YOUTH FACTOR: Congratulations to local group "3 and a half men" who came 2nd in the final of the Longford Youth Factor talent Competition which has been running for the last few weeks in Longford.
Wining the competition was solo singer Emma Philips from Longford. We send our best wishes for the future to the members of 3 and a half me John Conlon, Stephen Monaghan, Craig Sheerin and Steven Burke who had lots of local support during the competition. We look forward to hearing more about you in the years ahead. Well done again lads !
We send our best wishes to Michael Keegan Carrickboy who celebrated his 50th birthday with his family and many friends in Nally's Corner House on Saturday night last. We wish you all the best for the future. Hope you enjoyed the party.
It was with deep regret that we learnt of the death on 29th January of Mrs Marcella (Cella) Mullen (nee Fagan), wife of the late Tom, Drumure Abbeyshrule at Mullingar General Hospital.Cella who was a lady of deep religious faith , a regular pilgrim to Lourdes and a lady who was highly respected by everyone in the area, is survived by her sons Tom Jim Pat Frank and Tony, daughters Mary Cora Marcella and Geraldine, grandchildren great grandchildren, son in law, daughters in law, the Hackett family, Ballymahon relatives and wide circle of friends to whom we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.
Congratulations to Donal McHugh Barnacor Ballymahon who celebrated a very special big birthday with his family and lots of friends at a surprise party on Friday night last. We hope you enjoyed the night Donal and we wish you good health and lots of luck for the future.
JIMMY CONNELL RIP
Everyone was saddened to hear of the death last week of Mr James Connell (Jimmy) at his residence in Abbeyshrule after a long illness borne with quiet dignity. Jimmy was a grand polite friendly genlteman and was in his late eighties when he passed away peacefully with his family all round him, just the way he wanted it. He will be remembered by many from the time years ago when he had the travelling shop, everyone loved to see Jimmy coming with his big smiling face, come hail rain or snow. He also ran a shop on the Abbeyshrule road with his wife for a long number f years. He will be greatly missed not just by his heartbroken family but also by his neighbours , those many customers he called to and many friends. We extend our deepest sympathy to Jimmy's wife Patrcicia sons Danny, John and James, daughters Marie Helen and Martha, his sister, sons-in-law, daughters in law, grandchildren , relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.
We send our very best wishes to Emma Keegan, daughter of Simon and Tess , Drynan who celebrated her 21st birthday recently in Cooneys Hotel with her family and friends. We wish you all the best in the future, Emma.
A cookbook has been written by four young ladies who are in transition year at the Mercy Secondary School here in Ballymahon called "Allnone" which includes recipes for several types of dietary requirements. In the book here are recipes for the elderly, students in college and children, colics, GI diets and vegetarians and lots more. The girls Lauren Coughlan, Leeanne O'Malley Laura Dennehy and Caoimhe Nally formed a mini company in the school called You've been served and 65 page book is on sale now at only 7 euro from the school. They are also hoping to stock the cookbook in some of the local shops when it is printed. Well done girls, we wish you every success with your project.
Congratulations to Martina McLynn, daughter of John and Cathy Darogue who celebrated her 30th birthday with her family and lots of friends in Skellys Lounge last weekend where everyone had a really enjoyable night. We wish you all the best for the future Martina.
A bus with pick up points in Tang and Ballymahon will travel to the Daniel O'Donnell concert in Mullingar Park Hotel on Wednesday 9th March. Anyone interested please contact May Deacy or Philomena Donlon in Tang as soon as possible.
Open day in Ballymahon vocational school. On February 10th , 6th class students and parents are invited to view the vocational school and meet with teachers. Enrolment dates include February 10th and 12th. Contact 09064 32211 for further details.
We wish to extend our sincere sympathy to Jim Kenny Drynan and Bernadette O'Neill Terlicken on the death on Jan 28th of their mother Mrs Brigid Kenny (nee Greene) Ballinahinch , Newtowncashel at St Josephs Care Centre Longford, predeceased only very recently by her husband John. We extend our sympathy also to Brigid's other sons Sean Henry and Michael, daughter Kathleen sisters Celine brother Seamus , sons-in-law, daughters in law and to all her family and extended family. May her dear soul rest in peace.
Beginners classes in drawing will continue each Tuesday in the Dean Egan Library. If you wish too join please bring your drawing things. All adult women and men are welcome. For further details contact Frances at 0906432203.
We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to all the Mitchell family, Abbeyshrule on the peaceful death on 31st January last of Andy at his home in Herbetstown Limerick, also to Andy's wife Mary, son Paul, daughters Nicola and Georgina and all of heir family. His remains were brought back to Abbeyshrule last week where he was laid to rest at the local cemetery. May god grant rest to his soul.
Forgney GAA would like to thank everyone who made their recent night at the dogs fundraiser in Mullingar greyhound stadium such an outstanding success. A very special word of thanks to everyone who bought tickets for the event and also a big thank you to all the ticket sellers for the tremendous effort they put in. Many thanks to Joe Farrell and Value Centre Mullingar for the sponsorship provided and to the Rustic Inn, Abbyshrule for their voucher, Congratulations to Gerald Fallon who won the 2000 euro first prize. The hampers were won by Kevin Ryan , Keel, Gillian Keegan Forgney, Yvonne Finlass, Cloncallow and Brian O'Shaughnessy Mullingar. Finally thanks to all the GAA Clubs throughout the country who supported the draw.
Venturers and cubs are now back in action for a new season of adventure and fun with cubs meeting every Monday evening and scouts and venturers on Fridays. The unit would like to thank the community for its support over the past year and a special note of thanks to John Nally of Nally Bros, Michael Conlon of the country shop and all at Skellys who so kindly sponsored various activities and events over the year.. The cubs and leaders would also like to thank long serving leader Collette Roache for all her effort and help over her time ass leader and wish her the very best in the future. We are always looking for new volunteers to get involved as leaders in any sections, especially cubs and anyone interested in what is always a fun and rewarding experience please contact Liam Natton (Cubs) or Evan Dennehy (Scouts) or call into the scout den any Monday or Friday evening.