Stars on the Night
Stars on the night is a night not to be missed in Hotel Kilmore on Monday night next, March 16th as an evening of top class entertainment awaits patrons with all proceeds in aid of Debra Drury Fund and Kevin Ball repatriation trust with show commencing at 8.30pm and the public are asked to please support.
The annual St Patrick’s Day Parade in Ballinagh will commence from the community centre car park at 4.30pm. There will be marching bands and busking competitions with prizes for best floats , fancy dress , dog parade and best dressed windows. A great evening is promised for all the family and everyone is very welcome and lets hope that the weather remains fine.
Croagh Patrick to Ballinagh challenge 2015 will take place on Saturday, June 27th. The charities who will benefit from the challenge this year are Our Ladys Children’s Hospital Crumlin, New Association of Spina Bifida (Cavan Monaghan), Enable Ireland (Cavan) and the children’s ward of Cavan general Hospital. The launch and table quiz will take place in Cronins Bar Ballinagh on Friday March 13th at 9pm. Table of 4, 40 euro and do get your St Patricks weekend off to a good start by supporting this worthy cause.
Mrs Mae Cullen
There was widespread sadness as news spread of the death on her 98th birthday at the home of her daughter Bernadette and son in law Aiden of Mrs Mae Cullen. Deceased was one of nature’s kindest ladies who throughout her long life worked hard on the family farm as she raised her family in a period in our history when hand outs and payments to the farming community were extremely limited. The death of her husband Matt at an early age was a painful blow as Mae was faced with the task of raising her young family through her income from the land but good judgement and hard work saw her realise her ambition and she has good reason to be justly proud of her family and of their achievements in life while to their eternal credit the family returned their love and rightly so as they showed so much kindness and love to their mother in the last years of her life. Blessed with a long life of good health there is little doubt but the sudden and totally unexpected death of her son, Kevin just three weeks previously was a terrible blow and shock and may well have contributed to his mother’s passing. Blessed with a deep religious faith, she never missed an opportunity to assist at the offering of the holy sacrifice of the mass while no day was allowed pass without the recitations of the family rosary. Her passing is widely mourned. Predeceased by her husband Matty and son Kevin, she is survived by her sons Sean, Tossie, Matt and Gerry, daughters Nancy, Sheila, Noreen, Bernadette and Marion, grandchildren, sons in law, daughters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and countless friends. There was a very large attendance at the removal of the remains which saw St Mary’s Church, Bruskey crowded to capacity with the funeral, which again was of extremely large dimensions taking place following con-celebrated mass celebrated by Rev Noel Boylan, Rev Dan Sheridan, Rev Frank Grey and Rev Phil Brady to the family burial ground and may Mae’s gentle soul enjoy eternal rest and to her family I extend our deepest sympathy.
There was shock throughout the district with the news of the unexpected death of Agnes McGahern, Lacken. A quiet and friendly lady, her passing is widely mourned and to her relatives and friends, I extend the sympathy of our community and may Agnes soul have everlasting rest.