DEATH: Death of James (Sonny) Duffey. It was with regret that we learned of the death of Sonny Duffey Portanure Loch Gowna on Saturday 4th May at Cavan General Hospital. Sonny had spent the past few years of his life in Castle Manor Nursing Home Cavan. He was a very friendly and generous person who was held in high esteem by his neighbours and friends. His remains were removed from Castle Manor Nursing to the Church of Holy Family Loch Gowna on Sunday evening and following requiem Mass on Monday burial took place in the local cemetery. To his relatives neighbours and many friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.
DRING FESTIVAL: Dring Festival takes place on Sunday June 2nd at Dring car park. Music by Dave & Blue Tags and of course the local talent will also be taking part in this fun event. There will be a bric-a-brac sale and we would ask anybody with nic nacs toys books mirrors etc to leave them at Colmcille Community Centre with Frances.
WEDDING BELLS: Congratulations to Cathriona Smith daughter of Patsy and Mary Smith Cornamuckla Loch Gowna and Brendan Shovlin Dunkineely Co Donegal who were united in the ceremony of matrimony in the church of Holy Family Loch Gowna on Friday 26th April by Fr Peter Burke. The bride was given in marriage by her father attended by bridesmaids Orla Concannon and Aideen Hardiman. Best man Martin Shovlin, groomsman Adrian Furey, pageboy Jamie Coyne Shovlin. To celebrate the occasion a very enjoyable reception was held in Errigal Country House Hotel Cootehill. We wish Cathriona and Brendan every happiness and health in the years ahead.
FUNSHINE: Funshine Summer Camp. Venue Our Lady of Lourdes Park Mullahoran from 22nd - 26th July. For all children 5- 12 years old. Hours of camp 10am – 2.30pm . Come join the fun sport and extra activities. For details contact Eamon Kelly Killadrean Loughduff on 087 9053809.
MEETING: Gowna Community Alert public meeting on Thursday 23rd May at 9pm in St Brigids Community Centre. Follow up on local issue of concern.
SOCIAL DANCE: Social dance in aid of cycle against suicide this Saturday night 18th May in St Brigids Community Centre Loch Gowna. Music by Country Pride. Dancing from 9.30 – 12.30.Supper included. Admission 10 euro.
ACTIVE AGE: Loch Gowna Active Age forthcoming events. Social morning on Tuesday 28th May in St Brigids Community Centre at 12 noon. Day trip in June , date and venue not yet arranged. Summer 3 day tour 9th-11th July to Clonmel Park Hotel, Clonmel. Cost of tour 200 euro. If interested in travelling please leave your deposit or full payment at Loch Gowna post office.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: First Holy Communion for the pupils of Loch Gowna and Cortober National School takes place on Sunday next 19th May in the Church of Holy Family Loch Gowna at 11am Mass. We wish all pupils and their families a happy day.
CHURCH NOTES: Holy Family Church Gowna Saturday evening mass 7pm. Sunday first holy communion mass 11am . Monday morning mass 9.30am. Church of Ireland service on Sunday at 11.30am.
FISHING COMPETITION: Loch Gowna/Upper Erne Anglers will host the Harry Kinkade Memorial Open Boat Pike Fishing competition on Sunday next 19th May on Aughanoran Lake. Fishing from 11am to 5pm.For further information contact Ciaran Lee on 086 8579156.
BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE: The mobile unit of the Blood Transfusion Service will visit St Brigids Community Centre Loch Gowna on Wednesday 29th May and Thursday 30th May. Clinic times 5pm – 8.30pm. Please support this essential service. It is very important that we all remember that many patients in hospital need our blood.
WHIST RESUMES: Top score 1st lady Olive O’Reilly 168; 2nd lady Vera Leahy 164; 3rd lady Anna May McLoughlin 158; 1st gent Val Goldrick 185; 2nd gent Brian McGlade 169; 3rd gent Gerry Leavy 164. Free 13 tricks lady; free 13 tricks gent. Raffle 1st prize Vera Leahy; 2nd prize Cathal Fitzpatrick. Next whist on Wednesday 22nd May at 8.45 sharp. New players very welcome.
LOTTO: Gowna GAA Development Fund Co-Lotto Draw result. Date 07/05/2013- 11, 21, 22, 25. Jackpot winner none. 5 X 20 euro winners Gerry Keogh Corfree; Fr Kevin Fay Cortober; Aileen Morris Drumcarey; Trevor Simpson Gowna; Thomas & Sean Lee Woodlands Arva. Next week’s jackpot 1050 euro. Next week’s draw in Fitzpatricks tavern. Club Gowna winner Apr draw Paddy & Chris Sheils Mulrick.