At the 11am Mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mullahoran on Sunday last 21 children from second class in the local National School were enrolled for First Holy Communion next year and 37 children from 5th and 6th clssses were enrolled for Confirmation. There was a packed congregation for the occasion with the aspirants taking part in the liturgy with special prayers readings and singing. Fr. Owen, in welcoming the children, their parents and their teachers pointed out that all have a special role in preparing and encouraging the children for the sacrament.

GFC Lotto

Draw took place in Micsin’s, Kilcogy on Tuesday night, 11th November. Jackpot €2,000, Numbers drawn were 1, 12, 25, 29. No Jackpot winner, €100 winner; Nicky O’Hagan, Kilcogy. €25 winners x 4: Jack & Hanna McDermott, Carnagh. Pascal Masterson, Granard, Tommy Brennan, Moynagh. Johnny Reilly, Urble.


Results from Wednesday, 22ndth October in Parochial hall; 1st Gent – Val Goldrick, 2nd – Gerry Leavy, 3rd – Seamus Keoghan. 1st Lady – Malachy Reilly, 2nd Anna McLoughlin, 3rd – Kathleen Finnegan, 1st Half – Sean Reilly, 2nd Half – Aidan Reilly, Mystery – Kathleen Rafferty, Olive O’Reilly, Dan Mel Reilly. Results from Wednesday 5th Nov. 1st Gent – Aidan Reilly, 2nd – Andy Dalton 3rd – Seamus Keoghan. 1st Lady – Teresa Reilly, 2nd Teresa Keoghan, 3rd – Nora Reilly, 1st Half – Paddy Lynch 2nd Half – Geraldine Reilly, Mystery – Bram Pratt, Kathleen Rafferty, John Brady. Next game this Wednesday, November 19th at 8.30pm, all welcome.

November Masses

Monday in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mullahoran at 9.30 followed by Holy Hour, Tuesday in St. Joseph’s Church, Loughduff at 9.30am followed by Holy Hour, Thursday evening in Loughduff at 7pm, Friday in Mullahoran at 7pm and Saturday vigil Mass at 7pm in Loughduff.


Maisie Johnston of behalf of the organisers of recent concert in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva wishes to express her sincere thanks to all the artists, especially the local group, and people who supported them in their recent fundraising in aid of cancer care which was a great success. Well done to all.


Belated greetings to Brian Reilly, Middletown who celebrated his 90th birthday recently. Brian who is hale and hearty was joined by family and friends in the Pikers Lodge, Gowna for a most enjoyable celebration party. We wish Brian many years of good health with his good wife Bridie in the future.


Is extended to Paddy Delaney and sons Sean and Gary, Drumrooske, Ballinagh on the death of wife and mother, Eileen recently. Deceased who was a native of Ballyconnell was a pleasant and popular lady who will be sadly missed by her sisters, daughter-in-law Una, extended family, neighbours and many friends. May she rest in peace.

Clothes Collection

Umbra clothes collection this Friday 21st at usual pick-up points.

Centenary Book

Is available in all local shops at €20 – a good read with plenty of photographs and would make an ideal Christmas present. Every household should have a copy! A special thanks to all who submitted articles and photographs. If anyone has not had articles or pictures returned please contact Brid at Parochial house 043.9983141.