Ardagh

Mass: Will be celebrated on Friday 1st February in honour of St Brigid’s at 11am in St Brigid’s Church, Ardagh. A procession to St Brigid’s Well will take place immediately after Mass. It is hoped that as many people as possible will come to the Mass.

Mass: Will be celebrated on Friday 1st February in honour of St Brigid’s at 11am in St Brigid’s Church, Ardagh. A procession to St Brigid’s Well will take place immediately after Mass. It is hoped that as many people as possible will come to the Mass.

Feast of St Blaise: February 3rd: Throats will be blessed during the evening Vigal Mass in Moydow on Saturday 27th at 7.00pm.

Scoil Bhride: Enrolment forms for Scoil Bhride Glen for September 2013 are now available from the school. Please visit or call 043 6671778. All are welcome.

School Enrolment 2013: Enrolment forms are now available for entry to St. Mel’s N.S. Ardagh for September 2013. Application forms available from the school office or by phoning 043 6675269

Christmas Party: The annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party took place in the Community Centre on Sunday last and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The committee wish to thank the following Antoinette Byrne and staff for the lovely meal, Brian McDermott for his music, The Irish Dancers Sponsors Sean Powell, Enda Murphy, Paul Connell, all those who supported the church door collection, and those who donated spot prizes or helped in any way to make the day a success. Your support is very much appreciated.

Zumba Classes: Classes with Tess Gillen in the Community Centre every Saturday at 10.30am, €7 per class, All are welcome.

Irish Dancing: The Maureen Farrell School of Irish Dancing classes continue in Ardagh Community Centre on Tuesday evenings. Beginners welcome at 4pm or 6.30pm. Further enquiries to Maureen 086-3702719 or 043-3345445. Girls & boys, all ages welcome.

Bereavement: The death took place recently of Bernie Kenny, Lisduffmontgomery. Sympathies extended to his brother Packie, sisters Lilly Boyce and Bridgie McDonnell, niece, nephews, brothers-in-law, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

Bereavement: The death took place on Thursday last of Billy Halligan, Loughill. Sympathies to his sons Jimmy & Tom, daughter Mary, niece Mary, brother Barney, grandchildren, great grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, nieces & nephews, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

ST. BRIGIDS GAELS: St. Brigids Gaels Annual General Meeting takes place tomorrow Thursday 31st of January in Pete Keenan Clubhouse at 8pm. All Welcome.

Art Classes: Art Classes Start Wednesday 30th January in Kenagh. Phone: 087 2814763.

U10 Girls County Champions: Congratulations to the U10 girls team of Melissa O’Kane, Keeva Gillen, Anna Hayden, Sarah McPhillips, Laura Farrell, Katie Halpin, Saoirse McLoughlin & Claragh Shannon who are the new U10 Girls Indoor Soccer champions for Co. Longford. Throughout the 2 day competition all the girls put in a fantastic team effort. After winning the semi-final against Carrickedmond they faced Longford South in the County Final on Sunday and emerged the County winners. A great victory for all involved! The girls will continue to train so they will be ready for more action in the Leinsters next month. Thanks to Noelle Gillen, Laura McPhillips & Caitriona Hayden for working with the girls and leading them to 1st place and 8 gold County medals.

Indoor Soccer Boys: Well done to the U10 Boys Indoor Soccer team who took part in the Community Games Indoor competition last weekend. Ronan Gallagher & Michael Mulleady had a fine line up to play: Jack Gallagher, Jack Mulleady, Ronan Keenan, Cathal Farrell, Joseph Carrigy, Jack Briar & Ben Callan. Even though the lads were knocked out by a much stronger side they enjoyed the challenge and got a lot more familiar with this very fast paced game.

Healthy Events 2013: Last Friday evening all who attended Youth Club were enlightened about mental health by a presentation from Finola Colgan of Mental Health Ireland. She gave us all tips for building resilience which we are passing on to all the parents. Finola helped us to see that we can expand our positive message to the wider community and we hope to approach both schools and parents associations with the information. The excellent website www.aisling.ie is recommended to everyone for further information. We will continue to focus on positive mental health for the next few weeks so feel free to contact Brigette or Leslie for more details. Thanks to all the children who gave their attention and participated in the lively debates on the night