Ballymahon

BRIDGE CLUB RESULTS: North/ South 1st Gross and 2nd Net: Sarah Frawley and Mark Tierney. 
1st Net and 2nd Gross: Adrian Duncan and Liam Flynn.

BRIDGE CLUB RESULTS: North/ South 1st Gross and 2nd Net: Sarah Frawley and Mark Tierney. 
1st Net and 2nd Gross: Adrian Duncan and Liam Flynn.

East/West 1st Gross and Net: Greta Egan and Jimmy Lennon; 2nd Gross: Chris Farrell and Mary Nooney; 2nd Nett: Mary Feeney and Francis Kelleher

Dog Warden: Attention all dog owners, the Dog Warden will be in the Ballymahon area for the next few weeks checking to see if you have your Dog Licence.

Knitting: Knitting and Crochet Classes are still continuing in D’s Coffee & Crafts, Main Street, Ballymahon on a Monday afternoon 3p.m. to 5p.m. @ €5 per class. All welcome. Drop in or call Diane on 086-3861015.

Glee Club: The Local Glee Club (singing, dancing and acting for children) is looking for a Volunteer to help out with weekly Clubs. The suitable person would need to be energetic and enthusiastic to learn about and be involved in children’s performance/staging. This would be a great learning opportunity for any young person interested in working with children and who has a passion for singing, dancing, drama or all. Call Lisa Fox on 087-7619605 if interested.

Credit Union 25 years in Ballymahon: Congratulations to Ballymahon and District Credit Union who are celebrating 25 successful years in business in Ballymahon. They have gone from strength to strength since their opening in March 1988, they play a huge role in the community and have also supported several local charities and organisations down the years. We wish the best of luck to the Branch Manager, Noelle Doherty, staff Evelyn Rooney and Edwina Kelly, Directors and Supervisors the best of luck in the years ahead. Well done everyone.

Midland Retired Secondary Teachers Association: will be holding their AGM on Tuesday, April 9th at 11.30a.m. in Longford Library. Lunch will follow and then they will travel to Longford Garden Centre, Drumlish Road for 3.00p.m. where Laura Shaw will give 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.

Sympathy: We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Mick Farrell, Mostrim road and Joe Farrell , Creevaghbeg on the sudden death last week of their brother John, Two Mile House, Naas. John and his wife were regular visitors to Ballymahon down the years and were popular with everyone here. Our sympathy is also extended at this sad time to John’s wife, Fidelma, his mother Kate, sisters Linda and Catherine, brothers Hyginus and Dermot , brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and all his relatives and wide circle of friends. May God grant rest to his soul.

Bus to Knock: A Bus will travel to Knock Shrine on Mercy Sunday, 7th April leaving Ballymahon at 10.00a.m. If you wish to book a seat on the bus please contact either of the following:- Sr. Vincent 09064-32532, Ita @ 04493-57589 or Mary @ 09064-32126. Everyone welcome.

Forgney National School: Enrolment of new children for 2013/2014 shall take place from Monday 15th to Friday 19th April 2013. Parents/Guardians of children starting in September, please call to the school during that week.

New CD launched: We wish the very best of luck to Seamus Dooley, Rathmore when he launches his new CD in Kiernan’s pub, Ballymahon on Monday next, 8th April and also at the Gap in Moate on Monday 15th April at 9.30p.m. on both nights.

18th Birthday: Congratulations to Michael John Harney, Carrickedmond who celebrated his 18th Birthday recently with his family and lots of friends at a party in The Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule recently. Best wishes to Michael John for the future.

Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage: The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place this year from 27th May to 1st June. The fully-inclusive price is €699.00. Contact Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot St., Dublin 2. Phone 01-2410812. Each parish is allotted one place, which is subsidised, on the special section for the sick of the pilgrimage. If you wish to nominate someone for one of these places please contact Fr. Michael Scanlon, who is the Director of the special section for the sick.

Co Longford Rural Transport: Longford Community Resources Ltd, through the Co Longford Rural Transport Programme operates 23 rural transport services throughout Co Longford. A recent re-structuring proposal endorsed by the Minister for Commuter and Public Transport outlines a number of changes to the Rural Transport Programme nationally, including the setting up of Regional Transport Units which will place the Co Longford Rural Transport into the new Eastern and Midlands Regional Unit with counties Westmeath, Laois and Offaly. Longford Community Resources Ltd is holding public meetings to give an opportunity to service users and the general public to discuss this re-structuring proposal. Meeting Date: Thursday 4th April – Newtowncashel Parish Hall – 7.00p.m. If you are concerned about the future delivery of this service in Co Longford and how it may affect the more vulnerable population in rural areas, you are invited to attend the public meetings and be part of the discussion on the future of the Co Longford Rural Transport Programme. For further information please contact Longford Community Resources Ltd at 04333-45555 or email enquiries@lcrl.ie

Minor football club: Ballymahon/Forgney Minor football club are running a Sweep Draw on the Aintree Grand National on Saturday April 5th. Tickets are now available at €2 each or a book of 3 for €5.

Punchestown Races: Longford G.A.A. are hosting their 11th Annual Race Day at Punchestown on “Gold Cup Day” Wednesday 24th April. Tickets cost €100 each. To travel with the Ballymahon G.A.A. group, please contact Michael Cooney, Albert Fallon or Elizabeth Farrell. We will have more details later.

Do you want to learn to Kayak: Inny Kayakers, based in Ballymahon, will be running beginners courses this Spring/Summer. If you are interested in learning to kayak in a safe and fun environment then e-mail the group @ innykayakers@gmail.com Courses are aimed at anyone aged ten and up and are run by fully-qualified Irish Canoe Union instructors. For more information about the club check their website www.innykayakers.com. Work hard. Play hard but paddle harder.

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