Annual church gate collection in aid of St. Christopher’s services, Battery Road, Longford, takes place on Saturday, 31st May 2014 and Sunday, 1st June 2014 at all masses. Your support is greatly appreciated.
St Mary’s Childcare Campus
St Mary’s Childcare Campus is now enrolling for September 2014. ECCE scheme (free pre school year) and CCS scheme (community childcare subvention) available. Limited places available so book today to avoid disappointment. St. Mary’s Childcare Campus Ltd. provides a bright, fun safe environment where your child is encouraged to learn at their own pace.
Our After School has CCS scheme (community childcare subvention) places available for your child to relax and have fun after a day at school. Supervised homework time and hot nutritious dinners provided. Contact Margaret or Regina on 043 6672534 or visit our website www.st.maryschildcarecampus.ie
The next First Friday/Saturday Reparation and Adoration vigil to the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary is in the Chapel of Our Lady’s Manor, Edgeworthstown on Friday the 6th of June commencing at 10 pm with the Holy rosary and confession. For further information contact 086 0405621 or 0861900640.
Fundraiser Head Shave, 30th May, Coy’s Bar, Longford, starting at 9.30pm in aid of Lauralynn House, Ireland’s only childrens hospice and St. James’s Hospital Foundation. Marion Prendergast and Jo Purkis from Killoe will be shaving their heads to raise money for these very worthy charities.
This year’s tour takes place from 7 – 10 August to Co Clare. 3 nights bed and Breakfast, 3 Dinners. Coach and Tour Guide at our disposal for duration of tour. Deposit of €50 payable by cheque, postal order or money order to “Marathon” and send to Eileen Bambrick Cootehall Boyle Co Roscommon no later than 14 June 2014. Balance to be paid three weeks before departure. Further details from Eileen at 086 370 2547. No withheld or private numbers please.
A Week of Success for Scoil Bhríde, Glen
Scoil Bhríde, Glen has just had a very successful week.
In School Scór, Glen had brilliant success winning the Group Instrumental, Solo Instrumental, Solo Singing and Ballad Group. ‘O’Keefe’s Slide’ was played beautifully by the Instrumental group of Ciaran Mulligan, Claire Beirne, Donal Mulligan, Kayanna Greene, Haidee Temple, Nikkala Clyne, Freddie Greene and Selena Greene. The ballad group of Siobhan Kilduff, Freddie Greene, Kayanna Greene, Haidee Temple, Niamh Gogan, Selena Greene and Nikkala Clyne enthralled the audience with their rendition of ‘Red is The Rose’. Ciaran Mulligan had all feet tapping with a reel he played for the solo instrumental and Freddie Greene beat of stiff opposition with a powerful rendition of ‘Carrickfergus’ in the solo singing section. On Thursday representatives from Glen travelled to Athlone to collect our fifth green flag for Bio-diversity. During the week Glen also received an award of excellence for their project in ‘Discover Primary Science and Maths.’ On Saturday the school team won the B final of their division of Cumann na mBunscol Football Championship in a thrilling match in Pearse Park. Members of the team included Claire Beirne, Jack Mulleady, Jack Belton, Dario Cigliano, Freddie Greene, Ethan Dolan, Ciaran Mulligan, Kayanna Greene, Lauren Campbell, Donal Mulligan, Selena Greene, Lee Dolan and Patrick O’Leary. Congratulations and well done to all involved.
There was no jackpot winner in the last Lotto draw. Numbers drawn were 2, 10, 12, 24. Twenty-five euro winners were Patricia McGlynn, Seamus Kiernan, Tommy Keenan and Paul Keenan, Old Road.
St. Mary’s NS
A special meeting for parents and the community is being held at the school on Thursday, 29th May at 7.30pm. The purpose of the meeting is to inform the public that one of the Special classes – ASD Preschool is being withdrawn in September 2014. A plan of action will be devised to have this decision reversed. TD’s and local representatives will be invited to attend. All support is welcome.
First Holy Communion
Congratulations to all the children who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday, 24th May. Ailbhe, Caoimhe, Charlotte, Rosealeen, Tamzyn, Jessica, Terriann, Orrin, Andrew, Jack, Ben, Eva, Kamile, James, Aishling, Aimee, Nadine, Frank, Deborah, Laura, Margaret and Ryan.