Mrs Lucy Bannon

Mrs Lucy Bannon

There was much regret on the occasion pf the death of Lucy Bannon, Dingins, Corlesmore which occurred peacefully at Cavan General hospital on Thursday last. Aged 88 she was predeceased by her husband Paddy who was a renowned accordion player and his home was the scene of many a music session with the late Brian and Joe Cullen and Johnny Kiernan all now gone to their eternal reward. One of nature’s ladies Lucy was a friendly and religious person and along with family members she regularly attended the Saturday evening vigil Mass in Loughduff church. The funeral took place on Saturday from the Holy Family, Church, Loch Gowna to family burial plot in Loughduff cemetery. She is survived by her daughters Breda, Mary and Margaret, sons Hughie, Tom. Oliver and Paddy, sister Mary Moore, Corduff, grandchildren and great grandchildren and a large extended family circle to whom we extend our sincere sympathy. May she rest in peace.

Mrs Rita English

The death occurred in Kilfeakle, Co. Tipperary recently of Rita English, formerly McGuinness of Cloncovid. She had been ill for some time and passed away peacefully at her home in Knockballynoe East in the presence of her devoted family. She was one of 14 children of the late Philip and Sheila McGuinness who were teachers in the parish, first in Loughduff and when Philip was appointed principal in Cloncovid in 1958 Sheila was appointed assistant and they remained there until Philip retired in 1970. They then mowed to live in Dublin where Sheila continued teaching until she retired in 1978. Being such a large family there are fond memories and recollections of schooldays in the parish associated with the McGuinness family which was an integral part of education in the parish for many years. Rita is survived by her husband William, sons Will, Philip and John, sisters Maureen, Carmel Anderson, Drumhowna and Dympna Reilly, Cavan, brothers Fr. Ciaran, Killian in Carrigallen, Sean, Conor, Dermot, Conleth and Aidan, nephews and nieces to whom we extend our sincere sympathy. Funeral took place from St. Michael’s Church, Tipperary to local cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Rita Nannery Memorial Walk

The organising committee wish to thank all who took part in and supported the recent walk/run in the parish. A grand total of €6,770 raised was shared between Bothar and the local Apostolic Mission Society.

Scór na nÓg

Good luck to all the young people who will represent the club in Junior Scór on Sat next (16th) in Ballinagh at 3pm. Other clubs taking part on the day include Lacken,  Ballymachugh, Crosserlough, Ballinagh and Killeshandra and Arva. 


The parishioners of Arva C of I wish to express their sincere thanks to all the artists & people who supported them in their recent fundraising on 1st November 2013 in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva. It was a successful & enjoyable night.

GFC Lotto

Draw took place in Micsin’s, Kilcogy on Tuesday night 5th Nov. Jackpot €16,200, No Jackpot winner, €100 winner; Tommy Maguire, Killydream; Special prizes of €50 x 2 were added due to schoolboys fundraiser – 1. Shane Matthews, Aughnagarron; 2. Niamh Cumaskey, Cloncovid. €25 winners x 4; Brian O’Reilly & sons, Middletown; Mary O’Reilly, Middletown; Bridget Roberts, Oghill; Phyllis Smith, Kilcogy. The members wish to thank all who supported special schoolboys fundraiser and also those who support Lotto on a weekly basis which goes to the day to day running of the Club.


Results from Wednesday 30th October in Parochial hall; 1st Lady – Anna McLoughlin, 2nd – Rosaleen Martin, 3rd – Vera Leahy. 1st Gent – Dan Mel reilly, 2nd Brian McGlade, 3rd – Val Goldrick, 1st Half – Teresa Keoghan, 2nd Half – Kit lee, Mystery – Eileen Lynch. Next game this Wednesday 13th November at 8,30pm. All welcome.

November Masses

Today Wednesday 9.30 in Mullahoran, Thursday evening in Loughduff at 7 pm, Friday in Mullahoran at 7pm and Saturday vigil Mass at 7 pm in Loughduff. Rosary continues each Tuesday evening at 7.30 for deceased parishioners, next week in Mullahoran.


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