St Patrick’s Arva GAA Club: Lotto: The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Clubrooms on Tuesday last 19th July 2016. The Jackpot was €4,800. Numbers drawn – 12 / 14 / 21 / 27 – no winner. €50 winners Gray, Breffni Arms Hotel. Danny Calder, Tycusker. Kathleen O’ Donnell, Drumshinney. The Jackpot on Tuesday night last 26th June 2016 was €4,900. Lotto Envelopes can be left in the Letterbox in St Patrick’s Hall next to the National School for collection prior to the draw. We appeal to Club Members and thee wider public to support the Lotto each week as the club are trying to raise funds for their new development and all support is much appreciated.
GAA: The Arva Reserve Team played Ballinagh on Friday evening last in Ballinagh with the home side emerging victorious by 0-17 to 1-9. On the evening the home side were on top in most areas and were full value for their win.
Hospital and Nursing Home Visit’s: Priests no longer have access to the list of patients in any hospital or healthcare facility so it is impossible for them to know that a parishioner is in a hospital or nursing home unless they are told. Please inform your local priest if you would like a family member to be visited in a hospital or nursing home.
Corlisbratten Methodist Church will hold their Sunday Evening Service at 8 o’clock this Sunday 31st July and everyone is welcome to attend.
Church Services: for the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – This Sunday 31st July – Favourite Hymns at 10.00 am in Carrigallen and at 11.30 am in Gowna.
Visitation: The annual Visitation and Blessing of Graves will take place in Coronea Cemetery on Sunday 14th August at 12.15 pm. All Plot Owners are requested to ensure that the resting place of their loved one’s is clean and tidy for this day and please bring away all rubbish.
Safeguarding Children: The contacts for the Parish of Killeshandra are Micheál Ó Faolaín, Arva 049 432 8020
and Karen Sweeney, Killeshandra Tel 087 2757 591.
Congratulations are extended to M.s Maria Smith who won a Bronze Medal in the All Ireland Athletic Championships held in Tullamore on Sunday last. Maria was competing in the Girls U-15 100 meters. She is a daughter of former Arva football great (according to himself) Mr John Smith, upper Main Street. Well done Maria and continued success in your endeavours.
Arva Agricultural Show Society: held their 59th Annual Show on Sunday last in the Showfield by kind permission of M.s Philomena Fyfe. There were 18 Qualifiers and over 300 Classes from Horses, Cattle etc to Home Industries, Farm and Garden, Dog Show with a large array of top quality Pedigree Animals on show. The fact that the Non Pedigree Champion owned by Katie Brady, Waterloo, Bailieboro was also judged as the Supreme Champion of the show gives an idea of the quality of livestock taking part. There were prizes also for the Most Appropriately Dressed Lady and Gent. The All Ireland Tug of War Finals attracted a large audience all through the day with great competition in the different classes. The committee are to be congratulated on keeping the Show going for so long and on that point we remember all the companies and individuals who offer financial sponsorship without which the Show could not take place. Always a great place to meet old friends and renew acquaintances with many people organising holidays to coincide with this annual event. Many former residents make the trip from overseas in order to meet old friends and get up to date on local happenings. The brilliant Robert Mizzell packed the Breffni Arms Hotel that night for the Show Dance which was a fantastic end to a great day. Next year the committee will celebrate their 60th Anniversary so we wish them continued success.
Arva 3 Province Festival: is taking place this week and this Wednesday evening an “Over 35’s” football match will take place in Michael Cully Park between the “Catchers and Kickers” ( Arva, Gowna, Cornafean) and the “Movers and Shakers” (Dromard, Colmcille, Carrigallen Aughavas). Throw in for the 3 Provinces over 35’s GAA Cup will be at 6.30 pm. Later on there will be a music session in Café Rem at 9.00 pm and the Breffni Arms Hotel at 10.00 pm. (Inner Soul). Tomorrow – Thursday night will see the popular “Sink, Swim or Paddle” Raft Race and Bar – B – Que. Traditional Music later in the Breffni Arms Hotel. Friday night the “Round the Block” Bed Race should be a good night’s craic starting at 9 o’clock while the Arva Music Club will be in the Breffni Arms Hotel from 10.00 pm. On Saturday we will have the ever popular 3 Province Challenge starting at the Market Square at 11.00 am. This year the organisers hope to break the €1 million mark for money raised for St Luke’s Hospital, Dublin, N.B.C.R.I. Cancer research and Cavan Monaghan Cancer Care. There will be a lively atmosphere in the town all day with Music on the Market Square. Saturday night music in the Breffni Arms Hotel Lounge (Tempo) and in the Function Room (Night Fever). Sunday will host a Fishing Competiotion on Gartylough and music in the pubs throughout the town. To finish off a great week a Family Sports Day and Bar – B- Que will be held in Michael Cully Park at 2 o ‘clock. There is lots to do so come along and enjoy what Arva has to offer you naturally.
Arva Branch Library: has just received a recent stock exchange with exciting new titles in Fiction, Non-Fiction and our Children’s Collection. Remember your Library Service is Free. FREE Membership. FREE Internet Access and Computer facilities. Opening Hours – Thursday 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm & 6.00 pm-8.30p.m., Friday 2.00 pm-5.00 pm & 6.00 pm -8.30pm, Saturday 10.00 am-1.00 pm & 2.00-5.00 pm.
Breffni 3 Province Challenge: Planning for this year’s challenge is in full swing, with the aim of hitting our €1 million target for Cancer Care & Research. Information is available on Facebook or call/text 086 0848633 or on breffni3provincechallenge.com . This year’s challenge brings you a new dimension aimed at local clubs, be it running, walking, fitness, GAA. The list is endless!! Our team event, brought to you by the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva, allows teams of between 3 & 6 people to compete in the Half Marathon. The best three times will give you the win. But as an added twist; the best overall male and female will not be counted! As this is a huge event to organise, all help is much appreciated. If you are willing to volunteer a few hours in marshalling, catering or first aid please let us know. As usual this hugely popular event will be held on the August Bank Holiday weekend which will be this Saturday 30th July.
Bingo: The weekly Bingo sessions on Sunday night in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva will finish on this Sunday 30th July returning to Carrigallen on Sunday 7th August. The committee wish to thank all their loyal supporters who came out for the past 6 months and look forward to renewing acquaintances on Sunday 5th February 2017. Eyes down 9.00 pm.
Slimming World: Classes continue each Wednesday night with 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm sessions and all new members will be welcome. Come along to group to learn how to lose weight while never going hungry. Call Linda on 087 2338 154 for further information.
North Longford and Arva Credit Union: – Opening hours in Arva – Monday- Wednesday 10.00 am – 2.30pm. Friday – 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. Saturday 1.00 pm- 5.00 pm & 8.30pm – 9.30pm.
L. C. Fitness: Full Body Fitness Classes in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva – Tuesday’s and Thursday’s – 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Beginners and New Members always welcome. For further details contact Lynn Tel: 085 734 1992.
TOM CLARKE at The Corn Mill: Tom Clarke was the first signatory of the 1916 proclamation and one of the main instigator of the 1916 rising. He was also a family man with a wife and three young children. His father was from Errew in Carrigallen. He was great friends with his fellow signatory and Kiltyclogher man Sean Mac Diarmada. The play “Tom Clarke’s One True Love’, written by Killian McGuinness and performed by the Corn Mill Theatre Group, dramatizes the life of Tom Clarke the public and private man. It covers the time span from 1830 when his father James was born to Clarke’s execution 1916. During the course of the performance we meet Clarke, his wife Kathleen, Winifred Carney James Connolly’s secretary, McKenzie-Booth a British medical officer, Patrick Pearse, a British recruit, Thomas Junior, and a member of Cumman na mBan. It is betimes heartbreakingly sad but peppered with comedy. Performances take place in The Corn Mill Theatre this Thursday 28th and Saturday 30th July. Booking on 0494339612 – Doors 8.00 p.m. Curtain 8.30 p.m. sharp.