Deepest sympathy

Deepest sympathy

Deepest sympathy to Annie McKenna and family, Soran, Ballinalee on the death of her brother, Michael Tully in Granard last week. RIP.


The monthly whist takes place on Tuesday, March 4th at 8.30pm in Currycahill.

Deepest sympathy

Deepest sympathy to Kathleen Shaughnessy and family, Graffogue on the death of Mickey at the weekend after a short illness RIP.

Social dancing

Social dancing continues on Sunday night next in the Stags Head at 9.30pm with music by Sean Brennan.


Numbers 14, 18, 20, 25. No jackpot winner. 3 X 20 euro Maggie Reilly, Mostrim; Kevin Bracken, Clondra and Margaret Brady, Luton. Seller Pat Devine. Jackpot 9,700 euro. Draw in Farrell’s for month of March. Lines 2 euro or 3 for 5 euro.


Deepest sympathy to the family of the late Paddy Dempsey, Coolarty, who passed away at the weekend RIP. Paddy was our caretaker in Clonbroney graveyard.

Deepest sympathy

Deepest sympathy to the Farrell family, Martin, Eugene, Liz Cadam, Anne Reynolds and Rosemary McIntyre and the death of their aunt.

GAA National Draw

Tickets are available from all club officers for 10 euro. All proceeds go to the club. Lots of prizes.

ECCE Free Pre school

Teach Leanbh Montessori School. Our free pre school scheme will commence September 2014. At present there are 25 children enrolled for the ECCE scheme. There will be two sessions running this year. If you have a child eligible to avail of this scheme and have not already put their name down please do so as soon as possible. Children must be born on or between 2nd Feb 2010 and 30th Jun 2011 to be eligible for the scheme. Please book by 31st March 2014. Telephone 043 33 23278, email

Tidy Towns

The local Tidy Towns are holding an auction on Saturday, 29th March in the local hall from 12pm. All donations gratefully received. Please leave goods in on Friday evening 6-8pm. Litter Pick on Saturday coming, March 1st at 1pm. Please meet at the bus shelter. Bags and pickers will be provided.

Reg of elections

Closing date for entry on Reg of Elections for the local and European election is May 1st. Application forms are available in the Post Office. Also if you are sick or away with work you can get a postal vote.

Fairtrade fortnight

Monday, February 24 – Sunday, March 9. This year’s theme, THE POWER OF YOU, reminds us that we have the power to do something amazing – the power to help producers in developing countries build better futures for themselves and improve working conditions around the world. All we have to do is choose FAIRTRADE-Mark food and non-food items and ‘change the world one purchase at a time’. By doing so we help to challenge injustice, advance trade that is fairer, and contribute to the wellbeing of fellow human beings and the environment. The POWER OF YOU campaign is asking us to re-imagine a simple truth: that choices and actions we make can create a real difference in people’s lives. So through THE POWER OF YOU we can play our part by completing the STORE REQUEST leaflet recently circulated with the Parish Newsletter and also available in the four shops in Bal, and hand it in to whichever shop you buy your groceries. This action from you will have a three-fold effect, i.e., (i) it’s a personal promise to the shopkeeper that you will honour your commitment to buy these products in his/her shop, (ii) that the shopkeepers can arrange to stock the FAIRTRADE-Mark stuff requested by you with the assurance that you will continue to buy it, and (iii) the joy of knowing that by choosing to act on the POWER OF YOU theme in our own villiage, we will make our own individual and significant contribution to creating a real difference in the lives of producers, their families and communities in desperate need in the developing world. THANK YOU to the 6th class pupils of Scoil Samhthann, School Principal, Ms Linda Hughes, and staff, especially class teacher Ms Laura Gannon for their excellent presentation of THE POWER OF YOU theme though their art work on display in Holy Trinity Church to which everyone is welcome to ‘come and see’.

Prayer Service

World Day of prayer service is held annually on the first Friday of March 7. A world-wide movement of Christian men and women who come together from all the different churches on the first Friday in March each year to observe a common day of prayer. See next week’s notes for details of Prayer Service(s) in this general area.

Clonbroney Community Games

Friday Night Club will resume at 7pm this Friday, February 28th. A date for the Diary - Clonbroney Community Games are hosting an American Tea Party in Farrells, Ballinalee this Saturday, March 1st. Lots of ‘ceol agus craic’ is promised on the night so come along and support your local Community Games. Tickets are available from committee members and also on the door on the night.