A special birthday wish to Marese Kiely, daughter of Brid (and late Maurice), up there in Clontumpher, Killoe who will celebrate her 18th birthday today, seated alongside her fellow students as they complete a dose of the Leaving Certificate mock exams and we extend good luck to you and all students during this preparatory exercise. Ah ! When it’s all over and done you can celebrate in style Marese with wish for great achievement in your Leaving Cert. Happy 18th birthday.

Church notes

St Mary’s Ennybegs, Masses Wednesday/ Thursday at 10am, Friday 7.30pm (Months Memory May Keogh Ohill RIP). First Friday 7th (Feast of St Mel) Holy Communion calls on Thursday/ Friday in usual order. St Oliver’s Cullyfad first Friday Mass 7th at 10am. Cullyfad community groups AGM in Cullyfad Community Centre, Tuesday, 11 February at 8pm. Everyone is very welcome. Killoe cell group on Tuesday nights at 8pm in Community Centre.

Irish Motor Neurone

The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association wish to sincerely thank the Killoe Yew Tree Drama Group for staging their popular play “The Stolen Child” in Ennybegs Community Centre on 12 January for the Motor Neurone Association and Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland charities, accomplishing a very generous donation of 1000 euro to each individual charity and the charities wish to thank the large number of people who attended in support and all who donated spot prizes. We extend good wishes to the Killoe Yew Tree Drama Group with their new play “Widows Paradise” which will be staged in the near future in Ennybegs Community Centre.

Blood Donors

The blood donor’s clinic will be held in the Longford Arms Hotel Longford on Wednesday/ Thursday from 4.30 – 8pm. Your donation is essential for continuous available supplies.


Sincere sympathy is extended to Jean Stewart and families, Treanlawn, Killoe, Garland families, Cavan; Harry Stewart and families, Longford; Edith Glendenning and families, Longford; Maud Abbott and families, Clonbroney, on the sad bereavement of Jean husband, Jack who was laid to rest last week. The parish express condolence to his wife Jean, son Arthur, daughter Ann (Garland), son in law Stuart, daughter in law Loretta, grandchildren, brother Harry, sisters Maud, Edith, brothers/ sisters in law, nephews, extended families, friends, neighbours. Service was held in St Paul’s Church Newtownforbes with burial in adjoining cemetery. May he rest peacefully.


Lotto numbers drawn weekend 26/1/14 were 6, 13, 14, 20. 20 euro winners Doc and Marie Doherty-Brady, Soran; Grace Lee, Killoe; Joe Leonard, Esker; Stephen McCormack, Bawn; Maureen Farrell, Rosemount. Sellers prize: Colm Hughes. Jackpot 8,000 euro.


The Ennybegs Community Centre AGM was held last week with annals showing weekly bingo as the main income source with keeping the centre floating and in good repair. More volunteers for Friday nights. Bingo sessions would be most welcome and new hall committee members are encouraged to join. The committee thank all who support the community centre throughout the year and bingo every Friday night at 8.30pm.

Community Games

U-10 Boys Indoor Soccer – Well done to the U10a Indoor Soccer Team who were successful in beat Longford South into the Semi Finals. We wish them all the best for their upcoming match. Commiserations to the U10a Indoor Soccer Team who were beaten by Dromard. Swimming - If there is anyone interested in participating in the Swimming, please text 087 9436097. The categories are: 1-length Freestyle U8 Boys & Girls; 1-length Freestyle U10 Boys & Girls; 1-length Backstroke U10 Boys & Girls; 2-lengths Freestyle U12 Boys & Girls; 2-lengths Breaststroke U12 Boys & Girls; 2-lengths Backstroke U12 Boys & Girls; 2-lengths Freestyle U14 Boys & Girls; 2-lengths Breaststroke U14 Boys & Girls; 2-lengths Backstroke U14 Boys & Girls; 2-lengths Butterfly U14 Boys & Girls; 2-lengths Freestyle U16 Boys & Girls; 2-lengths Backstroke U16 Boys & Girls; 2-lengths Butterfly U16 Boys & Girls; Squad (4x1 length Freestyle + 2 subs) U13 Boys & Girls; Squad (4x50m Medley + 2 subs) U16 Boys & Girls. Congratulations – Killoe Community Games would like to congratulate Eamon Keogh who was the winner of the Longford Youth Factor this past weekend. Eamon has been a valued participant in Community Games for the past eight year, and we are delighted that this talented young man has won Longford Youth Factor.