Arva January 14




Arva Area Development Association January meeting has been postponed and the next meeting will be held on Monday 14th February at 8.30 pm in St Patrick's Hall. All members please note change.


Weekend away in Galway on Saturday 29th January 40 euro for Bed and Continental Breakfast or 65 euro for Dinner B&B. A Bus will be provided if necessary. Payment should be made as soon as possible to the Club Chairman so that the booking may be confirmed.

Club Membership is now due and should be paid to Cyril Sheridan or Michael Ellis - 30 euro for adults and 10 euro for students.


Church of Ireland Services for the Arva Group of Parishes as follows Carrigallen and Columbkille at 10.00 am, Arva and Gowna at 11.30 am.


Opening hours in Arva as follows - Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 10 am to 2.30 pm Fridays 10 am to 4 pm Saturdays 1pm to 5 pm and 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm.


Opening hours -Tuesday: 12.00 p.m. - 2.00 p.m. & 3.00p.m. - 5.00 p.m. Thursday: 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. & 6.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. Friday: 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. & 6.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. Saturday: 12.00 p.m. - 2.00 p.m. & 3.00p.m. - 5.00 p.m.


Line Dancing classes will resume in the Breffni Arms Hotel and Leisure Complex, Arva on this Thursday - 13th January. Classes for beginners at 8.30 pm and for the more advanced at 9.30 pm. New dancers always welcome so come along and enjoy the fun.


The Corn Mill Players presentation of the John B. Keane play "The Chastitute" which had to be cancelled last week due to an unfortunate injury to a Cast Member. On this Friday night 14th January in the Corn Mill Theatre Company D will present "Grooming Veronica" which is political satire and should play to a full house. Bookings on 049 4339 612.


Aqua Aerobics at the Breffni Arms Hotel & Leisure Complex - places are available for Aqua Aerobics on a Tuesday morning or a Friday night. Swimming Lesson start on 29th of January at the Breffni Arms Hotel and Leisure Complex - If interested contact Helen O Hara on 049-4335084


There was much sadness evoked at the news of the death of Mrs Marie Brady, Main Street, Arva which occurred on Tuesday 28th December at Cavan General Hospital. She was a member of the very popular Duignan family from Kiltrasna, Corlismore and attended Wateraughtey National School. Marie went to work in the Post Office in Killeshandra where she was in charge of both the post and the old Manual Telephone Exchange. She married Philip Brady in 1962 and came to live in Arva where Philip had bought the Garage the previous year. Marie helped out in many ways with the garage from helping to collect and deliver cars to serving petrol in the evenings after the garage had closed. Marie was well known for her hospitality and her home was a welcoming place for the many people who called over the years to sample her delicious Brown Bread or sometimes a more substantial meal. She was also well known for her generosity and fund raising for the less well off and held many Coffee mornings for Charity. One of her big charities for many years was the Arva Apostolic Society where money was raised for the Foreign Missions. Marie was a deeply religious person and had a great commitment to the family Rosary which would be prayed in the home every night. She also led the Rosary in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Arva each Sunday before Mass. Marie was one of the first Eucharistic Ministers in the church - a position she maintained for many years until illness forced her to retire. Among her pastimes she had a great love of playing Badminton and later on she enjoyed the game of Bingo and supported the local venues. She was quietly proud of the fact that all her sons played football for the local club but like all mothers she worried in case they would get a serious injury. Marie had been in poor health for some time she fought the good fight to the very end. She is survived by her husband Philip, daughter Joanne, sons Cathal, Gerard, Philip, Niall, Finbarr, Padraig, Michael, grandchildren, sister May Caffrey, Dublin, brother John Duignan, Dublin, brothers in law, sister in law, nephews, nieces and a large circle of friends. Her remains were removed from her home to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Arva on Wednesday evening and following Concelebrated requiem Mass on Thursday morning burial took place in Coronea Cemetery. Both removal and funeral were among the largest seen in the area and bore testament to her popularity. Rev Eamonn Bredin C.C. received the remains into the church assisted by Rev Dan Sheridan P.P. Killeshandra, Rev Eamonn Corkery P.P. Dromard, Rev Kevin Fay, Cortober and C.C. Lavey, Rev Paul CaseyC.C. Rev Paddy Brady C.C Drumkilly with a number of other priests in the congregation. Fr Bredin was Chief Celebrant at the Requiem Mass assisted by Rev Colm Hurley, Killeshandra, Rev John Phair P.P. Ballaghmeehan, Rev Tom Mc Kiernan P.P. Templeport, Rev Owen Collins P.P. Cootehill, Rev Patsy Young, Cavan, Rev Andew Tully C.C. Cavan, Rev Declan Shannon C.C. Coosan, Athlone, Rev Sean Mc Dermott Army Chaplin, Cavan, Rev Paddy Brady C.C. Drumkilly, Rev Pat Mc Manus, Rev Michael Mc Keon, Sacramento, Calafornia, Fr Frank Kellegher P.P. Munterconnacht, Fr Eamonn O' Connor P.P. Carrick-on-Shannon. We extend sincere sympathy to all her family and many friends.


Sympathy is extended to Mr Hugh Hourican, Woodlands, Arva on the death of his sister Mrs Mary Mc Keever, Harmonstown House, Stackallen, Co Meath which occurred on Christmas Day. Her remains were removed from her residence to St Louis' Church, Rathkenny on 28th December and following Requiem Mass the following morning Cremation followed in Mount Jerome Crematorium.


The death occurred in Scarborough Birchmount Grace Hospital in Toronto on 23rd October 2010 of Mrs Siobhan (Shonnie) Kelly nee McSeain, Cornafean and Tycusker, Arva Co. Cavan in her 93rd year (14 Nov 1917 - 23 Oct 2010). She was a very popular figure in the area before she left Ireland from Tycusker, Arva in 1955 with 9 of her children to join her husband Kit in North Bay, Ontario, Canada but unfortunately her husband died in 1968. A few years after Kit passed away Shonnie moved to Toronto where she spent the rest of her life. She was very involved in the Irish Canadian community there and particularly in the Seniors Club where her brown bread was legendary. She was also involved in the Emerald Isle Seniors Choir. In March 2008 she was invited by the Lord Mayor of Toronto to raise the Irish Tricolour over City Hall in honour of St Patricks Day - a task she was very proud to perform. She came home to Ireland every year and would organise her visits to coincide with an important family occasion or a special community event in Cornafean. She loved catching up with old friends in Cornafean or Arva and would be remembered as having a very friendly and outgoing personality. Shonnie was predeceased by her husband Kit in Jan 1968 and sons Fergus, Niall and Enda, Sisters Ita and Maeve and brothers Enda and Seos. She is survived by her children Deidre, Mary, Donal, Finnan, Pat in Killeshandra, Emer, Michael, Norah, Sean and Kathleen. 32 Grandchildren, 22 great-grand children, 1 great-great grandchild, sisters Mrs Nonie Gormley, Cormore, Arva, M.s Barney Mc Seain, Cornafean, brothers Dermot, New York, Peadar, Monery and Tom in Cornafean and many nieces and nephews in Canada, Ireland and U.S.A. to all of whom we extend our belated condolences.