Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 4th May 2020

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Engagement

We would like to congratulate Colin Fayne, son of Paddy and Anne Fayne, Cullentra and Edel Gilhooley, Tooman, Gortletteragh, Co. Leitrim, daughter of Ollie and Geraldine (nee Kirwan) on their recent engagement announcement.

Lanesboro Tri Club Lockdown Challenge

Lanesboro Triathlon Club Members began a marathon run in aid of the Palliative Care Department at Roscommon University Hospital.

The club is 10 years old this year they are going take the number of days they are formed 3650 and the members of the club will run 3650 Km in just 14 days in an effort to raise €2000 for the Palliative Care Department. The club has 136 members, and this is going to be a fabulous effort on each and everyone’s behalf to achieve this 3650Km milestone.

All this will be done while following the strict Government guidelines of 2km from home and adhering to social distancing guidelines set out.

The club is seeking €2000 but, in my mind,, it would be fabulous for our community to match the days since being established and kilometre distance with €1 for each day and Km hence making the total for the Palliative Care Department €3650. I know it is a trying and difficult time for finance, but I would urge you to support the club in their efforts and make this a hugely successful event.

To support the event, you are invited to go to the Lanesboro Triathlon club Facebook page and follow the GoFundMe link below and make your contribution.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/run-for-roscommon-palliative-care-unit?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&fbclid=IwAR0em–BQMIsfvHCeQ-5ruJapqgchwJbJ_4KzQkC7hdL9ZxpL_rG39GQd-c

Death

The entire community was shocked and saddened to learn of the death on Sunday 26th April of Paul Martin, Blenavoher. Paul a native of Mount Cashel crossed the river to marry Johann Moran and reside in Blenavoher. Paul was a young man who had affected so many people in his life and his passing cut short a personality that would have gone on to be one of the most shining of lights in our community. He was the present chairman of the local Fine Gael branch. Paul had a wonderful warm and gentle personality. His warm and friendly face lit up the darkest of days. He was the man that helped, assisted and cared for everyone he dealt with. His life was full of positivity, he loved live and during his illness he fought it with a wonderful strength, bravery and faith – in actual fact Paul was a beacon. He was involved with the local Blenavoher community in developing a small harbour and slipway onto Lough Ree. Paul’s passing will forever be remembered for his generosity of heart and spirit and he will be greatly and sadly missed by everyone. Paul always referenced Blenavoher as a village due to the number of young families moving back into the area and the community spirit it invoked.

Paul’s remains reposed at his home until his removal to St. Mary’s Church on Tuesday last. Following Mass Paul was laid to rest in Cashel Cemetery. Paul is survived by his wife Johann, daughter Clodagh, son Malachy, his father, James, his mother, Anne, sisters, Breda, Mary, Louise, brothers, John, Oliver, Donal, Noel and James, mother in law Breda Moran, relatives and many many friends to whom extend our deepest sympathy.

Due to the current situation regarding to Coronavirus we could not attend to extended our sympathies but the turnout on the route from his residence was indeed heart warming and showed the impact Paul left in our community.

Application for Funding

In the unusual times we find ourselves in there is an abundance of time for chats and the other day I had one with Gerard Farrell who informed me during the week that on his behest applications to Rural Regeneration and to the Department of Transport, Sport and Tourism for significant funding for the creation of more greenways and for the extremely vital connection of the Kilnacarrow/Bord na Mona bridge as part of the new route to Sliabh Bán from Lanesboro.

Presently, this bridge is one of the most vital pieces of infrastructure in the country from a tourism point of view it is the link joining Ireland’s Ancient East through Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands to the Wild Atlantic Way and making it possible to cycle right through the heart of Ireland from Dublin right the way across to Westport and onto the Greenway taking you all the way to the majestic Achill Island.

Former local Passes Away

It is with great sadness that I record the death on Wednesday 29th of Pat Fallon, Carrowmanagh. Pat originally from Lisrevagh married to local girl Celine Greene and they made their homer and life in Carrowmanagh. He was predeceased by his father Pat, his mother Mary Kate and his sister Maura. Pat worked with Bord na Mona before setting up his own Plant and Equipment Hire. Pat was a true son of his native sod where he spent many a day working around the parish. He was also a regular as Sunday Mass in Lanesboro. Pat was a warm and friendly man and he was hugely respected for the quality of his work especially in the agricultural sphere where he was without equal. Pat was a lifelong Fianna Fail member and was hugely active in the canvassing and election of the late Peter Kelly and the recent election of Joe Flaherty – he was an excellent strategist. Pat will be sadly missed by his wife Celine, son Mark, daughters Regina and Deirdre, sisters, brothers and many friends to whom we extend our deepest sympathy. Following Mass in St. Mary’s Church Lanesboro on Thursday last Pat was laid to rest in Clonbonny cemetery.

New Architect Business

Many congratulations to Tracy Connaughton, Mahoraveen and Leoni Turner who have come together to set up a new Architects Energy Efficient Design practice. We would like to wish Tracy and Leoni the very best of luck with their new practice and they can be contacted at 083 3435526. www.turnerconnaughtonarchitects.ie

Sympathy

Local Fine Gael Councillor Gerard Farrell and the Lanesboro branch of Fine Gael were saddened by the passing of branch chairman Paul Martin. They extended their deepest sympathy to his wife Johann, daughter Clodagh and son Malachy, family, relatives and friends.

Lanesboro Library

Printing/Photocopying/Scanning service available.

Contact Stella to organise on 0863400648 or email sosullivan@longfordcoco.ie.

If you need books, contact Stella at the library on Tuesdays & Saturdays between 10 and 1pm.

Call 0863400648 or email sosullivan@longforddcoco.ie 

Collect at library during above times or delivery available  if necessary.

Books can also be collected at Joe and Martina O’Brien’s shop and Joe has kindly offered to deliver to anyone cocooning who is on his paper run who has no one to collect for them.

Check out our Facebook page for lots of activities & storytimes for kids!

Lanesboro Library: https://www.facebook.com/Lanesboro-Library-432171923496634/

Kilgefin parish notes

Opening Times

Ballyleague church will remain open each day from 10.30am to 8pm

Funerals and burials

Call Fr. Dusmanta at 043 3321171 or dusmanta.m.n@gmail.com

Government guidelines for the bereaved

Funeral arrangements are made via phone calls or emails. A limit of 10 people attending any ceremony with social distancing and no associated gatherings. The use of condolences books is discouraged; where possible. Close relatives and contacts of the deceased should use their own transport. Families and friends of the deceased will not be able to have gatherings after the funeral service.

Mass Intentions

All Mass intentions which have been book can be rescheduled for a later date when the current situation changes.

Collections

Fr. Dusmanta would like to thank everyone that has dropped in their collection envelopes into his house. Parishioners who can afford to are encouraged to drop off offertory and priest’s dues envelopes into his house whenever you are passing.

St. John’s Church of Ireland

St Johns church of Ireland diocesan Service broadcast takes place every Sunday at 10 a.m.

You can log onto Kilmore Elphin Ardagh YouTube or http: shortturl@/drbz3 or www.dkea.ie.and follow the link.

News from St. Mary’s Church

Opening Times

The church will remain open each day from 10.30am to 7.30pm

Urgent sick calls, funerals and burials

The designated priests in this Deanery of the Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois are Fr. Merlyn Kenny PP Newtowncashel 086 0603433 and Fr. Turlough Baxter, Killashee 087 9972259. 

Government guidelines for the bereaved

Funeral arrangements are made via phone calls or emails. A limit of 10 people attending any ceremony with social distancing and no associated gatherings. The use of condolences books is discouraged; where possible. Close relatives and contacts of the deceased should use their own transport. Families and friends of the deceased will not be able to have gatherings after the funeral service.

Mass Intentions

All Mass intentions which have been book can be rescheduled for a later date when the current situation changes.

Parish Newsletter

The parish newsletter will be printed each week and it will be available in the Church porch from Friday afternoon. The newsletter will also be available from Friday afternoon in O’Brien’s Corner Shop.

Collections

Fr. Reilly would like to thank everyone that has dropped in their collection envelopes into his house. The current crisis is impacting significantly on the Parish Financial Resources and the ability to meet responsibilities. Parishioners are encouraged to drop off offertory and priest’s dues envelopes into his house and NOT to put them in the box in the church porch.

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