Ballinalee

Meeting: The next meeting of Longford Mother to Mother Breastfeeding Support Group will take place on Wednesday 2nd May from 1030am - 1230pm in Ballinalee Health Centre. Mothers and expectant mothers from all areas are welcome to come along for a cuppa and a chat. Contact Michelle 0877805873 or Caroline 0876418083 for more detail.

Meeting: The next meeting of Longford Mother to Mother Breastfeeding Support Group will take place on Wednesday 2nd May from 1030am - 1230pm in Ballinalee Health Centre. Mothers and expectant mothers from all areas are welcome to come along for a cuppa and a chat. Contact Michelle 0877805873 or Caroline 0876418083 for more detail.

BABY GIRL: Congratulations to Padraig and Margret Farrell Esker on the birth of their second child a baby girl Aoibhann recently. We wish mother and baby good health.

TEXT ALERT: Reps will be calling to all houses in the coming weeks to collect 5 euro and your mobile number to be part of the scheme. The 5 euro will go towards the purchase of equipment and text credit to run the scheme. 1 mobile number per household. Any queries to Carmel Lane,Anne Treacy Gda Frank Reynolds or Michael Carrigy.

RECYCLING: Old clothes collection on Friday 27th April at 10am at the Thomas Ashe Hall. Bed linen curtains belts handbags paired shoes men’s womens and childrens clean clothing. Also mobile phone please drop into the post office.

LOTTO: 7,11,27,29. 2 match 3 envelopes Eugene Murtagh jnr Garvagh and Rose Sloane Lough Gowna, 50 euro each . Sellers prize Michael Carrigy. Jackpot 4800 euro. Draw in the Stags head.

FESTIVAL: All roads lead to Ballinalee for the Bank holiday weekend when the local GAA club host their annual festival , artists for the weekend include Tommy Fleming and his band on Friday night in the Holy Trinity Church with tickets on sale locally at 30 euro. Misprint in last week’s paper stated (20) with backups artists Jane McNamee. Youth disco in the marquee. Sat night Jimmy Buckley and on Sunday night Big Generator. Anybody wishing to volunteer as a steward bar door contact club chairman Frank Reynolds.

DEEPEST SYMPATHY: Deepest sympathy to Mary Flood and family and to the Kiernan family Liscahill E’town nee Kiernan Drumeela on the death of her husband Gerard at the weekend RIP.

WHIST : The monthly whist takes place in Currycahill on Tuesday 1st May.

TEA MORNING: The Alzheimers Societys annual tea morning takes place on Thursday 3rd May in the Stags head 10am – 12am.

TABLE QUIZ: Fundraising table quiz in McKeons (Railway Bar) Longford on Saturday 28th at 9pm. 40 euro per table of 4. 1st prize 1200 plus spot prizes. All support would be appreciated.

P & P: On Sat next at 12pm there will be a competition for all junior members , the first of the year. We hope to see all members out.

COMMUNITY GAMES: Well done to all who took part in the community games talent finals held in Newtowncashel. Results drama 2nd Clobroney. Recitation 1st Sinead Heaney. Group singing 2nd Clonbroney.

ART RESULTS: Girls U12 3rd Shannon McQuillan. Model making boys U12 1st Charlie Reilly; girls U12 2nd Aiden Kiernan; boys U14 1st Aaron Blessington. Best of luck to them in the finals in May. If children wish to play mixed U14 and U11 tag rugby or skittles contact Marita 086 3324158 . Swimming also before May 6.