Richard and Ann much appreciated the support for their recent coffee morning for Hospice. €730 was lodged with Longford Hospice homecare and will go towards hospice work in Co Longford.

Monthly meeting Tuesday 8th October 8.30 pm in the Parish Hall.  Teas:  Patricia & Mary.  Competition:  Framed dried leaves.  Sinead from the Dolls House Beauty Salon will give beauty demo at 9pm, all welcome.


The Longford Branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland would like to announce that Our Church Gate Collection will be held on Saturday the 28th and Sunday 29th of September throughout the County. The money raised will greatly contribute to our continued services in the area. These include a home care service, a respite service, a transport service and a day care facility. All of these services are dedicated to respecting the rights of people with Alzhimer’s disease and supporting their careers. Please give generously. On behalf of ourselves and those who cannot remember, thank you.


Bingo will be held in the PJ Murphy Sports Hall on Sunday 13th October at 3pm. €2,500 to be won. Monster raffle on the day.


A Fundraising night will be held in the Village Inn on October 12th for Carol Galvin C/o Willie & Philomena Forde, Cloonaugh Lower, Drumlish and natives of Kilmahon. Carol, diagnosed with MS eight years ago is confined to a wheelchair and was recently diagnosed with a chronic form of Lyme Disease also.  Lyme Disease treatment is available in Germany is due to cost €40,000.  Carol lives in Athlone with her husband David and 6 year old daughter.  Your help and support of this Fundraiser will be greatly appreciated.

Newtownforbes MSRI Karate

Training continues every Monday evening in the GAA complex from 7pm - 8pm. Since we resumed after the summer break we have had a large number of new students attend classes and we extend a very warm welcome to them. Remember new members are always welcome and for further information please contact Sensei Ann Devlin on 087 9248816. Our club would also like to wish Diarmuid and Ronan the very best of luck in their upcoming gradings on Monday 30th September. The lads have put in a huge amount of work over the last number of months and we have no doubt they will do themselves and their club proud.

Fr. Peyton Centre

Young people aged from 8 to 18 years are invited to a special day to honor the Holy Rosary and Fr. Peyton on Saturday 28th September at Fr. Peyton Centre.   €5.00 for the day including lunch. 11.00am - 17.00pm. Transport extra. Organised by the Junior Legion of Mary. 086 0405621/087 9016062

Clonguish Lotto

Lotto results Saturday 21st September 2013, numbers 3, 7, 15, 24. No Jackpot Winner. Runners up €100 Caroline Maguire, €25 Bernie Doyle, Garrowhill, €25 Lynda Grant, Leitrim. Next Week’s Draw in McGowan’s. Jackpot €5250.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Nicola Quinn, Curryline & Glasson and Oliver Ryan, Tipperary who were married in Newtownforbes recently. We wish the newly weds every blessing.

Longford Voices United Community Gospel Choir

The Free Gospel Choir Workshop facilitated by the Tullamore Gospel Choir is on the 29th September from 3pm - 5pm in the Longford Arms Hotel. To book a place Tel. 043 3345555 before Wednesday September 25th.

Rainbow Programme

The Rainbow Programme starts in the Family Centre on Thursday 3rd October at 6.00pm and runs for twelve weeks. Rainbow is for children (5 years and over) and teenagers who have experienced loss. For further information and to book please ring 043 3346287 or 087 2843034 before 26th September.

Irish Dancing Classes

Classes have resumed after the summer break in the PJ Murphy Hall, Newtownforbes at 2.10pm for Children under 8yrs and at 3.10pm for children over 8yrs. For further information contact Maureen on 086 3702719.

Cathedral Open Day

You will have an opportunity to see the progress of the restoration project at an Open Day on Sunday September 29th from 1.30pm – 4.30pm.

Irish Dancing

Irish dancing classes with the Stanley Carroll School resume in St. John’s Hall, Longford every Saturday from 11am - 12.30pm. Newcomers welcome. For any more info contact Lisa on 087-9804402.