ACTIVE AGE: Active Age social morning will resume on Tuesday 26th February in the Pikers Lodge Hotel at 12.30. Everyone welcome.
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Social dance will commence in St Brigids Community Centre Loch Gowna on Easter Saturday night following mass. More details at a later date.
FISHING COMPETITION: Loch Gowna /Upper Erne Anglers will host the John Frank Smyth Memorial Open Boat pike fishing competition on Sunday next 24th February. Fishing from 11am to 4pm. Venue Aughanoran lake. Membership due on this day 10 euro.
AGM: Loch Gowna /Upper Erne Anglers Association AGM will take place this Friday night 22nd February in the Pikers Lodge Hotel at 8.30pm. New members very welcome.
ENROLMENT: St Patricks National School Gowna enrolment for junior infants class for September will begin on Monday 18 February to Friday 1st March. Enrolment forms are available from the school. For any other queries please contact the school on 043 6683514.
PARISH DRAW: Results for parish draw for January Michael Philbin Corfree 200 euro; Martin Reilly Corfree 100 euro; Hughie Bannon Drumhilla 100 euro. Results for February Gerry & Mary Cadden Corfree 200 euro; Philip Briody Cortober 100 euro; Philip Reilly Sallaghan 100 euro. Thanks to all who support this draw and also to the collectors.
ENROLMEMENT: Cortober National School enrolment for junior infants class for September now taking place. For more information please contact the school on 049 4335836.
SYMPATHY: It was with deep regret that we learned of the death of Dan McCormack Cloonagh Dring which occurred on Friday 8th February peacefully in his 87 years surrounded by his loving family. Dan was a very friendly and gentle person and highly respected in the community. He will be sadly missed by his son Domhnall, daughters Regina and Sinead, daughter in law Wendy, sons in law Kieran and John , grandchildren, sisters in law , nieces and nephews relatives and friends to whom we extend our deepest sympathy. His remains were removed from his residence to St Columbas Church Mullinalaghta on Sunday evening and following requiem mass on Monday burial took place in local cemetery. May he rest in peace.
COLLECTION: Collection in aid of Self Help Africa will take place on Sunday next 24th February following 11am mass at the Church of Holy Family Gowna.
DEATH OF PADRAIGH O’REILLY: Shock and sadness was cast over the area when news broke of the untimely death of Padraigh O’Reilly Bridge House Cornamuckla Loch Gowna on Wednesday 6th February at his residence. Padraigh was a native of Dublin, when he married Shelia they moved to Loch Gowna where they established a guest house. He was a great host and always made sure that everyone that stayed there enjoyed their stay. Padraigh was a great character , a person who will be sadly missed and especially by his loving wife Shelia, daughters Emer, Evelyn and Emma, sister Mary Dublin and Kathleen McKenzie Bangor Co Down, brothers in law, sisters in law, mother in law relatives and friends to whom we extend our deepest sympathy. His remains were removed from his residence on Saturday morning to the Church of Holy Family Loch Gowna and following funeral mass at 12 noon burial took place in local cemetery. May he rest in peace.
WHIST: Results of Whist game played on Wednesday 13 February in the community Centre Gowna. Top score 1st lady Eddie Brady 172; 2nd lady Edward McGivney 169; 3rd lady Olive O’Reilly 164; 1st gent Gerry Leavy 174; 2nd gent Seamus Keogan 173; 3rd gent Jimmy Smith 166; 1st half lady Mary Cahill 86; 1st half gent Brian McGlade 85; Free 13 tricks lady; free 13 trick gent. Raffle 1st prize Seamus Sorohan; 2nd prize Ann Byrne. Next whist on Wednesday 27th February at 8.30pm sharp. New players very welcome.
LOTTO: Gowna GAA Development Fund Co-Lotto Draw results. Date 11/02/2013 – 1, 7, 11, 20. Jackpot winner none; 5 X 20 euro winners Niall & Laura Brady Annagh Moyne; DP Finnegan Cloonagh PO; Sean Brady Enaghan; Eileen McKnight c/o Una Bannon; Hugh & Kathleen Hourican Arva. Next week’s jackpot 2700 euro. Next week’s draw in Fitzpatricks tavern. Club Gown winner Jan draw Sean Kiernan (Corfree) USA.