Bunlahy & District March 4



On Thursday morning last the entire area was shocked and saddened when the news became known that Yvonne Poyntz of Aughaboy Coolarty had passed to her eternal reward following a very short illness at the Mater Hospital Dublin.Yvonne was beloved wife of Henry and dear mother of Gordan Richard and Graeme and was daughter of the late Dick and Dolly Ruske.Yvonne was a lady of many great talents and she could turn her hand to anything be it farming,horticulture,baking and dressmaking to name but a few and all of these talents were used for the benefit of her family and many friends.Yvonne had a deep faith and she loved her parish church of St.Patrick’s in Granard and participated in every service held there and took great pride in making sure that the church was clean and well decorated for every occasion.The late Yvonne was a very popular lady who always had a great smile and warm greeting for everyone she met as she made her way a round Granard and the surrounding area on her daily post run.While she always seemed to be in a hurry and yet if there was someone in need of a friendly chat Yvonne was there and if a cup of tea or a bowl of soup was available she would accept it with much appreciation.To say that Yvonne was a good person would be an under statement she was a great person and she will be sadly missed in Granard for along time as she was much loved by all.Huge crowds passed through the family home in Aughaboy on Friday and again at her removal on Saturday evening and St.Patrick’s church and grounds were packed to overflowing on Sunday afternoon where her funeral service was held.We offer our sincere sympathy to Henry Gordan Graeme and Richard and to her sister Sylvia and brother John and to her many friends.May Yvonne rest in peace.


A variety concert in aid of Ballinalee school will be held in the Tom Ashe Hall on Saturday next March 5th starting at 8-00pm sharp.The concert will be presented by the youth and cultural activities group and there will be a raffle on the night.A ll welcome and your support will be much appreciated.


We bid farewell to Andrew Kilbride Glannagh who leaves this week to work in Korea.We hope all goes well for you Andy and wish you much success.


In 1975 a very young Enda Kenny attended a Fine Gael meeting in Granard and was introcuced as the youngest TD in the Dail and a future party leader and Taioseach.The man who made the prediction was the Late Senator Tommy Kilbride and how right he was.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the son and family of the late Anne Browne of Leitrim Coolarty who was laid to rest following Mass in St.Marys church on Friday last.The late Anne was beloved wife of the late Frank Browne and she was a very quiet,inoffensive lady who made many friends while she lived here.May she rest in peace.


Ballymore GAA club held their monthly draw in McElvaney’s on Sunday night last and full results will be in next weeks notes.


An enrolment day for St.Gusachts national school in Bunlahy will be held on this Thursday March 3rd next from 3-00pm to 4-00pm.If you can’t attend on the day please contact the school on 043 332600.


The monthly meeting of Granard Area Action Group Ltd. will take place in the Information Office Main Street Granard on Monday 7 March at 8.00pm. All members are requested to attend.


Items for inclusion in the Bunlahy notes can be emailed to bunlahynotes5@gmail.com or by calling 0876612963 or 0436686385 before 7-00pm on Sunday evening.


Congratulations and well done to the Ballymore ladies 9 aside team who won the 2010 gold cup on Sunday last when they beat near neighbours Mullinalaghta.The ladies are holding their 2010 Club Celebration dinner in the Pikers Lodge on Friday March 4th at 8.30pm. If you wish to attend, please contact the club secretary Dolores Flynn to book your place at the table .


The opportunity to give blood will be available on Wednesday March 30th and Thursday March 31st in St.Brigid’s community centre Loch Gowna from 5-30pm to 8-30pm.The area manager,John Healy asks that at least another fifty more donors attend the clinic and please note the revised opening times.