Loch Gowna



Congratulations to Cian Murray, Portanure and Moya Shiels, Sallaghan who qualified to go through to the community games finals in August. Cian in the singing and Moya recitation. Well done.


Gowna GAA presents “Padraig Potts Guide to Walking” in St Brigids Community Centre, Gowna on Thursday, 24th July at 8.30pm. Do not miss this latest hilarious performance. Written and performed by Seamus O’Rourke. Tickets available in the local shop. Any committee member or at the door on the night (10 euro).


Congratulations to Raymond Keogh, Corfree, Loch Gowna and Ciara O’Reilly, Ballyjamesduff on their recent engagement. We wish them health and happiness in their future together.


Deepest sympathy is extended to Mrs Katie Kiernan, Rosduff, Aughnacliffe and Daniel Mulligan, Dublin on the recent death of their brother, Edward Mulligan, Drumhilla, Arva. Also sympathy to his nephews and nieces. May he rest in peace.

The Clutterbug charity shop

The Clutterbug Charity Shop located in Main St, Arva. Open daily Monday to Saturday from 11am to 5pm. For more information please contact Tara or Michael Sheridan on 087 3899337.


Older Adults Green Gyms, The Mall, Longford town. Commencing Thursday, 17th July for 6 weeks at 10.30am with a qualified instructor providing an opportunity to get expert advice on how to stay fit and healthy using the beautiful outdoors – all free of charge. Registration essential. Please call Longford Sport Partnership on 043 3343450.


Gowna GAA Development Fund Co-Lotto Draw result. Date 30/06/2014 – 1, 9, 19, 29. Jackpot winner none. 5 X 20 euro winners: David Kinkade, Cornamuckla; Layleigh & Matt Lee, Arva; Paddy Brady, Corfree; Devin Morris, Gowna; Eliz Brady, Abbeylara. Next week’s jackpot 4150 euro. Next week’s draw in Fitzpatrick’s Tavern.

Car boot sale and stalls

Colmcille Gardening club and community projects car boot sale and stalls on Sunday, 13th July from 11am at Colmcille Community Centre. Many items on sale including home baking, plants flowers and vegetables, bric-a-brac, household items, chicken houses and chickens. Refreshments served. To book a car please contact Eilish McKeon on 0879402831 or Sus Whittome on 087 6839748 (5 euro) payable in advance. 9am set up time. If the weather is not good, the event will be held in the hall.

Little Rascals

ECCE pre-school places available for September 2014. Montessori, full day care and half day childcare for two to six year olds after school and homework club available. For more information contact Colette O’Reilly on 086 8197311.

Cemetery Sunday (Gowna)

Blessing of the graves will take place in the cemetery beside the church on Sunday, 20th July and in the Corfree Road cemetery on Sunday, 27th July. Mass will be celebrated in the Corfree Road cemetery (weather permitting). Please take home all rubbish.

Parish draw results

May results. Teresa Halton, Corfree 200 euro; John McCormack 100 euro; Paul Comiskey, The Rocks 100 euro. June results: Nancy McEnroe, Church View 200 euro; Gavin Hartin, Portanure 100 euro; Patsy Briody, Aughavains 100 euro. Thanks to all who support this draw and also to the collectors.

Irish Water Safety classes

Irish Water Safety swimming and lifesaving classes will take place at Fitzpatrick’s shore Loch Gowna from Monday 14th to Friday 25th July at 11am and 3pm daily. Cost 32 euro per child. Registration on Monday 14th at 10.30am at the lake shore. For further information contact John Reilly on 087 2689338, Deirdre Fitzpatrick on 087 1255434 or Margaret O’Reilly on 086 8766394.

Active Age tour

Our annual 3 day tour will take place from Tuesday 12 August to Thursday 14th August. This year we are travelling to Limerick. Everyone interested in travelling (cost of tour 200 euro) please leave your deposit or full payment at Loch Gowna Post office before Friday 1st August. Anyone outside the Gowna area interested are very welcome to join us on this trip.