An Honours Irish Leaving Cert Revision Course will take place in Longford town on Tuesday 31st March 10am-4pm. An Bhéaltriail (Oral Irish), Essays, Prose, Poetry and Grammar will be covered and notes provided. For more information and applications please contact Yvonne Ní Mhurchú 087-2642665 or Trudy Uí Fhearghail 087-6475071.
Are you ASSIST trained? if so would you like to become part of a community volunteer group who want to promote positive mental health and suicide prevention. Meeting will take place on the 24th March at 7 30pm in the EDI centre Longford. If at all possible we ask all A.S.I.S.T. personnel to attend this important meeting as this may be part of a new group that will contribute enormously to our communities.
Best wishes to Ciaran Martin and Leonie Kiernan who moved in to their beautiful new home in Clonback recently. We wish you both the best of good luck health and happiness for many years to come. We also send congratulations to another Clonback native John Mulligan, who celebrated his 50th birthday last weekend.
Colmcille GFC draw takes this Saturday night in Murtagh’s pub. Live music on the night. Still time to get your tickets some very valuable prizes to be won. Looking forward to a big crowd on the night.
The Late Pat Murphy
It is with regret that we record the sudden death of Pat Murphy at his home in Aughagreagh on Monday morning last, aged 80. Pat, was the fifth child of a family of six and a young age he had seen sadness in his life with the passing of both his parents by the time he was just 18 years of age and only last October he suffered another great loss when his eldest son Frankie passed away. Pat worked on the family farm all his life but could turn his hand to any trade in the building game. He was an inventor of all sorts when it came to farm machinery, especially when it came to his beloved David Brown tractor. Pat Murphy, always had a smile on his face and loved a bit of fun whenever or wherever, none more so than heading off to the Glenview Lounge on a Sunday night and more recently to the Stags Head with his beloved wife Ellie Joe to enjoy the music and dancing. He also had a great interest in Gaelic football especially his native Colmcille and of course Longford and would tell many fond tales of following Longford during the glory days of the 60s. He will be sadly missed by his wife of nearly 55 years Ellie Joe, daughters Imelda, in Athlone, Dolores, in Dublin, his son Dermot in Aughagreagh, daughter-in-law Fiona, son-in-law Padraig, his brother Frank, in Australia, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and very many friends May he rest in peace.
Will be held on 15th March at 12pm from Creegan’s, Bunlahy. Vintage and Modern Tractors, Cars, Motorbikes, Lorries, Ass & Carts are welcome. This fundraiser is in aid of The Kevin Bell Repatriation Fund and Bunlahy Area Action Group. Entry fee is €20 per vehicle and registration time starts at 10:30am. The run will be followed by music by Rhythm & Sticks. Refreshments served throughout the day. Donations welcome and appreciated. (Strictly no Loaders, Implements,or Passengers allowed on vehicles). Please contact Pauric 087-2571626 or David 087-7970464 with queries. Looking forward to a great day!