Childcare Assistant

Childcare Assistant

Longford Women’s Link, Catkins on the Move, is recruiting childcare staff.  Childcare Assistant Department  Catkins on the Move Mobile Childcare Service report to Mobile Childcare Manager, Job Purpose: Aimed at attracting experienced Childcare professionals to join our existing team of experienced childcare staff, the position will involve travelling to and from, setting up, working in and dismantling temporary crèches in addition to working as childcare relief staff in established full time crèches in Co Longford and the surrounding counties as required. Experience, Knowledge and Qualifications required: Qualifications   Have a minimum FETAC level 6 Childcare Award or equivalent. (Consideration will be given to candidates who are nearing completion of their Level 6 Award and who have completed a full Level 5 Award in Childcare). Experience 3 years childcare experience.Previous experience in staff management. Knowledge of the childcare sector, Knowledge of the required Health & Safety and Policy & Procedures standards in a pre-school setting, Knowledge of Preschool Regulations 2006, Knowledge of Siolta and Aistear an advantage. Further details and how to apply are available by clicking on the link below:  http://www.longfordwomenslink.org/vacancies.php

Beginners Irish Classes

Beginners conversational classes for adults starting soon in The Green. No pressure, No books just a circle of friends having a chat together. Basic Irish to start with. If interested call Pauline on 086-1513152


Grinds for Junior and Leaving Cert

Names are now being taken for Junior and leaving cert Irish Grinds in The Green. Also Biology grinds for Leaving Cert and Grinds for leaving Cert French. All classes depending on  numbers interested. Call Carmel on 043-66-71801.  

Fireside Tales

Copies of the latest edition of “Fireside Tales”  by Jude Flynn are on sale in Costcutters, Edgeworthstown. Cost €20. Would make a great gift for anyone.

Text Alert

The Text Alert renewal of €5 is now due for 2015. Please renew by calling into the Old Schoolhouse, Ballymahon Road or the Post Office.

Living Well with Arthritis

A pain-management course starts Tueday, 3rd February, Park House Hotel at 7pm for 6 weeks. To register please contact 01 6470206 or 1890-2252846 spaces are limited.

Wellness Workshop

SOS in partnership with “Longford Mental Health Association” is delighted to be hosting a Wellness Workshop on Monday 2nd February in The Longford Arms Hotel, Main Street, Longford Town. This is a full day workshop running from 9.30am – 4.30pm with lunch included. If you or anyone you know would like to attend please contact Lisa or Jacqui on 1890 577 577 to book your FREE place. Please note that we can only take bookings by telephone.

‘Check it Fits’ Service

The ‘Check it Fits’ Service is a full time, nationwide, free expert service which aims to put parent’s, grandparent’s and guardian’s mind at ease that their child’s car seat is safely and securely fitted in their car. The service is quick, it’s easy, it’s free and it will arrive in Longford where our experts will advise you on how to fix any problem, demonstrate how to fit the restraint correctly and answer any queries participants might have. We will be visiting the following location in Longford in February: SuperValu, Main Street, Edgeworthstown, 5th February 10.00am – 5.30pm.

The annual Clonfin commemoration ceremony

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.

Parent and Children Playgroup

Edgeworthstown parent and children playgroup runs every Tuesday morning in The Green from 11am till 12.30. Looking for new babies and toddlers to come play with toys and painting. And for mums and dads to have chat over a cuppa.  Ring Caroline 0876418083 for any other details.

Mostrim GAA

AGM held on Friday 23rd. Read full report elsewhere. There was no jackpot winner of the last Lotto. Numbers drawn were 3, 6, 11, 15. Twenty-five euro winners were Kathleen McLoughin, Noel Walsh, Noeleen Burke and Eileen McLoughlin.


The next Reparation and Adoration vigil to the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary is in the Chapel of Our Lady’s Manor, Edgeworthstown, on the first Friday, the 6th of February, commencing at 10 pm. For further information contact 086 0405621 or 0861900640.