Keadue-Arigna-Ballyfarnon Community News

Plays in Keadue

Plays in Keadue

Sunday, 24th March, at 8pm, Rooskey/Kilglass Players are putting on two plays, “A Night to Remember” and “The Romantic Lover” in St. Ronan’s Hall, Keadue. Entry Fee: €10. All proceeds from the door to St. Asicus Social Service Centre.

Rest in Peace

Sean Daly, Greaghnalough and Greystones, Co. Wicklow, funeral Mass in Arigna 2pm Sunday.

Church News

Station Mass: Anyone wishing to take the station for their Ara during this year of faith should contact Fr. Cathal. Parish Choir: Practice for Easter Tuesday 9pm- 10pm. Please come along. First Confessions: Congratulations to the 11 young people who made their first Cionfessions on Thursday night March 7th in Keadue Church and also to their parents and teachers who prepared them to receive this important sacrament.

First Holy Communion Choir Practice will take place in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Arigna on Saturday March 16th at 11am sharp. All interested children from Ballyfarnon N.S, Greaghnafarna N.S, Keadue N.S and Strabraggan N.S, please attend.

Arigna: Minister of Holy Communion Sun 17th Maureen Guihen, Reader Sun 17th Rose McGuckian. Altar Society Rose McGuckian, Eithne McGuire, Tess Flynn.

Keadue: Ministers of Holy Communion Sat 16th Paul Kelly. Sun 17th Florence Flynn. Readers Sat 16th Arthur Boyle, Sun 17th Brid McMorrow. Collectors Sat 16th Margaret McNiff and Margaret Kelly. Sun 17th Colm O’Donnell. Altar Society Mary McCabe, Brid McMorrow, Mai Fearon, Berna Gibbons, Viola Durka. Church Grounds Vincent McCave, Sean McMorrow.

Ballyfarnon: Minister of Holy Communion Sat 16th Tony McDonagh. Reader Sat 16th Angela Coen. Altar Society Bridie McCawley and Mary Keaveney. Collectors Peter Kerrigan and PJ Healy. Counters Phil Grav, Andy Lavin. Church Grounds Micheal McCawley, Eamonn Keaveney.

St. Ronan’s Lotto

There was no winner of the Lotto jackpot when the draw was held last weekend. The numbers drawn were 9, 22, 29, 29. Consolation prizes were won by the following €70 Mia McRann, Keadue, €30 Peggy McGirl, Ballyfarnon, €15 each Mary Guihen, Drumshanbo Road, Keadue, Darren Healy, Ballyfarnon, Mick Jordan/Joseph Gilmartin, c/o the Miners Bar. The jackpot this week will be €6,700 and the draw will be held in Roddy’s Bar, Keadue.

St. Ronan’s Hall

The forthcoming American Tea Party will be held on Saturday night, April 13th starting at 9pm.

Bonus Ball Bash

Last week’s winners of €45 each were Tom Martin and Margaret McNiff. To win €45 get your €2 entry at the Harp and Shamrock or O’Donnell’s.

St. Ronan’s GAA Club

Meeting in the Miners Bar, Arigna on Thursday March 14th at 9pm. All members are asked to attend as we need to finalise arrangements for our Card Drive on Good Friday and Annual 100KM Run/Walk on Easter Monday.

MS Society

Owen Duignan is having his hair shaved off in aid of the Roscommon M.S Society in Flynn’s, Arigna at 8:30pm on March 15th. There will be a raffle, refreshments and music on the night.

Two Plays

Sunday March 24th 2013 at 8pm Rooskey/Kilglass Players are putting on two players, “A Night to Remember and the Romantic Lover” in St. Ronan’s Hall, Keadue. Entry fee €10. All proceeds from the door go to St. Asicus Social Service Centre.

Text Alert for Lough Arrow Area

The community around Lough Arrow, Geevagh, Highwood, Ballyfarnon and Ballinafad area have set up a Text Alert scheme in the area in association with An Garda Siochana.

When the Gardai get a report of suspicious activity in the area, they can actiavate a text alert which will be sent to all members of the community who have signed up to the scheme.

Anyone who wishes to sign up to the scheme should put their name, address and mobile number on an envelope and enclose €5 to cover some of the costs of the community alert.

Please contact your local committee member to join the scheme. Ballyfarnon Margaret Killoran 087-269582, Ballinafad/Corrigeenroe Oliver McDermott 086-828716, Gervagh Anne O’Rourke 087-9165714, Highwood/Kilmactranuy Gerard Mullaney 086-8221995, Ballindoon/Lake Road John Hargadon 085-1740956.


Members of the Keadue Defibrillator Committee will be calling to all houses in the Keadue area in the coming weeks to ask for contributions to raise funds to purchase a defibrillator for the Keadue area.