Loch Gowna

New arrival

New arrival

Congratulations to Brian and Diane O’Reilly, Middleton, Loughduff on the recent birth of their baby girl. A welcome addition for proud grandparents, John and Rita Brady, Aughavains, Loch Gowna and Mrs Mary O’Reilly, Middeleton, Loughduff.


Sympathy is extended to Tom and Tony Campbell, Lisney, Loughduff on the death of their brother, Patrick (Pat), Fourcuil, Clonakilty, Cork which occurred on Monday, 26th May at Mercy University Hospital, Cork. Also sympathy to his wife Marion, son Michael, daughters Irene, Corena, Anne and Laura and extended family, following requiem mass on Thursday, burial took place in St Mary’s Cemetery, Clonakilty. May he rest in peace.

Active age

Loch Gowna Active Age Committee have arranged a one day trip to Sligo on Tuesday, 10th June. Bus will leave village at 11am. Anyone interested in travelling, please leave your name at the post office before Friday, 6th June or call Mary or Rose on 043 66 83101 to do so.

Text alert

Gowna text alert is now up and running. Anyone still wishing to join please leave your name and fee of 5 euro at Loch Gowna post office and you will be included.


Gowna GAA Development Fund Co-Lotto draw result. Date 26th May 2014 – 4, 13, 25, 31. Jackpot winner none. 5 X 20 euro winners were John Lennon, Ballinalee; Ian Scott, Arva; Rose McManus, Loughduff; Kathleen Phillips, Corfree; Patsy Phillips, Corfree; Patsy & Teresa Halton, Corfree. Next week’s jackpot 3,900 euro. Next week’s draw in the Pikers Lodge.


Best wishes to all students doing exams in the coming weeks and that your endeavours are proven successful when exam results are issued.

Card game

25 card game in St Brigid’s Community Centre every Tuesday night at 8pm. Everyone welcome.

Field day

The Abbeylara annual field day will take place on Sunday, 8th June where there will be lots of entertainment for adults and children which include the following tractor pulling, vintage cars display, midget car racing, ladies and gents tug o war, dog show and many more activities on the day. The day commences at 12 noon. All proceeds in aid of Abbeylara parish fund. For more information contact 086 8855189 or 086 8545378.