Loch Gowna



Death of Con (Cornelius) Fitzsimmon. There was widespread sadness with the news of the death following a brief illness of Con Fitzsimmons Nottingham England and formerly of Dingins Corlesmore, brother of the late Eddie. Con with his wife and family returned to his native parish yearly to holiday in their Dingins residence. Following requiem mass on Tuesday 20 August in Holy Spirit Church, West Bridgford, burial took place. To his wife Patricia, son Kieran, daughter Corrina, son in law, daughter in law, sister in law Margaret, relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

Leaving Cert

Congratulations to all students from the parish who received their leaving cert results. We wish you all a successful future.

Cake sale

Cake sale and coffee morning in aid of ladies football club will take place on Sunday 25th August after Mass in St Brigid’s Community Centre. All donations of cakes buns etc would be greatly appreciated and can be left into the hall for 10.30am. Also the wonderful model building of the village made by the pupils of St Patrick’s National School will be on display. Please support.

The Gowna bursary

A Gowna bursary to support Gowna Community members undertaking a 3rd level course is being provided by Gowna Community Association. Six bursaries cost 500 each. A draw will determine the six successful applicants. Criteria Resident in Gowna hinterland undertaking a 3rd level course, letters from college confirming acceptance before bursary paid. Application letter sought with name address mobile and 3rd level course to Gerry Fitzpatrick, Drumbrista House, Loch Gowna, Co Cavan (asap). The draw will take place on 20th September. Contact number 087 7953131.


Congratulations to Kieran Madden and his partner, Vanesa Sallaghan, Loch Gowna on the recent birth of their twins. The happy event occurred at Cavan General Hospital. We wish you health and happiness for the future.


A short history book of the area compiled by 4, 5th, 6th class of St Patrick’s National School available at the post office Loch Gowna.

Baby girl

Congratulations to Patrick and Denise Smith, Dublin on the recent birth of their baby girl. A welcome granddaughter for Paddy and Maureen Smith, Corfree, Loch Gowna. We wish you health and happiness for the future.


Gowna GAA Development Find Co-lotto Draw result. Date 12/08/2013. 1, 12, 25, 30. Jackpot winner none. 5 X 20 euro winners Mairead White, Gowna; Phil McGahern, Cornadrung; Aoife Grogan, Cootehill; Liam Higgins, 10 Churchview, Gowna; Ruairi Sullivan, Ballinamore. Next week’s jackpot 1750 euro. Next week’s draw in Pikers Lodge. Gowna winner - July winner: Gary Donohoe.


The annual Diocesan Ardagh and Clonmacnois pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 1st September. Bus will leave village at 9.45am. Tickets available from Mai Tierney, Corfree Road Loch Gowna. Contact number 6683366.

Fishing results

Results of fishing competition fished on Dernaferst Lake on Sunday 4th August. 1st Tony McManus, Lougduff; 2nd Ciaran Lee, Arva; 3rd Thomas Briody, Aughavains; 4th Stephen Lee, Dring. 8 boats participated.