Ballymahon May 6

SUMMER WALKS - Summer Walks are held every Wednesday evening, the group meet at Newcastle Gates

SUMMER WALKS - Summer Walks are held every Wednesday evening, the group meet at Newcastle Gates

CONGRATS

Congratulations to Kevin Diffley who was on the Longford Senior football team who beat Roscommon in the Division 4 Final of the League played inCroke Park on the Easter weekend. Kevin acquitted himself very well when he came on as a Sub mid-way in the first half of the game and played a major part in Longford’s success. We wish Kevin and the County Longford senior team the best of luck when they play Laois in the first round of the Leinster Championship. Well done to all concerned.

THE LATE FRANCIE BURD

Everyone in the area was saddenned to hear of the death over the Easter of Ms Francie Burd, Main street,Ballymahon in Mullingar General Hospital. Francie was 85 years old when she passed away and is a twin sister of Kitty Burd. The sisters ran a very successful Guest house on Main street for a long number of years, they worked hard in the business through good times and bad times, and were always kind and courteous to their many guests. Francie was a very quiet lady who was highly respected in the local community and a lady who was deeply devoted to her faith and her church. She will be sadly missed by her sister Kitty to whom we extend our sincere sympathy at this sad time and also to her cousins, relatives and friends. A large number of people called to Francie’s home on hearing of her passing to pay their respects , to say their goodbyes to a kind and gentle lady and again at the Funeral Mass in St Matthews church on Monday morning last where the hymns were beautifully performed by Ann Keenan with organist Padraig McGowan. Francie’s remains were laid to rest at Ballymore Cemetery. May God grant rest to her Soul.

HARD LUCK

Hard luck to Ballymahon/Forgney Minor football team who were beaten by Longford Slashers in the Division 1 Special League final, played in Slashers on Easter Sunday morning.

WELCOME HOME

Welcome home to Eddie Cox, formerly from Creevaghbeg who is home from England visiting his family and friends in the area. We hope he enjoys his holiday here.

U16 FOOTBALL

Well done to Ballymahon/Forgney U. 16 football team who beat Dromard in the League on Friday evening last. We wish the young lads the best of luck in their remaining games.

PUNCHESTOWN RACES

The best of luck to all in the area who are travelling up to the Races in Punchestown today, Wednesday for the Longford G.A.A. Race Day,we hope you all have lots of winners.

DEATH OF FRANCES KILLIAN

It was with deep regret that we learnt of the death of Mrs Frances Killian, at her home in Creevaghmore, Ballymahon. Frances who was in her late seventies when she passed away peacefully after a long illness, borne with quiet dignity, is pre-deceased by her husband Jimmy in 2008. She was a hard-working woman all her life and raised a large family, she always loved to see her family returning as they got older and also of course she loved to see her many grandchildren call to see her. They regularly brought her some Silvermints,her favourite sweets. Frances was very popular in the local community, a good neighbour and friend to all around her, she had a word for everyone. She was a great lover of animals, especially her dog,Toby.

Her remains were removed to the Manor in Edgeworthstown and following the Funeral Mass at Tang Church, Frances was laid to rest at Forgney Cemetery. A very large crowd attended both ceremonies to pay their respects to Frances and her heartbroken family. Our deepest sympathy is extended to her sons Seamus, Paddy, Noel, Richard and Dennis, to her daughters Mary, Frances, Kathleen, Collette and Winifred, to her grandchildren, great -grandchildren, and to all her relatives, neighbours and friends. May she rest in peace.

SYMPATHY

We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Michael Kelly N.T. Ballymahon on the recent death of his sister, Mrs Mae Martin, Kiltoom, Athlone and also to Mae’s family Helen, M.J. Fintan and Carmel and to all her family and extended family. RIP.