Clean Up

Clean Up

On Tuesday, 29th April, the staff and pupils of St. Columba’s N.S are participating in a clean up from the school up to the church from 1.00p.m – 3.00p.m. Parents and members of the community are invited to help out at this time. Anyone willing to are requested to assemble at the school at 1.00p.m. Also on the same day from 7.00p.m. - 9.00p.m the clean up will continue; Foróige members and all members of the community are asked to come out and take part in getting our village looking it’s best ahead of the Tidy Towns and Villages competition. Bibs, gloves, pickers and bags will be provided on the day. Please assemble at the community centre at 7p.m to be given directions for the clean up. Hope to see as many as possible on the day.

Host Families Needed

Host families are needed for Spanish students attending a summer camp in Moyne Community School for three weeks in July. Payment for three weeks is €550 and anyone can participate. For more information, contact Maeve on 085 8391939 or

St. Vincent de Paul Shop

New 2 U’ shop at Market St. Granard is open every Friday from 10am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 11am – 5pm. It will also open on the first Tuesday of each month from 10am – 5pm. Please note change of business hours for winter months.

Lotto Draw

St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw in Keogh’s on Wednesday, 16th April. The winning numbers were 5, 14, 15, 28 with jackpot of €5000 remaining intact. Consolation prizes of €20 were won by the following. Mary A Mooney, Leitrim. Caroline McGivney, Clooneen. David McInerney, Annagh. Mairead O’Reilly, The Hideaweay and Vincent Sheridan, Cortrasna. On sales this week are as follows - Hideaway: Michael Cunningham. Keogh’s / Angler’s Rest: Frankie & Finbar. Kilcogy: Thomas McNerney & Jim McCabe. Please drop tickets into Cloonagh P.O before 5.30pm on Monday.

Ladies Footballers

As part of their fundraising activities the local ladies football club are holding a weekly draw based on the bonus ball in the main draw of the national lottery. Sheets are on sale in local shops or are available from any club member. Match the bonus ball in Saturday’s night main draw and you will earn yourself €20. Lines are just €2. Six monthly tickets are available for €50 by contacting Marie Matthews. Your support would be very much appreciated each week. The winning number on Saturday 19th April was 24 with Amanda Matthews, Toome earning herself €20.

Race Day

The Flynn & Lynch, Life & Pensions Longford GAA 12th Annual Raceday will take place at Punchestown course on Wednesday 30th April. Always an entertaining and great social occasion all GAA supporters are encouraged to support the event. Package of €1000 (table of 10) or €100 per Ticket . Admission includes Race Card, Celebrity Tipster, Four Course Meal, Bar Facilities, Hot Afternoon Refreshments and Free betting voucher for €10. Anyone interested should contact club secretary Patrick Matthews on 087 2925540 to book a place or for further information.

Blood Donors

The mobile unit of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service will visit St. Brigid’s Community Centre, Loch Gowna on Monday, 28th April and Tuesday, 29th April. The clinic will be in operation each day from 5.00p.m.- 8.30p.m. One in four people will need a blood transfusion at some point in their lives. 3000 units of blood are required each week to service the needs of our hospitals. Sometimes it may be for a routine surgical procedure such a a hip operation. Other times it may be for someone recovering from a road traffic accident, major surgery like a heart bypass or perhaps a transfusion is needed to enable a patient to tolerate the effects of cancer. For the above reasons we appeal to all donors to attend. New donors are always welcome. All healthy people over 18 are eligible to donate.