Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch

There was much regret in the area on the death of Michael Lynch, Cloncovid, which occurred at Mullingar hospital recently after a brief illness. Deceased who was aged 87 had been ill for only a few days and his passing is widely mourned by his family, neighbours and friends by whom he will be sadly missed. Michael was one of a dying breed - a noted tradesman who could turn his hand to any job inside or outside the house. In the days before fitted kitchens and readymade units Michael was much in demand and his work was always tastefully finished. He will be remembered for making the crib in Mullahoran church and various other jobs around the Parochial house and indeed in many houses in the parish and neighbouring areas. He was also a talented musician and could play the saxophone or drums with equal skill. In the days of the local hall dances he performed with the old Bruskey band and later with the Brady Brothers as they did the rounds, and he was also a keen ballroom dancer. Michael had a friendly and affable manner and enjoyed a chat and a few drinks in the local pubs when the day’s work was done. He was pre-deceased by his wife Peggy and is survived by his son Paul and daughter Patricia, grandchildren, relatives and friends to whom we extend our sincere sympathy. Funeral took place from Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mullahoran on Wednesday 5th February and burial took place to local cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Mullahoran N.S

Parents of children intending to start school in September 2014 are requested to forward their name, address, contact telephone number, child’s name and date of birth to Mullahoran N.S., Kilcogy, Co. Cavan, via Longford on or before Friday 28th February 2014.

Apostolic Society

The annual Traditional Irish concert will be held in the Parochial hall on Sunday evening 2nd March next from 6 – 10 pm. A host of top class artists from all over the country will perform, proceeds to the foreign missions. Tickets will be on sale locally or pay at door. As usual a great night’s entertainment is assured.

Abbeylara Active Retirement

Five day trip to Kerry from 22nd to 26th June, staying at the Gleneagle Hotel Killarney, 4 nights B/B and 4 evening meals plus free show in hotel every night.  Coach from Abbeylara to Kerry and back including day trips around Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula. One free day to brouse around Killarney or a trip in the jaunting cars etc., at your own expense. Price €300 includes Tea/Scones on way down and evening meal on way back. €50  deposit secures seat. contact Denis at 087 251 0072

Rings Tournament

After some very exciting matches in the Cavan & District league the stage is now set for the grand finale. The holders Micsin’s, Kilcogy will take on neighbours The Hideaway on Sunday night, 16th February in The Millenium, Ballinagh at 8.30pm. This local derby should be a big attraction. More details can be had from chairman Martin McArdle 087.2708804.

Shop Local

We extend congratulations to Paudie & Margaret of Lynch’s, Killydoon on the extension of their business to include Gala Brand. This long-established grocery and hardware shop has been a landmark down through the years and continues to serve the local community well when many small country shops have long since closed. In fact the parish is well served by local shops as the creamery store across the road run by Barry & Anthony Sheridan is also another thriving and valuable asset to the local farming community as is Joe Reilly’s extensive business in Kilcogy. In all these well stocked shops a friendly welcome awaits locals and visitors alike and long may they last.


Ardagh & Clonmacnoise Pilgrimage this year 27th May – 1st June, 5 nights fully inclusive, €699, places available, please see posters in Churches.

Oral Irish Workshop

Will be held in Johnston Central Library on the 19th February for Junior Certificate students from 10 am – 1pm and for Leaving Certificate Workshop 2pm -5pm; Cost €12 per session; Places limited, to book please ring 049 4378500/1.

GFC Lotto

Results of draw in Micsin’s, Kilcogy on Tuesday, 4th February. Numbers drawn were 7, 18, 24, 32, Jackpot €17,400 - No Jackpot winner. €100 winner; John Coyle, Ballymachugh, €25 winners; Donella Lonergan, Kilcogy, Clive O’Hagan, Graddam, Crosserlough, Carmel Shannon, Bawnboy, Noel & Patrick Brady, Grousehall. 2014 membership €50, Please make sure to pay 2014 membership if you have not already done so. Contact any club officer for details.

River Erne Fishing Club

A very important meeting will be held in the Parochial hall on Thursday 20th at 9pm. to plan for year ahead. All members please attend. New members welcome.

Scór Sinsear

The local Club will take part in the competition in Drumavaddy Community Centre on Sunday night next 16th February. Good local support would be appreciated.