We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Ann Crossan, Minard, her children Paul, Brian, Jimmy, Joan (Sharkey), Enda, Sean, Noel, Áine and Derry and to their extended family on the death of Bernie Crossan. May he rest in peace. Our deepest sympathy is extended to Gareth, Declan, Claire and Paul Killeen, Castle Court, Newtownforbes on the death of their father, Michael Killeen. May he rest in peace. Our deepest sympathy is extended to the Reynolds family, Main Street, Newtownforbes on the death of Mary Reynolds. May she rest in peace.

MSRI Karate

Our training continues every Monday at 7pm in Newtownforbes and Wednesday at 7pm in Kilglass. Training folders will be available for collection at next week’s classes. Remember new students are always welcome and for further information why not drop into one of our classes or contact Ann on 087 9248816.

Community Games

Clonguish Community Games Committee would like to thank all those who supported our recent coffee morning in the Parish Hall. It was a great success with a sum of €504.20 raised. Many thanks to both Smiths and Bells who sponsored some goodies. Congratulations to our Under 10 and Under 12 draughts teams who participated in the Community Games draughts competitions held recently. Our Under 10 team were narrowly defeated by a very strong Ballymahon/Forgney side, with the last match being the decider. Our Under 12 team got to the County Final last Saturday and were beaten by the narrowest of margins. Again only one match between the two teams. However, a silver County medal is a wonderful achievement. Well done to all.

Clonguish Under 10 Team: - Matthew Donohue, Emma Shannon, Seamus Hanley, Ella Duggan, Conor Flynn, Jenny McHugh, David Sullivan. Under 12 Team:- Jack Sullivan, Mark McHugh, Ben Carthy, Josh Carthy, Darragh McCann, Fabiene Flanagan.


The ICA monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, 4th February at 8.30pm in the Parish Hall. Teas: Patricia and Mary. Competition: Valentine Card. New members are always welcome.

Fine Gael

A Fine Gael branch meeting will take place in the Parish Hall, Newtownforbes on Friday, 31st January at 8.30pm to discuss and organise our local candidate Yvonne Ní Mhurchú’s election campaign. Friends and supporters also welcome to attend.

Longford Women’s Link

Church Gate collection will be held on the weekend February 1st and 2nd.

Irish Dancing

Irish Dancing classes continue every Saturday in the Aerobics room Longford Sports and Leisure Complex, beginner’s time 3pm. Irish Dancing classes also take place in the PJ Murphy Hall, Newtownforbes a t3.05pm on Fridays and the Parish Hall, Newtownforbes at 6.15pm on Fridays with classes for teenagers and adults at 7.30pm. Fees for the classes are €4.50 per child per lesson with an overall family rate of €10 per family with further reductions for parents who pay by the month. No wigs, fake tans or make-up for dancers. Children can dance for competition or enjoyment. Parents welcome to stay at classes if they so wish. For further information contact Maureen on 086 3702719.


Bingo will be held in the PJ Murphy Sports Hall on Sunday, 16th February at 3pm. €2,500 to be won. Monster raffle on the day.