Miss Breda Cosgrove
There was widespread sorrow throughout the district as news spread of the death at a comparatively early age following a brief illness of Breda Cosgrove , Drumcrow, Corlismore. Daughter of the late Tommie and Anne Mae Cosgrove (nee Finnegan), deceased was a member of a highly respected family. Breda was employed on the staff of the Blood Transfusion Service Board with her work schedule taking her to all four provinces where she was widely known to blood donors and to the general public being held in very high esteem everywhere she went. Her quiet and pleasant manner endearing her to people everywhere with the news of her death received with widespread sorrow. To her brothers Padraig, Hugh Thomas and John sisters Marie Nuala Cathy and Pauline, sister in law, brothers in law and an extended family circle, I extend the sympathy of our community. There was a very large attendance at the removal of the remains and at the funeral which bore ample testimony of the esteem with which the deceased and her family are held throughout Cavan and the adjoining counties with the funeral mass being con-celebrated by Rev Peter Casey, PP Kilmore and Rev Sean McDermott PP Ballintemple following which the remains were laid to rest in the local Ballinagh cemetery and may her soul rest in peace.
Ballinagh Gardening club will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, 3rd March in the Community Centre at 8pm. Special speaker Jim Fisher, Ballinalee and there will be samples on the night with everyone welcome. Refreshments served, non members 4 euro nightly.
Mr Richard Keith
There was shock and almost disbelief as news spread of the totally unexpected death at an early age of 27 years at his home in Perth Western Australia of Mr Richard Keith who had visited his home and family at Crossdoney only six weeks ago, spending the Christmas and new year season with family and friends. A former student of Cavan Vocational School Richard was a brilliant footballers who gave sterling service to Cornafean club while he was equally at home performing on the stage as an amateur actor in Novelty acts in Scor competitions. He suffered a suspected heart attack at his home in Australia on Sunday, February 9th and was rushed to hospital where doctors and medics worked hard to save his young life but despite their best efforts he failed to respond and passed away a little later. The remains were taken home and the funeral which was one of the largest ever in the district and an indication of the esteem with which the deceased and his family are held throughout the region took place on Friday, following funeral service in Kilmore Cathedral to the family burial plot. To his family and relatives I extend the sympathy of our community and may Richard rest in peace.
Post offices need support
Our local post offices which since the foundation of the state and for at least a century before that – the local post office in every district provided an excellent service to their local community. In the not too distant past when a telephone service was available in very few places the local post office was on hand to call a doctor, veterinary surgeon or whoever was required. Now post offices face what is described as a ‘total wipe out’ as the Oireachtas prepare a new policy to direct welfare payments into banks. Present indications are that by 2017 all social welfare payments will be direct through the bank, so the public can play a major part in retaining the service at their local post office by transacting all of their business there.
A day of friendship and prayer takes place on Lough Derg on Ash Wednesday, March 5th. Boat run commences at 10am. With fee of 25 euro which will cover the boat trip, tea or coffee and lunch with advance booking which is essential by calling 071 986 1518.