COUNTRY MARKETS SEEK ACCOMMODATION: Longford County Council has at last secured funding for refurbishing the Market House which will afford increasing space and enhanced facilities for the library. This improvement to our towns infrastructure is of course most welcome, but sadly may also sound the death nail for another well known institution, The Country Markets. For 34 years, The country Market has provided a unique service to the town and many great friendships have been made over the years, but we are advised that we have to vacate the market house by July 31st. We are anxiously seeking alternative accommodation, ideally for just a few hours on Friday mornings but we are open to change to the day or time. Maybe you have a premises that you feel may be suitable, or know of somewhere, if so we would like you to contact Ann or Eileen at 086 3115544 or 087 9587326. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our many loyal and devoted customers, who have kindly supported us over the years and we hope to be able to serve you for many more years to come.
SYMPATHY: Sincere and deepest sympathy is offered to the Kiernan family, Killasonna on the death of their mother, Madeline which occurred last week. The late Madeline was beloved wife of the late John Kiernan who passed to his eternal reward in December 2011. May she rest in peace.
BALLYMORE DRAW: Ballymore GAA held their monthly draw in Creegan’s on Friday night last and first prize of one thousand euro was won by Phil Brady, Ballymore while Mel Columb, Bridie McNally and Paddy and Breege Clarke all won one hundred euro. Next draw in McElvanney’s at the end of June.
ABBEYLARA FIELD DAY: Abbeylara parish committee are hosting their annual field day on Sunday June 9th next with a vintage parade commencing at 12 mid day. All the usual side shows like Midget car racing, Tractor/trailor reversing, Dog show, wellie throwing, Donkey derby, Bouncing castle, Best dressed lady, Go Karts Grand Prix style, etc. Free car parking. All exhibitors will receive a momenta and a meal voucher. Enquiries to Pat Reilly on 0868855189.
NOTES: All of the above notes were submitted for last weeks notes but failed to appear. Sincere apologies.
RETIRED TEACHERS: Titanic Experience and Stormont Parliament, proposed day trip leaving Longford on Tuesday 25th June 8am for above. Approx cost bus and entrance €35, subject to numbers. All welcome, children must be accompanied by adult. Details, evening only, Rosemary 0877589287.
PRIMARY SCHOOLS COMPETITION: A reminder to all Primary Schools to please send their entry forms only back to Granard Branch Library for the Primary Schools Competition with Granard Agricultural Show. Any queries to Rosemary Gaynor 0436686164 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Granard Honda 50 Club: Granard Honda 50 Club anyone interested in joining the Honda 50 Club please contact 087 1375222 or 086 2632102
SYMPATHY: We extend deepest sympathy to Mrs Cella Brady and family Lisratigan, and to the extended Corcoran families on the sudden and sad death of Jimmy Corcoran, Ballyboy, Abbylara, which occurred on Thursday last. The late Jimmy was laid to rest in Abbylara on Sunday last. May he rest in peace.
EXAMS: Best wishes to all students sitting their exams in the coming weeks. We hope all goes well for you.
SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy is extended to the Rogers family, Rathowen, and the McCormack family, Kilmore, Clondra on their recent bereavements. May the deceased rest in peace.