Guitar lessons

Guitar lessons

Guitar lessons available in Community Centre. For particulars call (049) 43 37935.

Best wishes

Best wishes to Amanda Gill on the opening of her new barbers close shave at Dublin Road Ballinagh.

Enterprise Association

Ballinagh Community Enterprise Association wish to thank all who helped , baked cakes and brought bric a brac to the car boot sale which was held on August 24th with all proceeds in aid of Flemings Folly Restoration Fund. It is hoped to hold another car boot sale on 28th September and at this event it will be possible to buy a stone which will be built into the folly and have your name recorded in a register. There are six seats at various locations along the pathway and anyone wishing to sponsor a seat can do so by donating 200 euro to any member of the committee. A plaque acknowledging same will be placed on the seat or you may wish to commemorate a loved one.

Ballinagh school

Permission has been granted to construct a block building joined to the school to accommodate the unit for autistic children and the grant has been approved. This will mean a considerable extension to the existing building and will take time to accomplish. But already work is progressing. The first step will be to secure the services of an architect to draw up plans. It is envisaged that there shall be two classrooms equipped to accommodate six children in each with all ancillary accommodation clustered around them, the whole structure being integrated into the existing building. At present there are six children being accommodated in one prefab. The start up is moving according to plans with teachers enthusiasm, parents happy and children settling into their routines following the marvelous summer holidays made memorable because of the fantastic weather. May God bless all involved in the development.

Suicide alertness

Two dates for certified suicide alertness training in the area are as follows Virginia on 17th October from 6.30pm to 9.30pm and in Loch Gowna on 14th November between the hours of 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Please note that all places must be booked in advance and for more information call (049) 4336070.


Retail skills will start week beginning September 23rd. These courses are completely free of charge and will run for ten weeks. On Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday at Cavan youth project Bridge Street Cavan from 9.30am to 2pm with early childcare education.


There was widespread sorrow throughout the district with the news of the death at Cavan General Hospital of Mr John McKiernan, Drumkeeran Cornafean. A hard working and industrious farmer who throughout life ran a most successful dairy enterprise deceased was a kind and helpful neighbour and a sincere and genuine friend to people in need. Blessed with a deepest religious faith he was a quiet and most inoffensive man and deservedly popular. His favourite pastime was beagle hunting and he travelled near and far for ‘a hunt’. His family of seven – four girls and three boys all of whom distinguished themselves in sport with his daughter Cathriona being renowned as one of the worlds most famous cross country runners while his sons Peader and Thomas wore the blue jersey of Cavan on the football field with distinction while the other family members Sean, Dympna (Finnegan) Eileen and Rose all excelled in their favourite sports. His passing is widely mourned. There was an extremely large attendance at the removal of the remains to the church of the Immaculate conception Coronea while the funeral on Friday 6th September was the largest for many years and bore ample testimony of the esteem with which the deceased and his family are held throughout all four provinces took place following requiem mass to the family burial ground. To his wife Kathleen sons Thomas Peader and Sean , daughters Dympna Eileen Rose and Cathriona, brother Frank Sisters Anne and Rose , sons in law daughters in law grandchildren and relatives I extend the sympathy of our community. May his gentle soul rest in his heavenly home.


Now that the dark evenings have returned road users are reminded to exercise caution with pedestrians advised to wear an arm band or clothing which will make their presence visible to other road users and ensure their safety while motorists are asked to please dip their headlights in the face of oncoming traffic.

Vintage club

Ballinagh and district vintage club are holding a table quiz in Cons lounge Butlersbridge on Friday 20th September at 9.30pm. Refreshments will be served with raffle and spot prizes with all proceeds going to the Brian and Mary Reilly Benefit Trust. Your support will be appreciated with table of 4 30 euro.