A six week yoga course commencing in the Thomas Ashe Hall, Ballinalee on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 from 8pm – 9.30pm. Enrolment is 15 minutes before first class. Cost 70 euro. Also a six week seated yoga course commencing in Ennybegs Community Centre on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 from 11am – 12 noon. Cost 60 euro. Further enquiries tel 043 3323196 Maureen Bracken.

New baby

Congratulations to Kieran and Marie Igoe, Kellether, Killoe on the birth of a beautiful baby girl. The parish extend hearty good wishes to the proud parents, grandparents, extended families for a great healthy, happy future and an odd good nights sleep, Kieran. Welcome baby Emily to the community. Deo Gratias.


Cullyfad Community Centre bingo Wednesday at 8.30pm. Progressive 25 cards every Monday night at 8.30pm. Ennybegs Community Centre bingo every Friday night at 9pm.

Cilloe Yew Tree Players

The AGM for Cilloe Yew Tree Drama Group will be held in Ennybegs Community Centre, Killoe on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 9pm. All members are requested to please attend. New members are very welcome.

Irish dancing

Traditional Irish dancing classes commencing in Cullyfad Community Centre, Killoe every Monday at 5pm and Ennybegs Communuity Centre, Killoe every Saturday from 10.30am. Tutor Marian Kiernan ADCRN . All levels and ages catered for. Newcomers very welcome. Enquiries to Marian Tel. 086 8478209.

Doggie holidays

Galeford’s Kennels, Ballinalee now available for booking your dogs holidays in a friendly family run kennels with pick ups available on request. Further details contact Angela 043 3323871/ 086 0844823/ 4824.


Commencing in Ennybegs Community Centre Killoe. Classes on Tuesday or Thursday for children age 5 – 13 years. First class free if booked in September. Further details contact Cathy Tel. 1142669.

Junior Cert

We congratulate all youth who received their junior cert results last week and hope you had a joyous peaceful celebration with all memories faded to the background and head back on school desk. All third level drifting to their new surroundings and extend good luck to everyone. Keep safe.


Congrats to Emmet Og Killoe team and mentors for a vigorous display v Dromard in semi final match last week. Word on the grapevine “The best match played in Pearse Park this year”. Equally congrats to Killoe ladies county final win v Ballymore on Saturday last. Another crowd gloating triumph. Well done to team and mentors.


Lotto numbers drawn weekend 31/8/14 – 8, 9, 15, 19. 20 euro winners Terry McCormack Snr, Corlea; Frances Courtney, Kilnashee; Darragh Fitzsimons, Kilnatruhan; Sandra Ryan, Lanesboro; Cattie Lennon, Ennybegs. Sellers prize: Brendan McCormack. Jackpot 3,700 euro.

Church notes

St Mary’s Ennybegs, Masses Wednesday/ Thursday at 10am, Friday 8pm. Exposition of Blessed Sacrament in both Churches Wednesdays 6-9pm. Rainbow Ireland support programme for children 5 upwards plus teenagers who are grieving a death, separation or painful loss in Family Centre Longford from 6-7pm. Tel 043 33 46827.


Sincere sympathy is extended to Elsie McCarthy and families, Farragh, Killoe on the sad bereavement of her sister, Maureen Fay, Melbourne, Australia. Also sincere sympathy to Sean Murray and families on the bereavement of his aunt Lily Twaddle, Trillick, Longford. May they rest peacefully.

Community Games

We will hold our annual general meeting on Thursday, the 25th September, at 9 pm in St. Teresa’s National School. We hope to have a good turnout and newcomers are especially welcome. In addition to electing officers for the coming year, the AGM is an opportunity for people to offer fresh input and bring new ideas, enthusiasm and energy to Killoe Community Games. Before we start another Community Games year, we would like to thank all the young people of the Parish who took part in the various events – your enthusiasm and dedication has been excellent and you are all great ambassadors for the Parish of Killoe. Thanks to all the parents and supporters for all the encouragement and support not only to the children but also to the committee in carrying out our work, to the trainers, mentors and managers of all the activities for their time, dedication and energy that you gave voluntarily to these young people of our Parish; thanks to the parents who provided refreshments and a welcome to visiting teams at county and provincial level; to all our volunteers who helped out during the year especially at our Annual Sports Day, County Final, Provincial Finals, National Finals and our Disco – your contribution is greatly appreciated and valued. We would also like to thank The Longford Leader who publish our notes on a weekly basis, to Fr. Sean Casey for mass announcements and Parish Newsletter, Begley’s Pub for providing refreshments and music for our annual fundraiser, to all who donated money and spot prizes at our fundraiser, private donors; Cullyfad and Ennybegs Community Centres, St. Teresa’s N.S., and Emmet Og Club for very generously allowing us the use of their facilities for meetings, training, and events; the referees and adjudicators at the various events. Last but not least, thanks to the hard working committee for the great work you carry out in ensuring the smooth running of the organisation. Hopefully, I haven’t left out anyone – apologies if I have. We greatly appreciate all those who were involved in any way in the Killoe Community Games during the 2013/2014 season and look forward to having you on board for the 2014/2015 year.

Cullyfad News

With the evenings now beginning to close in Cullyfad Bingo from this Wednesday, 17th September on will start at 8.30pm. This week the lucky number is worth €1,060 and €1,000 to be won on “Spin the Wheel”. So note the earlier start time and come along to be in with a chance of winning these great prizes. Progressive 25 re-commences on Monday 22nd September at 8.30p.m. We look forward to meeting all our players again and to welcoming some new players.