Tarmonbarry 100km Cycle Challenge
Tarmonbarry 100km challenge on Sunday, 17th August. 100km Cycle 10am, 50m Cycle 11am, 20km Family Cycle 12 noon. Refreshments will be provided at stops along the way and after the cycle in St Barry’s Clubhouse. Contact 086 302 5761 or 086 105 2197 or 086 881 5493 for more details.
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 4*1 mile relay team. This race will be run on the Ballinalee Road, beginning 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.
Senior Help Line
Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland. Lo Call 1850 440 444. Senior help line is open from 10am – 10pm 365 days a year.
Kilbarry Cemetery Mass takes place on Sunday, 24th August at 11.30am.