Choir practice

Choir practice

Choir practice on Monday night next, February 17 at 8pm to prepare for confirmation. All members who will be available to sing on the day are asked to attend. New members welcome.


Numbers drawn were 1, 8, 11, 26. Two match 3 envelopes 30 euro each - Jimmy and Margaret Fox, Drumeel; Nathan Conefrey, Lisameen. Sellers prize to Mary Farrell. Jackpot 9,500 euro. Draw in Rawle’s for month of February.

Social dancing

Social dancing will start from Sunday night February 23rd in the Stags Head. No cover charge and take your pick on the night. Music by Misty. Great night guaranteed so come and dance the night away.

Baby boy

Congrats to Gerard and Bernie O’Reilly, Drumeela on the birth of their third child, a baby boy, a brother for Daragh and Tiernan.

Deepest sympathy

Deepest sympathy to Carmel Lane, France Road, on the death of her brother in law, Michael Roban in Dublin recently RIP.

Deepest sympathy

Deepest sympathy to Maud Abbott and family, Drumeel, on the death of her brother, Jack Stewart, Killoe recently. RIP.

Senior Citizens draw

Results - 1st Josephine Wenman, Camlin View; 2nd Laura Connell, Ballymore; 3rd Michael Tully, Lettergunnell; 4th Irene Lennon, Ballinalee; 5th Anne Treacy, Kilshrewley; 6th Sarah Murtagh, River Crescent; 7th Irita Ozolo, Garvagh. Many thanks to all who bought lines and to all who donated prizes.

Cilloe Yew Tree Players

The Cilloe Yew Tree Players are busy rehearsing for their upcoming performance of the hilarious Sam Cree comedy “Widow’s paradise”, directed by John Doherty. The performance will take place in Ennybegs Community Centre on Thursday 20th, Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th of February. Doors open at 8pm each night with the show starting at 8.30pm sharp. Please note that mass time in Ennybegs will change to 7.30pm to facilitate parking on the night. Booking is essential. Tickets cost 10 euro can be booked on 087 2911994. A night of laughter from start to finish.

Get out – get active

As and from today Sunday, the end is in sight, the finishing line is just six days away. Some will be glad, some will be sad. Listening to the comments all who took part enjoyed the few weeks, new friends were made in the course of the various activities. But remember there is one Boot Camp left tomorrow night Monday at 8 o’clock in the hall. So now please give one big push for the final week – lights are on every night 7- 10pm. Next Saturday the final weigh-in will take place at Maguire Park. Teams will be notified of the time. And then in the Stags head we will have winners,losers, prizes, music and a good night’s craic to finish off the five weeks. Music will be provided by a duo from Cavan, named Pure Country, one of whom is a former member of that popular group of fifty years ago Rumours. Looking forward to have him back on stage again. Please come along and support. Everyone welcome, it doesn’t matter if you have not been involved over the few weeks. You will be very welcome to join in the fun. Thanks again to everyone.

Hillside Club

The next Hillside Club day will be on Wednesday, February 12 from 11am – 1pm in Curraghacahill Community Centre. District nurse Marie McGivney will be in attendance. Margaret’s team is on duty.

Golf Society

The AGM was held in Rawles Lounge on Friday, January 24. The following members were elected to the various positions for 2014. President: Father Brian Brennan, Captain: Seamus Rawle, Vice captain: Robbie Fox, Secretary: Eoin Fagan, Treasurer: Seamus Coyle, Youth officer: Simon Galefield, PRO: James Vesey.

Senior citizens party

Over 100 attended the annual dinner, the largest and from all accounts the best. This is year 12 and making his usual appearance was Jimmy Hussey who has been with us from day one. Thanks to all who provided music and song. Our special guests Gerry Keenan, Geraldine and Misty. Thanks to Peggy Dempsey who provided the wonderful flower arrangements for each table. Thanks to Cool Beans who provided the food; Jerome and Carmel for the use of their premises and most of all a big thank you to all you good people who gave presents galore, you are all so good and all this is very much appreciated by Declan, Carmel and Micheal. All going well it may happen again in 2015. Musicians were Jimmy Hussey,Frank Melia, Michael Hughes, Michael Brady, Pat McNally. Songs by Gerry Brady, Father Brian, Patsy Brady, Anna Fox accompanied by her dad, Declan, Frankie Kilbride, Gerry Keenan, Geraldine and Misty who were both sponsored by Brian and Mary Gorman. We say thank you to all for their generosity. Thank you to Kevin Gilna for his very generous donation to the club again in 2014.

5K Fun Run/Walk

Will take place on Sunday 16 February assembling at Longford Rugby Club for Registration is at 11.15am. Entry fee is €10. Fun Run/Walk sets off at 12.30pm. All proceeds to Longford Youth’s Rugby Club. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Your support will be appreciated.


Morning Mass in Holy Trinity Church on Saturday next is at 11 o’clock and not as stated in last weekend’s parish newsletter. The intention of the Mass is for the late Angela Geoghegan, R.I.P.


THE POWER OF YOU is the theme of the Annual FAIRTRADE Fortnight 2014 - February 24 to March 7. ‘The Power of You’ reminds us that we have the power to do something amazing – the power to help producers in developing countries build better futures for themselves, and improve working conditions around the world. Simply choose FAIRTRADE-Mark food and non-food items and change the world one purchase at a time. See Clonbroney C of I and R C parishes were designated FAIRTRADE Parishes a few years ago because FAIRTRADE Marked products were being purchased in the shops in our village. Today there is only Fairtrade-Mark chocolate available locally. In thinking and acting globally we can renew our commitment to the FAIRTRADE ideal of a few years ago in our own village by asking for FAIRTRADE-Mark tea, coffee, sugar, wine, fruit juice, bananas, etc., in the villagel shops. The shopkeepers will stock the FAIRTRADE products if there is a demand for them. To help re-activate our FAIRTRADE awareness and commitment locally, Store Request cards will be available in Holy Trinity, Saint James’ and Saint John’s churches next weekend, and they will also be available in the grocery shops in the village. Shoppers are asked to pick up a card, fill it in, and hand it in to your local shop. The POWER OF YOU campaign is asking us to re-imagine a simple truth: that choices and actions we make can create a real difference in people’s lives. See Clonbroney Parish Newsletter next weekend for more on FAIRTRADE Fortnight 2014. Schol Samhthann was also designated a FAIRTRADE school at the same time as the parish, and happy to say it is very much a FAIRTRADE SCHOOL and a GREEN FLAG school.