In aid of Ballinagh Christmas Lights fund will be held in Cronin’s premises on this Friday night, November 8th with valuable prizes to be won and do please support. The town’s Christmas lights will be officially turned on on Sunday December 8th.
Bruskey ICA are holding a gathering of past members on this Wednesday November 6th at 8.30pm in Bruskey National school. We would like to invite all ladies who have been members at any time within the past forty three years and we would also welcome new members for refreshments fun and games.
In Ballinagh Mission Church on Sunday November 10th at 8pm. Preacher Mr H Broker. Everyone is very welcome.
Congratulations to John Joe and Pauleen Donohoe, Corduff, Ballinagh, on the celebration of the golden anniversary of their marriage. A highly respected and extremely popular couple John Joe who is a well known and highly respected building contractor was an outstanding gaelic footballer who gave sterling service to Lacken club, being equally at home in attack or defence and who carried a powerful drive with both feet, while later John Joe served with distinction as club chairman. Their countless friends join in wishing this highly respected couple many years of good health and happiness.
There was jubilation and delight throughout the town and district with the re-opening of McDermott’s licensed premises Corner House, Ballinagh and the community join in wishing Dermot and the staff successful trading in the years ahead.
Pilgrimage to Medugorje leaving Ireland on 14th May 2014 for seven nights ,fare 499 euro if paid by December 12, 2013. Spiritual director Rev Hugh Lee. Booking with Margaret Blessington on (049) 433 7647 or 086 3850861.
Important meeting of Ballinagh Womens group in the community centre on Monday, November 11 at 8pm. All members please attend and new members will be very welcome.
Congratulations to Miss Lorraine Bennett, daughter of local councillor Winston and Mrs Wilma Bennett, Dillagh, Ballinagh on her success while running in the Dublin City Marathon where she completed the twenty six mile plus race in record time.
Ballinagh Community Enterprise Association wish to express their sincere thanks to world champion handballer Paul Brady and to Minister Fergus O’Dowd TD for officially opening Flemings Folly, to Father Sean McDermott PP and to Dean Raymond Ferguson for the blessings and to all the volunteers who helped out in so many ways too numerous to mention. We are extremely grateful. It was a very memorable occasion and we were blessed with fine weather thank God. From all the positive reaction received we reckon that Ballinagh and the surrounding area will benefit from this great asset for many years to come. Like all good things this project did not come cheap and we still have a lot of money to raise to clear our debt. It is still possible to sponsor three wooden kissing gates at 200 euro each or two galvanised kissing gates at 500 euro each and to reserve same by phoning Margaret on 087 9663574 or Marie on 087 9243689. You can also sponsor a stone in the Folly (Voluntary subscription) and have your name recorded in a register while framed pictures of the Folly are on sale in the local shops. There is a variety concert in the community centre Ballinagh on Friday 13th December and a monster Christmas fair and car boot sale on 14th December and your support will be greatly appreciated.
Mrs Susan Halton
There was widespread sadness throughout the district with the news of the death at Cavan General Hospital following a brief illness of Mrs Susan Halton, Leggaginney, Ballinagh. A member of the highly respected Finnegan family of Drumcrow, Corlismore, Susan was a lady of the highest calibre. Blessed with a warm and friendly personality Sussie as she was affectionately known to her countless friends had always a smile on her face and a friendly greeting for everyone. A great lover of traditional Irish dance music of which her husband, now deceased was a talented player on the accordion, Francie and Susie were deservedly popular. Francie and Susan made their home at Leggaginney, Ballinagh where a warm cead mile failte awaited neighbours and friends and where they were assured of a delightful cup of tea together with a few slices of boxty and of apple tart which in view of Susie’s talents as an excellent cook were a treat thoroughly enjoyed by all callers. Her husband Francie a well known agricultural contractor travelled all over a wide area with his threshing machine, her passing is widely mourned. Predeceased by her husband, she is survived by her sons John Francis and Gerry, daughter Siobhan, grandchildren nephews, nieces and a large family circle to whom I convey the sympathy of our community. There was a very large attendance at the removal of the remains to St Michael’s Church , Potahee while the funeral which again was of extremely large dimensions and a clear indication of the esteem with which the deceased and her family are held within the region, took place following requiem mass to the family burial ground. Rev Sean McDermott PP officiated. May her gentle soul rest in peace.
Now that the dark winter evenings are with us road users are advised for their own personal safety to exercise caution. Pedestrians are asked to wear an arm band and clothing which will make their presence visible to other road users while motorists are requested to dip their lights in the face of oncoming traffic.