Drumlish/Ballinamuck

Memorial Fashion Show: The show was an outstanding success. Great praise and due congratulations goes this week to the organising committee of the Memorial Fashion Show held in O’Reilly’s Lounge Drumlish on Friday night last. The place was packed to capacity and the night was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone there. Thanks Cathal for the use of your premises and for all your help on the night. The venue was enhanced by the talented Art work of Jennifer Quinn granddaughter of the late Annie in whose memory this Fashion Extravaganza was held. Wouldn’t she have been proud to have seen her grand-daughter’s displays on the walls of the venue. Jenny is attending GMIT Galway and is pursuing her Art Course there. These displays were spectacular Jenny, so Congratulations to you too. The Fashion Houses that displayed their wares were: Gannon’s Fashions Mohill, Aine’s Boutique Main St. Longford,; Clara Ellen Dublin St; Grasshopper, Ballymahon St. matt O’Brien’s Menswear B’mahon St,; Dixon’s Menswear Ballymahon St,. Paul Byron Shoes; Hats & Headpieces by Gráinne Mc Namee Drumlish; Alice Ann bridal Wear Ck-on-Shannon. The hairstyles on the night were by Holly Blue Drumlish and the Make up was done by Kelly Dowd, Dr. Paddy Breslin gave a little talk on the Irish Heart Foundation(the beneficiary of the proceeds). He reminded us all about the importance of caring for our hearts, staying healthy and well and the dangers to our hearts by putting on too much weight. He also gave some information of the research into heart disease and gave a few hard facts about the number of people suffering from heart disease in Ireland, something which made us all aware of the importance of looking after ourselves. The €100 for the Best dressed Lady was(sponsored by Martin Mulleady) and two tickets to Neil Diamond Concert in Dublin(sponsored by Sandra Mulleady Donohue) fetched €500 when auctioned by Paraic Davis.Ken Kerrigan Disco supplied the music. So thanks everyone for coming and displaying all the lovely clothes, hats, head-pieces, bags, shoes etc What a night! A number of shops and businesses donated spot prizes which were won in the raffle on the night. A full list of these sponsors will appear in next week’s paper with all names supplied but we thank you in advance of printing the list. Olivia Furey thanked everyone on behalf of the committee, gave a lovely account of the kind of person The Late Annie was and how she worked so hard on behalf of the local community. A great night was had by all. The total proceeds of the night will be going to The Irish Heart Foundation. More details next week.

Memorial Fashion Show: The show was an outstanding success. Great praise and due congratulations goes this week to the organising committee of the Memorial Fashion Show held in O’Reilly’s Lounge Drumlish on Friday night last. The place was packed to capacity and the night was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone there. Thanks Cathal for the use of your premises and for all your help on the night. The venue was enhanced by the talented Art work of Jennifer Quinn granddaughter of the late Annie in whose memory this Fashion Extravaganza was held. Wouldn’t she have been proud to have seen her grand-daughter’s displays on the walls of the venue. Jenny is attending GMIT Galway and is pursuing her Art Course there. These displays were spectacular Jenny, so Congratulations to you too. The Fashion Houses that displayed their wares were: Gannon’s Fashions Mohill, Aine’s Boutique Main St. Longford,; Clara Ellen Dublin St; Grasshopper, Ballymahon St. matt O’Brien’s Menswear B’mahon St,; Dixon’s Menswear Ballymahon St,. Paul Byron Shoes; Hats & Headpieces by Gráinne Mc Namee Drumlish; Alice Ann bridal Wear Ck-on-Shannon. The hairstyles on the night were by Holly Blue Drumlish and the Make up was done by Kelly Dowd, Dr. Paddy Breslin gave a little talk on the Irish Heart Foundation(the beneficiary of the proceeds). He reminded us all about the importance of caring for our hearts, staying healthy and well and the dangers to our hearts by putting on too much weight. He also gave some information of the research into heart disease and gave a few hard facts about the number of people suffering from heart disease in Ireland, something which made us all aware of the importance of looking after ourselves. The €100 for the Best dressed Lady was(sponsored by Martin Mulleady) and two tickets to Neil Diamond Concert in Dublin(sponsored by Sandra Mulleady Donohue) fetched €500 when auctioned by Paraic Davis.Ken Kerrigan Disco supplied the music. So thanks everyone for coming and displaying all the lovely clothes, hats, head-pieces, bags, shoes etc What a night! A number of shops and businesses donated spot prizes which were won in the raffle on the night. A full list of these sponsors will appear in next week’s paper with all names supplied but we thank you in advance of printing the list. Olivia Furey thanked everyone on behalf of the committee, gave a lovely account of the kind of person The Late Annie was and how she worked so hard on behalf of the local community. A great night was had by all. The total proceeds of the night will be going to The Irish Heart Foundation. More details next week.

Tidy Towns: Thank sincerely all who supported so generously our Church Gate collection last weekend – it was a great response to the community initiative and will help us hugely for the next several steps in the Tidy Towns’ journey. For this season the heavy lifting is more or less complete there are little finishing touches of paint to be applied if the weather would only improve a little. The crew will continue to meet on Monday evenings 7.30 for litter patrol. If rainy the patrol will be via car... please help us to maintain our litter, weed and cigarette butt free kerbs. Thank you again for the powerful support... and remember that our new planting and young trees need to be protected and continue to report any litter/cigarette or dog fouling to Longford Litter Hotline 1850 434 450. Check out Drumlish Tidy Towns on FACEBOOK...

AFTERMATH: Congratulations to the Aftermath on the release of their new single – Lost Possession - their first in over two years. To celebrate the Band made the song available as a free download on iTunes last Friday. The Aftermath are led by the Cronin Brothers Jonathan and Michael from Drumlish. “Lost Possession” was recorded in The Transmission rooms built by Jonathan and Michael in Drumlish. I expect they will be playing at venues locally in the coming weeks and are sure to perform at the Festival in Drumlish this year. For more info on The Aftermath log on to www.myspace.com/the aftermathband. We join their families fans and friends in wishing the lads every success with their new single ‘Lost Possession’.

ICA: Flower Garden Competition: - Open to ICA members only. Vegetable Garden Competition: Open to all gardeners, male and female in Co. Longford. Children’s Section: A small plot of either vegetables or flowers. Open to all children in Co. Longford. Adjudication will take place end of July to early August. Entries before June 30th to Lillian Walsh on 086-6014661.

Mary& Paddy’s Garden: Sincere thanks to all who visited the above on June, 4 and to all who helped out and donated so generously. A final update is imminent and will be published soon.

Medjugorje: A pilgrimage to Medjugorje will take place from 20th – 27th August inclusive. The Spiritual Director will be Fr Declan Shannon. Booking and full details available from 043-3324134; 087-2646177.

Green Flag: Congratulations to St. Mary’s National School Drumlish who have been awarded their third Green Flag. Well done to the Green Flag Committee and to the teachers and mentors for their encouragement and dedication. St. Patrick’s NS ballinamuck raised their second Green Flag with Micheál O Muircheartaigh last week

Baptism: Welcome into the Catholic Community to Casey Murray Cloonmacart who was baptised on Sunday last June 12th and to Isobella and Yvonne Fitzsimons who were baptised on Saturday June 18th in St. Mary’s Church Drumlish. Congratulations also to their parents.

Cancer Foundation: Would like to say thanks to all who comtributed to its Church Gate Collection in Drumlish and Ballinamuck recently.

Hospital: Best wishes go to Micheál Mc Cann,Cloonaugh during his hospital stay in Crumlin Childrens Hospital. We hope everything works out well for you Michael and our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

Summer Camps: County Longford Youth Service is running a summer camp for young people in the Ballinamuck area aged 10 and over. The camp is running from the 18th to the 22nd of July. The camp runs from 10.00 am until 1.00pm. The cost of the camp is €10.00 for the week. For further information or to book a place, please contact County Longford Youth Service on (043) 33 40907.

Recycling Banks: Two new clothes recycling banks are now in our parish they are situated at St Marys National School and at the ‘98 Hall bottle banks .All proceeds go to the friends of asthma. .Please support this worthwhile cause, and remember please keep these areas clean and tidy.

Eucharistic Congress: The Congress will take place in June 2012. The Congress Bell is touring the country and it will pay a brief visit to Drumlish Church on Friday July 15th for Mass at 10.00am. The theme of the Congress is Communion with Christ and with one another.

Bingo: Ballinamuck Bingo takes place every Tuesday night at 9.00pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.