Ballinagh

Birthday greetings

Birthday greetings

Congratulations to Mrs Anne (Doe) Sheridan, Urney on the celebration of her birthday at the weekend. Family members relatives neighbours and friends came together at her home to celebrate the great occasion. A native of Oldcastle, Co Meath, ‘Doe’ as she is known to her countless friends married local farmer Thomas Sheridan, now deceased fifty eight years ago this week and the couple set up their home at Urney where they were extremely popular. Blessed with a family of four Thomas P Sheridan (Dept of Health), Anne Gallon BA NT, Bernadette McEvoy BA NT and Mary Lawlor BA H -Dip in Ed, Doe Sheridan is one of natures kindest ladies whose courtesy friendship and kindness to her neighbours (one being the writer of this column) is much appreciated and will for all time be remembered. A member of the highly respected Tully family , all join in wishing Mrs Sheridan many years of good health and happiness.

Weather

Continues reasonably good with a mixture of good sunshine and showers. However darkness is creeping into the evenings which is a reminder that the season of Autumn is now with us.

Clerical changes

This weekend sees the departure from our neighbouring parish of Denn of Rev Liam Kelly PP having ministered in the parish for a numbers of years where he was deservedly popular. In wishing Father Kelly Bon Voyage may we extend a warm cead mile failte to his successor Rev Peter McKiernan PP.

Visitors

The glorious weather welcomed by those resident in our country during the summer months has been of enormous benefit in attracting visitors to Ireland with people from many continents choosing our country for their summer holiday which in turn is a major boost to our country’s finances.

Car Boot Sale

In aid of Flemings Folly Restoration and walkway will take place at the community centre Ballinagh on Saturday August 24th from 12 noon to 5pm with refreshments available, cars 10 euro, vans 15 euro, a variety of cakes baked by local people will be on sale and do please support.

Clothes collection

The clothes collection organised by Sean Brady in aid of the school building trip to Naorobi Kenya will be concluded on this Saturday 24th August and please make an effort to have all items in by then. For particulars call 086 2203880.

School extension

Work continues on the building of the extension to Ballinagh National School and it is hoped to have the work completed and the site cleared by the time that the school re-opens. This will provide an extra mainstream classroom for pupils and will mean eight mainstream classes in total.

Dog show

With proceeds in aid of Self Help Africa at Cornafean GAA Park on Sunday August 25 commencing at 3pm, also sports and athletics on same day. Please support this most deserving charity

Community Enterprise Association

Are looking forward to a massive car boot sale in aid of Flemings Folly restoration and walkway on Saturday next 12 noon – 5pm at the community centre. Items for Brick-Brack stall would be welcome. Organisers would also be grateful for cakes, scones etc for cake stall/teas. A helping hand with teas in hall would be much appreciated.

Gardening club

Will hold their show on Monday Sept 2nd vegetable competition for the O’Rourke trophy with flower arrangement competition for Scott trophy , competitions for other individual entries. Competitions open to non members. Entries in the community centre from 7pm to 8pm. Other clubs welcome to compete for full details. See next week’s Ballinagh news.