St Patrick’s GAA Club

St Patrick’s GAA Club

Lotto: The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Clubrooms on Monday, 7th July. Jackpot €6,400. Numbers drawn 14 /24 / 27 / 29 – No winner. €50 each – Marie Caffrey, Drumbess. Padraig Mc Entee, Woodlands. Kathleen Ellis, Drumalt. The Jackpot on Monday night last, 14th July was €6,450-00. Lotto Envelopes can be left in the Letterbox in St Patrick’s Hall next to the National School for collection on Monday evenings and everyone is welcome to attend the draw. The club have an option of paying by direct debit for anyone wishing to join the LOTTO and give the club much needed support. Contact any club officer or check out the club website


The Cavan senior team lost out to Roscommon on Saturday night last in Kingspan Breffni Park in the All Ireland Qualifier. The home supporters were deeply disappointed with the team performance as they lost by 11 points – 0-16 to 0-5. While Cavan were missing a number of their first choice players, it was the manner of the defeat which annoyed the fans. However, no player goes out to perform badly and Cavan supporters have had some great days over the past few years. Let’s hope when they regroup for the Dr McKenna Cup and the Division 2 League next year there will be a big improvement

Church Services

For the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – Sunday, 20th July, Service of Favourite Hymns in Columbkille at 10.00 am. and in Arva at 11.30 am. No other Services this weekend.


Monster Bingo continues in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva each Sunday night with a good attendance. With over €3,150-00 on offer each night (€1,000 on page 9) it is one of the best sessions around. Only 2 nights left !! Eyes down at 9pm.

Show meeting

Arva Agricultural Show Society will hold a meeting this Thursday, 17th July at 9pm in the Resource Centre, Market Square, Arva. All members please attend, new members welcome. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, 27th July with all the usual classes for animals, home crafts, Farm & Garden produce, Dog Show, etc, etc. The Prize list is available and we urge everyone that is in a position to do so, to please enter some exhibits and assist the committee in keeping this great tradition alive. The Show Dance that night will have music by Mike Denver and his Band in the Breffni Arms Hotel which should attract a large attendance. Denver is one of the top attractions on the country music circuit and has a top class band.

Breffni 20K

The Annual Breffni 20K challenge will take place this year on Saturday, 2nd August with the proceeds going as usual to St Luke’s Hospital for Cancer Cure, Care and Control, N.B.C.R.I. (National Breast Cancer Research Institute), and Cavan Cancer Homecare. Over the past years close to One Million euro has been raised for these Charities and the organisers are looking forward to another successful event. Get your Sponsorship Cards in the usual outlets and make a special effort to help these very worthy charities. This year those on Bicycles will start 15 minutes before the Runners / Walkers (ie 1.45 pm) from the Meadow View, Cavan . there is also a new starting point for those not able for the long walk from either Cavan or Ballinagh – this year the organisers have included a new 5K walk from Pump Gen, Gurteen


The Arvagh 3 Province Festival will take place this year from July 26th to August 4th. Highlights include the Wet, Wild ‘n’ Wacky Raft Race, Arvagh Busking competition, Big Generator , Horse Fair, Hot Air Balloon Rides, Archery Lessons, The Lads of Comedy featuring Kevin Mc Gahern (Gowna) from Republic of Telly, Pond Diping with Éanna Ní Lamhna, Fireworks on Gartylough Lake. In total there are approximately 50 different activities over the 10 days and there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.

Water Safety

The annual two week course in Swimming and Water Safety on Gartylough Lake, Arva came to a conclusion on Friday last having been a tremendous success. The beautiful weather really added to the occasion as the scene resembled something we only see on foreign holidays. Great credit to all the parents who brought the younger children along as it is so important that everyone has basic swimming instruction. On behalf of the community we thank all the Instructors for organising and running this great community event.

Slimming World

Slimming World continues every Wednesday evening in the Memorial Hall, Church Road, Arva. Great weight loss recorded each week in a fun and welcoming environment. For further details contact Jacinta on 086 1056 223.


Your Library service is free! Opening hours - Thursday: 2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. & 6.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. Friday: 2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. & 6.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. Saturday: 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. & 2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. Note: Arva Branch Library is closed on this Saturday 19th July 2014. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Theatre Festival

Cavan Theatre Festival starts this Thursday 17th - Sunday 20th July in Cavan town. Local and national shows coming to the Town Hall, Touchline theatre at the Rugby Club & Imperial Hotel among others. For more go to multi sound Cavan or

Credit Union

The North Longford and Arva Credit Union is running a Car Loan promotion for the months of June & July. Get your car loan at a rate of 6%. For more details contact any of our offices.

Rosie Run

The annual Rosie 5K Run/Walk will take place in Lough Gowna on this Sunday, 20th July in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. The cost is €10-00 per Adult with children €5-00. Anyone wishing to make a Donation should contact 086 3582 788 / 087 6622 483. Registration starts at 11.30 am with the Run getting underway at 1pm. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Get your walking boots on and support a worthy cause.


A social evening will be held in Michael Dolan’s Lounge, Aughnacliffe in aid of St Thomas Church, Columbkille, Restoration Fund and the Dialysis Unit, Cavan General Hospital on this Saturday, 19th July. Voluntary donations will be gladly accepted and all support very much appreciated.

Summer school

Summer School on this Thursday 16th and Friday 17th July at Castle Saunderson, hosted by Cavan Women’s Network - A Fair Deal for Women’ Summer School, great speakers and workshops, lots of fun too. Something for the mind, body and spirit. No charge to attend. Register with Contact Veronica @ 0834351742 or Marion @ 046 9245580 for further details.


It was with regret that news spread of the sudden death of Mr George Davis, Snugboro, Ballyconnell which occurred at the Mater Hospital, Dublin on 22nd June. George was the youngest son of the late Thomas and Rose Davis and was born and raised in Tycusker, Arva. He never lost his love of Arva and was a regular visitor to his home place. As a young man, he worked in a number of different jobs before joining the Irish Army. He was stationed at different times in Finner Camp, Donegal, in Dublin, and in Ballyconnell. He had reached the position of Company Quarter Master Sergeant some years before he retired. His remains were removed from his residence to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballyconnell and following requiem mass, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. Rev Eamon Lynch P.P. Ballyconnell was the main celebrant of the concelebrated mass. George was predeceased by his daughter, Joanne 20 years ago and is survived by his wife Vera, sons Gerry, John Noel, Desmond, George, daughters Imelda, Anita, sisters Mrs Madge McShane, Strabane, Mrs Mary Wallace, Deal, Kent, England and Mrs Rosaleen Hamilton, Tycusker, Arva, nephews and nieces including Gerard (Athboy) and John Hamilton (Arva)and Loraine McCabe, (Mountnugent). This was the second death for the Davis family in a short time as John Davis passed away in Deal, Kent just 5 weeks previously on 10th May. Johnny worked all his life in England and spent most of it in John Dickensons Paper Mills, Kent. He was an accomplished accordion player and had his own band for over 30 years, playing around his local area in Kent. Like all members of this family, Johnny loved his visits back to Arva where he would renew old acquaintances and relive stories of his youth. Johnny is survived by his wife Ann, daughter Sharon, sisters Madge, Mary and Rosaleen, nephews, nieces. On behalf of the community, we extend sincere sympathy to the relatives and many friends of both George and Johnny in their bereavements.