Continues as a mixture of sunshine and at times heavy rain which could be of benefit to the farming community as in general it is widely believe how ‘a wet and windy May fills the haggard with corn and hay’ which will not happen with regard to corn in this area as the acreage under tillage is very limited.

Distinguished visitor

On this (Wednesday), May 21st, Vittorio Micheli who was miraculously cured of cancer of the pelvis in 1963 at Lourdes will give a talk in the Pastoral Centre chapel at St Patrick’s College. The proceedings commence with mass at 7.30pm and Dr Mario Botta will present a slide show on the miraculous healing with light refreshments served afterwards and kindly sponsored by the church in need. Everyone is welcome.

Social services

Four day break 26th - 29th May to Red Castle Hotel, Innishowen, Donegal, with guided daily tours and music each evening. Booking to 049 4332592 or 049 4362500.


Over the past week, there has been intense canvassing throughout this district with all parties launching a final and intense drive due to the fact that the number of seats on Cavan county council will be reduced by seven from 25 to 18 and also because the three electoral areas have been re-drawn and in some cases enlarged, the overall results are impossible to forecast and may result in some shock results.


The annual ceremony of the blessing of the graves in Ballinagh cemetery takes place on Sunday, 29th June, during the 11am Mass, while the graves in Dromavaddy cemetery on Sunday, 3rd August and in Crosskeys on Sunday, July 20th.

Lourdes pilgrimage

The annual Kilmore diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from Tuesday next, May 27th to June 1st and best wishes to pilgrims and staff.


Epilepsy Ireland are holding an information evening in the Clarion Hotel, Sligo on Tuesday next, May 27th from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Guest speaker Sinead Murphy Community Epilepsy specialist nurse and for more information call Agnes on 071 9141858. Everyone welcome.


Reports to hand report how groups of sheep have been attacked with a number badly injured by dogs during the hours of darkness and dog owners are asked to please keep their pets under control, especially during the night time.