MARY HEALY RIP: The area was saddened to hear of the passing of Ms Mary Healy formerly of Drumbreanlis. Mary who had impaired eyesight from a very young age regained full vision following a medical procedure only to have it cruelly taken from her after only two years . But Mary’s strong faith kept her going and prevented her ever becoming embittered aboutt her disability. An enthusiastic learner Mary embraced braille as a means of communication with great effect and this allowed her keep in touch with everything. Although Mary lived most of her life outside Carrigallen she enjoyed spending weekends with her relations the Gormley family Kilbracken McGees Aughavore from where she got to meet her old neighbours and friends. One of her recent visits was last year on the occasion of her old national school’s reunion when she used the time to visit the house she had grown up in. At ninety odd years Mary outlived all her siblings the late Julia , Dan,John and Luke following the arrival of Mary’s remains to St Mary’s Church on Saturday last the funeral mass was concelebrated by Rev Denis Murray PP along with Rev Sean McDermott a relative and Rev Ultan McGoohan a family friend. Prayers of the faithful were read by family friends and relatives with funeral hymns by the Donohoe family and Pat Brady representing the community where Mary lived in Dublin delivered a very fitting eulogy. Following the funeral Mass her remains were interred in the family plot.
SUMMER FESTIVVAL: Plans for the festival continue with preparations for the official opening on Friday night which is to be performed by Rev Patsy Young (former curate of the parish and recent winner of the Leitrim County Council sponsored Hall of Fame award in acknowledging his contribution to amateur drama) are almost complete along with an action packed further three days.
Good weather: The recent fine spell of weather has allowed farmers complete silage and hay making with the small square bale making somewhat of a come back . High capacity modern machinery has taken the drudge out of hay making but there is no substitute for sunshine.
ANNA MAY OWENS RIP:The death occurred of Mrs Anna May Owens of Killafee Aughavas on July at Sligo Hospital following a very short illness. Predeceased by her husband John Francis and daughter Kathleen some years ago Anna May was a very popular outgoing person who attended the day care centre here in Carrigallen where she was well liked by staff and all who attended there. Renowned for her hospitality where her home baking was a real treat and the envy of many who sought to replicate it in their own homes. Anna May always had time to talk with people and enjoyed the company of young people greatly. Her removal was received at St Joseph’s by Rev Sam Holmes followed by her funeral which was attended by a large crowd including many of her former colleagues from the day care centre. Sympathy is extended to her sons Phil and Sean Aughavas ,Peter Kildare daughter Maureen America, daughters in law Margaret Geraldine and Mary , sisters Eileen Ballinalee and Kathleen Corrigan Mullinadara ,grandchildren nieces nephews , relatives and friends.
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