Bunlahy notes

Bunlahy & District

Bunlahy & District

Corr: Sean Kilbride. E-mail: bunlahynotes5@gmail.com


Clonfin Commemoration committee are holding a 5km walk/run on Sunday, August 2nd next starting at McElvaney’s of Coolarty at 6pm. Registration will be from 5-00pm and when the walk is complete there will be a BBQ in McElvaney’s followed by an evening of Irish music song and dance. Registration is ten euro per adult and five euro for children and all proceeds will go towards the Clonfin project which is ongoing at the present time. The committee will greatly appreciate your support.

School reunion

St. Patrick’s NS, Killeen will hold a 50th anniversary celebration on Sunday 27th September. A book is being compiled to commemorate this event. We are seeking old photos and stories that people wish to share and have published in this book. Photos and stories may be scanned and emailed to admin@killeenschool.ie. Alternatively these may be given to any committee, board or staff member or handed into McElvaney’s. Please put your name on the back of original photos so that these can be returned after they have been copied. In order to allow time for editing and publishing of the book we need all submissions by the 14th August and your support in helping make this event a success will be greatly appreciated.

New postcode

Eircode, the new postcode system for Ireland, has launched. Local organisations in Longford and Westmeath are helping to spread the word about the benefits of Eircode. If you, or someone who you know, have any questions or would like assistance, including elderly family members or neighbours, please get in touch with Margaret Walsh, Longford Community Resources Ltd at 043-3345555 or email: eircode@lcrl.ie. Alternatively, the Eircode helpline number is 0818 300 005.

Cemetery Sunday

Cemetery Sunday will be celebrated in Granardkille cemeteries starting with Mass in the new cemetery on Sunday, July 26th at 1pm and on Sunday August 2nd the 11-30am Mass will be celebrated in the old cemetery. Car parking will be available and please assemble from the town side and disperse by way of Ferriskil an Browne’s Cross and please follow the guidelines of the stewards.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and friends of John Murphy late of Market St, Granard who passed to his eternal reward last week and was laid to rest in Granardkille cemetery following Mass in St. Mary’s. The late John was predeceased by his parents Barney and Mrs Murphy. May they rest in peace.


The Greville Arms golf society played their fourth outing of the year in Moate golf club. 22 players played on the day and the course was in good condition and there was good weather. The results are as follows. Nearest to pin - Sean Flood. Longest drive - Martin Murray. Team - Martin Murray, Joe McElvaney and Tom Smyth. Visitors prize - Frank Teigh. Category B winner - Sean Flood. 2nd overall - Kevin Teigh. 1st overall - Martin Murray. The society wishes to congratulate Kevin Teigh on winning the county Longford golf club captains prize.

Anniversary Mass

The first anniversary Mass for the late Nancy Mallon, Gelsha will be celebrated in St. Colmcille’s church, Aughnacliffe on Thursday, July 30th next at 7-30pm. May she rest in peace.

Historic walk

On Sunday evening last a group of people with an interest in local history assembled at the monument in Clonfin and proceeded to walk in the footsteps of the 21 brave men who were involved on that famous day in 1921. It was very interesting to hear the Clonfin story while standing in the very positions occupied by those men and well done to Bernard, Sr.Maeve and John for their talks and sincere thanks to Terry Dolan and Jack Flood for the use of their land and to Frank, Maureen and Bridie for their great hospitality. A very enjoyable evening was had by all.

Birthday greetings

We send sincere good wishes for a very happy birthday to Mary Lizzie Kilbride, Aughakilmore who will celebrate her 92nd birthday on Sunday, July 26th next. We hope you have a great day Mary and that the family will really spoil you.