Loch Gowna

SYMPATHY: It was with deep regret that we learned of the death of Frank McDonagh Gaigue Ballinamuck Co Longford which occurred suddenly at his home on Monday 26th November.

Frank was an unassuming person and highly respected in the community. He will be sadly missed buy the management and staff of Foamalite where he worked for many years and especially by his sisters Crissie Reilly Corfree, Josie McCabe Cortober,Helen Halkins Aughnacliffe, Ann Hoby England and Maggie Whittle England, brother Michael Tipperary, brothers in law, sister in law, nephews nieces relatives and friends to whom we extend our deepest sympathy. Removal of his remains was from Laurel Lodge Nursing home Longford to St Patricks Church Ballinamuck on Wednesday evening and following requiem Mass on Thursday , burial took place in Ballinamuck new cemetery. May he rest in peace.

ENGAGEMENT: Congratulations to Pat Lynch Drumgore Loughduff and Linda Jenkins Cormore Arva on their recent engagement. We wish you health and happiness in the future.

CHURCH OF IRELAND: Service for December in Church of Ireland Lough Gowna December 9th 11.30,December 16th 11.30am. Family service December 23 11am.Carol service Christmas day service 11.30.

CHRISTMAS PARTY: Loch Gowna Active Age annual Christmas party on Sunday 9th December in the Pikers Lodge Hotel at 4pm.A good night of music song and craic guaranteed and Santa will visit. Everyone very welcome.

WHIST: Christmas whist game on Wednesday 5th December in St Brigids Community Centre at 8.30pm sharp.

FISHING COMPETITION RESULTS: Results of Jimmy Sloane Memorial Competition that took place on Aughanoran Lake on Sunday 25th November. 1st prize Kerrie Lee Dring; 2nd Marty Cosworth,Dring; 3rd Declan Gormley Arva; 4th Tony McManus Drumhowna; 5th Tony Brennan Cortober. 14 boats launched. Next competition on Sunday 27th December . Loch Gowna Upper Erne anglers now on facebook.

CREDIT UNION: Credit Union sub office open for business every Saturday night in St Brigids community centre from 6-7.30pm.

LOTTO: Gown GAA development fund Co Lotto Draw results. Date 26/11/2012. 1,7,24,25. Jackpot winner none. 5 X 20 euro winners Emma & Cian Halton Corfree; Nuala Briody Cortober; Jennifer Madden Cloone; Maureen Brady Arva; Violet McGauren Cornadrung. Next week’s jackpot 2150 euro. Next week’s draw in Whites. Club Gowna winner Oct draw John Joe & Chris Brady Cortober.

SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to Thomas Murtagh Culleenmore Dring and Michael Murtagh Larkfield Dring on the recent death of their father Thomas Murtagh Culleenmore Dring. Also sympathy to his brothers Peter and James ,sisters Rose,Kathleen and Josie and extended family and friends. May he rest in peace.

THANKS: Loch Gowna Active Age ladies committee wish to thank everyone who contributed to the recent collection in aid of annual Christmas party.Your generosity was very much appreciated.

ITEMS FOR NOTES: If you wish to have any items included in the local Gowna notes, please leave into the post office before 7pm Saturday evening.


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