The late Sean McCabe

The late Sean McCabe

It’s with great sadness and regret that we record the death of Sean McCabe which occurred in London on Wednesday last November 6th.Beloved husband of Janette and dear father of Sean, Sarah and James. Sean was son of the late Ned and Lizzie McCabe, Gelsha and he has been living and working in London for over forty years. As a young man and growing up in Gelsha, Sean was a very dedicated footballer and lined out as a forward for his beloved Colmcille and was also on the county junior team in the seventies. Sean loved his football and he followed the fortunes of his native Colmcille and when ever they were in a semi-final or a final he would make the trip home to lend his support. Many in the Bunlahy area will have fond memories of Sean coming home to see his parents and siblings and coming to Slevin’s where the sing song would take place. How could we forget Sean’s father, Ned singing his favourite ‘No Light in the Window No Welcome on the Door. Sean will be laid to rest in London on Monday next November 18th and a number of his immediate family will make the sad journey to say a fond farewell to a much loved brother. We offer our sincere sympathy to his wife Janette, his children Sean, Sarah and James, his sisters Breege Clarke, Killeen; Roisin Reilly, Dernavogey; Patricia Mollaghan, Drumlish and Eilish McVeigh, Newtownforbes; his brother Eamon, Cornadrung and extended family. May he rest in peace.

Open night

The principal and staff of Ardscoil Phadraig in Granard would like to invite the fifth and sixth class students to an open night which takes place on this Thursday night November 14th from 7pm to 9pm. This will provide an opportunity for parents and students to see the school facilities and to meet the teachers. There will be a demonstration of ipads and ebooks, followed by the principals presentation.


The voluntary management committee and staff of Lus Na Greine wish to sincerely thank all who supported their concert in St. Mary’s Church in Granard on Sunday night, November 3rd last. To the members of Longford County Choir, The Mulligan Sisters, The Brady family and the children from the Sacred Heart School, we say thank you and also to Fr. Simon for making St. Mary’s available to us. Thanks also to Frank Kilbride and Shannonside radio for their help. We are forever grateful to all who bought tickets and to all our volunteers who sold the tickets. Please be assured that all proceeds from the concert will be spent on services within the centre.


Sincere and deepest sympathy is extended to Frank Walker, his son Robert and daughters Orla and Siobhan, Boherquill on the very untimely death of Theresa, which occurred following a short illness last week. Frank and Theresa have ran the Corn Mill Tavern in Boherquill for the last number of years and Theresa was a very popular lady with all their customers and she will be sadly missed by all. May she rest in peace.

Senior Citizens party

The annual Christmas Party for all our senior citizens will be held in Lus Na Greine on Sunday December 1st next and all senior citizens from Abbylara, Granard and Mullinalaghta are invited to attend. We also wish to thank all who gave so generously to our church gate collection last weekend and if anyone would like to make a donation to the party you can do so by calling into the centre. Please put December 1st in your diary. Full details next week.

Country Markets

Patrons of the Country Markets in Granard are asked to please take note that the market has moved from the community centre and are now been held in Gerry Kiernan’s premises on upper Main Street, (beside Kiernan’s butchers). The markets start at 8-30am and continues until 11-00 am.


The Mulligan Sisters will perform Sacred and Operatic Arias,Classical songs and musical theatre favourites at the Church of St. Camillus Killucan, Co. Westmeath on Saturday November 30th at 8pm. Tickets at 10 euro are available at the door of the venue.

U-21s progress

The under 21 amalgamation of Ballymore/Colmcille and Connollys had a great win over Carrick/Sarsfields on Saturday evening in Killoe and now progress to the semi-final of the B Championship, so we wish them all the very best of luck. The game on Saturday evening was a very entertaining one, both on and off the field as when Jimmy Fox and Dessie Reynolds get together, well the craic is good. Your right Jimmy young, Dessie has a great Ballymore style about him.


Public prayers for the faithful departed will be recited in the new cemetery in Granardkille at 12-30pm on Sunday next November 17th.