WEDDING: On Friday last June 17th St.Colmcille’s church in Aughnacliffe was the setting for a beautiful wedding when Eileen Reilly daughter of Sean and Bridget Reilly of Gelsha and Brian O Neill son of Tom and Bernadette O Neill Firmount were united in holy marriage.The wedding ceremony was performed by Fr. Seamus McKeon PP Colmcille assisted by Fr. Brian Brennan PP Clonbroney and Eileen had her sister Caroline has her chief bridesmaid and Lisa Reilly and Fiona Lee were her bridesmaids while Brian had his brother Paddy as his bestman and Thomas O Neill and Derek Reynolds were his groomsmen.The flower girl was Clodagh Reilly and the page boy was Gavin Shaughnessy. The church ushers were Kieran Conlon and Liam Reilly and the readings were by Deirdre Reilly and Marie Brady and the prayers by Michelle Wilson Aine Shaughnessy Mary Farrell Michelle Nulty Francis O Neill and Louise Farrell.The gift bearers were Bridget Reilly and Bernadette O Neill and reflection by Carmilla Kelly and the music by Catriona Reynolds and Rachel Masterson. Following the ceremony the bridal party and their guests travelled to the Crover House Hotel where they were treated to a great meal and danced the night away. We join with the Reilly and O Neill families in wishing Eileen and Brian a long and happy life together.
NEW BABY: Congratulations to Colette and Enda Sheirdan on the birth of their third child - a boy - recently.The new arrival is to be named Ross and he is a welcome brother for Luke and Sarah Jane and grandson for John Joe Sheirdan and Eugene and Mrs.Vance and great grandson for Mary Lissie Kilbride Aughakilmore.
SUPER CHALLENGE: The day began at 4am when 22 cyclists set out from Longford to cycle to Croagh Patrick to raise money for the Lourdes Invalid Fund. There were a number of food stops along the way everyone was in good spirits and encouraged each other to keep going to the end. Many thanks to all, the cyclist for their participation and especially, to Carol Duffy who was blessed among men, well done everyone. It was very encouraging to see so many people waiting in the car park at Croagh Patrick when we arrived. To Kiernan milling for sponsoring the cycle and to Niall Fox for his invaluable help on the day and also to Mary Mulligan for her help. To all those who drove down and travelled on the bus thank you for your support. To everyone who made donations to the fund your generosity was much appreciated. After a long hard climb to the top of the reek cyclists and supporters all joined in a beautiful mass celebrated by Fr Simon. It was a great day for the community of Granard and something we hope to continue to do on a yearly basis and make it our parish pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick. A word of thanks to Johnny Creegan for the use of his premises for our fundraiser night and for the great evening on Monday when everyone was treated to a lovely BBQ. To Colm Nugent and Liam Reilly for a great nights entertainment for our fundraiser and to all the participants of ‘’Take Me Out’’ thank you for a great night’s fun. A special word of thanks to the very talented Butch Cassidy for making the night such a great success.
Schoolboy Final: Congratulations to Bunlahy N.S who were runners up in the Schoolboy ‘A ‘ final recently. Thank you to Seamus Brady and Bob Walsh for their great efforts in coaching throughout the year.
SYMPATHY: We offer sincere sympathy to the relatives and friends of Margaret Harte Ardaghgullion who passed to her eternal reward last week.May she rest in peace.
BALLYMORE DRAW: Ballymore gaa will hold their monthly draw in McElvaney’s on Sunday night next so all patrons and promoters please take note.
RATH MHUIRE: This year is a special year for Rath Mhuire resource centre and Sr.Maeve Brady as it is the 25th anniversary of the centre.The celebrations are on this Saturday June 25th with Mass in the centre at 2-00pm and the centre extends an invitation to the many people who,over the years have been involved with the centre and to all the community to join us in marking this very special occasion.Refreshments will be served.Contact Jackie or Lucy at 0436686309.