Loch Gowna



It was with deep regret that we learned of the death of Bobby Jordan, Carrickacleevan, Ballinagh which occurred on Wednesday, 3rd December at Cavan General Hospital. Bobby worked for many years in the Aercell Factory in Gowna where he was held in high esteem but due to ill health had to take early retirement. Bobby was a very friendly and gentle person and will be sadly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him and especially by his loving parents John Robert and Daisy, relatives and friends, to whom we extend our deepest sympathy. His remains were removed from his residence to Ballintemple parish church on Thursday evening and following funeral service on Friday at 2.30pm, cremation took place in Mount Jerome Crematorium Harold’s Cross, Dublin on Saturday.


All whist players please note that the whist game this Wednesday night, 10th December in St Brigid’s Community Centre at 8.30pm is the Christmas whist. All players welcome.

Used batteries

If you want to dispose of used batteries, a box has been located in the post office.

Credit Union

Loch Gowna Credit Union sub office, open for business every Saturday evening from 6pm – 7.30pm.

Santa Claus

Santa Claus is coming to town on Sunday, December 21. More details of his arrival time next week.

Fishing competition

North Longford angling club are holding their Christmas boat pike fishing competition on Sunday, 14th December. Entry at Derneferst car park. Fishing from 11am – 4pm. North Longford Angling club held their AGM recently at Murtagh’s Bar Aughnacliffe. The following officers were elected chairman John Boyle; secretary Michael F McKeon, assistant Josie Murtagh; treasurer Nuala McNerney, assistant Rose Smith; competition officer Marty Cusworth – David Roche; PRO: Marty Cusworth.

Old books

Moyne community school are in search of old books (not school or magazines). To donate books please leave them in to Gowna post office for collection.


Gowna GAA Development Fund Co-Lotto Draw result. Date 01/12/2014. Numbers drawn were 1, 7, 20, 23. Jackpot winner none. 5 X 20 euro winner Josie Cullen, Pottle; Linda & Johnny Reilly, Longford; Raymond Madden, Cornamuckla; Sydney Boaden, Toome; Philip McGauran, Cornadrung. Next week’s jackpot 1,850 euro. Next week’s draw in Pikers Lodge. Club Gowna winner (Oct draw): Martin McKeever, Drumhilla.