CYCLE TO CROAGH PATRICK - A number of people from the Ballymore/Granard/Colmcille area are busy preparing for Sunday June 5th next when they will complete a cycle of 110 miles to Croagh Patrick and then climb the famous reek.
All proceeds go to Fr.Simon Cadam’s Lourdes invalid fund and all support will be greatly appreciated.Sponsorship cards are available in all local shops or donations can be made at the Bank of Ireland Granard. Sort code 90-17-49.Account no 82748169.If ypu would like to join us on the day and climb the reek we would be delighted with your support.
Congratulations to Veronica and Barry Conaty Culray on the recent birth of their first daughter recently.The new arrival to the Conaty family is to be called Eva Rose and she is a welcome sister for Kieran and Christopher and granddaughter for Mrs.Nancy Mallon Gelsha and Mr.and Mrs Conaty Longford.
Congratulations to Joan Mallon,daughter of Nancy and the late James Mallon Gelsha and Donal O Byrne from Waterford who announced their engagement on Friday last.We join with both families in wishing the happy couple the very best with their future plans.
On Saturday last May 7th St.Mary’s Church in Granard was the setting for a beautiful wedding when Anne Marie Keville,Coolarty and Brendan Reilly Mullingar were united in Holy Marriage. The wedding ceremony was performed by Fr.Simon Cadam PP Granard and Anne Marie, who was given away by her father Michael, had her friend Natasha Callaghan as her chief bridesmaid while Carol Duffy, Lorraine Maguire, and Nicola Reilly were her bridesmaids and Brendan had Stephen Reilly as his bestman and Martin Keville Niall Bannon and John Lynch were his groomsmen. The readings were by Ryan and Danielle Keville and prayers of the faithful were read by Lisa-Marie Waters Reilly, Nicole Waters Reilly, Marc Waters Reilly, and Colin Waters and the gift bearers were both mothers Mairead Keville and Elizabeth Reilly.The sacred music was by Aimee Barrett and Tom Kelly and the page boy was Joshua Callaghan and the flower girl Aidagh Reilly.Following the ceremony the bridal party and their guests travelled to the Park Hotel in Mullingar where they were treated to a great meal and danced the night away to the great music of a Mullingar based band which was followed by a Disco.We join with the Keville and Reilly families in congratulating Anne Marie and Brendan and we wish them a long and happy life together.
Congratulations and well done to Stephanie Donohue on winning Cavans Got Talent last week.Stephanie and her parents Tom Joe and Maureen and extended family wish to thank all who supported her over the past weeks and all who travelled to Cavan to vote for her.
There was much sadness and regret in the parish on Friday last when the news became known that Mrs.Breege Drake of Rathbracken had passed to her eternal reward following an illness.Breege was beloved wife of the late John Drake and was dear mother of a family of thirteen children. Breege was one of natures great ladies who possessed a great faith which she and her husband John passed on to each of their children.A kind decent woman Breege loved attending Mass in St.Mary’s in Granard and this she did right up until her health failed and she was no longer fit to do so and then she looked forward to Fr.Simon calling to her on the first Friday.Huge crowds attended her wake in the family home in Rathbracken and her remains were met with a guard of honour from the Ballymore football club, which her late husband John was a founder member,as the hearse made its way up the hill to her beloved St.Mary’s.The church was packed to overflowing on Sunday morning for her funeral Mass and she was laid to rest in Granardkille cemetery.We offer our sincere sympathy to her sons Barney, Seamus, Eamon, John, Michael, Paddy, and David, her daughters Rosin, Anne, Mary, Bernie, Nuala and Breege and their extended families. May she rest in peace.
We offer our sincere and deepest sympathy to the McKeon families Smear and Cornadrung on the sad death of Pat which occurred suddenly last week May he rest in peace.
We send good wishes for a speedy recovery to Richard Monahan Muckerstaff who is recovering at home following a hip operation in Tullamore hospital recently.We are glad to report that Richard is doing well and we look forward to seeing him out and about real soon.