Bank holiday

Bank holiday

There were many visitors – some from overseas – to the district for the Bank holiday weekend which saw weather conditions cold and wet and a total contrast to the glorious spell of two week’s earlier when weather was glorious for the Easter holidays.

Gospel message

In Ballinagh Mission Church on Sunday, May 11 at 8pm. Preacher Mr Charles Crawford and everyone is very welcome.

Mid Cavan pioneers

Mass and presentation of gold and silver pins is being organised with full particulars later.


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Mr Charlie Kiernan

There was widespread regret with the news of the death last week at the Health Centre, Virginia of Mr Charlie Kiernan, Kilnaleck, who together with his late father Leo, ran a very successful fresh meat business in Ballinagh for many years and where father and son were deservedly popular. To his son Leo, daughters Mary, Madeline, Pauline, Bernadine, brothers Tom, Paddy and Mattie, sisters Agnes, Kathleen and Phylis, together with a large family circle, I extend the sympathy of our community. There was a very large attendance at the funeral which took place following requiem mass in St Patrick’s Church, Kilnaleck to the family burial ground in Crosserlough cemetery, Rev Michael Quinn PP, Right Revd Monsignor Patrick J McManus, Rev Noel Boylan, Rev Frank Gray and Rev John McMahon officiated.

Lourdes Pilgrimage

The Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes led by Most Rev Dr Leo O’Reilly departs from Ireland on May 27th to June 1st with some seats still available and booking with McGinnity Travel Cavan phone (049) 4331811 while pilgrims in need of assistance are asked to please contact Rev Father Kevin Fay, Pilgrimage director, Parochial House, Upper Lavey, Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan.

Mr Tommy Cusack

There was widespread regret with the news of the death at his home in Mohill, Co Leitrim of Mr Tommy Cusack, formerly of Drumbarry, Carrickaboy, at an early age. Tommy, like so many young men in the early 1950s emigrated to England, but later returned to his native land and taking up residence in lovely county Leitrim, became proprietor of one of the county’s best known and most popular licensed premises, known as the ‘Green Rooster’ Bar situated in Mohill. Tommy was a highly successful businessman being extremely popular in his adopted county. To his family in Mohill, sister Mrs Madge Fay, Pullabawn, nephew Sean Cusack, Denn Cross and his extended family, I extend the sympathy of our community. May his soul rest in peace.

Election fever

Election fever is now reaching its peak and canvassing support for candidates of all parties is being intensified. The display of well in excess of fifty large posters in the town and on approach roads seeking the support of voters for a candidate in an up coming Dail by-election in a neighbouring constituency is causing confusion and amusement and was no doubt intended to be erected in a neighbouring county.