Corr: Eddie Brady


Heavy rainfall over the weekend caused serious flooding in many areas but despite this temporary change in the weather the summer of this year will long be remembered for the glorious sunshine which made conditions for everyone so pleasant and helpful, thank God.


Our apology to readers of this column for the non publication of last week’s notes due to circumstances beyond our control.

Tidy Towns

With judging in the national Tidy Towns competition now in its final days all towns who enter the competition are patiently awaiting the over all results. Locally, Ballinagh looks clean and tidy with the flower arranging and clean streets a credit to all concerned with special praise due to those who took the responsibility of ensuring that the flower tubs received adequate water during the heat wave. Dublin road is exceptional with the display and arranging of a variety of flower beds a credit to residents with the total commitment of Norman Lowry worthy of mention.

Sponsored walk

With all proceeds of the 8km sponsored walk to be held on this Saturday, August 16th in aid of Cavan Church of Ireland Restoration Fund. The walk which commences from the church grounds in Farnham Street at 3pm will continue out Cathedral Road round by Latt, Drumlark and back into town by Loretto College, Farnham Road and finishing with refreshments for everyone in Cavan No 1 National School Hall on Farnham Street. Sponsorship cards are available from (049) 4332038 and all are asked to please support.

Gardening club

The Ballinagh Gardening Club annual show takes place on Monday, 25th August with the James Scott trophy for flower arranging as follows. Hall table arrangement max height 24” - best house plant – best sweet pea arrangement in a vase – 3 best Dahlias – 3 best roses – best arrangement of wild flowers – 3 Gladioli. Thomas O’Rourke trophy for vegetables and collection must be of five items 3 of a kind of each vegetable except cabbage, lettuce, turnips and cauliflower where only two heads of each are required, cut greenery from the garden including parsley may be used for decoration only. Tray or board not bigger than 24” X 24”. Individual entries displayed on a plate or dish also best 3 onions , best three carrots best 3 roosters, best 3 another potato variety, best three any other vegetable displayed on a plate or dish- most ugly vegetable- entries 2 euro per section. Hall will be open for entries from 6pm. Competition open to everyone. Enquiries to Seamus Murphy on 087 2830134 but no entries after 7.45pm.