CHRISTMAS CHURCH SERVICES: Church of Holy Family Gowna Christmas Eve Mass at 8pm. Christmas Day Mass at 11am. Mullinalaghta Mass on Christmas Eve at 6pm.Church of Ireland service on Christmas Day at 11.30am Gowna Church. Fr PJ Fitzpatrick and Revd Hazel Hicks wish all parishioners a happy and peaceful Christmass.
COUNTY LONGFORD RURAL TRANSPORT: Longford Community Resources Ltd (LCRL) manage and administer the rural transport programme which covers the rural regions of county Longford. Many thanks to all stakeholders who have supported and campaigned for the continuation of the programme throughout the year. Spaces are still available for this door to door service in your area. Please contact your local provider or Seamus (coordinator) at 043 334555.All age groups welcome. All routes for 2012 will be completed by Saturday 29 December. Services for 2013 resume on Wednesday 2nd January. Longford Community Resources would like to wish all passengers and everyone who supports the rural transport programme a very happy and peaceful Christmas and good wishes for the New year.
LOTTO: Gowna GAA Development Fund Co-Lotto Draw Result. Date 10/12/2012. 2, 4, 6, 19. Jackpot winner none. 5 X 20 euro winners Rosie Kiernan, Drumnawall Arva; Callum Simpson Mulrick, Gowna;Desmond Madden Gowna, Fergal Hartin Gowna; Catherine Keogh Corfree. Next week’s jackpot 2250 euro. Next week’s draw in Pikers Lodge. Club Gowna winner Nov Draw Finian & Mairead O’Reilly.
STARS IN THEIR EYES: A blast from the past musical show returns to the pikers Lodge Hotel on Friday night 28 Dec at 9pm in aid of St Patricks national school Gowna. A great night of entertainment guaranteed. Adm 10 euro.
FISHING COMPETITION: Lough Gown /Upper Erne Anglers will host the Les Moulins du Temple Open Boat Pike fishing competition on Thursday 27th December on Derries lake. Fishing from 11am to 4pm. For further information contact Ciaran on 086 8597156.
PARISH DRAW: Results November draw Terry/Geraldine Knockaughey 200 euro; Bridget/Dieter Kostan Loch Gowna 100 euro;Gerry/Mary Cadden Corfree 100 euro. December draw Philip/ Margaret Briody Rocks Loch Gowna 200 euro; Liam & Paula Langtry Sallaghan 100; Finian O’Reilly Corfree 100 euro. Fr Fitzpatrick extends his sincere thanks to everyone who supported this draw throughout 2012 and also to the collectors. With your support this draw will continue in 2013.
SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to Sean Barry Farrangarva Arva on the recent deaths of his mother Mrs Margaret Barry, Drumbess Cornafean and his uncle Michael Kane Corlesmore. May they rest in peace.