News from the Capital: 62nd AGM of the Dublin-Longford Association

Liam Caldwell


Liam Caldwell

Longford Association in Dublin committee members 2015, (standing l-r) Eamon McPartland, Fr Seamus O'Connell, Dessie Kiernan, John Rabbitte, Jim Donlon, Pauric Connolly and Gerry Quinn; (seated l-r) Olivia Roddy, Liam Caldwell, Tony Gilleran and Yvonne McCormack. Photo by Tony Keane
Call for New Members: The 62nd AGM of the Longford Association in Dublin will take place on Wednesday, November 11 at 8pm in Cassidy’s Hotel, Cavendish Row.

Call for New Members: The 62nd AGM of the Longford Association in Dublin will take place on Wednesday, November 11 at 8pm in Cassidy’s Hotel, Cavendish Row.

Our public pleas for new members over a number of years unfortunately haven’t resulted in a great rush to our door.

There may be (unfounded) fears of entrapment or perhaps some anxiety that there’ll be difficulty in being granted parole once committed! No such thing. Although our requirement for new members remains as great as ever, be not afraid.

Longford people living in the capital are asked to note Wednesday, November 11 and come along to the AGM where a warm welcome will be assured. And if you wish to be involved for only a year or two, that’ll be gratefully accepted and respected. It is not all work either - there is, most of all, the lively social dimension for which the association is famous.

Please ring 087 2595963 beforehand or check our website and contact any committee member you may know.


The Association extends sincere condolences to the families, relatives and friends of the following recently deceased: Mrs Mary Lizzie Kilbride, Ballinalee - the late Mary Lizzie was the mother of our good friend, Frank Kilbride of the Park House hotel, Edgeworthstown; Mike Crowe, Drumlish; Mrs. Mary Somers, Foxrock, Co Dublin (nee Burke, Caldra, Newtownforbes); Eamon Kiernan (former publican), Lisnamuck, Longford; Paddy Higgins, former MD of Pat The Baker, Granard; Sean Mulligan, Ballinamuck; Eamon Glennon,

Longford town - the late Eamon was a good friend of the Longford Association; Mary Carberry, Longford town; Mrs Cissie Farrell, Newtowncashel, who sadly died following a road traffic accident and Mrs Bridie Lenahan, Drumlish.

Association Message

Our compliments to Liam Murtagh, a native of Drumlish, and his colleagues in BT, who recently organised a Charity Ball in the Castleknock Country Club and Spa in aid of Aoibheann’s Pink Tie charity, a really deserving cause which supports parents of seriously ill children being treated in Our Lady’s Children’s hospital in Crumlin. The well-organised event was a credit to everyone involved and resulted in a most enjoyable night for all the patrons present as well as a healthy return for the nominated charity.

“Ah, come on Killoe........” is the opening line of a song specially written to record the team’s 2014 senior success. Association Life President and proud Killoe man, Gerry Quinn, who penned the song will have to get in touch with his muse once again to mark the club’s county championship win again this year, their first time to achieve the two-in-a-row. Our congratulations to all our killoe friends on their historic achievement and let’s hope that Gerry and Paddy Mc Kenna, another of our Life Presidents, don’t rub it in at our up-coming AGM!

And best wishes to Tony McKenna (a brother of the above-mentioned Paddy), who is making a really good recovery in St James’s Hospital, Dublin, following a set back after major surgery.