Mrs Maureen Campbell

Mrs Maureen Campbell

The death of Mrs Maureen Campbell, Glan, on Tuesday, 4th November, removed from the area one of its oldest and most respected ladies. Maureen was aged 89 and was predeceased by her husband Patrick 22 years ago. Formerly McKenna from Truagh, North Monaghan, she came to live in Glan with her husband Patrick in 1950. Patrick was a native of Tyrone and had previously purchased the licensed premises known locally as Dalys′. She was the typical Irish mother, had a very strong faith and was devoted to her family and especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren, For many years she ran a small grocery and sweet shop and being located adjacent to the school it had its advantages and disadvantages. At times when the pupils converged on the shop in large numbers she became much more than a shopkeeper as crowd control was often called for. Due a prolonged illness in recent years she was mostly housebound and was looked after by her devoted family at home in Glan where she died peacefully and by whom she will be sadly missed. We extend our sincere sympathy to her daughters Marie, Irene (Lynch) and Caroline (Finnegan) sons Patsy, Brendan and Christopher, sisters and brother, sons and daughters-in-law, grand children, great grandchildren, neices, nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends. The funeral Mass was celebrated in Our Lady of Lourdes church, Mullahoran by Canon Owen Devaney P.P. on Thursday and burial took place to local cemetery. May she rest in peace.


Bridie McManus

There was much regret locally on the occasion of the death of Bridie McManus, Drumhowra which occurred peacefully following an illness at the family residence of her brother Tony and his wife Rose. Daughter of the late John and Bridget (Masterson), she was aged 61. She was educated at Loughduff National School and The Technical School, Cavan where she was a most promising student. She then took up employment with Ulster Bank in Cavan and later moved to Trim in Meath. She later moved to England where she resided until she returned home recently. A very pleasant and fun loving lady she had a great sense of adventure and was an avid reader. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Canon Owen Devaney P.P. in St. Joseph’s Church, Loughduff on Wednesday and burial took place to local cemetery. We extend our sincere sympathy to her brothers Tony, Sean and Andy, sisters Peggy and Una and sister-in-law Rose, brother-in-law, nieces and nephews relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.


To all who ensured that the recent Mullahoran Church centenary celebrations were such a success. This was a true community with the various groups giving of their best. The new Grotto is a big attraction and the Centenary Book will shorten the long winter nights. Deo Gratias.

GFC Lotto

Draw took place in the Hideaway, Tuesday 4th November, jackpot €1,900, numbers drawn were 11, 20, 24, 25, no jackpot winner. €100 – Mary Deery, c/o Tom Nannery, Kilcogy. €15 x 4 – John Keogh, Dring; Ml McDonagh, Granard; Donie & Sandra Deneher, Loughhdavin; Seamus Smith, Kilcogy.

Good Win

The Division 1 game against Ballinagh which was due to be played last weekend was postponed due to the death of Phyllis Smith who was a staunch supporter of the Club and mother of team player Seanie. The game was played on Saturday evening last in Our Lady of Lourdes Park and a minutes silence was observed for Phyllis R.I.P. From the start, the locals were in control with some great bouts of play and some excellent scores. They kept up the momentum in the second half and ran out easy winners on a score of 1-12 to 0-4. This was a vital win and ensures their place in Div 1a for next season. Well done lads.


Children from 2nd, 5th and 6th classes from the local school due to receive First Holy Communion and Confirmation next year will be enrolled at the 11am Mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mullahoran on Sunday next.


Pilgrimage to Medjugorje from May 13th 2015 for 7 nights all inclusive, bus to airport. €590 if paid in full by 10th Dec. Spiritual director Fr Hugh Lee, M.H.M (Cootehill). Contact Margaret Blessington 086.3850861 or 049.4337647.

Bereavement and Loss

Dr. Susan Delaney, Bereavement Services Manager with the Irish Hospice Foundation, will give a talk on “Complicated Grief” in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan on Tuesday, 18th November at 8pm.  All welcome. Suggested voluntary donation: €5.

Christmas Shop

In Kilnacrott Abbey on Sunday next, 16th November from 4 – 6 pm. There will be a wide range of Christmas goods, raffle for Crib and hamper, refreshments available and James Kilbane will perform. All welcome.