National Finals: 11 children from our parish are making the trip to Athlone IT this weekend to compete in 4 events at the National Community Games Finals. The standard of competition in every event will be very high so we wish them all good luck as they represent not only Ardagh, Moydow & Glen but also County Longford. Maryann Lynch, Solo Singing. Cian McPhillips, Brendan Finnan, Cathal Farrell, Melissa O’Kane, Mixed Distance Relay Race. Saoirse McLoughlin, Handwriting. Adam Callan, Gareth Mulleady, Maryann Lynch, Katie Quinn, Aisiling Farrell & Katie Lynch, Group Singing. Thanks to all the adults who give very generously of their time and will all be at the National Finals to cheer on the children: Riona Lynch, Paddy McPhillips, Eamon O’Kane, David Hoysted & Leslie Finnan.
Healthy Events 2013: A fun night was had by all celebrating the end of our Healthy Events 2013 Campaign and winding up the Friday evening Youth Club for the summer. It was easy to see how much all the children have learned about the 5 Healthy Events topics this year with all the correct answers they gave at the table quiz. Thanks to Brendan Farrell, Ardagh Eco Gardens, for giving us a guided nature walk in the Heritage Park. Brigette & Leslie are preparing the entry for the competition and will present a summary to both primary schools and Parents Associations so that the health awareness started by the Healthy Events 2013 project on Sun Safety, Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, Substance (alcohol\tobacco\drugs) Misuse and Mental Health can be extended further into the community.
Ardagh Heritage & Creativity Centre: Plans are in motion for 2 summer camps aimed at 12+/teens in July and August. Lughnasa Summer Camp will offer art, costume making, set design, creative writing & drams. The Teen Art Camp will feature drawing, painting, batik, lino-printing & pottery. Don’t wait until summer to enjoy Toddler Creativity every Thursday at 11am and Children’s Art every Saturday morning at 11am. You can also book your Birthday Party and do arts and crafts. Check out creativeardagh.com or phone 086-3027602 for more details.
Lotto Results: Tuesday 14th May 2013. Numbers drawn 15, 18, 20, 21. No jackpot winner. No Match 3. 5 Lucky Dips: Anne Brady, Noelle & Kevin, John Mac, Paddy McDonagh, David/Jack and Ally Tiernan. Jackpot Tuesday 21st May 2012 €1,150. Thank you for your continued support.
SIAMSA!: An Irish Language Summer Course (SIAMSA!) will take place from Monday 8th July to Friday 12th July in Gaelscoil Longfoirt. The course will take place from 9.30am to 3.00pm each day and will cater for students from Third to Sixth class. Further information and applications forms available from Yvonne Ní Mhurchú 087-2642665.
Sympathy: Sympathy is extended to Mary & Michael Moloney and Family, and Frank and Anne Donlon and family on the death of Mary and Franks mother, Anna May Donlon, Ards, Kenagh. May She Rest In Peace.