Mullinalaghta notes



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Mary Murphy

The death of Mary Murphy, Eldergrove, Trim was received with sadness in her native parish of Mullinalaghta. Mary was daughter the late Peter and Frances Hand, Mullinroe and had battled with a serious illness for a number of years. Unfortunately, a cure was not to be. Deceased was a lady of the truest form. A quiet and gentle spoken person, her friendly nature endeared her to all she encountered. She will be genuinely missed by her family and friends. Mary is survived by her husband Thomas (Val), sons Derek, Thomas and Kevin, daughters Avril and Niamh, grandchildren Odhran, Tara, Josh, Fionn, Charley, Zoe and Sadie, brothers John and Eamonn, sisters Bernie and Ailish, Aunt Lily, son-in-law Gary, daughters-in-law, Elva and Michelle, nephews and nieces to whom our sympathy is extended. May she rest in peace.

Vintage Club

Presentation of money raised by Mullinalaghta Vintage Club to St. Columba’s NS and Longford Branch of Multiple Sclerosis will take place in The Hideaway, Cloncovid on this Saturday, 28th November. All are welcome.

Table Quiz

Granard Area Action Group Ltd are holding their annual Table Quiz in Fay’s Bar on Friday 4th December at 9.00p.m. This is a well established event and always an enjoyable night. Granard Area Action Group are sponsors of the local Community Employment Project and takes in the parishes of Abbeylara, Granard and Mullinalaghta. The annual Table Quiz helps to defray costs of sponsoring the project. As this is the only public fundraiser held during the year, the group will greatly appreciate the support of all local community groups and sub-sponsors.

Book Launch

Keep Saturday night 5th December free and come along to The Boomerang Lounge in Granard, where acclaimed poet Noel Monahan will launch a book of Short Stories by local author Thomas Kiernan, formerly of Granard. The book is entitled American Cousin and is Thomas’s third book. Finger food and wine on the night and everybody invited. We look forward to seeing you there.

Granard Credit Union

Special Christmas loans are now available. Contact a member of staff for details. Apply early to avoid disappointment. Hours of business are 10-00a.m.-5.00p.m. Tuesday – Saturday. Reminder to members over the age of 65 years who are not entitled to pay dirt that to avoid disappointment that it is very important to collect your DE 1 form at the office. Forms need to be filled out and returned to the above to avoid disappointment. Monster draw will take place in December for very valuable cash prizes. To be in with a chance to win make sure your account is in credit.!!

Granard Christmas Market

Calling on local businesses and craft people. The traditional Christmas market will take place on this Sunday 6th December from 2.00p.m. - 5.00p.m. Everyone welcome on the day. We will also have our unique live crib and switching on of Christmas lights and of course Santa will arrive. Exhibitors are required to set up their own stall and have their own insurance cover. This is a great festive day for our town. Anyone interested in taking part can call Marie on 087 9487673 or Bernie on 086 1618837.

Small Change

The Central Bank are removing 1 Cent and 2 Cent coins from circulation. With this in mind Mullinalaghta Ladies Footballers are appealing to people to bring their jar, bottle or bag of coins to Cloonagh PO or to any member of the committee. The money will go towards the upkeep of the club. Your co-operation with this project would be very much appreciated.

St. Columba’s GFC

Supporters are reminded that many yearly lotto tickets are now due for renewal. Sincere thanks to all who bought tickets for the past year. Your support for the coming year would be very much appreciated. All wishing to renew their tickets and to be in the draw every week can do so by contacting Christy Reilly or Micheál Cunningham. You may also drop your €100 into Cloonagh P.O. Thanks again in anticipation of your ongoing support.


Mass will be celebrated in St. Columba’s Church on this Thursday at 8p.m and will be followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 9.00p.m. Mass also takes place each Wednesday at 9.30a.m.

Lotto Draw

St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw on Wednesday 11th November. The numbers drawn were 5, 6, 13, 28 with jackpot of €1650 remaining intact. The following received consolation prizes of €20 each. Joe & Pauline Rogers, Cloonagh. Brian McGivney, Drumnacrehir. Róisín Byrne & John Lee, Mullinroe. Bridget Reilly, Mullinroe and Padro & Mickie. On sales this week are as follows. Hideaway: Donal McElligott. Keogh’s / Anglers’s: Luke Meehan. Kilcogy: Martin Reilly & Peadar McGovern. Please drop tickets into Cloonagh P.O before 5.30pm on Monday

Ladies Footballers

As part of their fundraising activities the local ladies football club are holding a weekly draw based on the bonus ball in the main draw of the national lottery. Sheets are on sale in the local post office or are available from any club member. Match the bonus ball in Saturday night’s main draw and you will earn yourself €20. Lines are just €2. Six monthly tickets are now due for renewal at €50 each by contacting Marie Matthews. Your support would be appreciated. The winning number on Saturday, 21th November was 14 with no winner. The annual general meeting of the club will take place in the club rooms (The Laurels) on Sunday, 29th November. All members are requested to attend.