Ballinamuck-Moyne-Arva Community News



Bingo has now commenced at St. Patrick’s Hall, Arva and is on every Sunday night at 8:30pm with well over €3,000 in prizes. Bingo in Ballinamuck on Tuesdays, Moyne Thursdays, Cloone Wednesdays, Ballinamore Thursdays and in Drumreilly Community Centre Friday nights at 8.30pm sharp.

Local by-roads need attention

Due to the ongoing and the use of salt on the roads, the conditions of a lot of our local roads are very poor and the potholes are everywhere. It may be some time until the council repair them owing to the poor weather at present. In the meantime, care is needed while driving.

Gambling getting worse

Due to the recession and unemployment over the past few years, gambling is now a huge problem for many people, young and old. Not only have we a lottery every day but now we have bookie shops almost full day after day with people trying to win extra money and it’s an addiction worse than alcohol. Many would believe that once a week was enough for a lottery game. It’s also hitting other things such as Bingo. Some regulation needs to be put in place.

Carrigallen barber shop moves

The Barber Shop in Carrigallen has moved just across the road in the premises of MJ’s on Main Street. No change in ownership only the opposite side of the street.

Lent early this year

The season of Lent has almost started. This is much earlier than last year and so is Easter and the big day St. Patrick’s Day falls this year on a Sunday so the parades should attract big crowds. But that’s also depending on the weather as well. It’s now time for those towns that have parades to announce if they are going ahead as people have to make plans well in advance for these occasions.

Arva man dies

The death took place on Thursday, January 31st of Dessie Montgomery from Gartylough, Arva, County Cavan following a lengthy illness bravely borne. Deceased was a very well-known and popular person in the region and was involved in the building industry. He was always in great demand for his services and his untimely death has caused much sadness in the locality where he lived. His remains were removed from his home on Saturday, February 2nd to the Church of Ireland, Arva for funeral service at 2pm and afterwards, he was buried in the adjoining graveyard. There was an overflowing crowd in attendance and he is survived by his wife, family, brother and many relatives.