Phil McGahern

Phil McGahern

The death occurred last week of Phil McGahern, Loughdavan. Deceased who was aged 77 was a quiet and inoffensive person and had been a resident in Lisdarn Unit for The Elderly for over 20 years. Following the death of his parents in 1981 and 1988 the closely knit Lisdarn community became his second home and members of the community were present at his funeral. The requiem Mass was celebrated by Canon Owen Devaney P.P. in St. Joseph’s Church, Loughduff on Friday last and burial took place to local cemetery. We extend our sympathy to his cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends in Lisdarn. May he rest in peace.


A important event will take place outside Dail Eireann on Wednesday, 11th March 7 – 8 pm. Challenging media bias on the abortion issue. Anyone wishing to add their support on organise a bus call 087.2668702. Church Gate Collection this coming weekend at both Churches. All proceeds go towards protecting the lives of vulnerable unborn children. Please support.


Is extended to the wife and family of the late Barney Brady, Potahee who passed away recently. Barney was an integral part of the Ballintemple community and he will be sadly missed by his loving family,neighbours and friends. Smypathy is also expressed to the Cullen family, Corr on the death of their mother Mae. She had reached the grand old age of 97 and the untimely death of her son Kevin only a few weeks ago was a severe blow to her. May they rest in peace.


Results from game 18th February in Parochial hall, 1st Lady – Olive O’Reilly, 2nd Lady – Una Dooney, 3rd Lady – Brigid Galligan 1st Gent – Cathal Fitzpatrick, 2nd – Val Goldrick, 3rd – Aidan Reilly, 1st Half – Sean Reilly, 2nd Half – Julie Lynch, Mystery – Malachy Reilly, Agnes Dermody, Paddy Lynch. Next game tonight Wednesday 25th Feb. at 8.30. all welcome.

Underage Draw

There was a great response to the recent GFC Underage draw and the organisers wish to thank all who sold and bought tickets and the sponsors of prizes – Ciaran Reilly, John Joe Plunkett and Crover House for their generosity. Watch out for table quiz on Good Friday night in the parochial hall.

Mullahoran N.S; Parents of children intending to start school in September 2013 are requested to forward their name, address, contact telephone number, child’s name and date of birth to Mullahoran N.S.,Kilcogy, Co. Cavan, via Longford on or before Friday 1st March 2013.


Mullahoran Comhaltas are hosting a Battle of the Bands competition in Crover House Hotel on Saturday, 28th February from 6pm. This event aims to promote Irish music, song, and dance. Competitions for U-13 and U-18 age groups. All enquiries All welcome to an evening of good entertainment.

Lenten Masses

Weekly Mass times – Monday 9.30am Mullahoran, Tuesday 9.30am Loughduff, Thursday 7pm Loughduff, Friday 7pm Mullahoran, Saturday 7 pm Loughduff, Sunday 11 am Mullahoran.

Church Finances

Statements of parish finances for 2014 were distributed at weekend Masses and some copies are available at Church doors. Well done to the Finance Committee and Pastoral Council for their support.

Apostolic Society

The annual Traditional Irish concert will be held in the Parochial hall on Sunday evening, 1st March next from 6 – 10pm. A host of top class artists from all over the country will perform, proceeds to the foreign missions. Tickets will be on sale locally or pay at door. As usual a great night’s entertainment is assured.


Killeen Dramatic Society presents “The Real McCoy” a three act comedy by Tommy Marren in The Parochial hall on Thursday March 5th. Proceeds in aid of Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. Curtain up at 8.30 pm.


Boxes are available in both churches for Lenten collection. Trocaire celebrates over 40 years working for a just world helping communities in the Third World work their way out of poverty and with all our support families may be able to start to rebuild their lives.

Holistic Yoga and Mindfulness

Deeply relaxing two hour workshop taking place in Granard on Saturday the 7th of March from 11 am - 1 pm. To book or further information Tel Virginia on (087) 7740901.