Ballinamuck Olde Fair Day The committee for Ballinamuck Olde Fair Day are proud to announce their 2nd annual Fair Day on Sunday, 17th of August. It promises to be even bigger and better than last year. The Day will begin with a Vintage Parade from Gaigue Cross at 1.30pm to the ‘98 Bar. Declan Nerney will lead the parade, and all vintage vehicles will then be on display at the ‘98 and in the field. We will also have pony and trap rides, three legged race, egg & spoon races, mouse racing, cow bingo, ducking ponds, ICA tea tent, children’s activities, music & dancing and lots lots more !!! Our special attractions this year are: Blacksmith at work, Our Dog Show and 1960’s model railway trains, with more surprises on the day. So a date for your diary !!!!
Fun Day in Monaduff
On Saturday, the 16th of August next, St Vincent’s are holding their annual Fun Day in Monaduff from 1pm to 5pm in conjunction with the Marquee in Drumlish. There will be lots of entertainment and activities for all the children. There will be Ireland’s largest Inflatable Climbing Wall on the day. We will also be hosting U/8 and U/10 games where St Vincents will play against Killoe Og and Clonbroney. Our Annual Parish League will also be held on the day this will be open to all boys and girls from the parish aged between 11 to 14 years. Other Activities will include Carnival Corner where there will be lots of prizes to be won, face painting, balloon modelling, Pet farm with lots of your favourite farmyard pets, bouncing castles, little Mr and Miss Marquee 2014, pony rides, penalty shoot out and many more games. We will also be hosting a Dog show with prizes for 1st,2nd and 3rd places in each category. Registration for Dog Show is at 3pm. Refreshments will be served throughout the day including a barbecue. Live entertainment throughout the day also. On the day we will also have an ice-cream stand where all proceeds from this will go to Down Syndrome Ireland. Admission on the day is free.
AGM of ’98 Memorial Hall
The AGM of the 98 Memorial Hall will take place at 8.30pm on Wednesday, 27th of August in the meeting room, we are looking for new members from the community to come along and get involved in your valuable community asset. See you there
Irish Kidney Association
The Longford Branch of the Irish Kidney Association will hold their annual church gate collection in Drumlish and Ballinamuck next weekend, 10th & 11th August. Your support would be greatly appreciated for this deserving cause.
Anyone who would like to help out or is available to help at this year’s marquee on August 15th, 16th, 17th & 18th is asked to come to the Clubhouse in Monaduff next Friday night the 8th of August at 9pm to give your name / details to the committee. All support and help for the weekend would be greatly appreciated.
Monaduff Social Club
The Trip to Youghal, Co. Cork from Monday, 1st September to Friday, 5th September is fast approaching. The people who are travelling and wish to make final arrangements, please call to the Library in Drumlish on Saturday 9th August between 10.00am and 12 noon.
Marquee in Drumlish Festival The following is the line up for the Marquee Festival from August 15th-18th. Friday night, 15th Hermitage Green followed by D J Fergal Darcy. Saturday, 16th Johnny Brady followed by Nathan Carter. Sunday, 17th Poroma followed by Damien Dempsey followed by Mundy and the Aftermath. Monday 18th Declan Nerney celebrates 25 years in the music business. Four hour show on all nights. Saturday 16th Fun Day at Monaduff. Sunday 17th Monster Bingo in the 98’ hall Ballinamuck €2,500 in prize money plus monster raffle.
The Ballinamuck Visitor Centre is run by Ballinamuck Enterprise group and is operated by volunteers and anyone can visit the centre by calling 0872055462/0879613312 or by emailing email@example.com to visit and all are welcome .
Ballinamuck Bingo continues every Tuesday at 8.30pm, prize fund on the night €1300. Fun for all ages. See you there ! Bingo in Newtownforbes on Sunday, 10th August at 3pm. €2,500 prizemoney.
The wedding took place on July 31st in St Mary’s Church, Drumlish of Jennifer Quinn, daughter of Paddy and Joanne, Greagh, Drumlish, and Niall Berry, son of PJ and Julie Berry, Enaghan, Moyne. The celebrant of the Nuptial Mass was Fr. Bernard Hogan PP Drumlish/Ballinamuck. The bride wearing an ivory lace dress with a train was given away by her dad Paddy. She carried a posie of orange tipped roses. She was attended by her sister Laura wearing a gown of burnt orange silk and carrying cream roses with orange tips. The groom was attended by his brother Fergal as bestman. The readings were read by Dylan Quinn, Orla Denning, David Brady, Aisling Bennett, Julie Berry Cian Quinn. Communion Reflection was read by John Fitzpatrick. Church music was supplied by Sacred Sound Dublin and Jennifer’s aunt Catherine sang the entrance hymn. Grandmother Bridie made the posies and arranged the church flowers. The bride made her own wedding cake helped by her mother Joanne and aunty Yvonne. Following the ceremony, the happy couple left for their reception at Crover House attended by a large circle of family and friends, where they enjoyed a sumptuous meal followed by dancing to the small hours with Joe Murray and the Texan Wildcats. The honeymoon will be spent in Italy. We join their families and many friends in wishing Jennifer and Niall every blessing, good health and happiness in their married life.
Irish Blood Transfusion Service
St. Brigid’s Community Centre, Loch Gowna will host the IBTS on Monday, 11th August & Tuesday, 12th August from 5.00pm – 8.00pm. Please note days and Clinic opening times. Please help ensure essential blood supplies are always available by giving blood regularly.
A vacancy has arisen on Dromard Development Ltd. Drumlish/Ballinamuck Community Employment Scheme. Social Welfare criteria applies. Male/Female applicants. Contact Dept of Social Welfare, Longford or ring Thomas Gill, scheme supervisor on 086-8487548 for further details.
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday, 7th September. Ceremonies begin at 2.30pm with the Anointing of the Sick followed by Mass at 3.00pm. If you wish to travel by bus, which will leave Ballinamuck at 10.30am, and Drumlish at 10.40 am, it will cost €16. Order your tickets from any of the priests of the Parish.
Does Your spouse have Dementia?
A new study in Trinity College Dublin is looking to gain an insight into the health and wellbeing of those who care for their spouse/partner with dementia. If you are a caregiver aged over 50 years and living with a partner who has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of Dementia you may be interested in taking part. For more information please contact Maria Pertl at Maria.Pertl@tcd.ie or on 01-8968414. Recruitment is open until November of this year.
Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary will run from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th August. For young people aged 16 – 35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic Faith and meet new people. This Festival has been nick-named the “Holy Oxygen” with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only. Free buses available from towns throughout Ireland. For more information and to book on line: phone 016753690 or visit: www.youth2000.ie. Posters re same in Church porches.