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Engagement

Engagement

Congratulations to Stephen Brennan and Laura Hussey who announced their engagement recently.

Motor Neurone

Motor Neurone Fundraiser Monster Barn Dance on Friday, 29th August 2014. Venue Marquee at Rawles, Ballinalee, Co. Longford. Music by various Artists. Special Door Prize: Flat Screen T.V. Doors Open at 9pm. Tickets €5. Please support.

Exam results

Congratulations to all the students in the parish who received their Leaving certificate results. We wish you all well in your careers ahead and every success for the future.

Give Blood

Wednesday 27th August and Thursday 28th August from 4.30pm to 8.00pm at the Longford Arms Hotel, Longford.

Vigil

The next First Friday/Saturday Reparation and Adoration vigil to the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary is in the Chapel of Our Lady’s Manor, Edgeworthstown on Friday the 5th of September, commencing at 10pm. For further information contact 086 0405621 or 0861900640.

ICA

Well ladies our summer break has ended and we are back to our ICA meetings again. Our first meeting will be held on Tuesday September 2nd at 8.30pm in the parish hall. Mary and Katherine are on teas and our competition is a holiday photo. As this is the start of a new year we would love to see some new members and maybe some of our past members might return to us. Anyone with ideas for the coming year please feel free to bring your ideas with you, here’s hoping that this year will be a happy and productive one for us all. Look forward to seeing you all on September 2nd for the chat and of course the cuppa.

Mass Readers

The new rota is now available. Please call to sacristy to collect it.

CFRAMS

Five locations in County Longford (Edgeworthstown, Abbeyshrule, Ballymahon Cloondara, and Longford Town) have been identified as areas for further assessment under the Office of Public Works ongoing Shannon Catchment based Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Study. The study is assessing flood risk across the Shannon Catchment Area and will develop Flood Risk Management Plans for those areas most at risk of flooding. Public Consultations dates and venues are: Edgeworthsown on Thursday 4th September 12.00pm to 6.30pm at St. Mary’s Community Campus; Abbeyshrule on Thursday 4th September 12.30pm to 7.00pm at The Rustic Inn and Ballymahon on Thursday 4th September 2.30pm to 6.30pm at Ballymahon Library. Flood Maps for Cloondara and Longford are currently being draft and will be available for public consultation later this year.

Charity 5k Run/Jog/Walk

CROSS rugby legends Charity 5k Run/Jog/Walk in aid of Cancer Research this Sunday 31st August in The Mall Complex, Longford.  Registration from 10am, run starts at 11am, entry fee €10.00 for adult, €5.00 per child.  Everyone welcome.

Sports First Aid/Sports Injuries Course

2014 course dates: Saturday 13th September 2014 and Saturday 25th October 2014 (additional courses can be run upon requests from groups). For further information contact Longford Sports Partnership on 043 3343450 or by email dreilly@longfordcoco.ie

Code of Ethics & Good Practice for Children’s Sport (Child Protection)

This course takes place Wednesday 17th September 2014 at Longford County Council Offices from 6pm to 9pm. This workshop is a 3 hour awareness workshop, which is for the benefit of everyone involved in sport for young people including coaches, leader’s administrators, parents/guardians. A registration form must be completed. Registration fee is €15. For more information contact Longford Sports Partnership on 043 3343450 or info@longfordsports.ie

Pilgrimage to Knock

Bus Tickets are now on sale at €16. The pilgrimage is on Sunday September 7th. Bus time 10.45am at the church.