Sympathy is extended to Mr Bert Neill, Lisnamandra, Crossdoney on the death of his brother.

Seasonal greetings

Seasonal greetings to the editor and staff and to all readers of this column, may I extend good wishes for a holy happy and enjoyable Christmas.


There is general sadness and disappointment at the decision to close the Cavan night shelter. For more than twenty years, men who for various reasons found themselves with nowhere to rest or have a night’s sleep were always welcome to the night shelter where they were assured of a friendly welcome – a warm meal and a comfortable bed. The decision to close the night shelter is difficult to understand as for a quarter of a century this facility provided food and shelter for men who found themselves homeless and who now with long and bitterly cold winter nights are faced with having to sleep outdoors. It is hoped that wiser counsel will intervene and that the doors of the night shelter shall once again re-open and provide shelter for those in need and before the occurrence of a heart breaking tragedy.


Bingo in Ballinagh Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9pm and with Christmas season now with us very valuable prizes are awaiting to be won.


Local stores report a brisk business in the run up to Christmas and with very attractive bargains on offer the coming week is sure to see customers arrive from near and far.

Debra Drury Fund

Croagh Patrick to Ballinagh challenge group 40km cycle will take place on Saturday, December 27th at noon from Ballinagh community centre in aid of Debra Drury Fund. Registration at 11am suggested donation, single cyclist 10 euro family 10 euro. On behalf of our community may I wish the very popular Debra whose mother is a native of this district a speedy recovery and assure her of the prayers and good wishes of everyone in our community for her recovery to good health.

Mr Bobby Jordan

There was widespread sorrow with the news of the death of Mr Bobby Jordan, Carrickacleevan. A quiet friendly and most inoffensive man and always a kind and helpful neighbour. Always interested in helping out with every deserving charity, he was a highly respected friend of young and old and to be seen to the forefront in assisting anyone in need. To his parents, John Robert and Daisy, I extend the sympathy of our community which also extends to his relatives and countless friends. The funeral which was large and representative took place following service in St Patrick’s Church, Ballintemple. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Used stamps

Use stamps to help Alzheimers Society can be left at reception in the Farnham Arms Hotel, Main St, Cavan.


Lave Ice Breakers annual Christmas morning swim in Annagh lake at 11.30am. This is the 47th consecutive Christmas morning swim and this years proceeds are in aid of St Christopher’s Hospice and do please support.