Cycle for Marie

Cycle for Marie

A cheque for 1,990 euro has been sent to the Irish Cancer Society as a result of the very successful cycle for Marie held in Coolarty on Sunday, 21st September last. Once again a huge thank you to all involved.

The late Frankie Murphy

It’s with much sadness and genuine regret that we record the untimely death of Frankie Murphy of Aughagreagh which occurred at the Regional Hospital in Mullingar on Saturday, October 11th last. Frankie had celebrated his 50th birthday in August and he had been in failing health since July of this year but his death came as a shock to his family, neighbours and many friends. Frankie will be sadly missed by his son, Darragh, daughter Leah, their mam Debbie, his heartbroken parents Pat and Ellie Jo, his brother Dermott and sisters Imelda Cooke (Athlone) and Dolores (Dublin), his nephews and nieces, his in laws and friends we offer sincere and deepest sympathy to them at this very sad time. His remains reposed at Dermot’s residence in Aughagreagh from Tuesday until Wednesday evening when they were removed to St.Colmcille’s church in Aughnacliffe and his funeral Mass was on Thursday morning following which he was laid to rest in Purth cemetery. Huge crowds attended all ceremonies proof of the esteem in which Frankie and the Murphy family are held in the local community and indeed further afield. May he rest in peace.

Country Market

To celebrate Fiver Friday and Halloween Granard Country Markets will hold a free draw for all customers on this Friday, October 24th at their weekly market on upper main Street. Orders are now been taken for Christmas cards, cakes and puddings etc.

Rural Transport

Longford rural transport have three “door to door” services in your area and have spaces available for any passengers who wish to travel to Granard on Friday for shopping, GP, Post Office or indeed socially. Also, alternative route to Cavan on Monday and “link” service on Tuesday to Longford. To maintain the Local service in your area, more service users are required to travel and all age groups are very welcome. Fares are €3 Single and €5 Return. Enq. to Seamus at 043-3345555. Provider: John Maguire: 087-6213526. We would encourage locals to please use this great service in order to make sure it stays in our locality.

Trad for Trocaire

On Sunday night next, October 26th Trad for Trocaire will be held in McElvaney’s of Coolarty with a host of local musicians led by All Ireland banjo and mandolin champion, Ballymore’s own, Elaine Reilly all playing and a great nights entertainment guaranteed. Proceedings gets underway at 8pm so please come along and support a very worthy cause and enjoy the bank holiday weekend. All musicians singers and dancers are welcome to join in.

Junior Scor

A meeting of all those willing to represent Ballymore in this years junior Scor competitions will be held in Killeen School tonight Wednesday, October 22nd at 9pm. For further details or if you can’t attend please call Geraldine on 0876472627 immediately.


The annual solemn Novena to our Blessed Lady will begin tonight Wednesda, 22nd October in St. Mary’s in Granard at 7-30pm and will continue until Wednesday, 17th December. All are welcome to attend.

Wedding bells

On Friday, October 10th last St Colmcille’s church in Aughnacliffe was the setting for a beautiful wedding when Fr.Seamus McKeon PP assisted by Fr. Sean Casey PP united Alison Reilly and Paul Mollaghan in holy marriage. Alison is daughter of Breda and the late Tommy Reilly, Molly while Paul is son of Tom and Mary Mollaghan, Killoe. Following the lovely ceremony, the bridal party along with their families and friends made their way to the Cavan Crystal Hotel where they were treated to a lovely meal and an evening and night of great entertainment that was enjoyed by all.We join with the Reilly and Mollaghan families in wishing Alison and Paul the very best for a long and happy life together.


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St Christophers

The Edgeworthstown branch of St. Christopher’s will host a fundraiser in The Park House Hotel on Friday, 31st October with Robert Mizzel and his band along with a number of guests providing the entertainment. Your support will be greatly appreciated.