On Saturday, 18th October, a retreat for our Parish will take place at Fr . Peyton Centre in Attymass, Co. Mayo. A bus will leave Killashee at 8am that morning and return at 7pm (approx ) that evening. The cost is â‚¬15 and that also covers lunch and transport. If you are interested in travelling please give your name to any member of the pastoral council, Jennifer Connell, Barry Cox, Bernie Cox, Teresa Farrell, Owen Johnson, Paula Jordan, Michael Mulvihill or Seamus Murtagh.
The Longford Branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland would like to announce that our church gate collection will be held on Saturday, 27th and Sunday, 28th of September throughout the county. The money raised will greatly contribute to our continued services in the area. These include a home care service, a respite service, a transport service and a day care facility. All of these services are dedicated to respecting the rights of people with Alzheimers disease, and supporting their carers. Please give generously. On behalf of ourselves and those who cannot remember, thank you.
Killashee continues to make progress in the National Tidy Towns competition as it received an additional nine points in this years results. The adjudicator drew attention to various improvements in the village which enhance the area. The full report can be viewed online on the Tidy Towns website. The Committee would like to thank all those who helped in any way over the year- our community workers, village residents who tended to their immediate area, volunteers who helped throughout the wider village, and those who assisted with and supported fundraising endeavours. Well done to all involved.
Congratulations to Wolfe Tones hurling team who won the Cavan league final in Pearse Park after defeating Longford Slashers by a single point on Sunday last. Wolfe Tones were captained by Kealan Cox and Niall Dooner also plays with them. Congratulations to Southern Gaels U-16 footballers who defeated St. Vincentâ€™s in the championship Shield final in Monaduff on Friday evening last. This was not a game for the faint hearted with the teams finishing all square at full time. Following extra time Southern Gaels emerged victorious on a scoreline of 3-17 to 3-13. The shield was presented to captain Shane Clarke by John Duffy. Well done to all the players - Shane Clarke, Conor Flood, Eoin Cousins, Jack Magan, Cillian Lee, Tomas Skelly, Ronan Healy, Mikie Burke, Jamie Bermingham, Dylan Farrell, RÃan Cox, Niall Casey, Paddy Farrell, Conor Casey and Liam Galvin. Congratulations to Sean Casey, Colman Lee, Jack Healy and Barry Cox for their time and commitment to the team.
Deepest sympathy is extended to Seamus Flynn and family, Lanesboro on the recent death of his brother, Brendan. May his soul rest in Peace.