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Corr: Sean McGauran. E-mail: or phone 087-6992012

Brian Boru Festival

Brian Boru committee would like to thank everyone who donated and helped to make our weekend a successful one which raised €7,500.

Walk A Mile with Emily

Emily Kane has the rare disease, Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis. On Sunday, 13th September, please join us to “Walk a Mile with Emily” starting from Drumlish Community Centre at 12 noon. Wear Blue to make Histio Aware!

After our walk with Emily, please join us back at the Community Centre where: Blue balloons will be released and Refreshments will be served. Mickey & Minnie Mouse (and special guests) will be in attendance. Raffle will take place with great spot prizes. Donations are optional and all donations will be greatly appreciated. All donations will be divided between the Histiocytosis Association, St. John’s Ward, Crumlin Hospital and the Childrens’ Ward, Mullingar.

Knock Pilgrimage

The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shirne will take place Sunday, September 6th. Bus leaving Colmcille at 10.20am, Ballinalee at 10.40am. Also bus leaving Gowna at 9.45am, Mullinalaghta at 10am, Granard at 10.15am. Tickets cost €16 and are available in the sacristies after Masses and in the Post office


Ardscoil Phádraig are currently finalising their enrolment process for QQI Level 5 courses in Animal Care and Nursing Studies. These QQI Level 5 courses are suitable for both school leavers and mature students who wish to return to education and gain new skills or employment. They also provide links to certain courses in Universities and Institutes of Technology and can be worth up to 400 points. Please contact the school on 043 6686209 for further details.