THE LATTE JOHN MAGAN: It is with great sadness that we record the recent death of John Magan Killashee. John Magan was in his 93rd year and until a few weeks before his death was out at Mass. He enjoyed the company of his large family who regularly travelled long distances to spend time with him and their mum Margo. He was a great supporter of his family in everything they did and was a regular at community games matches to support his grandchildren and his native parish of Killashee. John was a farmer, a man of the land with a special affinity for horses and indeed he was a renowned jockey wining many competitions. It gave him great pleasure to see a Point to Point held in Killashee again in recent years. John enjoyed the outdoors walking and cycling at every opportunity taking part in pilgrimages and was a regular sight on his bicycle going to daily mass in Longford for many years. John was a kind and friendly gentleman who always had time for people , a man of knowledge, always ready to lend a hand to others and a man who will be sorely missed by many most especially by his family. Depeest sympathy is extended to his wife Margo and his family Sue Sally Margie Mike Mary Julie Grace Catherine John Dan and Barry sons in law daughters in law, grandchildren and great grandchildren relatives and friends. John was predeceased by his daughter Patricia and grandson James and Francis. May his soul rest in peace.
CONGRATS: Congratulations to Shauna Farrell Killashee who along with her team mates came in second place at the Inter Schools show jumping competition which took place in Moyne recently. Well done Shauna.
THANKS: St Chrtstophers Services Longford wish to thank everyone who contributed to their Church gate collection in Killashee and Clondra. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. The amount raised was 570 euro.
BBQ: St Brigids Mid Summer Bonfire and barbecue takes place on Friday next 17th June at the club grounds in Killashee. Music will be supplied by the fabulous Gobsmacked. Food will be served from 10.30pm til midnight and the function is fully licensed . Tickets are available from committee members or you can pay on the night.
LOTTO: The local lotto draw was held last weekend. Numbers drawn were 4, 7, 26, 29. There was no jackpot winner. 40 euro winners was Jasmine Cox. 20 euro each went to Ciaran McKeon Seamus Higgins Ambrose Murtagh. The next draw will be held on Sunday 19th June in The Richmond Inn Clondra for a jackpot of 14040 euro. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
RETIREMENT: Best wishes are extended to Tom Nolan Derryadd on his recent retirement from Bord na Mona after over 40 years of service. Tom was joined by family friends and work colleagues in Magans in Killashee to celebrate the occasion. We wish Tom health and happiness to enjoy his retirement.
SUMMER CAMP: Stonepark Summer Camp will take place from Monday 18th July to Friday 22nd July at Stonepark national School. It will cater for children currently attending primary school. It promises to be a fun-fulled week of various games and activities. For further information or to book a place contact Clara Brady on 086 3581715 or Lorraine McCloughry on 087 2288159.
SYMPATHY: Deepest sympathy is extended to Mickey Browne and to Sean and Nellie Browne and family on the recent death of their sister Maureen late of Rathcline Road Lanesboro. May her soul rest in peace.
SYMPATHY: Deepest sympathy is extended to the Farrell family Middleton on the recent death of their uncle John McGrath Carrickedmond. May his soul rest in peace.
MINI MARATHON: Congratulations to all the local ladies who participated in the womens mini marathon on the bank holiday Monday 6th June in Dublin. A special word of thanks to all the people who sponsored both Michaela and myself, Michaela took part on behalf of the disabled people of Longford and I did it on behalf of St Christophers services. Your generosity makes it all so worthwhile.
COMMUNITY GAMES: Commiserations to our U13 girls futsal team and U13 boys futsal team who were defeated in the Leinster quarter finals last week . Thank you to Dan Magan and Joe Tyrell for all their work with both teams.