support group meeting: Longford Mother to Mother breastfeeding support group will meet on Wednesday 1st May in Ballinalee Health centre from 1030am to 1230pm. All mums and mums to be welcome to drop in for a cuppa and a chat. The group now also meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 11am in Esquires Coffee House, Longford. (Next date 16th May). Find our page on Facebook or phone Michelle on 0877805873 for more details.
ROSE OF THE SHOW: Congratulations to Aoife Mollaghan on becoming the first Rose of the Show for Ballinalee Connemara Pony Show. It was a very enjoyable function and made possible by a willing team of volunteers. A big thank you to everyone who helped out on the night. Full report to follow next week.
LOTTO: Numbers drawn 2, 16, 17, 18. No jackpot winner. 3 X 20 euro Tess Brady Teresa McGoldrick and Peter Smith. Seller Pat Devine. Jackpot 5400 euro. Draw in the Stags Head.
COLLECTION: Cystic Fibrosis annual Church gate collection is this weekend at all masses.
CEMETERY SUNDAY: Deepest sympathy to Pat Morgan & family Loughill on the death of his brother Edward in Mullingar RIP.
DEEPEST SYMPATHY: Deepest sympathy to Michael McGlynn and family Aughamore on the death of Kathleen McGlynn Currygrane last week RIP.
ENGAGED: Congrats to Gerard Reynolds Longford Rd and Anne Claire Rochford Mountmellick Co Laois who announced their engagement recently.
BABY GIRL: Congrats to Thomas and Caroline Kiely nee Dalton Castlebrock on the birth of a beautiful baby girl recently, a grandchild to Kay.
ALL IRELAND: Congrats to Dearbhaile Kiernan Drumeel on winning the All Ireland Freshers GAA final with St Pats in Drumcondra. She was also recently awarded the “Jubilee Cup” in Cnoc Mhuire Granard for obtaining the highest points in her Leaving Cert. Well done Dearbhaile.
GATHERING WEEKEND: I am looking for volunteers to help with our local Gathering weekend August 23 – 25. We plan to have school reunions for all the old schools in the parish as part of it. Please contact myself if you wish to help.