Tang Muintir Community Council

Tang Muintir Community Council

Preserving the history of our ancient Graveyards? – WE INVITE YOU to get involved? John Tierney from Eachtra Archaeological Projects will assist our Project where we will photograph, document and record information off all headstones in our local cemeteries. This will be of special interest to descendants of past generations in tracing their roots. This Project will be carried out in our three cemeteries, Templeavalley, Noughaval and Ardnacraney over the course of six days, 27, 28, 29 March and 3, 4 & 5th April. This is a very worthwhile project and has been successfully done in many communities throughout Ireland. We are fortunate to have secured Funding from Westmeath Community Development to carry out this Project. We need more volunteers - even for either of the 3 days -if you are interested in taking part in this team project please contact Tom Conlon, Jill Stanley, Kieran Sheerin or Ben Lynn.


We extend our deepest sympathy to the Carey families, (Ardnacraney) on the death of their sister, Nora Cassidy and to the Allen family, (Bryanmore, Mount Temple) on the death of their mother, Mary Allen RIP.

Tidy Towns

We would be delighted to have more members on our Tidy Towns Committee, so if you would like to join our Committee or help out in any way please contact Michael Conlon, Jill Stanley or Ger Curran. Tidy Towns have various projects to carry out over the coming months and we appeal for new members to come on board please contact us if interested.


As part of our landscaping project, we are proposing to plant native trees over the coming months. We recently suggested that perhaps people in the parish might like to make a donation for a tree, maybe in memory of a loved one or even a donation towards new shrub beds. We would like to thank all who made donations and hope you enjoy watching your tree grow with a sense of pride. We will be planting many trees and bedding during the next few months and if anyone would like to make a donation or special request we would be delighted to hear from you. You can contact Michael Conlon, Jill Stanley or Ger Curran at any time. With your assistance and lots of ideas, we look forward to brightening up our parish with plenty of colour throughout the seasons and thank you so much for your co-operation and support.


Tai Chi classes every Tuesday night from 7-8pm in Tang Community Centre.

Set Dancing

Set Dancing classes every Wednesday at 8.30pm in Tang Community Centre.

Lotto Jackpot €2,450

Results 18 March, numbers drawn were 3, 17, 23, 26. Four draws €25: Anne Higgins, (S: Anne Higgins); Chris Connor, (S: Jim Duffy); Noleen Hughes, (S: Mary Sheerin); John Warde, (S: John Warde).

Progressive 25

Fridays at 9.15pm in Tang Community Centre, results Friday, 14 March, 1st: Pat & Ivan, 2nd: Tom & Nancy, Tables: Joe & Pat, Josie & Freda. Raffle: Johno Beirne, Joe Slevin, Josie Connaughton. Next Jackpot: €100 on 14 games. Cards start at 9pm.

Factory reunion

Plans are underway for a reunion of all the people who worked in Ballymahon Clothing factory, Claffeys, Dubtex, Balman, Manford and Manford Direct. All past employees of these factories, together with their partners, families and friends are invited and all who would like to attend on the night. The venue is Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule on Friday, 25 April starting at 9pm. All are welcome to join in the fun. Music will be provided by various artists following by a Disco with D.J. Michael Rooney. It promises to be a great night for all with a chance for you to renew old acquaintances. There will be a Raffle and Spot Prizes on the night. Donation buckets will be at the door and all proceeds on the night will be donated to local Charities.


‘Work4You’ set up by Acquired Brain Injury Ireland provides a free vocational assessment service for individuals who have an acquired brain injury and would like assistance and guidance in returning to work, training or education. It is free to anyone with an acquired brain injury and in receipt of a payment from the Dept. of Social Protection. If you are interested in the service or would like more information, Work4You are holding a Pop-Up Information Stand in Longford Shopping Centre on Wednesday 2nd April 2014 between 9am – 11am. All are welcome. For further information please call 044 933 8773.

Table Quiz

Longford Toastmasters are holding a Table Quiz in Longford Rugby Club on Thursday the 27th of March at 9pm (team registration at 8.30pm). Table of four persons cost €40. Raffle and spot prizes on the night. All welcome.