Arva March 11

ST MARY’S NS - Please contact the Secretary’s Office if you wish to enrol your son/daughter in St. Mary’s N.S. for September 2011 before Wednesday 23rd March 2011.

ST MARY’S NS - Please contact the Secretary’s Office if you wish to enrol your son/daughter in St. Mary’s N.S. for September 2011 before Wednesday 23rd March 2011.

GAA

Monthly meeting on this Friday night 11th March at 9.00 o’clock in the Breffni Arms Hotel and leisure Complex. All members are requested to attend. A meeting of the Finance Committee will be held at 8 o’clock – all members please attend.

Membership: of Arva Football Club is now overdue – if anyone wishes to join the club they should pay their membership fee to Cyril Sheridan or Michael Ellis immediately. Please bring a copy of Birth Certificate and Fee by Monday next 14th March in order to beregisteredChampionship.

NIGHT OF CULTURE

Cavan County Board are holding a Night of Culture in the Kilmore Hotel on Sunday night next 13th March commencing at 7.30 pm sharp. Tickets are priced at 10 euro and are available from the Arva Football Club – 087 6794 215. This promises to be a night of great craic with lots of talent from all across the county and everyone is welcome to attend.

PRESENTATION

The club will hold a function on Saturday 19th March in the Breffni Arms Hotel & Leisure Complex during which the Medals for the Junior “D” Championship will be presented. Also on the night a presentation will be made to recently married players and their wives and Coaching Certificates will also be presented. It should be a great night’s craic and we look forward to a good attendance.

TRAINING

Arva Underage Girls training continues in St Patrick’s Hall on Monday evenings at 7.00 pm and all girls from age 6 years upwards will be very welcome. Foundation Coaching Course will be run on Saturday 9th April. Anyone wishing to take part should give their names to Geraldine Kiernan.

PILGRIMAGE

The Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place this year from 27th May to 1st June. Bookings for the Sick Pilgrim Section should be made with Rev Kevin Fay C.C. Upper Lavey, Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan on 087 857 9968 or 049 4361 888. The Fare for Sick Pilgrims is €610. All other bookings should be made through Mc Ginnity Travel, Coleman Rd, Cavan 049 4331 811 – Fare €690. Tickets for the annual raffle to help fund the Sick Pilgrim section are now on sale throughout the Diocese and your generous support will be greatly appreciated.

SYMPATHY

Sympathy is extended to Mrs Philomena Gray, Breffni Arms Hotel, Main Street, Arva on the death of her uncle Mr Ted Melady, Moyar, Kingscourt which occurred at Fairlawn’s Nursing Home, Bailieboro on Sunday 20th February. His remains were removed to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt and following Requiem Mass burial took place in the adjoining cemetery.

BINGO

continues every Sunday night with a great attendance in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva. There is over 3,000 euro in prizes on offer with two panels worth 500 euro each. With the prize money that is on offer it is rightly seen as one of the best sessions in the region – Eyes down at 8.30 pm sharp.

GRADUATION

Congratulations are extended to Kerri Ann Cully, Main Street, Arva who graduated with an Honours Degree from the BSc Occupational Therapy course on Sunday 20th Feb. Kerri completed her course in The University of Northampton, England and she has since commenced working as an Occupational Therapist in Taunton, Somerset in the south west of England.

BREFFNI KICKERS

Line Dancing classes continue in the Breffni Arms Hotel and Leisure Complex, Arva on Thursday night’s with a good attendance. Classes for beginners at 8.30 pm and for the more advanced at 9.30 pm. New dancers always welcome so come along and enjoy the fun.

SYMPATHY

Sympathy is extended to Mrs Mary O’ Hara, Corlisbratten, Arva on the death of her father Mr Jimmy O’ Sullivan, Pearse Avenue, Mervew, Galway which occurred recentlyFollowing Requiem Mass in Holy Family hurch, Mervew burial took place in Bohermore Cemetery.

COMMUNITY ALERT

The Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs have introduced funding for a new scheme whereby monitored personal alarms, monitored smoke detector and monitored carbon monoxide detector can be installed, also external security light or internal emergency lighting is available. If you are over 65 and wish to avail of any of the above please contact one of the following: Martin Doyle - 049 4335787; Bernie Gormley - 049 4335025 or Alice Murtagh - 049 4335586

DRAMA

Killeshandra Drama Group present a Comedy spiced with a little romance: They hit the boards of The Corn Mill Theatre Carrigallen with their 6th full length production of a play entitled “Tankard Town” written by Christine Longford and directed by Colm McCormack. The Play is set in Tankardstown House in Co. Meath in the late 1940’s. The old house is converted into a Hotel when rations were in place. It was set in a time when the Irish/English relationship was hostile, and the English looked upon the Irish as uneducated and ignorant to the ways of the world. The cast of 12 move the plot along with farcical antics, and a combination of old world yuppies and English journalists, and drunks all engage in dodgy dealing, convincing plans spiced up with a little “Love” and culminating a love story that even the hardest heart in the audience will leave with a quiet grin. This play is filled with laughs delivered by an experience cast of natural actors and a director who is passionate about drama and delivering entertainment to audiences. This play runs for six nights from Fri. 11th Sat.12th, Sun. 13th March and the following weekend 18th, 19th and 20th March. Doors open at 8.00pm, starting at 8.30pm sharp. Booking at Corn Mill 049 4339612 or by email at cornmilltheatre.com Further enquires to Shea at 087 6871360.

BEREAVEMENT

PROGRAMME

Suicide Bereavement Programme (Le Chéile) – an 8 week support programme with specially trained facilitators for those who have lost a loved one through suicide will be held in the Farnham Arms Hotel, Cavan from 8th February to 29th March. Contact 049 437 1363 for further details

Bereavement Care for those coping with the death of a loved one – a free and confidential service with trained support volunteers are available to meet you privately in various locations in Cavan and surrounding counties Contact 049 4372 999 for appointment.

SYMPATHY

Sympathy is extended to Mr Sach Partington, Pound Street, Arva on the recent death of his father Michael Partington, Hedgend, Southampton, England.

FOROIGE

The Arva Foroige Club are looking for young people over 18 years or parents to help out on Friday nights or anybody interested in becoming a leader. Contact Carmel Conneely or Dympna McConnell.

COMPUTER COURSE

The South West Cavan CDP Ltd is currently taking bookings for “Computers for Beginners Course” and an “Internet and Email Course”. For more information or to book your place contact the South West Cavan CDP on 049 4336 070.

SALE OF WORK

The Annual Sale of Work in aid of Arva Senior Citizen’s Club, Arva St Vincent de Paul Conference - with a donation going to Trócaire - will be held in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th April. For further information please contact Ann Doyle on 049 4335 787 or Ethel Ellis on 049 433 5516

MEETING

Arva Area Development Association will hold their March meeting in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva on Monday next 14th March at 8.30 pm. This meeting will also include programme for St Patrick’s Day Parade and all members of the community are invited to attend.

PARADE

Annual Arva Saint Patrick’s Day Parade takes place at 3.00 pm on Thursday of next week - 17th March - led by the Howard Memorial Pipe Band. There is €1,000 in Prize Money for the Best Novelty Floats and Pageantry Displays / Act’s. A Plaque will be presented to the winner of the Best Dressed Window Display. Entries will be taken on the day at Gerry Ellis and Son’s yard from 2.00 pm onwards. Traditional Music, Song and Dance on the Market Square from 2 o’clock.

MS CAVAN

The annual Church Gate Collection for Multiple Sclerosis Cavan will be taken up this weekend. Your generous support will be much appreciated.

GIVE BLOOD

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will visit St Brigid’s Community Centre, Lough Gowna on Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st March from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm each day. All donors are requested to bring a friend.