Keadue-Arigna-Ballyfarnon Community News

Rest in Peace

Rest in Peace

Bert Gilhooley, Stranuane and Kent, brother of Mary Guihen and John Gilhooley.

Church news

Weekday Masses: Wednesday, Ballyfarnon, Thursday and Friday all at 10am.

Weekend Masses: Vigil Saturday Keadue 7pm, Ballyfarnon 8:30pm, Sundays, Arigna 10:30am and Keadue 12 noon. Confessions after Vigil Masses.

First Friday: Friday May 3rd. The sick and housebound will be visited as usual.

Parish Pastoral Council meeting on Wednesday, May 1st in the Parochial House, Keadue at 8:30pm.

Parish Choir Practice for Confirmation Tuesday 9 to 10pm.

Confirmation: Bishop Colm O’Reilly will meet the young people for Confirmation from Strabraggan, Ballyfarnon and Keadue schools in Keadue Church on Thursday May 2nd at 10am. The meeting will be followed by a practice for Confirmation.

“Choose Life, We Cherish Them Both”: A Vigil of Prayer for the right to life of mothers and their unborn babies Saturday May 4th, Our Lady’s Shrine, Knock. For further details, see

Keadue: Ministers of Holy Communion Sat 4th Sean Martin, Sun 5th Margaret Kelly. Readers Sat 4th Arthur/Rosaleen Boyle, Sun 5th Brid McMorow. Collectors Sat 4th Peter McNiff, Sun 5th Ronan Fearon, Tom Quinn. Altar Society Kelly Family, Carrowbeg. Church Grounds Paul Kelly, Arthur Boyle.

Arigna: Minister of Holy Communion Sun 5th Maureen Guihen. Reader Sun 5th Maria Guihen. Altar Society Maureen Guihen and Bernadette Duignan.

Ballyfarnon: Minister of Holy Communion Sat 4th Veronica Sheeran. Reader Sat 4th Stephen Flynn. Altar Society Mary Shivnan and Ann Healy. Collectors Ronan Glynn and Micheal Killoran. Counters Nuala McNamara, Pauline Flynn. Church Grounds Ben Costello, Tony McDonagh.

Bonus Ball Bash

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

MS Ireland

Thanks to everyone for attending and donating to the sponsored head shave on March 15th in Flynn’s. €1620.73 was raised for the Roscommon Branch of MS Ireland.

Kids Disco

Arigna and Ballyfarnon Playschools Kids Disco on Saturday May 4th at 5pm in Ballyfaron Community Centre to raise funds for both playschools. Please support.


Comhaltas Commemorative Session in honour of Josie McDermott in Kilronan Castle on Thursday, May 2nd at 8:30pm. Unveiling of a Bronze Bust by Vincent Jordan, President of Comhaltas. Refreshments served. All welcome.

St. Ronan’s Lotto

There was no winner of the Lotto jackpot when the draw was held last weekend. The numbers drawn were 2, 3, 4, 10. Consolation prizes were won by the following: €70 Frank O’Hara Snr, Croghan, €30 Rose McGuckian, Mount Allen, €15 each Kathleen Gilmartin, Ballinaglera, Noel Simon, Highwood, Dermot Sheeran, Ballyfarnon. The jackpot this week will be €7,400 and the draw will be held in Roddy’s Bar, Keadue.

Community Games

The Kilronan Athletic Community Games took place on Sunday, April 21st. The results are as follows: Tiny Tots: 1st A. Gallagher, 2nd A. Rynn, 3rd J. Mulvanerty. U6 Boys 60M: 1st A. Cooney, 2nd J. Beirne, 3rd D. Wallace. U6 Girls 60M: 1st A. O’Connor, 2nd S. Daly, 3rd A. Healy. U8 Boys 60M: 1st D. Lowe, 2nd B. Cullen, 3rd C. Rynn. U8 Girls 60M: 1st C. Daly, 2nd C. Early, 3rd C. Schusterovi. U8 Boys 80M: 1st D. Lowe, 2nd B. Cull, 3rd C. Rynn. U8 Girls 80M: 1st C. Daly, 2nd C. Early, 3rd C. Schusterovi. U10 100M: 1st C. O’Conor, 2nd A. Davis, 3rd J. Rynn. U10 Girls 100M: 1st K. Lavin, 2nd A. Gallagher, 3rd C. Flynn and C. Gallagher. U10 Boys 200M: 1st A. David, 2nd J. Rynn and C. O’Connor. U10 Girls 200M: 1st A. Gallagher, 2nd K. Lavin, 3rd A. Rynn.

U12 Boys 100M: 1st C. Wallace, 2nd F. Schusterovi, 3rd E. Gilmore. U12 Girls 100M: 1st E. Gallagher, 2nd A. Gaffney, 3rd I. Hennessey. U12 Boys 600M: 1st F. Schusterovi, 2nd K. Wallace, E. Gilmore. U12 Girls 600M: 1st E. Gallagher, 2nd A. Gaffney, 3rd L. Hennessey. U12 Boys Ball Throw: 1st J. Flanagan, 2nd C. O’Connor, 3rd K. Wallace. U12 Girls Ball Throw: 1st E. Gallagher, 2nd T. Earley, 3rd A. Gaffney

Thanks very much to all the volunteers that helped out on the day and well done to all those who took part. The County Athletic Finals are on Saturday June 8th in Ballyleague and the field events are on Friday June 14th at 7pm. 2 competitiors for each event go through but only one individual event.

Cull-Tymon Memorial Relocation

The memorial is now moved to a position nearer the road and will be reopened on Sunday, May 5th. A parade led by a colour party and the Raheen Pipe Band will form up at Tullynaha Cross, Arigna at 3pm to march to the memorial site followed by refreshments and music by John O’Dowd in Flynn’s Lounge, Arigna. All are welcome.

Irish Cancer Society

The annual collection for the Irish Cancer Society will be held at Arigna Church on Sunday May 12th and at Keadue Church on Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th.

Jiving Lessons

Jiving lessons commencing in Lough Allen Hotel, Drumshanbo on Tuesday, 7th May at 9pm. All ages welcome. For further information contact Colin on 086 3083416 or Annette on 086 1685170. #Hupthejive