held every Tuesday morning from 10am to 12 noon in Bridgeways Family Resource Centre, just across from St Matthews Church. All toddlers welcome with their parents.
The annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 27th May to 1st June his year. Please contact Joe Walsh Tours Baggot St Dublin 2 if you wish to travel. The cost of 699 euro. Tel no 01 2410812.
As in previous years the weekday Mass in St Matthews Church will be at the earlier time of 9.30am to facilitate those who bring children to school around that time and other people who find the time suitable. Mass on ash Wednesday 9th march will be celebrated at 9.30am and 8pm.
It was with deep regret that we learned of the death last week at Mullingar General Hospital of Mrs Dorothy Flynn (nee McKenna) Main Street Ballymahon and formerly from Boher, Streamstown after a very short illness at the great age of 88 years old. Dorrie as she was affectionately known is predeceased b her husband Jimmy and also her grnadson 13 year old Cian who passed away just a few weeks ago. She was happily married to Jimmy for no less than 64 years having raised a big family o f nine children who she devoted her life to. In later years she looked forward so much to her many grandchildren visiting her and indeed visiting them regularly they were a great source of pride and joy to her. Dorrie and Jimmy ran a very successful shop and bakery business in Ballymahon for a long number of years. The bakery end of the business is being carried out by their son paddy here on town. One of life’s quiet and refined ladies Dorrie was someone who always made you feel welcome when you called there was always a cuppa ready. She was a lady of deep religious faith, a daily mass goer and a very kind and helpful neighbour. She loved working our the crossword in the newspapers every day and of course baking. We can see where her daughter Una who has been living with Dorrie inherited her now famous baking skills. An accomplished golfer Dorrie was a past president and captain at Moate Golf Club. She won many competitions down the years representing the club on many occasions individually and also in mixed and 4 ball games. As a mark of respect to Dorrie many of her friends from the golf club who have so many fond memories of her , formed a guard of honour at the funeral Mass on Thursday last. She also loved travelling down to Lahinch golf club to play golf with Jimmy on a regular basis down the years, many of her friends there also travelled up to Ballymahon last week on hearing of her passing. A huge number of people called to the Flynn home to pay their respects to her heartbroken family,many of them travelling long distances. There was also a very large cortege at the removal of Dorries remains to St Mathews Church on Wednesday evening last and at the funeral Mass which bore testiment to the respect with which Dorrie and the Flynn family have always been held in the community. We extend our sincere sympathy to Dorries sons Brendan (England) Liam and Paddy (Ballymahon) , daughers Mary (Dublin) Helen (USA) Catherine (Longford) , Una (Ballymahon) Sinead (Aughnacliffe) and Michelle(Dublin), to her daughers in law , sons in law , grandchildren, relatives and wide circle of friends. May her dear soul rest in peace.
There has been a good response to the appeal for used stamps which are used to help the missionary work of St Patrick’s missionaries. Please continue to bring your stamps in to St Matthews Church , just inside the front door.
Club 91 meet every Wednesday night in the Bridgeway Centre at 8pm and newcomers are always welcome. They have a few games of Bingo , a cup of tea then dancing or playing cards for an hour and of course a chat. At last week’s meeting sympathy was extended to the Flynn family on the death of Dorrie and also to their bus driver Bernie on the death of his aunt Marcella Mullen. May they rest in peace.
The Newtowncashel Group production of “Canaries” by Bernard J Farrell will be staged again in the Hill on this Friday 11th March due to popular demand. Doors will be open at 8pm with curtains up at 8.30pm sharp. Admission is strictly ticket only. Adults 10 euro. Primary school children 5 euro. Tickets available from Kevin Casey at 086 8436651.The play contains adult humour which may not be suitable for children.