Drumlish/Ballinamuck

Big Money Game: Congratulations to Kathleen Brady, Cartron who will take part in the ‘Big Money’ Game on RTE on Saturday night next. We join your family and friends in wishing you the very Best of Luck on the night. Hope you win loads of money!

Big Money Game: Congratulations to Kathleen Brady, Cartron who will take part in the ‘Big Money’ Game on RTE on Saturday night next. We join your family and friends in wishing you the very Best of Luck on the night. Hope you win loads of money!

Engagement: Congratulations to David Kellegher son of Mary and Malachy, Church View Drive, Drumlish and Grace Grimes daughter of Margaret and the late Liam Grimes Drumury, Moyne who announced their engagement recently. We join their families and friends in wishing David and Grace every blessing and happiness in the future.

Fr. Manning Gaels Cardiac Screening: Fr. Manning Gaels is currently organising a cardiac screening service (Healthy Hearts, Healthy Lives) to help prevent sudden death in young people which may lead to ‘Sudden Adult Death Syndrome’. The service is open to everyone in the Parish, male and female aged 14 to 40. Under 16’s need parental consent and anyone over 40 should have no medical history relating to their heart. The cost is €45 per person. It is hoped to arrange a date suitable for as many people as possible in the Clubhouse. This is an invaluable service. Anyone wishing to book a screening or requiring further information contact Bridie Reilly on (086) 3332863 by July 31 next.

Drumlish Library: Wednesday 18th July Drumlish Library, 12pm Puppet Show ‘The town with no story’ featuring characters from story books including ‘Bookie Wookie’ Entertaining Puppet Show with the Kids Party Club (Ages 3 – 8); Saturday 21st July, Drumlish Library 11am, Olympic Arts & Crafts. Come along and create some Olympic memories, get crafty in your local library (Arts & Crafts), Ages 6-10 years.

Benefit Dance: A Benefit Dance for the family of the late Dermot Harte who died tragically following a road accident on May 13th will take place in the Kilbracken Arms Hotel Carrigallen on Friday 20th July. Doors open at 9pm. Music on the night by Evening Star, Night Fever, and Noel Cassidy. Anyone wishing to give a donation can contact committee members, Michael Doherty (086) 0502467 or Dessie Connell (086) 3204838. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Baptisms: Welcome into the Christian Community to Kaleb Ray Thompstone son of Ray and Laura, Paraic Collum Heights, Longford who was baptised last weekend in St. Mary’s church. We congratulate his parents also on this special occasion.

Marquee: The Marquee in Drumlish Festival 2012 will be launched in Gallagher’s Drumlish on Tuesday night July 24th. Artists appearing at the Marquee will be in attendance. This year’s Festival runs from Friday Aug 17th to Sunday Aug 19th with The Saw Doctors, Mike Denver and Bressie among some of the acts playing. Tickets for Friday and Sunday night are available from The Music Centre, Ballymahon St Longford.

Lebeen Park: Car Boot Sale and Stalls on Sunday 22nd July, 2012 at 11am at Colmcille Community Centre. Home Baking, toys, plants, flowers, vegetables, Books, Bric-a-Brac including household old items on the day. Refreshments including tea/coffee/soft drinks and scones also available. To book a car place phone Eilis on (087) 9402831 with €5 charge payable in advance.

Bus to Croagh Patrick: The annual pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick is on Sunday July 29th. Anyone wishing to avail of bus transport, please call (086) 0405621.

Clonmacnoise Youth Festival: This event is from August 9th – 12th. More information is available by calling (01) 6753690.

Walk to Knock: There is a Peace Walk to Knock from July 20-22nd For further information contact (086) 0405621.

Weight loss: Fed up with fad diets, spending your hard earned Euros on slimming tablets? Want to get into shape for summer? Why not come to  Ballinamuck Hall every Thursday at 9pm and get nutritional and motivational advice that is proven to work. Come along and meet Gwen who will help you reach your goal weight without all the fuss. Phone (087) 143 2733 for more details.

Bingo: Ballinamuck Bingo continues every Tuesday night at 9pm with nightly prizes of €1300. All are welcome.