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The late Anna Tormey, Lisnaskea; local family bereaved

The death has occurred of Anna Tormey (née Carroll), The Knocks, Lisnaskea, Fermanagh and formerly of Scotstown, Monaghan, and London, on Thursday 21st May 2020, peacefully in the loving care of her son James and staff at the Graan Nursing Home, Enniskillen. Beloved wife of the late James (R.I.P.) and loving mother to James (Marie) and Lorraine […]

“Blessing of the Graves” 2020 postponed to a later date

Bishop Larry Duffy has asked that all Blessing of the Graves liturgies should be postponed until later in the summer/early autumn, when, hopefully, circumstances will permit them to be truly family and community celebrations.

Geel to Tydavnet virtual trip to celebrate St Dimpna/Dympna

The feast of St Dympna/Dimpna was on 15th May, and due to the Covid 19 restrictions all celebrations of the saint’s day in Geel had to be postponed until 2021. The five-yearly Dimpna Days would take place from 10th to 31st May, the period in which Geel honours Dimpna, the patron saint of Geel’s family […]

The late Elizabeth Finnerty, Sligo; local family bereaved

The death has taken place of Elizabeth Finnerty, Upper Pearse Road, Cornageeha, Sligo, peacefully in the loving care of the staff at Summerville Healthcare, Strandhill, Co. Sligo. Beloved daughter of the late Pat and Anna T. Cherished sister of Tony, Mary (Kildea, Sheetrim), Ann, Paddy, Catherine, Bernie, Walter and the late Baby Sean. Sadly missed by her […]

Community Games “Creative Communities” competition now open for entries

From Monday May 18th, National Community Games has developed a unique opportunity to showcase the creative side of the Children in Ireland and have announced our “Creative Communities” competition is officially open for entries from 12.30pm today. We need all Areas, Volunteers and Parents to Like, Share, Comment on all our Facebook posts – and to help us stay to […]

The late Tommy McCaughey, Trillick; Fr Shane McCaughey bereaved

The death has been announced of Thomas McCaughey, 9 Effernan Road, Trillick, Tyrone on Sunday 17th May 2020, peacefully in the Millcroft Care Home, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Moira nee O’Donnell, devoted father to Dominic, Thomas, Noelle (McNulty), Damian, Fr Shane, Cormac, and the late Siobhan (McQuaid) and Nuala. Brother of the late Fr Hugh and […]

Tydavnet “spring clean” litter pick hoping for your help

The annual spring clean in the Tydavnet area is now underway, while observing Covid 19 restrictions. Bags and some litter pickers are available from any member of the Tidy Towns committee. Please do your bit, keep safe, observe current Covid 19 restrictions, use gloves, keep your social distancing and keep within 5km of your home. Thanks […]

New Tydavnet Headstone to commemorate historical reburial

Visitors to the graveyard in Tydavnet will notice a new headstone erected recently way down at the back right hand side. The monument is erected to the memory of up to 56 people who were reinterred in the cemetery in November 2014. The solemn ecumenical ceremony at the time was conducted by Rev Sean Clerkin and Canon […]

Local poultry farmers on high alert for Avian Flu

Local poultry farmers remain on high alert for the risk of Avian Flu affecting their flocks. Avian influenza, or “bird flu”, is a contagious disease of animals caused by viruses that normally infect only birds and, less commonly, pigs. Wild birds, particularly wild migratory water birds, are considered to be the main reservoir of avian […]

New club lotto for Scotstown GAA – first draw on Wednesday 20th May 2020

Scotstown GAA has a new weekly fundraising lotto taking place each Wednesday night, the first draw will be next Wednesday 20th May at 8.30pm. The online lotto provides the means to raise much needed funds when all the other avenues have been shut or severely constrained during this current Covid 19 crisis. Choose 4 numbers […]

Planning application for 20 houses at Sean Mhuillean estate, Ballinode

A pre validation planning application has been submitted on behalf of RPK Construction Ltd for construction on lands adjacent to Sean Mhuillean housing estate, Ballinode. The application submitted is for development of 20 dwelling houses comprising detached and semi-detached units (nine 3 bedroom, 2 storey units; four 2 bedroom, 2 storey units; five 2 bedroom, […]

Littering at “Bring Banks” a problem during Covid 19 lockdown

The problem of dumping at the bring banks at Urbleshanny Chapel was highlighted over the weekend where hundreds of glass bottles and jars were dumped beside bring banks which were already full. The place was a disgrace! Leaving bags and boxes at the bring bank is not recycling; it is littering. If a recycling bank […]

St Dympna Feast Day on 15th May 2020

Tomorrow, 15th May, is the feast of St Dympna, the patron saint of our parish. She is the patron of those suffering for nervous and mental afflictions Located in the townland of Caldavnet (Cúil Damhnata), north west of Tydavnet village, St. Dympna’s Holy well site has sacred, religious, cultural, archaeological and biodiversity significance. Usually there would be a community walk […]

Ballinode Community Quiz – winner announced

There was a great response to the Ballinode quiz, and it was a great way of being out and about and getting to know some snippets of trivia about the area. Well done to everyone who took part; the winner of €100 is Paul Sherlock from Riverside Close, Ballinode. Congratulations Paul! The correct answers to […]

Water stories invited for writing competition

Entry form: https://jumpshare.com/v/YLUys9uflQ5g8SmPYL8w  

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