John Gibney

John Gibney

There was much regret locally on the occasion of the death of John Gibney, Legwee which occurred peacefully at Cavan General hospital recently. Although deceased had been seriously ill for a short time his death came as a great shock to his beloved wife and family to whom he was devoted. Aged 80, John was a member of the farming community and was an industrious and hard working man and a good neighbour. He had a pleasant personality and was a regular ceili’ier in neighbouring houses where he enjoyed a chat, recalled old times. He also liked socialising and had a great love of Irish music. He was predeceased by his brothers James, Tom and Pat and is survived by his wife Kathleen, son Sean and daughters Kathleen and Aine, sisters Cissie (Elizabeth) Briody and Mary Ann Mooney, grandchildren and a wide family circle to whom we extend our sincere sympathy. Canon Owen Devaney was the celebrant of the funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, Loughduff on Wednesday, 28th January and burial took place to local cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Died in England

The death occurred recently in England of Mary Godfrey, formerly McNaboe, Lisney. Deceased had reached the grand old age of 101. We extend our sincere sympathy to her relations at home and abroad. May she rest in peace.

First Friday

Mass in St. Joseph’s Church at Loughduff 9.30 and Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mullahoran at 7 pm. The sick & elderly will be visited on Thursday in the Mullahoran area and on Friday in the Loughduff area. Adoration before Mass from 6 – 6.45 pm in Mullahoran.

Feast Days

St. Brigid’s crosses and candles were blessed during weekend Masses in the parish and to mark the feast of St/ Blaise throats were also blessed. Lourdes Sick Pilgrim Fund; Church collection will be taken up after Holy Communion at all Masses next weekend.


While the weather for the first days of Spring was dry and settled the lingering snow behind the hedges is a sign that there may be more to come and that winter is not gone yet.

GFC Lotto

Results of Draw in Sheridan’s, Kilcogy on Tuesday, 27th January, jackpot €3,000. Numbers drawn were 5, 8, 21, 26, there were no winner. €100 winner; Eilish Beglan, Cloncovid; €25 winners; Ryan Dunne, Ballinagh; Jason Goldrick, Ballymachugh; Bill Harmon, Bruskey; Cormac Reynolds, Ballinalee.

Clothing collection

Umbra collection will be taken up on Thursday 12th February at usual points.

Parochial Hall

Committee meeting tonight Wednesday at 8pm. All members please attend.


Introduction to Mindfulness course commencing Saturday, 7th February 11am to 12noon in Greville Arms Hotel, Granard. Mindfulness reduces stress and enhances your sense of well-being.  This 4 week course introduces you to the experience of Mindfulness in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Enquiries and booking to Patricia 087 6771528 or email