Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 1st February 2021

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Death

Following a relatively short illness it is with great sadness we record the death at his residence on Saturday 23rd January of Sonny Shea, Lisnaria. Sonny was a man big in stature and big in heart as anyone that knew would attest to. He was of farming stock and farmed his land with great conscientiousness and he got the very best from his land. Sonny was an excellent neighbour and friend to so many people as was clearly evident by the amount of people that expressed their sadness when they learned of his death.  He was a man who always wore a warm and friendly smile, had a great love of life and never enjoyed anything more than a game of cards when the day’s work was done. Sonny will be greatly missed by everyone that came to know him and his passing will leave a great emptiness in the area. He was a man that was always ready to help anyone in need of help or support and generous to a fault.

His remains were removed to the Church of the Holy Rosary, Ballyleague on Monday for his Funeral Mass followed by burial afterwards in Cloontuskert Cemetery. We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Betty, sons Peter and Tim, daughters Mags and Libby, grandchildren and extended family.

Cosmetic Dentist

Reading the Business Post on Sunday 24th January it was wonderful to read of a young lady with a local connection doing so well in her chosen profession. Dr Slaine Mc Grath a leading cosmetic dentist in Britain is about to open a new clinic in Dublin in the very near future.

Slaine grew up in Galway where she graduated from Dublin Dental School at Trinity College. She then practiced in oral and maxillofacial unit of Galway University College Hospital.

Slaine moved to London where she has been in high demand especially among the reality show stars and social media influencers. Her new Dublin Clinic will soon open in Aungier Street, under the Slaine Smiles brand.

The Slaine Smiles clinic will specialise in minimal invasive cosmetic dentistry.

Slaine is the daughter of Pat Mc Grath, formerly of the Green and her mother Anne.

We wish Slaine continues success when she opens her new Dublin Clinic.

Death

The entire area was shocked and saddened when the news broke of the death on Friday last 29th January at her residence of Mary Conmy, Rathcline Road. Mary was predeceased by her father and mother Eddie and Tess Kelly and her sister Imelda. She was a remarkable lady with an easy-going, laid back nature which was the trademark of her personality. She had that unique personality that warmed the heart of everyone that met her. Mary and her husband Frank had a great love of travel and they worked in many countries before settling back in Lanesboro where they reared their family. Mary was a nurse by profession and everyone that came under her care remarked of her care and attentiveness. She was a person with a great character with a wonderful sense of fun and a caring and very thoughtful lady, very compassionate and she greatly affected everyone that had the pleasure to come to know her. She was a wonderful and loyal friend. She was a woman that loved gardening, reading and most of all read all the latest in medical science for which she had an insatiable desire for more and more knowledge. One of her greatest pleasures was to stroll along the Shannon banks as she made her way for her Sunday paper. Mary’s passing was mourned not only in the local community but worldwide where she left an indelible mark. Mary will be deeply missed.

Mary’s remains were removed from her residence to St. Mary’s Church on Sunday last for her Funeral Mass. Following Mass, she was laid to rest in Clonbonny Cemetery. To her husband Frank, daughter Cathy, sons Stephen and Edward, sisters Florence and Catherine, brother Eugene, grandchildren, relatives and many friends we extend our heartfelt sympathy.

Community College Enrolment

Enrolments are still place at Lanesboro Community College. The college has made remarkable progress in the past number of years and with it gaining consistent high school rankings is rapidly becoming the academic school of choice. To register an interest in enrolling you are asked to contact the school 0906500140 or email Admin.lcc@lwetb.ie

Death

We were all so sorrowful when the news broke on Thursday last 28th January of the unexpected death, peacefully at her home on the Rathcline Road of Helena Prior. Helena was predeceased by her mother Bridie a number of years ago. She was a young lady who was very quiet and reserved. Helena was a lady with a great love of art, she was very musical, and had a tremendous interest in things from the past particularly where it was family related. In her younger days she loved pony riding and was regularly to be found at Thornfield Riding School. Helena studied Science in UCD and exhibited a great flair for the academic world. She was a very gentle and relaxed lady with a great warmth and humility. Helena will be greatly missed by her family and everyone that knew her.

Her remains were removed to St. Mary’s Church on Saturday last for her Funeral Mass. Following Mass, Helena was laid to rest alongside her mother in Rathcline Cemetery. To her father Pat, brother Ciaran, sister Michelle, nephews, relatives and friends we extend our sincere sympathy.

Sympathy

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Mary Chapman and family, Lisnacusha, on the death of her sister Nuala Power, Moate, Co. Westmeath, who died on Monday 25th January at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore.

Exciting times ahead

If the reaction to the new minor club executive is anything to go by then the Shannon Gaels minor club is in for an exciting time in the coming year. With a number of people volunteering for coaching and managing teams there are really exciting prospects for the young players of the club.

The club do need some new jerseys and if there is anyone that could sponsor a set of jerseys the club would love to hear from you just contact club secretary Mark Kenny 085 1744376 or mark.kenny@eircom.net. A new beginning for the young players and new executive deserves full support and we hope you will be forthcoming with your generosity.

The club would like to thank Sean Casey, Mark Casey and Padraig O’Dowd who have already got the ball rolling when they presented the club with new jerseys for the U16 team.

Ballyleague NS Enrolment

Admission Application Form for new entrants for School Academic Year 2021/2022 is available as follows: To download at: www.ballyleaguens.com or you can request by email: ballyleaguens@gmail.com  or by writing to: Ballyleague N.S., Ballyleague, Co Roscommon, N39 PX49

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.

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

Rathcline GAA Affairs

Annual Draw Deferred

Due to the current restrictions and the likelihood of the restrictions remaining the Annual Draw has been postponed until Easter Sunday 4th April. Tickets are still available and can be bought onlinehttps://member.clubspot.app/club/rathcline-gaa/fundraiser/tickets

AGM

The AGM of the club will take place on Sunday 21st February.

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 6.45pm.

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

Annual Draw Deferred

Due to the current restrictions and the likelihood of the restrictions remaining the Annual Draw has been postponed until Easter Sunday 4th April. Tickets are still available and can be bought onlinehttps://member.clubspot.app/club/rathcline-gaa/fundraiser/tickets

AGM

The AGM of the club will take place on Sunday 21st February.

50/50

The relaunch of the very popular 50/50 draw will be taking place in the coming weeks.

Minor club

If the reaction to the new minor club executive is anything to go by then the Shannon Gaels minor club is in for an exciting time in the coming year. With a number of people volunteering for coaching and managing teams there are really exciting prospects for the young players of the club.

The club do need some new jerseys and if there is anyone that could sponsor a set of jerseys the club would love to hear from you just contact club secretary Mark Kenny 085 1744376 or mark.kenny@eircom.net. A new beginning for the young players and new executive deserves full support and we hope you will be forthcoming with your generosity.

The club would like to thank Sean Casey, Mark Casey and Padraig O’Dowd who have already come together and got the ball rolling when they presented the club with new jerseys for the U16 team.

Thank you very much lads for your great generosity.

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