Drumlish/Ballinamuck May 13

BALLINAMUCK ICA - The Guild will be holding their last meeting before the Summer break on Monday night May 16th at 8.30pm in the Visitors Centre, Ballinamuck. All members are asked to attend as there are some important matters for discussion.

BALLINAMUCK ICA - The Guild will be holding their last meeting before the Summer break on Monday night May 16th at 8.30pm in the Visitors Centre, Ballinamuck. All members are asked to attend as there are some important matters for discussion.

DRUMLISH

TIDY TOWNS

The big clean up has started in the village – power washing, and painting on the one hand and preparation for the planting on the other. We ask all owners of business premises and private households to help in our endeavours, for the up-coming judging season which starts on 1st of June next and the adjudicator makes a return journey in August. We would like to invite all the new residents in new estates to come on board as well – there is a section in the Tidy Town’s to do with approach roads, streets, laneways and back areas so you can add to the overall impact as well. Please do the necessary power washing and weeding at your premises or touch up with paint if your place needs it... every hand and help is needed to improve our marks for this year’s competition and time is of the essence. The bottle bank area continues to be a mess, if this continues there is a risk that this civic amenity will be removed altogether so please treat this area with respect and bring your cardboard boxes and your plastic bags home with you – it costs our Tidy Town several marks at judging time and is an eyesore at all other times. Please come out and join us if you have the time on the next few Mondays ...and remember as always, to check out Drumlish Tidy Towns on Facebook and also report any litter/cigarette or dog fouling to Longford Litter Hotline 1850 434 450.

YOUTH CLUB

BJ’s Youth Club Ballinamuck would like to thank all those who supported our bag packing in Centra Drumlish last week .We would also like to thank Charlie and Margaret Kiernan for allowing us the use of their premises .

TABLE QUIZ

Table Quiz in aid of Drumlish defibrillator group on Friday May 20th in Gallaghers Lounge Drumlish. All individuals and groups welcome a special welcome to various committees and businesses within the community.

Great nights entertainment in store.

PUB QUIZ

Twenty children and four leaders from both Ballinamuck and Drumlish will be travelling to Essert this July as part of the twining which has been running since 1998 .The group of children are hoping to raise funds in a Pub quiz on Friday 13th @ 9pm in Dillons Ballinamuck , team of 4 only €40

AGM

Ballinamuck Community Enterprise AGM will be held on Wednesday the 11th of May in the visitors centre at 8pm. All members are asked to attend and new members are always welcome.

COMMUNITY GAMES

Drumlish Ballinamuck Community Games Annual Sports |Day will take place in Monaduff on Sunday May 15th 2pm -6pm. We will have track and field events and novelty races for all ages. The winners ( U8 to U16 ) will qualifying for the county finals. €2 per child, €5 per family. Volunteers are needed to help out on the day and should contact any committee member.

OPEN DAY

It is that time of year again when Paddy and Mary Gillooley hold an Open Day at their Garden, Mill Rd. Drumlish on Saturday June 4th 2011 in aid of the Longford Wheelchair Association. Subscription is optional on the day. All are welcome. Tea/Coffee served with home-cooked goodies free of charge. Your support would be sincerely appreciated. The Garden will be open from 11.00am – 6.30pm.

BAPTISMS

Welcome into the Christian Community to Megan Collum-Smith Lettergunnel who was baptised recently at St. Mary’s Church Drumlish. Congratulations also to her parents. Also welcome into the Christian Community to Abigail Kazimierczak, Esker Glen Drumlish who was baptised on Friday last May 6th in St. Mary’s. Congratulations also to her parents.

BIRTHDAY

Congratulations to Damien Kellegher son ofMalachy and Mary who celebrated his 21st birthday recently with a mega party in The Bent Elbow recently. Belated birthday wishes Damien. Hope you enjoy many more.

HOLY COMMUNION

On Saturday last the young people of second class in St. Mary’s NS Drumlish received the greatest of all gifts – the gift of Jesus, the Risen Son of God, in Holy Communion. We thank God for them and congratulate them, their parents, their teacher – Ms Belton and all involved.

First Holy Communion will also take place in St. Patrick’s Ballinamuck on May 21st\@11.00am

WATER TAP

Longford Co. Council specified that only a push down tap be placed in the Cemetery. On at least two occasions this tap has been removed and replaced with a bath tap. This practice must cease immediately, otherwise water facility in cemetery will be withdrawn altogether. New push down tap now in place.

WEIGHT LOSS

For weight loss/healthy eating plan, weekly weigh-in sessions in Ballinamuck Hall Thursday evenings at 9.00pm Call Gwen on 087-1432733.

STATION

In Kilnashee on Friday May 20 at the home of Colette and Cathal Brennan.

PILGRIMAGE

The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place for 2011 from May 27th to June 1st this year. Anyone interested in travelling with the group please contact Joe Walsh Tours.

LCRL

The outreach information clinics for small holders and farmers living in Co. Longford in the Granard Area Action Group Offices on Wednesday May 11th from2.30 – 4.30pm

BINGO

Ballinamuck Bingo takes place every Tuesday night at 9.00pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

THANKS

Sinéad Heaney would like to thank everyone who supported her ‘Mr. & Mrs. Drumlish’ fundraiser in Drumlish last Sunday, May 1. It was a successful and an enjoyable night for all. A special word of thanks goes to Joe Farrell and the staff in the Bent Elbow for all their hospitality, to DJ Ken for hosting the event, and to Village Barbers and Holly Blue for sponsoring the first prizes. Thanks to all the participants in the event: John Cawley, Michelle McNally, Mary Leonard, Marvyn Leonard, Catherine Heaney, Eddie Hackett, Ken Leonard and Bridget Lupton. Also a big thanks to those who sponsored raffle prizes: Joe Leonard & Frances Brady, Mitchell Meats, Gala Ballinamuck, Eclipse Hair Salon, Drumlish Pharmacy, Annmarie & Donal McKenna and Serenity Beauty Salon