St Christophers: A whopping €2,567.40 was raised in a variety show held in Slowey’s Pub on Saturday night June 11th 2011 last. Legan Branch of St. Christopher’s, who hosted the event, would like to say a big thank you to the many contributors who made the night such a great success. The generosity and benevolence of patrons was very evident throughout the night, viz the sponsors of valuable items for auction, raffle and spot prizes; the people who, in the spirit of the occasion, kept the bidding lively and / or purchased raffle tickets and the many who gave to the donation box at the door. This display of goodwill is all the more commendable in these recessionary times of increasing demands on decreasing resources. The ticket sellers, who made sure that everybody was in the draw, deserve a special mention. The organisers also acknowledge the refreshment providers who kept hunger at bay. The night could not be successful without good entertainment. To this end Billy Moran, Branch Chairman, put together a rare assortment of gifted local and ‘localish’ artists. All performing free of charge, again. A deep debt of gratitude is owed to all. Patrons were introduced to the word “peckaloo” and were warned of the perilous nature of barbed wire fencing as encountered by Mickey Lang’s buck goat as he took to the hills. A final word of thanks to the Slowey family for their help and support in organising the event and for their tolerance during the temporary take over. The night was also used to announce details of the next date on the fundraising calendar. This is a night out in the Rustic Inn in August when Mick Flavin and his band will headline another impressive line up. Raffle winners: 1st. Food Hamper, Miriam Murphy; 2nd. Meal Voucher, Kevin Skelly; 3rd. Shopping Voucher, Kathleen Gannon; 4th, Coffee Maker ,Patrick Moran; 5th, Fruit Hamper, Pat Hayes; 6th Tickets to Mick Flavin, Joe Keenan; 7th, Handcrafted wine holder, Brendan Teague; Bottle of Whiskey, Billy Kenny; 8th, Tickets to tractor draw, James Nally. Next committee meeting takes place on Friday next, June 24th2011 in Milly’s cottage. Footnote: A world record may have been created during the night when a delicate piece of clothing was removed and dispatched to the band stand at lightning speed to claim a spot prize. The Guinness Book of Records is looking into it!
Enrolment: Enrolment for the forthcoming school year 2011/2012 at Ballycloghan National School will take place this Friday June 24th 2011 between 3pm and 4pm. Ballycloghan NS is an ideally located school with two young, enthusiastic and highly motivated teachers and all auxiliary supports to help encourage students in every way in order for them to receive a happy and rewarding formal primary education in an extremely friendly and safe environment.
Wedding: Many congratulations to Irene Boylan and Desmond Murphy who got married at St Mary’s Church, Legan on Friday last. Irene is daughter of Peter and Bridget Boylan, Foxhall. We wish the couple health and happiness in their future lives together.
New Baby: Congratulations to Eugene and Ruth Gorman, Breaney on the birth of their twins Eoin and Ruby recently and to the proud grandparents, Cathy and Packie Gorman. We understand mother and babies are doing very well.
GAA Lotto: Last week’s GAA Lotto was held in Slowey’s for a jackpot of 1650 euro. The numbers drawn were 1, 17, 25 and 26. There was no jackpot winner. Match three winner of 100 euro was Liam Victory. This week’s draw was held in Casey’s for a jackpot of 1700 euro, results of which will be published in next week’s edition.
Longford ICA: The Longford Federation ICA are holding their garden competitions now with adjudication taking place at the end of July to early August. Entries are required to be in before June 30th to Lilian Walsh on 086-6014661. The Flower Garden Competition is confined to ICA members only. The Vegetable Garden Competition is open to all gardeners, male and female in Co. Longford and the Children’s Section requires a small plot of either flowers or vegetables; this section is open to all children in Co. Longford.
Cemetery Masses: Cemetery Masses will take place in the local Cemeteries this July. Please inform relatives and friends of the deceased of the times and dates of the individual Cemetery Masses. They are as follows: Friday July 8th at 8.00pm in Foxhall Cemetery, Friday July 15th at 8.00pm in Kilglass Cemetery and Friday July 22nd at 8.00pm in Agharra Cemetery.
BBQ: The annual Legan Barbeque and Pig Roasting is taking place on Saturday July 2nd 2011. A huge amount of preparation is going into the arranging of this big community event and it promises to provide a great evening’s entertainment, as always. Tickets for the event are on sale now, available from any local GAA member.
Good Luck: Best of luck to Longford County Football Team who play Cavan in the first round of the qualifiers of this year’s All Ireland Football Championship in Breffni Park, Cavan on Saturday next June, 25 2011.
Aurora Club: The next Aurora Club outing heads West to Westport, Lenane, Connemara and Galway on Wednesday 29th June 2011. Anyone interested in being a part of this trip must book with Joe Murphy or Valerie Moran immediately to secure their place.