Newtownforbes

Woodview Development Bonus: Bonus Ball for Wednesday 27/03/2013. 
Lotto Draw Bonus 31 –Winner €45 Paula Ryan Next Draw 03/04/2013.

Woodview Development Bonus: Bonus Ball for Wednesday 27/03/2013. 
Lotto Draw Bonus 31 –Winner €45 Paula Ryan Next Draw 03/04/2013.

Monster Bingo: Bingo will be held in the PJ Murphy Sports Hall on Sunday 7th April at 3pm. €2,500 to be won. Monster raffle on the day.

All Night Vigil: The next First Friday/Saturday all night reparation and adoration vigil to the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary is scheduled for Friday the 5th April commencing at 10 pm. This night of prayer is on the weekend of the Divine Mercy and is within the Octive of Easter. There are two venues, one is the Chapel of Our Lady’s Manor, Edgeworthtown and the second one is in St Anne’s (Former Mercy Convent), Convent Lane, Mohill. All are welcome. For further information contact 086 0405621.

Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu International Karate: Our club grading which took place on Monday 25th March last was a huge success. A large number of students graded on the night in front of their family and friends. Well done to Donagh and Ronan both of whom achieved brown belt. These two students have put in a huge amount of work over the last number of years and their grades were well deserved. A special mention to all those who graded for the first time, Ava, Orrin, Oran, Nessa, Evan, Noah, Laura and Shauna. Our club is taking a well earned one week break over the Easter Holidays and will return to normal training on Monday 8th April. Our training times are as follows Monday 7-8pm and Friday 7.30-8.30pm. For further information please contact Ann on 087 9248816. Don’t forget to check out our organisational website matsubayashi shorin ryu international for all the latest club updates.

Longford Federation ICA: Longford Federation ICA is hosting An Information Evening in the 98’ Hall, Ballinamuck, on Thursday April 25th at 7.30pm. Laura Shaw from Longford Garden Centre will attend. Her topics include, Lawn Care, Colour with Perennials and Maintaining your Rose Garden, followed by a Question and Answer session. During the second part of the evening Gary Brady, Environmental Officer with Longford County Council will talk to us about ‘How to use Leftovers’ and ‘Food Wastage’ as part of the “Food Wastage Programme” Tea and refreshments will be served. A Raffle will be held. Admission €5. Everyone welcome.

Gun Club: Newtownforbes Gun Club would like to thank all the people that donated spot prizes and bought and sold tickets and supported the annual draw. The winners were as follows:- 1st Prize John Mc Dermott, Lisanurlen, Longford, 2nd Prize Pat Doonar, C/o Michael Murphy, 3rd Prize Shane Coyne, Corriga, Corrigallen, Co. Leitrim.

Tai-chi classes: Tai-chi classes for beginners starts Wednesday April 3rd 2013 @ 7.30pm. in the Temperance Hall, Longford. Contact Gerry on 087 2412400.

ICA Dates for your diary: Wednesday 3rd April - Pilates at 8.45pm in Miranda Moran’s with Abi for 6 weeks. Tuesday 9th April AGM at 8.30pm Parish Hall - New Members welcome, first two meetings free - Teas - Mary and Patricia. Competition - Small Spring Flower Arrangement followed by a talk on Bi-Aura Therapy Healing with Elizabeth Moore. July 19th to 21st - Co Longford ICA and Co Westmeath ICA and Friends. Tour to Clare - to include Bunratty Banquet, Ennis Town, Coole House and Gardens. Bunratty Folk Park. Price €198 pp sharing & West County Hotel. Contact: Breda Whelan (086) 3258386 Pick up: McDonalds 10.15am Booking Deposit €28 pp due 26th April.

Stations: Anyone wishing to host a Station Mass in their area please contact Fr. Mc Govern. Stations this year will be held during the months of April and May