Ballinalee notes



Corr: Michael Carrigy Tel: 043 33 2310/087 2915072

Warmer Homes Scheme

It’s that time of year again to remind people that this free insulation scheme is still available in Co. Longford. Longford Warmer Homes provides free attic insulation, cavity wall insulation and energy advice to elderly and disadvantaged home owners throughout the county that meet certain criteria. Longford Warmer Homes also carries out work for the elderly as part of the Care & Repair Scheme. We are trying to make people throughout Co. Longford aware that this free service is available. A reminder to check the Longford Warmer Homes Ltd website and facebook page to see if you are eligible for FREE Attic & Cavity insulation before the winter rush sets in. Call 043 3393255

5km walk/run

Clem Sullivan’s Dental Practice are having a 5k run/walk in Aid of St Christopher’s on Saturday, 22nd August at 11a.m. Registration at 10am at Waterfront Dental Centre. 10 euro entry fee. Your support would be greatly appreciated. For further information contact Marie Brady 087 9428824.

LEADER programme

Longford Community Resources Ltd has commenced the consultation process to develop the Local Strategy for next round of the Rural Development Programme, commonly known as the LEADER programme. Letters and submission forms are currently being circulated. If you have not received a form and would like to put your ideas forward please visit and download the submission form alternatively you can email or call 043 3345555 and request one.


Congratulations to Breda McEvoy, Lislea on her recent appointment as principal of Inchicore National School in Dublin. Breda is a daughter of Brendan & Rita McEvoy and she now follows in her mother’s footsteps.

Barn Dance

Motor Neurones Monster Barn Dance on Friday, 28th of August at Rawle’s, Ballinalee. Music by Nite Fever, Sharon Turley and many more on the night. Doors open at 9pm. Tickets 5Euro on sale now 086-1798896


We would again appeal to parents to bring rubbish with you from the playground. We would also encourage parents to remind their children not to dump their rubbish in the playground or on the streets. There are plenty of bins around the village. There are currently no bins in the playground as they would attract vermin including cats, rats and wasps. The children’s safety is very important. The equipment is for children under 13 years and is not built for any size of an adult. Every attempt to keep the playground clean and safe is greatly appreciated. It belongs to everyone so therefore there is a shared responsibility to keep it.


Numbers drawn 8, 11, 26, 29. 1 x €60 Vinney Conefrey. Seller’s prize: Micheál Carrigy. Draw takes place in Rawle’s Bar for the month of August at 9pm. Jackpot is €3,600.


Congratulations to Fox’s Gala on celebrating 10 years in business last Wednesday. Best wishes for the future.


Deepest sympathy to Mary Cahill and family, Currygrane, on the death of her brother, Jim Burke in the USA recently. RIP.

Leaving Cert

Congratulations to all who completed their Leaving Certificate. Everyone in the village wishes them well. On the same note best of luck to all students who are beginning a new term in secondary school in the coming weeks.

Golf Society

Their annual weekend away takes place 16th and 17th October in the Headford Arms Hotel and playing on both the new and old Headford Golf Club courses. €50 deposit per person to be paid by Sept 19th, which is the date of our outing to Athlone Golf CLub. Contact Eoghan Fagan for further details.

All-Ireland Boxes Draw

Sean Connolly’s All-Ireland Boxes draw is taking place for this years All-Ireland football final. Limited to 100 boxes, which cost €50 each. Top prize fund of €2,500 with €500 of a prize at half time and €2,000 at full time. The winner will be determined by the score line at half and full time.

October Mudfest

Check out facebook and for updates and details.


Well done to the Intermediate team who secured a place in the Intermediate Championship semi-final by drawing with Kenagh on Saturday evening. They play St. Brigid’s Kilashee in the semi-final on Sunday, 30th August.

Community Games

Congratulations to the boys U-14 Community Games pitch and putt team, who came 4th in the national competition. They included Killian Reynolds, Daniel Reynolds, Charlie Reilly, Ronan Rehill and Evan Tully. The competition took place in the local Acres pitch and putt course. All involved did a fantastic job in organising the event.