Loch Gowna

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Give Blood

The mobile unit of Irish Blood Transfusion Service will visit Loch Gowna on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th January. Location: St Brigid’s Community Centre. Clinic opening times 5pm – 8.30pm. Help ensure essential blood supplies are always available by giving blood regularly.


Congratulations to Orla Keogh, Corfree, Loch Gowna and Henry Daly, Ballinagh, on their recent engagement. We wish them every happiness in the future.

Parish draw

Results for November - Nancy McEnroe, Church View, 200 euro; Rose Ann Halton, The Rocks, 100 euro; Laurance Brady, Dernaferst, 100 euro. December draw results - Kitty Scanlon, Gowna Village, 200 euro; Sean Brady, Enaghan, 100 euro; Ann Gallen, Cortober NS, 100 euro. Fr Fitzpatrick extends his sincere thanks to everyone who supported this draw throughout 2013 and also to the collectors. With your support this draw will continue in 2014.

Scor news

Congratulations to our Ballad Group of Laura Brady, Caoimhe Madden, Nicole Hartin, Doireann Boylan and Rebecca Madden who we will see shortly on our TV screens representing Gowna in Scor encore on TG4. We wish them every success. Senior Scor: Anyone interested in participating in Senior Scor and did not get to attend meeting on Tuesday, 7th January, please contact Brendan on 085 8514281 or Loretta on 087 9451325 for more information. Acts to go forward set dancing, ceili, recitation, ballad group, solo singing, instrumental music, novelty act, quiz team. Everyone welcome to join.


Gowna GAA Development Fund Co-Lotto Draw Result. Date 30/12/2013. Numbers drawn were 1, 19, 27, 31. Jackpot winner none. 5 X 20 euro winners: Damien McBreen, 65 Lakeview, Cavan; Zara Brady, Aughavaines, Gowna; Patsy & Teresa Halton, Corfree; Brian & Cait O’Reilly, Sallaghan; Sean Donnelly, Arva. Next week’s jackpot 2,750 euro. Next week’s draw in Pikers Lodge. Club Gowna winner – November winner: Aileen Morris, Drumcarey.


We extend our deepest sympathy to Mrs Margaret Matthews, Toome, Dring on the death of her husband, Jim, which occurred at his residence on Sunday, December 22, peacefully in the care of his family. Also sympathy to his son John , daughters, Paula and Sharon, brothers in law Fr Bernard and Myles O’Reilly, grandchildren, daughter in law, sons in law, nieces and nephews. His remains were removed from his residence to St Columba’s Church, Mullinalaghta on Monday evening and following funeral mass on Tuesday burial took place in the local cemetery. May he rest in peace.