Death of Joe Boyce

Death of Joe Boyce

There was deep sadness in the area when the news of the death of Joe Boyce, Clygeen, spread on Friday evening last. Joe was one of the most loved and highly respected people in the area. He was an agricultural worker for most of his working life, running the large Flower family farm in Sunfield and Legan Rock. He was a loyal, dedicated and skilled workman who worked with his employers rather than for them. Apart from work, Joe had many interests and involved in all local and community activities. He was a lifelong member of Legan GAA Club and Vice President up to his death. He was an active member of the Aurora Club never missing an outing since its formation and a lifelong member of the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association. Joe was dedicated to his Church always available to do offeratory collections, church usher and Church gate collections to name but a few. He was a great friend and caring neighbour and will be sadly missed by all who knew him but most especially by his wife Lily. His remains were removed from his home on Sunday evening and he was laid to rest following Requiem Mass on Monday in the new graveyard. To his wife Lily, brother Pat, Uncle Thomas (Towey), relatives and a wide circle of friends we extend our sincere sympathy. May he rest in peace.

Dinner Dance

The Annual Regional Pioneer Dinner Dance takes place in the Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule at 9pm on Friday 1st November. Music supplied by the J&S Sound. Tickets can be had from the usual sources. All welcome, Pioneers and non pioneers.

Bon Voyage

We wish Gerard Butler bon voyage as he heads off to New Zealand on Sunday next 13th October. Gerard is son of Liam and Ann and brother of Olivia from Newport. He recently graduated from Dundalk Institute of Technology with a Degree in Agricultural Science. He will work in the Agricultural sector for the next six months to gain experience. We know he will benefit from and enjoy his time there.


Fr Brady PP will be on holidays for the next two weeks and we hope he has a well- deserved break. Any emergency calls please ring Fr Peter Tiernan, Carrickedmond on 0449357442 or Fr Lennon, Ardagh on 0436675006.

Community Games

The Annual General meeting of Legan/Ballycloghan Community Games will take place this Thursday, 10th October in Legan GAA Clubhouse at 8.30pm. Parents of children hoping to participate in any of the wide range of activities during the coming year should attend.


Results of GAA Lotto draw held on Monday, 30th September in Slowey’s for a jackpot of €7,750. Numbers drawn were 13, 16, 24 and 28. There was no jackpot winner. Match three winners of €50 each were Pat Byrne and Niamh and Alan. This week’s draw took place in The Hill, Carrickboy for a jackpot of €7,800 and results will be published next week.

Give Blood

The Blood Transfusion Donor Clinic will be in the Longford Arms Hotel today Wednesday 9th and tomorrow Thursday 10th October from 4.30-8.00pm. Please support.


We extend deepest sympathy to the family of Isobella McGregor, Ardandra who passed away last week after a long illness. May she rest in peace.


The monthly meeting of Legan ICA takes place on Tuesday, 15th October in the GAA Clubhouse at 8pm. All members please attend and new members welcome.