Ballymahon’s Bog Lane Theatre is holding Auditions for three One-act plays on Thursday 26th September at 9.00p.m. If you are interested in going on stage please go along to the Theatre. Everyone welcome.

Traders Association

The B.T.A. is hosting a Network Evening on Friday 4th October at 7.30p.m. in Cooney’s Hotel. All local businesses are welcome to attend. There will be a couple of Speakers at this free event. Please call 087-7779774 after 4.00p.m. to book your place, contact the BTA facebook page or call in to Paddy in Diffleys Hardware.


A free Gospel Choir Workshop, facilitated by Brendan Keeley, Musical Director of the Tullamore Gospel Choir, will be held on 29th September in the Longford Arms from 3p.m. to 5p.m. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served.

New baby

congratulations to Joanne Heneghan and Declan O’Neill, Darogue on the birth of their new baby boy at the weekend. We wish you all the best of luck in the future.


Well done to Ballymahon Senior football team who beat Legan in the Moran Cup on Saturday evening last played in Leo Casey Park. We wish them well in their remaining games.

New baby

Congratulations to Gillian Keegan and Gary Gouldsbury, Athlone Road on the birth of their new baby boy at the weekend. Best wishes to you all in the years ahead.


To Fergal Kelly, Ballymahon who was Linesman at the All-Ireland Minor Football Final in Croke Park on Sunday and to Sinead O’Neill, Darogue who took part in the Underage football game during the Interval. Sinead is the Captain of the Ballymahon/Forgney Gaels U-12 team who won the County Final of the U.12 Plate competition last week.

Day Care Centre

We hope all the members of Ballymahon Day Care Centre enjoyed their trip to Westport last week. Management at the Centre would like to thank the collectors and all those who contributed so generously at their Church Gate collection over the weekend. Your continued support is very much appreciated.


Congratulations to Pat Kilduff, Toome who recently retired from Bord na Mona after a long number of years. Pat carries the Diocesan flag on the Annual Pilgrimages to Lourdes and is always a popular member of the group who have been travelling for many years now. We wish him good health and happiness in the years ahead.


Looking well on R.T.E.1 Television last week was Helena Kenny, daughter of Mary and the late Owen, Corina on the programme “The Science Squad”. The documentary was about Space Studies at the European Space Agency which research technology in Space. Helena is a Researcher in D.C.U. in the Centre of Preventative Medicine and was interviewed about her research on how to counteract problems Astronauts have in Space. Well done Helena.

Baby Girl

Congratulations to Mikey and Lisa Farrell, Parkside on the birth of their new baby girl at the weekend. We wish Mikey, Lisa and new baby all the best.

Innyside Singers

The Innyside Singers will resume after their Summer break on this Thursday night, 26th September. Rehearsals will be held in Skellys (please note change of venue) and will be from 8.00p.m. sharp to 9.30p.m. each week. Light refreshments will be available this Thursday night. Newcomers ,male and female, are always welcome to join the group who sing for fun.


We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Mrs Nell Foley, Tramore, Co Waterford and to her daughters Deirdre, Emer and Cliona, sons Ronan and Connell and to all her family on the death of Sept 8th last of Nell’s husband Conor, former County Engineer for Longford back in the ‘eighties. Nell herself is a former Teacher at the National School here in Ballymahon also back in the ‘80’s. May his Soul rest in peace.

Home from holidays

Welcome home to Carmel McLoughlin, Creevaghmore who has returned from her holiday in Portugal. We hope Carmel and her friends enjoyed the trip.

Volunteer Award

Congratulations from The Innyside Singers to Rose Egan, Kenagh , a member of the group, who recently received the Woman’s Way Volunteer Award for the month of August. A just recognition for Rose who spends much of her spare time visiting the sick and hospitalised around Kenagh, she is a very kind and considerate lady. Well done Rose, best wishes to you for the future.

Ladies G.A.A.

Ballymahon/Forgney Ladies football club are holding a fund-raising Family Fun run/walk on Saturday 26th October. Children (12 and up) €5 and adults €10. Your support for the young ladies will be very much appreciated.

Welcome Home

To Pat and Chris Connolly, Rathmore who have returned from their two-week holiday in Turkey, we hope they both enjoyed the trip.

We wish Pat and Chris good health in the future.

Bridge Lessons

Bridge lessons for Beginners are being held in Cooneys Hotel on Tuesday nights at 8.00p.m.


Public Representatives and all who are interested in the future of Education are invited to a public meeting in Cooneys Hotel on Thursday 26th Sept at 7.30p.m. This campaign, organised by the National Alliance for Primary Education, aims to ensure that our already overcrowded Primary classrooms are not made worse in the upcoming budget. Further details on or


The Longford Branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland would like to announce that their Church Gate Collection will be held on Saturday 28th Sept throughout the county.

Bridgeways Centre

Timetable at Ballymahon Bridgeways centre - Monday: Karate 6-7, Zumba Dancing 8:30-10. Tuesday: Men’s group 9-12 (Horticulture),Homework Club 3-4:30, Irish Dancing 6-7. Wednesday: Art Class 11-1, Homework Club 3-4:30, Youth Club 4:30-6, Club 91 8-10. Thursday: Parent and Toddler 10-12, Homework Club 3-4:30,Local History 8, Badminton 8-10. Friday: Rural Transport Tea Morning 11-1:30, Citizen’s Info 3-6, Dog Training 7pm. Saturday: Dance Classes for Children 10-1