Abbeylara

Mullinalaghta Ladies: football are holding a presentation night in The Piker’s Lodge, Gowna on Saturday 23 February. A buffet dinner will be followed by presentation of Intermediate ‘A’ Championship medals. An enjoyable night is guaranteed with “Lightning Strikes” providing the music. Everyone is encouraged to come out and show your support for the girls. Tickets are available at €20 each and can be purchased by contacting Laura McEntire 087 9596644 or Pauline Leonard 086 8066626.

Mullinalaghta Ladies: football are holding a presentation night in The Piker’s Lodge, Gowna on Saturday 23 February. A buffet dinner will be followed by presentation of Intermediate ‘A’ Championship medals. An enjoyable night is guaranteed with “Lightning Strikes” providing the music. Everyone is encouraged to come out and show your support for the girls. Tickets are available at €20 each and can be purchased by contacting Laura McEntire 087 9596644 or Pauline Leonard 086 8066626.

A/G Bingo: Takes place every Wednesday night at 8.45pm in the Community Centre Granard. Proceeds go towards St. Mary’s Granard and Abbeylara GAA Clubs. Your continued support is very much appreciated.

Angel Workshop: Angel Wisdom Day takes place at the “Heart Centre” Main Street Granard on Sunday 24 February and Reiki Level 1 working on Sunday 3 March.  To book a place or for further information contact Virginia Harton on 087 7740901.

The Virginia Gospel Choir: Will perform in St. Michael’s Church, Castletown/Finea on Friday 15 March @ 8pm. Tickets available from St. Michael’s N.S. Contact 043 6681382. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Slimming World: Slimming World Group is held in Edgeworthstown every Thursday night at 5.30pm and 7.30pm in the Mostrim Arms.  Phone: Jenny on 086 1094773 for further information. Everybody is welcome.

Community Games: Abbeylara/Mullinalaghta Community Games have entered teams in the following team events: Mixed basketball U11, Boys Basketball U13, Girls Basketball U13, Boys Futsal U13 and Girls Futsal U13 and U10 mixed Gaelic football. The boys Futsal games will be played on Saturday 23 March in Kenagh Centre and girl’s Futsal will be played on Sunday 24 March at 6pm in Kenagh also. The basketball matches will take place over the next few weeks with the finals being held at Kenagh Centre on 28 April. Basketball and Futsal training will be arranged over the coming weeks so watch out on the local notices for that. Mixed Cross Country running will take place in Ballymahon on 2 March at 11am and anyone interested can turn up on the day and take part in 700m and 500m races.


Community Diary: A Diary is available at Granard Area Action Group office to enable local voluntary groups and fundraising events to log their forthcoming activities for the year so as to help co-ordinate events successfully and to avoid duplication where possible.

Citizens Information: An information officer from Co. Longford Citizens Information Service is available at Granard Area Action Group Office Main Street Granard each Thursday morning from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

MABS: An adviser from MABS (Money Advice and Budgeting Service) is in attendance at Granard Area Action Group office each Monday morning from 11.30am to 12.30pm. 

Credit Union LTD: Hours of business Tuesday–Saturday 10–5pm. Spring is just around the corner, time for Renewal and Revival. Granard Credit Union is pleased to announce our new Spring Loan @ 7.5% and Secured Loans @ 3.5%. Offer only available until 30 March. Why not call in and ask a member of staff for details.

Defibrillator/AED Presentation: Defibrillator/AED Presentation of Certificates and Re-Training will take place on Monday evening next 25 February from 7 to 9pm in Sports Centre.

Baptism: We welcome into the Christian Community, Ciaran John, son of Aisling & Colm O’Hara, Carrickduff.

Stations of the Cross: Takes place on Sunday 24 February in Carra Church at 7p.m. Please try to come and take part in this old but very beautiful prayer. On the Way of the Cross, we join with Mary our Mother and others in retracing the footsteps of our Saviour Jesus on his way to Calvary.

Devotion to the Holy Face of 
Jesus: On Tuesday 26 February in Abbeylara Church at 11am. You are invited and welcome to attend.

Offertory Collectors: A well attended meeting took place on Monday night last. The important matters relating to offertory collectors were shared. A new Rota will shortly be published and distributed to the collectors. New collectors are welcome. Please contact Fr. Michael 043 6686270.

Arthritis Ireland: Are running an Arthritis management programme called “Living well with arthritis”. The course is over 6 weeks, which started on Tuesday 19 February in the Family Centre, St. Mel’s Road, Longford at 7pm. To register contact 01 6470206 Details from Loretta Doyle, Chairperson, Arthritis Ireland, Longford Branch 086 8160080 email lorettadoyle1@gmail.com

Parish Draw: Takes place on Wed 20 February in Abbeylara after the 7.30pm Mass. You are welcome to attend. Any monies due please hand in before the draw. Please note that this is the last draw for 2012. The draws for 2013 will begin in March, details next weekend.

Medjugorje Evening: On Thursday 21 February in the RDS, Dublin with the Visionary from Medjugorje, Marija Pavlovic Lunetti. There will be the Rosary and then Marija will have her apparition at 4.40pm followed by Holy Mass after which she will give a talk. Doors open at 3pm. The evening of prayer will begin at 4p.m. and end at 7.30pm. This is the message Marija received on Christmas Day 25th December 2012 - Our Lady came with little Jesus in her arms and did not give a message, but little Jesus began to speak and said “I am your peace, live my commandments” With a sign of the cross, Our Lady & Little Jesus blessed us together. More details from 087 9292499 email; annmarieinmedj@yahoo.co.uk

Youth Ministry: Tullamore Junior Parish Pastoral Council is hosting their National Youth Conference on Sat. 23 February 2013. Guest speaker, Scott Evans and many more with live music, fun and games.

GAA Club Lotto: Lotto results: 12/02/13 Numbers drawn: 9, 13, 19, 24. €20 winners: T. Sheridan, c/o T.P. Heaney, Abbeylara, Peter Hynes, Abbeylara, Ann Reilly, Killina, Maeve O’Reilly, Abbeylara, Olive Kilbane, Toneymore, Patricia Mahon, Cooldoney. Next draw in Crawford’s Bar on 19/02/13. Jackpot €10,100. 

Tuesday Night: is plotto night with the jackpot now at €10,100 for a €2 stake. Pick four numbers from 1 to 30. Envelopes at Crawford’s, P.J. & Maggie Farrell, John Pettit, Credit Union and from all members. It could be you.

Mock Wedding: Abbeylara GFC wishes to say thank you to the organising committee. Cast members, directors and scriptwriters of the above event. Thanks to the ticket sellers, stewards and helpers and those who helped with costumes. Thanks also to the staff of Crover House Hotel who were so helpful, also to the general public who supported in such great numbers on the night.

Active Retirement: We had a very enjoyable meeting on Thursday last. We have decided to travel to Youghal for our four-day break on the 11 June staying at the Quality Hotel, Youghal, Redbarn Beach, Youghal, Co. Cork. For dinner, b/b, package only €249 per person, including a luxury coach to pick us up and take us on daily excursions and bring us back to Abbeylara. We are now taking bookings for this trip, contact Denis 087 2510072. Membership fees must be paid up immediately for anybody travelling with us.

Gun Club: A meeting of the Club will be held in the shooting grounds Derragh on this Friday night the 22 February at 9pm. All members please attend.

BodySculpt Pilates: Takes place in Edgeworthstown Community Centre on Tuesday 12 March. 6 weeks Beginners Class starting at 7.30pm and Intermediate Class starting at 8.30pm, Cost €65. Use of Foam Rollers, Fitness Circles and Toning Balls to maximise results. There are limited class sizes to maximise the benefits for all participants. For further information or to reserve a place contact: 086 1011343 or email: bodysculptpilates@gmail.com

Coffee Morning: The Ethnic Liaison Officers and Community Gardai from Granard Garda Station would like to welcome you to a Coffee Morning aimed at promoting Diversity in Granard District in Lus Na Greine, Family Resource Centre, Main Street, Granard, on Tuesday 26 February at 11am. The purpose of this informal gathering is to get to know each other and to promote recognition that Diversity is not only about differences in terms of nationality or ethnic background, we also need to recognise, acknowledge and respect differences in family status, Age, Physical & Mental Ability, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Marital Status, Religious Belief and the traveller way of life.