Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 25th January 2021

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

New Book

Many congratulations to local and prolific writer Jack Harte who recently launched his latest book ‘Two Plays’ published by Scotus Press. This book included two satirical comedies that had very successful runs in Dublin.

Jack has an uncanny knack of developing himself as he transitioned himself from school principal, to writing school textbooks, to the writing of many short stories, to a playwright in 2015 followed by a further four plays since then, including Lugh and Balor performed in Greek translation at the Ancient Theatre of Maroneia and the Theatre of Komotini in Greece (2016). Jack was founder of the Irish Writer Union and the Irish Writers Centre.

His latest book Two Plays can be bought online at www.scotuspress.ie

Rathcline Draw on Sunday.

Tickets for the annual Rathcline Super Christmas draw are still on sale. Tickets are priced at €20 and as usual there are a number of prizes to be won including the first prize of €3,000. There are six prizes in total with €3,000 being the first prize, second prize of €1,000, third prize €500, fourth, fifth and six prizes are €250.

The proceeds of the draw will as usual go to the registration of the club, insurance and the entry fees for all competitions which all fall due at the beginning of each year.

Due to the level 5 restrictions making it practically impossible to sell tickets door to door and with the majority of businesses that sell so many tickets closed the draw has been deferred to Sunday next 31st January.

If you would like to buy a ticket you can do so in O’Brien’s, Casserley’s, SuperValu or from any club member or online https://member.clubspot.app/club/rathcline-gaa/fundraiser/tickets

Death

It was with great sadness we leaned of the death on Friday 15th January of Patricia McDonnell, Curragh Rua. Pat as she was most commonly known came to live amongst us many years ago was predeceased by her husband Martin. Pat, a native of Summerhill, Co. Meath was a very popular figure in the community. She was a character of note and always had the quick response to the banter that was going on around her. Pat, no matter where she was had a great presence and her forthrightness endeared her to everyone that came to know her. She always had a warm and cheery welcome and through the few years of her illness she was never heard to complain, nor did she ever lose the warm and cheerful smile. The impact Pat made in the community was clear to be seen by the large number that were genuinely upset at her passing. She will be sadly missed by everyone that had the pleasure to know her.

Pat’s remains were removed to St. Mary’s Church on Tuesday followed by removal to Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan for cremation.

Pat will be sadly missed by her daughter Stephanie, sons Martin and Jed, sister Marie, extended family, relatives and friends to whom we extend our deepest sympathy.

Join the Team

The County Roscommon Disability Support Group are seeking people to join their team as home care support workers, Personal Assistants for people with disabilities.

Competitive rates of pay; Free QQI training modules; in house training; Flexible shifts; Cycle to work scheme; Employee Assistance programme.

There are vacancies throughout Roscommon and Mayo. If you are keen to get involved, you should contact Jackie 086 7857764 or Breda 086 8033783 for further information. You can also email recruitment@rsg.ie. Further information can be got on the website www.rsg.ie

Death

It was with great deep regret we learned of the death on Saturday 16th January at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda of J.P. O’Boyle, Ballyleague. J.P. a native of Castlebar was predeceased 13 years ago by his late wife Kathleen to whom he was totally devoted to and he was by her side right to the end. Many years have passed since he came to a new job with Bord na Mona where he worked in administration until his retirement. Initially the O’Boyle family lived on the Green before moving to their newly built house in Ballyleague. J.P. was a man who was meticulous in everything he done where he left nothing to chance. He was very popular amongst his workmates and throughout our community. He was a quiet gentleman and he always had that friendly and welcoming smile that went with his warmest of welcomes. J.P. was a great family man and had a deep and great interest in education and was a great encouragement to his growing family in them achieving the best. J.P. had a great love of the game of golf and he was a one of the leading lights at Longford Golf Club, in itself no mean feat. He attention to detail on the golf course was clear to be seen in his game where he was for many many years a single handicapped member of the club. J.P.’s passing will no doubt sadden the hearts of everyone that knew him and leave a void in our community.

His remains were removed to the Church of the Holy Rosary, Ballyleague on Tuesday last for his Funeral Mass and was then laid to rest in Cloontuskert Cemetery alongside his wife Kathleen. To his sons, Brendan and John, daughters Joan and Anne, sister Nancy, relatives and many friends we extend our heartfelt sympathy.

Tidy Towns Lottery

Due to the level 5 pandemic restrictions the Tidy Towns lottery has been deferred for the next couple of weeks. The committee hopes that everyone is keeping safe and well and wishes them the best of good health.

Sympathy

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Shay Hilton formerly of Cnoc na Gaoithe. Shay died unexpectedly in his home in Clontarf on Wednesday last 20th January.

The Samaritans

There are a great number of Samaritan branches throughout the county and no matter where you are there is one close to you. If you are struggling with life and feel you need to talk to someone then the Samaritans are there for you. All you have to do is pick up the phone and discuss what is one your mind in confidence. It does not matter who you are, how you feel or what has happened to you that phone call is all you need to do. Freephone 116123, every day or night of the year as the service is available 24 hours a day. Don’t let anything fester in your mind make that call immediately.

Sympathy

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Kevin and Mary Farrell and family, Rathcline Road on the death of his sister Veronica Dalton, Artane, Dublin and formerly Carrowstrawley on Tuesday 19th January. We would also like to extend our sympathy to her husband Derek, sons Brian and Shay and daughter Corinne.

Lanesboro Library

In line with Government Level 5 restrictions, Lanesboro Library will remain closed until further notice.

All the online services can be accessed on our website by selecting ‘Your Online Library’. www.longfordlibrary.ie

Use your library card number & pin to log in to your account.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.

Any enquiries, please email lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie

ALONE – Support for older people

ALONE who support older people to age at home have a COVID-19 support line for those who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19.

Professional staff are available to answer queries and to give advice. The support line is open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm. If you feel you need to call you should do so and have the chat, do not let the day pass without making the call. The phone number is 0818 222024.

St. Mary’s Church

Masses

Mass will be celebrated privately every day by our priests at the usual times Monday to Thursday 10am, Friday 7pm Saturday 7.30pm and Sunday 11.30am and Masses can be seen on the St. Mary’s Church, Lanesboro Facebook page.

Mass intentions will continue to be booked for weekdays for the present. People wishing to book masses can do so by contacting Fr Sergiy before or after mass during the week in the Sacristy. All that have booked masses are asked to rebook them for weekdays for the foreseeable future. 

Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesdays remains temporarily suspended.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will resume on Friday evenings, starting this Friday evening and it will take place between 6pm and 7.45pm.

Contacts

Fr. Sergiy Ruchenko can be contacted at the presbytery or by phoning 3321166 or 0833892362. Alternatively, you can contact Fr. Merlyn Kenny, Newtowncashel 0860603433 and Fr. Turlough Baxter, Killashee 0879972259 who are assisting Fr. Sergiy during his ministery in the parish.

Rathcline GAA

Rathcline Draw on Sunday.

Tickets for the annual Rathcline Super Christmas draw are still on sale. Tickets are priced at €20 and as usual there are a number of prizes to be won including the first prize of €3,000. There are six prizes in total with €3,000 being the first prize, second prize of €1,000, third prize €500, fourth, fifth and six prizes are €250.

The proceeds of the draw will as usual go to the registration of the club, insurance and the entry fees for all competitions which all fall due at the beginning of each year.

Due to the level 5 restrictions making it practically impossible to sell tickets door to door and with the majority of businesses that sell so many tickets closed the draw has been deferred to Sunday next 31st January.

If you would like to buy a ticket you can do so in O’Brien’s, Casserley’s, SuperValu or from any club member or online https://member.clubspot.app/club/rathcline-gaa/fundraiser/tickets

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