Colmcille Ploughing

Colmcille Ploughing

The Colmcille 15th annual ploughing festival and heritage day event will be held on Sunday 18 August 2013 on the lands of Gene and Bernedette Reilly, Smear, Aughnacliffe Co Longford. Ploughing for all classes, old time kitchen boxty, butter making, rope making just some of the skills from the past. Tug of war, clay pigeon shoot, cow bingo, bonny baby competition, dog/hen show plus a host of many more events on the day for all the family. And come the end of a perfect day you can tog yourself out and head for Murtagh’s Bar, The Cross, Aughacliffe where you can exert to the music of Cajun Country Band at the Queen of the Plough Dance. Enjoy.

Leaving certificate

The parish extend good luck to all youth who will receive their Leaving Cert results this week and trust you all will have a safe and enjoyable weekend celebration.


Congratulations to Niall Casey, son of John and Claire, Ballincurry, Killoe who exchanged nuptial vows with Michelle Hasson, daughter of John and Dympna, Dungiven, Co Derry, joined by families and friends in St Patrick’s Church last week. A sumptuous reception of good food, music, craic agus ceol was immensely enjoyed by one and all in Grianan Burt, Co Donegal. The parish extend warm wishes to Niall, Michelle and their families for a long and happy life filled with good health and little smiles.

New baby

Congratulations to Damien and Michelle Fitzpatrick, Cornafunsion, Killoe on the recent birth of a bouncy baby boy and welcome football friend for sibling Osin. The parish extend good wishes to the proud parents, grandparents Kathleen and Terence, Margaret and Jarleth, extended families, friends for a great future of good health and happiness. Welcome baby Ronan to the community. Deo Gratias !

Killoe Celtic

A sponsored climb of Croagh Patrick by Killoe Celtic soccer club with a bus available on the day will take place on Saturday 24th August 2013. Sponsorship cards now available and completed cards may be returned to any committee member. Further details contact David Donnelly 086 8590345/ Brendan Loughlin 087 9453373.

Old Killoe cemetery

The Holy Sacrifice of the mass will be celebrated in the Old Killoe cemetery (beside church of Ireland) in remembrance of all the deceased and to mark the upgrading of the cemetery in existence from the early 1700s on Tuesday 20 August 2013 at 8pm. The parish wish to thank the voluntary committee who have completed extensive continuous work on the cemetery.


Lotto numbers drawn weekend 4/8/13 – 12, 16, 20, 21. 20 euro winner Jean Ward, Ballymahon; Chris Kiernan, the Olde Forge; Jean Carrigy, Ballinalee; Emer and Sharon Muldoon, Cullyfad; Betty Baxter, Mullagh. Sellers prize Brendan Bracken. Jackpot 5,600 euro.

Community games

We would like to wish the best of luck to Eamon Keogh, Shane Thompson and Liam Harte who will represent Killoe and Longford in National Finals Weekend Two which will take place in AIT Athlone this coming weekend, the 16th. to the 18th. August. Our A.G.M. will take place in Enybegs Community Centre on Wednesday, the 4th. September next at 9 p.m. Motions and Nominations for positions on the Committee must be with our Secretary, Michelle Tully, Dernacross, Ballinalee, not later than Wednesday, the 28th. August, 2013 at 6 p.m. and will not be accepted after this time. Killoe Community Games Annual Disco will take place on Saturday night, the 31st. August, 2013 in Ennybegs Community Centre from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Last Saturday night, we had a send off in Begley’s Pub for our committee member, Helen Bowe-Reichert and Robson Reichert who with their family are leaving our community and heading to Germany – hope all goes well for you. We extend our deepest sympathy to our Treasurer, Catherine Bracken and family, on the recent death of her mother. Sympathies also to the McGoey family, Crieve; the Lennon family, Esker and the Linnane family on their recent bereavements. Our thoughts are with you at this time.