The result of the recent Christmas draw held in Slowey’s was as follows; 1st 20 bags of Turf: Seamus Walsh; 2nd Christmas Cake: Deirdre O’Brien; 3rd Bottle of Brandy: Larry Bannon; 4th Bottle of Whiskey: Bernadette Gannon; 5th Bottle of Vodka: Damien Moran; 6th, Christmas Pudding: Veronica Donnelly; 7th Biscuits: Max Nulty; 8th Box of Roses: Mick Rooney. The total proceeds from the draw amounted to €270.00. Legan Branch of St. Christopher’s would like to thank all who supported and contributed to the raffle. The committee also acknowledge the work done by Phil Slowey which ensured that the draw was a success.
The first meeting of Legan ICA for 2014 will be held in the GAA Clubhouse on Monday, 13th January at 8pm. New members welcome. ICA once again thanks all who supported their fundraiser prior to Christmas. A total of €1,005 was raised and divided equally between Society Vincent de Paul, Edgeworthstown Conference, Longford Hospice Homecare, and Aware.
Ballycloghan/Carrickboy Tidy Towns’ committee held a 50/50 fundraising draw in The Hill, Carrickboy on New Years’ night. Thank you to all that supported. The winner of €310 was David Dowler Moydow.
Results of Inny Anglers Lotto draw held for a jackpot of €3,850. Numbers drawn were 7, 15, 18 and 23. There was no jackpot winner. Special draw winners of €40 each were Bridget Whelan and Joe Murphy. This week’s draw takes place in Mitchell’s for a jackpot of €3,900.
Results of GAA Lotto draw held on Monday, 30th December for a jackpot of €8,450. Numbers drawn were 1, 9, 24 and 30. There was no jackpot winner. Match three winner of €100 was Martin Connaughton. This week’s draw took place in Mitchell’s and results will be published next week.
Holy Communion calls to the sick and housebound will be on Thursday and Friday mornings this week at the usual times.
The entire area was saddened over the Christmas period by the deaths of some of our most senior citizens. On Christmas morning Margaret Hogan passed away peacefully at her home in Garrycam surrounded by her family. Margaret who was in her 94th year enjoyed a long and happy life and good health until relatively recently. She was dedicated to her church and her community of which she was a great supporter, and most of all to her extended family. She enjoyed life to the full and always looked forward to the Aurora Club tours. She was predeceased by her husband Bernard and is survived by her sons Michael, Jimmy, Declan and Bernie, her daughters Joan, Josie, Teresa, Patricia and Kathleen , her grandchildren , great-grandchildren, relatives and friends to whom we extend our sincere sympathy. Her remains were removed to St Anne’s Church Ballycloghan on Friday evening and she was laid to rest following Requiem Mass on Saturday in Ardagh Cemetery.
The death of Mary Flood, Liswarriff occurred at the General Hospital Mullingar on Thursday last. Mary had been a patient at Our Lady’s Manor Nursing Home Edgeworthstown for a number of years having coped bravely with failing health and loss of her eyesight. Mary was predeceased by her husband William who passed away suddenly at a young age, leaving Mary to cope with rearing her young family and run the farm which she did very well. She is survived by her sons James and Frank, her daughter Dolores, her grandchildren, her sister Annie, brother William, relatives and friends to whom we extend sincere sympathy. Mary’s remains were removed to St Mary’s Church Legan on Friday and her funeral Mass was followed by burial in Abbeyshrule Cemetery.
On Sunday morning the news spread that another parishioner had passed away. Noel Nolan, Clygeen passed away at the General Hospital Mullingar after a very long illness borne with dignity. Noel was born in Dublin and remained a loyal “Dub” supporter. He came to live and settle in Clygeen with his wife Kathleen (nee Boyce) and family many years ago. He was one of nature’s gentlemen who loved life and enjoyed sport of all kind but with a special passion for soccer, mostly Longford Town. He attended most Longford Town home games even though his health was failing and confined to his wheelchair. He was voted Supporter of the Year on a number of occasions. He will be deeply missed by those who knew him but particularly by his wife Kathleen, daughter Catherine, grandchildren, niece Ann, relatives and friends to whom we extend our sincere sympathy. May they all rest in peace.
We extend sympathy to Margaret Neary, (nee Peg Kelly, Corracorka), on the death of her husband Eamon, Castlerea, who passed away last week. Peg’s brother John passed away suddenly only weeks earlier. We also extend sympathy to Fr Brady on the death of his aunt Margaret Mitchell who passed away last week at the great age of 108. May they rest in peace.
St Brigid Gaels
Our AGM takes place on Jan 9th at 8pm in Pete Keenan Clubhouse, Ardagh, all welcome, we encourage as many parents as possible to attend.
Happy New Year
To the Editor and staff of the Longford Leader, to contributors and those who read our local notes we wish you all a Peaceful and Prosperous New Year.