Mullinalaghta local news Dec 24

CHIRISTMAS DRAW: St. Columba's G.F.C and Mullinalaghta Community Centre committee are presently selling tickets for their massive Christmas bonanza draw. There are fantastic prizes to be won, including a fabulous 22" Flatscreen HD TV, Massive Christmas Hamper, Meal voucher for 2 in The Piker's Lodge, Vouchers for reflexology, chiropody, hairdressing.

CHIRISTMAS DRAW: St. Columba's G.F.C and Mullinalaghta Community Centre committee are presently selling tickets for their massive Christmas bonanza draw. There are fantastic prizes to be won, including a fabulous 22" Flatscreen HD TV, Massive Christmas Hamper, Meal voucher for 2 in The Piker's Lodge, Vouchers for reflexology, chiropody, hairdressing.

Meat voucher. Christmas table decoration, plum pudding, bottle of brandy, bottle of whiskey and lots of other prizes on the night of the draw which will take place on Tuesday 21st December. Tickets are just 2 euro each or book of three for 5 euro.

LOTTO

St. Columba's G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw in Keogh's on Thursday 16th December. The numbers drawn were 11, 17, 19, 21. As the numbers were not chosen by anyone the jackpot of 2500 euro remained intact. Consolation prizes of €20 each were won by the following. Thomas Flood, Mullinroe, Dring, Longford. Harry Rogers, Mullinroe, Dring, Longford. Carmel Masterson, Carricknabrick, Ballinagh, Cavan. Jason Matthews, Toome, Kilcogy, Longford and Ruairi McElligott, Culleenmore, Dring, Longford.. Results of draw in The Hideaway will appear in this column in the next edition of this newspaper. Forthcoming draw will take place The Angler's Rest. Tickets for same are now on sale from the usual outlets. Your support would be very much appreciated.

PLAY

With the snow outside it was a good backdrop for the Christmas play which went down a treat in the community centre on Saturday night last. The children sang their hearts out and really enjoyed themselves. A big thank you to all who helped out on the night and for the last twelve weeks. Sincere gratitude to the 'Elves' who were out gritting the roads, also to Connor for the DVD to Liam for the sound and the big man himself Santa who turned up at the end. Anyone interested in getting a DVD of the play can order it from Connor on 0861984470 for just 5 euro. It would make a great stocking filler this year.

GIFT VOUCHERS

Christmas gift vouchers are now available at Granard branch library suitable for for adults, teenagers and children. On these winter evenings there is no better way to pass the time than a good book. It can work wonders. New books are now in stock for Christmas. These include subjects relating to computers, adult literacy and Fs computer courses. The library is a welcoming place with something to suit all tastes. For more information call 043 6686164 or log on to granardlibrary@longfordcoco.ie

GUN CLUB

Mullinalaghta / Mullahoran gun club wish to inform their supporters and friends that a clay-pigeon shooting club has been set up. All interesting in joining or seeking further information are requested to contact 087 6640466. A clay shoot will take place for Christmas with the date to be confirmed. To help to defray expenses a raffle has been organised for a Christmas hamper and numerous other prizes. Tickets are available from members and in local shops.

RURAL TRANSPORT

County Longford Rural Transport: Longford Community Resources Ltd (LCRL) are delighted with the announcement in the recent Budget that the Rural Transport Programme will be continued in 2011, even with a slightly reduced funding.

This is great news and indeed a relief for all the passengers who use the service. Many thanks to them and to all the stakeholders who have supported, and indeed campaigned for the continuation of the programme throughout the year. All routes for 2010 will be completed on Thursday 23rd December . Services for 2011 will resume on Tuesday 4th January.

Longford Community Resources would like to wish all passengers and everyone who supports the Rural Transport Programme ''A Very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and Good Wishes for the New Year.''

REMINDER

The eighth edition of 'Fireside Tales' by Jude Flynn is now on sale. For anyone deciding on a Christmas gift for loved ones at home or abroad this is the ideal present. Copies are available at Cloonagh P.O.

CHURCH ARRANGEMENTS

Vigil Mass on Christmas Eve will be celebrated in St.Columba's Church at 6.00p.m and at 10.00a.m on Christmas morning. On Sunday 26th (Feast of the Holy Trinity) Mass will take place at 10.00a.m.

Season Greetings: May we take this opportunity to wish the staff of the Longford Leader and all readers at home and abroad a very happy and peaceful Christmas.

GAA

The annual general meeting of St.Columba's GAA will take place in the clubrooms on Sunday 9th January 2011 at 3.00p.m sharp.