Bunlahy & District




On Easter Sunday April 24th next Killeen/Bunlahy community group will host their Vintage and Static show on the lands of John Joe and Anne Marie Reilly in Kilcourcey Edgeworthstown and this will be a great day out for all the family.With a big entry of vintage machinery along with a number of trading stalls and different fun competitions the committee are looking forward to a big turnout of patrons.An added advantage to this year’s show is that there will be parking on the site so make sure you keep Easter Sunday free and come along and enjoy a great day out.For further information contact Marie on 0877569898.


Deepest and sincere sympathy is extended to Joan and Peter Sullivan and family Aughakilmore on the death of Joan’s mother Mrs.Mary Gannon Whiterock which occurred last week.We also offer sympathy to her husband Michael and her extended family.May she rest in peace.


Continued good wishes to Stephanie Donohue Springtown who has qualified for the next round of Cavan Got Talent competition and will be performing again next Friday night.Stephanie needs your vote and transport is available.


Granard branch of Comhaltas Ceoltorie Eireann will host an Irish night in McElvaney’s Coolarty on this Saturday night and all musicians are invited to attend.A raffle will be held on the night and your support will be much appreciated.


A very important meeting of the Killeen/Bunlahy community group will be held in Creegan’s on this Thursday night April 14 at 9-00pm and anyone willing to help with the running of the show on Easter Sunday is invited to attend.


There was shock and saddness in the entire area on Monday last when the news became known that Mrs.Loretta Tuoghy of Ballina Co.Mayo had passed to her eternal reward following a very short illness.Mrs.Tuoghy was the former Loretta Brown of Clonfin and her death has come as a severe shock to her family as only five weeks ago she and her brothers and sisters attended the funeral of their sister Mary Jo Raey in New York.Loretta was laid to rest in Ballina on Thursday last and Mass will be offered on this Saturday April 16th in St.Mary’s church in Granard for the repose of the souls of both Mary Jo and Loretta.We offer our sincere sympathy to Loretta’s family in Balina and to her brothers Frank [Clonfin]Michael [Willsbrooke] Margo Masterson,Rincoola and Bridie Mollaghan Clonmacart.May both Loretta and Mary Jo rest in peace.



On Monday morning last the parish of Colmcille and indeed the county of Longford lost one of their great gentlemen when Peter McNerney of Molly passed to his eternal reward in the loving care of his wife Tess and great family and in his ninty fourth year.Peter was a man who it was always a joy to meet as he was a great story teller and he possesed a lovely wit that would bring great laughter from all in his company.Peter was a tradesman on Longford County Council thrughout his working life and much of his great work can be seen all over the county and is a monument to his professionalism.A kind and decent man Peter was a great friend and neghbour and was always willing to help anyone who needed a hand be it on the farm or indeed in times past going for the midwife for an expecting mother.Peter was a very close neighbour of the Kelly Family of Molly and he took pride in telling that he went for the midwife on the night that the much loved Canon Frank Kelly was born.It is fair to say that the death of Canon Frank and more recently the death of Mickey Kelly went very hard on Peter and it was a sadness he has brought to his grave.Huge crowds attended at the family home in Molly on Monday and Tuesday and at his removal and funeral in Colmcille and he was laid to rest in the local cemetery on Wednesday following Mass.We offer our sincere sympathy to his wife Tess sons Pat and John in Toneywarden daughters Kathleen,Hannagh and Carmel along with his grandchildren greatgrandchildren and extended family.May he rest in peace.


Maggie Norton and family wish to say thanks to all who attended her coffee morning on March 23rd last.A total of 270 euro was raised for daffodil day so well done to all.


The following were the winners of the grand national draw organised by the Ballymore minor board.First prize Vincent Cullen,second Eileen Og Boyle,third Amy Brady and fourth The O Hara family Toneywarden and Geraldine Hynes was the winning jockey.The club would like to say thanks to all who supported the draw.


Ballymore/Granard under fourteen amalgamation are holding a car wash at Granard mart on Saturday April 23rd from 9-00 am to 5-00pm and again on Sunday from 10-am to 2-00pm. All proceeds will go to a training week which will be held in Higginstown and Ballybrien starting on Monday the 25th and continuing till Friday the 29th. Your generous support will be much appreciated.


The Granard branch of St.Christopher’s are holding their annual sponsored walk from Granard to Abbeylara on Sunday April17th next leaving Granard health centre at 3pm.Sponsorship cards are now available from committee members or by calling to Frank McMahon on Market Street.Your generous support will be very much appreciated.