Longford/Wexford wedding

Longford/Wexford wedding

On Thursday, July 3rd last, St. Peter’s Church in Rossdroit, Co. Wexford was the setting for a lovely wedding when Canon Roger Harmsworth and Canon Janet Cattrell united Jessica Rothwell and Gordon Poyntz in holy marriage. Jessica had Fiona Rothwell, Danielle Leech and Casey McConnell as her bridesmaids while Gordon, who is son of Henry and the late Yvonne Poyntz of Aughaboy, Coolarty, had his brother Graeme as his best man and also his brother Richard and Alex Reed as his groomsmen. The beautiful music and singing was by Hilda Plant, Fiona Rothwell and Verna Wilson and the church ushers were Andrew Rothwell and Adam Quinn. The lessons were read by Barrie Sutton and Sylvia Quinn. Following the ceremony, the happy couple and their families and friends travelled to the Hotel where they were treated to a lovely meal and were entertained for several hours and a great time was had by all present. We join with the Rothwell and Poyntz families in wishing Gordon and Jessica a long and happy life together.

Rosie Run

The second annual Rosie Run will take place on July 20th next at 1-00pm in Loch Gowna with registration in the community centre from 11-30am. All proceeds from this 5k walk/run will go to the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. Refreshments will be served in the community centre afterwards and all support will be greatly appreciated.

Social evening

A social evening will be held in Michael Dolan’s lounge in Auchnacliffe in aid of St. Thomas’ Church Restoration Fund and the Dialysis Unit in Cavan General Hospital on Saturday, 19th July. Proceedings get underway at 10pm and music will be by One Nite Only. This promises to be a great night out with dancing until 12-30am, so come along and support two very worthy and local causes.

The late Mrs Marcella Brady

On Monday last, July 7th, there was much sadness and genuine regret when the news became known that Mrs Marcella Brady of Lisrathigan, Coolarty had passed to her eternal reward following an illness at St. Vincent’s private Hospital in Dublin. Sally as she was known to her family and friends was loving wife of Frank Brady and was dear mother to Theresa Anne and Francis. Sally was the last surviving member of the Corcoran family from Abbeylara and she was a lady who had a great faith which she has passed on to her family. Sally and her husband, Frank worked hard on the family farm and she had a great interest in all things concerning farming and this she kept right up to the time of her death. A kind decent obliging neighbour, Sally will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her and we offer our sincere sympathy to Frank, Francis, Theresa and Anne and to her sisters in law nephews and nieces and extended family. Mrs Brady’s remains reposed in the family home in Lisrathigan on Tuesday and large crowds of family and friends called to offer their sympathy and to say a fond farewell to a lovely lady. Removal was on Wednesday evening to St. James’ church, Clonbroney, where they were met with a guard of honour from both Ballymore and St. Mary’s football clubs with who her son Francis played. Her funeral was at midday on Thursday and again large crowds attended May she rest in peace.


Sincere and deepest sympathy is extended to the Hynes family, Ballyboy, Abbylara on the death of their loving father Peter which occurred on Sunday last, July 6th. Peter was a native of Killeen and he always kept in touch with his roots and followed the fortunes of the Ballymore football club over the years. At his funeral Mass in St. Bernard’s in Abbylara, his daughter Aine told us in her moving tribute to her Dad how he would shout up Ballymore when in a mood for celebration. May he rest in peace.

Party time

Congratulations and best wishes to Joanne, daughter of Breige and Vincent Kiernan, Muckerstaff, Coolarty and Glen, son of Edward and Helen Kelly, Ballymorris who announced their engagement recently. Joanne was celebrating a special birthday during the week when Glen popped the question, so a double celebration was held in McElvaney’s on Saturday night last. Joanne’s mother was the former Breige McElvaney and of course Edward Kelly was her next door neighbour in Coolarty, so what is they say about neighbour’s children. We wish you both the very best with your future plans.


We extend sincere and deepest sympathy to Maureen and Mick Dunne and family, Cloncoose, Longford on the untimely death of Maureen’s brother, Francis Airlie, Aughnacliffe which occurred on Saturday last. Son of the late Frank and Mrs. Airlie of Aughakiernan, Francis was laid to rest in St. Emer’s in Ballinalee following mass in St. Colmcille’s. May he rest in peace

Cemetery Sunday

The following are the arrangements for cemetery Sunday in Granardkille. On Sunday, July 27th, Mass will be in the new cemetery at 1pm and on the following Sunday, August 3rd, the 11-30am Mass will be in the old cemetery.