Local Road Signs: A concerned parishioner passed on the following piece to me regarding the signs on the approach roads into Aughnacliffe: Recently new road signs have been erected on the approach roads to Aughnacliffe - I have seen 4, maybe there’s a fifth. On all that I have seen the spelling in Irish is Achadh na Cloighe, when in fact it should be Achadh na Cloiche. God knows, there’s so much taxpayers’ money being poured into the restoration of the Irish Language that at the very least the people responsible ought to be able to get their place names spelled correctly. A similar mistake occurred a few years back on the nameplate of our local post office, but mercifully that was rectified. Perhaps it’s not too late to hope that the powers-that-be who are responsible for this error can rectify the situation. If a thing is worth doing at all, it should be done properly.
Take Me Out: The annual Take Me Out event will take place on Easter Sunday 31st March in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva. This year the proceeds of the event will be donated to Longford Palliative Home Care. Tickets cost 10 and will be sold door to door or you can pay at the door. There will be a raffle and disco on the night. Please come along and support this very worthy cause. A great night’s entertainment is promised.
Christening: Congratulations to Siobhan and Adrian Sheridan on the christening of their daughter Ella-Rae on Sunday 17th February in St. Colmcille’s church. Ella-Rae’s Godparents are Trisha Keenan and John Sheridan. After the church ceremony and celebration took place in The Glenview lounge. Congratulations to Ella-Rae and all the family.
Birthday Celebration: Congratulations to Marie O’Reilly Keenan who celebrated a recent birthday with a surprise party in Mc Cabe’s lounge. Marie was also presented with her club person of the year award be Colmcille G.F.C.
Colmcille Frolics Galore: Good Friday 29th March is a date for your diary as we see the revival of Colmcille Frolics Galore. We will see some old faces and plenty of new faces take to the stage. More details in the coming weeks.
C.A.D.G: On Saturday night last Violet McGauran Found the Joker and won the 560 jackpot. Congratulations to Violet. Next week Aishlinn Ryan, Waterford has the chance of winning the jackpot of 250 if she can find the joker. Envelopes are 2 and are on sale in local shops, Murtagh’s bar or any of the group committee. All support is greatly appreciated.