Corr: Eddie Brady

Great night promised

‘Stars on the Night’ on Monday, 16th March in Hotel Kilmore, Cavan with all proceeds in aid of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Fund and the Deborah Drury Fund and do please support.

Priests visit

The sick and the housebound within the parish will be visited as usual on this First Friday of March and should anyone wish to add a name to the sick please contact Rev Peter Casey PP.


The Positive Age and Omo are now taking bookings for a 3 day trip to Tipperary from Monday March 30 to Wednesday April 1st, cost of 190 euro which includes bed and breakfast and evening meal day trips mid day refreshments and coach transport and if interested book by today (Wednesday) March 4th by calling (049) 4380725 or (049) 4330148 or 086 3614382.


Drumkilly summer carnival and school re-union will take place from Wednesday July 1st to Sunday July 5th.

Crosserlough ICA

Annual outing from Monday 29th June to Friday 3rd July with full details later.

Barney Brady

There was widespread sadness on news spread of the death of Mr Barney Brady, Potahee, Ballinagh. A quiet and friendly man, Barney was a highly respected member of the farming community. Deceased was known near and far for so many good reasons but in particular for involvement with Gaelic football and beagle hunting. From late autumn until the Spring Barney together with his fellow huntsmen from the famed Corduff club would spend Sundays and weekends at various locations including Urney, Bruskey, Drumcrow, Shancor, Cormore and Loughdavin where the song of the beagles providing much appreciated entertainment for the local community while Barney’s other great interest was Gaelic football. A prominent player and official of the famed Lacken club to whom he gave sterling service on and off the field of play. As a player he was a natural defender and a tower of strength in his teams defence. As his playing days came to and end he devoted his enormous talents to coaching, having a special interest in schoolboy competitions. Indeed Barney’s car being the main vehicle for conveying players to matches, his biggest success in team management came in 1967 when as trainer he guided Lacken to Intermediate championship honours. His passing is widely mourned. To his wife Kay, sons Barney and Gene, daughters Kate and Monica and relatives, I extend the sympathy of our community. The removal of the remains took place from his residence to St Michaels Church, Potahee where they were received by a guard of honour provided by Lacken Gaelic football club in the presence of hundreds of mourners while the funeral which again was of extremely large dimensions and an indication of the esteem with which the deceased and his family are held throughout the region, took place following con-celebrated mass celebrated by Rev Sean McDermott, Rev Noel Boylan and Rev Thomas McKiernan and may Barney’s soul rest in peace.

Phil McGahern

There was general regret with the news of the death of Mr Phil McGahern, Loughdavin. A kind and friendly man who was held in very high esteem by neighbours and friends, his funeral which was large and representative took place following requiem mass in St Joseph’s Church, Loughduff to the family burial ground. To his relatives and many friends, I extend the sympathy of our community. Very Rev Canon Owen Devaney PP was celebrant of the requiem mass and officiated at the graveside and may Phil’s gentle soul enjoy eternal rest.

Computer courses

Beginners, simple steps to using a computer. How to turn it on and off, using the mouse, using the keyboard, word processing. 4 week course starts Wednesday 4th March – Wed 25th March 10am – 12pm. Internet and email, using the internet, using email 6 week course starts Wednesday 4th March – Wed 25th March 2pm – 4pm. Intermediate more emphasis on word processing using Microsoft word than the beginners classes. It is an ideal follow on for those who want to use more in dept word. Start Thursday 5th March – Thursday 26th March 10am – 12pm. Advanced a look at Excel, powerpoint and publisher, starts Thursday 5th March – Thursday 26th March 2pm – 4pm. Kids computing, 4 weeks starts Wednesday 4th March 4pm – 5.30pm. Courses are free subject to certain criteria, places are limited so booking is essential. For more information call 049 4336070.

Personal development course

5 week course starts in Cavan on 11th March 7pm – 9.15pm. Places are limited so booking is essential. For more information call 049 4336070.

Taking control workshop

The ‘taking control’ workshop is about practical ways to face life challenges, maintaining and taking control of your physical and mental wellbeing. Realtog Centre, Kilnaleck 10am til 4pm. 10 euro charge. 12th March 2015. Places are limited so booking is essential. For more information call 049 4336070.