Killoe

COMMUNITY GAMES: Killoe Community Games Committee would like to wish the best of luck to all our athletes who are taking part in the County Finals on Sunday next, the 9th. June, in Ballymahon. Best of Luck to our Futsal Team who are taking part in their Leinster Match on the 7th. June next at 7 pm in Kenagh. Best of Luck also to our U10 Mixed Gaelic Team who are playing against Meath on Saturday next, the 8th. June in Emmet Park, Clonee. The 40th. Anniversary Gala Awards/Hall of Fame Awards takes place in The Stag’s Head, Ballinalee on the Friday night next, the 7th. June. U15 Girls Soccer Training will take place on Thursday, the 6th. June at 5.15 pm at St. Teresa’s N. S. All girls must attend for this training session as we have a match coming up shortly.

COMMUNITY GAMES: Killoe Community Games Committee would like to wish the best of luck to all our athletes who are taking part in the County Finals on Sunday next, the 9th. June, in Ballymahon. Best of Luck to our Futsal Team who are taking part in their Leinster Match on the 7th. June next at 7 pm in Kenagh. Best of Luck also to our U10 Mixed Gaelic Team who are playing against Meath on Saturday next, the 8th. June in Emmet Park, Clonee. The 40th. Anniversary Gala Awards/Hall of Fame Awards takes place in The Stag’s Head, Ballinalee on the Friday night next, the 7th. June. U15 Girls Soccer Training will take place on Thursday, the 6th. June at 5.15 pm at St. Teresa’s N. S. All girls must attend for this training session as we have a match coming up shortly.

CEMETERY SUNDAY: Cemetery Sunday in St Olivers Cullyfad at 9.30am, Aughaboy cemetery at 11am. Blessing of Old Killoe Cemetery at 12.30pm on Sunday June 9, 2013. Please be reminded that no weeds, dead flowers containers are to be left at side or behind graves and remove any weeds that may be growing around or at sides of plots. Strimming or mowing grass ensure your neighbouring plots or walkways are cleaned up and all removed from the cemetery. Sincere thanks to Mike Jo Campbell for continuous assistance,Paul Brady Con Halton (supervisor LLRC) and committee Joe Clarke and staff, Gerard Murphy FAS Sheila Walshe for welcome coffee, Darren Quinn Ballinamuck memorials for restoration , cleaning Niall Blessington Rhyne Quarry or stones, all plot holders for continued respect to the deceased’s place of rest. A gate collection will be held at both cemeteries to maintain upkeep. Aughaboy cemetery is 50 years in existence this year. See a brief history of same attached.

AUGHABOY CEMETERY: A short history on Aughaboy cemetery Killoe Co Longford which is in existence now for 50 years this year. It came into being because the old Killoe cemetery could not accommodate any further graves. The search for a new graveyard began in around 1960 – 61 initiated by the late Very Rev Fr O’Donnell RIP who was the parish priest in Killoe at that given time and received great assistance from the late Thomas Mahon RIP, Aughaboy Killoe who was the local Fianna Fail county councillor for the area at the time. The Heslin brothers Johnny and Tom were approached with the view to procuring a site for the new cemetery and it was agreed to sell the site to Longford County Council for the princely sum of £100 sterling (a small enough sum, even at the time). The next stage was to secure a contractor to erect boundary walls, gates and prepare it to be utilised as a cemetery. The contract was awarded to the late Tom Lennon RIP, Clontumpher, Killoe who duly carried out the work despite enduring very severe weather conditions to attain completion. This was made possible around the middle of February 1963 and by a remarkable coincidence the first person to be buried in the new cemetery was none other than Tom Heslin RIP who was due to be buried in the old Killoe but no space was left in the family plot. He died on the 11 March 1963 aged 81 years. Unfortunately Councillor Thomas Mahon RIP passed away on the following day 12 March 1963 aged 47 years who had been for some time ill himself. A lot of work has been carried out within the cemetery over the past 10 years both professionally and voluntary so it’s with great credit to all concerned. This history has been written through the memory of a 20 year old at the given time and we thank Kevin Walsh for his detail to memory. Johnny Heslin deceased February 1975 aged 86 years RIP. Plots on left side of cemetery.

WEDDINGS: Congratulations to Thomas Nolan Bawn Killoe Co Longford son of Seamus and Margo who exchanged nuptial vows with Emily Winwood New York joined by families and friends in New York last week. The parish extend good wishes to Thomas Emily and their families for a future filled with great health happiness and loads of wee footballers. Also congratulations to Bridget Brady Cartron Killoe and Martin Lennon , Drumlish who joined by families and friends recently exchanged nutpial vows. The parish extend good wishes to Martin Bridget and their families for a great future of good health and happiness.

GAA: Killoe minor club recycle clothing fundraiser collection at Clonee Killoe clubhouse on Saturday June 8, 2013. All unwanted bedlinen, books , mobile phones etc can be left each evening 7-8pm in black bags. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

ICA: The ICA monthly meeting will be held on Monday June 10, 2013 in Ennybegs Community Centre Killoe at 8.30pm.Note this will be the last meeting of the group as they break up for summer recess. Monthly meetings will re-commence in September 2013. The usual yoga class will be held on Monday night at 9.15pm.Everyone is very welcome.

NEW BABY: Congratulations to Oliver and Sinead Killian Cean-lur Aughaboy Killoe on the recent arrival of a bouncy baby boy. The parish extend good wishes to the proud parents, grandparents, Johnny and Maggie Lettergullian, Michael and Assumptha Sligo extended families friends for a future filled with great health and happiness and a good high kick at the ball. Welcome baby Sean to the community. Deo Gratias !

FIELD DAY: The annual Abbeylara field day will be held on Sunday June 9, 2013 in Abbeylara Co Longford and this year they will also be hosting the Gathering. A day filled with many varied interesting activities for everyone including truck and tractor pulling demonstration,dogs shows vintage parade midget car racing, best dressed lady, fun fair etc. Free car parking toilets on site, disabled parking (permit holders) close to site. Admission 10 euro. Children free. Enquiries tel 086 8855189/086 8545378.

LOTTO: Lotto numbers drawn weekend 26/5/13 – 5, 7, 8, 26. No jackpot winner. 20 euro winners Ciaran Core, Bundoon; Michelle Donohoe Finea; P Curley c/o KSSL; Teresa Begley Aughaboy; Michelle Killian c/o KSSL. Sellers prize Ollie Killian. Jackpot 4600 euro.

CHURCH NOTES: St Mary’s Ennybegs Masses Wednesday/ Thursday at 10am, Friday 10am (First Friday) Saturday 8pm Sunday 11am (Cemetery Sunday Aughaboy). First Friday Holy Communion calls Thursday/ Friday in usual order. If any persons would like a first Friday Communion call please contact Fr Sean St Olivers Cullyfad. Mass Friday at 8pm. Sunday (cemetery Sunday Cullyfad) 9.30am.Blessing of graves old Killoe cemetery at 12.30pm.Novena to Sacred heart continues St Olivers Cullyfad at 9.30pm each day until Friday June 7 2013 with mass at 8pm. Everyone is welcome.