New arrival

New arrival

Congratulations to Isla and Emmet Duffy on the birth of their third child, baby Hugh. Congrats to the family!

A Word of Thanks

Niamh Mulligan and Michelle Farrell would just like to extend their gratitude to everyone who supported their fundraiser on Saturday night last in Creegans. They want to say thanks to Creegans, to those who sponsored raffle prizes for the night, bought raffle tickets and also to all those who have donated previously. We will fill ye in on our experience in Honduras when we return!

Poker classic

On Sunday May 31st next a Poker classic will be held in the Breffni Arms Hotel in Arva starting at 6-00pm. Buy in cost 30 euro with Re-buys. This Classic is organised by friends of the late Martin Cadden and all proceeds go to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Fund. All support will be greatly appreciated.

Connolly’s Club Membership

Anyone who wishes to use the facilities in the club must be a fully paid up member. Membership for adults is €30. Students and OAPs €20. Family membership of two adults is €50.


We are trying to promote Foroige in Co Longford and in particular Ballinalee. We are looking for volunteers who would be interested in setting up a Foroige club in your locality, Foroige allows young people to have fun in a safe environment. For more information please contact: Jim Maher, Regional Youth Officer Telephone: 086 967 2920.


Numbers drawn 7, 12, 18, 27. 3 x €20 Paddy Brady, Luton UK; Georgina Courtney, Matt Tully, Corlinan. Seller’s prize: Pat Divine. Draw takes place in Rawle’s pub for the month of May at 9pm. Jackpot is €2,200.

Lough Derg

Bus to Lough Derg for one day pilgrimage on May 17th. For details contact Ita on 087 9447244.


Many thanks to all who contributed to the recent Fine Gael church gate collection in Clonbroney and Ballinalee.

Parish meeting

On Wednesday, 27th May Fr. James McKiernan, who has wide experience in helping parishes set up various ministries and provide training for those who volunteer to serve, will come to the parish hall to meet all those who are interested in working for the parish in the years to come. All interested people who are willing to volunteer or anyone who is interested in working with on various parish committees are asked to attend. The meeting begins at 8.30pm.

Hillside Club

It will meet today, Wednesday at 11am in Curraghcahill.


Best of luck to the Longford County Minor football team who play Carlow in the quarter-final of the Leinster Championship in Pearse Park, next Friday evening. Joseph Heaney, Carraghcahill, is a member of the team, while Colin Dalton, Soran is part of the management. Good luck to all!