Loch Gowna notes

Loch Gowna

Loch Gowna

Corr: Rose Sloane

Colmcille Ploughing

Colmcille Ploughing Association are holding their annual ploughing and field day on Sunday next 30th August on the lands of the Bleakley family Smear, Aughnacliffe. In conjunction with the normal ploughing and side shows there will be an open day in Bleakley Mill where people can see how the Mill worked in days gone by. Come along and enjoy a good days fun.

School Reopens

Moyne Community School opening as follows - Monday 31st, 1st year student only full day, Tuesday 1st September 1st , 3rd and 6th year pupils; Wednesday 2nd September, transition year students; Friday 4th September all students.

Farewell Social

A farewell social and presentation to Fr PJ Fitzpatrick who is leaving the parish going to Mount Temple Moate will take place this Friday night, 28th August in the Pikers Lodge Hotel at 8pm. Buffet served at 8.30 – 9.30pm. Everyone welcome.


A book of poems composed by the late Felix Halton, Drumgore, Loughduff still available at Loch Gowna post office.


Fitness and nutrition classes in the memorial hall Arva every Tuesday evening at 8pm. For more information contact Lynn on 085 734 1992.

Pilgrimage to Knock

The annual diocesan Ardagh & Clonmacnois pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday September 6th. Bus will leave village at 9.45am. Tickets available from Mai Tierney Corfree Road, Loch Gowna 043 66 83366. Tickets 16 euro each.

Social Dancing

Take place every Thursday night in the Pikers Lodge Hotel 8.30 – 10pm. Everyone welcome.

Parish Draw results

March: Teresa Finley, Loch Gowna 200 euro; Gavin Hartin, Portanure 100 euro; Martin McKeever, 100 euro, Drumhilla. April: Mai Tierney, Loch Gowna 200 euro; Ned Gormley, Cormore 100 euro; Anthony Murray, Portanure 100 euro. May: Seamus Briody 200 euro; Seamus Halton, Arva Road 100 euro; Padraic Briody 100 euro. June: Terry Harten, Knockaughey 200 euro; Patsy Keogh, Cortober 100 euro; Mary Leddy, Gowna village 100 euro. July: Lily & Ciaran Smith, Loch Gowna 200 euro; Seamus Briody 100 euro; Rose Ann Kelly, Corfree 100 euro. August: Philip & Margaret Briody, Arva Road 200 euro; Tom Bannon, Dingins 100 euro; Ann Murray, Portanure 100 euro. Fr Fitzpatrick extends his sincere thanks to all who supports this draw and also to the collectors.

GAA Bingo

Sunday, 30th August at 3pm in the Marquee at the Ballmac Inn, Ballymcgovern R205 organised by Aughawillan GAA. Prize money of 3000 euro. 1000 jackpot and 500 euro mini jackpot. Single books 10 euro. Double books 15 euro. Half books 5 euro. Come along and enjoy a great night’s craic.

25 Card game

25 card game takes place every Tuesday night at 8pm in St Brigid’s Community Centre. New players very welcome.


Gowna GAA Development Fund Co-Lotto draw results. Date 17th August 2015. Numbers drawn were 15, 27, 29, 31. Jackpot winner none. 5 X 20 euro winners: DP Finnegan, Cloonagh; Cian O’Reilly, Sallaghan; Noah Reilly, Cortober; Thomas Tierney, Gowna; Elaine Fitzpatrick, Drumgore. Next week’s jackpot 3,700 euro. Next week’s draw in the Pikers Lodge. Club Gowna winner for July: Ronan Bannon, Mulrick.