Arva March 4



On Sunday week 13th March the Semi Final of the All Ireland Talent Show will feature Sean Nós ar an tSionnáin.

This group of Sean Nós Dancers include two members - Deirdre and Niamh Kerins who are grandchildren of Ita and the late Phil Reilly, Drumhaldry, Moyne and their mother Mary is married to Joe Kerins in Ballymote. They would like to say a sincere thanks to everyone who voted for them the last time and hope you will do so again on Sunday week. Deirdre and Niamh were in Arva last week calling to see some friends they have in the town - we wish them every success


Arva Underage Girls training continues in St Patrick’s hallon Monday evenings at 7.00 pm. All girls from age 6 years upwards will be very welcome. Foundation Coaching Course will be run on Saturday 9th April. Anyone wishing to take part should give their names to Geraldine Kiernan


Monthly meeting on Friday of next week 11th March at 9.00 o’clock in the Breffni Arms Hotel. All members are requested to attend. A meeting of the Finance Committee will be held at 8 o’clock – all members please attend.

Membership: of Arva Football Club is now overdue – if anyone wishes to join the club they should pay their membership fee to Cyril Sheridan or Michael Ellis immediately.


The club will hold a function on Saturday 19th March in the Breffni Arms Hotel & Leisure Complex during which the Medals for the Junior “D” Championship will be presented. Also on the night a presentation will be made to recently married players and their wives and Coaching Certificates will also be presented. It should be a great night’s craic and we look forward to a good attendance.


The Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place this year from 27th May to 1st June. Bookings for the Sick Pilgrim Section should be made with Rev Kevin Fay C.C. Upper Lavey, Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan on 087 857 9968 or 049 4361 888. The Fare for Sick Pilgrims is €610. All other bookings should be made through Mc Ginnity Travel, Coleman Rd, Cavan 049 4331 811 – Fare €690. Tickets for the annual raffle to help fund the Sick Pilgrim section are now on sale throughout the Diocese and your generous support will be greatly appreciated.


Church of Ireland Services for the Arva Group of Parishes Sunday 27th February - Carrigallen and Columbkille at 10.00 am. Arva and Gowna at 11.30am. On Wednesday of next week – Ash Wednesday- there will be a United Parish Service in Columbkille at 8.00 pm.

Table Quiz: The organisers of the very successful Table Quiz in aid of the Girls Friendly Society in the Breffni Arms Hotel & Leisure Complex, Arva recently would like to extend sincere thanks to everyone who attended, those who gave donations and all who helped out in any way.


Bingo continues every Sunday night with a great attendance in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva. There is over €3,000 in prizes on offer with two panels worth €500 each. With the prize money that is on offer it is rightly seen as one of the best sessions in the region – Eye’s down at 8.30 pm sharp.


Shave or Dye will all those with Sponsorship Cards for the recent Shave or Dye which was held in the Goal Post, Arva please return them immediately so that the money can be checked and sent to the Irish Cancer Society.


Killeshandra Drama Group present a Comedy spiced with a little romance when they hit the boards of The Corn Mill Theatre Carrigallen with their 6th full length production of a play entitled “Tankard Town” written by Christine Longford and directed by Colm McCormack. The Play is set in Tankardstown House in Co. Meath in the late 1940’s. The old house is converted into a Hotel when rations were in place. It was set in a time when the Irish/English relationship was hostile, and the English looked upon the Irish as uneducated and ignorant to the ways of the world. The cast of 12 move the plot along with farcical antics, and a combination of old world yuppies and English journalists, and drunks all engage in dodgy dealing, convincing plans spiced up with a little “Love” and culminating a love story that even the hardest heart in the audience will leave with a quiet grin. This play is filled with laughs delivered by an experience cast of natural actors and a director who is passionate about drama and delivering entertainment to audiences. This play runs for six nights from Fri. 11th Sat.12th, Sun. 13th March and the following weekend 18th, 19th and 20th March. Doors open at 8.00pm, starting at 8.30pm sharp. Booking at Corn Mill 049 4339612 or by email at Further enquires to Shea at 087 6871360.


Suicide Bereavement Programme (Le Chéile) – an 8 week support programme with specially trained facilitators for those who have lost a loved one through suicide will be held in the Farnham Arms Hotel, Cavan from 8th February to 29th March. Contact 049 437 1363 for further details

Bereavement Care for those coping with the death of a loved one – a free and confidential service with trained support volunteers are available to meet you privately in various locations in Cavan and surrounding counties Contact 049 4372 999 for appointment.


There will be no Kurling on this Friday (1st Friday) as the monthly meeting will be held in the Breffni Arms Hotel & Leisure Complex following the 10.00 am Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Arva. Soup and Sandwiches will be served and al members are requested to attend – new members welcome.


The Annual Sale of Work in aid of Arva Senior Citizen’s Club, Arva St Vincent de Paul Conference - with a donation going to Trócaire - will be held in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th April. For further information please contact Ann Doyle on 049 4335 787 or Ethel Ellis on 049 433 5516


Dromard Ladies G.F.C. will hold a fundraising night in the Breffni Arms Hotel & Leisure Complex on this Saturday night 5th March commencing at 8.30 pm. There will be a Goodie Bag for the first 20 people and a free Glass of Champagne for everyone. Enjoy a night of Hats, Hair, Fashion Show, Make Up and Angel Card Reading with a prize for the Best Dressed Lady on the night. Following all the action there will be a Disco to round off the entertainment. All proceeds are in aid of Dromard Ladies G.F.C.


Annual Arva Saint Patrick’s Day Parade takes place at 3.00 pm on Thursday 17th March led by the Howard Memorial Pipe Band. There is €1,000 in Prize Money for the Best Novelty Floats and Pageantry Displays / Act’s. A Plaque will be presented to the winner of the Best Dressed Window Display. Entries will be taken on the day at Gerry Ellis and Son’s yard from 2.00 pm onwards. Traditional Musi, Song and dance on the Market Square from 2 o’clock. A meeting of the parade committee will take place on Monday next 7th March at 8.30 pm in St Patrick’s Hall and all members of the community are invited to attend.