There was widespread regret with the news of the death following a brief illness of Mr John (Jack) Hislop Collnacarrig Ballinagh. A member of a well known and highly respected family, Jack as he was known to his countless friends was throughout his long life a hard working and most industrious member of the farming community. An expert on livestock and farming in general his advice on matters related to agriculture were often sought and always readily available. A kind and helpful neighbour his passing is widely mourned .To his wife Hannah sons Harold and Tom , daughter Felicity brothers Tom Erick and Victor ,sister Mrs Constance Cowan, nephews , nieces and a large family circle to whom I extend the sympathy of our community. The funeral which was of extremely large dimensions and a fitting tribute to the esteem with which the deceased and his family are held throughout the community took place following service in Kilmore Cathedral to the local cemetery.
Meeting of Ballinagh Gardening Club will be held in the community centre on Monday 7th March at 8pm. Special speaker Octivia Tulloch (Heritage bulbs Tullnally Castle gardens) items for sale on the night , all are welcome. Refreshments served. Admission for non members 4 euro.
This eight week programme is for those who have lost a loved one through suicide . Le cheile is a support programme. Facilitators are specially trained in the area of suicide. It continues in the Farnham Arms Hotel Cavan each Tuesday up to and including 29th March. For information contact Cavan Family Resources Centre on (049) 4371363.
Ballinagh Astro Turf have slots available contact 087 9920484.
The annual parade takes place on St Patricks Day commencing at 4.30pm and floats are very welcome. Following the parade a social and a cup of tea will be provided for all in the community centre and everyone is welcome. More particular in next week’s column.
The local under 13 footballers winners of the county championship had a treat on Saturday when they were taken on a special tour of Croke park where the players were presented with their medals by Mr John McDermott.
PARENT AND TODDLERS
The little Scallywags parent and toddler group meet every Thursday morning from 10.30am to 12.30pm in the Realtog Centre upper main Street Kilnaleck . All parents and toddlers welcome. For information please contact (049) 4336070.