Newtownforbes notes



Corr: Ann Marie McKeon Tel: 086-0479281. e-mail:

Friends of Longford Dyslexia

The Final presentation night will be held on Saturday, 5th December in Casey’s. Music by Seamus Farrell. Spot prizes galore. A proper acknowledgement will follow post the event.

Acupuncture Clinic

The following are just some of the conditions seen in the acupuncture clinic – back pain, infertility, migraine, stress, anxiety, sinusitis, sports, and injuries. To book an appointment contact Maria on 086 861 8633.

Dinner Dance

Clonguish ladies GAA Dinner Dance on Saturday, 5th December at 8.30pm at The Hill Top Restaurant, Golf Club Road, Longford.

Community Games

Clonguish Community Games are having a Christmas coffee morning again this year - Sunday, 20th December from 11am in the Parish Hall, Newtownforbes. Come along for a chat with your friends and neighbours and enjoy the free tea, coffee, goodies and hot chocolate for the kids. Raffle on the day and donation bucket to raise funds for sports equipment.  We will have information about Community Games - it’s not just athletics - there are events for every child, from chess and draughts to art and handwriting.  We’ve love to see more children getting involved in Community Games - find out all the info at the Christmas coffee morning on 20th December and follow us on Facebook for news on upcoming events.

Craft Fair

Our second annual craft fair held on 22nd November was a huge success and the funds raised benefitted two organisations- Longford mental health and AMA Ireland. Sincere thanks to all of the traders who came on the day, to the organisation team of Olive, Seamus, Ann, Neil and additional helpers Allen & Rachel. Without their dedication and commitment, the event would not have been the success it was. A very special thank you to Olive and Seamus Quinn who donated the fabulous hamper for the raffle and to Seamus Farrell who yet again supplied us with amplification for the day. Also a very special word of thanks to the ladies of  Newtownforbes ICA Guild in particular Mary & Pauline who manned the tea/coffee and cake stand respectively for the entire day. Proceeds have now been submitted to the organisations and without the support of the all those who came along on the day this would not have been possible. Many thanks to all concerned

Clonguish Ladies

Club Fundraiser - 1st Prize 1000 litres of home heating oil, 2nd Prize Load of quality firewood, 3rd Prize 50 Bales of Briquettes, 4th Prize 2 Bulk bags of Kindling, Prize 5th Boiler Service Prize 6th Voucher for Lakeland Dairies, 7th Prize 1 bulk bag of Kindling. Draw entry 1 line €3.00 - 3 lines €5.00 and 7 lines €10. Draw takes place on Saturday, 2nd January in McGowan’s. Please support.

Karate Club

Training continues every Monday evening from 7-8.30pm in Newtownforbes and on Wednesday from 7-8pm in Kilglass. Our new club jackets should be with us this week and we look forward to seeing our students kitted out! Grading for both clubs will take place in December for those eligible to apply for grading – dates to be confirmed. For any further information please contact Sensei Ann Devlin on 087 9248816

Mass for Deceased Members 

A memorial mass for deceased members and friends of the Longford Association in London will be celebrated on Sunday, 13th December 2015 at 12 noon at St. Gabriel’s Church 390 Northolt Road South Harrow HA2 8EX.

Clonguish Lotto

Lotto results 29th November. No Jackpot Winner. Numbers drawn 7, 8, 11, 16. €100 Geraldine Gilmartin Drumshambo, €25 Gerry Canty c/o Doyles, €25 Peter Gallagher c/o Cosy Bar. Jackpot €6,400. Next week’s draw in McGowan’s.