TIDY TOWNS: Don’t forget our scrap metal collection this weekend in our annual fundraiser and clean up. We would appreciate all kinds of clean scrap metal copper brass aluminium etc. No electrical goods can be accepted. You can bring your scrap metals to Harrison’s yard next Saturday April 28th from 10am onwards. If you have a large amount or a heavy object please ring 087 6270358 and it will be collected. All funds raised from scrap metal will be used for village improvements over the summer. With the cutback in FAS funding it is very important to raise funds voluntarily to keep the scheme going. April is national Spring clean month so don’t forget weekly clean up every Wednesday evening. New members willing to help are invited to come and join the cleaning gang.
SCHOOL BOOKS: St Dominic’s National School parents association are hoping to start a school book rental scheme. The following is a list of books we are looking for (see box at back of church). Alive O Textbooks Junior to 6th class; Bun go Bar 1st class to 6th class; Planet maths 1st class to 6th class; history quest 3rd class to 6th class; geography quest 3rd class to 6th class; school atlas. Reusing books will greatly help to lower the cost to parents. Closing date for enrolment to Saint Dominics School before April 30th. Please contact the principal at 043 3322456.
SEMINAR: Social Enterprise Longford – Seminar. Do you want to identify opportunities to earn traded income for our community groups? Come to seminar on identifying opportunities on Saturday 28th April from 10am to 1pm in EDI Centre, Mastertech Business Park, Athlone Rd Longford. Tel 089 4221906.
AGM: The annual general meeting of Longford lamb producer group will be held in the Rustic Inn Abbeyshrule on this Thursday April 26th at 9pm. New members will be especially welcome. There will be a guest speaker on the night who will deal with all topics associated with lamb production.
TITANIC: After a very busy week of commemorating the loss of the Titanic way back in 1912 a book has been published by Athlone native Edward Egan which covers all aspects of that memorable event in counties Longford Roscommon and Westmeath. This two hundred page book gives a full report on each individual person from the three counties with pictures verbal accounts and press reports of the ill-fated voyage. The book will be available locally at fifteen euro per copy. The title of the book is Drum Heritage remembers the Titanic disaster”.
PROGRESSIVE TWENTY FIVE: winners in Saint Dominics Centre last Thursday night were Kieran and Larry, Ivan and Peter Michael and Miceal ten games they shared 150 euro. Table prizes Kathleen and Annie Paddy and Mick . They win twenty euro each. Raffle James Walshe Mike Kelly Peter McGarry, Mary Cahill Tom Nohilly Tommy Hanley. Play commences at 9pm every Thursday night.
DEATHS: The death has occurred of Pat Jones Tubberdaly Rhode Co Offaly at the Midlands Regional Hospital Tullamore on April 15. He was husband of Margaret nee Leavey, sister of Jimmy Leavy, Foigha. His remains were in repose at his residence followed by mass in Saint Peters Church Rhode on Wednesday with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. We extend sympathy to his wife Margaret, sons Allen Ian and Neill,his daughters in law, grandchildren brothers and sisters nieces nephews and a large circle of friends in Offaly Longford and Dublin. We also offer our sympathy to the Duncan family and extended families Ballymahon on the death of Nora Duncan which occurred on Saturday April 21. May they both rest in peace.
CAKE SALE: Tashinny National school are holding a cake sale and bric a brac at the Lecture Hall in Kenagh beside St Georges Church on Saturday 12th May from 11am til 3pm. If you would like to book a stall you can contact Marie on 087 6974396. A stall outside the hall will cost 10 euro and a stall inside the hall will cost 15 euro.
Community Games: A Sports Day will take place on April 29 next. Registration begins at 1pm and costs €1 per child. Events kick off at 1:30pm sharp and are open to children from four years up to 16 years. Those interested in Kengh Community Games swimming finals are asked to contact Mary O’Boyle on (087) 2565184.