Bingo resumes

Bingo resumes

Arva bingo returns for six months this Sunday night, February 1st with over three thousand euro to be won plus one thousand euro on the second last page and many more. The usual bus service applies and starting time is 8.30pm. Carrigallen bingo resumes the first Sunday in August next.

Arva charity shop

The Clutterbug charity in Arva is full of all types of clothes, books etc. and they would accept anything in the line of clothes and other items so why not pay it a visit.

Banks on the edge

The Ulster Bank in Arva is busy since Killeshanda and Carrigallen closed down. Many wonder will it survive. There is a sense of nervousness that it might close in Arva because many more branches are due to shut down soon.

Weather getting milder

It’s only January yet so we could get more harsh weather hopefully not once Christmas is over. There is always a chance that a major snowfall won’t come but they say the Big Snow was in 1944. In the meantime we hold our breath.

Easter eggs in the shops

Christmas is only over but more mini festivities are coming like St Valentines Day, February 14 and Easter. Already shops are full of Easter eggs and Valentines cards. Talk about the cart before the horse.

Post office threat

There is a serious threat to post offices this year as talks about taking away the social welfare, that would be a disaster. People should come out and object to these laws aimed at doing away with rural Ireland before its too late.

Flu virus hits many

Many people have some sort of flu but the mistake of the HSE giving out the wrong vaccine did not help. This is a blunder that should not have happened where health is concerned.

Crowd reductions

A lot of sporting and entertainment venues are slowly feeling the pinch as a result of many things mostly emigration. Young people are still leaving especially rural districts. They leave second or third level school and find that all of their friends are drifting away so they follow them. That in turn effects the rural pub at weekends. That is the same story from North Longford to Aughavas/Cloone right down to Achill Island in Mayo. All these people are nowadays well educated and find jobs abroad quickly. Look at the buzz around towns and villages at Christmas when flights began touching down at Knock Airport bringing all these people home only it was short lived. Now it’s back to doom and gloom for another year, unless something happens immediately more homes and villages will be boarded up.

Moyne school new entrance

A new much wider entrance is now in operation to St Patrick’s primary school at Moyne. It’s a drive in drive out for buses and much safer than before. All that’s needed now is a barrier alongside the main road as a dangerous drop is there. We are told that the job will be done soon. It’s very dangerous in frost as a large amount of trucks buses use this main Longford/ Cavan road daily.

Community Games

The U13 Dromard/Colmcille Boys indoor soccer team got off to a great start on Saturday morning when they secured a win against Carrickedmond. Games resumed on Sunday at the same venue (Kenagh Community Hall), however a strong Ballymahon team were the winners at this quarter final stage. Hard luck boys! Thanks to all the parents who brought the children to the games and a particular word of thanks goes to manager/trainer Keith Masterson. Better luck next year. The Talent section of Community Games is always a popular one - drama, music, singing, unless we have parents willing to manage those particular areas we cannot enter that section. If anyone is willing to take on this role in whatever particular section of Talent you wish to organise, please contact Natalie (0877987175).