A.S.I.S.T. Longford

A.S.I.S.T. Longford

Are you Assist trained and if so would you like to become part of a community volunteer group who wish to promote positive mental health and suicide prevention. A meeting will be held on Tuesday 24 March 2015 at 7.30pm in the EDI Centre Longford and we would request if at all possible for A.S.I.S.T. personnel to attend this important meeting as this may be the start of a new group in the Longford area that will contribute enormous benefits to our community. Further information contact Ray tel 043 3323484/ 087 1911483.


Any pioneer members in the parish who are 25 or 50 years members may now apply for their silver or gold pins. Plus the Fr Cullen medal will be awarded to life time pioneers ie 50 years or over. Further information contact Mrs Geraldine Clarke Ohill 086 3265655/ John Browne Kiltyreher 043 3341162 or Fr Sean Casey 086 8276280.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the Cullen families, Navan Road, Paul Gray and families, Ratoath, Co Meath, Gray families, Ennybegs, Co Longford on the sad bereavement of their mother, Mrs Gretta Cullen, (nee Bradley and pre-deceased by her husband Bertie) who was laid to rest last week. The parish express condolence to her daughters Mary (Gray) Eileen, Theresa, Raphaelle, sister Lolo, brothers in law, sons in law, grandchildren, extended families, friends. Requiem mass was celebrated in our Lady Help of Christians, Navan Road with burial in Ratoath cemetery, Co Meath. May she rest in peace. Also sincere sympathy is extended to John C Linnane and families, Cahardaly, Ardrahan, Co Galway; Lorraine Linnane, (nee Keogh) and families, Kellether, Killoe on the sad bereavement of John C (Johnny’s) wife Mary Brigid (Breda), (late of Aughnacliffe, Co Longford) who was laid to rest last week. The parish express condolence to her husband John C (Johnny), son Gearroid, daughters Sheila, Sinead, Theresa, Antionette, brothers, sisters, sons/daughters in law, grandchildren, extended families, friends. Requiem mass was celebrated in St Teresa’s church, Labane with burial in Labane cemetery, Co Galway. May she rest in peace.


Lotto numbers drawn weekend 8/3/15 – 5,13, 28, 29. 20 euro winners - Padraig Loughrey, Ennybegs; Shane Donohue, Kellether; Michael Redehan, c/o the Olde Forge, Turlough Farrelly, Soran; Bronagh Murphy, Corneddan. Sellers prize: Brian Donohue. (Jackpot 2900 euro).

Church notes

St Mary’s Enybegs Masses Wednesday/ Thursday at 10am, Friday 10am. Exposition blessed Sacrament in both Churches Wednesdays 6- 9pm.


Sincere condolence is extended to the Beattie families, Lismore, Newtownforbes on the sad bereavement of their mother, Anna Beattie, (nee Maguire), (pre deceased by her husband John and sister Peggy) who was laid to rest last week. The parish express sympathy to her sons, Johnnie and Thomas, sister Pauline Maguire, daughters in law, grandchildren, extended families, friends and neighbours. Requiem mass was celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Newtownforbes with burial in Newtownforbes cemetery. May she rest peacefully.


A 5k/10k run event for Emmet Og GAA club on Sunday, 22 March 2015. Registration 10-11.30am. Run commences at 12 noon from Emmet Park Clonee Killoe.


Additional volunteers requested for the Athlone Samaritans befriending service. No experience required as all training is provided. Further details contact/text 085 2845010.

Cilleo Yew Tree Players

Rehearsals are now entering the final stages for this years production of John B Keane’s classic play “Many Young Men of Twenty”. This musical play, deals with emigration in Ireland in the 1960’s, which forced people to leave their native Ireland for England. It describes the emigrants’ longing for home, the annual homecomings and their return to jobs and places they disliked. With a large cast and crew, many of whom are hitting the stage for the first time, this promises to be a superb nights entertainment, showcasing lots of talent both from an acting and muical point of view. Performance nights are March 28th, 29th & 30th. Tickets go on sale this week and must be booked by calling 087 2911994.

Community Games

Best of luck to our U-11 Mixed Basketball Team who are playing in the county final this Saturday in Kenagh. They are playing Longford South at 12pm.

Training is ongoing for our Gaelic and Soccer teams and is going very well. There’s great football talent in Killoe!

Cullyfad Bingo

We extend our sympathy to Raymond and Patricia Murphy and the death of Raymond’s father, Peter. May he rest in peace. Bingo this Wednesday night and every Wednesday night at 8.30pm. This week the bonus number is worth €1,540 with €940 to be won on “Spin the Wheel”. We look forward to meeting you.