North Longford local news Dec 24

MARATHON: The ladies who took part in the marathon in aid of cystic fibrosis were

MARATHON: The ladies who took part in the marathon in aid of cystic fibrosis were

Anne Mulligan Aughakine; Siobhan Mulligan, Aughakine; Michelle Mulligan, Smear; Anne Maguire, Clonback; Peggy Kiernan, Ballinamuck; Rosaleen Magee Smear; Theresa Hourican, Dunbeggan;Geraldine Dobson, Rosduff; Sheila O'Reilly, Cornafean; Oona Donnelly, Corrickmaquirk;Claire Donnelly, Legga; Eimear Donnelly, Arva; Patricia McCormack Rossduff; Rose Mulligan, Smear; Karen Donnelly , Lis na Coise, Aughnacliffe and Pauline Galvin, Rosduff.

There are many who sold cards for them to which grateful thanks is extended. Also a word of thanks to Luie McEntire MCC and his wife Margaret , Noel and Marion Maguire Aughamore lower and from Firmullagh , Peter Masterson and Bernadette Masterson for running a race night for them in Murtagh's lounge during he summer. Lastly a huge thank you to everyone who gave donations and sponsored them. The total money raised was 5550.72 euro for the cystic fibrosis association.


A reader has asked us to highlight the fact that two valuable sheep of his were killed by maurading dogs on his farm at Crott Hill, Moyne on the night of Friday 10th December. He is appealing to dog owners in the area to keep pets locked up during the hours of darkness.


The numbers drawn at the Lotto held on 12th December were 12, 19, 21 and 26 with the jackpot of 6800 euro still intact. Prizes went to Seamus Mallon, Drumnacoohal, the Campbell family Aughnacliffe; Margo Cambell, Aughnacliffe and Brendan Gormley London. The winner of the 100 euro for December was Mrs Mallon Gelsha. This week Sunday 26th December the draw will be in Reillys pub in Aughnacliffe where team five will do duty – Joe Mulligan; Ciaran McKeon;Gerry McKeon and JP Hourican – jackpot 7000 euro.


My phone numbers are as follows home 049 4335156 mobile 087 2955305, fax 049 4335744.


Mrs Peggy Potter , Legga Moyne whose death occurred unexpectedly at Cavan General Hospital on 8th December was the former Peggy Reilly, sister of Andrew Legga and Seamus Dromard. In her late 70s Peggy like many of that generation emigrated to England and being a good worker secured well paid employment. Later she married Bill Potter and prior to coming to live in Ireland some 18 years ago they got a beautiful new dwelling house erected quite close to Peggy's birthplace. They were a very united couple but sadly Bill passed away to his eternal reward around 14 years ago and she was left to mourn his loss. Peggy was always helpful and gracious at all times and had an innate sense of goodness and kindness , very independent in thought and ways she had her own circle of friends to whom she was always extremely loyal all down the years. Of a deeply religious nature she was most attentive to her Christian faith and was a firm favourite with everyone. Her remains were received at St Mary's Church on Thursday where her funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday 10th December by Rev Fr Eamon Corkery PP Dromard who in his homily spoke warmly of Peggy's contribution to parish life; her deep commitment to her family as well as her religious duties. Afterwards a large number of friends and neighbours accompanied the funeral cortege to the new cemetery in Ballinamuck where she was laid to rest. Deepest sympathy is extended to her sorrowing family - step son Bill, step daughters Carol; Maureen and Kay all in London; brothers Peter (Pee) in Legga; Connie in Wembly London; sisters in law Mrs Brigid Reilly, Legga and Mrs Bridie Reilly, Dromard, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May her soul rest in peace.


Longford community resources ltd have asked us to announce that all routes for 2010 will be completed by this Thursday 23rd December. Please note that the transport services for 2011 will resume on Tuesday 4th January. The good news is that the rural transport programme will be continued in the coming year, even with a slightly reduced budget.


Pat Masterson who died on 6th December at St Patrick's Hospital Carrick on Shannon was a native of Cornakelly Moyne. He was the owner of a thriving business premises, pub and newsagency in the Co Leitrim town since the 1950s having previously served his time in the same premises and then purchased it when the owners retired. Pat was known far and wide as a first class business man and for years operated a travelling shop which was greatly appreciated especially by the elderly. A very religious person he was known as being extremely charitable to those in need. He was predeceased by wife, his sister Mrs Mary Ard, Kiltycreevagh and his brother John in Cornakelly. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St Mary's Church Carrigallen on Wednesday 8th December and afterwards laid to rest beside his beloved wife, Clara who passed to her eternal reward in December 1986. Deepest sympathy is extended to his brother Michael and his wife Eileen in Cornakelly, nephews Pat Masterson, proprietor Gala supermarket Carrigallen and Michael Masterson Cornackelly relatives and friends. May his soul rest in peace.


Owing to the death of Patrick McGauran Sonnagh Aughnacliffe the annual general meeting of the above fixed for Sunday last 19th December was cancelled and will now take place on Sunday 2nd January at 4pm in Aughnacliffe Community Centre.


Mrs Bridie Smith Chapel Road, Carrigallen who passed away to her eternal reward on Saturday 4th December at her residence in the loving care of her sons and daughters was a lady who commanded the respect of all with her wonderful charm and her kind and generous nature. Formerly Bridie Reilly she was a member of a well known GAA family from Beaghmore. She was predeceased by her husband Francie and they farmed for many years in Aughawillan where they raised a fine family of five sons and three daughters before changing residence. Following the traditional wake in her home a huge crowd attended the removal of her remains on Sunday evening to St Mary's Church Carrigallen and again on Monday morning 6th December for the requiem Mass celebrated by the parish priest Rev Fr Denis Murray who also officiated at the graveside where she was laid to rest beside her beloved husband Francie. Deepest sympathy is tendered to her sorrowing family sons Thomas Michael Francis and JP all in Carrigallen and Sean in London, daughters Margaret in Longford, Bridie Streete Co Westmeath and Kathleen Murtagh and her husband Joe at the Cross in Aughnacliffe, nephews nieces relatives and friends. May her soul rest in peace.


The following are Christmas Masses in the parish of Colmcille: December 24, Christmas Eve at 7pm in Purth and Colmcille Church at 8.30pm; December 25, Christmas Day, 10am Mass in Purth and Colmcille at 11.30am. December 26, St Stephen's Day, Sunday Mass in Purth at 10am and Colmcille Church at 11.30am.