Loch Gowna

Kettle bell classes

Kettle bell classes

Kettle bell classes will resume this week, starting Monday, 13th January and Wednesday 9.30am and 8pm in Granard Sports Complex and on Tuesdays and Thursdays 8pm and 9.15pm in Loch Gowna community Centre. New members are always very welcome and you can join at any time. For further information contact John on 087 2904921.

North Longford Angling Club

Results of the pike fishing competition held on Sunday, 12th January on Garty Loch Arva. 1st Jason Carr and son; 2nd Joe McDermott; 3rd Gerald McShane.


Sympathy is extended to Mrs Nora Reilly, Ballytrust, Loughduff, on the death of her husband Joseph (Joe), which occurred on Tuesday, 7th January. Also sympathy to his sons Luke, JJ and Thomas, daughters Breege, Mary and Majella, sister Peggy, daughters in law, sons in law, nephews, nieces and relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

Fishing competition

Bernard O’Reilly Memorial Pike fishing competition (boat) on Sunday, 19th January. Venue Derries Lake. Fishing from 11am to 4pm. For more information contact Ciaran on 086 857956.


Congratulations to St Columba’s team captain, Shane Mulligan and Karen Burns on their recent engagement. We wish them every happiness in the future.

We extend our deepest sympathy to Paddy Smith, Corfree , Loch Gowna on the death of his sister, Mrs Dymphna Brady, which occurred in England on Tuesday, 31st December. Also sympathy to her son Anthony, daughters Dymphna and Caroline, sister Maureen Harten, brothers Jimmy, Mick and Donie, brother in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces , relatives and friends. Her remains were removed from Essex, England to St Mary’s Church, Ballinarry on Friday evening, 10th January and following funeral mass on Saturday at 11am, burial took place in adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Social dance classes

Social dance classes in the Pikers Lodge Hotel every Tuesday night. Dancing from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Dancing instructor Eamon Cunnis. For more information contact Eamon on 085 8012187.


Sympathy is extended to Leddy family, Dingins, Corlesmore, on the death of their sister Mrs Mary Sweeney, Garbally Oaks, Ballinasloe, which occurred on Sunday, 29th December. Following funeral mass on Wednesday at 11am, burial took place in Creagh cemetery. May she rest in peace.


Whist game will resume this Wednesday night, 15th January in St Brigid’s Community Centre at 8.30pm. New players very welcome.

Slimming world

Slimming world classes in Memorial Hall, Church Road, Arva, every Wednesday 5.30pm – 7.30pm. For more details contact Jacinta on 086 1056223.


Gowna GAA Development Fund Co-Lotto draw result. Date 6th January 2014. Numbers drawn were 5, 7, 24, 30. Jackpot winner none. Five X 20 euro winners: Niamh Shadlow, Clondalkin, Dublin 22; JP Boylan, Corfree; Kerrie Byrne, Mullahoran; Johnny & Linda Reilly, Longford; John F Masterson, Bruce, Arva. Next week’s jackpot 2800 euro. Next week’s draw in the Pikers Lodge.