Keadue-Arigna-Ballyfarnon Community News

Rest in Peace

Rest in Peace

Jim McKenna, Cartron. Helena Cullen, Geevagh, mother of Patricia Guihen, Corgorman.

St. Ronan’s Lotto

There was no winner of the Lotto jackpot when the draw was held last weekend. The numbers drawn were 5, 7, 16, 27. Consolation prizes were won by the following: €70 Mae Baxter, Keadue, €30 Tony and Mick, c/o Miners’s Bar, Arigna, €15 each Padraig Murphy, Geevagh, Adrian Foy, Arigna, B. Barry, Drumshanbo. The jackpot this week will be €7,000 and the draw will be held in Kilronan’s Bar, Ballyfarnon.

Bonus Ball Bash

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

Strabraggan N.S. enrolment

Enrolment for Strabraggan N.S. is from Monday, April 8th to Friday April 12th. Parents of prospective pupils are invited to call to the school or to ring the school on 071-96-46140 for an Enrolment pack. An open afternoon for parents and pupils will be held on Friday April 12th from 1pm- 2:30pm.

Holy Week 2013

Thanks to everyone who braved the cold weather to attend and the Holy Week Ceremonies. Thanks also to all who helped out in so many different ways with the Holy Week Ceremonies, those who organised the robes for the ceremonies, readers, commentators, Eucharistic Ministers, servers, organists, Parish Choir and the Altar Society preparing the three churches.

Kilronan Community Playschool

Parents of children wishing to enrol in Kilronan Community Playschool, Ballyfarnon for September should contact Kathleen, our Playleader on 086-1263941. We currently have 15 enrolled for September with another 2 provisionally booked. Our new premises can cater for 20 but parents need to secure their child’s place now as there are so few left. We offer ECCE (free year) and CCS (subsidised). We are holding an 8K walk around Kilronan on April 23rd, leaving Ballyfarnon at 1:30pm to part fund our new building as the grant did not cover all costs involved. Other events are also planned over the coming months.


A lay helper of the Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver will be in this parish on April 6th and 7th to appeal on behalf of the missions. Mary will tell us about the work of the Sisters and will be grateful for your financial support.

Trocaire Lenten Fund

Thanks to all who have left their donations into Trocaire. The final date for receiving donations to Trocaire is the weekend of April 13th/14th. Please change your coins into notes - it will make counting the collection a lot easier for us.


MS Ireland Collection takes place next weekend April 6th and 7th 2013.

St. Ronan’s GAA Club

Tickets for our Club Gathering event on May 5th in Kilronan Castle are now available. Please contact any committee member for details or see our Facebook page or “The Gathering” website.

American Tea Party

The party will be held in St. Ronan’s Hall on Saturday night April 13th starting at 9pm. Tickets are now on sale from the organising committee.

Coffee morning

Coffee Morning and Cake Sale in Shivnan’s Lounge on Friday, April 5th from 10am to 2pm. Proceeds to Sligo Cancer Support Group and Ballyfarnon Tidy Towns.


Seisiun in Roddy’s Bar on Thursday night April 4th commencing at 9:30pm. All musicians, singers and dancers welcome.

Annual Tea Day

Western Alzheimer’s Annual Tea Day is taking place this year on Friday April 26th. We ask you to please host a Tea Day for us on that day or on a day that suits you. Tea Day is our major fundraising event and all the money raised is channelled to secure help in your community all those families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease. Remember every €10 raised through our Tea Day provides one hour of care to families. For a Tea Day pack or further information, contact Western Alzheimer’s Office, Roscommon on 090-66-27816.