Loch Gowna



The Alzheimers Society of Ireland will hold their church gate collection on Saturday next, 27th and Sunday, 28th. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Tridium of prayer and reparation

Holy Family Church Gowna. The Tridium will commence on Thursday, 25th September with mass and sermon at 7.30pm. Friday 26th exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 9am – 7pm. Mass at 7.30pm, Saturday 27th Station of the Cross at 11am. Mass at 6pm for Mary Bannon and Sacrament of the Sick. The tridium of Prayer and reparation will be conducted by a Franciscan priest Fr Eamon O’Driscoll. Mass on Sunday at 11am will be celebrated by Bishop Francis Duffey. Hopefully, everyone will make an effort to attend.

Station Mass

Parishioners in the Gowna area willing to host a station Mass in their own home please contact Fr PJ Fitzpatrick on 043 6683120.

Youth opportunity

Gowna Development Association are seeking a young person to organise youth activities in St Brigid’s Community Centre under CSP. It is for 19.5 hours per week at the minimum wage. A youth qualification or experience is desirable. Deadline for return of email application to JerryFitzpatrick@hotmail.com is 29th September. For JD and information contact Jerry on 087 7953131.

Social dance classes

Social dance classes in the Pikers Lodge every Thursday night. Dancing from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. For more information contact Eamon Cunniss on 086 0292250.


Congratulations to the six winners of the Gowna student bursary draw who each won 500 euro to assist with living costs at college. The 3,000 euro bursary was provided by Gowna Community Development Association and there were 34 applicants who were entered into the draw. The winners were Saoirse O’Reilly, Multimedia at Cavan Institute: Aaron Langtry Education at Marino; Damien Bannon veterinary medicine at UCD; Rosisin Fitzpatrick Law at Black Hall place; Bethany Houldsworth Sport management at Cavan Institute and Jason Langtry Education at St Patrick’s . Best wishes are extended to all Gowna students who were pursuing an educational opportunity at 3rd level.

5K / 10k run/walk

Colmcille GFC have arranged 5K/10K run/ walk on Saturday, 27th September at 3pm. Registration from 1pm at the Cross or on runireland.com. Prizes for overall winner (M/F and under 16M/F) adult 10 euro U-16 5 euro. Refreshments afterwards. For more information contact Brendan on 086 0458301 or Colm 087 9912026.

Ladies GFC

Gowna ladies GFC have arranged their annual second hand clothes collection. If you have any men’s, women’s or childrens clothes, (clean), paired shoes, handbags, curtains or bed linen, please fill the bag that has been delivered to your home and leave out for collection this Thursday, 25th September or leave at the GAA Club room before Saturday, 27th September. The more collected the more funds the club receives. For more information contact Madge on 049 43 37110 or Geraldine on 049 43 83390.


Deepest sympathy is extended to Mrs Noelle Simpson Loch Gowna village on the death of her brother in law, Ben Heaslip, Killymanum, Carrickaboy, Co Cavan which occurred at his residence on Thursday, 18th September. Ben was husband of Noelle’s sister, Olive who passed away on the 3rd September. We also extend sympathy to Ben’s sons, Raymond and Ivan, daughters Jackie, Lorraine and Jennifer. His remains were removed from his residence on Saturday to Denn Parish Church and following funeral service at 2pm burial took place in adjoining Churchyard. May Ben and Olive rest in peace.

Sterling and US dollar cards

The new commission free sterling and US dollar cards now available at Gowna PO. A safe and convenient way to carry your sterling and US dollars. The new post FX prepaid master card currency card keeps your money secure with chip and pin technology.

Talent competition

Granard credit union talent competition open to all talents e.g. music, song, dance, comedy etc. Application forms available in the credit union. Closing date for entries is 25th September. Auditions will be held on 27th September in Granard Credit Union and the Granard CU final will take place on Saturday 4th October. Age limit applies to 10-19 years of age. The top two acts will go forward to represent Granard Credit Union in the regional final on Saturday the 18th October in Ballinasloe. Cash prizes of 750 euro to be won, telephone 043 66 86711.

Social morning

Loch Gowna Active Age Social morning will resume on Tuesday next, 30th September in St Brigid’s Community Centre at 12 noon. Everyone welcome.

Whist results

Whist results of whist game held on Wednesday, 17th September in the Community Centre. Top score 1st lady: Anna Byrne 180; 2nd lady: Brian McGlade 168; 3rd lady: Martin Clyne 162; 1st gent: Val Goldrick 174; 2nd gent: Cathal Fitzpatrick 168; 3rd gent: Gerry Leavy 164. 1st half lady; 1st half gent. Raffle 1st prize Andy Dalton; 2nd prize Val Goldrick; 3rd prize Seamus Keoghan. Next whist on Wednesday, 1st October at 8.30pm.

Angling Festival

The Loch Gowna angling festival was held on the shores of Loch Gowna and surrounding lakes from Monday, 25th August to Friday, 29th August. 76 anglers fished this competition sponsored by Timmy Fitpatrick, (Fitzpatricks Tavern). A substantial amount of fish was caught and released. Following are the first ten prize winners of the week. W Easter 106.740kg; K Rowels 88.030 KG; R Marshall 76.230KG; L Kilmzcuk 74.390KG; A O’Connor 74.250KG; N Parkinston 74.110 KG; J Brice 73.820KG; O Robinson 71.440 KG; S Stolt 70.870KG; N Franks 65.930KG. Thanks to Nigel Houldsworth and family, Fiona Boyle and other members of the angling club for their help in making this event an enjoyable one for all the anglers who attended.


Gowna GAA Development Fund Co-Lotto Draw result. Date: 15/09/2014 – 6, 11, 17, 26. Jackpot winner none; 5 X 20 euro winners: Carmel Sheridan, Drumgere; Jimmy Kiernan, Moyne; Mary Dalton, Mullahoran; Moriana McKeever, Drumhilla; John Dewart, Gowna. Next week’s jackpot 1,300 euro. Next week’s draw in Piker’s Lodge. Club Gowna winner (August draw): Raymond and Pau