Aaron Hagan Memorial Charity Hunt

Aaron Hagan Memorial Charity Hunt

The 6th Aaron Hagan Memorial Charity Hunt, Walk & Auction will take place Saturday next, 31st January 2015 from Dromard GAA Clubrooms - Hunt Departing 12:30am; for the Horseless a 7.5 km Walk/Run - Registration from 11:45am; Auction & Raffle on return approx 3pm – Proceeds of this worthy cause to Longford Meals on Wheels & Tubberpatrick Cemetery Upkeep - Tea/Coffee and light refreshments will be served in the Clubrooms.

Yoga Classes

Yoga Classes: 6 Week Course starts Thursday 5th Feb The Village Inn, (Side door to upstairs), Drumlish 7.30 to 8.55pm. Just bring mat, rug and bottle of water. Registration 15 min. before Class. Tel (087)2868254 for booking.

Social Dancing 

Classes resumes at the Community Centre, Drumlish this Wednesday, January 28th  at 8.30pm, This class is for all ages (no age restriction!!)  and all abilities, if your looking to enhance that first dance on your wedding day,  learn a few moves or shed a few ounces after the festive session. Come along join in the fun. 

Ballinamuck Enhancement AGM

Thank You to everyone who turned out last night. A few minor changes to the set up but we are pleased to have filled a committee for another year! We are away and looking towards Tidy Towns 2015. Fundraising is top of the agenda... Keep an eye out for more details soon!

Dates for your Diary

Confirmation in Drumlish/Ballinamuck at 11.00am on 9th May 2015.

First Holy Communion in Drumlish on May 23rd 2015 at 12 noon.

Fitness Centre

Group classes every Monday at 8pm & Wednesday & Friday at 7pm in Monaduff Gym beside the football pitch. Membership/Insurance costs €20 for the year and the cost of the class is €6 per session or we do monthly prices too.  We are looking for members with all fitness types. If you are looking to slim down, tone up or even maintain your physical appearance get in contact with Gabriel at the following contacts. Phone: 087-2189517.  Email: gabrielhiggins@yahoo.ie   Facebook/fitnesscentre

Ballinamuck Bingo

Ballinamuck Bingo continues in Ballinamuck on Tuesday nights at 8.30p.m. More local support would be appreciated. Ballinamuck Enhancement AGM: Thank You to everyone who turned out last night. A few minor changes to the set up but we are pleased to have filled a committee for another year! We are away and looking towards Tidy Towns 2015. Fundraising is top of the agenda. Keep an eye out for more details soon!

GAA Gaeltacht Scholarship

The 2015 GAA Gaeltacht Scholarship forms are now available for anyone interested in attending the Gaeltacht this year. All applicants must be 13 years or older on 1st January 2015. If interested please contact 0864017301 for the form and any further information.

St. Vincents

With a busy new season on the horizon, the club is currently seeking new coaches/trainers/mentors for all age groups from U-6 right up to U-18. All that’s needed is enthusiasm and a desire to be part of a vibrant and dynamic club catering for large numbers of young people in the Drumlish/Ballinamuck area. Even if you have limited or no experience of Gaelic football you can still get involved as coaching courses will be provided over the coming months. Anyone interested can contact Colin Crowe on 086 0761556 or any committee member.


Fr Manning Gaels/St Helens social & presentation will take place in the Old Village Inn, Drumlish on Saturday night, 7th of February at 9pm. On the night St Helens will be presented with their Intermediate championship winning medals. Also Fr Manning Gaels Club Personality, Senior player of the year, U-21 Player of the year and Minor player of the year will receive their awards. Tickets available from any member of the executive. Club Membership: The club membership is now due. To become a club member contact Bridie Reilly on 0863332863.

Monster clean up

Drumlish Tidy Town’s give advance notice of their upcoming Clean up event scheduled for Saturday, 7th March next. The most littered approach road continues to be the 3 Km stretch from Kilnashee to the GAA Park at Monaduff. All parish organisations, residents, and business interests along the route are invited to lend a hand for a couple of hours.  

Community alert meeting

A text alert community meeting will take place on Thursday, 29th January at 7pm in Drumlish Community Centre. Everyone welcome to attend.


Baptism congratulations to Khloe Marcella Moran, daughter of Michael and Bernadette, 13 Sliabh Cairbre who was baptised and welcomed into the faith community last weekend.

Cemetery AGM

Our AGM will take place on Friday, 6th February at 9pm in the Community Centre. Everyone welcome to attend.

Mock Wedding

Drumlish Cemetery Ltd thank everyone involved in the Mock Wedding which took place on Friday, 12th December, the Cast, Producer, Sponsors, Chorus line, staff & pupils of St Mary’s NS and everyone who attended or supported the event in anyway. A fuller report will be published in the local notes of the Longford Leader.


The annual Clonfin commemoration ceremony will take place on this Sunday, February 1st, starting with Mass for deceased members in St. Mary’s Church in Granard at 11-30am followed by the ceremony at the site in Clonfin at 3-00pm and refreshments in McElvaney’s, Coolarty afterwards. The organizing committee are looking forward to a large crowd attending and all are welcome.


We remember Mary Whitney, (née Cassidy), Fardromin, Ballinamuck who died last weekend. We extend our deepest sympathies to her daughters Mary Carroll, (Athlone), Josephine Byrne, (Athlone), Kathleen, (Longford), and Ann McGoohan, (Ballinamore) and her sons Paddy, (Fardromin) and James, (Leixlip), her loving daughters-in-law Helen & Kay, sons-in-law Des, Foncie, Sean and Barry, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends. May she rest in peace.