Rehab Care: Rehab Care Services in Longford are holding a Table Quiz in Casey’s Pub, Newtownforbes at 8.30pm on Friday 3rd May 2013. Quizmaster: Tony G from Shannonside. Entry: €40 per table of 4. Raffle on the night with loads of prizes. Please support.
Woodview Development Bonus: Bonus Ball for Wednesday 10/04/2013 – Lotto Draw Bonus 39 –Winner €45 Carmel Dowler. Next Draw 17/04/2013.
Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to Eileen Prunty and family, Eden House, on the death of her brother, Gerard Henry, England. May he rest in peace.
Suggestion Box: The Parish Church, the Church of Our Lady under the title of her Immaculate Conception was built in 1864. On December 4th of that year it was opened and Dedicated by Bishop Kilduff. Lord Granard donated the site. The Parish Pastoral Council has decided to celebrate the anniversary, the sesquicentenary. All during the month of February a suggestion box was placed at the doors of the church looking for suggestions from the people as to how we might celebrate this anniversary. The responses were very good. They are now being looked at by the Parish Pastoral Council. The Parish Pastoral Council would like to thank all those who put forward suggestions. All of them will get careful consideration and more details will be announced later. Central to the celebrations of the anniversary a parish mission will be held from March 8th to March 15th, the first week of Lent 2014.
Ceremony of Light: The Ceremony of Light for the girls and boys celebrating their Confirmation is on Thursday April 25th at 7.30pm. Confirmation is on Tuesday May 14th at 3.00pm. Fr. Michael, McGrath, the Diocesan Catechist will visit Scoil Mhuire next week.
Eddie Stone: Eddie Stone the well known lay healer will conduct a healing service in St. Mary’s Church, Newtownforbes on Saturday next April 20th at 2.00pm. All are welcome. For further information call Marion at 087 7606189.
ABC Childcare: ABC Childcare is now taking bookings for the FREE Preschool Year under the ECCE Scheme and also for the CETs Scheme both commencing in September 2013. ABC also caters for babies, toddlers and after school care. Places are limited. For further information call Noeline at 043 3329696.
Engagement: Congratulations to Collette Mahon, Curryline and Tomas Mc Goey, Longford who announced their engagement recently. We wish you health and happiness for the future.
Clonguish Lotto: Lotto results Saturday 13th April 2013, numbers 2, 8, 16, 26. No Jackpot Winner. Runners up €100 M. Williams, The Village, €25 Tony Reilly, The Village, €25 Thomas Casey, The Village. Next weeks draw is in The Castle Inn. Jackpot €4,050.
Longford Federation ICA: Longford Federation ICA is hosting An Information Evening in the 98’ Hall, Ballinamuck, on Thursday April 25th at 7.30pm. Laura Shaw from Longford Garden Centre will attend. Her topics include, Lawn Care, Colour with Perennials and Maintaining your Rose Garden, followed by a Question and Answer session. During the second part of the evening Garry Brady, Environmental Officer with Longford County Council will talk to us about ‘How to use Leftovers’ and ‘Food Wastage’ as part of the “Food Wastage Programme” Tea and refreshments will be served. A Raffle will be held. Admission €5. Everyone welcome.
ICA Dates for your diary: July 19th to 21st - Co Longford ICA and Co Westmeath ICA and Friends. Tour to Clare - to include Bunratty Banquet, Ennis Town, Coole House and Gardens. Bunratty Folk Park. Price €198 pp sharing & West County Hotel. Contact: Breda Whelan (086) 3258386 Pick up: McDonalds 10.15am Booking Deposit €28 pp due 26th April.
Station: Anyone wishing to host a Station Mass in their area please contact Fr. Mc Govern. Stations this year will be held during the months of April and May.