Birthday Party

Birthday Party

Heartiest congratulations are extended to Nancy Matthews, Clooneen who celebrated a very special birthday on Tuesday 10th. Discreetly organised by her son, Patrick, though not a lady for putting herself in the limelight, Nancy thoroughly enjoyed the occasion. Needless to say the Clooneen folk revel in situations like this. Nancy and Patrick would like to thank all the relations, neighbours and friends who attended the birthday party last Tuesday night in Keogh’s. A great night was had by all with music provided Olive Kilbane and Anne Murphy with the celebrations continuing into the early hours. Appreciation is also expressed to all those people who gave cards, Mass bouquets and presents. The same sentiments also go to the musicians, Ciarán and Mary Keogh for their hospitality, Christina in the Pikers Lodge for delicious food, Canice Dunphy and staff in Super Valu for the lovely cake, St Columba’s GFC for the loan of the Berco and kettles and all the guests who made it such an enjoyable and memorable night. Enjoying perfect health we wish Nancy many more years of the same.

St. Columba’s N.S.

Application forms for enrolment for the year 2015/ 2016 at St. Columba’s N.S are now available by contacting the school on 043 6683020.

Leaving Cert

An Honours Irish Leaving Certificate Revision Course will take place in Longford Town on Tuesday, 31st March from 10a.m. - 4p.m. An Bhéaltriail (Oral Irish), Essays, Prose, Poetry and Grammar will be covered and notes provided. For more information and applications please contact Yvonne Ní Mhurchú on 087 2642665 or Trudy Uí Fhearghail on 087 6475071.

Slimming World

Brand new slimming world group opening in Sacred Heart National School, Granard on Thursday 19th March at 7.30p.m. Telephone Liz on 087 9534254 for further details.

Lotto Draw

St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto on Friday 13th March. The numbers drawn were 3, 9, 18, 25 with the jackpot of €7,200 remaining intact. Consolation prizes of €20 went to Thomas Flood, Mullinroe. Mattie Reilly, Aughnagarron. Micheál Mulfaul, Toome. D.P. Finnegan, Cloonagh and Zoe Sullivan, Larkfield.. On sales for this week are as follows. Hideaway: David McGivney. Kilcogy : Martin Reilly & Peadar McGovern. Keogh’s / Anglers’s Rest: Gary Rogers. Please drop tickets into Cloonagh P.O before 5.30pm on Monday.

Ladies Footballers

As part of their fundraising activities the local ladies football club are holding a weekly draw based on the bonus ball in the main draw of the national lottery. Sheets are on sale in the local post office or are available from any club member. Match the bonus ball in Saturday night’s main draw and you will earn yourself €20. Lines are just €2. Six monthly tickets are now due for renewal at €50 each by contacting Marie Matthews. Your support would be very much appreciated each week. The winning number on Saturday 14th March was

John McCormack evening

Many thanks to Fr. Tom Murray and Luke Baxter for organising a very enjoyable night in Granard Library on Thursday night last. We were all reminded of the beautiful songs and talent of John McCormack. All who attended drifted back in time to memories of their own childhood and the atmosphere was of one never to be forgotten. Thanks to all concerned for arranging the night and hopefully that there will be more nights of the same to come.

Tour De Folly

Tour De Folly in association with Ballinagh Juveniles & Austic Unit, Ballinagh NS 80K Cycle and 7K Folly Walk will take place on Saturday, 7th April starting at Ballinagh Community Centre. For more information contact Raymond on 087 2649904 or Paddy on 087 2695726.


Sunday next March 22nd, sees the first ever bingo event to be held in new Canon Kelly Hall in Granard. Proceeds are in aid of the Granard Visitor Centre project. €4,000 in prize money be won. The show commences at 3pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


St. Vincent de Paul are holding their annual general meeting in the Sacred Heart N.S. Granard on Wednesday, 25th March at 8pm. Everyone welcome.