Keadue-Arigna-Ballyfarnon Community News

Church News

Church News

Weekend Masses: 10am, Keadue, Monday, Arigna, Tuesday and Wednesday, Ballyfarnon, Thursday and Friday. Weekend Masses: Saturday Vigil Keadue 7pm and Ballyfarnon 8:30pm, Arigna 10:30am and Keadue 12 noon. Confessions after Vigil Masses.

Baptism: Conor James Healy, Alderford, son of Peader and Olive was welcomed into the Christian community on April 6th. Parish Choir Practice for Confirmation Tuesday 9 to 10pm. Please come along. New members welcome. Confirmation Retreat in preparation for Confirmation takes place in Knock this Wednesday April 19th.

Keadue: Minister of Holy Communion Sat 13th Paul Kelly, Sun 14th Rosaleen Boyle. Readers Sat 13th Berna Gibbons, Sun 14th Edel McMorrow. Collectors Sat 13th Paul Kelly. Sun 14th Tommy Daly. Altar Society Margaret Grimes, Josephine Leydon, Mollie Guihen. Church Grounds: Noone Family.

Arigna: Minister of Holy Communion Sun 14th Margaret McPadden. Reader Sun 14th Mary Guihen. Altar Society Rose McGuckian, Eithne McGuire, Tess Flynn.

Ballyfarnon: Minister of Holy Communion Sat 13th Nuala McNamara. Reader Sat 13th John O’Connor. Altar Society Caroline Bruen, Fiona Lynam. Collectors Gerry Travers. Counters Nuala McNamara, Pauline Flynn. Church Grounds Martin McNamara, Michael Kerrigan.

St. Ronan’s Lotto

There was no winner of the Lotto jackpot when the draw was held last weekend. The numbers drawn were 4, 10, 12, 16. Consolation prizes were won by the following €70 Sean Heslin, Geevagh, €30 Catherine Holland, Keadue, €15 each Sean Gaffney, Arigna, Florence Walsh, Ballyfarnon, Tom Wynne, Arigna. The jackpot this week will be €7,100 and the draw will be held in McRann’s Bar, Mount Allen.

Bonus Ball Bash

Last week’s winners of €45 each were Colin McCabe and Marian O’Connor. To win €45 get your €2 entry at the Harp and Shamrock or O’Donnell’s.

American Tea Party

An American Tea Party will be held in St. Ronan’s Hall next Saturday night April 13th starting at 9pm. Tickets are now on sale from the organising committee.

Strabraggan N.S.

Enrolment for Strabraggan N.S. is from Monday April 8th to Friday April 12th. Parents of prospective pupils are invited to call to the school or to ring the school on 071-96-46140 for an Enrolment pack. An open afternoon for parents and pupils will be held on Friday April 12th from 1pm- 2:30pm.

Kilronan Community Playschool

Parents of children wishing to enrol in Kilronan Community Playschool, Ballyfarnon for September should contact Kathleen, our Playleader on 086-1263941. We currently have 15 enrolled for September with another 2 provisionally booked. Our new premises can cater for 20 but parents need to secure their child’s place now as there are so few left. We offer ECCE (free year) and CCS (subsidised). We are holding an 8K walk around Kilronan on April 23rd, leaving Ballyfarnon at 1:30pm to part fund our new building as the grant did not cover all costs involved. Other events are also planned over the coming months.

Trocaire Lenten Fund

Thanks to all who have left their donations into Trocaire. The final date for receiving donations to Trocaire is the weekend of April 13th/14th. Please change your coins into notes - it will make counting the collection a lot easier for us.

Annual Tea Day

Western Alzheimer’s Annual Tea Day is taking place this year on Friday April 26th. We ask you to please host a Tea Day for us on that day or on a day that suits you. Tea Day is our major fundraising event and all the money raised is channelled to secure help in your community all those families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease. Remember every E10 raised through our Tea Day provides one hour of care to families. For a Tea Day pack or further information, contact Western Alzheimer’s Office, Roscommon on 090-66-27816.

St. Ronan’s GAA Gathering

St. Ronan’s GAA Club Gathering Sunday, May 5th in Kilronan Castle. Special guests Frankie and Garvan Dolan will be joining us for the evening and we are delighted that Frankie and Garvan will be bringing along the Andy Merrigan Cup. Tickets are €5 each and include full dinner and music with “the heebeegeebies”. Tickets available from the following club officials: Keadue Sean Martin, Arigna Jim Gaffney and Kieran Guihen, Ballyfarnon John O’Connor and Seamus Sheerin. For overseas enquiries please email This is a ticket only event. Please pay for your tickets as you receive them to avoid confusion.

Kids Disco

Arigna and Ballyfarnon Playschools are holding a Kids Disco on Saturday May 4th at 5pm in Ballyfarnon Community Centre to raise funds for both Ballyfarnon and Arigna Playschools. Please support this joint community effort to provide preschool services to all the young children of the Parish.

Eddie Stone

Eddie Stone will attend St. Mary’s Church, Newtownforbes on Saturday April 20th at 2pm.

Waste silage wrap collection

Plastic Waste Silage collection at Drumshanbo Mart on Tuesday, April 16th between 9am and 5pm. For more information contact FRS Network on 071-96-62781 or 086-2521699.

Keadue CCE

Congratulations to all our winners at the County Fleadh last weekend. We had a very successful Fleadh.