Drumlish Ballinamuck local news Dec 10

CHRISTMAS MARKETS: A shop-at-home this Christmas is being encouraged and promoted by Longford Chamber of Commerce and the Longford Enterprise Board.

CHRISTMAS MARKETS: A shop-at-home this Christmas is being encouraged and promoted by Longford Chamber of Commerce and the Longford Enterprise Board.

A selection of Christmas Markets will be in Breaden's Lane Longford next weekend 11th/12th December. You are invited to browse around and perhaps you will find some very suitable Christmas gifts.

Please see advertisement in this weeks Longford Leader, where a range of choices are yours.

FIRESIDE TALES

The 8th issue of Fireside Tales by local historian Jude Flynn has been published and is on sale at local outlets.

It comprises of Tales from around Longford town and County. As with the other seven issues Jude has captured the essence of country living in a most interesting way. There is something in this book which will be of interest to almost every parish in the County. There are stories from Drumlish and Ballinamuck, Dromard and Mullahoran, Kilashee, and Abbeylara to name but a few. The creamery in Ballinalee was a very lucrative project, and is interesting, as is the "Stolen Plough and the Drumlish Ghost" as told by John Connell. I never heard of O'Connor's Hall in Ballinamuck but it too is very interesting.

All I can say is the book is like the other seven is a great read with lovely tales and stories from the pen of a very talented author. It would really make someone away from home or close to home a very acceptable and enjoyable Christmas gift. So thank you to Jude Flynn once again from the people of the parish for this wonderful volume of "Fireside Tales".

We hope it is very successful for him.

GRADUATION

Congratulations to Rose Kiernan, daughter of Patrick and Ellen Kiernan Monaduff who graduated from Athlone Institute of Technology with a first class Honours Degree in Accounting. Rose is a past pupil of St. Mary's NS Drumlish and Moyne Community School.

BAPTISM

Welcome into the Christian Community to Ciarn Kane Barraghmore who was baptised on Sunday 28th November in St. Mary's. Church Drumlish. Congratulations also to his parents Teresa and Francis and brother Darragh.

LIGHTS

The Christmas lights were switched on in Drumlish on Saturday evening nlast December 4th after the 7.30pm Mass. This was organised by the local Tidy Towns Committee. Following the switching on ceremony the Tidy Towns held their Annual Fundraising event in "The Bent Elbow". Sincere thanks for all your support.

COLLECTION

Longford Social Services Church Gate Collection will take place at all Churches on December 11th & 12th Your support would be sincerely appreciated.

MUSIC LESSONS

Music lessons in Guitar, banjo, fiddle, and mandolin for adults & children, beginners & advanced – gift vouchers available – contact Enda Mc Kenna 087-9980615 or 043-3329617

CHRISTMAS PARTY

Ballinamuck Senior Citizens Christmas Party will take place this year in the '98 Memorial Hall Ballinamuck on Sunday 12th December at 2.00pm. All are welcome to attend on the day. Anyone who would like to entertain on the dy please contact Mary Breslin on 086-1777294.

AGM

Fr. Manning Gaels AGM will take place on Friday December 10th at 8.00pm in Monaduff clubrooms.

SCOR NA NOG

The Leinster Semi-Finals due to have taken place on Sunday last in Ballymore were postponed because of the weather. The set-dancers are through to the semifinal. We wish them every success whenever it takes place.

COMMUNITY GAMES

Children wishing to participate in the following events for 2011 are asked to contact Derek on 086-1725448 as soon as possible. Indoor Soccer Under 13& under15 Boys; Indoor Soccer under 13&under 15 Girls; Mixed Draughts Under 12& under 14; Mixed Chess Under 12&under 16..

Mentors and coaches wishing to take on the role of helping any of these groups are also asked to contact Derek.

BINGO

Ballinamuck Bingo continues on Tuesday nights at 8.30pm(for Winter) in '98 Hall Ballinamuck. All are welcome, and your support would be greatly appreciated.

Recent deaths

The death took place recently of Sadie Niblock Magherafelt Derry, mother of Frank Niblock, Bohey Drumlish . To Frank,& Barbara, his family and friends we extend our deepest and sincere sympathy on the death of their mother & grandmother.

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