Good luck to the three members of Newtowncashel ICA who are representing Longford Federation in the All Ireland ICA quiz on Saturday 28th in An Grianan.

Monster Auction

Newtowncashel Community games are holding a Monster Auction at 1pm on Sunday 19th of April in the Hall in Newtowncashel. We will be using the funds raised to purchase much needed sports equipment in order for the children of the parish to be able to participate in events and activities. Your support will be greatly appreciated and we hope you can help by donating something for sale on the day or purchasing a bargain. We are looking for quality items such as Firewood, DIY and garden tools, Toys, Books, DVD’s, Paintings, Household Goods, Vouchers etc. to be auctioned on the day. All items considered. We are also looking for Cakes, buns, jams, tarts etc. that can be sold separately. Items can be dropped to the Hall any time after 12 noon on Saturday the 18th of April. Items can be collected by arrangement with any member of the committee by contacting Christy Hopkins on 086 8399057 or Gary Beattie on 0872050506 or John Morrissey on 0868066698 or John Kenny on 0870507686.

Harvest festival

The Harvest Festival will be held in Newtowncashel on Sunday the 23rd of August, commencing at 12.00 noon. This will be the festival’s third consecutive visit to Newtowncashel, thanks to the availability and suitability of the site and the success of the event on the two previous occasions. Please contact Paddy Finnegan ,Chairman at 087 270 5014 or Rachael Thompson, Secretary at 087 677 2454.

Fine Gael

Newtowncashel Branch of Fine Gael hold their A.G.M. in The Hill on Monday the 30th of March at 9pm. All members please attend and new members are welcome.

Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day take place this Friday the 27th of March. Daffodils are available in Kenny’s Country Store and donations are optional.

Junior Choir

Junior Choir rehearsals take place this Sunday after 10.30a.m. Mass until 12.30p.m. All members please attend.


The death occurred last Saturday the 21st of March of Frank Casey, Cornadough and late of Lisnagan. Frank was one of life’s true gentlemen and his passing will leave a great void in the lives of all those close to him. He was a hard working man all his life and was pre-deceased by his late wife Bea. To his sons Gerry and Bernard, daughters Bernadette, Colette, Miriam, Suzanne and Siobhan, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren Caoilfhionn, Daniel, Ronan, Conan, Eanna, Cathal, Shane, Colin, Luke, Eilis, Casey, Stephen, Joseph, James and Bridget, brother Joe (Enniscorthy), sister Clare (Dublin), brother-in-law Joe, sisters-in-law Cissie and Maud, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives, loyal neighbours and many friends, we extend our deepest sympathy. May his Soul rest in peace.