Mullinalaghta notes



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The death has taken place of Richie Grogan in New York. Richie was husband of the late Josie (nee McCabe) from Augahnoron who passed away while on holidays at her native home in 1993. With their two children they were annual visitors to Aughanoran for many years. Born and reared in the Big Apple, the late Richie integrated into the local community as if he was one of our own. Richie got great pleasure meeting the locals in Keogh’s pub and enjoyed and fell into line with the yarns told by the likes of the late Mickey Kenny, Jimmy Reilly and many more. Richie is survived by his son Richie, daughter Betty Anne, grandchildren, brothers, sisters and in-laws to whom our condolences are extended.

It was with regret that the news of the death of Ted Leonard formerly of Aughanoran was received. Predeceased by his wife Sarah in 2010, both Ted and Sarah emigrated to London in the early fifties. There they settled down and reared a family of four sons and one daughter. A reliable and conscientious worker, Ted was involved in the building industry. Prior to Sarah’s passing many visits were made across the Irish sea over years. Some years back they built a holiday home in Sarah’s native Sallaghan, outside Loch Gowna. On Ted’s retirement, they spent many happy times there. Though away for many years, both Ted and Sarah kept in touch with the happenings around Gowna and Mullinalaghta. Their relatives and many friends will miss the chats and banter they always had with them. The late Ted is survived by his sons Frankie, Terry, Michael and Martin, daughter Geraldine, brothers Frank and Mel, sister Margaret, son-in-law, daughters -in- law, grandchildren and great grandson to whom our sympathy is extended. May the deceased rest in peace.

Vintage Club

Mullinalaghta Vintage Club are holding their annual tractor run on this Sunday 25th October (Bank Holiday Sunday). Registration will take place in the community centre from 10.30am. Proceedings will get underway at 12 noon. Proceeds will be donated to the local national school and the Longford branch of Multiple Sclerosis Ireland. All are welcome. Your support would be very much appreciated.

Autumn Term Programme

Irish Sign Language course will be available in Drumshanbo Vocational School. Date and time to be confirmed. To secure places contact Mr Aidan McKeon at the school 071 9640440.

St. Columba’s GFC

Supporters are reminded that many yearly lotto tickets are now due for renewal. Sincere thanks to all who bought tickets for the past year. Your support for the coming year would be very much appreciated. All wishing to renew their tickets and to be in the draw every week can do so by contacting Christy Reilly or Micheál Cunningham. You may also drop your €100 into Cloonagh P.O. Thanks again in anticipation of your ongoing support.

Benefit Dance

A benefit night for the family of the late Sean Mulligan, Ballinamuck will take place in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva on Monday 16th November. Tickets are also on sale in Cloonagh P.O. Mary Mulligan, wife of the late Sean is formerly Murphy from Kilmore.

Gun Club

Mullinalaghta/Mullahoran Gun Club will hold their annual draw in The Hideaway Bar on Sunday 1st November. Tickets at €5 each are on sale in local shops or from any club member. 1st prize is a Plasma TV. 2nd €200. 3rd €100. Your support would be appreciated.

Holy Hour

Exposition of the blessed sacrament will be held at St. Columba’s Church every Thursday from 8p.m -9p.m. All are welcome.

Lotto Draw

St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw on Friday, 16th October. The numbers drawn were 16, 17, 19, 25 with jackpot of €1450 remaining intact. The following received consolation prizes of €20 each. Patsy Kiernan, Toome. Olivia Denning, Derrycasson. Christy Reilly, Aughnagarron. Pat Donohoe, Lisryan. Colm & Catherine Leonard, Aughanoran. On sales this week are as follows. Hideaway: David Donohoe. Keogh’s/Anglers’s: Rian Brady. Please drop tickets into Cloonagh P.O before 5.30pm on Monday.

Ladies Footballers

As part of their fundraising activities the local ladies football club are holding a weekly draw based on the bonus ball in the main draw of the national lottery. Sheets are on sale in the local post office or are available from any club member. Match the bonus ball in Saturday night’s main draw and you will earn yourself €20. Lines are just €2. Six monthly tickets are now due for renewal at €50 each by contacting Marie Matthews. Your support would be appreciated. The winning number on Saturday 17th October was 8 with no winner.

Date For Your Diary

Garda Siochana Male Choir will be performing in St. Mary’s Church, Granard on Sunday 15th November at 5.00p.m. Tickets can be purchased in local shops priced at €10. Proceeds go to local St. Vincent de Paul. Your support would be appreciated.