First Holy Communion

Congratulations to girls and boys of Tang School who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday:- Edward Byrne, Alex Duffy, Katelyn Fallon, Rebecca Jones, David Marlow, Eimear McDonagh, Senan McKiernan, Lauren McKnight, Taigh Nolan, Lauren O’Toole, Amy Leigh Reilly McKenna, Ciara Ryan, Joseph Sheerin.

The Join Our Boys Trust

The Naughton Brothers from Roscommon – Archie (8), George and Isaac (4) have been diagnosed with DMD (Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy). It is a devastating 100% fatal neuromuscular disease which means these three children are unlikely to live beyond their late teens or early 20’s. The Join Our Boys Trust has been set up to raise awareness and funds to build a specially designed house, acquire modified transport and provide them with the medical requirements they will need. Please support our fundraising night in Nally’s Bar, Ballymahon on Saturday, 24th May. Music by Tangle Wood & Friends. All musicians, singers and dancers welcome. Junior session 8 – 9pm, Senior session 9pm to late. Super Raffle including a prize for All Ireland hurling tickets. No cover charge. All donations greatly appreciated. Every euro counts.


We extend our deepest sympathy to Mrs Ellen Connaughton, Clonkeen, on the death of her brother Paddy Hynes, Glasson, RIP.

Goldsmith Festial

Friday 30th May – Sunday 1st June. Theme: Pallas, Inniskeen, Mossbawn, the importance and significance of Birthplace in influencing the works of Goldsmith, Kavanagh & Heaney. Friday – Rustic Inn 8pm. Recital by Innyside Singers. 8.30pm Official Opening by Dr. Andrew Carpenter. Light refreshments and music entertainment. Saturday – 11am, Goldsmith Literary Bus Tour. 2.30 Goldsmith Room, Ballymahon Community Library, 7pm Goldsmith Barbecue with music by the Henshaws at Three Jolly Pigeons,

Sunday – 12 noon Ballymahon Community Library, 3pm Poetry at Pallas (Birthplace of Oliver Goldsmith).


Tai Chi classes every Tuesday night from 7-8pm in Community Centre.

Lotto Jackpot €3,250

Results 12th May. Numbers drawn were 1, 8, 10, 22. Four draws €25: Avril Egan, (S: W Flanagan); Richard Walsh, (S: Canal Turn); Joe Neary, (S: John Ward); Francis Smith, (S: Liz Conway).

Walking Club

Walking club every Monday and Wednesday evening at 8pm. Meet at Ballymahon Library and do the canal walk. Everyone welcome.


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