Sponsored Walk: There will be a four kilometre walk from Kearney’s Pub in Curraghmore on Sunday April 22, starting at 3.30pm. Proceeds are in aid of Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin. This will be a fun day for all. You can walk, run or jog. Walkers of all ages are invited to come and support a good cause. Sponsor cards available at Kearney’s.
Ploughing Match: The County Longford Ploughing Championships were held under ideal conditions at Lisaniskey last Sunday. It was a very successful event with over 100 entries in total. There were many trade stands and various side shows present. See full report of winners later.
Progressive 25: Winners in St. Dominic’s Centre last Thursday night were Kieran and Larry, Bridie and Packie, Mark and Noreen. Eleven games each they share 120 euros. Table prizes Bill and Pete, Kathleen and Annie, they win 25 euros each. Raffle Mike Duignan, Peter Donlon, Liam McHugh, Michael McCormack, Freda Connaughton, Joe Rooney – all win 10 euros each. Play begins and 9pm next Thursday night and will remain that way for the rest of the year.
Lourdes: Ardagh and Clonmacnoise Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2012 from May 27 to June 1. Five nights, fully inclusive price of €699. Places available. Please contact Joe Walsh Tours 143 Lr Baggot Street, Dublin 2. Tel 01-2410812 or 01-2410811. Pilgrimage director Rt Rev. Monsignor Bernard Noonan PP, Moate, County Westmeath. Tel 09064 81180. Director Special Section for the Sick: V Rev Michael Scanlon PP Cloghan, County Offaly. Tel: 09064 57122.
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje: on September 19 from Knock accompanied by Spiritual Director. €699 per person sharing. Contact group leader Marita Concannon on 098-64017 or 089-4146331.
Eucharistic Congress: Sunday June 10 to Sunday June 17. Venue for all events from Sunday June 10 to Saturday June 16 is the RDS. Venue for Sunday June 17 is Croke Park. All details relating to the Congress can be found on the website: www.iec2012.ie