Summer Art Classes

Summer Art Classes

Summer Art Classes at Main Street, Drumlish, for children aged between 6 to 12 years old. This camp will take place from Monday, 30th June to Friday, 4th July (incl.) A wide range of art and craft activities are available with all materials supplied. There will be an exhibition of the children’s work and an art party at the end of the week. Please call Mary for further details at 086 8259653.

Tidy Towns – Ballinamuck

Village is looking great at the moment. All baskets, pots etc. have now been planted. Please be mindful of litter as this is an ongoing problem, pick up any litter you see and please DO NOT litter. Judging can take place anytime until the end of August. Be vigilant!

Drumlish Cemetery Ltd

Please remember there is less than a week left, until 1st July to purchase a grave/plot at the reduced rate of €700 for a three grave family plot, €470 for a two grave family plot and €235 for a single grave.  After 1st July graves will revert to the standard prices of €900, €600 and €300.  If you are interested in buying a grave or would like any further information please contact Brendan Daly on 087 7717886,  Seamus Mimnagh 086 8622298 or any committee member.


The Irish cancer Society wish to thank all who contributed to their recent church gate collection which realised 345 euro.

Cemetery Sunday

Sunday next is Cemetery Sunday in Newtownforbes with Mass in the cemetery at 12 noon. There will be no 11.00am Mass in the Church on the day.


We are running summer camps for the month of July. Activities includes Arts and Crafts, Outdoor Activities, Baking, Pottery, Jewellery Making, Face Painting. Enrolment for children starting in September will take place on Wednesday, 25th June and Thursday, 6th June from 10.00am – 1.00pm.

Enrolment forms and details of Free Preschool Year, Community Subvention Scheme and CETS Scheme are available on the day. Places are limited. We cater for children 5 months – 12 years.

Thank You

Sincere thanks to all who turned out in such large numbers for the celebration of Cemetery Sunday last weekend. We compliment all who had their family plots looking so well. Thanks also to all who helped out on the day.


Saibh O’Neill/Donohue daughter of Jason and Siobhán, 20 Church View Drive was baptised and welcomed into the faith family of the parish last weekend.

5k Run/Walk

A 5k Run/Walk in Roosky Village on Wednesday, 2nd July at 8pm.  Registration of €10 per person or €20 for family. Proceeds in aid of Rooskey Church Restoration Fund.


 An Irish Language Summer Course (SIAMSA!) will take place from Monday 7th July to Friday 11th July in Gaelscoil Longfoirt.  The course will take place from 9.30am to 3.00pm each day and will cater for students from Second Class to First Year.  Further information and applications forms available from Yvonne Ní Mhurchú 087-2642665.

Credit Union

North Longford & Arva Credit Union is running a car loan promotion for the months of June & July. Get your car loan at a rate of 6%. For more details contact any of our offices


Don’t forget Bingo this Tuesday and every Tuesday in the 98 Hall, Ballinamuck at 8.30pm. €1,300.00 in prize fund, see you there !

Tidy Town’s

Judging season is here which means the judge(s) could be visiting the village anytime from now for the next 5 weeks. Please remove any litter that you see, even if not yours, we are trying to have the place in pristine condition for the adjudicator’s visit, so everyone can play a part. The group will meet on Saturdays at 9a.m. The annual Church gate collection takes place Saturday and Sunday, 21 & 22nd June. We are also delighted to announce that the village streets will be name plated before the Autumn - and this is being part funded by Longford County Council.

Calvary Cross

Now that the new extension to the Cemetery has been completed, wouldn’t it be nice to have a special Cross reflecting Calvary and the hope of resurrection there. If there is any parishioner or family who would like to donate or finance a Calvary Cross and scene to complete the beautiful work done. The cost of such would be something similar to the cost of erecting a headstone. It’s a big ask in difficult financial times, but it’s a worthwhile investment. Thank you.

Recent deaths

Doyle: The death occurred at his residence in Cappagh, Mohill, Co. Leitrim and formerly Cloncowley, Drumlish of Harry Doyle. To his son, daughters, brothers Patsy, Vincent, Declan, Raymond and Aiden, sisters-in-law, uncle Hughie Doyle, Dublin St. Longford, relations and friends, we tender our deepest and sincere sympathy.


The peaceful death has occurred of Bridie (Bridget Mary) Creegan, nee Maguire, late of Knocklongford, Mohill, Co. Leitrim and formerly of Cloncoose, Mohill on 16th June, 2014 in her 92nd year in the loving care of the staff of Sligo Regional Hospital.  Beloved wife of the late Malachy and loving mother of Anne (Lee), Jim, Gerri, Monica (Mahon), Mary, Elizabeth (Gunning) and Malachy. Bridie will be missed always by her family, her sister Nan Masterson, Legga, Moyne, Co. Longford, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, 17 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends to whom we extend our deepest and sincere sympathy. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anaim dílís.