Our Roots in Stone
A very special record of Ardagh’s history will be launched on Friday 6th December when Luke Baxter’s book, “Our Roots in Stone,” is unveiled by Stephen Collins, political editor of The Irish Times. Our Roots in Stone, published by Luke in association with Ardagh Tidy Towns Committee, documents, with photographs, the gravestones and memorials in the lower churchyard (opposite the community centre) and in St Patrick’s Church of Ireland churchyard, both of which were the burial grounds for the people of Ardagh prior to the establishment of Ardagh Cemetery at St Brigid’s Church in 1906. This fascinating book is a permanent record of these memorials, many of which are now worn and difficult to read. All are welcome to the launch which will take place at 9.00 pm on Friday 6th December in Lyons’s red pub.
St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society
We would like to thank all those who supported the cake sale in which €750 was collected for the Society. The purpose of the society is to promote vocations to the priesthood by prayer and financial support. Thanks to generous donations made during the year, the Society was able to assist 107 Irish students and 715 students overseas.
Ardagh had 5 teams in the Westmeath doubles championship which was held in Ardagh on Sunday 17th November. Well done to all who took part. All won their first round games, with Brendan Quaine and Pat Hayes getting to the semi finals, and Martin Farrell and Dean Victory going all the to the final, losing out by 2 shots to Fran Dillon and Pat Kelly from Streete. A big thanks to Dayna Victory for running the tea room for the day. On Thursday last we entertained Streete C and Athlone B in Ardagh, the A team winning 4 – 1 and our B team loosing 4 – 1. A good night was had by all. Next Thursday we have our Club night in which we set up our Christmas competition. Please put your names forward.
Congratulations to Cian McPhillips, Cartronwar, competing in the Woddies All-Ireland Cross Country Championships in Santry on Sunday 17th November completed an unprecedented treble of national titles for a Longford athlete when he won the Under 12 boys gold medal.
Mass for Holy Souls
Ardagh & Moydow parish Mass for the Holy Souls will be celebrated in St. Brigid’s Church on Thursday 28th November at 7pm.
Tidy Towns Lotto €3,950
Numbers drawn 9,13,14,22. No winner, €25 each to Elaine O’Toole, c/o Bingo; Mary Murphy, c/o Bingo; Patrick Bannon, Cross. Bingo every Tuesday night at 8.30pm. Results from last week - Numbers drawn 2,4,9,13, No winner €25 each to Brendan Bannon, Coolcaw; Colm Bannon, Coolcaw; Patrick Bannon, Cross.