CONFIRMATION: The sacrament of Confirmation was bestowed by Bishop Colm O’Reilly on our youth from 6th class St Theresa’s NS Clontumpher Killoe at St Marys Church Ennybegs last week: Jonathan Borland , Aaron Hughes, Reece Reid-Leonard, Cathal McKeon, Adam Fenelon, Enda Bracken, Paul Brady, Sean Og Cahill, Evan Farrelly, Jake Donnolly, Evan Finneran, Conor Gilna, Daniel Halpin, Sheka Kanu, Richard Maglov, Cormac McManus, Aoife Sheridan, Michelle Dunleavy, Sinead Donohoe,Niamh Brady, Aoife Clyne, Emma Jane Gilna, Caitriona Goulding, Andrea Hughes, Hannah Maloney,Orla Macken, Cliodhna Mulligan, Shauna Mooney, Tara Sleightholme. The parish extend congratulations to all you youth and thank Bishop Colm, Fr Sean Casey, teacher Mrs Farrell, families for their guidance through this programme. We also thank the choir and all who assisted on the day and trust the Holy Spirit will guide all you youth through the next step on the ladder.
ICA: Longford Federation ICA are having Jill Kirby guest speaker in Sin Bin (Rugby Club) on Wednesday May 29th at 7.30pm sharp to discuss your financial situations, making your will and all money matters, all very welcome, it will be a worthwhile meeting to attend. ICA Lotto draw held on 8/5/13.No jackpot winner. Lotto now 400 euro. 3 X 20 euro winners were 1st Paul McNamee B’muck; 2nd Macken family Clondra; 3rd Monica Healy N’towncashel. Next draw 22nd May. Numbers drawn were 12, 25, 27, 28.
CONDOLENCE: Sincere sympathy is extended Sadie Mulleady and families Cloonaugh , Drumlish , Mulleadys (Waste and construction) families Drumlih, Sandra Donohoe and family Kellether Killoe on the sad bereavement of Sadie’s dear son Eamon (pre-deceased by his father Sean senior and brother Sean junior) who was laid to rest last week. The parish express condolence to his dear mother Sadie partner Attracta , son Robert , daughter Charlotte, brothers Michael Declan sisters Collette Fiona, brothers/ sisters in law extended families , friends . Requiem mass was celebrated in St Marys Church , Drumlish with burial in Drumlish new cemetery. May he rest peacefully.
AWARD: Congratulations to Larry and Fiona O’Keefe the Black Olive restaurant , Ballymahon Street Longford on their well deserved achievement award presented in Dublin last week. The parish extend continued success to Larry Fiona, staff and the Black Olive for a great year ahead.
GAA: The Killoe minor club are hosting a fundraising clothing recycling collection event on Saturday June 8 2013 at the clubhouse Emmet Og Clonee Killoe. Any unwanted clothes bedlinen mobile phones books etc. All placed in black bags please. Information from any minor club member.
ICE CREAM FUN DAY: Loretta and Arthur Stewart Bundoon Killoe annual ice cream, fun day event will be held on Friday 31 May 2013. All proceeds in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland and everyone is very welcome. Further details contact Loretta 087 6659893.
OPEN GARDEN DAY: The annual garden open day hosted by Paddy and Mary Gillooley Middle Road Drumlish Co Longford will be held on Sunday May 26 2013 from 11.30am – 6.30pm. All proceeds in aid of Irish Cancer Society and everyone is welcome to visit these beautiful gardens.
BIRTHDAY: Greetings to Frank Hughes up there in Farragh Killoe who recently celebrated a big birthday surrounded by sun sea and sand. We extend good wishes to Frank and his family for many more big birthday events. Happy 60th birthday Frank !
SIAMSA: An Irish language course (Siamsa) will commence from Monday 8 July – Friday 12 July 2013 in Gaelscoil Longford. Course starts from 9.30am – 3pm daily catering for students from third to sixth class. Information and application forms contact Yvonne Nu Mhurchu tel 087 2642665.
MISSING DOG: A golden retriever whitish/ golden 1 year old big dog and a small black furry poodle/terrier 11 years old. Any sighting of thees dogs please contact Josephine tel 086 176 5986.
CONDOLENCE: Sincere sympathy is extended to the Dolan families Assumption Road Athlone Co Westmeath, Nellie McGoldrick (nee Finn) and families Ennybegs Killoe Co Longford, Walter Finn and families Dublin on the sad bereavement of their mother Mary (Molly) (nee Finn late Longford and predeceased by her husband Mick and daughter Anne Ganley) who was laid to rest last week. The parish express condolence to her sons Sean Michael, daughters Nonie (Kelly) Florence (O’Brien) Mary (Martin) Teresa (Tiernan) brothers Walter (Dublin) sister Nellie, sons/ daughters in law , grand/great grand/ great great grandchildren, extended families friends. Requiem mass was celebrated in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church Athlone with burial afterwards in Cornamagh cemetery. May she rest peacefully.
IRISH DANCING: Congratulations to the Marian Kiernan School of Dancing youth who achieved excellent success at the Irish Open Championships which were recently held in the City West hotel Dublin. Well done all you proud young dancers and not forgetting your mentor.
LOTTO: Lotto numbers drawn weekend 12/5/13 – 7, 11, 13, 19. 20 euro winners Eamon Reynolds Longford; John Hand Aughaboy; Martin Brady; Declan Hughes Farragh; Caherly family Micknagh; Sellers prize Margaret McCormack. Jackpot 4400 euro.
CHURCH NOTICES: St Marys Ennybegs Masses Wednesday/ Thursday at 10am. Exposition blessed sacrament Wednesdays in both churches 6-10pm. Vigil of Life Saturday June 8, 2013 Merrion Square Dublin from 3-4pm.To organise or get a bus contact 087 2668720. Killoe parish cell of evangelisation will meet in Cullyfad Community Centre Killoe on Tuesday May 28 2013 at 8.30pm. Everyone is welcome. Sacred Heart Novena commences in St Olivers Cullyfad Killoe on Thursday 30 May at 9.30pm.
COMMUNITY GAMES: Best of Luck to our Drama Group under the leadership of Sinead McCormack; our Pitch & Putt Team under the leadership of Mick O’Driscoll and James Kennedy our Art competitor under the leadership of Patricia Feeney who are taking part in the National Finals Weekend 1 in Athlone at the weekend. On Sunday last the 19th. May, Irish Tyres kindly sponsored a set of Polo Shirts for our Pitch & Putt Team. Many thanks to Irish Tyres for their generous sponsorship. In last week’s Notes, in relation to U10 Mixed Gaelic Team, I omitted to include Kevin Dooner and John Coyle as part of the training team. Killoe Community Games Annual Social Night and Fundraiser will take place in Begley’s Pub, Ennybegs, on Saturday night next, the 25th. May, next. We hope to have a good turn out and your support would be greatly appreciated. The 40th. Anniversary Gala Awards/Hall of Fame takes place in The Stag’s Head, Ballinalee on the 7th. June. For Tickets please contact 0863845340.
Summer camp: Killoe Summer Camp will take place from Monday, July 8th to Friday, July 12th at St. Teresa’s N.S., Killoe. It will cater for children between the ages of 4 and 12. It promises to be a fun filled week of various games and activities. For further information or to book a place contact Clara Brady on 086 3581715 or Lorraine Brady on 087 2288159.