Newtownforbes notes



Corr: Ann Marie McKeon Tel: 086-0479281. e-mail:

Wedding bells

Congratulations to Denise Clarke of Leitrim, Newtownforbes on the celebration of her marriage to Brian Cash of Portmarnock on Saturday, 18th July. The Reception was held in the Palace Hotel, Dubrovnik and was attended by over 90 guests. We wish the newly weds a long healthy and happy life together.

Longford Rose Daphne Howard

There will be a Tralee send-off party for Daphne Howard, the Longford Rose, in Casey’s Bar and Lounge, Sunday 2nd August at 9.30pm. Music on the night by Colm Mulligan and raffle with prizes including two tickets for ‘A night with the Roses’ Gala Banquet in Lough Rynn Castle on Wednesday, 12th August as part of the Rose tour, for which tickets are available from Lough Rynn Castle. Free admission to Casey’s and all welcome.


The Irish Wheelchair Association church gate collection will take place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August 2015. With your support IWA can continue to maintain vital services to people with Disabilities in County Longford.

St Paul’s Church

The annual draw will take place on Friday, 7th August in Casey’s Bar & Lounge, Newtownforbes. Refreshments, mini auction and entertainment on the night. Spot prizes galore. Tickets €2 each or book of 3 €5. 1st Prize Charolais Cross Weanling Heifer (or the value of). 2nd Prize 2 nights B & B and 1 evening meal in Lough Rynn Castle Hotel, Mohill; 3rd Prize €100 Meat Voucher for Bell’s Meat.

Clonguish Lotto

No Jackpot Winner. Winning Numbers 5, 8, 25, 30. €100 Joe Carthy, c/o Alex Jones; €25 Breege Daly, c/o Milo’s, Dublin Street, Longford; €25 Frank McPartland, Dowra, c/o Alex Jones. Next week’s draw takes place in McGowan’s at 6pm on Sunday evening, with a Jackpot of €5,550.

Summer Camp

This year’s camp will take place in Allen Park on Tuesday, 4th August to Friday, 7th August from 10am to 2.30pm. For 5 to 13 year old boys and girls. €30 per child - €45 for 2 children (from same family) €60 for 3 or more children (from same family). Lunch will be provided on Friday 7th August. Another great year of activities is promised.

Advice from EPA

Advice from EPA for Gardeners, Householders and Farmers. Products commonly used around the home and farm such as weed killers, insecticides, fungicides, pesticides and herbicides should always be stored and used very carefully. Even the smallest amount of these getting poured down a drain or being allowed into a water course can have a serious effect on drinking water and animals which use that water course to drink from. Further information can be found on, or by picking up a leaflet from the council offices. Longford County Council will be holding a Household Hazardous Waste collection and a Farmyard Hazardous Waste collection later on in the year and we advise people to bring your unused, unwanted or out of date household and farmyard chemicals to these collections for safe disposal. For further information contact Gary Brady, Environmental Awareness Officer Longford County Council on 043-3343451.