Loch Gowna



Whist results held on Wednesday, 7th May at 9pm. Top score: 1st lady Aidan Reilly 178; 2nd lady Maura Smith, 175; 3rd lady Una Dooney 162; 1st gent Eddie Dooney 180; 2nd gent Sean O’Reilly 177; 3rd gent Jimmy Cahill 165. 1st half lady Mary Cahill 86; 1st half gent Jim Young 85. Raffle: 1st prize Martin Clyne; 2nd prize Anna McLoughlin; 3rd prize Gerry Leavy. Next whist will be held on Wednesday, 21st May at 9pm.

Dring open air festival

The Colmcille branch of the Mentally Handicapped Association will hold the 40th annual Open Air Festival on June 1st 2014 at Dring car park. All proceeds will go directly to St Christophers Centre, Barttery Road, Longford.

Text alert

Gowna text alert is now up and running. Anyone still wishing to join please leave your name and fee of 5 euro at Loch Gowna post office and you will be included.

Social morning

Active age social morning this Thursday, 22nd May at 12 noon in St Brigid’s Community Centre. Please come along and bring a friend.


Congratulations to Corn Mill Theatre group and especially to local playwright, Kevin McGahern, Loch Gowna on winning the coveted title of best play at the RTE all Ireland drama festival in Athlone for their play the Devil’s Ceili. Also congrats to Philip Doherty.

Tidy Towns

Loch Gowna Tidy Towns committee appeal to all householders and businesses in the village and surrounding area to maintain their property to high standard for the duration of the Tidy Towns adjudication period which will commence on the first week of June. With your continued effort we would hope to achieve first place in 2014. The committee would like to extend thanks to those who contributed and supported this competition in previous years.


Death of Mrs Margaret Mathieson (nee Madden). It was with deep regret that we learned of the death of Margaret Mathieson, Aughavains, Loch Gowna and formerly of (Glasgow) on Tuesday, 13th May, peacefully at Portiuncula Nursing Home, Multyfarnham, Co Westmeath. Predeceased by her husband, George, Margaret was an extremely kind and friendly lady, when in good health she always attended events in the social club. She will be sadly missed by her sister Kate, brother James, nephews, nieces, brothers in law John and extended family to whom we extend our deepest sympathy. Her remains were removed from her residence on Wednesday evening to the church of Holy Family, Loch Gowna and following requiem Mass on Thursday morning at 11am, burial took place in adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.


Gowna GAA Development Fund Co lotto draw result. Date 12/05/2014 – 1, 2, 8, 29. Jackpot winner none. 5 X 20 euro winners were DJ & Ellyanna Madden, Gowna; Bernie Graham, Cavan; Marie Pierson, Gowna; McGahern family, Loch View, Gowna; Cormac and Ciaran Boylan. Next week’s jackpot 3,800 euro. Next draw in Whites.