Family Fun Run/Walk

Family Fun Run/Walk

Ballymahon/Forgney Ladies G.A.A. are holding a 5/10K Family Fun Run/Walk on this Saturday, October 26th to raise funds for the Club. Adults €10 and children from 12 upwards €5. Registration will take place at Ballymahon G.A.A. Clubhouse from 9.30a.m. on the day. The Race commences at 11a.m. All support will be greatly appreciated.


Bridge club results 30th Sept: North/South 1st Gross Breda McKnight & Joe Hunt. 1st Nett- Andrew Nally and Patricia Johanesson. 2nd gross - Yvonne Dowler & Una Flynn. 2nd net – Breda McKnight & Joe Hunt. East/West 1st Gross & net – Jimmy Lennon & Greta Egan. 2nd Gross Patricia Flanagan & Brendan Murtagh. 2nd net - Eddie Walsh & Carmel McCormack. October 7th North/South 1st Gross & net – Chris Farrell & Mary Nooney. 2nd Gross & net – Mark Tiernan and Sarah Frawley. 3rd Gross – Declan McGivney and Liam Flynn. 3rd net - Nancy Finn & Elsie McKee. East/West 1st Gross & net – Elsie Maxwell & Angela Crinnigan. 2nd Gross & net - Jimmy Lennon and Greta Egan. 3rd Gross & net - Frances Kelleher and Mary Feeney. Congratulations to Breege Murray who is this year’s new President of Ballymahon Bridge Club following in the footsteps of outgoing President, Mary Mulvihill.

Flower arranging

Classes will start in Betty Fox’s, Main Street on Thursday, November 7th from 7.30p.m. To 9.30pm with Florist, Ann Murphy. For further information please contact Betty at 09064-32526 after 5p.m. Everyone welcome.

Piano Lessons

A qualified Piano teacher is now taking bookings in the Ballymahon/Kenagh area. Please call 086-1676583 or 04333-22454 for further details and bookings.

Pioneer Dance

The Longford Regional Pioneer Dance will be held at The Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule on Friday, 1st November commencing at 9p.m. Music will be provided by the popular J & S Sound. Pioneers and non-pioneers are welcome to attend.

Music Bingo

Ballymahon/Forgney Gaels are holding their Musical Bingo in Cooney’s “Loft” on this Friday night, 25th October at 9.30p.m. There will be great prizes on the night with lots of great fun for all. 2 games for €5. Your support will be very much appreciated.

Language School

Anyone interested in establishing a Language School in the Ballymahon area is invited to a meeting tonight, Wednesday 23rd October in Cooney’s Hotel at 9p.m.

5K Walk

St. Christophers family fun day out will be held on Sunday next, 27th October. 5K Sponsored Walk, Cycle, Buggie Push from Kearneys Lounge in Moydow at 2p.m. There will also be kids entertainment afterwards. Your support will be much appreciated.

History Group

Ballymahon History group will be hosting the long-anticipated launch of their latest book “Ballymahon a Journey back in Time” in Cooney’s Hotel on November 1st at 8p.m. Their new publication comprised of photographs of Ballymahon people and places from the 19th Century to the present day will be one of the most comprehensive depictions of the town and its past residents and history ever undertaken , and should be an important addition to the historical and cultural history at home and abroad. Books will be available for purchase on the night. There will be some musical entertainment and also light refreshments on the night. Everyone is invited to come along and participate in this historic evening for Ballymahon.


Ballymahon G.A.A. Club are holding their second fundraiser at Mullingar Dog Track on Saturday, December 7th. You can be part of the fun and action on the night and have a chance to win the Bumper, a super prize of €1,500. Tickets at €20 each are on sale from Club members who hope that you will be part of the action by attending or by buying a ticket and being in with a chance to win the main prize. Players and committee members will be calling to houses in the parish in the near future selling tickets. Your support will help them to continue to develop facilities for the young people of our parish.

18th birthday

Congratulations to both Gary Kenny, Terlicken and Fergus Farrell, Rathmore who celebrated their 18th birthdays at a joint party in Cooney’s Hotel on Saturday night last with their families and lots of friends. We hope you enjoyed the night lads, best wishes to you both for the future.


Hard luck to Ballymahon/Forgney U-21 football team who were beaten by Drumlish in the U-21 championship on Friday evening last.

Pub Awards

Congratulations to Gerry and Sinead Kiernan of Kiernan’s Bar, Ballymahon who were Community Pub of the Year finalists at the Longford Leader Community Pub awards which was held in Fay’s Pub in Granard recently. Congrats also to Martin Quinn of Kiernan’s Bar who won the Bar Personality of the Year Award, well done Martin. Another local bar, Skelly’s was a finalist in this year’s Awards. Well done to everyone in Skelly’s.


To Conor Keegan, Forgney who was a member of the Castletowngeoghegan team who won the Co Westmeath Hurling Championship on Sunday last. Well done Conor.


Bridget Maloney, (nee) Lloyd, born Forgney, Ballymahon, 74, now of Yonkers, New York died suddenly Thursday, October 10 at home. Beloved wife of William (formally of the FDNY). Mother of John and Brian and mother-in-law of Jeanette, and proud grandmother of Sean. Bridget was one of 14 siblings – Rosie, Pat, Sean, Maureen, Tom (deceased), Joe, Matt, Dympna, Bill, Sarah, Mike, Kathleen & Christy to whom we extend our deepest sympathy. She is survived by her uncle Jim (Keegan), Forgney, many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends galore. Bridget was an MBA graduate, an experienced corporate executive and a champion shortstop on a local minor league baseball team. She loved her family dearly. Her roses were legendary, cooking epic, she laughed easily and could dance with William all night. She will be sorely missed and never forgotten. Her family loved her without reserve as she loved them with all her heart. Bridget was a frequent visitor home to Ireland. (Went to USA when she was 19 years, her sister Kathleen also lives in USA). Funeral Mass was held at the Church of St. Anthony, Yonkers, on Tuesday, October 15th at 10:00am. A Christian burial followed immediately at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Yonkers. Memorial Mass will take place in Forgney on Saturday, 23 November at 11.00am.