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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.
Lory Meagher Cup – All-Ireland Senior ‘D’ Hurling Championship – Round 3
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.
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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.
Tidy towns: Ballymahon Tidy Towns annual general meeting will take place on Thursday 16th May 2013 in Cooney’s Hotel at 8pm. All welcome! The committee greatly appreciate all the help and support we have received to date and look forward to continued support in order to maintain the upkeep of our town.
TIDY TOWNS: A Tidy Towns work evening will be hed this Wednesday evening the 15th of May. Volunteers are asked to bring the appropiate implements and assemble at the Hill at 7p.m. First adjudication is just a few weeks away,adding an element of urgency to the effort.
Enrolment: Scoil Mhuire, Clondra, Co. Longford are currently accepting enrolments. Scoil Mhuire is a mixed, three-teacher school, committed to enhancing the development of each child to the best of their ability in a warm, friendly and inclusive atmosphere. Please call to the school or contact us at 043 3326417 for information/application form. Enquiries welcome before/after official enrolment fortnight.
First Holy Communion: On Saturday next the 18th May pupils from St Sinneachs National School Colehill will receive their First Holy Communion in Carrickedmond church at 11am. This special day will be celebrated by Fr Tiernan PP. We all hope that this special day for each boy and girl receiving their first holy communion will be a one that will be remembered by each one in the years to come. We all pray also the weather will be kind on Saturday next.
Sports: The annual Community Games sports will be held on Monday evening 20th May at 5pm at St Brigid’s football grounds. Competitions will be for boys and girls up to u-16 in track and field events and athletics. Qualifiers will take part in the county final in Ballymahon on 9th June.
Gathering Meeting: A meeting of the Gathering committee will take place on Tuesday night next 21st May in Adie Farrell’s meeting room. There are many logistic decisions in relation to the Gathering Weekend on August Bank Holiday weekend to be made and we would like to ask a large representation from the community to come along and be part of a great weekend.
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Sunday 19 May 2013
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Temperature: 8 C to 16 C
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