WELL DONE: The Junior Warden’s Team from Scoil Mhuire, Newtownforbes, got first place in the regional final on Friday last coming ahead of schools from Longford, Roscommon and Westmeath. Also, An Taisce has awarded a third Green Flag to Scoil Mhuire for its work on water conservation. Well done to all the pupils and to Mrs Daly, the school Green Flag Co-ordinator.
GIVE BLOOD: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week in the Longford Arms Hotel, from 4.30pm to 8pm. Newtownforbes Lotto – the winning numbers were 2, 24, 25, 26. €100 Helen Denniston, Cluain Doire, €50 Mags McGarry, Rose Cottage, €25 Darragh & Orla McCann, Curryline, €25 Eric Flynn, Creenagh. Next draw will be held in Castle Inn with a jackpot of €5,300.
SUMMER FESTIVAL: The Newtownforbes Summer Festival runs this year from Friday June 24 to Sunday June 26 in the complex. All drinks are €3 on Friday night and line up is as follows: 10pm to 12am Whiskey Tears, 12am – 2am i102 – 104 Club Tour with Dave O’Connor, Lisa Brady and the iTeam. Saturday night will feature Tease the Radio (10pm – 12am) and Republic of Loose 12am – 2am. On Sunday there will be a family fun day from 2pm to 6pm and a Miami Show Band from 11pm to 1am. Admission is just €10 with a bar extension every night. Please attend and support this local venture.