Mrs Phyllis Smith
There was widespread sorrow throughout the district with the news of the death which occurred peacefully at the Mater hospital Dublin following a brief illness of Mrs Phyllis Smith, Kilcogy Upper. A member of the highly respected Lynch family from Corduff, Ballinagh, Phyllis as a young girl was a highly respected staff member at Maurice Brady’s drapery establishment at Main Street, Cavan town where her courtesy kindness and good humour made her a firm favourite with management and customers. An extremely pleasant lady with a warm and friendly personality her kindness and charity to the less fortunate in our society remains a secret and known only by those who would benefit from her generosity. A devout Catholic who was blessed with a deep religious faith. A regular attender at holy mass at which she assisted on all Sundays, holy days and week days. Phyllis was a life long member of the local pioneer TAA. Her passing is widely mourned throughout Cavan and adjoining counties. A keen GAA enthusiast she attended all games at club and county level. There was an extremely large attendance at the removal of the remains to our Lady of Lourdes Church Mullahoran where they were received by her brother in law Rev Father Tomsie Smith and Canon Owen Devaney PP with guards of honour provided by the local Pioneer Centre, Positive Age committee Mullahoran Gaelic football club and Cavan ladies football board while the funeral which was one of the largest for many years within the parish and bore ample testimony of the esteem with which the deceased and her family are held throughout the region took place following con-celebrated mass to the local cemetery. Phyllis is survived by her loving husband Jimmie, sons Seamus and Seanie, daughters Martina (Madden), Geraldine, Sinead (Reilly), Breda and sister Lily Brady (Drumcor, Loughduff), brothers Pat, Sean, Tony, Michael, Gerry and Fintan Lynch, brothers in law, sisters in law, daughter in law Karen, sons in law Kevin and Peter, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a large family circle to whom I extend the heartfelt sympathy of our community. May Phyllis gentle soul enjoy eternal rest.
Mr Tom Swift
There was widespread sorrow with the news of the death following a brief illness of Mr Tom Swift, Forge Brook, Ballinagh. One of Ballinagh’s best known and most respected residents his passing is widely mourned. A master craftsman who for many years worked on the staff of John Brady contractors. Tom was a kind and helpful Christian and of a friendly nature. To his family and countless friends, I extend the sympathy of our community. The funeral took place following requiem mass in St Anne’s Church, Butlersbridge to Annagh cemetery. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
The Ballinagh Christmas lights committee will hold a fundraising cake sale on this Saturday, November 15 and the day will end with an Irish night in Casey’s premises and your support will be appreciated. The Christmas lights will be turned on in the town on Sunday, December 7th at 6pm.
With all proceeds in aid of senior social club a 5K walk will take place from Lavey Community Centre on Sunday, November 16th commencing at 2pm. Entrance fee 5 euro and all are asked to please support this very deserving fund.