Congratulations to Deirdre and Ben Lennon, Drum, Athlone on the birth of their son, Daniel John and to the proud grandparents Tom and Ciss Bannon, Cross.
Hospice Coffee Morning
Please support Coffee Morning in aid of local Hospice Services on Thursday, 18th September, from 9.30am to 12 in Ardagh Heritage Centre.
Beginner piano and keyboard lessons available, contact Kate on 087 1658288.
Longford ICA will hold an open information evening in the Ardagh Heritage Centre this Wednesday, 17th September at 8pm. All women who would like to know what ICA do are invited. Interest has been expressed in opening a Guild in Ardagh. So, all the information needed will be provided at this meeting. There is no onus to join.
Irish Dancing Classes
Irish dancing classes will resume in Ardagh Community Centre on Tuesday, 16th September. Session one at 5.45pm, Session two at 6.45pm. Newcomers welcome at both sessions. No wigs, fake tans or make up for dancers. Children can dance for competition or enjoyment. Parents welcome to stay at classes if they wish. Fees €4.50 per child per lesson with overall family rate of €10 per class. Special reductions for parents who pay by the month. Contact Maureen on 086 3702719.
Tidy Towns Lotto €5,900
Numbers drawn 6, 7, 12, 20, no winner, €25 each to Alexandra McCormack, Ardagh; May Keenan, Barney; Geraldine Mahon, Lismoy, Newtownforbes.
St Patrick’s GAA
We are hosting a ‘Night at the Dogs’ at Mullingar Greyhound Track at Mullingar Greyhound Stadium on Saturday, October 11th. The event forms part of the fundraising undertaken by the Club this year and will assist in providing the finance necessary to continue to develop the facilities at the club’s Keenan Park. In recent years developments at the club grounds have included the provision of an ‘all-weather’ playing pitch, a training pitch, a new stand and perimeter walls around the grounds. The most recent development at Ardagh has been the development of a community walkway. This fully lit track, available to all, will allow the community to exercise safely, particularly as the longer autumn and winter evenings set in. Tickets for the evening at Mullingar Greyhound Track will be on sale in the next number of weeks. Priced at €20, the ticket allows for entry to the races on the night, a race card and entry into a draw for €2000, based on the result of a ‘Buster Race’ on the night. Tickets are available from the following team captains: Tom Henry, Brendan Hanley, Paddy Farrell, Mary O’Brien, Declan Kenny, Frank Donlon, Liz Farrell, Rory Farrell, Andrew Lynch, Imelda Keenan, Sean Farrell, John Kelly, David Farrell, Sean Kiernan, Dean Victory, Martin Halpin, Martin Keane, Michael Lynch. The price also includes transport from the village on the night to Mullingar for those who wish to avail of this, and those wishing to avail should indicate their interest to the ticket sellers. The club hopes to see a huge number of Ardagh people, and indeed friends from all parts of the county, attend on the evening and a great evening’s entertainment is guaranteed