Abbeylara local news Dec 24

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 Budget.

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 Budget.

Timetable: All routes for 2010 will be completed on Thursday 23rd December.

Services for 2011 will resume on Tuesday 4th January.

Abbeylara Lotto

Draw Crawford's 14-12-10. Jackpot 9,800 euro. Numbers Drawn 1-4-29-30

20 euro winners: Keith & Niamh, c/o Crawfords; Joe Lynch, c/o PJ Farrell; Danny &; Anne Ledwith, Ballinrud; Brian Heaney, Abbeylara; Tom Gilligan, Dublin; Enda Ledwith, Dublin. Next Draw in Crawford's. Jackpot 9,900 euro

DEATHS

Yours prayers are requested for the happy repose of they souls of , Marguerite Concannon, Naas died Thursday 16th December , sister of Paddy King, Carra. Pat mcGauren, Colmcille, died Friday 17th December, brother of Margaret Reilly, Cloughernal. May they Rest In Peace.

BINGO

On Wednesday 22nd December in the Community Centre at 9.00 p.m sharp.

CALLS

The sick and housebound will be visited on Friday 24th December a.m Please inform them.

GIFT

The Discovery Program of Lake settlement project on Lake Kinael and Lake Derragh book is still on sale and would make a wonderful Christmas gift. This book is produced by Ms. Christina Fredengren along with Longford County Council, about the discovery of the dig of artefacts on these two lakes. The book can be purchased in P.J. Farrell's Food Store Abbeylara, Mc Entee's Granard, Geraldine Clarke Finea, Maura in Granard Area Action Office and P.J. Reilly Ballinacross. This book is very interesting, a book with great insight of how people lived and developed our landscape seven thousand years ago.

TIDY TOWNS

A big thank you to all those who supported out annual Christmas Draw and Raffle in Crawford's Lounge on Saturday night last. Congratulations to the winners of our main draw 1st prize, A Christmas Hamper, Brendan Tully, 2nd Supervalu voucher, Joan Kiernan, Cartronbore, 3rd A Leg of Lamb, Maggie Farrell, 4th Bottle of whiskey, Stephen Fahey, c/o Denis Fahey 5th Christmas Cake, Eugene Newman, c/o Maura, also the spot prizes winners are Susan Boland, Tina Reilly (Crawfords Lounge) Fionnula Kilbane, Maggie Farrell, Gabriel Lynch, Stephen Farrell and Ann Creamer. The Committee would like to thank all those who sponsored prizes on the night. To Tina and staff in Crawfords Lounge, Mary O'Connor for her wonderful music and the ticket sellers. A special word of thanks to Alice Daly for the effort and hard work she put into selling tickets. Susan and Larry Boland for their gardening skills during the year and to Denis Fahy for all his hard work. We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year and hope for 2011 we can work together in keeping our village looking well.

LAST DATE

All notes to be in for Friday 24th December this week.

KEEP IN TOUCH

To all our people living away in other places, we send our warmest Christmas Greetings of prayer and blessing.

GUN CLUB

Abbeylara Gun Club wish everyone a happy Christmas and prosperous new year.

The results of our Christmas Draw will be published in new week's notes.

WELCOME

Warmest welcome to those who are coming home for Christmas, to those with us for their first Christmas, to Foreign Nationals living among us, and to those visiting among us.

GREETINGS

Thanks to all those who contributed to the notes during the year. Wishing all our readers and happy and prosperous New Year.