Loch Gowna notes

Loch Gowna

Loch Gowna

Corr: Rose Sloane

Rosie run

It’s that time of year again and we are getting ready to raise much needed funds for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease. We are holding our annual 5K fun/run event on the 19th July in Loch Gowna at 1.30pm. Registration from 12pm in the community centre. Prizes on the day. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Water safety classes

Water safety classes will commence on Fitzpatrick’s shore, Gowna on 13th July and ending on 24 July. More details next week.


Gowna GAA Development Fund Co-Lotto Draw results. Date 22nd June 2015 – 4, 12, 22, 32. Jackpot winner none. 20 euro winners: Rita Boylan, Cloone; Carmel Simpson, Lisoarty; Arthur Maude, Enaghan, Phil McGauran, Cornadrung; Mary Gray, Gowna. Next week’s jackpot 3,300 euro. Next week’s draw in the Pikers Lodge. Club Gowna winner for May: Patsy Halton, Corfree.


The new postcode system for Ireland will be launched in July. Local organisations in Longford are helping to spread the word about the benefits. If you know someone who you think could do with some help including elderly family members or neighbours please get in touch with Margaret Walsh Longford Community resources on 043 3345555 or email: eircode@icrl.ie.

Best wishes

Gowna ladies football club would like to wish Emma Halton and all the Cavan team and management the best of luck in the U-14 A All Ireland final on this Saturday, 4th July in Banagher, Co Offaly. Please come out and support Emma and the girls on their big day. Thanks to everyone who took part and supported the recent sponsored walk for the club.


Sympathy is extended to Mary Reilly, Cloncovid, Kilcogy on the death of her mother, Mrs Mary Farrelly, Aughamore Upper, Aughnacliffe which occurred on Sunday, 21st June at Laurel Lodge Nursing Home, Longford. Also sympathy is extended to all other members of the Farrelly family. May she rest in peace.

New arrival

Congratulations to Paul and Fidelma Galligan, Rocklands, Cavan on the recent birth of their baby boy. A welcome grandson for Brian and Kathleen Brady, Corfree, Loch Gowna and Kevin and Kitty Galligan, Ballinagh.


Congratulations to Fr Seamus O’Rourke, Aughagreagh, Ballinalee who was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Francis Duffy on Sunday, 21st June. We wish him health and happiness in his ministry