A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Colmcille Celtic Soccer Club will hold their Annual Table Quiz in Murtagh’s Lounge on Friday 5th April at 9.30pm. As usual there will be cash and spot prizes, Raffle and competitions. A great night’s entertainment is assured and emphasis will not be on soccer questions, although there might be a few on that topic. The organising committee invite young and old to come along and support them.
Lotto: There was no winner of the March 25th lotto draw. The numbers drawn were 18, 24, 27 and 28. €20 winners were Finn Murtagh, Rathmore, Cian Smyth, Gelsha, John Maguire, Clonback and Aine Gray, Cleenrath. The jackpot now stands at €6,800. Envelops are available in all usual outlets.
Gardening Club: The above club is organising a trip to Blooms this year in the Phoenix Park on Saturday 1st June. There are some still some spaces on the bus. If you would like to go on the trip, please contact Eilish Mc Keon on 087 9402831. New members are always welcome but you do not have to be a member to travel to Blooms. The club’s next meeting is on Thursday 4th April at 9pm in the Community Centre. Come along and bring a friend if you wish. You’ll always meet a friendly face and get a cup of tea from Sue!
Gathering has come to Aughnacliffe: The first sign of the summer came in the form of a flock of 20 swallows, as they arrived over Lough Gowna on St. Patrick’s Day. Local Angler, Matty Gray was out trout fishing when the flock arrived. They swooped and dived around his boat as if to greet him. It’s great to see their arrival as the first sign of summer though you wouldn’t think so with the continuous Easterly winds.
Retired Teachers Association: The above association will hold it’s AGM on Tues April 9th at 11:30am in Longford Library. Lunch will follow and we then travel to Longford Garden Centre, Drumlish Road for 3pm where Laura Shaw will give a demonstration and answer questions on all things related to gardening. Please join us for some or all of the above and new members always welcome. Further information can be obtained from Rosemary on 0877589287.
Longford Federation ICA: The above are hosting an Information Evening in the ‘98 Hall, Ballinamuck, on Thursday April 25th at 7.30pm. Laura Shaw from Longford Garden Centre will attend. Her topics include, Lawn Care, Colour with Perennials and Maintaining your Rose Garden, followed by a Question and Answer session. During the second part of the evening Garry Brady, Environmental Officer with Longford County Council will talk to us about ‘How to use Leftovers’ and ‘Food Wastage’ as part of the “Food Wastage Programme.” Tea and refreshments will be served. A Raffle will be held. Admission €5. Everyone welcome.
Easter Raffle: The Easter raffle was held on Saturday night last in Murtagh’s Bar. 3 Hampers, a bottle of wine and 4 Easter eggs were raffled thanks to the great generosity of some local sponsors. The results were as follows - 1st Prize: Michael Walsh; 2nd Prize: Pat Brady; 3rd Prize: Johnny Mahon Jnr. Bottle of Wine: Vincent Smyth. Easter Eggs: Hourican family, Coolarty, Monica Kelly, Danny Donohoe and Keeley Sexton. Sellers prizes to Emma Brady, Karen Donnelly, Niall McGee and John Reilly. The club would like to thank all those who helped out with the organisation of the draw and the ticket sellers who made this a very positive fundraiser. A big thanks to all those who purchased tickets. Your generosity is appreciated. Finally, very special thanks to the local businesses who were very generous in their sponsorship. Those providing the sponsorship were as follows: Creegan’s Bar, Bunlahy, Reilly’s Bar, Aughnacliffe, Murtagh’s Bar, Aughnacliffe, McCabe’s Bar, Glenmore, Smear Stores, McLoughlins in the Post and Choc O’Neill in Dunbeggan.