FLOWER DEMO: Legan ICA is holding its Annual Christmas Flower Arranging Demonstration in the GAA Clubhouse, Legan on Tuesday night December 14th. Demonstrator is Margaret Dowler from Blooms Florist, Longford.
All arrangements will be raffled afterwards. If you wish to make your own holly wreath you can do so, bring a clothes hanger with you and some Leylandii. A sale of Christmas iced cakes, puddings and home bakery will be held before the demonstration. There will also be a bric-a-brac sale. A festive supper will be served afterwards. The charge at the door will be €8.00 and all proceeds will go to the local Society of St Vincent de Paul. Sale starts at 8.00pm and demonstration at 8.30pm. This is always an enjoyable night, and this year we would ask anyone who can to please support this worthy fundraiser. All are welcome.
Legan Branch of St. Christopher's will hold a Pub Quiz in Casey's, Carrickboy, on Friday night December 10th, commencing at 9.00 pm, in aid of St. Christopher's Services Longford. Tables of 4 persons will cost €20. There will be generous cash prizes on offer for the winners and runners-up. There will also be a Raffle on the night with more chances to win. Refreshments will be served to ease the tension. Quiz master for the occasion is Mr. Question-Time himself and former all Ireland champion Master Joe Hunt. It will give Master Hunt an ideal opportunity to check out how much of his teachings his former pupils still remember. Miriam Murphy will do the answer marking and score keeping in her usual efficient manner. Teams are asked to register with James Moran and Alan Murphy between 8.30 and 9.00pm. The organising committee is issuing a special invitation to clubs in the locality to enter a team (or teams). They are particularly anxious to find out which is the brainiest club in the area. Could it be the crafty ICA? The GAA clubs are used to amassing points and should do well. Carrickboy Celtic may struggle here! Legan Gun Club will be in the hunt to the finish and may not be shot down. A cultivated performance is expected from the IFA. At this stage the bookies favourite is the Inny Angler's who will be slippery customers and hard to bait. Fierce competition is expected from the hosts, Casey's and Mitchell's and Slowey's licensed premises, as these are renowned centres of information exchange. Entries are also welcomed from surrounding parishes. Start putting your team in place for what should be a good night's craic. It's for a good cause. Finally, the organisers wish to thank the Casey family for making their premises and facilities available for the Quiz.
HOT HOUSE FLOWERS
A right ould ceili broke out in Slowey's last Friday night when Liam o Maonlai and a few friends dropped in during a break from rehearsals at Shawbrook studios. The talented Hothouse Flowers front man led a great night's entertainment ably supported by Bernie Kelly on accordion and Pat Burns on Bodhran. "Don't go", "An Poc ar Buile" "Ar n'athair" "It'll be easier in the morning" and "Si do mhamo i" were just some of O' Maonlai's renditions. He also played tin whistle, bodhran, accordion, guitar and keyboards. However, he failed to outshine John Slowey, John Joe Ward, Pete Donnelly or Pat Burns on the dance floor. The music was interspersed with stories and recitations from Liam and Gerard Butler. The night came to a close with a duet, John Slowey and George Mc Donnell performing "The Boys from the County Mayo". This is Liam o Maonlai's second such appearance in a fortnight. Keep putting them logs on the fire.
We extend our sincere sympathy to Margaret Boyce and her family, Carrigeen, on the sudden death of her brother Sean Dolan, late of Croshea, in London last week. May he Rest in Peace.
Longford Social Services hold their annual Church Gate Collection at Masses in Ballycloghan and Legan this weekend December 11th and 12th. Social Services provide meals-on-wheels and transport to hospital and clinic appointments for people of this area. Please support generously.
Last week's GAA Lotto draw was held on Monday night November 29th in Slowey's, Kinard for a jackpot of 7950 euro. The numbers drawn were 3, 12, 15 and 26. There was no jackpot winner, nor no match three winners. Special draw winners of €50 each were Cian Rooney, Tully and Colm Ward, Legan Rock. This week's draw took place in Casey's, Carrickboy, results of which will be published next week.
Due to the adverse weather conditions Legan Sarsfields GAA Annual General Meeting due to be held on Friday 3rd December was postponed and will be rescheduled for a future date.
Abbeyshrule Tidy Villages Association community craft fair will take place in the Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule on Sunday 12th December from 12noon to 6pm. All are welcome to come along and support crafters from the locality. Up to twenty five local craft and food stands are expected to be present at the fair as well as other activities such as carol singing, children story making, card making and art illustration. Santa Claus and Mrs Claus will make an appearance and Mrs Claus promises to have a story telling session during the day. Please support this local event.
Congratulations to Jude Flynn, Longford on the launch of his latest edition of Fireside Tales. This is Jude's eighth publication and is now on sale locally at 20 euro. Fireside Tales is truly a wonderful read and a great Christmas present for friends or family at home or abroad.
Adoration of Blessed Sacrament
Adoration of Blessed Sacrament takes place in St Mary's Church, Legan on Thursday 9th December from 10.00am to 7.00pm.
Christmas Choir Practice takes place in St Mary's Church, Legan at 7.00pm on Thursday 9th December. All involved please attend.