On this Friday, 3rd April (Good Friday) a table quiz will take place in Mullahoran Parochial Hall commencing at 8.30p.m. Proceeds are in aid of the upkeep of the same hall. Your support would be very much appreciated. All organisations and people who use the hall are requested to make a special effort to attend. We encourage the Mullinalaghta general knowledge buffs to come out and show their talent.
Martin Cadden’s Monster Tractor Run will take place on Saturday, 18th April. Commencing from Mullahoran GFC at 1.00pm all proceeds will be donated to the Kevin Bell Reparation Trust Fund. All types of tractors are welcome. For more information contact Mary on 086 0781525 or James on 087 6338495.
All children wishing to participate in swimming competitions in this year’s community games are requested to contact Stephanie Scanlon no later than this Friday 3rd April (Good Friday). County finals will take place on May Bank Holiday weekend. Late entries will not be accepted.
The following are the arrangements for ceremonies at St. Columba’s Church at Easter. On Holy Thursday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place from 8.30pm – 9.30pm. On Good Friday Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion will be held at 3.00p.m. On Easter Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 9.30a.m.
The Longford Branch of Multiple Sclerosis Ireland will hold their annual church gate collection throughout county Longford on this weekend Saturday 4th April and Sunday 5th April. Your support would be very much appreciated.
On Easter Monday, 6th April a variety show will take place in the local community centre. An annual event organised by James Mooney this show has been looked forward towith much anticipation over the years. This year should be no different as James always has something new on the agenda to whet the appetite. With proceedings getting underway at 6.00pm takings from the night will be donated to Mullinalaghta Ladies Football Club and St. Columba’s G.F.C. Your support would be very much appreciated.
St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto on Thursday, 26th March. The numbers drawn were 11, 24, 25, 27 with the jackpot of €7300 remaining intact. Consolation prizes of €20 went to D.P. Finnegan, Cloonagh. Mary Reilly, Toome. Aisling Kiernan, Toome. Gerry Leddy, Kilmore and Tommy & Mark Hanlon, Culleenmore. On sales for this week are as follows. Hideaway: David Donohoe. Kilcogy: Ruairi McElligott & Myles Matthews. Keogh’s / Anglers’s Rest: Rian Brady. Please drop tickets into Cloonagh P.O before 5.30pm on Monday.
As part of their fundraising activities the local ladies football club are holding a weekly draw based on the bonus ball in the main draw of the national lottery. Sheets are on sale in the local post office or are available from any club member. Match the bonus ball in Saturday night’s main draw and you will earn yourself €20. Lines are just €2. Six monthly tickets are now due for renewal at €50 each by contacting Marie Matthews. Your support would be very much appreciated each week. The winning number on Saturday 28th March was 7 with Hilda Fitzpatrick winning herself €20.
Tour De Folly
Tour De Folly in association with Ballinagh Juveniles & Autistic Unit Ballinagh NS. An 80K Cycle and 7K Folly Walk will take place on this Saturday 4th April starting at Ballinagh Community Centre. For more information contact Raymond on 087 2649904 or Paddy on 087 2695726.
May we take this opportunity to wish all our readers of this column at home and abroad a very happy Easter.
On Friday, 27th March St. Columba’s Church, Mullinalaghta was the venue where Marie Burns, Drumnacrehir daughter of Mary and the late Conor Burns and Ciaran Walker exchanged marriage vows. The celebrants were Fr PJ Fitzpatrick and Clooneen native Fr Simon Cadam. Marie was assisted by her sister Elizabeth McDonnell. Bestman for this memorable occasion was Padraig Walker. The gorgeous looking flower girls were Chloe Walker, Ciara Walker and Lily Walker. Carmel Comiskey and Roisin Walker took the responsibility for the readings. The prayers of faithful were by Joanne Walker, Chloe Walker and Deirdre Briody. At the offertory procession the gifts were carried by Mary Burns and Mary Walker. Music for the occasion was in the capable hands of Ann Keenan and Padraig McGowan. Following the ceremony the bridal party and guests made the short journey to The Pikers Lodge, Loch Gowna where Christina and staff served a delicious meal. Thereafter the celebrations continued into the early hours of Saturday morning. On behalf of their many friends may we take this opportunity to wish Ciaran and Marie many years of happiness together.