Ballinalee Community Group: Has produced a 29-page brochure showing the results and plans for the future for the village. The brochure has been posted on the Ballinalee Community Group facebook page. Joining Facebook is very simple. Search for Facebook on the internet and if you are not already a member then go through the ‘sign up’ process: all you need is an email address (which acts as your user identification) and a password of your choice. Once you have done this then search for Ballinalee Community on Facebook search facility and brows the brochure and all other news. You can leave comments.”
St. Christopher’s: The recent collection at the two churches realised a total of €640. Many thanks to all who contributed.
Collection: A church-gate collection will be held at all masses next weekend for Ballinalee Social Services. Proceeds will go to help finance our annual outing for senior citizens. Details relating to this outing will be revealed later.
Engaged: Congrats to Adrian Dalton, Soran, and Mary Farrell, Killashee, who got engaged recently. We hope to see them here on a visit shortly and wish them well in the future.
Cemetery Sunday: has been fixed for Sunday June 24 with prayers on Clonbroney at 2pm and at 3pm in St. Emer’s after mass. There will be no 11am mass this Sunday. Please bring any rubbish away with you when attending your graves.
Engaged: Congrats to Andrew Carrigy and Carmela Olivers who both live in Germany who got engaged recently. We wish them well in their plans for the future and look forward to seeing them in Ballinalee in the near future.
Lotto: 3, 11, 12, 29. No jackpot winner. 5 x €20 Tess, Rosaleen Brady and boys, John Lennon, Gladys Dunne, Paddy Brady, Kris Kirkov, Seller’s prize: Patrick Earley. Jackpot €5,500. Draw in Farrell’s for month of June on Monday nights at 9.30pm. Envelopes €2 per line or 3 for €5.
Deepest sympathy: to the Kerry family Drumnacross, on the death of their uncle PJ Farrell and to the Dolon family Gurteen, on the death of their aunt, Sister Eileen Doogan.
Text alert: Just a reminder that the Text Alert system will be activated shortly. We are waiting on a few people to submit their numbers. Please drop your number and your €5 subscription to myself in the post office or to Garda Frank Reynolds.
Cycle Tour: Date for your diary. Sunday June 24, Longford Cycle Tour around north Longford. Both 15km and 50km. Contact Longford Sports Partnership at Longford County Council.
Summer Camps: Date for the GAA Summer Camp July 2 to 6 at Maguire Park. More details next week. Applications forms available in the post office.
Fundraiser for scoil samhthann ns: An evening of gourmet cooking with international chef Frank Moynihan on Thursday June 21 in Rawle’s Lounge at 8pm sharp. Tickets cost 10 euro and are available from local shops or members of the Board of Management who are organising the event.