Newtownforbes

Dog fouling

Dog fouling

Is a serious problem along the footpaths and walk around Corry and we ask again for people to clean up after their pets. There are very few stray dogs, so pet owners know when their dogs offend and for other walkers sake, please clean up after your dogs. 

Station Mass

A station Mass will be celebrated at the home of Helen and John Denniston for the Cluain Doire area on Friday, June 20th at 8pm. All from the area are welcome.

Orbus Theatre

The newly formed Orbus Theatre Productions will have its debut performance in the Old Convent Church in the village next week “The Trip to Bountiful” runs from June 12th – 15th and June 18th – 22nd. Tickets are available from orbustheatre.cim or the Orbus box office on 087 7149105.

Stars Academy

Stars Academy would like to say congratulations to all our past pupils who received Holy Communion. We were very proud to see you all. Our ever popular summer camp starts on July 7th. Free ECCE places for September. For more information contact Maureen on 086 2390546.

Congratulations

Well done to Longford Senior Hurling team who saw off the challenge of Fermanagh in Croke Park on Saturday last to win the Lory Meager Cup on a scoreline of 3-18 to 3-16 in a cracking match, enjoyed by all the supporters who travelled to GAA Head Quarters.  The following local Clonguish players were on the team - Paddy Corcoran, Joe O’Brien, Ciaran Corcoran, Gerard Moore, Paul Barden, Ciaran Finnucan and Dermot Kiernan, with Fergus Darcy and Michael O’Rourke mentors on the side line.  Congratulations to all.

ICA

We had a very lively meeting on Tuesday night last, a big thank you to all who attended and hopefully this is the way our meetings will continue. We have now taken a break for the next two months from meetings but our work is not over. Federation Craft day is on 5th of July and a reminder that all crafts for display must be handed in, on or before June 21st, we will also be baking for the Cafe so ladies don’t relax just yet. There will also be a cafe at the Longford show on July 26th so more baking required. The lotto will continue for two more draws so stay in to win. Our information day will take place in September and it is hoped to raise the profile of ICA in our area, so ladies keep those thinking caps on and maybe we can persuade old and new members to join us.

Karate Club

Well done to Aaron, Ben & Niamh who graded in Kilglass last week. We have a few more gradings to take place in June and if anyone has any queries please contact Ann. Remember regular attendance at class is mandatory if students wish to be considered for grading. A big welcome to Caithlin our newest member in Newtown. New members are always welcome and for further information please contact Sensei Ann Devlin on 087 9248816. Happy birthday this week to Bradley in our Newtown club.

Tidy Towns 

A busy week has just gone by with lots more planting & painting done. Maintaining the flowers is a major task that continues all summer and we’re grateful to everyone who has volunteered to look after pots & flower beds near their homes or businesses.  Many hands make light work & nothing could be truer about carrying buckets of water. It may appear that rain is sufficient to maintain the flowers but it’s rarely enough.  To all offending pet owners please clean up after your dogs as there seems to be an epidemic of dog fouling recently.  Litter awareness is very important now that schools are nearly all on holidays and we’re asking everyone to put sweet wrappers and other rubbish in your pocket or in a bin.

GAA Cul Camp

Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camps are a great way for boys and girls aged 6 – 13 to play the games and learn GAA skills in a fun child-friendly environment – and maybe even help make them a GAA star of the future! Register for this camp on www.gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps. This camp will be held at Clonguish GAA:- Code LD 05 Newtownforbes 14th 18th July. Camps costs: 1st child €55, 2nd child €45, 3rd/4th child €40 each. For More information log on to the website above or contact Damien 087 9126556.

Courses

The Peelo School of Dance in Longford is running a number of summer dance camps for Twinkle Toes & Tiny Boppers right up to 16 years+. All dance styles including Classical Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Zumba and much more. For further information ring 01 6275570 or info@peelodance.ie

Siamsa

An Irish Language Summer Course (SIAMSA!) will take place from Monday, 7th July to Friday, 11th July in Gaelscoil Longfoirt.  The course will take place from 9.30am to 3pm each day and will cater for students from Second Class to First Year.  Further information and applications forms available from Yvonne Ní Mhurchú 087-2642665

The Mulligan Sisters

The Mulligan Sisters will be in concert in St John’s Church, Battery Road, Longford on 14th June at 8pm. Tickets available at Farrell-Coy, Denniston’s, Hair Square or on-line at entertainment.ie/tickets.