Killargue Community News

Last performance

Last performance

Due to popular demand Drumkeerin Drama Group is putting on one last performance of their much acclaimed production of Bernard Farrell’s great comedy drama ‘Say Cheese’ on Friday night, 17th May in Drumkeerin Community Centre commencing at 8.30pm. Doors open at 7.45pm.

Already the play has attracted huge audiences over the performances. The Group very much regrets that so many had to be turned away from the door on the Sunday night as the Centre was full.

So those who were disappointed on that night will have the opportunity to enjoy this outstanding production of comedy, drama and suspense as Bridie and Valentine, Ireland’s Happiest Couple, relive their wedding of thirty years earlier and the murky secrets as the action unfolds.

New baby

Congratulations to Orla and Gerrard McPadden on the birth of their baby daughter, Lauren Ann on 1st May. Welcome to the world to Lauren Ann!

Lauren was born by ceasarian section at Sligo Regional Hospital ...taking the easy route out, well, for her any way! She arrived home a few days later and is doing very well so I hear.

What a well set up young lady Lauren is already......with ready-made young cousins and a Grandma and Grandad just across the road.

We’ll be seeing her on the tennis court next door to her house in a few years I’m sure. Congratulations also to all members of the Reynolds and McPadden families; enjoy your new member.

National bag pack

I’ve mentioned this before, a National bag pack in all Tesco Stores across Ireland will be taking place on 17th & 18th May.

The North West Simon Community is asking for volunteers to help out with this in Letterkenny, Sligo, Ballinamore & Carrick-on-Shannon- if you can give an hour or two please contact Mary on 087 7708865.

Geopark Gourmet Tour

Sunday lunch anyone? The annual Geopark Gourmet Tour is taking place on Sunday 19th May. The tour takes in the wonderful scenery of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark and includes Sunday Lunch at Macnean Restaurant, home to RTE Celebrity Chef, Neven Maguire.

Places are limited for this tour so booking is essential. The tour is suitable for adults and children of all ages as there is only a limited amount of walking.

Tickets cost €45 per adult and €25 per child. To book your place please contact Patricia at 048 6634 8855 or

Celebrating the year of faith

Vision Week in May 2013 in the Parish of Killenummery and Killery.

Each evening from Monday 20th May to Saturday 25th May, people are invited to gather for a time of prayer and to hear a different guest speaker. Guest speakers during the week include Oisin McConville, Dr Tony Bates and Mark Harte.

On Wednesday we will welcome first class relics of St. PadroPio and hear the remarkable story of Sean and Ann Mulrine.

Contact information from Fr. Vincent Connaughton, Parochial House, St Mary’s Church, Killenummery.

Reunion planning group

The next meeting will be held on 22nd May starting at 8.30pm. Please go along and get involved, this is a big event and the small group of organisers would really appreciate some extra support!

Although it’s only May it’s time enough to start collecting the numbers of people planning to attend the Reunion Supper which will take place on Saturday 17th August.

If you plan to attend or for more information about all three events there are lots of ways to make contact...Try phoning Bernadette Feeney on 0860315898 or visiting Patty Reynolds at Killargue Post Office or by e-mailing, or looking at the Facebook page entitled Killargue Schools Reunion 2013 or through thegatheringireland website. Posters will be going up shortly..........what more ways are needed? Check out the Reunion facebook’s proving popular and more items are being added all of the time. There’s even a school photo dating from 1910 with all the names included!

Apostolic cake sale

This annual cake sale will be taking place in the foyer of St Brigid’s Church, Killargue after Mass on Saturday 25th May. All donations of cakes will be gratefully received but also do buy one of these delicious offerings all in aid of the missions.

Apostolic annual raffle

Lines at €2 each are currently on sale from Bridget Fitzpatrick, Mary Harte and others. The raffle will be drawn on 25th May.


The annual Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 27th May to 1st June led by Bishop Leo O’Reilly. Bookings may be made for the Assisted Pilgrim Section with Rev Kevin Fay, Lavey on 087 857 9968 / 049 433 0018.

Bookings for Hotels is through McGinnity Travel, Coleman Road, Cavan on 049 4331 831.

If anyone feels that someone in their family or a neighbour would benefit from taking part in this Pilgrimage they should contact Fr Fay. Early booking essential.


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