Mullinalaghta notes



Corr: DP Finnegan. E-mail:


Mrs Anna McGovern departed this life quietly and peacefully at her home in Toome in the early hours of Tuesday, 3rd November in the loving care of her family whom she unselfishly cared for down through the years. In her 91st year Anna was blessed with excellent health up to just a few months ago. It is certainly true to say that the deceased was a lady of deep faith and of a gentle and refined disposition and was courteous with everyone she was ever acquainted with. Like many families life was not always plain sailing for Anna. In 1968 her son Seamus was taken with a serious illness at the tender age of nine years and in 1998 another son Micheál passed away. Her husband Michael (Sonny) died suddenly in 1995. Kelly Marie a very special grand daughter was called home by the Lord in 2006. As already mentioned that she was devoted to prayer, she accepted all trials as the will of God gracefully. Next to her family the other enjoyment in Anna’s life was bingo. No journey was too far away to attend. Until her decline in health she was marking her book some place most nights of the week. A minutes silence was held as a mark of respect for her at bingo in Granard on Thursday night last. She was also very supportive of all local draws. A weekly contributor to both Gowna and St. Columba’s lotto draws, she won a consolation prize in the Gowna draw the night before she left this life. Accompanied by an extremely large cortege of mourners her remains were received at the Church of the Holy Family Loch Gowna on Wednesday evening by Fr. Michael Bannon P.P. Just as on the previous evening large crowds came to pay their final respects at noon on Thursday to a lady that was held in high esteem by all in the community. Following requiem Mass which was concelebrated by Fr. Bannon, Fr. Simon Cadam, Fr. Kevin Fay and Fr. Francis Gray she was laid to rest in the family plot in the nearby cemetery. Sympathy is extended to her sons Peadar, Martin and Brendan, daughters Kathleen, Ann, Geraldine, Maura and Angela, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. May she rest in peace.


A great night’s entertainment is guaranteed in Mullahoran parochial hall on this Sunday 15th November with Seamus O’ Rourke presenting his one act comedy, Indigestion. Show will get underway at 8.30pm. It it advisable to book your seat. Tickets are available by contacting 087 8515262 or 087 6484874. Tickets are also on sale in Lynch’s shop.

Give Blood

The mobile unit of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service will visit St. Brigid’s Community Centre, Loch Gowna on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th November. The clinic will be in operation each day from 4.30p.m. - 8.00p.m. We are requested to remind all that 3000 units of blood are required each week to service the needs of our hospitals. Therefore all donors are requested to attend. New donors are always welcome. All healthy people over eighteen are eligible to donate.

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.


For the month of November, Mass will be celebrated in St. Columba’s Church each Thursday at 8.00p.m and will be followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 9.00p.m. Mass also takes place each Wednesday at 9.30a.m.

Lotto Draw

St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw on Friday 6th November. The numbers drawn were 5, 6, 13, 28 with jackpot of €1600 remaining intact. The following received consolation prizes of €20 each. Joe & Pauline Rogers, Cloonagh. Brian McGivney, Drumnacrehir. Carmel & Pat Sheridan, Kilcogy. Breege Mulfaul, Toome and James & Layla Reilly, Aughnagarron. On sales this week are as follows. Hideaway: Martin Matthews. Keogh’s / Anglers’s : Frankie Mulligan. Kilcogy: Thomas McNerney & Jim McCabe. 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 7th November was 17 with Regina Brady, Cloonagh coming up trumps. The annual general meeting of the club will take place in the club rooms (The Laurels) on Sunday 29th November. All members are requested to attend.

Garda Choir

Garda Siochana Male Choir presents an evening of music in St. Mary’s Church, Granard on this Sunday 15th November at 5.00p.m.

Community Centre

Mullinalaghta Community Centre Committee held their annual general meeting on Saturday 7th November. The following officers were elected. Chairperson: Colette Langan. Vice-Chairperson: Seamus Collumb. Secretary: Margaret Hand. Treasurer: Martina Dermody and P.R.O.: Pauline McNerney. There are a number of items left behind in the centre which should be collected by their owners before 15/11/15. Christmas draw will take place on Saturday, 19th December 2015. More details next week.