Recent deaths: The death took place in America of Mary Takei (nee Farrell) late of Middleton Killashee. Mary spent most of her life in the United States, she was predeceased by her husband Bill and her brother Johnny.
Mary is survived by her daughter Karen sons Brian and Kevin, sister Nan Casey, Ballymacormack and brothers Tom Killashee, Jimmy Caldramore and Peter Curraghacreehan and their families. Deepest sympathy is extended to all her relatives and friends . May her soul rest in peace.
Deepest sympathy is extended to Susan Farrell and Peter McKenna on the recent death of their brothers Owen McKenna. May his soul rest in peace.
Deepest sympathy is extended to the Mulvihill and Merrigan families on the death of Marie Mulvihill. May her soul rest in peace.
Deepest sympathy is extended to all members of the Maguire family Stonepark on the death of their sisters Kathleen McManus. May her soul rest in peace.
Deepest sympathy is extended to Kevin and Louise Bracken and family Knappogue Clondra on the death of Kevin's father Tony Bracken late of Killoe and New York. May his soul rest in peace.
Best of luck to David Dolan Derryohill and his band mates known as Dutch Courage who take part in the Youth Factor semi final this Saturday night 29th January in the Temperance Hall. The boys need your support and most importantly your vote to get to the final of the competition.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery is extended to the many people in the parish who are unwell at the moment. Our thought and prayers are with you all.
The local lotto draw will take place in the Camlin Bar Clondra on Sunday next 30th January for a jackpot of 13440 euro. Team 2 is on duty . Jacinta Fallon , Virginia Feterstone, Michael Skelly and Sean Sheridan. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
There will be a players meeting on Friday night 28th January at 8pm in the Clubhouse Killashee. St Brigids annual dinner dance will take place on Saturday 5th February in the Sin Bin restaurant in Longford Rugby Club. Music on the night is by the fabulous Sean Brennan and tickets are 25 euro each. Tickets can be purchased from any committee member. The following awards are up for presentation on the night. Hall of fame, club person of the year, senior player of the year and junior player of the year. Club members is now due and can be got from registrar Pat Farrell or any committee members. 40 euro for players , 20 euro for non players and students 50 euro family rate.
Killashee Minor Board are holding a meeting in the clubhouse Killashee on Friday 28th January at 8.30pm. The meeting is to decide on coaches for 2011 for the various teams. All interested in helping out in any way are invited to attend.
The club wishes to extend it's sympathies to Kevin Bracken Knappogue on the death of his father Tony and the Farrell family, Midleton on the death of Mary Farrell who resided in America. May they rest in peace.
Lanesboro Community College will be holding its open day on Thursday 27th January. This is an exciting day in the school and 5th and 6th class students from all national schools in the area are invited to attend. Present 1st years and others will then display much of what they have learned since coming to the college. It is a very enjoyable experience for both the national school children and the first years who love to see their old classmates and show off their knowledge. Pupils from outside the town will be collected by bus as here to fore . Thanks too all teachers and pupils who make the effort to attend.
Lanesboro Community College is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. To celebrate there will be a social evening in the school at Easter . Special guests will be the students and staff from 1960 together with the staff and students from our amalgamation year 1989. All past pupils will be most welcome on the night. There is the usual difficulty in tracking down people from back then so I am asking anyone from either era who would be willing to help to please contact the school at 043 3321139 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. It should be a wonderful night of reminiscing and meeting old friends and any help you can offer will be hugely appreciated.
Cloontagh National School Christmas raffle was held on Friday 14th January. Winners were Sarah Lane-Hamper; John Donlon 20euro meat voucher; Aisling O'Dowd red wine; Tyrone Taffee, tin of roses; Helen Cosgrove slipper set; Peter Nolan box milk tray; Mary Kiely white wine/ roses ; Valerie Wyer Fox's biscuits; Dylan Farrell Fox's biscuits; James Farrell white wine; Margaret Gillen Butler chocolates & soap set. The Parents Association would like to thank the following for their generous sponsorship Josephine Farrell and Connacht Gold; Magans Killashee; Mags Gillen;Joe O'Brien; Adi Farrell; Johnstons Pharmacy; O'Briens Pharmacy; Spar; Terry's butchers' cleaners Press and dress; Cllr Mark Casey. Thank you also to everyone who sold and bought tickets for the raffle. Your support is greatly appreciated.