Irish Red Cross
Ballinagh-Ballintemple branch of the Irish Red Cross wish to thank all local organisations and groups that donated and supported the branch throughout 2013 ,also all groups or venues that offered duties for the crew. We hope to have your continued contributions in 2014 and we wish all in the community a happy and peaceful 2014.
Ballinagh branch of Comhaltas Ceolteoiri Eireann have completed a list of tutors who will teach (in the tutors homes one to one) the following instruments accordion, banjo, bodhran, fiddle, concertina,flute, guitar, mandolin, pipes, tin whistle and singing lessons will also be available. We are beginning lessons in Comhra Gaeilge (conversation Irish) in early February and if you would like details on any of the above please call Eileen on 087 922 1522.
Continues bitterly cold with heavy rainfall. The hours of day light is now longer and a reminder that the winter season is drawing to an end.
Best wishes to James Cartwright who on this Saturday evening January 25 in Silverbridge at 7pm will be the sole representative of county Cavan in the Ulster Scor finals and the people of the County Cavan in general and of this area in particular join in wishing James good luck in his bid to bring provincial honours to the parish.
Mr Joseph O’Reilly
there was general regret with the news of the death of Mr Joseph (Joe) O’Reilly, Ballytrust. A highly respected member of the community, Joe was a hard working and industrious farmer and a kind and helpful neighbour. To his wife Nora and family sister Peggy, relatives and many friends I extend the sympathy of our community. There was a very large attendance at the removal of the remains from his residence to St Mary’s Church, Bruskey and again at the funeral which took place following requiem mass to the family burial ground. May his soul rest in peace.
Cavan Association in London will hold their annual general meeting on Sunday next January 26th at 3pm at the London Irish Centre 50-52 Camden Square London NW1 9XB. Local families with family members or friends resident in London are asked to please contact them and encourage them to attend this AGM and to join and become active in the association which at present is seeking new members.
Camcas is a non-profit company providing a range of community services. At present they are carrying out the warmer home scheme which is much needed at present. For more information call (049) 9527384.
Charity cake sale
In Ballinagh Community Centre on Saturday January 25th at 7.30pm with proceeds to the centre for the rehabilitation of the paralysed (CAP) in Bangladesh and do please support.
Life saving operation
A twenty seven year old girl whose ancestors came from this parish is in urgent need of financial support as she now faces the task of funding the costs of the last two lifesaving operations in the United States. Mary Philbin has been undergoing treatment in North Carolina for the past year after she was diagnosed with a rare malignant tumour in her throat in 2005. It has left her unable to eat or breathe without difficulty and she has to live on a diet of liquid foods as she can no longer swallow. Mary has already undergone three operations but she needs to complete two more in order to complete the treatment which present indications suggest will be a complete success. As the necessary treatment is not available in Ireland Mary was left with no choice but to travel to the United States but the hospital bill is breath taking. If you can spare anything no matter how small please do so and you can lodge to the Mary Philbin Treatment Fund Bank of Ireland Manorhamilton account no 18987405 sort code 90-54-08.