Drumlish/Ballinamuck May 6

TOWN TWINNING - A big thank you to all those who supported the Ballinamuck and Essert twinning exchange from all the children who bag packed in Kiernan’s Centra and Kane’s Costcutter last weekend in their efforts to send 20 children from both Ballinamuck and Drumlish and their leaders to France this July.

TOWN TWINNING - A big thank you to all those who supported the Ballinamuck and Essert twinning exchange from all the children who bag packed in Kiernan’s Centra and Kane’s Costcutter last weekend in their efforts to send 20 children from both Ballinamuck and Drumlish and their leaders to France this July.

Many thanks to Charlie Kiernan and Seamus Kane for the use of their premises and also thank you to Breslins Gala Ballinamuck for running an Easter egg raffle .

A pub quiz will be held in Dillons Ballinamuck on Friday 13th of May in aid of the twinning so we hope to see you all there ,details will be announced soon!

AGM

Ballinamuck Community Enterprise AGM will be held on Wednesday the 11th of may in the visitors centre at 8pm ,all members are asked to attend and new members are always welcome.

TIDY TOWNS

The group have enjoyed two Bio Diversity walks around the village. It was a chance to see and value more of the heritage that we have in the village that needs to be re-discovered. A huge and sincere thanks to all who helped at the Old School Road on Tuesday last, it was a huge evenings work and a huge amount achieved. Similarly, at the Arva Road on Wednesday. Much of the Tidy Towns’ efforts will be moving more centre stage to the heart of the Village in the immediate future. Please give us a hand if you have the time...and remember as always, to check out Drumlish Tidy Towns on Facebook and also report any litter/cigarette or dog fouling to Longford Litter Hotline 1850 434 450.

COMMUNITY GAMES

Drumlish Ballinamuck Community Games Annual Sports |Day will take place in Monaduff on Sunday May 15th

2pm -6pm. We will have track and field events and novelty races for all ages. The winners ( U8 to U16 ) will qualifying for the county finals. 2 euro per child, 5 euro per family. Volunteers are needed to help out on the day and should contact any committee member.

FR MANNING GAELS

Annual Mass for deceased players, members, relatives and friends of Fr Manning Gaels, St Vincent’s Minor Club and St Helen’s Ladies Club will take place on Sunday 8th May@ 12 md in St Mary’s Church Drumlish.

OPEN DAY

It is that time of year again when Paddy & Mary Gillooley hold an Open Day at their Garden, Mill Rd. Drumlish on Saturday June 4th 2011 in aid of the Longford Wheelchair Association. Subscription is optional on the day. All are welcome. Tea/Coffee served with home-cooked goodies free of charge. Your support would be sincerely appreciated. The Garden will be open from 11.00am – 6.30pm.

IRISH NIGHT

On Friday night 6th May there will be an Irish Night in Dillons Ballinamuck in aid of The Poet Higgins Society. A great night of music, dance & craic with plenty of Spot prizes is assured. Refreshments served. Admission optional.

Eucharistic Adoration will continue at the usual times for the coming week.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

The Sacrament of the Eucharist will take place in St. Mary’s Church Drumlish on Saturday week May 7th at 12 noon. It will also take place in St. Patrick’s Ballinamuck on May 21st.

STAYING SAFE

If you are an older person in Co. Longford who would like some help with small repairs in or around your house contact Angela on 043-3345555 or 087-9480369.

NOTICES

The schools of the parish are open on Tuesday 3rd May. Please watch out for unsuspecting children on their way to school and slow down on all approach roads to Villages and Towns in the coming weeks.

TRAINING

PROGRAMMES

Are you unemployed and would like to retrain? FAS Local Training Initiative catering Programme 26 weeks – 4 and a half days per week, also 6 week Life Skills Programme – 5 mornings per week(starting early May). For further information contact EDI Centre 043-3347515.

PILGRIMAGE

The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place for 2011 from May 27th to June 1st this year. Anyone interested in travelling with the group please contact Joe Walsh Tours.

LCRL

The outreach information clinics for small holders and farmers living in Co. Longford in the Granard Area Action Group Offices on Wednesdays May 4th and 11th from2.30 – 4.30pm

BINGO

Ballinamuck Bingo takes place every Tuesday night at 9.00pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

RECENT DEATH

In your prayers please remember the soul of Harry Coyle Shanmullagh who died on Good Friday and who was laid to rest on Easter Sunday. Sincere sympathy to all his family members relatives and friends.Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anaim dílís.