Bus service withdrawn
Last Saturday August 24th the Bus Eireann bus service via Legan/Carrickboy and Ardagh to Longford was withdrawn. This will be of great inconvenience to the passengers who have used the service over the years and mostly elderly people. Longford Rural Transport however will continue their service on Wednesday and Fridays. Wednesday timetable is depart 10am Clontymullen,Carrigeen, Ardandra, Legan village, Legan Rock Carrickboy and Ardagh and arrive in Longford 11.05am. Timetable for Friday 9.55 Legan 10.00 Carrickboy 10.15 Garrycam, 10.25 Ardagh. Arriving in Longford at 11am. Drop off at Dunnes stores, town centre and Tesco car park.
The proceeds from the recent charity auction in the Aurora Hall in aid of St Christophers totalled 6,180.50 euro. This gives a grand total of 8,291.50 euro from the two events ie the auction and the fundraiser in Sloweys. The organising committee is well pleased with the results at a time when there are so many other demands made on limited resources.
Results of GAA Lotto draw held on Monday 19th August in Mitchells for a jackpot of 7450 euro. Numbers drawn were 13, 15, 19, 26. There was no jackpot winners. Match three winners of 100 euro was Ann Butler. This week’s draw took place in Connaughton’s, Rathowen. Results next week.
Naoi Rath Re Creche
Legan Community Childcare Naoi Rath Re Creche held it’s first 50.50 draw on Sunday last in the Church grounds. This opening endeavour proved very successful, raising much needed funds for this very valuable local amenity. Tickets for next week’s draw are now on sale from committee members with 50% of the proceeds going in prize money. Last week’s lucky winner was Charlie Keogh.
Congratulations to three local young people who were married last week. Eamon Nugent, Gerard Keogh and Siobhan Kenny. We wish them health and happiness in their married lives.
We extend deepest sympathy to Bridie Whelan on the death of her son in law whose untimely death occurred last week. May he rest in peace.
Victory on dog track
Local greyhound owner and trainer Peter Byrne has had continued success with his greyhounds particularly Coolamber Bugs who has had a number of victories at Longford track. Best of luck to Pateen and John Joe with their recent purchase which has all the signs of even surpassing previous greats. The greyhound industry continues to thrive in this area with Paddy Donnelly and Joe O’Neill also having recent success.