St Patrick’s GAA Club

St Patrick’s GAA Club

Lotto: The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Clubrooms on Tuesday 24th February 2015. The Jackpot was €8,050. Numbers drawn - 04 / 12 / 19 / 29 – no winner. €50 each – Anne Hughes, Cortober. Paddy and Mary Mulligan, Woodlands. Joe Mulligan, Smear.. The Jackpot on Tuesday night last 3rd March was €8,900. Lotto Envelopes can be left in the Letterbox in St Patrick’s Hall next to the National School for collection on Monday evenings and everyone is welcome to attend the draw. The club have an option of paying by direct debit for anyone wishing to join the LOTTO and give the club much needed support. Contact any club officer or check out the club website


Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 27th May to 1st June and Bookings for the Pilgrim Section should be made through the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan. Bookings for the Assisted Pilgrim Section should be made with Fr Kevin Fay, Lavey, Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan.

Church Services

For the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – Sunday 8th March – Morning Prayer Service in Carrigallen at 10.00 am and in Arva at 11.30 am. Holy Communion Service in Columbkille at 10am and in Gowna at 11.30am.


Fr Sheamie Cullen, Gartylough, Arva has returned to his Ministry in Japan following an extended holiday at home. The good news for his many friends is that he will be back to celebrate a wedding at Easter time. Fr Sheamie spends his holidays visiting old friend and renewing acquaintances and we look forward to his return at Easter.

First Friday

The Sick and Housebound will be visited this Friday, 6th March after the 10am Mass. If anyone is sick at home or in hospital and would like a visit kindly contact Fr Hannon 049 4335 246 / 087 2830 145. CHY3 Forms are available from Fr Hannon if you are eligible please sign them. The Parish requests that if possible the Priests Dues should be paid by cheque made payable to “Killeshandra Parish Dues Account”.

St. Mary’s National School - Centenary

The book Committee are currently looking for old photos, stories, poems and memories from past pupils of the school. They are also looking for names of past pupils who became priests or nuns over the years. If you can help in any way, please contact the school on 049-4335560.

Table Quiz

St. Mary’s National School Parents Association are holding a Table Quiz on Friday, 13th March at 8pm in the Breffni Arms Hotel. Teams of four €40 per table. Please support this fundraiser as all proceeds will go towards Centenary Celebration projects. All welcome.


St. Mary’s National School are currently taking orders for St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock lapels. Each lapel costs €4 with the school retaining €2 in commission. Orders can be place by contacting the school on 049-4335560 by Wednesday 4th March 2015.


Continues in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva each Sunday night with €3,190 in prize money to be won each week - it is one of the biggest around – Eyes down at 8.30pm.

Community Alert

If you require a personal monitored alarm or you know somebody in the community who requires a personal monitored alarm please contact one of the following Community Alert committee members, Martin Doyle - 086 3549901, Bernie Gormley - 087 2487069, Seamus Mc Gahern - 087 7671002 or Alice Murtagh - 086 1943109.

Active Age

Gentle exercises and activities continue in St Patrick’s Hall every Tuesday at 10.00 am. New members welcome.

Coffee Morning

The Active Age monthly Coffee morning will be held on this Friday, 6th March in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva following the 10am Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Arva. All members welcome to attend and new members always welcome.

Country Markets

Brennan’s old shop, Main Street, Arva on Friday of next week – 13th March – from 9.30am to 1pm. Please support.

Sale of Work

Will take place this year on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd May. Donations of clean unwanted ladies, gents and children’s clothes, curtains, shoes, belts, soft toys and books. Also small electrical goods (in perfect working order), small piece’s of household furniture, brick-a-brac, etc would be appreciated. Contact Ethel 086 082 9592, Breege 087 2989484, or Mary 0863795457.


Meet at the Breffni Arms Hotel each Sunday at 11.15am and Thursdays at 8.00 pm. Everyone welcome to join in.


Free Spirit Yoga group taking place each Thursday evening at 9pm and Saturday morning at 11am in the Memorial Hall, Arva. We welcome everyone from beginners to the advanced.

Line Dancing

The Breffni Kickers Line Dancing Classes continue each Thursday night in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva. Beginners at 8.30 pm followed by the more advanced at 9.30 pm. So get those dancing shoes ready for nights of fun and craic in a friendly atmosphere.

Development Association

Will hold their monthly meeting on Monday night next 9th March at 8.30pm and all interested are welcome to attend. New members always welcome.


This St Patrick’s Day Arva will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their St Patrick’s Day Parade which will take place at 3pm with large cash prizes for best floats and a commemorative plaque for the Best Dressed Window. We extend a warm welcome to one and all.

Race Nite

On Saturday, 14th March the Goal Post, Arva will host a race Nite as a fundraiser for the St Patrick’s Day Parade prize fund. A great nights entertainment is assured and your generous support will be greatly appreciated.

Slimming World

Continues every Wednesday evening in the Memorial Hall, Church Road, Arva. Great weight loss recorded each week in a fun and welcoming environment. For further details contact Jacinta on 086 1056 223.


Colmcille Gardening Club invite you to a “Talk on Gardening” by Fiann Ó Nualláin the Award Winning Garden Designer, Author and TV / Radio Broadcaster. Topics may include “Grow your own Vegetables”, Sustainable Gardening, Top 12 Easy to Grow Super Foods, First Aid for Garden Plants,. The talk will take place on this Saturday 7th March at 2.30 pm in Colmcille Community Centre. Admission €5-00 including refreshments and everybody is welcome to attend.

Volunteers Needed!

Special Olympics Ireland urgently requires volunteers in the Cavan and Longford area’s to help with their charity Collection Day on Friday, 24th April. Collection Day is the biggest annual fundraising event in aid of Special Olympics Ireland. The money raised on the day will be used to ensure that Special Olympics Ireland can continue to realise its promise of offering people with an intellectual disability the opportunity to participate in sport in their area. Special Olympics Ireland is looking for volunteers across the day, so if you can commit to the full day or even just an hour, please contact John Kivlahan 00 44 77 027 14129 or email for County Cavan or Michael Carty on 085 1678768 or email for County Longford. All support will be greatly appreciated.

Dog foulingFollowing our recent item in the Arva news regarding dogs fouling the streets, Councillor Winston Bennett approached Cavan County Council and signs have been erected throughout the town advising dog owners that they are required by law to clean up after their dogs. There is a fine of €4,000 for this offence and dog owners are requested to take heed of these warnings.