Ballinamuck Community Enterprise AGM

Ballinamuck Community Enterprise AGM

The AGM will take place tonight the 13th at 8.30p.m. All members are asked to attend and new members are always welcome .

Tidy Towns – Pride of Place

Drumlish Village has been nominated by Longford County Council  to represent the County in this all-island competition that acknowledges the work that communities are doing all over the island of Ireland.- the competition is run in association  with Co-operation Ireland and the local authorities and is sponsored by IPS Insurance who underwrite insurance for community events. It is another reason that we ask people to make an extra effort for this one year to facelift the remaining tired and run-down buildings (community and otherwise) around the village, as well as vacant spaces. It is is a huge recognition for Drumlish to be nominated and we do not want to be found wanting. Drumlish Tidy Towns/Village Enhancement will be happy to discuss and help in any we can. 

Bio Diversity Workshop

In collaboration with Drumlish Tidy Town’s, St. Mary’s National School, and Drumlish (Branch) Library this workshop will take place at the Mill River on Wednesday the 13th May at 9.30 a.m. - the work will involve gathering the various species, identifying them and recording them - and will reveal a lot about the air and water quality around Drumlish.

Golf for Ladies

County Longford Ladies Golf Club have a package of  Beginner Lessons for ladies in process - a great way to meet new people and take up a new sport - if you are interested or know of anyone interested - Enquiries to  086 3508920.   


Congratulations to Viljamas Tomas Mačionis, son of Tomas and Ramune, Prospect Wood, Longford who was baptised last weekend.


Congratulations to the young people of the parish who were confirmed by Bishop Francis Duffy last Saturday. We thank and compliment their parents and teachers for helping them reach this important stage. The following were Confirmed - Cian Farrell, Aoife Kane, Naomi Togbe, Donnacha Carter, Michelle Hughes, Ruta Stoskute, Amber Curwin, Leah Keogh, Gypsy Robinson, Ciara McKeon, Aaron Crowe, Seamus McKeon, Thomas Sorohan, Gerard McKenna, Ben Teague, Niall Coppinger, Philip Keane, Cathal Curwin, Lauryn Callaghan, Sarah Horgan, Moira Lillis, Aoife Donnelly, Aoife Keenan, Ruari Gallagher, Shane Quinn, Jamie Conboy, David McKenna and Sophie Douglas.

Monaduff Social Club

Day trip is planned for this Thursday, the 14th May to Birr Castle and to the Country House Hotel, Glasson for food. Those who are travelling should give their names to any of the Committee members. A meeting will be held on Monday, 20th April at 8p.m. The next social day will be held in Monaduff on Saturday, 25th April from 3-5p.m.


The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from 27th May to 1st June, led by Bishop Francis Duffy. Fully inclusive price €710. Flights from Knock. Booking: Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lr. Baggot St. Dublin 2. Ph. (01) 2410812. See Poster in porch.

Arthritis Coffee morning

Thanks to all who supported, baked and helped in any way for our coffee morning on Saturday last, in aid of our local Branch of Arthritis.


First Communion in Ballinamuck takes place next Sunday at 12 o’clock and in Drumlish on Saturday 23rd at 12 o’clock.

Poker Classic

On Sunday, May 31st  next a Poker classic will be held in the Breffni Arms Hotel in Arva starting at 6pm. Buy in cost 30 euro with Rebuys, Top up available, Early Bird Bonus. This Classic is organised by friends of the late Martin Cadden and all proceeds go to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Fund. All support will greatly appreciated.


A fundraising evening will be held in Lough Rynn Castle for Console - The National Suicide Charity on Saturday 23rd May 2015 at 8:30pm. So many of us have been directly or indirectly impacted by ill mental health and indeed suicide. This is an evening to raise awareness about Console – it was established in 2002 by Paul Kelly after he had experienced the grief of losing a loved one by Suicide. Since then Console has developed into a National Organisation supporting people in Suicidal Crisis and those bereaved by Suicide through Professional Counselling, Support and Helpline Services.

Please join us for an evening in the elegant surroundings of the Baronial Hall. Relax and enjoy a champagne reception with wine, finger food, fabulous prizes and great entertainment. Tickets cost €30 and can be bought from the hotel reception or by contacting any of the members of the organizing committee. If you cannot attend but would like to help in anyway with sponsorship or prizes please let any of the committee members know. For more information please contact Siobhán O’Neill 086 8137972, Fidelma Lloyd 087 9333933, Sylvia Booth 071 963 10 19, Margaret Lawrence 086 580 6017, Dolores Reynolds 086 607 8884. ‘It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars’


U-6 and U-8: Training for U-6s and U-8s next Saturday 7th May at 11.30am in Monaduff. All welcome. U-10: Training for U10s continues every Monday at 7pm in Monaduff, new players always welcome. Don’t forget gumshields.

U-12: Training for U-12s continues every Monday at 7pm in Monaduff, new players always welcome. Don’t forget gumshields.


Ballinamuck bingo continues this Tuesday and every Tuesday at 8.30pm. Prize fund on the night €1300. All welcome !

Rededication of St. Mel’s Cathedral

The official opening and rededication of St. Mel’s Cathedral takes place next Sunday, May 17th at 3.30p.m. It is a great occasion for the people of the Diocese, Bishops Francis and Colm and the priests and people of Templemichael & Ballymacormack Parish. We pray that it will mark the beginning of faith renewal and a deeper commitment to our Catholic and Christian traditions and culture.

Happy Birthday Gordon

A big happy birthday to Gordon Smyth who turned 40 last weekend. The party in Leo’s Porter house went on till early morning. We wish him continued health and happiness to enjoy the next forty.