Arva notes



St Patrick’s GAA

Lotto: The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Clubrooms on Tuesday, 25th August 2015. The Jackpot was €1,100. Numbers drawn – 3 /17 / 20/ 21 – no winner. €50 winners – Janice Sheridan, Hollybank. Willie Ward, Arva. Noel Reilly, Fyhora. The Jackpot on Tuesday night last was €1,150. Lotto Envelopes can be left in the Letterbox in St Patrick’s Hall next to the National School for collection prior to the draw. GAA: On this Friday night Arva will meet Drung in the Quarter Final of the Hotel Kilmore Intermediate Football Championship and they call on all supporters to out and cheer on the players. Drung are an experienced team and will be hard to overcome – so lets get behind the players and make your voices heard.

Church Services

For the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – Sunday, 13th September – Service of Holy Communion in Columbkille at 10.00 am and in Gowna at 11.30am. Family Harvest Thanksgiving Service - Carrigallen at 7.30pm. Preacher Rev Dean Raymond Ferguson. Everyone invited. Tea afterwards. No service in Arva on Sunday.

Church of the Sacred Heart

Rev Donald Hannon C.C. is on holidays so there is no weekday Mass for this week. In emergency contact Rev Dan Sheridan P.P. Killeshandra or Rev Colm Hurley, Killeshandra. Please note the Sick and Housebound will be visited on Friday 11th September at the usual times instead of this Friday (1st Friday). If anyone is sick at home or in hospital and would like a visit from a priest please contact them and they will be delighted to call.

Active Age

Coffee morning returns to the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva on this Friday morning 4th September (1st Friday) at 10.30am. As Fr Hannon C.C. is on holidays there is no Mass on this Friday morning. All members are invited to attend. New members always welcome.


Mindfulness Meditation classes will begin in Arva on Tuesday, 22nd September and will run for 8 weeks. No experience necessary, Just a willing heart and a desire for a more peaceful life! For more information and to reserve your place call 087 2968924.

Fitness & Nutrition Class

In the Memorial Hall on Tuesday evenings at 8 o’clock. For more information Contact Lynn Tel: 0857341992 - Facebook: Lynn PT Fit Cassidy – there may be a few places available.


The area was saddened by the death of Mr Loel Carroll, Drumalt, Arva which occurred at Laurel Lodge Nursing Home, Longford on 11th August. Loel was born in Tipperary where his father was in the Bank of Ireland but soon after they moved to a branch in Dublin where Loel attended school and later University. He decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and joined Bank of Ireland. He arrived in Arva in 1962 and soon immersed himself in the community – he was a lifelong member of the Arva Area Development Association and was a caller at Bingo in St Patrick’s Hall from the beginning (c 1963) until he stopped calling for health reasons but still worked there each Sunday night until last year. He was a member of the Arva Agricultural Show Society and stewarded every year at the Show. While not really interested in football, he would always join the St Patrick’s Arva GAA Club and support any fundraisers they had. Loel was a devout catholic and attended Mass every day. He assisted in the church where he was a Minister of the Eucharist for many years and also helped out with the church collections. For many years he assisted in the Cavan Citizens Information centre voluntarily where his help was greatly appreciated. Loel is survived by his sister Sr Shirley Carroll, sisters in law and many friends to all of whom we extend our sincere sympathy. His remains were removed to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Arva and following Requiem Mass burial took place in Coronea Cemetery. A Guard of Honour accompanied his remains on the last part of the journey to the Church made up of members of the Development Association, Show Society and Eucharistic Ministers. Rev Donald Hannon C.C. officiated.

The death occurred at Shannon Lodge Nursing Home, Rooskey on 16th August of Ms Philomena McEntee, Main Street, Arva. She was the last surviving member of a very popular family having been predeceased by her parents and four sisters. Her parents James and Elizabeth McEntee came to Arva to “Serve their Time” in Morris Drapery, Main Street where they met and later married. They bought a business in Ballinamuck and after trading successfully for some years they sold the business and bought the Drapery in Lower Main Street, Arva where the family traded successfully for many years. Alice took over from her parents and following her untimely death Rosaleen came home from America and continued the business until her retirement when they sold the premises to Eamonn and Philomena Gray which allowed the extension of the Hotel. Through these years Philomena was involved in the business and was always on hand to greet customers coming into the shop. They were an extremely generous family who always supported local organisations without complaint. Philomena was predeceased by her sisters Mrs Rosaleen McCann, Mrs Sheila Hand, Mrs Alice McKenna, and Lilly McEntee and is survived by her cousin Gerry Gorman, Legga and Mrs Agnes McKenna, Ballinamuck and many friends to all of whom we extend sincere sympathy.


Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen presents ‘INDIGESTION’ a new play by Seamus O’Rourke on this Thursday 3rd ,Friday 4th & Saturday 5th September at 8.30 pm each night. For booking’s Tel 049 4339 612.This should be a great homecoming for Seamus following his successful time, which is still ongoing, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Sponsorship sought

St. Mary’s National School, Arva Centenary Committee are still looking for sponsorship for their Centenary Book. A page can be sponsored for €50.If you would like to sponsor a page please contact Padraig Brady or Cormac O’Donnell. This is your last chance to Sponsor so if you have forgotten please contact Padraig or Cormac A.S.A.P. Our centenary book is taking shape nicely but if there is anyone that has any pictures or articles that you would like included please contact David Brady on (086) 447 5514 or Edel Cadam on (086) 3630386. More details of our Centenary celebrations plans will be published over the coming weeks.

Fun run

The annual Loop The Lakes 7k fun run in Killeshandra takes place this Saturday, 5th September at 12 noon with registration at Killeshandra GAA Grounds from 10.30am on the day. Entrance fee is €10 per person and all proceeds are in aid of Pieta House and SOSAD. This is a 7km trail race and family fun run and is always a most enjoyable event.

Crumlin Hospital

Hughie Brady is once again undertaking the Walk in aid of Our Ladies Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, Dublin and to raise funds for this worthy cause there will be a fundraiser in Hughie’s Bar on Saturday of next week 12th September. On the night he will have music by Kay and Nashville Sound and a great night is assured. If you can please attend and support a worthy cause.

Garden Club

Club meetings resume in Teach Duchais, Drumeela on Wednesday, 9th September at 9pm. Meetings take place in Teach Duchais on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from September to May, where guest speakers provide information on a range of garden topics, and helpful advice is always available. Tea and refreshments are served, a raffle will take place on the night and everybody is welcome.