Sad passing of Philomena McElhinney

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The McElhinney family from Ruskey mourned with a deep sense of loss the death of their mother Philomena McElhinney, who died recently after a short illness. Aged 84, Philomena bore her illness with great dignity and fortitude and died peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family. Born Philomena Barr in Ruskey in 1927, she married Fonsie McElhinney and they were blessed to have four sons and five daughters They lived in Effishmore, Gleneely, for a number of years, but moved back to Ruskey in 1970. Unfortunately Fonsie died suddenly in March 1975, leaving Philomena to raise heryoung family on her own, which she did with dignity and pride. Philomena was a deeply devoted Catholic and a lifelong member of the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association. Her Requim Mass was celebrated on in St Columba’s Church, Drung by Fr Mailey, with in attendance Fr. Farren and Fr. Morris. Deepest sympathy is extended to her sons and daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren,great grandchildren and sister. Philomena will be sadly missed by all who knew her. May she rest in peace.

Carndonagh Community School is considering introducing the use of I pads for students from September 2012 - the target group are the incoming first years, andtherefore the central parents committee have arranged an information evening for the parents of that year group next Wednesday 28th March at 7.30 p.m. in the Aras. It is hoped that any questions or queries that you may have on the use of I pads in education, possible financial options and benefits to your child’s education will be discussed on the night and it is advisable that all parents take this opportunity to come along and avail of this question answer and information session.

The committee of Naomh Padraig G.A.A. Club will be presenting a variety concert this Sunday 25th March in St Mary’s Hall, Muff at 5 p.m. Performances by local children andall proceeds in aid of I.C.A.R.E. Admission adults, 5 euro, children 2 euro and a family 10 euro. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

In the Drung Parish draw last week 1st prize of 200 euro went to Eileen Mc Gowan, promoter Ann Marie Orr, 2nd - 100 euro - Breda Toye, promoter Neil and Ann Toye, 3rd - 50 euro- Joanne Clarke, promoter Ellen Doherty.

There was no jackpot winner last week in the Quigley’s Point Community centre/R.C.D. Limited mini lotto draw. The winning numbers were 4,14,16,23, and the four 15 euro winners were Michael Breslin, Redcastle, James Breslin jnr., Redcastle, Emmajane Canavan, Cullinean, and Anthony Breslin, Culmore. The jackpot tonight will be 2,150 euro.