Garden Open Day

Garden Open Day

Garden Open Day at Paddy and Mary Gillooley’s Garden, Mill Road, Drumlish in aid of Carol Galvin Forde Fund on Saturday 24th May,10am to 6.30pm. Admission optional.

Tidy Towns

Congrats to Brendan Quinn the winner of the Easter Hamper in Smith’s Gala and thanks to Niall & Catherine for their generosity once again in sponsoring the hamper and to everyone who supported us in buying a ticket, this was a valuable contribution to our fundraising efforts. Some of you will have received a copy of our Newsletter that has been circulated around the village in the Shops, Pubs and in the Church on Sunday. The purpose of our newsletter is to give some general information on our work and to appeal for assistance in caring for our village. It’s a comprehensive document well worth reading, so if you get the chance, pick up a copy and see how you can contribute any one of a number of simple tasks that will help to make a big difference to the appearance of Newtownforbes.  Forthcoming Events: How to Install a Water Butt - Wed 21st May 11 am and Composting Demonstration -Thursday 22nd May 7pm -  Both Events at rear of Parish Hall. Everyone welcome. Work nights continue Tuesdays at 7pm, weather permitting. 


Fundraiser Head Shave 30th May Coy’s Bar Longford, starting at 9.30pm in aid of Lauralynn House, Ireland’s only children’s hospice and St. James’s Hospital Foundation. Marion Prendergast and Jo Purkis from Killoe will be shaving their heads to raise money for these very worthy charities.

Karate Club

Our training continues every Monday and Thursday in Newtown and every Wednesday in Kilglass from 7-8pm.  A very big welcome to James, our newest member in Kilglass. Remember, new members are always welcome and for further information please contact Sensei Ann Devlin on 087 9248816. Birthday wishes this week - Evan and Michael in Newtown and Dylan, Coman and Rian in Kilglass. 


Our meeting was held last Tuesday night and we had a great turnout with a lovely supper. It was the first meeting for our new committee, so well done all. Our competition winner was Sandra, with a lovely spring flower arrangement. Raffle winner was Lily. A number of our members took part in the Pieta House “ Darkness to Light” walk last Saturday, so don’t forget to check out Facebook for pictures. Reminder to all that the annual sponsored walk for Longford Federation takes place on Sunday, 25th May at 3pm and is in aid of Longford Hospice. Sponsorship cards are available from our Sports Officer, Olive Quinn. Our Pitch and Putt Competition has been re-scheduled for Saturday, 14th June at 10am.  Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 3rd June at 8.30pm. Teas are Olive Quinn and Sandra Rooney. Competition is an invitation card for our upcoming Longford Federation craft fair due to take place in July. Why not drop in and see us- new and past members are always welcome. 

Baby congrats

Congratulations to Luke and Catherine McGuinness on the birth of their baby girl Saoirse May. Connor is delighted with his new sister.

Irish Heart Foundation

Coffee morning in the Parish Hall on Saturday, May 17th from 11am to 3pm.

First Holy Communion

Saturday 17th May at 12 noon.

National Fish & Chips Day

National Fish & Chips Day takes place on Wednesday, 28th May. That day will see all ITICA members throughout Ireland including Macari’s Deli Burger on Ballymahon Street, Longford offer customer’s half price fish & chips.

Slimming World

Join a warm and friendly group near you today: Newtownforbes Miranda Moran Physiotherapy Clinic – Thursday at 5.30pm & 7.30pm. Telephone Tricia on 086 0838369. Longford Temperance Hall, Tuesdays at 9.30am, 11.30am, 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Telephone Siobhan on 083 3533130.