Abbeylara local news Jan 28

Prayer Group: Each Tuesday in Tommy & Colette Doyle's at 8.30 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Prayer Group: Each Tuesday in Tommy & Colette Doyle's at 8.30 p.m. Everyone welcome.

A & G Bingo

On Wednesdays in the Community Centre, Granard. Thank you for you support.


For First Penance & First Holy Communion takes place on Sun 30th Jan. in Carra Church at 9.30 a.m. Mass, for Aughnagarron School.

Cnoc Mhuire Secondary School, Granard Enrolment for Sep 2011 Wed 26th Jan. 2011 at 7.00pm. A brief presentation to parents by the school Principal followed by a tour of the school and Enrolment. Sat. 29th Jan. 2011 10.00am - 12.00pm enrolment in the School Gym. For further information please contact the school Principal. Mrs Moira Mahon. (043) 6686231

Northern Gaels

Hold their AGM on Sun. 23rd Jan in the Community Hall, Mullinalaghta at 7pm.

Charity Match

Abbeylara V Granard on Sun. 30th Jan. in Ballyboy at 2pm. This mixed game is for the Noel O'Connor Perpetual Cup. All proceeds for Longford Hospice. Please support.

Abbeylara GAA Club

Hold their Annual Dinner Dance in the form of a Buffett on Sat. 29th Jan. in the Piker's Lodge, Gowna. At this function the Junior & U21 panels of players will receive their medals as winners of their 2010 Championships in Longford. A good night of entertainment with music and good food is in store for all who attend. Tickets available for any Club Officer. Your support would be appreciated. Lotto Results: 18/1/11 - Numbers Drawn: 5-17-22-29. e20 winners: Mary Moore, Castletown, Finea; Maire Scanlon, Carra; Lara Leslie, Lisyran; Tom Flynn, c/o Denis Flynn, Abbeylara; Christina & Eugene Lynch, Kilbride; Paul & Marie Gilna, Carrickduff:

Next Draw in Mc Cormack's Bar on 28/1/11. Jackpot e10,300

Granard Area Action Group

Quiz on Friday night 28th Jan. in Fay's at 8 p.m. Your support would be appreciated


A representative from the Midland Employment Support Agency (MESA) will be in the Granard Area Action Group Office on Thursday afternoon, 27th January from 2.30pm – 4.30pm.

MESA helps adults with disabilities find suitable employment and / or work experience. If you are a person with a disability who is looking for employment or if you just want to find out more about our service feel free to drop in. Alternatively, you can ring me on 086 3872855 and I will be happy to make an appointment with you to discuss your options with you.

Brenda Tallon – Employment Officer – MESA

Longford Women's Link

Hold their annual collection at all Masses on Sat. 29th & Sun. 30th Jan. Please support. More details from Laura Sweeney, Development Officer 0877473744.

Glee Club (sing dance act)

Due to popular demand, the second term of Glee Club starts on 22nd January from 3.30 to 5 in the Resourse Centre, Abbeylara. All newcomers from age of 4-12 are welcome. Call Lisa on 0877619605 for info and bookings.

Active Retirement Our next meeting is on Thursday 27th. hoping to see all our members present as we are holding our A.G.M. We will be looking back over the past year and hoping to plan some outings for this year. We would appreciate some new ideas from our members, so get the thinking caps on. A special thank you to P.J.Reilly for his help and advice during the year. Meeting starts at 11am. in Sports Centre. New members always made welcome......see you there.



On Sunday February 6th next the annual commemoration of the famous Clonfin Battle will be held at the site. As this is the 90th anniversary it is a special one and the committee have added a number of extra items to the celebrations which include an essay competition for sixth class pupils from a number of local schools and the winners will be presented with their prizes on the day. Also the 11-30 Mass in St. Mary's in Granard will be for all deceased members and the highlight of the day will be the presence of Fr. Alec Reid who will deliver the address at the site. Fr.Reid is well known for his great efforts in bringing about the peace in Northern Ireland and it will be a great pleasure for us to have him among us. The usual guard of honour from the R.D.F.and the O.N.E. and the army pipe band will also be in attendance so a full day of celebrations is planned so please come along and join in them. Refreshments will be served in McElvaney's after the activities.