New year greetings

New year greetings

Best wishes to all readers of the Bunlahy notes for a very happy peaceful and safe 2015 and we look forward to covering all events in the area for the coming year. Items to be included in the notes may be sent to bunlahynotes5@mail.com or by calling 0876612963 or 0436686385 before 7pm on Sunday evening.

Cork/Longford wedding

On Monday, December 29th last the Holy Trinity Church in Ballinspittle, Co. Cork was the setting for a lovely wedding when Canon Brian Brennan PP Ballinalee united his nephew John Brennan, son of John and Theresa Brennan, Cartronmarkey and Olivia Murphy, daughter of Bob and Catherine Murphy in Holy marriage. Catherine had her sisters Claire and Jennifer as her bridesmaids while John had his friend and neighbour, Aidan Reynolds as his best man and his brother Francis as his groomsman. Following the lovely ceremony, the bridal party and their families and many friends travelled to The Rochestown Park Hotel in Douglas where they were treated to a fantastic meal and danced the night away to the great music of Nite Fever band followed by a disco. We join with the Brennan and Murphy families in wishing John and Olivia a long and happy life together.


Sincere and heartfelt sympathy is extended to Pat Sheridan and his daughters Martina, Caroline and Edel, Granard on the tragic death of Patrick (Junior) following an accident in Ballinalee. Patrick was laid to rest beside his late mother Margaret following Mass on St. Stephen’s day. We also offer sympathy to the extended Sheridan and Small families. May he rest in peace.

Ballymore Kube

On Saturday night, February 28th next Ballymore GFC will present DE KUBE in The Longford Arms Hotel starting at 8pm. This very popular TV show with a 3,000 euro prize fund is sure to provide a great nights entertainment and with music by the very popular Busy Fingers Band, this is a night out not to be missed. Tickets are now on sale at 20 euro each and are available from club members and players. Over 18s only and for more information visit Ballymore GAA on facebook.

Sign language classes

Sign language classes will commence in Lus na Greine, Main Street, Granard on January 19th next and for full details call the Centre on 0436660977.


A number of youngsters returned to their families and friends for the Christmas festivities and by now have returned to their work, so we hope all had a great time and enjoyed their stay. Among those we met were Cathal Monaghan and his lovely girlfriend Anna, also his sister Deirdre visiting their family in Willsbrook, Sean Brady visiting his parents and brother in Ballinlough for an extended holiday and Andrew Kilbride and his lovely girlfriend Sunny Sue visiting his parents and sister in Glannagh. Safe traveling to all as you return.


Deepest sympathy to the Sullivan and Farrell families on the death of Tommy Farrell who passed to his eternal reward on Christmas Day. Also to the family and friends of Brian Reilly, Longford and late of Corrickadorish and was laid to rest in Aughnacliffe. Also to the Kiernan families on the deaths of Mollie and Peter Kiernan recently. May they rest in peace.


Congratulations to Patricia, daughter of Tony and Amy Kelly, Kiltymagh, Mayo and Frank, son of Mary Lissie and the late Michael Kilbride, Aughakilmore who were united in holy marriage by Fr. Simon Cadam in St. Mary’s Church in Granard on December 18th last. On Monday, December 22nd last Frank and Patricia celebrated with family and friends in Mayo and on December 29th a great celebration was held in The Park House Hotel in Edgeworthstown where up on 300 guests were treated to a fantastic meal and a night of top class entertainment. We join with the extended Kelly and Kilbride families in wishing Frank and Patricia many happy years and continued success.

Ballymore AGM

Ballymore football club held their A.G.M. on the 28th of November. The following officers were elected for 2015. Hon.President: Mr. Paddy Higgins, Club Presidents: Pat Corcoran and Jimmy Reilly, Chairman: Joe Gorman, Vice Chairman: Francis Brennan, Secretary: Derek Fahy, Treasurer: Carmel Brady, Assistant Treasurer: Seamus McNerney, PRO: Paul Belton, Youth Officer: Pat O’Hara, Children’s Officer: Ciaran O’Reilly, ASAP Officer: Sean Corr, Insurance Officer: Derek Fahy, Irish and Scor officer: Geraldine McNerney., Development Officer: Packie Clarke, Players Representative Officers: Damien Monaghan and Donal McElavaney, Finance Committee: Luke Reilly, Noel Flynn, Sean McElvaney, Barney O’Neill, Seamus McNerney, Carmel Brady, Willie Monaghan and John Joe Reilly. Sincere thanks to our previous chairman Michael Flynn for all his hard work and dedication to the club over the past two years and we would look forward to seeing him on the playing field again in 2015!


Ballymore GFC held their supporters monthly draw on Friday, 19th December in McElvaneys. The following were the winners. October draw - €1000 Pauric Brady, Bunlahy; €100 Thomas McCabe, Mullinalaghta; €100 Fr Simon Cadam, Granard; €100 Abbey and Laura Tully, Ballinalee. November draw - €1000 Hughie and Helen Reilly, Ballymore; €100 JP and Marrie Keogh, Rathbraken; €100 Francis Brennan, Willsbrook; €100 Niall Donlon and Catriona Flynn, Edgeworthstown. All in the Ballymore club would like to thank everyone for their continued support in our draw. This is our primary source of income and is vital in the day to day running of our club. Our next draw will be held in Creegan’s, Bunlahy on Friday night, 9th January at 10.30pm.

Granard Visitor Centre Project

Happy New Year to all. Our next public meeting takes place on Monday next, January 12th at 8.30pm in the Community Centre, Barrack St. We will also hold our monthly draw for January at the meeting. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. At last we are now in the final stages of completing the purchase of the property from NAMA. It has been a long hard road for all concerned. Thanks to all who have helped so far.


Congratulations to Marie, daughter of Paschal and Betty Masterson, Ballymorris and Patrick, son of Pat and Mary McDonnell, Aughamore, Ballinalee who were married in St. Mary’s church, Granard on December 31st last. We wish you a long and happy life together.