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The national marts chair, Michael Spellman has warned farmers that a “severe impact” will be felt if the current retention period for livestock under the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme (DAS) is not reduced. Mr Spellman called on Minister Coveney to reduce the retention period downwards from the current seven months, due to what he described as “unprecedented conditions” that have hit livestock farmers this year. “Immediate initiatives are required of the Minister at this time,” he said.
Connacht Gold has imported hay and haylage from Britain, a move that helped farmers across eight counties to feed their cattle over the past seven days.
Following a recent public consultation on the Nitrates Action Programme, chairman of ICMSA’s Farm Services and Environment Committee, Patrick Rohan, said there were still a number of key issues that needed to be addressed including ‘calendar farming’ and Phosphorus allowances.
A Co Longford woman is at the helm of a new campaign that aims to create more awareness around the area of agriculture and the farming community. Anne Brady who hails from north Longford and attended Moyne Community School is one of two co-founders of the campaign - ‘Farmers Feed Families’ which was launched on May 8 last.
Longford actor Jamie McClean is set to play one of the lead roles in the Backstage Theatre’s Canal Studio production of ‘Stalemate’ – a new play written and directed by the theatre’s artist-in-residence, Seamus O’Rourke. The production, is currently being rehearsed ahead of its debut at Backstage this Thursday, May 16, after which the crew will embark on a nationwide tour.
Joe Prunty, who is originally from Ballincurry in Drumlish, was the guest of honour at the New York GAA annual dinner in New York City recently – an acknowledgement of his many years of service to the sport for expats living in the Big Apple.
Longford Town play their second home game in succession on Saturday night next when they entertain Cobh Ramblers at City Calling Stadium, kick-off 7.30pm.
Kenagh GAA Club are hosting a 10k fundraising run and 5K walk this Sunday, May 19.
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It is 27 years since the Class of ‘86 sat their Leaving Cert at Cnoc Mhuire in Granard, and on May 4 last a very special occasion was held for students from that year, when a reunion was held in the north Longford town.
One cannot help being in a joyous, somewhat uplifted state after seeing St. Mel’s Musical Society’s recent production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic Oklahoma! directed by Leonard Anderson.
Longford comedian Conor Neville has reached the final of the Chortle Student Comedy Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, after making it through the Dublin heat and the semi-final, which was held in Manchester last weekend.
The Bog Lane Theatre in Ballymahon will host renowned Italian flat-picking guitarist and singer/songwriter Beppe Gambetta on Thursday, May 23 for a special intimate performance.
Canal Studio Productions at the Backstage Theatre are looking for actors from across the Midlands region to audition for roles in their upcoming production of ‘Arragh na Pogue’. The play, which will feature a cast of 15, will be directed by Backstage’s artist-in-residence, Seamus O’Rourke.
A number of properties in Cartrun Breac, Lisbrack Road, Longford are now on the market averaging at less than €40,000 apiece plus VAT.
DEATH: Death of James (Sonny) Duffey. It was with regret that we learned of the death of Sonny Duffey Portanure Loch Gowna on Saturday 4th May at Cavan General Hospital. Sonny had spent the past few years of his life in Castle Manor Nursing Home Cavan. He was a very friendly and generous person who was held in high esteem by his neighbours and friends. His remains were removed from Castle Manor Nursing to the Church of Holy Family Loch Gowna on Sunday evening and following requiem Mass on Monday burial took place in the local cemetery. To his relatives neighbours and many friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.
Ardagh Brownies: Will be doing a skipathon in Thursday’s meeting, please can all Brownies bring a skipping rope to the meeting. Good luck to the Quiz team heading to Dublin on Saturday for the Irish Girl Guides Brownie Quiz National Final! Ardagh Guides had fun camping in between the showers last weekend at Portlick camp site, kayaking, crate stacking, zip-lining, assault course and archery. Well done, Aoife, Nora-May, Sarah, Olivia, Morgane, Karen and Shannon! Ardagh Toddler Group meet every Tuesday morning for a cuppa and a chat - all are welcome drop in to the
A static cycle to raise some much needed cash for the local Lourdes Invalid Fund brought the entire community together in Granard recently.
The community of Drumlish and the surrounding areas were deeply shocked by news of the tragic death of local businessman Eamon Mulleady who died last Thursday. Mr Mulleady was a member of the well-known family who are deeply rooted in the Drumlish community. Huge crowds attended the Funeral Mass for Mr Mulleady on Sunday at St Mary’s Church, Drumlish. He was predeceased by his father Sean last year and his brother Sean who died in an accident earlier this year. Deepest sympathy is extended to his mother Sadie, brothers Michael and Declan, sisters Fiona and Colette, his partner Attracta, son Robert, daughter Charlotte, extended family, relatives and friends. A full obituary will appear in the Longford Leader in the coming weeks.
SYMPATHY: Sincere condolence is extended to Hughie McGovern and families Carragh Granard,Co Longford, Maggie Smith and families Bundoon Killoe, Barney Cunningham Rhyne Killoe on the sad bereavement of Hughie’s wife Anna (nee Cunningham, formerly Rhyne Killoe) who was laid to rest last week. The parish express sympathy to her husband Hughie , sons Johnny,Hughie , daughters Josephine (Matthews),Peggy (Feeney), sons/ daughters in law, sister Maggie (nee Cunningham), brother Barney,grandchildren extended families friends. Requiem mass was celebrated in Carragh Church with burial in adjoining cemetery. May she rest peacefully. Also the parish extend sincere condolence to Louis Belton , sister Maureen, brother in law Val, sister in law Mary extended families friends on the sad bereavement of their brother Paddy Belton (member Longford County Council) who was recently laid to rest. Requiem mass was celebrated in St Dominics Church Kenagh followed by burial in Moydow cemetery. May he rest in peace.
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