RACE NIGHT - Local girl Emer Mulligan, travels to Uganda in July to work as a volunteer for A -Z Children’s Charity. She will be working on school and community health outreach projects that provide support and education for vulnerable children. Emer will also help build a house for an impoverished Ugandan family.
Covering the cost of the trip herself, Emer has a target to raise an additional €2000 for A – Z Children’s Charity. 100% of this money goes directly to the charity, providing healthcare and education for deprived, AIDS affected children in Uganda. To help defray some of the expenses involved a race night will be held in Keogh’s on Saturday 14th May. Sponsorship cards are in local shops where all wishing to support this worthy cause have the opportunity to purchase a horse or jockey. All with sponsorship cards are requested to return same as soon as possible. We commend Emer on her endeavours and wish her well and urge all to support her.
St. Columba’s G.F.C held their recent lotto draw in Keogh’s on Wednesday 28th April. The winning numbers were 12, 20, 24, 26. Unfortunately the jackpot of €3350 remained intact. Consolation prizes of €20 each were won by the following. Thomas Flood, Mullinroe, Dring, Longford. Dan Mac Cormac, Cloonagh, Dring, Longford. Kathleen Mc Nerney, Cloonagh, Dring, Longford. Tessi Kiely, Leitrim, Dring, Longford and Angela Mulligan, Cloonagh, Dring, Longford.. Results of draw in the clubrooms will appear in this column in next edition of this newspaper. Forthcoming draw will take place in Hideaway. Tickets for same are now on sale at the usual outlets. Sellers are reminded to drop envelopes into Cloonagh P.O before 6.00p.m on Monday evening. Rota for this weekend is as follows. The Hideaway: Ruairi Mc Elligott. Keogh’s / Angler’s Rest: James Rogers. If unable to sell please appoint a substitute.
The Ardagh and Clonmacnois Annual pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from May 27th to June 1st. Anyone wishing to travel with the group are requested to contact Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot St., Dublin at 01 2410812 / 01 2410811 .Total cost is €699.
Do you need help with reading, writing, spelling, maths or computers? If you do, please call into the centre or ring 043 6686211 and they will do all they can to help you. Part – time day and evening courses are on offer. Names are now being taken for courses starting after Easter 2011. This service is free and confidential. For further information contact Thérese Smyth at the above telephone number.
The Adult Literacy service is funded by Co Longford VEC and the Department of Education & Science with the assistance from the European Social Fund as part of the National Development Plan 2007 – 2013.