Colmcille notes



Corr: Sean McGauran. E-mail: or phone 087-6992012

Golden Wedding Anniversary

Congratulations to Phil and Viliot McGauran, Cornadrung who on the 27th of October celebrated 50 years of married life together. Best wishes to you both and here’s hoping you enjoy many more years of good health and happiness together.

Arva Parish Concert

On Friday, 30th October 2015 at 8pm, Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva when the famed Mullahoran Players will be back in town with Mrs Brown’s Boyz also a host of local artists. Proceeds to Multiple Sclerosis and Parish Funds.

GAA Lotto

Draw held in Creegan’s 19/10/2015. Numbers drawn were 3, 22, 23, 29. No jackpot winner. €20 winners: Philip Martin, Clonback; Michael Murphy, Coolcor; Phil Mulligan, Aughacordrinan; Patsy Carragher, Aughamore Lower. Sellers prize: Team 5

Parish League

Parish League starts next Sunday at 12 in McGee park. Teams and fixtures on club Facebook page. The league will be played off over the next four Sunday’s with top two teams in Cup final. It is open to all boys and girls at age grades U-10 and U-12 or attending National School. If your child is not on a team and wishes to play please contact Brendan Reilly 0860458301 or come along next Sunday at 12.

Men Group

The group has reconvened their weekly meeting on Friday from 12 - 3pm, delighted to welcome many new members. Our autumn trip on November 6th to Sligo Folk Park. Anyone interest in trip please book you seat with any club member or contact Breda 043 3347515

Benefit Dance

A Benefit Dance for the family of the late Sean Mulligan, Ballinamuck will take place in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva on Monday, 16th November 2015. Tickets will also be on sale in Aughnacliffe Post Office


A very important meeting will be held in the community centre, Aughnacliffe on Friday, 30th October at 8.30pm with a view to enlisting more volunteers to provide cover at both Churches in the parish for funerals and other events that take place in our Churches . At the moment this work is been done by a small group of volunteers who give generously of their time whenever called upon but their is a need for a much bigger panel of people especially from the Purth end of the parish to help out with stewarding both in and outside the Church at removals and funerals. If you would like to help out please come along to the meeting on Friday 30th.

Remembrance Mass

On Tuesday, November 3rd a remembrance mass for deceased members of Dolmen club will be celebrated in St Colmcille Church at 12 noon. Family members are invited to attend. Refreshments in Dolmen room after mass.


Congratulations to Brian Brady and Edel Nolan who got married last weekend. Wishing you both all the best for the future.


We were all very saddened to hear of the death on Saturday last of Joe Doyle, Molly. A quiet and friendly man who loved getting out and meeting people, having a pint in one of the locals and most of all playing his accordion whenever their was a session. We will all miss not meeting you Joe driving around the locals roads in your little car. To his family and friends, we offer our condolences. Joe’s removal took place on Tuesday to St Colmcille’s Church and he will be laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery after his funeral mass this Wednesday RIP.