Sr. Margaret Galligan

Sr. Margaret Galligan

Sr. Margaret Galligan, late of Glasscarrick, Loughduff, passed away peacefully at the Sisters of Mercy Nursing Home, Colwyn Bay, North Wales on August 6th, 2014 after a long illness. She was born on December 20, 1935, and was the eldest child of Conor and Frances Galligan (nee Moynagh). She was educated in  Clonoose N.S. and Cnoc Mhuire, Granard  and when she started in 1948 was in one of the first classes in the new Girls Secondary school. She later worked as a Junior Assistant Mistress in Kilasonna and Springstown. National schools. In 1956  she entered the Sisters of Mercy, Convent of Mercy, Burnley, Lancashire where she joined her near neighbour Kathleen Galligan, Sr. Margaret Mary.  As was practice Sr. Margaret took the name Xavier in religious life and taught in St. Hilda’s School until her retirement.  She later took up a post as secretary to the then Bishop of Middlesborogh. Sr. Margaret moved to York where the sisters had a retirement house and worked in the parish of St. Wilfred’s where her uncle Canon Pat Moynagh administered.  She was very  involved in the local community visiting the elderly and hospital with Holy Communion. When her health failed she went to the Order’s nursing home in Colwyn Bay, N. Wales where she passed away peacefully on August 6, 2014 with her brother, Peter, sister, Bridie Dobson and niece Claire Leddy.  Her family were regular visitors to her in her failing health. She was a regular visitor to native parish and took a keen interest in all parish activities. She loved her visits to Glasscarrick and maintained a keen interest in all local events and attended the recent rededication of St. Joseph’s church.  Her family, nieces, nephews, grand  nieces, grand nephews were very dear to her and affectionately referred to as Auntie Maggie. She is sadly missed by the Mercy community and her brothers Peter, Connie, James, Brendan and Tom. sisters Bridie Dobson and Mary Kraemer. Nieces, nephews and members of large extended family circle to whom we extend our sincere sympathy.  May she rest in peace.

Golden Jubilee

We extend congratulations to Sr. Olive Donohoe, Mullahoran and the convent of Mercy, Granard on the occasion of 50 years of her profession. Olive is daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (nee Brennan) and taught for many years in Granard Secondary school. She also taught in Athlone and Longford where she is now resident since the convent in Granard is now closed. We wish Sr. Olive many years of good health and happiness in the future.

Kiddies Den

Montessori & creche are now enrolling for free pre school year 2014, full & part time care available limited places available .contact philomena 0872961685 or 0436687006.

Seniors lose

There was only 1 pt between Mullahoran and Lavey at the final whistle on Sunday evening, much to the disappointment of the locals, the elusive all-important score to draw level didn’t materialise. So its back to the drawing board for the next game against Drumgoon when all hands need to be on the tiller to get to progress.

GFC Lotto

Draw took place in The Hideaway, Tuesday 12th, jackpot €1,400, numbers 1, 12, 13, 25. No jackpot winner. €100 – Philip Donohoe, Aughnacliffe. €15 x 4 – Derek Middleton, Canningstown; Eamon Leddy, Kilferry; Patricia Hill, Kilnaleck; Josephine McGahern, Kilcogy.