Abbeylara

Deaths: Your prayers are requested for the happy repose of the souls of Frank Brennan Carnagh, Mullahoran who died on Wednesday 2nd January, for Molly Harten Pottlebawn Mullahoran who died on Thursday 3rd January and for Rose Gregory, Springtown who died on Thursday 3rd January. May they rest in peace.

Deaths: Your prayers are requested for the happy repose of the souls of Frank Brennan Carnagh, Mullahoran who died on Wednesday 2nd January, for Molly Harten Pottlebawn Mullahoran who died on Thursday 3rd January and for Rose Gregory, Springtown who died on Thursday 3rd January. May they rest in peace.

Marriages: Congratulations to James Cassidy, Ballinacross and Ailish Walshe, Tubberclair, Athlone who were married on Saturday 29th December in Tubberclair Church. Also to Eugene Lynch, Kilbride Tigin and Julie Butler, Culvin, Streete, who were married on Monday 31st December in Abbeylara Church.

Our Sick: Please continue to pray for them and support them. We wish all our sick a full and speedy recovery to good health.

Gun Club: The Club wishes to thank all who attended their Christmas Draw and Raffle in Crawford’s Lounge on Saturday the 22nd of December. Congratulations to the following winners of the draw; 1st prize €500 Jacinta McCormack, Cloonaghmore, Abbeylara, 2nd prize €300 Maura Martin Cloonagh Dring, 3rd prize €200 Michael Dunleavey, Castlepollard, 4th prize €100 James Breslin Ardscoil Phádraig Granard. A special word of thanks to all who bought and help sell tickets for the draw, Na Fianna for their excellent music on the night, to Tina and Staff for the use of her premises and providing refreshments on the night to those who sponsored spot prizes. The club wishes all our supporters A very Happy New Year.

Abbey/ Carra Active Retirement: Results of our Christmas Raffle: 1st Prize - Mickey Nicholson; 2nd Prize - Bridie Gilligan; 3rd Prize - Marie, c/o Christy Mahon; 4th Prize - Amy McNicholls; 5th prize - Geraldine Malone; 6th prize - Ann Eggerton; 7th prize - Kieran Coole; 8th prize - Dolores Masterson. We would like to wish all our members and friends a very happy and prosperous New Year.

Eucharistic Adoration: Takes place on the Mondays of January in Holy Trinity Abbey, Kilnacrott from 10a.m. to 10 p.m. to facilitate private prayer for the protection of the unborn in our country, praying especially for all the elected politicians of our land. Details from 049 8544416.

Longford County Council: Data protection restrictions mean that information that is available to the HSE cannot be shared with the Council. For this reason Longford County Council is seeking to compile a register of vulnerable persons and the ways in which they may be contacted. In some circumstances the contact details might be those of relatives or carers who might be contacted by the Council in order to verify the welfare of the vulnerable person. If you or any other persons have any queries in relation to what assistance is, or could be made available, please do not hesitate to contact Declan Kilcline 043 3343297 email DKilcline@longfordcooc.ie or Marie Lough at 043 3343297 MKough@longfordcoco.ie

Tuesday Night: Is plotto night with the jackpot now at €9,600 for a €2 stake. Pick four numbers from 1 to 30. Envelopes at Crawford’s, P.J. & Maggie Farrell, John Pettit, Credit Union and from all members. It could be you.

GAA Club Lotto: Lotto Results 2/01/13: Numbers drawn: 3 10 23 27. €20 Winners: David McCawley Coolarty, Pauric McGauran Toneywarden, Shane Sheils Glan, Pat Sheridan Kilcogy, Brendan Leslie Lisryan, Packie Lynch Renehan. No draw next week as a mark of respect to Rose Gregory, Springtown. Next draw 15/01/13 in Crawfords. Jackpot €9,600.

Thanks: On behalf of the youth ministry a very special thank you to all those who gave so generously to the giving tree in St. Bernard’s Church. Thank you also to people who dropped in gifts or rang for gifts to be collected. This was an amazing response and great generosity to a small project. Hopefully this will become an annual event.

Slimming World: Slimming World classes commence in The Mostrim Arms, Main Street, Edgeworthstown every Thursday evening at 5.30 pm and 7.30pm. Phone: Jenny on 086 1094773 for further information.

C.E Vacancy: There are two vacancies on the C.E. Project sponsored by Granard Area Action Group for a Cook/Hygienist/General Operative based at Rath Mhuire Resource Centre and Dolmen Centre Aughnacliffe. Please check with local FAS office if eligible and forward CV to Supervisor, Granard Area Action Group, Main Street, Granard. Phone 043 6686922.

Rural Transport Programme: We would always welcome new passengers on board the services; it is open to ALL AGE GROUPS, with FTP holders travelling Free. Single Fare is €3 and Return is €5, for under 65 years. The Rural Transport office is based in LCRL Longford, Phone 043 3345555. All information is on the www.lcrl.ie website, under the Rural Transport Programme. Information can also be accessed from the GAAG office, Main Street, Granard.