Ballinagh local news Dec 10

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Christmas lights will be officially turned on on this Friday December 10th at 7pm.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Christmas lights will be officially turned on on this Friday December 10th at 7pm.

Santa will be in attendance and following the Lights Ceremony will proceed to the community centre where he will present gifts to all children present while a youth disco will provide entertainment for young and not so young. A welcome cup of tea and light refreshments will also be on offer. Santa will be escorted into town by world renowned piper Sean Kelly and people of all age groups are most welcome.


Monthly meeting of Ballinagh gardening club will be held in the community centre on Monday next December 13th at 8pm.


Artic Conditions prevailed throughout the district over the past two weeks with travelling whether by motor vehicle or on foot extremely dangerous. The county council with the assistance of their outdoor staff did trojan work in ensuring all main roads were safe to travel as they treated these roads with salt and grit and they are to be complimented on their work which they discharged at all hours day and night. The local authority also provided adequate supplies for treatment of secondary roads and local men Benny O'Reilly and Michael Brady did exceptional good deeds as they volunteered their service free of charge in spreading salt on bye roads and lanes which were in a dangerous condition leaving all areas safe for travelling and almost certainly prevented injury and accidents.


There was widespread sorrow with the news of the death which occurred suddenly of Mr Pat Keogh Loughdavin, a highly respected member of the farming community . Pat was a highly respected resident whose unexpected passing evokes profound sorrow over a wide area. A noted huntsman with Loughdavin Beagle Club Pat spent many an enjoyable day as he listened to 'the song' of the pack of beagles as they gave chase to a hare or fox at venues from Cormore to Urney. A kind and charitable neighbour of the highest calibre. To his brother Seamus, friends I extend the sympathy of our community, members of the local beagle clubs provided a guard of honour at the removal of the remains to St Joseph's Church Loughduff while the funeral which was largely attended and which was an indication of the esteem with which the deceased and the family are held took place following con-celebrated Mass to the family burial ground. May his soul rest in peace.


Service in Ballinagh Mission Church on Sunday December 12th at 8pm special preacher Mr Ronnie Philips and a warm welcome to all.