Ballinamuck-Moyne-Arva Community News



Big Bingo continues in Carrick-on-Shannon every Sunday night with great prizes to be won each week. Bingo continues in Ballinamuck on Tuesday nights. Please support. The weekly Friday night Bingo in Drumreilly continues with good prizes to be won. More support would be welcomed and Ballinamore Bingo is on Tuesday nights at 8.30pm with large prizes to be won.

Support Daffodil Day

It’s that time of year once again where the fundraising for cancer care takes place. You are asked to give as much as possible to those who go out to collect money year after year. Don’t forget Friday March 23rd next.

Carrigallen Ploughing

The annual County Leitrim Ploughing Competition takes place on Easter Saturday, March 20th next. A much looked forward to event that is always enjoyed by those interested in the land.

Ghost towns at night

Most towns and villages and rural areas that have public houses are now almost empty. Some don’t open until 8pm, more not at all until the weekend. A well-known public house in Arva Town closed its doors for good on Monday, March 18th last. It’s been operating for generations and is the second pub to close in 6 months and the third in recent years. Another well-known public house in Arva will be closing its doors in the next while. The pub is becoming extinct all across the country.

New Bingo

A new kind of Bingo is now taking place in some places. It’s called Rock and Roll Bingo which includes the traditional game but with entertainment and refreshments served during the night so whether this will be successful or not remains to be seen. Maybe the game of Bingo needs a shake-up like everything else at the moment as it’s a very old form of entertainment.

Tragic death of young Moyne woman

The Arva town and Moyne parish were in severe shock on Tuesday, March 12th last when news spread of the death in tragic circumstances of twenty eight year old Miss Debbie Redahan from Corglass, Moyne, Co. Longford whose death occurred just a couple of miles outside Arva. Deceased was a very valued and hugely popular member of the staff of Daly’s Daybreak Supermarket on Main Street, Arva and also loved farming on the Daly farm as well. She was one of a family of three girls. Daughter of Pat and Ann Redahan who are well known in the Dromard, Moyne, North Longford region, their mother being a nurse at Cavan General Hospital and their father a teacher at nearby Moyne Community School for many years until his retirement not too long ago.

Deceased is survived by her fiance Raymond Daly, Arva, sisters Barbara and Audery, brother-in-law, nephews, aunts, uncles and a large family circle and her heartbroken parents. She was waked at her home in Corlgass on Thursday and Friday until her removal on Friday to St. Mary’s Church, Legga for concelebrated funeral Mass led by Rev Eamon Corkery P.P. Dromard.

There was a huge amount of mourners present at the house of the deceased for two days and also at her funeral service where there were scenes of grief and sadness at the loss of such a young, vibrant and beautiful bubbly girl who had a wonderful full and long, happy life ahead of her. Afterwards, she was laid to rest in Legga New Cemetery. We extend our sympathy to the family at this sad time.