Loch Gowna



Gowna GAA Development Fund Co-Lotto draw results. Date 19th January 2015. Numbers drawn were 1, 13, 31, 32. Jackpot winner none. 5 X 20 euro winners: Phil McGauran, Cornadrung; Barry Martin, Drumgore; Pat Coyle, Portrane, Co Dublin; Phil McGauran Cornadrung; Eddie c/o Fitzpatrick’s. Next week’s jackpot 2,200 euro. Next week’s draw in White’s. Club Gowna winner for December: Eamon O’Reilly, Sallaghan.

New grants

If you are receiving fuel allowance, job seekers allowance with children under 7 years or family income support, you may be entitled to a complete wall and attic insulation package and heating upgrades free of charge. For more information and advice contact 087 2500436, personal details kept strictly confidential.

Text alert

Gowna Community text alert scheme has proven very beneficial in the prevention of crime in this area in the past year. It is important that we keep our level of vigilance as high as possible at all times and to do this we request all members who wish to join for another year to please leave your name, address and 5 euro in an envelope at the post office as soon as possible.


Bingo returns to St Patrick’s Hall, Arva on Sunday next 1st February with our 3,500 euro on offer each night. Game starts at 8.30pm.

Death of JP Lynch

The area lost one of its oldest senior citizens with the death of John P Lynch, Corfree, Loch Gowna which occurred at Cavan General Hospital on Friday, 16 January. John P had reached the noble age of 98 years. He enjoyed life in the company of his son, Joe and daughter Mary in Corfree right up to the last few days of his long life. He had a great interest in sport and especially football and greyhound racing. For many years he bred and raced his own greyhounds. A prominent Fine Gael supporter, he was a familiar figure in the local polling station on election days for many years. He enjoyed music and his favourite song was “Loch Gowna’s lovely shores” which was sung by the choir as his remains left the church. He will be sadly missed and especially by his son Joe, daughters Mary and Peg, sister Peg, son in law Bernard, grandchildren, nephews, nieces relatives friends to whom we extend our deepest sympathy. His remains were removed from his residence on Sunday morning to the Church of Holy Family Loch Gowna where members of the local GAA and other committee’s formed a guard of honour. Following 11am Mass burial took place in adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

New arrival

Congratulations to Ronald and Annette Simpson, Aughavains, Loch Gowna on the birth of their baby boy, a welcome little brother for Aidan and grandparents, Mrs Noelle Simpson, Gowna Village and Seamus and Mary Jo Conboy, Cornakelly, Moyne.


Congratulations to Jenny Fitzpatrick, Loch Gowna Village and Conor McClarey, Cavan on their recent engagement. We wish them every happiness for the future.


Sympathy is extended to the Reilly family on the recent death of their mother, Mrs Eillen (Babby) Reilly, (nee Keogh), Loughdavan, Loughduff. May she rest in peace.

25 card game

25 card game in St Brigid’s Community Centre every Tuesday night. New players very welcome.