DOG SHOW: Longford dog show will be held in Tesco carpark on Sunday next July 15th at 2pm. All proceeds will donated to Aware. Entries will taken on the day at show. All are welcome. For further enquiries ring Paul Connell at 082 2235823,.
BIRTHDAY: Congratulations and best wishes to Olive McKeogh who celebrated her ruby birthday with a very enjoyable surprise party at her home last Saturday night. Her husband John played a blinder by keeping the occasion top secret yet succeeding in putting on a great evening for over one hundred guests much to Olives surprise. We wish her many more happy birthdays.
LOTTO: The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA lotto for last weekend June 30th were 5,13,14,17.There was one match three winner Michelle McCormack Corina wins seventy five euro.
THANKS: Martin Walsh would like to say a big thank you to all that helped make the canal walk for St Lukes hospital such a great success. Thank you to all the walkers ,all who donated prizes ,all who sold tickets and everyone that helped in any way to raise the sum of 5775 euro. A big thank you to Jimmy and Carolann Leavy for the use of their premises and all help that they gave .A huge thank you to each and everyone involved.
ROYAL CANAL: Despite the mixed weather patrons of the royal canal had a very enjoyable weekend. Up to twenty five boats assembled at Brannigan harbour on Saturday morning and made their way to Foigha where they tied up for an evening’s entertainment which was enjoyed by visitors and locals alike. Local man Tony Moran provided the music and vocal entertainment. The chips and burgers were an added attraction which was greatly appreciated by all present. The following moring (Sunday) the boats raised their anchors and proceeded to Mosstown harbour where they spent the day enjoying their surroundings and mixing with the locals. At least one boat present was over one hundred years old with many more in the vintage class. We look forward to their return in the not too distant future.
SUMR CAMP: A dance (all types) music sport art and drama Summer Camp will take place in the Dean Egan Library Ballymahon from Monday 23rd July to Friday 27th July 10am to 2pm. Chliden can be dropped off at camp from 9.30am. A similar Summer Camp will also take place in St Marys parish Hall Lanesboro from July 16 to July 30. Further inquiries and bookings from Maureen Farrell on 086 3702719 or Mairead Quinn on 086 3046426.
PROGRESSIVE TWENTY FIVE: Winners in Saint Dominics Centre last Thursday night were Kathleen and Daniel Dan and Mike Dan and Tom eleven games,they win 120 euro. Table prizes Maureen and Simon Ivan and Peader twenty euro each. Raffle Peader McGarry Pat Martin Jimmy Cahill Peter Gregg Ita Farrell Niall Hughes all win ten euro each.
TABL QUIZ: There will be a table quiz in the El Paso Kenagh on Friday night July 20th at 9pm under the auspices of the Irish draught horse society. Proceeds after expences go to saint Vincent De Paul. Table of four forty euro. Raffle and refreshments served. Your support will be greatly appreciated
FAS SCHEME: Vacancies on a FAS community employment scheme in Sticky Fingers Community Childcare centre. Please check with FAS in Longford for eligibility. For more information phone Patricia on 043 3322450.
THANKS: The Friends of the Children of Chernobyl wish to thank all who contributed to our church gate collection which totalled 345.20 euro. This money will help fund a month long holiday for 9 children who are currently in Longford. A big thank you to Mary and Micheal who helped on the day. Thank you all again.
GAA: There was an element of satisfaction in watching Galway beat Kilkenny in hurling in Croke park last Sunday afternoon. It was a good day for hurling. Many of the GAA fraternity here in county Longford could not be blamed for feeling a tinge of pride when Newtowncashel man Martin Skelly made his presentation speech and then presented the Leinster cup to the winning Galway captain . Well done Martin. Hope to see you present it to a Longford captain in the not too distant future(in football of course).
SPONSORED WALK: Longford Harvest festival committe will be holding a sponsored walk in the Kenagh area on Sunday July 15th starting in El Paso carpark at 12 noon. Proceeds in aid of Lanesboro sub aqua club. The course will cover a route along the canal line at Mosstown about five kilometres. Please come along ad give your support and enjoy a pleasant walk . Sponsor cards available from Rachel Thompson at 087 6772454or Paddy Finnegan at 087 27005014.
LOTTO: The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto last Sunday night were 14,15,16,18.There was one match threr winner KP c/o Father Tom Barden wins 75 euro,13900 euro going on 4 correct numbers next week.
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Weather for Longford, Ireland
Saturday 25 May 2013
Temperature: 8 C to 15 C
Wind Speed: 10 mph
Wind direction: South
Temperature: 8 C to 16 C
Wind Speed: 10 mph
Wind direction: South