St. Patrick’s Day: There were large congregations at the vigil Mass in St. Joseph’s Church Loughduff and at the morning Mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Sunday last for the National Holiday. The weather was mixed and cold but nevertheless large numbers were out and about to honour St. Patrick and the shamrock and the usual decorations were very much in evidence. The local parades were the main attraction while some made their way to Croke Park for the Club finals.
Palm Sunday: Sunday next is Palm Sunday and palms will be blessed before weekend Masses – 7pm In St. Joseph’s Church Loughduff and 11 am Sunday in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mullah Oran. This day also marks the start of Holy Week in preparation for Easter.
Confirmation: Will take place in Mullahoran Church on Sunday April 21st at 11 am. First Holy Communion will take place in Loughduff Church on Saturday 18th May at 11am.
Tom Briody: There was much regret in the area on the occasion of the death of Tom Briody, Aughaloora on Wednesday last. Deceased who was aged 81 was a native of Drumgore and was one of a family of 7 of the late Patrick & Kathleen Briody. A quiet and unassuming man he had been ill for some time. He was predeceased by his sister Rose Fitzpatrick and is survived by his brothers Patsy & Jimmy, sisters Maureen, Kathleen and Bridgie, wife Bridie, sons and daughters, grandchildren daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren and a large extended to whom we extend our sincere sympathy. Tom and his brothers were renowned local building contractors and carried out repairs to both churches in this parish as well as the local parochial hall. May he rest in peace.
Good Show: Congratulations to Hannah Donohoe, Loughdavin who was one of the runners-up in the final of Cavan’s Got Talent Jnr on Sunday evening last in the Imperial. This intrepid young lady has a very bright future ahead of her and thanks to all who supporter her during the series. Well done to the overall winner Alannah Donohoe, Oghill who was a very worthy winner.
GFC Lotto: Draw took place in Sheridans, Kilcogy on Tuesday 12th jackpot €12,800 – no winner; €100 Barry King, Oghill; €25 each,Tony Briody, Callanagh; Leah Simpson, Cornamuckla, Gowna; Noeleen Maguire, Lisney; Aideen Henry.
Cavan GFC Table Quiz: Underage quiz in the Parochial Hall on Good Friday 29th March, prizes for junior and adult tables.
River Erne Fishing Club: Annual General meeting will take place in the Parochial Hall Killydoon this Friday 22nd at 8.30 pm sharp. All members please attendNew members welcome. Special membership for junior members, for more information please contact Jack on 087.3937088.
Kiddies Den Montessori & Creche: Are now enrolling for free pre-school 2013. This is for children born between 2nd Feb 2009 & 30th June 2010. Limited places available. Full & part time places available. For further information contact Philomena 043.6687006 or 087 2961685
Art Classes: In the Parochial Hall commencing Friday 19th April 1pm – 3pm. Both acrylics and oils. Contact Anne Brady 087.2318896.
Granard Adult Learning Centre: Short course to prepare parents to be able to help with maths homework, other courses also available include – introduction to computers, email, skype and general internet.
Kilnaleck Resource Centre: The following courses are now available – Computing for Beginners, April 10th 10am – 12 noon, Internet & Email - April 10th 2 – 4 pm, both 4 weeks, Computing for Improvers: Thursday 11th April 10am – 12 noon. Introduction to MS Excel: 11 April 2 – 4 pm. All courses free to those in receipt pf Social Welfare or with Medical cards, more info, from 049.4336070.
Road Closure: The L 6561 in the Mullah Oran area has been closed for some weeks due to realignment of N55 which is ongoing. Clarke Construction have now advised that in order to construct a new junction it will remain closed for a further 2 weeks from 22nd March and in the meantime they apologise for inconvenience. Queries can be made to site office at 0044/0778474318
Knock Shrine Invitation: Special First annual pilgrimage to Knock celebrating the Year of Faith – all are invited to come and pray on Saturday 20th April 10am – 5 pm.