Our fabulous Gospel Choir have the following upcoming events in the run up to Christmas.
Wednesday, December 12: Festive Choral Evening at St John’s Evangelist Church Tubbercurry, 7.30 p.m. Tickets €10 each, on sale now.
Thursday, December 13: St Brigid’s Church, Corhownagh, Ballisodare – Evening. Time to be confirmed.
Saturday, December 22: St Joseph’s Church Rockfield, Children’s Mass at 5.30 p.m. and Evening Service at 7 p.m.
The Christmas lights are now up so a BIG Thank you to all involved in helping this year. They will be switched on this Friday, December 7. Hope you all enjoy seeing the town lit up for Christmas.
COOLANEY UNITED GAA CLUB NEWS
The Feely family Tubbertelly have very kindly donated a new Defibrillator to Nace O’Dowd Park in memory of James Feely. It will be installed in the coming weeks. Anyone Interested in CPR training, please contact Lorraine at 087 6779836 ASAP – hoping to have training before Christmas.
Coolaney United Wednesday Night Bonus Ball Draw is to support fundraising efforts for the proposed new Astro Pitch in Coolaney Community park. Each Bonus Ball is €5 with a weekly prize of €100. Bonus balls can be purchased in PK MEATS on Thursday and Fridays and in O’Grady’s shop and Pub the rest of the week. Best of luck to all.
Keep your notes coming in. To include notes for next week’s paper, please email coolaney- rock[email protected] or call or text 087 7667664. Notes can include Announcements (weddings, births etc), Sports (news, results, fixtures, training), Fundraising, classes, Meetings and anything else to be shared with the community.
THE death took place at Ard na Greine Nursing Home, Enniscrone on Sunday, November 18, of Kathleen Coleman, Woodlawns, Enniscrone. She was a native of Cuilmore, Gurteen and with her late husband Anthony attended all Comhaltas meetings and helped at all the County Fleadhs and other Comhaltas events in Sligo for a very long number of years. She was a quiet, unassuming lady and will be sadly missed by all who knew The annual Duckher.Racewill take place on St Stephen’s Day Her remains reposed at Mcat 2 p.m. Ducks will be on sale Gowan’s Funeral Home on soon from the players and coachWednesday evening and were rees. Details to follow in the coming moved to the Church of Our Lady weeks. Your support is greatly Assumed into Heaven. Mass of appreciated as always. the Resurrection was celebrated on Friday with burial afterwards in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Kilglass. She is survived by her sons Anthony and John, daughtersin-law, her sister Bridie, nieces Carmel, Kathleen and Beatrice, grandchildren, extended family and many friends. May she rest in peace.
THE death took place at his residence on Sunday, November 25, of Martin Joe O’Grady, The Forge, Gurteen. He was a well known member of the community being one of the last traditional Blacksmiths at the forge and he also was a well known traditional flute player and played all over Ireland for many years. So it was so appropriate that his remains were brought to the church on a horse drawn carriage and he left the church to the sound of a group of traditional musicians playing the music he loved.
His remains had reposed at his residence for a number of days and were removed to St Patrick’s Church, Gurteen on Thursday
for his Funeral Mass celebrated by parish priest Fr Joe Caulfield assisted by Fr James McDonagh PP Ballymote. The burial took place in Gurteen Cemetery. Predeceased by his wife Winnie, he is survived by his daughters Anna-Marie and Geraldine, son Pat, daughter – in – law Claire, grandson Seán, sister – in-law Bridie, nieces, extended family, neighbours and a wide circle of friends to whom deepest sympathy is extended. May he rest in peace.
MASS TIME CHANGE
Please note Cloonloo change of Mass time from Saturday, December 1, the vigil Mass will be at 7 p.m. for the winter time.
Congratulations and best wishes to Fiona O’Grady, Kingsland and Paul McKeon, Killaraght, who were married in St Attracta’s Church on Saturday, November 17.
Congratulations to Anita (O’ Connor) and Kieran Fahy, Carrentemple, on the birth on November 15 of their son Joey Mikey.
COMMUNITY CARE PARTY
Gurteen Community Care Christmas party will be on December 9 in Teach Murray, Doors open at 2 p.m. and dinner will be served at 3 p.m. Anyone wishing you to join please give name to Mary Murphy at the post office no later than Friday, December 7, There will also be music and dancing.
SANTA IN CLOONLOO
Santa will be arriving in Cloonloo Hall on Sunday, December 9, at 2 p.m. Bookings are now being taken for this event. Please call 087 2447315.
FRANCES AND KIERAN IN GURTEEN
Frances Black and Kieran Goss in concert in Coleman Music Centre, Gurteen on Sunday, December 30, at 8.30 p.m. Tickets are now available – call 071 9182599.
RAFFLE FOR TIDY TOWNS
Gurteen Tidy Towns are having a fundraising raffle for Christmas with 10 great prizes – draw will take place in the Hill Hotel, Gurteen on Sunday, December 23.
Bingo takes place every Friday night in Gurteen Hall at 8.30 p.m. Proceeds goes to the upkeep of the hall and the local Eastern Harps GAA Club. Big prizemoney to be won on the night.
GURTEEN POST OFFICE
The fight to keep Gurteen post office open goes on and the committee meet every week and are thankful and heartened with the co-operation from the public. People are asked to please keep using all the facilities at the post office.
The St Vincent de Paul annual collection will take place at Masses next Saturday and Sunday, December 8, and 9. All money collected will be spent locally. Your support as always would be gratefully appreciated.