Abbeylara March 11

Abbeylara Gun Club - A meeting of the Gun Club will be held on Thursday, March 10 next at 9pm at the shooting grounds in Derragh. All members are requested to attend.

Abbeylara Gun Club - A meeting of the Gun Club will be held on Thursday, March 10 next at 9pm at the shooting grounds in Derragh. All members are requested to attend.

LADIES GAA

Mullinalaghta Ladies are holding their registration day Saturday 19th in the community centre from 12 noon till 2 pm. New members welcome

THANK YOU

The family of the late Mary Kenny would like to thank neighbours, friends etc. who attended the house, removal and funeral. A special thanks to the docotos and nurses in Granard. May she Rest In Peace.

NOVENA

At this time of deep recession and high unemployment,we need hope.Seamus Mollaghan,a bus driver with Donnellys Coaches Granard,is running a bus to the Novena of Hope in The Graan Enniskillen.It starts on Saturday the 19th of March at 6.30pm,with Celebrant Fr.Brian Darcy.Contact Seamus Mollaghan at 0433323668 or 0863901060 or e-mail seamusmollaghan1@hotmail.com.

BINGO

On Wednesday nights at 8.30 p.m.

ASH WEDNESDAY

Takes place on Wed 9th March. Ashes will be blessed and distributed on Wednesday evening in Abbeylara Church at the 7.30p.m. Mass. School children will receive their ashes on that day in the National Schools.

Trócaire Boxes: - Will be distributed to each home during the coming days of this week. We thank the School children who with their teachers and parents do this work which is much appreciated.

COURSE

Bereavement Course takes place on Wed 9th March in the Family Centre at 8pm. The course runs for six weeks. Theme – “See I will not forget you….I have carved you on the palm of my hand”. More details from 043 3346827, 087 2843034.

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT

Is presently taking place all over the country. The Fairtrade Mark is the only independent guarantee of a fair deal for Third World producers and it is supported by all the main Third World charities and by the ICTU in Ireland . Millions of tea and coffee farmers have been hit by the huge slump in prices over recent years. We can help by using our purchasing power to help make campaign for trade justice by buying products such as Fairtrade tea/coffee both of which are available locally. Fairtrade tea/coffee morning on Monday 7th March in the Library Longford from 11 to 12 noon. Fairtrade tea/coffee morning with Miguel Mateo Sebastien, a coffee producer from Guatemala .

Abbeylara Tidy Towns: The Abbeylara Tidy Towns Committee are now getting very anxious to get out cleaning our village with Easter coming up shortly. New members are very welcome. A special thank you to Anne and Paddy for their help during the last couple of months, more in next week’s news.

ACTIVE RETIREMENT

We had a very enjoyable meeting on Thursday morning, plenty of activity and our usual chat. We welcomed our new member Rosaleen Nugent from Coolarty into our group, there was a great turn out of members all enjoying themselves. Our sympathies to the Kenny, Kenneally, and Burke families on their recent bereavement. Our next meeting is on March 16th (Wednesday) at 11AM.

We had a very enjoyable meeting on Thursday morning, plenty of activity and our usual chat. We welcomed our new member Rosaleen Nugent from Coolarty into our group, there was a great turn out of members all enjoying themselves. Our sympathies to the Kenny, Kenneally, and Burke families on their recent bereavement. Our next meeting is on March 16th (Wednesday) at 11AM.

Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

LOTTO

Numbers Drawn 5-13-15-24: €20 Winners: Mick O’ Neill, Lismacaffrey; Marcela Flynn, Crenagh; Brendan Devine, Rathcronin; Alas Kearney , Streete; Phil Reilly, Springstown; Maurice & Aileen O’Connor, Ballywillan: Jackpot €10,900

GAA CLUB

Membership is now due. Rates €25 for individual €40 for couple €50 for players which includes membership and insurance. Please hand in your membership to any Club Officer. The yearly Lottery entry ticket for €100 is on sale now. This will give you entry into the Lotto each week from 16th March 2011 for 12 months, for a large weekly jackpot. The majority of households in the parish and elsewhere will be visited with these Lotto tickets. Your support would help Club Finances greatly and ease the need/pressure of other fundraisers. More details later. Jackpot €10,900