Loch Gowna



Congratulations to the boys and girls from Loch Gowna and Mullinalaghta NS who were confirmed by Bishop Francis Duffey assisted by Rev PJ Fitzpatrick on Saturday 21st March in the Church of Holy Family Loch Gowna. The recipients were Gowna: Caitlin O’Reilly, Conor Casey, Conor Duignan, Ellyanna Madden, Emma Crotty, Erin Pierson, Evan Kane, Grace Cadden, Jane Smith, Joshua Dolan, Marie McEntee, Moya Shiels, Ryan Brady, Sean Cadden, Tara Madden, Adam Quinn Cian Murray, Ciara Farrell, Ciaran Boylan, Cormac Brady, Diarmuid Boylan, Ella O’Reilly, Emily O’Reilly, Emma Halton, Oisin McConnan, Pamela O’Reilly, Tara O’Reilly, Tiernan Madden. Mullinalaghta: Kian Reilly, Raymond McGivney, Cathal Burns, Evelyn Flood, Lorraine Flood, Sinead Reilly, Conor Leonard, Jack Darcy, Aoife Leonard, Shannon Darcy, Catherine Matthews.

Church arrangements for Easter

Holy Family Church, Loch Gowna. Holy Thursday mass at 7pm followed by one hour exposition of blessed Sacrament. Good Friday liturgy of Lords Passion at 7pm. Holy Saturday 8pm blessings of Paschal candle, water. Renewal of baptismal vows and vigil mass. Easter Sunday mass at 11am. Mullinalaghta Holy Thursday 8.30pm – 9.30pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Good Friday 3pm Liturgy of Lords Passion. Easter Sunday 9.30am Mass. Church of Ireland. Good Friday service in Gowna Church 8pm. Easter Sunday Sunrise service at 6.50am Arva. Also service at 9am in Arva. Fr PJ Fitzpatrick and Rev Hazel Hicks wish all their parishioners a happy Easter.


Congratulations and well done to the children of St Patrick’s National School, Loch Gowna who achieved joint first place in the overall competition in the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Arva.

25 Card Drive

25 card game in St Brigid’s Community Centre every Tuesday night at 8pm. New players very welcome.

Wedding bells

Congratulations to Terry Brennan, Cortober, Arva and Angela Sullivan, Larkfield, Dring on their recent marriage. We wish them health and happiness for the future.

Credit Union

Loch Gowna credit union sub office open for business every Saturday evening from 6 – 7.30pm.


Gowna GAA Development Fund Co Lotto Draw results. Date 23rd March. Numbers drawn were 5, 9, 11, 30. Jackpot winner none. 5 X 20 euro winners: Michael Cadden, Loughduff; Thomas Briody, Gowna; Sean Dalton, Mulrick; Ann Mallon, Aughnacliffe; Callum Simpson, Gowna. Next week’s jackpot 2,650 euro. Next week’s draw in the Pikers Lodge. Club Gowna winner for February: Padraig Brady, Corfree.

North Longford anglers

North Longford Anglers fishing competition on Sunday, 5th April. Check in at Dernaferst car park. Fishing from 11am - 4pm. Life jackets compulsory.