Congratulations to our Intermediate team on winning the County Final on Saturday evening last. Well done to all involved.
Bowls is back and in full swing. We have entered two teams in the Westmeath league which will commence shortly. Practice every Thursday night 8 – 10pm new members welcome. This year’s membership is now due.
Whist Drive in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind will take place in the Community Centre on Friday 11th October at 8.45.
Brother Augustine McCormack Glen celebrated sixty years a Camillian Brother recently. Brother Augustine nursed in England and Dublin over the years. We extend congratulations and wish him health and happiness.
A meeting takes place in Moydow Hall on this Wednesday at 9 pm.
New Ardagh book
A new book listing all the headstone inscriptions in the two old graveyards in Ardagh, St. Patrick’s and the one opposite the Community Centre, is now at an advanced stage
of preparation. The inscriptions have been copied in detail and it is hoped to launch the book in late 2013 or early 2014. The book will include a number of extras relating to the parish but in particular a section listing death notices down the years for the Ardagh diaspora who died outside the parish or in a foreign country and whose death is not on record already locally. For example, a death notice from a New York newspaper in 1865 reads “At Brooklyn, New York, James Farrell, aged 65 years-a native of the parish of Ardagh, Co. Longford” Likewise similar information may be found in the old memorial cards etc. So far up to 50 Ardagh born names, both lay and clerical, from countries as far afield as the United States, Australia and Argentina, have been submitted for inclusion – so if you want your forgotten ancestral cousin to be included give us a call with the details. All enquiries to Luke Baxter, Main Street, Longford Telephone 086 3344878 (evenings).
Every Wednesday evening from 6 to 8pm Eucharist Adoration takes place in St. Brigid’s Church.
Numbers drawn 5,13,26,29, no winner, €25 each to Teresa Finnegan, Ballinruddy; Bernard Bannon, Barney; Shane Powell, Coolcaw. Bingo every Tuesday at 9pm.
Sympathy is extended to Lily Boyce, Legan on the death of her husband Joe and to Packie Kenny, Lisduffmontgomery on the death of his brother-in-law.
“Ardagh Beaver scouts.
We are looking for donation of a few items you may have lying in a shed or attic. Camping equipment including gas stove, pots, kettle, frying pan, lanterns, etc. We also need roles of light rope or strong twine, 1m lengths of bamboo cane and a quantity of 2m long logs. Please contact Harry on 087-0671835 if you can help us out. “