Loch Gowna



Congratulations to all the Gowna Junior Scór participants who took part in the County final Saturday, 29th November in Killashandra. A huge congrats to the set dancers who won first place and go forward to the Ulster semi finals on December 13th in Monaghan. Gowna also won the award for the best overall club. Well done to all involved.

Book Launch

The official launch of ‘’Among the Breffni Hill’’, a book of poems composed by the late Felix Halton of Drumgore, Loughduff will take place in the Pikers Lodge Hotel, Gowna on Saturday, 6th December at 8.30pm. The book will be launched by special guest and renowned fiddle player Antoin McGabhann. On the night many visiting artists from around Ireland will provide entertainment.

Used Batteries

If you want to dispose of used batteries, a box has been located in the post office.

Youth Opportunity

Gowna Development Association are seeking a 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, preferably from the live register. A youth qualification on experience is desirable. Deadlines for return of e-mailed applications , to JerryFitzpatrick@hotmail.com is Monday 15th December. For JD and information contact Jerry on 087-7953131.

Fishing competition results

Results of Jimmy Slaone Memorial open pike competition (Boat) held on the Sunday, 23rd November on Devies Lake. 1st. John Smith, Denn; 2nd. Sean Dymblyon, Kingscourt; 3rd. Tony McManus, Loughduff; 4th. Kerrie Lee, Dring; 5th. Joe McDermott, Longford. 16 boats participated.

Lucky Numbers

You can now pick your lucky numbers in the lotto at Gowna Post Office.


The results of Whist game held in St.Brigid’s Community Centre on Wednesday 26th November. Top score 1st Lady goes to Jimmy Smith, 2nd Lady goes to Mary Cahill, 3rd lady goes to Edward McGivney. 1st Gent goes to Andy Dalton, 2nd Gent goes to Seamus Keoghan, 3rd Gent goes to Seamus Coyle, 1st half lady goes to Anne Leanard, 1st half gent was James Reilly. Raffle prizes are as follows - 1st prize Jimmy Cahill, 2nd prize Jimmy Smith, 3rd prize Mary Cahill. Next Whist is on Wednesday 10th December at 8.30pm sharp. Please note that this will be the Christmas whist.

Lotto Draw

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot on November 24th. The numbers were 4-25-30-31. The winners of the consolation prize of €20 each went to, Sheila O’Reilly, Gowna. Oliver Gormley, Cormore, Arva. Aaron Brady, Dernaferst, Gowna. Kevin Reilly, 1 Church View, Gowna and Seamus Madden, Corfree, Gowna.


Loch Gowna Church of Ireland Vestry members wish to thank everyone who attended and donated in anyway to the table quiz held recently in the Pikers Lodge Hotel in aid of the church restoration fund. Your support was very much appreciated.

Old Book

Moyne Community School are in seek of old books (Not school or magazines). If anyone in the area would like to give books to the school. Please leave them in the Post Office (Gowna) for collection.

Tea Party

Loch Gowna GAA have organised a Tea Party in aid of the club on Friday night, 5th December in The Pikers Lodge Hotel at 8pm. Anyone who would like to host or join a table would be much appreciated. For more details plaese contact a member of the club.

Christmas Lights

Sincere thanks to Gowna Development Association and members of other Committees for erecting the Christmas Lights in the village. The lights will enhance the village for the festive season and hopefully, will reap return for the business community.

Christmas Party

Loch Gowna Active Age Annual Christmas Party takes place this Sunday evening, 7th December in The Pikers Lodge Hotel at 4pm. If anyone in the parish did not receive their invitation or anyone who would wish to attend, please come along. You will be very welcome. A great night of Music, Song and Craic guarantee and Santa will visit.


Loch Gowna Active Age Ladies Committee would like to thank everyone who contributed to the collection held in aid of the Christmas Party. Your generosity was very much appreciated.