Anniversary Mass

Anniversary Mass

First anniversary Mass for Thomas Degnan, Culleenmore will be celebrated in St. Columba’s Church on this Saturday 27th at 6pm. Please note vigil Mass is at usual time of 8pm.

St. Columba’s fundraiser

St. Columba’s G..F.C have reached their first Senior Championship Final in 62 years. As a community we are very proud of the team’s achievement. The club are trying to raise some funds to help with the preparation of the team for the County Final. We are a small community and as in the past we are depending on the community’s support and generosity. Club members will call to households in the next week or so with a letter outlining the fundraising options. Your support would be gratefully appreciated. If you are not in a position to support the fundraiser, that will be quite acceptable.

Gun Club

Mullahoran-Mullinalaghta Gun Club will hold their annual draw in the Hideaway Bar on Saturday 1st November. First prize is a plasma widescreen TV. €200 will go to the second person pulled out of the hat. €100 goes to the third winner. There are numerous other spot prizes. Tickets are €5 each and are available from club members and in local shops. Your support would be gratefully appreciated.


The Longford Branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland would like to announce that their church gate collection will be held on Saturday, 27th and Sunday, 28th September throughout the county. The money raised will greatly contribute to their 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 Alzheimer’s disease and supporting their carers. Please give generously. They wish to thank everybody for their generosity..

Text Alert

At this stage all townland representatives should have made contact with all householders to collect €5 renewal fee for text alert scheme. If for any reason you have been missed and would like to join Mullinalaghta Community Alert Scheme please contact Bernie Rogers. We will shortly send out a test text to make sure everyone’s number has been included. When you receive this text please check with neighbours, family and friends to confirm everyone got the test text. Thanks to everyone for their co-operation and continued participation in the text alert scheme.

Charity evening

The Granard Branch of St. Christopher’s are holding a charity evening with The Merchant Archers at Creegans, Bunlahy on Saturday, 4th October 2014. There will be a raffle and door prizes. Tickets are available from any committee member or on the door. Please support and have a great night.

Granard Credit Union Launches Contest CU Factor

Have you got the CU factor, if yes you could be on your way to winning €500 courtesy of Granard Credit Union. Ten to nineteen year olds in the Granard area are invited to share their talents as part of a new talent competition organized by Granard Credit Union. The talent show is open to all dancers, singers, bands, jugglers, comedy acts etc. Closing date for application is this Thursday 25th September. Auditions are scheduled to take place on Saturday 27th September and the local final will be held in Granard Community Centre on Saturday 4th Oct. The top two acts will go forward to represent Granard Credit Union in Ballinasloe in the regional final on Saturday 18th October with a top prize of €1000. Application forms are available from the counter at Granard Credit Union.

Holy Hour

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with the Rosary takes place in St. Columba’s Church each Thursday evening from 8pm - 9pm. All are welcome.

Lotto Draw

St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw Wednesday, 17th September. The winning numbers were 3, 6, 12, 18 with the jackpot of €6,050 remaining intact. The following received consolation prizes of €20 each. Garry Rogers, Mullinroe. Pauline McNerney, Cloonagh. M. J. & Kathryn Beglan, Cloncovid. Margaret Hand, Larkfield and D.P. Finnegan, Cloonagh. On sales for this week are as follows. Hideaway: Luke Meehan. Keogh’s/Angler’s Rest: Frankie & Finbar. Kilcogy: Patrick Fox & Simon Cadam. If unable to sell please arrange a substitute and drop tickets into Cloonagh P.O before 5.30p.m on Monday evening.

Ladies Footballers

As part of their fundraising activities the local ladies football club are holding a weekly draw based on the bonus ball in the main draw of the national lottery. Sheets are on sale in the local post office or are available from any club member. Match the bonus ball in Saturday’s night main draw and you will earn yourself €20. Lines are just €2. Six monthly tickets are available for €50 by contacting Marie Matthews. Your support would be very much appreciated each week. The winning number on Saturday. 20th September was 12. Michaela O’Reilly, Creevy. earned herself €20.

Dancing Classes

Irish dancing classes continue in Mullinalaghta Community Centre every Monday from 6.30pm. - 7.30pm. Beginners are welcome.

Night at the Dogs

Longford Harriers have given great support to Mullinalaghta Development Council with the fundraising for our community walkway for the past few years. They are having their own fundraising ‘Night at the Dogs’ at Longford Dog Track on this Friday, 26th September at 8pm. Admission is €10. They would appreciate support on the night.

Music Lessons

On Thursday, 25th September at 7pm in Crawford’s Bar, Abbeylara enrolment for music lessons (tin whistle, piano accordion, keyboard) will take place. Music teacher is Philip Clarke. Price is €4 per class.