VOLUNTARY WORK: Emily Hughes daughter of Frank and Margaret Farragh Killoe with a group of other counties Tralee Roses will be travelling to Belarus to undertake voluntary work at their orphanage. Emily has paid for her own travel expenses but will be hosting a function in Begleys pub Killoe on Sunday 17 March 2013 to raise funds for much needed basic necessities for the orphanage children. Raffle cards available in local outlets or any family members with many outstanding prizes on offer including Galway crystal, hampers, vouchers etc. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
GET WELL: Good wishes to everyone in hospital and all who are recovering at home , also Mrs Maura O’Brien (nee Bracken Clonee) we extend wishes for a speedy recovery to great health.
HARRIERS HUNT: The Longford Harriers Hunt event will this year grace the village of Ballinalee on Saturday 16 March 2013. Commencing from Ballinalee creamery at 12 noon . Suitable for all levels . An ideal opportunity to view all the fine horses and hounds with all funds raised for the Ballinalee Connemara Pony Show. Refreshments served afterwards in Farrells lounge, Ballinalee. Everyone is very welcome.
BOXING: The Angela Rogers Memorial presents “Brawl in the Hall” white collar boxing event in the Longford Arms Hotel on Easter Saturday 30 March 2013 at 8pm. Master ceremonies John Lynch Sports editor Shannonside Northern Sound. All proceeds in aid of Longford Hospice Homecare with tickets on sale at all local outlets.
CONDOLENCE: Sincere sympathy is extended to the McManus families Esker, Theresa Fox and families, Cartron Drumlish, Michael Brady and families Esker, and McManus families, Soran, on the sad bereavement of their mother Mrs Margaret McManus (nee Brady) who was passed away on Tuesday March 5. The parish express condolences to her sons Tom, Pat , Peter (NY) her daughters Theresa and Kathleen (NY), sister Theresa Fox, brother Michael Brady, extended families and friends. Requiem Mass was celebrated in St Mary’s Church Ennybegs Killoe on Thursday March 7 with burial in St Emer’s Cemetery, Ballinalee. May she rest in peace. Also the parish express condolence to Margo Hughes (nee Browne) Hair Flair Ennybegs Killoe, Browne families Drumraney Athlone on the sad bereavement of Margo’s uncle Patrick (Pat) Browne who was laid to rest last week. To his sister Mary brothers Dick, brother/sister in law extended families friends extended condolence. Requiem mass was celebrated in the Church of Immaculate Conception Drumraney Athlone Co Westmeath with burial in adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.
MISSING DOGS: A brown/white cocker spaniel dog missing from Esker Killoe area with intact collar and answer to name “Buster”. Please contact James tel 087 6142232 or Rory tel 086 6681707. Also a Sable and white collie dog missing male named “Brandy” medium size. May be around Legan area. Contact Avril Moran tel 085 1562255 or contact myself if sighted.
YOGA: A yoga fitness class commencing in Ennybegs Community Centre Killoe on Thursday mornings from 10.30am.For 1 hour duration to help tone muscles, breathing, cope with stress and also shape up for the Summer. Further details contact Kathleen tel 087 2868254.
DRAMA: The Legan Drama Group present “Sive” by JB Keane in the Aurora Hall Legan on Saturday 16 March 2013 at 8pm. Booking is advisable for this outstanding production tel 087 9022804.
GARDA: An Garda Siochana will hold office in the dole credit union premises next door to Carrigy’s post office Ballinalee on Mondays from 1pm – 3pm and Thursdays from 4pm – 6pm on a weekly basis. An opportunity service provided by Cllr Carrigy to enable people access to our local Garda Siochana.
REMINDER: Get training for the local fun run in aid of Emmet Og Killoe GAA on Sunday 24 March 2013.Starting point football grounds Clonee Killoe for 5K/10K run with race get set for 12pm.Registration from 10am – 11.30am. Entry adult 10 euro child 5 euro. Refreshments served afterwards in the clubhouse Clonee.
LOTTO: Lotto numbers drawn weekend 3/3/13 – 5,7,11,21. 20 euro winners Colm Fox c/o K.S.S.L.; David Gavigan Killashee; Jackie Smith Granard; Helen Oates Clondra; Eva Drake Abbeylara. Sellers prize Ollie Killian. Jackpot 3400 euro.
CHURCH NOTES:St Mary’s Ennybegs Masses Wednesday/Thursday at 10am, Friday 7.30pm Saturday 8pm Sunday 11am (St Patrick’s Day). Lourdes pilgrimage collection acknowledge sum of e890 with grateful appreciation. Exposition blessed sacrament in both churches Wednesday 6pm – 10pm. You are free to attend adoration for your own length of time need not be on the hourly rota. Please pray that the cardinals will take the Holy Spirits Divine inspiration in electing a new Pope. St Oliver’s Cullyfad Mass Sunday 17 at 9.30am (St Patrick’s Day).
COMMUNITY GAMES: If there are any boys/girls interested in taking part in Skittles – age categories are U12, U14 & U16, please contact 087 9436097 We have a very busy week ahead of us with both County Finals and Leinster Round Games being played. Best of luck to our Table Quiz Teams, Swimmers, Talent and Handwriting Teams all taking part in their County Finals. In the Leinster Rounds, best of luck to our Badminton Team, Tag Rugby Team and Draughts Team. ADVANCE NOTICE – Annual Sports Day takes place on Saturday, the 13th. April, - full details in the coming weeks.