Today is Ash Wednesday and is the first day of 40 days of Lent in preparation for the Christian festival of Easter. It is a day of fast and abstinence. Although the church doesn’t require the faithful to attend Ash Wednesday services, most Catholics make the effort to receive ashes as it symbolizes man’s return to dust. Ashes will be blessed and distributed during 9.30 am Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, and in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mullahoran at 7 pm.

Trocaire; Boxes will be distributed through the local school and will be available in both churches next weekend.

St. Valentine

Judging by the national media the country went all romantic last weekend for St. Valentine’s Day on Saturday but the romance may have been sidelined by the commercial aspect of the lead-up to the day. Shrove Tuesday yesterday was another commercial build-up for the humble pancake which has been the prelude to Lent for centuries and an old reliable when the cupboard is bare!

Rings Final

The Cavan County League final will take place in the Imperial Bar, Cavan on Friday next, 20th February at 8.30pm. Two local teams Micsin’s, Kilcogy and the Hideaway, Cloncovid will battle it out for the best of 7. Teams: Micsin’s – Jim Sheridan, John Dalton, Gerry Cadden, Larry Cadden, Sean Cadden Derek Dalton; The Hideaway - Ned McGahern, Eddie McGahern, Martin McArdle, Gary Reilly, Aodie Kiernan, Aaron Reilly, Gene Reilly. Full programme, music and refreshments. Raffle in aid of Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. A great night is assured.


To Ciaran Brady and staff of John Brady Insurances, Drumcorr and now Killydoon on celebrating 40 years in the business. In the early 70s with the motor industry booming and household insurance becoming the norm John Brady Insurances set up by the late John (Gunner) was at the forefront based in his office in Drumcorr and ably assisted by his loving wife Nancy. In recent years the Company has further expanded under the direction of John’s son Ciaran to include the AVIVA agency when its office in Cavan town closed. Now based in Killydoon the business which employs 8 staff is a tribute to John’s foresight and hard work when one recalls that he cycled the country selling insurance in the early days. We wish continued success to Ciaran & family in the future.


The Ardagh & Clonmacnoise pilgrimage will take place from 27th May to 1st June next under the leadership of Most Rev Francis Duffy, Bishop of Ardagh & Clonmacnoise. Fully inclusive fare €710. Details for special sick section contact Rev. Michael Scanlan 090.6457122 or the Parochial house 043.6683141 for further details.

Lourdes Invalid Fund

Recent collection amounted to €650 which is greatly appreciated.


Mullahoran Comhaltas are hosting a Battle of the Bands competition in Crover Hse Hotel on Saturday, 28th February from 6pm. This event aims to promote Irish music, song, and dance. Competitions for U-13 and U18 age groups. All enquiries All welcome to an evening of good entertainment.

GFC Lotto

Results of draw in Micsin’s, Kilcogy, Tuesday, 10th February, jackpot €3,200. Numbers drawn were 3, 14, 15, 29, there were no winner. €100 winner; Grace Briody, Clonlohan; €25 winners; James Smith, Glasscarrick; Maureen Fegan, Killykeen; Celine McCaffrey, Loughdavin; Paddy & Maureen Harten, Carnagh.

Liturgical Music Workshop

With Liam Lawton on Wednesday, 4th March 7.30 – 9.30 in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cillies, Cavan, also on Thursday, 5th March in St. Clare’s Church, Manorhamilton. Cost €20. Pre-booking essential telephone 049.4375004 or email

Mullahoran N.S

Parents of children intending to start school in September 2014 are requested to forward their name, address, contact telephone number, child’s name and date of birth to Mullahoran N.S., Kilcogy, Co. Cavan, via Longford on or before Friday 28th February 2014.

Apostolic Society

The annual Traditional Irish concert will be held in the Parochial hall on Sunday evening, 1st March next from 6 – 10pm. A host of top class artists from all over the country will perform, proceeds to the foreign missions. Tickets will be on sale locally or pay at door. As usual a great night’s entertainment is assured.


Killeen Dramatic Society presents “The Real McCoy” a three act comedy by Tommy Marren in The Community Centre, Granard on Thursday and Friday, 26th and 27th of February and again on Monday, 2nd March. Curtain up at 8.30 pm.