Canoe Club

Canoe Club

The Abbeyshrule Canoe Club are busy planning for the new club season which kicks off on the 1st of April ‘15. 2014 was another successful year for the club and with your support this year will be even better. To kick things off the club AGM will take place on Monday the 16th of March at 8pm in the Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule. All club members are asked to attend. Membership for the year is now due and will be taken up on the night. The AGM is also a great opportunity for non-members to find out about the club activities and the benefits of club membership. Membership is open to adults and children from 7 years upwards. On the training front the club will be running a ‘Come and Try’ session at Easter where non-members can come along and try out canoeing in Abbeyshrule Harbour. These sessions are very popular and if interested please contact any of the committee to reserve your place. Following the ‘Come and Try’ sessions the club will be running a Level 1 training course at the end of April followed by a Level 2 course in May. Other activities planned for later in the year include the popular Kids Play sessions as well as club trips to the Shannon Blueway, Clondra Loop and Lough Ree. Full details on all activities will be published on the club Facebook page once they have been finalized. The ever popular Abbeyshrule 5 & 10 km Run/Walk will also take place in early June. For details on the AGM, becoming a member or further details on any of the upcoming club training and activities, contact any of the outgoing committee, Fergus (087 2541374), John (087 2337230), Paul (086 3817544) or James (087 9979140) or check out the club on the Abbeyshrule Canoe Club Facebook page.

School Enrolment

For new pupils in St. Sinneach’s N.S, Colehill for September 2015 will take place during this and up until this Friday the 27th February from 2pm to 3 pm each day. For more information contact the school principal Miss Brid Glynn at 0449357466.

Walking Group

The local walking group continues with their weekly walk from the complex in Carrickedmond at 8:30pm on Monday and Thursday nights up to Thursday the 2nd April 2015. These walks are open to male and female walkers and remember to bring your high vis coats.

Ladies GAA

Would appreciate your support by giving us your unwanted clothing. Every bag collected is of benefit to the club. A clothes collection will take place with information as follows. On Friday and Saturday the 27th and 28th February bags can be dropped to St Sinneach’s hall Carrickedmond between 8pm and 9pm or meet Therese Mulligan outside Abbeyshrule Church Saturday evening at 7.30pm. On Sunday, March 1st, please drop bags at St Sinneach’s hall between 10.30am and 11am or 5pm and 5.45pm.  If you would like someone to collect clothing/bags from your home, please contact Frances Farrell at 086 1930090.  


Defibrillator Group

Congratulations to all who completed the CPR/AED course which took place in St Sinneach’s hall, Carrickedmond on Thursday night last. Thanks to instructors Martin and Albert who instructed the course. A number of people are now due their two year re-certification and will be contacted re same in the coming weeks. Please reply by return text your availability to attend. For more information re training please contact Seamus McGuire at 086-8286748, Anthony Green at 0863993933 or Kathryn Keenan at 086-8226894.

Lourdes collection

Unfortunately, this collection was not taken up as planned on the 14th and 15th February. If you would like to contribute to the Assisted Pilgrims Fund a second collection will be taken up after communion at all masses in the parish next weekend.


The Carrickedmond/Legan C.E. Group have the following environmental positions due to start between now and April 15. Job Reference 887925. To check eligibility and to apply please call into the Intreo Offices, D.S.P buildings, Ballinalee Rd. Longford. D.S.P eligibility/conditions apply.

Back to School

Welcome back to school this week to all pupils and teachers following the midterm break.

House Stations

The following are dates and times for upcoming spring house stations. Friday the 6th March at the home of Ita Reilly for the Kilcurry area at 8pm. Friday the 20th March at the home of Michael and Carol Cahill for the Colehill/Killenbore area at 8pm. Friday the 27th March at the home of Ursula McGoey for the Driminure area at 8pm. Friday 17th April at the home of Nancy Mullen for the Abbeyshrule area at 8pm. Friday the 1st May at the home of Carmel Nally for the Ratharney area at 9pm.

Death of Frances Lennon

The death took place last week of one of our well known parishioners, Frances Lennon, Curracreehan following a long illness. Frances was a very quiet respected and friendly lady and will be remembered for her friendly smile. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her, especially her sons Joseph and Gerard and her daughter Bernie, other relatives and friends to whom we extend our sincere sympathies. Frances remains were removed from her son Joseph’s residents to the local church in Carrickedmond on Saturday evening last and the burial took place to the local cemetery on Sunday following the funeral mass. May she now rest in peace.

Mass for Lent

Will take place in Carrickedmond church on every Monday morning during Lent at 7am.

Baby Girl

Congratulations to Amenda and James Lennon, Park Place on the birth last week of a bouncing baby girl Madelyn and a new sister for Aurelia. Hopefully, Amanda and Madelyn are doing well.

Community Games

Congratulations to the Carrickedmond community games girls U-13 and boys U-16 basketball teams who recorded good wins last weekend in the first round games of the community games competition. Best of luck to both teams and their coaches in the next rounds.

Vigil The next Reparation and Adoration vigil to the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary will take place in the Chapel of Our Lady’s Manor, Edgeworthstown, on the first Friday, the 6th of March, commencing at 10 pm. For further information contact 086 0405621 or 0861900640.