Mullinalaghta notes



Corr: DP Finnegan. E-mail:

Granard Library

We have two events taking p;ace in Granard Library in July for children. On Tuesday 14th Under 8 year olds can look forward to Bunnyhop with Chris at 2p.m. One week later on Tuesday 21st also at 2p.m. Paint a Summer Picture with Nicolette will take place for 8-12 year olds. Booking is essential. All interested are requested to contact 043-6686164 or Granard Library will be closing at 6.00pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the months of July and August. Our Reading Buzz has started in Granard Library for the Summer.

Community Games

Best wishes to our U 13 boys basketball team who travel to Kildare on this Saturday 4th July in Leinster Semi- Finals / Finals. Team members are Brian Masterson, Conor Leonard, Ciaran Scanlon, Eoin Kelly, Cian O’ Reilly, Matthew Quinn, Tommy Corcoran and Caylon Lynch. We compliment their coaches Irene and Dean on bringing them to this stage of the competition.

Rosie Run

The annual Rosie Run in aid of Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) will take place from Loch Gowna on Sunday, 19th July commencing at 1.30p.m. We appeal to all to come out and support this worthy cause.


Our sympathy is extended to Mary Reilly, Toome on the death of her mother Mary Farley, Aughamore Upper which occurred at The Laurel Lodge, Nursing Home on Sunday 21st June. In failing health for some time Mary passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. She is also survived by her sons John, Gerry, Eugene, Raymond and Ciaran, daughters Julie Murphy, Deirdre Fannin and Catherine Macken, sisters Tessie Reilly ( Carrigallen), Bridie Silcox (Leeds) and Shelia Cassidy (U.S.A.), sons-in- law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces to whom our condolences are also extended. May she rest in peace.


We remind all in the village that adjudication for this year’s tidy towns competition will take place in the coming weeks. It is important to keep weeds and hedges under control. All are requested to be conscious of litter in the village and on the approach roads to the village. Your support in this area would be very much appreciated.

Summer Camps

There will be two fun-filled, multi-activity sports camps at Mullinalaghta football pitch this Summer. Camp 1 is for 4-7 year olds and is running from Monday 10th to Friday 14th August each day from 10.30am – 2.30pm. Camp 2 will cater for 8-12 year olds and will be in operation from Monday 17th August – Friday 21th August from 10.00am – 3.00pm. Activities include a variety of sports but also other events such as Balloon Races, Treasure Hunt, Art, Crafts, Bouncy Castle and many more. Cost of either camp is €50 per child with 2nd, 3rd, 4th child only €40. All children will be fully covered by insurance for everything taking place. For further details or to request an application form please contact Conor McElligott on 086 1984470 or email .

Lotto Draw

St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto in Keogh’s on Thursday 25th June. The numbers drawn were 14, 15, 18, 26 with the Jackpot of €7,950 remaining intact. Consolation prizes of €20 went to Kathleen McNerney, Cloonagh. Ollie Denneny, Kilcogy. B.C. Fitzsimons, Leitrim. Brian McGivney, Drumnacrehir and Sean & Geraldine O’ Rourke, Cloonagh. On sales for this week are as follows: Hideaway: James McGivney. Keogh’s / Anglers’s : Aiden Brady. Kilcogy: Paddy Fox & Simon Cadam. Please drop tickets into Cloonagh P.O before 5.30pm on Monday.

Ladies Footballers

As part of their fundraising activities the local ladies football club are holding a weekly draw based on the bonus ball in the main draw of the national lottery. Sheets are on sale in the local post office or are available from any club member. Match the bonus ball in Saturday night’s main draw and you will earn yourself €20. Lines are just €2. Six monthly tickets are now due for renewal at €50 each by contacting Marie Matthews. Your support would be very much appreciated each week. The winning number on Saturday 27th June was 4 with Rosie McGovern, Toome coming up trumps.

New Arrival

Congratulations are extended to Orsola Denning and Damien Tweedy on the birth of their second child, a baby boy to be named Jonathan and welcome brother for James. This happy event took place at Cavan General Hospital on Monday, 22nd June. We are delighted to report that mother and newborn are in excellent health.