Keadue-Arigna-Ballyfarnon Community News

TV programme on Sky

TV programme on Sky

The postponed programme on Sky TV Showcase Channel 191 of the unveiling of a bust of Josie McDermott will be shown on next Thursday night 16th May at 9pm

Church News

Station Mass at the home of Arthur and Rosaleen Boyle, Kilgrave on Friday, May 17th at 7.30pm for Keadue West and all townlands in that station area.

Keadue: Ministers of Holy Communion Sat 18th Moira Doyle, Sun 19th Rosaleen Boyle. Redaers Sat 18th Chloe McCabe, Sun 19th Eileen Barry. Collectors Sat 18th Moira Doyle, Sun 19th Brendan Kelly. Altar Society Kelly Family, Carrowbeg. Church Grounds Peter McNiff.

Arigna: Minister of Holy Communion Sun 19th Sean Guihen, Reader Sun 19th Maureen Guihen. Altar Society Maureen Guihen and Bernadette Duignan.

Ballyfarnon: Minister of Holy Communion Sat 18th Tersa Shivnan. Reader Sat 18th Julie Corcoran. Altar Society Mary Shivnan and Ann Healy. Collectors Ronan Glynn and Micheal Killoran. Coutners Nuala McNamara, Pauline Flynn. Church Grounds Ben Costello, Tony McDonagh.

St. Ronan’s Lotto

There was no winner of the Lotto jackpot when the draw was held last weekend. The numbers drawn were 10, 12, 21, 22. Consolation prizes were won by the following: €70 Declan Gilmartin, Ballinaglera, €30 Bernie Barry, Drumshanbo, €15 Marlen Ablado c/o Roddy’s, Peggy Rogers, Keadue, Christina Simon, Highwood. The jackpot this week will be €7,600 and the draw will be held in the Miners’s Bar, Arigna.

Bonus Ball Bash

Last week’s winners of €45 each were Peggy Rogers and Seamus Gilmartin To win €45 get your €2 entry at the Harp and Shamrock or O’Donnell’s.

Fundraising bag pack

Fundraisers required for Bag Pack in Tesco, Roscommon on May 17th and 18th from 1pm to 7pm. Transport arranged. Fun guaranteed. Proceeds in aid of Roscommon Social Car Scheme. Contact please Jule at St. Ascius on 071-9647279.

Crossna Players

For those who missed out on a chance to see the play, “My Wife’s Family” statged by the Crossna Dramatic Group in Crossna Community Centre, the good news is that it is coming to Keadue on Saturday May 25th. More details later.


Congratulations to the young people from the parish of Kilronan who received the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Colm O’Reilly in Keadue Church on Wednesday May 8th: Anna, Aibhe, Aine, Aoife, Daragh, Edel, Elizabeth, Eve, Katie, Lisa, Molly Rose, Niamh, Nina, Oisin, Rebecca, Saoirse, Sharon, Shauna L., Shauna M., Sophie, Tara. Thanks to Bishop Colm O’Reilly. Thanks to their parents and teachers who helped prepare these young people for this very important spiritual event. Thanks to the organist and parish choir for all the work and effort they put into practicising over the last few months for this parish occasion. Thanks also to all our severs from secondary and primary schools who prepared the church and the church grounds.

“Vision Week”

“Visiion Week - The Year of Faith” will take place from May 21st to May 25th in Killenummery and Killery. Details in next week’s newsletter and in the posters in each church. Tuesday May 21st 2013, Ballintogher: Prayer service, speaker Mike Rainsworth: Mental Health and Wellbeing and how we can promote Positive Mental Well-being to those around us. Tuesday May 21st Ballinatogher Mass Speaker Oisin McConville will share his story and educating on the dangers of gambling. Wednesday May 22nd Killavoggy Prayer Service and Veneration of the Relics of St. Padro Pio: Speakers Sean and Ann Mulrine. Thursday May 23rd, Killavoggy Mass, Speaker Tommie Gorman who speaks of his battle with cancer. Friday May 24th Ballinagar, Prayer Service. Speaker Dr. Tony Bates (Clinical Psychologist) Founder of Headstrong, the national centre for youth mental health, Saturday May 25th 2013, Ballinagar Vigil Mass and close of Vision Week. Speaker Mark Harte. All ceremonies at 7.30pm.

Parish website

A new Parish website has been launched recently. Check it out at The new website had a direct link to the cemeteries in Kilronan and Arigna. Here you will find the names and the location of all graves. There is also access to many cemeteries all over Ireland. A map showing the lcoation of each marked grave will be displayed in Kilronan Cemetery. The same will be done for Arigna Cemetery. This will enable visitors to locate the grave of any family members whose name is given on a headstone in that cemetery. Before these signs are erected, anyone who has a loved one buried in Killronan will be invited to visit Keadue Church to inspect the map and if there are any discrepancies or if they have any information regarding any unmarked graves, they can fill in a form outlining what changes need to be made and the new information will be added to the final map. Those who have families buried in Arigna Cemetery will be able to check out the Maps in Arigna Church. For Kilronan Cemetery, the map can be inspected in Keadue Church. Further information later.

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.