Carrick-on-Shannon Community News

The late Noel Glancy

The late Noel Glancy

It is with deep regret that we record the recent death of Noel Glancy, formerly Drumsna and Carrick-on-Shannon. Son of the late Garda Pat and Lil Glancy, he was predeceased by his brothers Paul and Oliver. Resident in Bristol, England, he returned yearly to Drumsna/Carrick where he fished and enjoyed the local golf course. He is survived by his sons and daughter, his sister, Stephanie and brother-in-law, Noel Beirne, nephews and nieces. May he rest in peace.

The late Kathleen Clyne

The death has occurred of Kathleen Clyne (nee Dunne), Tully, Jamestown on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 peacefully at home. Pre-deceased by her husband Jimmy, she is survived by her loving sons Seamus and Oliver, daughter Mary, grandchildren, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends. Her remains reposed at St Patrick’s Hospital Chapel, Carrick-on-Shannon on Thursday, January 24th with removal to the Sacred Heart Church, Jamestown. Funeral Mass took place on Friday, January 25th with burial afterwards in Jamestown Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

The late Andrew Earley

The death has occurred of Andrew (Andy) Earley, Hillstreet, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Roscommon peacefully at the North West Hospice, Sligo on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013. Predeceased by his wife Sally, he is survived by his sons Pat and Raymond, daughters Maureen, Pauline and Jacqueline, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, brother Tom Pat, Annaghasna, Kilnagross, sister Maureen (Dolan), Annaduff, nieces, nephews and a large circle of friends.

His remains at the home of his son Pat, Hillstreet on Thursday, January 24th with removal to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Aughrim for Funeral Mass on Friday, January 25th. Burial took place afterwards in Aughrim Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

The late John James Glancy

It is indeed with deep regret we record the death of John James Glancy, 41 Breffni Crescent, Carrick-on-Shannon on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013. His remains reposed at his residence on Thursday, January 31st with Funeral Mass on Friday, February 1st in St. Mary’s Church, Carrick-on-Shannon. Burial took place afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery. He is survived by his loving wife Emily, daughters Marie, Sinead, Treasa and Fidelma, sons Shane and David, sisters, brothers-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and a large circle of friends. May he rest in peace.

The late Maura McGlynn

We record the sad passing of Maura McGlynn (nee Regan), Clooncoose, Cootehall, Co Roscommon on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 at her home. Pre-deceased by her husband James, she is survived by her daughter Patricia (Fitzgerald), Summerhill, Carrick-on-Shannon, sons Shane and Seamus, daughter-in-law Martina, grandchildren Glynn, Ciara, Eimear, Alan, Damien and Niall, brother Michael (Galway), sister Etta (Strokestown), sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Her remains reposed at her home on Thursday, January 31st with removal to St. Michael’s Church, Cootehall at 8pm. Mass of Christian Burial took place on Friday, February 1st with burial afterwards in Ardcarne Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

The late John Maguire

It was indeed with great sadness that we learned of the death of John Maguire peacefully at his home in Drummagh, Summerhill, Carrick-on-Shannon on Thursday morning, February 7th last. John had been diagnosed with an illness three years ago and he had fought it with great courage and dignity over that time.

John was the eldest son of the late Alo and Nora Maguire, Highland Terrace, Cortober, Carrick-on-Shannon. Alo, a native of Kiltyclogher, Co. Leitrim worked for Co. Leitrim VEC while Nora was a member of the well-known Cryan family of Drumlion, Carrick-on-Shannon. In 1987, John married Kathy Duignan from Ballinamore and they have two sons Liam and Mark.

John worked most of his life in the Parts Department of Lunney’s Garage, Cortober and before that when it was the P.M.P.A. Garage. In more recent years, he worked for Casey’s in Carrick-on-Shannon and set up his own garage with Paul O’Brien a few years ago. John had a big passion for cars and knew every part in them and where to get them. John’s other big passion was politics and he was a very active member of the Fine Gael party. John worked in many elections and loved the drama of the counts on Election Night.

John was a perfectionist and things could only be done one way - the right way. Fr. Frank Garvey P.P. St. Mary’s described John very well in his homily and said “John was as straight as a die”. This was very true. John worked in many community organisations and was an active member of Carrick Junior Chamber, Carrick Credit Union and Carrick Festival Committee. John was a great family man and a man of great faith. He also loved walking by the Shannon and reading.

John’s removal took place from his home on Friday evening, February 8th last at 6.30pm to St. Mary’s Church, Carrick-on-Shannon. His funeral Mass took place on Saturday at 12 noon with huge crowds in attendance on both days, showing the esteem in which he and his family were held. His burial took place afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

John is also survived by his brothers Declan (Dublin) and Denis (USA), sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, mother-in-law Eileen Duignan, Ballinamore, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbours and many friends.

To everyone connected with John, especially his loving wife Kathy, sons Liam and Mark, brothers Declan and Denis and extended family, we tender our deepest sympathy. His death at the young age of 54 is deeply regretted. May his brave soul Rest in Peace.


A meeting of Parents and Friends of People with Intellectual Disabilities will take place in St. Ciaran’s Day Centre on Wednesday, February 20th at 8:30pm. All members are requested to attend.

Pub Quiz Night in Leitrim

The Parents Association of St Joseph’s National School, Leitrim Village are holding a Quiz Night on Friday, 22nd February at 9pm sharp at Carthy’s Pub. Tickets are priced at €30 for a table of four people. Numbers are limited so please reserve a table in advance to avoid disappointment. Tables can be booked by contacting committee members on 087-6893395 or 086-8154692.

Adult Painting Classes

Adult Painting Classes with Noreen Gaffney will commence in Lough Key Forest and Activity Park on Wednesday, February 20th 10- 12pm. To register or for further information contact the centre at 071-9673122/087-6808141 or email

The Magic Wishing Tree

Performed by Eileen O’Toole, Artist. Venue: The Cabin, Breffni Family Resource Centre, Breffni Crescent, Carrick-on-Shannon. Date: Thursday, 14th February. Time: 4.30pm. Have fun this mid-term and join Eileen for a magical & entertaining afternoon of stories, songs, jokes and puppets.Refreshments/Drinks will be served after the show. Suitable for young children of all ages. No need to book, just come along on the day. Cost: €2 per child. For further information: 071-9622566. Organised by the Townspark Residents Association.

Breffni Youth Café

Important New Times for Groups: Monday: 4-5.30pm Junior Group, 6-7.30pm 2nd Year Drop In. Tuesday: 4-5.30pm - New Healthy Living Group-Sports Element, 6-7.30pm - 1st Year Drop In Group. Wednesday: 4.5.30pm - Art/Mural Design Group, 6-7.30pm -Drop In Group. Friday: 2-3.30pm - Drop In Group, 3.30-4.30 - Computer Group.

This week was a busy week at Breffni Youth Café and the young people spent a lot of them creating some wonderful pancakes on Tuesday as well as some delicious Valentine cakes. All of which turned out lovely. Stay Tuned for a fun filled Easter Camp at Breffni Youth Café more details to follow.

New Sports Programme Starting 19th February: Breffni Youth Café will be starting a Healthy Living Project, this project will have two elements, one of which will be looking at Eating Healthy and the second will be engaging in a range of various Sports and Activities. This programme will run for 8 weeks, with such sports as Rugby, Soccer, Athletics, Hurling, Boxercise and lots lots more. We are delighted to be working with Leitrim Sports Partnership in the delivery of this project. Cost per Group is just €1. If you are interested in getting involved and want to book a place or to just to get further information please contact us on 071 9622566 or find us on Facebook. Everyone is welcome.

Mock Exams: We would just like to wish all those who are preparing for mock exams the best of luck. Remember that the Mock Exams are just a trial run for the real thing, and that there is loads of time remaining to get lots of study done. Believe in yourself.

Art Group: Tara and the group are still busy creating some wonderful creations from recycled materials. This week the young people made some wonderful wind spinners and Bird Feeder. Check out our Facebook page for up to date photos. Art group will be changing days as and from next week and will now take place on a Wednesday from 4-5.30pm, if you are interested in getting involved in the group why not come up next Wednesday, group cost only €1.

Carrick-on-Shannon RFC And Féileacáin Fundraising Night

CRFC hosted a very successful and enjoyable 80’s themed fundraising night in Murtagh’s Bar and Elevation on Friday, 8th February to raise much needed funds for Féileacáin Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland (SANDAI). Congratulations to the winning team who showed off their superior knowledge of geography, 80’s Music, and general trivia.

Funds raised on the night have enabled Féileacáin and Jake’s Gift to purchase cuddle cots for Sligo and North West Regional hospitals. Carrick on Shannon Rugby Club and Féileacáin would like to thank all who took part in the quiz and all who donated so generously to the cause on the night.

Massive thanks go out to the sponsors of the spot prizes given on the night namely Murtagh’s Bar, Elevation, Moonriver Cruise Boat, Kieran’s Pharmacy, Carrick Cineplex, Sásta Fitness Carrick-on-Shannon, Holistic Touch, The Oarsman Restaurant, Mulvey’s Toy Shop and Nursery, Leitrim Indoor Archery, Mulvey’s Hardware Drumshanbo, Maeve McKeon. Special thanks to Brendan Farrell, DJ Shannonside Northern Sounds, for keeping us “dancing on the ceiling” and the first slow set of the decade!

USNA Bridge Club Results

The results of the Bridge played in the Bush Hotel on Monday February 4th are as follows: North/South: 1st Mary Flynn and Bernie Keaney, 2nd Sean Sloan and Pat Dowd, 3rd Bertha Patterson and Teresa Griffin, 4th Eleanor Shortt and Kathleen Reynolds. East/West: 1st Margaret Quinn and Carmel Keenan, 2nd Susan Burns and Catherine Ryan, 3rd Harry O’Flynn and Dolores O’Flynn, 4th Margaret Lenehan and Kathleen Loftus. Play continues on Monday nights at 8pm in the Bush Hotel. New members are very welcome.

Kiltoghert Adult Christmas Party Sponsors

The Organising Committee and Parish Clergy are deeply indebted to Townspark Residents Association, Doctor Kieran and Geraldine Scollan-Greene and Corrib Oil for their very generous sponsorship towards the 38th Annual Kiltoghert Adult Christmas Party which was held in the Bush Hotel on Sunday, January 6th 2013. The committee would like to apologise unreservedly for their omission from the published list which appeared in this paper recently.