The Community Games Committee wish to extend a huge thank you to everybody who contributed to the success of their recent Cake Sale, Sponsors, Volunteera and everybody who either baked or donated goods for the event. The following are the results of the raffle - 1st Food Hamper sponsored by Peter Hanley and Cake sponsored by Yvonne Kenny, Gabriele Flannagan. 2nd €25.00 Voucher sponsored by Super Valu, Lanesboro, Chris Reid. 3rd €25.00 Voucher sponsored by Terry’s Quality Meats, Rory Murtagh.
4th 2x tickets to Kilbeggan Races, Pat McDonagh. 2x Tickets to Mullingar Dogs, Colette Mulvihill. 6th €20 Voucher for Smyth’s Toys, Nora Nolan. 7th €20 Voucher for Woodies D.I.Y., Peter Hanley. 8th ROX 105W Palm Sander, Mary Kilduff. 9th €20 Voucher for Kenny’s Country Store, Emma Hopkins. 10th Lynch Wine Gift Box from McCarricks, Carmel Hopkins. 11th Sutter Home Gift Box from McCarricks, Ray Flannagan. 12th Bottle of Wine and Sparkling Rosé, Olivia Morrisey. 13Th 10 X Bags of Turf, Beatrice Bawle. Thanks to Bob Carberry and Eddie Coffey for the Turf and Briquettes. John Morrisey won ‘Guess the Weight of The Cake’ competition. Christina Edwards won the ‘Guess the amount of Sweets in the Jar’ competition. There will be a medal presentation for the local Community Games events, this Thursday night, the 14th of August at 8.30p.m. in The Hill. Finally, we wish all the competitors, from Newtowncashel in the National Finals this weekend the very best of luck.
Well done to the Cashel senior football team who defeated Kilashee in the second round of the Championship at Clonbonny last Sunday evening.
The Ray Flynn Mile
The Co. Longford Tourism Committee is hosting the inaugural Ray Flynn Mile in Longford Town on Saturday, the 23rd August, in honour of the Longford native, who holds the Irish record for the 1500 meters and the mile, as well as a world record as part of an all-Irish 4x1 mile relay team. This race will be run on the Ballinalee Road, begining at the roundabout and finishing at St Mels Cathedral Car Park. The meeting point will be the enterprise centre on the Ballinalee road. The event will help form part of a running festival weekend in Longford, that includes the 13th Annual Longford Marathon, scheduled for Sunday the 24th of August. The Ray Flynn event will include an elite race, an over 40s race, and juvenile races. People who just want to support the Tourism committee are most welcome and are invited to walk the mile with friends or family. Registration is €10 for adults and €4 for juveniles, and advance registration is available through Eventbrite, www.eventbrite.ie . People who are registered to run in the marathon on the following day can run the mile event at a subsidised fee of €5. The Royal Canal Heritage Walk - As part of National Heritage Week, Longford Tourism are hosting a heritage walk along the route of The Royal Canal from Richmond Harbour in Clondra. Led by Fr Tom Murray this interesting and informative walk will take in some of the beautiful scenery of the newly opened Royal Canal Cycleway. Refreshments will be served afterwards in The Richmond Inn, Clondra. The walk starts at 7.30pm on Tuesday evening, 26th August.
A public meeting will be held in the Hill on Wednesday night, the 20 August 14 at 9pm with the view of setting up a local text alert. This is about your safety, your families safety and the safety of your parishes. It is very important that there is a large turnout on the night.
Saint’s Island Cemetery, 24th of August. Cashel Cemetery, 31st of August. These Masses will replace the 10.30am Mass in the Church.
Pattern Day will be celebrated at Lady well, Derrydarragh on Saturday, the 6th of September. Mass follows recitation of the Rosary. This Mass will replace the Saturday evening Mass in the Church.
The Harvest Festival and Field Day takes place on Sunday, the 31st of August, commencing at 12 noon. Central to the festival is the harvesting of wheat and oats by vintage machinery, both horse drawn and tractor driven. As it coincides with Cemetery Sunday in Cashel, it is hoped that those people returning to Cashel will include the Festival in their schedule. Proceeds go to St. Christophers.
We extend congratulations to both Emer (Flynn) and Joe O’Hanlon, on the birth of their baby boy recently.