Molly Reilly

Molly Reilly

The communities of Ballymachugh and Mullahoran were saddened to hear of the death of Molly Reilly, Lisnadarra, Finea which occurred on Thursday, 12th of March, peacefully at her home, in the loving care of her family. Molly, originally from Kilsarn, Loughduff, was born on the 25th of November 1929.  However, she spent a lifetime living in Lisnadarra where she raised four children with her husband, Paddy (deceased). Molly was a lifelong member of Mullahoran Apostolic Society and in more recent years she joined the Ballymachugh branch of the I.C.A and the local Positive Age and members formed Guards of Honour at the removal of remains on Saturday 14th to Carrick Church. In these organisations she had the opportunity to use her creative talents as she was gifted with her hands, in particular, she was renowned for her beautiful crochet work, examples of which can be found in homes in the surrounding area. At the annual Sale of Work in the local Parochial hall the yearly crocheted “Kilcogy Quilt” which was a star prize, reflected the work of a group of ladies, among them Molly, who put it together during the winter months. She loved life and thoroughly enjoyed a get together and a sing song. Her rendition of ‘Noreen Bawn’ is fondly remembered by those who knew her best. Molly was a great friend and neighbour.  The large and representative attendance at her removal and funeral was testament of the high esteem in which she was held. Deeply devoted to her faith, Molly attended Mass in Carrick church on a daily basis for as long as she was able. Molly is survived by her sons, Joe and Paddy in Liverpool, Bernard, Lisnadarra, daughter, Anna McArdle, Kilcogy, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephew, relatives, neighbours and many friends. Her remains were removed from her sons residence on Saturday, 14th of March followed by concelebrated requiem funeral mass on Sunday 15th in St. Mary’s Church, Carrick and burial took place in Loughduff cemetery. May she rest in peace. 

Palm Sunday

Sunday next is Palm Sunday and palms will be blessed before weekend Masses – 7pm in St. Joseph’s Church, Loughduff and 11am Sunday in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mullahoran. This day also marks the start of Holy week in preparation for Easter.

World Irish Dancing Championships

Good luck to Cormac McKeogh, Drumhowra, who has qualified for the World Irish Dancing campionships in the U-11/12 boys section and will compete in Montreal, Canada on Sunday next 29th March. Well done Cormac and we wish him every success.

GFC Lotto

Results of draw in Glan Bar on Wednesday, 18th March, jackpot €3,700. Numbers 8, 12, 26, 29, there were no winner. €100 winner Aideen Moroney, Moyne; €25 winners Barry McHugh, Killygarry; Diarmuid Fitzsimons, Mullahoran; Joey Dunne, Ballinagh; John Joe Plunkett, Toghernaross. Well done to the senior team on a successful outing to Crowe Park, Lacken on Sunday when they won both the Division 1 and Reserve games.

Ladies GFC

Wish to thank all who helped out and supported their presentation night in the Pikers Lodge recently. A great night was had by all.

Positive Age

Easter raffle will be held in the Parochial hall on Tuesday, 31st March at 4.30pm. Tickets are available in Lynch’s shop. All ticket stubs to be returned by Sunday evening next. Refreshments at draw.

Rings Final

The final for this year’s county league will take place in the Imperial Bar, Cavan on Friday, 27th March at 8.30pm. Two local teams will compete – The Hideaway, Cloncovid and Micsin’s, Kilcogy and this local derby should be a big attraction. A good night is assured, music by Seamus McPhillips and refreshments will be served, proceeds of the raffle to Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust.


Bunlahy Area Action Group would like to thank everyone who supported their recent Tractor Run. Total monies raised was €3000, which will be split evenly between The Kevin Bell Repatriation Fund and Bunlahy Area Action Group. A special word of thanks to McCarren’s Cavan, O’Hara’s Bakery, Creegan’s Pub Bunlahy, McElvaney’s Pub Coolarty, Margaret Brady at Windy Cottage Bakeries and everyone who volunteered their time on the day.

Challenge 2015

Croagh Patrick to Ballinagh Challenge 2015 Registration evening in Cronin’s Bar, Ballinagh on Sunday evening 29th March 7 to 9 pm. Feel free to call in and have a chat with the organisers about the Challenge.

Table Quiz

In the Parochial hall on Good Friday night April 3rd. All organisations using the hall are requested to enter a team – proceeds towards upkeep of hall.


Results from Wednesday 11th March; 1st Lady – Anna Mcloughlin, 2nd Lady – Nora Reilly, 3rd Lady – Vera Leahy, 1st Gent – Eddie Brady, 2nd Gent – Teresa Keoghan, 3rd Gent – Julie Lynch, 1st Half – Andy Dalton, 2nd Half – Una Dooney, Mystery – Seamus Keoghan, Gerry Leavy, Kathleen Rafferty. Next game this Wednesday 25th at 8.30pm.

Defibrillator Course

Anyone interested in training to use a defibrillator please contact Paul O’Reilly 087-6246201 by Friday 27th March. Training will take place in the Parochial hall at a later date, fee €25 open to all.