Notice re these local notes

Notice re these local notes

Please note that the local notes must be with the local correspondent by 6pm on Sunday evening to ensure publication in the following week’s notes. Please email the notes to bradyelizabeth7@gmail.com. On Bank Holiday weekends the notes must reach the correspondent by Friday evening at 6pm to ensure publication as Leader staff work over these weekends and must be facilitated. The local correspondent also needs to organise his/her schedule so please co-operate with these deadlines. The above will apply throughout the year. If the notes are not received by the times mentioned the correspondent cannot guarantee the publication of same.

Walk a Mile with Emily

Little Emily Kane, Barraghmore, Drumlish, daughter of Teresa and Frank has a rare disease called Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis. On Sunday next, 14th September at 12 noon we are asking as many people as possible to “Walk a Mile with Emily” and wear BLUE to highlight awareness of Histicytosis. The walk will start at Drumlish Community Centre. Refreshments will be served in the Centre after the walk and BLUE Balloons will be released at the Centre. Subscriptions are optional, and all monies collected will go towards Histiocytosis. There are varying systems of Histio. Emily has the multi-system variety in that her skin and bones are affected. We hope you will make every effort to Walk this Mile with Emily.

Irish Dancing

Traditional Irish Dancing classes take place every Friday evening in the Community Centre, Drumlish at 4pm, under the tuition of Marian Kiernan A.D.C.R.N. All levels and ages catered for. Newcomers very welcome. Enquiries to Marian on 086-8478209.

Dancing Classes

Set Dancing classes return to the Welcome Inn, Cornageeha starting on Tuesday night, 7th October at 9pm. All welcome.

Tractor Run 
On behalf of the residents, sincere thanks is accorded to everyone involved in the recent Philip Sorohan Tractor Run for the very generous donation which was graciously acknowledged and accepted for the Residents Comfort Fund in Árus Carolan. 

Good luck

Good luck to the St Helen’s Intermediate team and their mentors on Saturday next, the 13th of September when they travel to Pearse Park, Longford to play in the Intermediate Final against Carrickedmond. This game is starting at 2.30pm and we hope to see a large crowd from Drumlish/Ballinamuck in the park supporting the girls.

Gaels United

There will be a registration night for all Gaels Utd. players this Friday 29th September from 8pm to 9pm in Drumlish Community Centre. As the start of the season is fast approaching it is important to get everyone registered on time. New players very welcome. Training for Gaels Utd FC takes place at Drumlish Astro-turf pitch.

St Vincent’s

U6/8: Well done to all the boys and girls who came out this year for training and blitzes thanks to all the mentors and parents for their help with this promising group of children. We would like to thank everyone who supported our church gate collection last week in Drumlish and Ballinamuck. We are running a draw for 2 All Ireland football Final tickets €2 a line or 3 line for €5 you can buy these from any committee member or in local shops or pubs. Your support would be much appreciated.


Ballinamuck bingo continues every Tuesday at. 8.30pm, prize fund on the night €1300. Fun for all ages.

‘North Longford & Arva Credit Union are offering Student Loans at a very attractive rate. Call to your local office for more details’

Rural Transport

County Longford Rural transport “door to door” services in your area have spaces available for any passengers who wish to travel to Drumlish or Ballinamuck on Friday for Shopping, Post Office, GP, or indeed socially. Fares are €3 Single, €5 return. Free Travel Pass holders travel FREE. Enquiries to Seamus at 043-3345555. Provider: Mary Keane 043-3324204.


Cian Anthony Geoghegan, son of Donna and Mark, Ash Lawns, Longford was baptised and welcomed into the Christian family last weekend. We congratulate his parents also.

Pattern Day

The annual pilgrimage (pattern) takes place at the Monastic site of St. Ciaran’s Monastery in Clonmacnoise on Sunday, 14th September next at 3pm led by Bishop Francis Duffy.

Duathlon for Karen Gill

Karen Gill, youngest daughter of Thomas and Kathleen Monaduff/Corrick is doing a duathlon in London Sunday next, 14th of September which will involve a 10km run followed by a 22km cycle and then finish with a 5km run. She is doing this race in order to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. They provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. What many people don’t know is that one in three of us will get cancer, two million of us are living with it. We are all affected by cancer. So with respect to that, she is hoping to raise at least €100 but of course would love to raise more. She has a page set up on ‘just giving’

( https://www.justgiving.com/Karen-Gill5/) and would really appreciate any donation no matter what the amount as every little helps.

Volunteer Expo

Longford Volunteer Centre will be hosting a volunteer Expo on 15th September from 6.00 – 8.00pm in the Temperance Hall in the town. This is an opportunity to meet with a number of community and voluntary organisations and find out what they do and what volunteering opportunities they have. For more information, contact Angela 087-7594770 or email info@volunteerlongford.ie.


The Rainbows Programme, a support group for children (5 years+) and teenagers who have experienced loss as a result of death or separation, begins in the Family Centre, Longford on Wednesday, 24th September at 6.00pm. Booking essential before 19th September at 043-3346827; 087-2843034.

Parish Cell System of Evangelisation

National Seminar 2014, titled “Rejoice in the Lord Always” will take place in St. Mel’s College, Longford and St. Oliver’s, Killoe on September 26th, 27th 28th. For further information contact Mary or Martina at 086-2711254 or email: parishcellofevangelisation@gmail.com.

Planning to get Married

There are still some spaces available on the Longford ACCORD Pre-Marriage Courses for Monday, 15th and Thursday, 18th September 2014. The following courses will take place on Friday, 17th and Saturday, 18th October. For information contact ACCORD on 043-3347222 or book on-line www.accord.ie

Death of Bernard (Barney) Reilly

The death has occurred in London on September 2nd of Barney Reilly, formerly Kilmahon, Drumlish/Ballinamuck. Cremation will take place in London this Wednesday, 10th September at 3.30pm in West Norwood Crematorium, London. His ashes will arrive in St. Patrick’s Church, Ballinamuck for Requiem Mass on Monday, 15th September at 7.30pm followed by private burial. May he rest in peace. Deepest and sincere sympathy is extended to his daughters Claire Smyth and Aine Kerrigan, his wife Anna, sisters Elizabeth (London), Peggy (USA), brother Joe (Donegal), grandchildren, relatives and friends.

Deepest sympathy is extended to Margaret Gorman, Barney and family Ballinamuck on the recent death of her brother Michael Blanc who died recently in London. May he rest in Peace.


The death occurred on September 4th peacefully at the General Hospital Tullamore of Mrs Nora Wallace (nee Egan), Scramogue, Co. Roscommon. To her sons Johnny, Paddy and Frank, daughters Marion, Christina, Eileen and Kathleen, and especially to Breege (Donnelly) Pat and family, Ballinamuck, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchild, cousins, relations, neighbours and friends, we extend our deepest and sincere sympathy. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anaim dílís.