Counselling Clinic

Counselling Clinic

Longford Stress Management & Counselling Clinic, providing confidential Counselling and support to Teenagers and Parents around exam times over the next 6 weeks. Phone: 087 1142006.

Longford Rose

Congratulations to Daphne Howard on winning the Longford Rose at the weekend. This competition was held in the Longford Arms Hotel. Daphne was sponsored by the Purple Onion Restaurant in Tarmonbarry. David Barden was her escort. Ann and Richard are very proud of her. Daphne would like to thank everyone who supported her and especially her neighbours in Creenagh. We wish Daphne the very best for the Regional Finals which will be held on the June Bank Holiday weekend in Portlaoise.

Longford MS

 “Longford MS” would like to say a big thank you to all who helped, organized and most importantly contributed to our recent church gate collection. Your generosity is very much appreciated.

Darkness into Light 2015

The next pre registration for Darkness into Light Longford 2015 takes place in Supervalu shopping centre on Saturday 2nd May from 11-2pm. Anyone who has already registered online can pick up their t-shirt on the day if they wish.

Shorin Ryu Karate Club

Well done to all of our students who travelled to County Louth last week and took part in the 3rd leg of the AMA leagues. We had a very successful day taking home a total of 13 medals. The next and final round of the leagues takes place on Saturday 30th May in Newtownforbes. Many thanks to all of the parents who travelled and helped out on the day. Training continues every Monday in Newtownforbes from 7pm - 8.30pm and in Kilglass on Wednesdays from 7pm - 8pm. For further information please contact Sensei Ann Devlin on 087 9248816. First class is free!

Swimming lessons

Private and semi private swimming lessons are now available in the Longford swimming pool for Adults and children. For bookings or for further information call Darren on 086 0662781.

Old Time Dance!

Tango’s, Jives, Walzes and foxtrots will be in full swing in the Hunt Hall, Castle Street, Mohill on Saturday night 2nd May 2015 as part of the ‘Percy Party’ weekend in Mohill. The specially formed ‘KillyPottle Mintrel Dance Band’ from Cavan will provide the music and the dance kicks off at 9pm sharp! Tea, Ham Sandwiches, Boxty and minerals will be provided on the night! Keep that date free for a night of great fun!

Michael the Train Driver

Court Clerk (J.P.O’Dowd) ‘Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you God’. Michael (Luke Early) ‘I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help me God…..and God help me’! Come along to the transformed Hunt Hall, Castle St. Mohill, Sunday May 3rd 9pm sharp for Special Sitting of Mohill District Court where Judge John J. Sharkey (Brian Reilly Cornmill) presides over the case ‘The West Clare Railway v Percy French (Frank Cadam). Short performance to follow court case of some of Percy French’s works. Admission €10 to include glass of wine (or two). Where would you get it. Come early to avoid disappointment!

Mass time change

From 1st June the weekend mass times will be Vigil 7pm and Sunday 10.30am.


Clonguish Fine Gael church gate collection will take place next weekend at all masses.


Our deepest sympathy is extended to the McCormack family, Ennybegs on the sudden death of Terry McCormack. May he rest in peace.


For the second year in a row there will be an ordination in the diocese. On Sunday, June 21st Séamus O’Rourke from the parish of Colmcille will be ordained to the priesthood in St Mel’s Cathedral. The vocation Director for the diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois is Fr. Simon Cadam, Granard. His phone number is 043 6686550 or 086 2401295. He is there to help anyone who may be contemplating priesthood or religious life.

Baby boy

Congratulations to Paul and Rachel Barden, on the birth of their baby son, Zack. We have heard that mum and baby are doing great.


We held our federation AGM on Wednesday last in The Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule, thank you to all who traveled and thank you to the management and staff of the Rustic Inn who accommodated us at very short notice. Huge congratulations to our new president Mary Carty from Legan Guild, and well done and thanks to our outgoing president May Campbell for all your hard work for the last three years. Our next meeting takes place on Tuesday May 5th at 8pm, competition is a May Arrangement, Mary and Patricia are on teas and we still have plenty of place for new members, so come and join us, if only to see what we get up to and of course the cuppa.


We offer sincere sympathy to the Brady family, Creenagh on the death of Gerry. May he rest in peace.

Tea day

Longford Branch Alzheimer Society of Ireland invites you to host a Tea Day in your home or your workplace Remember every single euro you raise will be spent on vital Services in County Longford. Contact Breda / Marie at 043 -3348402 or 043-3347221 or see


We extend our condolences to the McGowan and Devine family on the death of Michael John McGowan, Whitehall, Tarmonbarry, who died during the week. May he rest in peace.


Thursday evenings 8pm Pilates class for seniors and people with osteoporosis. Giving Tree (Wendy Louise Hat Design).  Contact Brendan on 0877681730.


The next Reparation and Adoration vigil to the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary is in the Chapel of Our Lady’s Manor, Edgeworthstown, on the first Friday 1st May. 


Divine Mercy prayer meeting in St Mary’s Parish Church, Newtownforbes every Monday at 3pm.

Yoga Class

Beginner’s yoga at 11am on Tuesdays at the Giving Tree (Wendy Louise Hat Design), Newtownforbes. To book a place contact Maria on 086 8618633.


Classes available at the Giving Tree (Wendy Louise Hat Design), Newtownforbes.  Monday 8-9pm. Tuesday 8-9pm (men only). To book a place contact Brendan on 087 7681730.