Killoe notes



Corr: Ann Hughes, Ennybegs, Drumlish Tel: 043 33 23134

Birthday greetings

A big happy birthday greetings to Denise Dunleavy, Ohill, Killoe who celebrated not just a great Leaving cert results but coupled with her coming of age birthday last week. Well Denise, the parish wish you and your family great health and happiness and good luck in your chosen profession. Ah Denise I hope you will keep an eye on me in my ould age. Congratulations! Happy 18th birthday.

Church notes

St Mary’s Ennybegs, Masses Wednesday/ Thursday at 10am, Friday no mass (wedding out of parish). Exposition blessed sacrament in both churches Wednesdays 6-9pm. Parish finance accept the tender to reinstate concrete paths at St Oliver’s, Cullyfad from Joe Clyne and Sons, Ohill. Sweeney architects to prepare documentation re repair roof, storm glazing to stained glass windows, investigate rising damp in St Mary’s Church, Lough Derg one day retreats from 18 – 31 August 2015 and 5-20 September 2015. Tel 071 9861518.

National charity

Console National Suicidal Charity helpline for any persons bereaved through suicide or supporting neighbours friends, Telephone 1800 247247.

Womens Link

Acknowledge contributions of 316.92 euro from their recent church gate collection in the parish funds for the provision of services I.e. domestic violence support, counselling etc. Further information Tel 043 3341511.


Lotto numbers drawn weekend 9/8/15 – 11,18, 25, 27. 20 euro winners: Margaret McCormack, Kiltyreher; Paddy Crowley, c/o John Fitzsimons; Jason Tully, Rhyne; Sean Loughlin, Shroid; Peader Gormley, Aughnacliffe. Sellers prize Margaret McCormack. Jackpot 5000 euro.


National Novena shrine on Friday 14th August to Saturday 22 August 2015. Blessing of sick at 2.30pm. Anointing 3pm. Con-celebrated mass and candlelight procession at 8.30pm. National Eucharistic Congress 26/27 September 2015.

Killoe graveyard

Booklets titled “Resting in peace in Old Killoe Graveyard” now available including a map showing location of headstones/ tombstones. Cost 5 euro each. Available Hughes shop or Frank Hughes 087 9268585.


The parish express sincere sympathy to the Warren families, Castle Park, Newtownforbes, Co Longford, extended families, friends and neighbours on the very sad bereavement of their loving son, Michael Patrick who was laid to rest last week. May he rest in peace.

Social evening

Hosted by Sean and Margaret McKenna, a social evening will be held in the Olde Forge Pub, Killoe on Friday, 21st August 2015. Music supplied by Pascal, Liz and Dave. Refreshments and raffle on the night. All proceeds in aid of multiple sclerosis. Admission is optional and everyone is very welcome.

Wedding aniversary

The parish extend a hearty congratulations to Seamus and Theresa Higgins, (nee Ford), Bawn, Killoe who celebrated their silver wedding anniversary this week. Well Seamus and Theresa, we wish you many, many years of continuous wedded bliss and hope Patrick and Sophia cook dinner for you this week. Happy 25th wedding anniversary.

Community Games

What an exciting weekend for the competitors and their supporters representing Killoe Community Games last weekend in the All Ireland Finals. We were off to a great start last Friday with our U13 Indoor Soccer team winning their semi-final against the Connaught champions Elphin 2-1. Through to the final they then played the Ulster qualifiers from Cavan and unfortunately were beaten 3-1. However they received their silver medals with pride and enjoyed the homecoming party in Ennybegs Community Centre. Thanks to Graham Feeney for the music and to our U16 Singing Group for performing. Also thanks to the Longford goalkeeper Paddy Collum for coming down to show his support. Much thanks is due to this talented team, their parents and their trainers Mark and Mervyn Leonard and James Bracken who all together worked so hard and brought us along on their incredible journey.

Congratulations to Mark Rowley and Aideen Mulligan running for the County U14 Mixed Distance Relay Team who qualified from the heats and semi-finals through to the finals. Our very talented Drama Group came fifth in the National Finals. Congratulations to Emily McCarthy, Eoghan Smith and Sean Og Cahill. Many thanks to Paul McCarthy who managed the team. Well done to Catherine Lynch who performed so well in the U16 Solo Recitation last Sunday. Best of luck to our U12 100m Relay Team running in the National Finals this weekend again in AIT Athlone. The team members are Patrick Moran, Joe Morrissey, David Moorhead, Cormac Harte and Shane Smyth. The work from their trainers Rita Moran and Una Mulligan is much appreciated. Their Heats, Semi-Finals and Finals are on this Saturday and Sunday at 9am and 1.30pm on both days. All competitors are asked to be there an hour before their event and bring their new ID card. Please note that our secretary Eilish Quinn will be in the athletics area on both days. Wishing our U16 Group Singing members Olivia Whelan, Niamh O’Brien, Katie O’Driscoll, Michelle Mollaghan, Adam Fenelon and Alanna Carr the very best of luck in their finals this Sunday at 2pm. Thank you to Grainne Fox for coaching them to such a great standard, which we all enjoyed a sample of in the Community Centre last Saturday. The annual Killoe Community Games church gate collection took place last weekend in Ennybegs and Cullyfad. Many thanks to everyone who donated so generously.