HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY: The people of the district extend their sincere congratulations to one of their most beloved and popular residents Mrs Ann Cosgrove Drumheel Ballinagh whho recently celebrated her 90th birthday at the home of her daughter Mrs Bridie Smith. Her countless fiends in congratulating Nan wish her many years of good health and happiness while her family wish to thank all her friends for the cards and good wishes.
TIDY TOWNS: The Ballinagh tidy towns committee are making arrangements to enter the town in this years national Tidy Towns competition and they ask the local community to get involved and to display window baskets annd hanging baskets please.
TRANSFORMATION: Ballinagh gaelic football club will hold a transformation programme come September. It will be a social week weight loss programme in which people will have the opportunity to get fit and healthy over the winter months. Anyone wishing to participate or require more information about this event is asked to please contact Michael Dunne on 087 7534935 and do please take note of telephone number. A number have already signed up for this programme so it is important to get your name down early and thus avoid disappointment of not getting on course.
LAUNCH: of Croagh Patrick to Ballinagh climb and cycle challenge 2012 will take place in Cronin’s bar Ballinagh on Saturday 5th May at 9pm. Music by story tellers.
MR THOMAS F HISLOP: There was shock and sadness with the news of the unexpected death at his home at Coolnacarrig Ballnagh of Mr Thomas F Hislop. A highly and most respected resident Tom as he was known to his countless friends can be rightly described as one of natures gentlemen. A quiet and friendly by nature with a good humoured and witty personality which endeared him to all who were privileged of his acquaintance. A kind and helpful neighbour his passing is particularly sad due to the fact that he is the third member of his family to pass away in recent months with his brother John F and Derek being recently deceased. Predeceased by his wife Kathleen he is survived by his brother Victor sister Mrs Constance Cowan nephews nieces and family circle to whom I extend the sympathy of our community.
NIGHT VIGIL: Mini night vigil to Knock shrine on this Friday 4th May from 9pm to 12 midnight. Bus will leave Cavan town at 5.30pm, Ballinagh 5.45pm Killydoon 6pm. For booking call the friendly postmistress on (049) 4337101.
OVER 50S: Social in the community centre Ballinagh on Wednesday 16th May from 7pm to 10pm . Other centres invited are Cavan Lavey Mullahoran Arva and Gowna. Refreshments served. Music by Kay and Nashville Sound.
LOUGH DERG: Danny O’Reilly Drumcrow stores wishes to thank everyone who bought or sold tickets in the recent very successful draw organised in conjunction with the Irish grand national with proceeds in aid of Lough Derg Development fund with the draw raising 12672 plus £40 sterling. Danny as organiser wishes to congratulate the winners who shared in the 1000 euro prize fund.
BALLINAGH GARDENING CLUB: Meeting on Monday 7th May at 8pm in the Community centre Ballinagh. Special speaker Wayne Franklhem “Knockvicar Garden Centre” Roscommon. Topic organic gardening. Plants for sale on the night. All welcome.Refreshmehts served. Admission (non members 4 euro)