MRS KATHLEEN GAVIN: There was widespread sorrow throughout the district with the news of the death following a short illness of Mrs Kathleen Gavin Cashel Ballinagh. A member of the highly respected Delaney family Kathleen was one of natures kindest Christians. Blessed with a warm and friendly personality with a pleasant smile her courtesy and kindness were matched by her charity to all in need of assistance. For many years deceased was a highly respected member of the clerical staff of McCarren & Co Cavan where she was held in high esteem by her colleagues the management and the general public. Predeceased by her daughter Geraldine O’Reilly Drumconlester Killeshandra son in law James Grandchild nephews nieces and a large family circle to whom I extend the sympathy of our community. There was a very large attendance at the removal of the remains from the home of her daughter Geraldine and son in law James to St Felims Church Ballinagh with the funeral which again was of extremely large dimensions and a fitting tribute to a kind and highly respected resident took place following con-celebrated requiem mass to the family burial ground. May her gentle soul rest in peace.
Race night: Ballinagh GAA club race night on Saturday April 7th at 9pm in Cronins premises with valuable prizes to be won.
Sister Mary McVeety: There was widespread regret at the death of sister Mary McVeety missionary sister of the holy rosary Killeshandra and late of Kilmainham Ballinagh who died after a brief illness at St Vincents hospital Dublin. She was sister of Rose London Anna USA Pauline Dublin and Tim usa and the late Harry Kilmainham Ballinagh. During her time as a missionary sister she taught in Bridgewater Somerset and following that returned to Ireland where she did a degree in social science in Cork University. Having qualified she was then sent to Philadelphia USA where her missionary work continued for a further ten years. During that time she took time out to further her education by obtaining a masters degree in social science in Brynnmar University. Her next missionary work was in south Africa where she continued the good work for a further twenty three (23) years. For the past five years she did pastoral work in her convent in Temple Road Dublin. Her passing is deeply mourned by her loving family extended family and holy rosary sisters.
HOUSEHOLD TAX: This particular piece of legislation continues to cause serious confusion among householders. The 100 euro payment will cause hardship to some while the general belief is that this payment will show a sharp increase over the next two to five years. Another matter which arises unanswered questions is the absence of an information leaflet which was to be made available but has not so far arrived to the vast majority of householders despite the fact that the closing date for payment is on this Saturday March 31st.
MR CHRISTOPHER DUNNE: There was widespread regret with the news of the death at his home 199 Nutfield Road Coventry England following a brief illness of Mr Christopher (Christy)Dunne a native of Crossdoney Road Ballinagh. Son of the late Jack and Margeret Dunne Christy as a young man was a highly respected resident in his native Ballinagh and enjoyed wide popularity. At an early age like so many of his generation he moved to England where later he became a highly successful business man. But despite his success in the land of his adoption he never lost contact with his native Ballinagh where over the years he was a frequent visitor and always extremely welcome among family and countless friends. His passing is widely mourned. Predeceased by his parents Jack and Margaret and by his wife Agnes he is survived by his sons Declan Christopher and Liam,daughter Lisa brothers John Joe Danny Jim Nel and Brendan,sisters Tina and Patricia nephews nieces and a large family circle to whom I extend the sympathy of our community. may his soul rest in peace.
BRUSKEY ICA: Bruskey ICA annual general meeting on Wednesday 4th April at 8.30pm. New members welcome. Lapsed members also welcome.
GARDENING CLUB: Meeting on Monday 2nd April at 8pm in the community centre Ballinagh . Special speaker Brian McCusker topic “the greatest gift from Bees” all welcome. Refreshments served admission none members four euro.
VINTAGE CLUB: Meeting of Ballinagh and district vintage club on Friday 30th March at 9pm in Cronins. All members please attend. New members welcome.