Happy New Year

Happy New Year

As these are the first local notes of 2014 I would like to wish all parionishers, readers of these notes at home and away, the editor and staff of the Longford Leader and all friends a very healthy, happy and peaceful New Year. Hopefully 2014 will be a good year for us all and I look forward to hearing from all of you with your news and views for inclusion in the local notes throughout the year. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the notes during 2013. Remember I can be contact at 044-9357063, or 086-8286748 or e-mail me to

Dinner Dance

The Carrickedmond GAA dinner dance takes place in the Rustic-Inn Abbeyshrule on Saturday the 18th January ‘14 with the meal been served at 9pm. This event is always a great night of music song and dance and a night where all parionishers, club members, and players have a chance to come together to enjoy a club and parish annual event. Music on the night will be supplied by the very popular local “Dance on Band”. Tickets cost €25 each and are still available by contacting any club officer.

Used Stamps

Please collect used stamps and place them in the box located and marked “Used Stamps” at the rear of the Carrickedmond church and Abbeyshrule church. These stamps will be collected and used by missionary groups who make a small amount of money by selling them to stamp dealers.

Christmas Parish Newsletter

There are still copies of the Carrickedmond/Abbeyshrule Christmas newsletter available and can be had by contacting Fr Tiernan PP. This year’s issue is full of very interesting reading about various groups in the parish and lovely articles of times past including old photographs. This news letter would be of interest to people from the parish now living away.

Defibrillator Group

Defibrillator training will re-commence in the coming weeks. People due to do their two year re-certification will be contacted by text soon. When contacted please reply by text to confirm you will attend training. A class for new people wishing to learn the skills of CPR and how to use a defibrillator will take place during February 2014. If you are interested please contact Seamus McGuire at 086-8286748. The committee would like to wish all in the parish a very happy and healthy new year.

Back to School

All students from the parish are now back to school following the Christmas holidays. Hopefully all had a very enjoyable Christmas and are settling back into school life well.


Following the Christmas break the local badminton club will return to action for the New Year on usual nights when children’s and adult badminton classes will resume at the usual time. The badminton club would like to wish all its members a very happy and successful New Year.

Folk Group

Rehearsals continue in Carrickedmond church on Wednesday nights from 8pm to 9pm. Next folk mass will take place in Carrickedmond church on Sunday 26th January ’14 at 10am mass. New members always welcome.

Charity Match

Well done to all present and past footballers from the parish that togged out on St Stephens Day for the annual charity football match in aid of St Christopher’s Centre Longford. The game took place in the Michael Moran Park and was enjoyed by all. Following the game the players and supporters made their way over to the Rustic-Inn Abbeyshrule where a great night of music song and dance was had by all.


The Carrickedmond GAA club AGM will take place in the GAA complex on Saturday night next the 11th January at 8pm. A good turnout of players and club members is expected.