Killeshandra's Loop the Lakes postponed

The postponement follows the sad passing of popular community figure Katie O'Reilly.

The tenth 'Loop The Lakes' in Killeshandra, due to take place later this week, has been postponed due to a bereavement in the community.

Organisers made the announcement yesterday (Thursday, August 2) evening, with plans to host the event at a later date, September 18, at 12 noon.

The 7km charity walk or run starts from Killeshandra Leaguers' GFC pitch and raises funds for two chosen charities- SOSAD Cavan and Pieta House.

This year, organisers chose to waive the traditional registration fee, however asked all participants to support a draw for a series of prizes sponsored by local businesses.

The postponement follows the sad passing of popular community figure Katie O'Reilly.

Ms O'Reilly, from Derries Lower, Killeshandra, and formerly of Oakview Nursing Home, Belturbet, died, September 2, at Cavan General Hospital.

She is predeceased by husband Philip, son Pee and brother Patsy, and her death is mourned by her loving children Anna, Johnny, Katie, Minnie, Seamus, Bernie, Noel, Finny, Nuala and Majella; sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters Helen, Annette and Maura; brother Philip, brother-in-law Mal, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

Ms O'Reilly will repose at her residence in the Derries on Friday, September 3, for family, friends and neighbours, from 2pm - 8pm until Removal on Saturday morning at 11.30am to St. Brigid's Church, Killeshandra. Funeral Mass will take place at 12 noon, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Due to current Government and HSE guidelines, numbers at the Funeral Mass are limited to family and close friends.

The Funeral Mass can be viewed online at