PILGRIMAGE: St Padre Pio’s annual pilgrimage. To Holy Cross abbey Thurles Co Tipperary Sunday May 27th. Free bus leaving Granard 8am, Edgeworthstown 8.20am; Ballinalee (via Clonbroney) 8.45am; Killoe Park Emmet Og 9am; Cathedral Car Park 9.15am;Ballymahon St Matthew’s Church 9.45am (via Kenagh). Contact Mary 087 7858362 Peter 087 6613510; Kitty 086 0405621. Voluntary donations can be given to St Padre Pio’s charity.
PARK HOUSE BENEFIT NIGHT: All roads lead to the Park House Hotel E’town on Tuesday night next for the annual fundraising anniversary night with a host of stars from the music business performing on the night. This is the top night of the year for entertainment in the county so get there early with doors opening at 8.30pm.
MATER CANCER RESEARCH APPEAL: The total amount raised by Eamon McEvoy Kiltyclough for the Mater Foundation was 2500 euro. Eamon ran the Dublin marathon to raise funds in memory of his late sister Oonagh. Well done Eamon.
LOTTO: 16,21,25,28. 5 x 20 euro John Finegan Paula Lyoyd Liam Mulligan Mary Kilbride Mary Thompson. Selller Pat Devine. Jackpot 5200 euro. Draw in Rawles on Monday night. Tickets 2 euro each or 3 for 5 euro.
PADRE PIO PILGRIMAGE: Free bus leaving Ballinalee at 8.45 Clonbroney at 8.30 to Holy Cross Abbey Thurles for St Padre Pio’s annual pilgrimage . Contact Mary 087 785 8362 Peter 087 661 3510.
WEDDING BELLS: Congrats to Geard Byrne and Janette Hugo St Johns Ballinalee who recently got married in South Africa (Jeanette’s home country) and also had a blessing ceremony in Dublin last April. We wish them both every happiness and health for the future.
TEXT ALERT: If you have not paid your 5 euro contribution please drop it into myself in the Post office.
BIRTHDAY: Congrats to Pat Reilly Cavan who celebrated his birthday with family and Friends in the Stags Head recently.
CCE: Longford County CCE committee chaired by Martin Murphy would like to thank the traders and people of the Ballinalee area for their support and friendship over the weekend of the fleadh in the village. There were a lot of local winners which will be announced later. The Leinster finals are being held in Enniscorthy Co Wexford from 13 – 15 July. We wish the best of luck to all.
PONY SHOW: The annual Conemara Pony Show takes place on Sunday June 10th. The parade will take place at 2pm through the village. Entries for parade to Neil Rawle.
GAA: Well done to the county senior GAA team on their great win over Laois. Both Martin Brady and Jams McKenna are members of the panel.