Loch Gowna



We offer our deepest sympathy to Mrs Anna McKeon, Cleenrath, Aughnacliffe, on the death of her husband, Hugh, which occurred suddenly at his residence on Wednesday 27th November. Also sympathy to his sons Alan, Colm, Lee and Dylan, daughter Tracey. Hugh departed from this world working in his garage which he enjoyed doing. He will be sadly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him and especially by his wife and family. His remains were removed from his residence to St Colmcille Church, Aughanacliffe on Thursday evening and following requiem mass on Friday morning, burial took place in adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Text alert

Anyone wishing to join the Loch Gowna text alert, please return the form that has been delivered to your home or collect one at the Post office as soon as possible for inclusion in this worthwhile scheme.


Congratulations to Mullinalaghta senior footballers who won the Leader Cup on Sunday December 1st in Pearse Park, Longford, by defeating current county champions Longford Slashers on a score of 1-9 to 11pts. The last time Mullinalaghta won this competition was in 1951. Well done to everyone concerned with bringing the Cup to Mullinalaghta.


We extend deepest sympathy to Teresa Madden, Sallaghan, Loch Gowna on the recent death of her brother in law, Gerard Mulligan, Breaghy, Edgewortshtown. Also sympathy to Gerard’s wife, Mary and family. May he rest in peace.

Christmas party

Children’s Christmas party on Sunday next, December 15 in the Pikers Lodge Hotel at 3pm. Santa will arrive in the village at 3pm. Raffle tickets in aid of the party available at the post office and also on Sunday following Mass.


Sympathy is extended to Rose Mary Reilly, Drumcor, Loughduff on the death of her mother, Mrs Annie (Nan) Reilly which occurred on Saturday, 30th November at College View nursing home Cavan. Also sympathy to Annie’s grandson, Eugene, brother Tommy, sisters in law, nieces & nephews and relatives. Her remains were removed to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mullahoran on Monday evening and following funeral Mass on Tuesday, burial took place in the local cemetery. May she rest in peace.

‘Honk’ – a musical comedy

The Cnoc Mhuire Transition year class are currently putting the finishing touches to Honk, a music comedy that is based on the story of the ugly duckling. It is a heart-warming tale that will be enjoyed by both young and old. The musical takes place in the school sports hall on 17th, 18th and 19th December at 7.30pm. Tickets can be purchased from the school office on 043 6686231 or through the Honkline on 085 8409506. They are available now for the bargain price of 10 euro each. So why not treat the family this festive season and come along to what promises to be a fantastic night’s entertainment.

Thank you

SVP would like to thank everyone who donated to our appeal on Sunday. We raised a total of 344.12 euro. Greatly appreciated . Local SVP no is 087 1879441.


Gowna GAA Development Fund Co-Lotto draw result. Date 02/12/2013. Numbers 3, 15, 25, 31. Jackpot winner none. 5 X 20 euro winners Philip O’Reilly , Sallaghan; Cillian O’Reilly, Berneyhill; Ollie Reilly, c/o Whites; Rachel Madden, Gowna; Raymond McManus, Mullahoran. Next week’s jackpot 2550 euro. Next week’s draw in Pikers Lodge.