Wedding Bells

Wedding Bells

On Saturday last St. Columba’s Church was the scene of a very pretty wedding when Anne McCabe, daughter of Jim and the late Rita McCabe was united in holy matrimony with Frank Earley, son of James and the late Kathleen Earley, Creevy. The bride who looked radiant in her flowing full length gown and matching head gear was given away by her father Jim. The ceremony was performed by Fr. P.J. Fitzpatrick assisted by Fr. Simon Cadam. The bridesmaids were Kathleen Donohoe, Niamh Keogh and Cara Doherty. The groom was attended by his brother Patrick, Mel Fagan and Jimmy Hand. Beautiful hymns to suit the occasion were rendered by Marie McCormack. Flower girls were Maria Earley and Lorna McCabe and James Briody was Pageboy with Michael Earley being Usher. The Communion Reflection was given by Geraldine Malone. The gift bearers were Jim McCabe and James Earley. The readings were taken care of by Thomas McCabe and Carmel Earley. This truly unforgettable ceremony ended with a magnificent reception and meal in The Hudson Bay Hotel, Athlone. Afterwards the many guests enjoyed a very pleasant night’s dancing to the strains of Night Fever. On behalf of our readers, their numerous friends and well-wishers we extend to the happy young couple every good wish and all God’s blessings in the years that lie ahead in their new home in Cloonagh.

Dramatic Society

Killeen Dramatic Society are delighted to announce their reunion and will present ‘’ The Maiden Aunt’’ a three act comedy written by Jimmy Keary on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th April in Granard Community Centre at 8.30pm. An enjoyable night’s entertainment is guaranteed. Admission for adults is €10 and €5 for children.

Cake Sale

Mullinalaghta Ladies footballers will hold a cake sale in the local community centre following Mass Easter weekend. Your support would be appreciated.

St. Vincent de Paul Shop

‘’New 2 U’’ shop at Market St. Granard is open every Friday from 10am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 11am – 5pm. It will also open on the first Tuesday of each month from 10am – 5pm. Please note change of business hours for winter months.

Lotto Draw

St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw in the Angler’s Rest on Wednesday, 26th March. The winning numbers were 5, 11, 14, 30 with jackpot of €4,850 remaining intact. Consolation prizes of €20 were won by the following - James Reilly, Aughnagarron. Rose Hyland, Kilnaleck. Sean Fegan, Kilcogy. Paul & Lisa Marie Leonard, Aughanoran and Margaret Hand, Aughanoran. On sales this week are as follows: Hideaway: Luke Meehan. Keogh’s/Angler’s Rest: Frankie & Finbar. Kilcogy: Thomas McCabe & Bernard Donohoe. Please drop tickets into Cloonagh P.O before 5.30pm on Monday.

Ladies Footballers

As part of their fundraising activities, the local ladies football club are holding a weekly draw based on the bonus ball in the main draw of the national lottery. Sheets are on sale in local shops or are available from any club member. Match the bonus ball in Saturday’s night main draw and you will earn yourself €20. Lines are just €2. Six monthly tickets are available for €50 by contacting Marie Matthews. Your support would be very much appreciated each week. The winning number on Saturday 29th March was 8 with Sinead O’Reilly, Aughanoran earning herself €20.

Race Day

The Flynn & Lynch, Life & Pensions Longford GAA 12th Annual Raceday will take place at Punchestown course on Wednesday, 30th April. Always an entertaining and great social occasion all GAA supporters are encouraged to support the event. Package of €1000 (table of 10) or €100 per Ticket . Admission includes Race Card, Celebrity Tipster, Four Course Meal, Bar Facilities, Hot Afternoon Refreshments and Free betting voucher for €10. Anyone interested should contact club secretary Patrick Matthews on 087 2925540 to book a place or for further information.