TRAGIC ACCIDENT: The district was shocked and saddened with the news of the death as a result of an unfortunate road traffic accident near her home in Kilcogy of Mrs Rita Nannery, a member of the highly respected Cullen family Ballytrust. The deceased lost her life when struck by a tractor as she walked on the road. Mrs Nannery was a member of an organising committee which had arranged a special fleadh day in the village to honour a native son of the legendary fiddler Sean Maguire and preparations for the event were in progress when the unfortunate accident occurred. As a mark of respect to the family the unveiling of the memorial was postponed. The deceased is rightly described as being a pillar in the local community, whose work for every deserving cause and charity was known near and far and the countless tributes that have been paid to her memory have come from all over Cavan and the adjoining counties. To her husband Thomas, sons Tomas Padraig and Barry, daughters Kathleen Aine, Joanne, Mary and Breda, brother and Andrew (Andy) Cullen, sisters grandchildren, nephews nieces and the large family circle, I extend the sympathy of our community. Our Lady of Lourdes Church Mullahoran was filled to capacity for the removal of the remains from her residence with the funeral, which was one of the largest ever in the parish and an indication of the esteem with which deceased and her family are held throughout the region, taking place following con-celebrated mass to the family burial ground. May she rest in peace.
MR PETER SMITH: There was widespread sorrow with the news of the death of Mr Peter Smyth, Drumbrucklis. A very popular and most respected member of his commuity deceased was a member of the farming community and carried out the work in the land with great energy and pride which was admired by all who visited his farm. Blessed with a long life of good health deceased was a man with deep religious faith and throughout life was a devout Catholic. The removal of the remains took place to St Mary’s Church Bruskey with the funeral taking place following con-celebrated mass to Mullaghboy cemtery. Rev Sean McDermott PP Rev Noel Boylan and Rev Patrick Brady officiating. To his sisters Vera Coulter and Phyllis nephews nieces and relatives I extend the sympathy of our community. May he rest in peace.
CHARITY WALK: A five kilometre walk with all proceeds in aid of ‘Enable Ireland Cavan’ will take place on this Friday August 24th commencing at 7pm with registration at MacSeains from 6.30pm to 7pm. Registration fee 10 euro or 20 euro for a family. Please support.
CAR BOOT SALE: Ballinagh Community Enterprise Association are holding a car boot /market/cake sale in community centre car park this Saturday August 25 at 11am while a vintage run will also take place with proceeds in aid of local community projects. Everyone welcome. Contact Anne on 086 8154407 or Marie on 087 7651070.
MS WORD & CV PREPARATION: This short course will run over three mornings in Ballinagh in early September and will teach participants on how to use a computer with a focus on microsoft word and participants will learn how to create edit and enhance documents with a special focus on Cvs and cover letter preparation .This course is free of charge but participants must be unemployed.
GARDENIING CLUB: Competition will take place in the community centre Ballinagh at the AGM contest for O’Rourke trophy for home grown vegetables while a contest will also take place for he ‘Scott Trophy’ for table arrangements with competitions open to non club members.
SELF HELP AFRICA: is a renowned body who do marvellous work in assisting people in need overseas. Each year a most successful dog show is held locally with all proceeds donated to the cause and words of praise to the chief organiser Peader are inadequate for the heroic work which he has done in raising hundreds of euro to assist the starving community overseas. This year Dog Show will be held in Cornfean GAA grounnds on Sunday next August 26th commencing at 3pm and everyone is asked to support the event and in doing so play their part in bringing food and relief to thousands of people faced with hunger ,please play your part.
BALLINAGH’S WATCHING THEM: There was a large attendance at the AGM of the local neighbourhood watch committee on Thursday night. The newly elected chairperson Owen Keogh thanked the outgoing committee for all their work over several years and expressed the hope that the newly elected committee will continue with the good work of their predecessors and this column will provide information progress and dates for upcoming meetings with further information available from the committee PRO Marion Rehill 5 Costruce on 087 7798054.
DANCE CLASSES: Social dance classes will commence in Lavey Inn on Friday August 31st with dancing from 8pm to 10pm. Everyone is needed.
VINTAGE CLUB: Ballinagh and district vintage club will hold a tractor run on Saturday August 25th with departure from the community centre car park at 12 noon and all proceeds in aid of the Flemings Folly Restoration Fund.
BALLINAGH GARDENING CLUB: Vegetable growing competition September 3rd 2012. Entries to be in by 7.45. O’Rourke trophy. Rules and conditions. 1 prizes will be awarded to the best collection of vegetables /salad crops displayed on a tray/trug no larger than 24 inches(strictly enforced). 2 the vegetables /salad crops exhibited must be home grown. 3 The vegetables/salad crops must be grown by the exhibitor. 4 the Collection must be of 5 items, 3 of a kind of each vegetable is required except for cabbage and lettuce and turnips where 2 heads is needed ,all of which must be displayed on a board/tray of 24 “ X 24”. Entries must be in by 7.45. 5 Points will be awarded for uniformity of size. Quality freshness and artistic appearance of exhibit. 6 Only one collection per exhibitor is permitted. 7 Judges decision is final.
SCOTT TROPHY: Living room table arrangements 15” X 15 “ made up of flowers from your own garden or mixture of wild flowers.