Ardagh

Wedding: The marriage of Irene Boylan, Legan and Desmond Murphy of Moydow took place last Friday in St. Mary’s Church in Legan. The ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Peter Brady and assisted by Fr. Declan Shannon. Irene’s sister Deirdre O’ Brien was her bridesmaid, the best man was performed by Dessie’s friend Daniel Keenan, flower girl was Isabelle Boylan and page boy was Jack Boylan. The reception was enjoyed by family and a large circle of friends in The Glasson Golf and Country Club Hotel. Congratulations to Dessie and Irene and may they enjoy a long and happy life together.

Cemetry Sunday: Cemetry Sunday in Ardagh takes place this year on Sunday 3rd July with mass being celebrated at 11 a.m. The ceremony will be followed by a blessing of the graves. Residents of the parish are advised to take away old wreaths and rubbish when preparing graves for the day.

Tidy Towns: The numbers drawn were 9,13,20 and 21 and the jackpot prize was €1,700. €25 was awarded to Elaine O’Toole c/o Bingo, Alice Whyte of Moyrath Ardagh and Matt Kilduff of Croshea.

Ardagh Tidy Towns: In the past few weeks a lot of the hard work carried out by the dedicated volunteers is becoming evident in the village and the surrounding areas. The Landscaping Group continues with the planting of beds and containers. Thanks to all for their efforts and to Frank for the beautiful benches which were placed in the graveyard and in the new community garden. The graveyard is looking very well due to the continued care and attention it receives every week. The villagers have been working very hard looking after the areas in front or near their houses keeping the grass cut and picking up the litter. As a community we need to work together to keep the village and surrounds litter free.

Tidy Towns: This group has been working away diligently to improve the visual amenity of the village. The aim of the cleanup group is to tidy, clean and remove visual nuisances from the area. A great effort is put in by this group of people who love to meet each week and tackle the weeds and rubbish in the neighbourhood. All involved are aware of the ecological importance of respecting nature, and all work is done by hand. This year, the group has been concentrating on making the walkways in the Neighbourhood Park safe and pleasant to use. A team of hardy people have thoroughly cleaned the paths of weeds, and removed many overhanging branches. It is hoped that during the winter season more tree management will take place. The next target is to plant up the stone containers in the Park, and carry out weeding and cleaning in the Village centre. The Heritage centre garden has been maintained, but more work is needed to ready it for Heritage week at the end of the summer. New volunteers always welcome. The Cleanup group meets every Monday at 7.30 pm, and so far the weather has not stopped the work. For further information please contact Susan Eades @ 087-6500896 or 043-6675910. All other new group volunteers contact 086-1219292. Don’t forget you can also support the Ardagh Tidy Towns by attending the bingo every Tuesday in the Community Centre at 9pm and/or buy the weekly lottery tickets which are only €2.

Scouts: Scouts are having an open, no-obligation, meeting to gauge interest in scouting, Wednesday, 22nd June, 8:00 Ardagh Community Centre. To register interest call Joanna, 086 237 2616. If you know anyone interested in joining Beaver Scouts, ages 6,7,8 and Cub Scouts, ages 9,10,11 or if you know someone who might have an hour to spare eache to lead or help a Leader? The time you give is up to you - from an hour an occassional week helping out, leading a meeting or planning the years schedule. Two representatives from Scouts will provide information on what is involved in setting up Scouts in this area.

Summer Camposis: Join the gang for craft activities, cooking – maybe a chocolate chip cookie or two, a couple of song and dances, maybe a play? Games and FUN!! Camposis is a series of Summer Camps run in Ardagh Community Centre, Ardagh Village, Co. Longford. We want children of all ages to come and have fun, there will be a full choice of age appropriate activities. Should a date fill with a certain age group we will notify contacts to ensure social comfort for all children. Dates are filling up: 11-15 July, 18-22 July, 15-19 August. Join us, for Pirate Day, for a Masquerade, a World Explorer Day and a Medieval Magic Day - join us for fun! www.camposis.com, Joanna, 086 237 2616.

Toddlers: Ardagh Toddler Group has finished up for the Summer, thank you for all our support over the past year, to Majella and Pauline for their help each week. We’ll be back in September.

Brownies: Weather dependent the Brownie meeting will be our annual Campfire at Joanna’s. This is the last meeting of the year.

Rounders: Rounders games on Saturday June 25 next at Moydow Pitch at 11am. Boys and girls U6, 8, 10 and 12. Professional trainer will attend to coach interested parents.