Defibrillator training will re-commence in the coming weeks. People due to do their two year re-certification will be contacted by text soon. When contacted please reply by text to confirm you will attend training. A class for new people wishing to learn the skills of CPR and how to use a defibrillator will take place during February 2015. If you are interested please contact Seamus Mc Guire at 086-8286748 or Anthony Green at 0863993933.
Weight Loss Programme
A new year, A new you! Call Caroline Ferry, Nutritional Therapist on 086-3994615 to book your place on a 10 week weight loss/healthy eating programme starting soon or book a one to one consultation if you prefer (See Simple Changes Clinic on face book).
All from the parish interested in taking part in community games Art U-8, U-10, U-14, U-16 boys and girls and U-10 Handwriting competitions, please note that these competitions will be held in St Sinneach’s Hall, Carrickedmond on Friday evening, 16th January at 6pm. All children of the parish welcome.
Great to see Padraig Mulvey, Ballintubber home on holidays at present. Hopefully, Padraig is enjoying his stay with family.
Irish Language Group
Irish classes for adults resume after the Christmas break on Wednesday, January 14th in the co-op building in Kenagh, (the old national school) at 8.00pm. Why not come along and improve your spoken Irish in comfortable and informal surroundings. All levels are catered for, so whether you are proficient or have only the “cupla focal” you will be welcome. Bíonn cupán tae ann freisin.
St Christopher’s Presentation
A presentation of €1150 was made to Lorraine Lenehan, St Christopher’s by the Carrickedmond GAA club at the club dinner dance which took place in the Rustic-Inn, Abbeyshrule on Saturday night last. All money was raised at the club annual St Stephens day football charity football game. We done to all concerned.
Dinner Dance Success
Carrickedmond GAA club held a very successful dinner dance in the Rustic-Inn Abbeyshrule on Saturday night last. A large crowd attended with all enjoying a lovely meal followed by a great lively night of song and dance. Special guests in attendance on the night included the President of the GAA Mr Liam O’Neill and his wife Ainne, County Longford GAA Board Chairman, Brendan Gilmore and his wife Ann, Assistant Treasurer of Longford County GAA Board, Eugene Quaine and his wife Bernie, Longford GAA Development Officer, Cyril Connor and new President of Carrickedmond GAA club Fr Charlie Healy PP, Carrickedmond. The 2014 Intermediate and league medals were presented on the night to members of the winning panels by Mr Liam O’Neill GAA president and Mr Brendan Gilmore Longford GAA chairman. The following presentations also took place on the night. Intermediate Player of the year: Rioch Farrell, Junior player of the year: Peter Egan, Young player of the year: Sean Doherty. Club person of the year: Damien Moran. Hall of Fame Recipient: JP Reilly. The ladies GAA club also made a number of presentations on the night following their very successful year on the football front. They included senior player of the year: Michelle Noonan and joint juvenile players of the year went to twin sisters Aine and Sinead Farrell. Other presentations made on the night by Carrickedmond GAA club included a presentation to club secretary, Maraide McDonnell and club chairman Damian Moran for all the work and commitment both gave to the club over the past twelve months. To the 2014 Intermediate management team Eugene McCormack, Oliver Rodgers, Joe Breslin and Dermot McCormack and to the team First Aiders Martin Mulvey, Seamus McGuire and Michael Kelly in appreciation for their work with the club over the past twelve months. Well done to all who received presentations.
Congratulations to Cian Mulvey, son of Padraig and Attracta Mulvey who celebrated his 21st birthday recently.
Best wishes are extended to Aisling Cahill, daughter of Michael and Carol Cahill, Colehill who is a member of Longford singing group “Celtic Chique” who are at present in the USA performing at an Association of Performing Arts showcase in the hope of securing a USA tour. Hopefully, Aisling and the other members of the group enjoy the experience.
Death of Fr Harry Quigley
The death occurred in New South Wales, Australia of Fr Harry Quigley, formally Abbeyshrule and brother of Brendan Quigley, Killenboy. Fr Harry spent many years as a priest working in Australia and was a regular visitor to the parish. On every occasion he was home Fr Harry celebrated mass in both churches in the parish. Fr Harry loved to meet and chat with his many friends in the Carrickedmond/Abbeyshrule area when home and will now be sadly missed by all who knew him, especially his family and brother Brendan to whom we extend our sincere sympathy’s. Fr Harry’s funeral took place recently in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. May he now rest in peace.