Drumlish local news Jan 7

WEDDING BELLS: Congratulations to Pauline Duffy The Meadows Drumlish and Mark Cunningham Gaigue Ballinamuck who were married in St. Mary's Drumlish on Thursday last December 30.

WEDDING BELLS: Congratulations to Pauline Duffy The Meadows Drumlish and Mark Cunningham Gaigue Ballinamuck who were married in St. Mary's Drumlish on Thursday last December 30.

We join their families and friends in wishing Pauline and Mark every blessing and happiness in the future. Full details next week.


Next Thursday is the Feast of the Epiphany. It is a holiday of obligation which celebrates the revelation of Jesus to the world through the visitation of the "three wise men" or Magi. It is sometimes referred to as "Little Christmas" or "Nollag na mBan". Masses for the holiday in Drumlish on Wednesday at 7.30pm and 12 noon on Thursday and in Ballinamuck at 7.30pm Thursday.

Next Friday January 7th January is the First Friday of the New Year. All visits to the sick and housebound will take place on Wednesday and Friday in the Ballinamuck area and on Friday in the Drumlish area.


Drumlish Senior Citizens Party will take place on Sunday next 9th January in the Olde Village Inn. All are welcome.


Ballinamuck Bingo resumes on January 4th 2011 weather permitting. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


A well supported 8th Annual Poker Classic was held in Dillon's Ballinamuck on Monday December 27th. This years classic was in aid of the Ballinamuck defibrillator scheme. Tommy Leslie would like to thank all those who supported this venture on the night; all those who purchased tickets; Dillons and Gala Ballinamuck for their help and support and finally a special thank you to all those who supplied the refreshments.


"I'm laying it on the line" is the title of the new CD launched by Noel Cassidy Ballinamuck. We wish you well with it Noel and hope it is successful for you.


The death has taken place in New York of Margaret Mc Kenna,(nee Reilly) late of Bohey Drumlish. RIP. To her son, daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law, sons-in-lae nephews, nieces cousins relatives and friends in Drumlish and New York, especially Mary Kathleen Doyle & family Creenagh, John & Margaret Mc Kenna & family and Mary Rogers, we extend our deepest and sincere sympathy.

Maggie Ann Reilly as she was affectionately known was a very talented musician and played her accordion with great enthusiasm, and skill. On her many visits home she was the life and soul of any party held in her honour. Her favourite song which she sung on many an occasion was "I'll wear a smile tonight". Well I'm sure Margaret is surely wearing a smile where she is tonight. Ar deis D go raibh a anaim dls.


Have you an idea for a project within Co. Longford? Is farming no longer an adequate source of income for you?You and your group/association may be eligible for RDP grant assistance. RDP Grant Aid is available under 7 measures:; 1. Diversification into non-agricultural activities; 2. Business Creatin & Development; 3. Encouragement of Tourism Activities; 4. Basic Services for the Economy and Rural Population; 5. Village Renewal & Development; 6. Conservation & Upgrading of the Rural Heritage; 7. Training & Information

A RDP Project Worker will be available to discuss any ideas you may have or for general enquiries about accessing funding.

You may make an appointment by calling 043-3345555 or just call to any of the following venues

RDP Outreach Information Clinics Commencing January 2011: Newtowncashel Community Hall Monday January 10th from 10.00am – 1.00pm and every second Monday 7.30pm – 9.30pm; Granard Area Action Group Tuesday 11th January 10.00am – 1.00p; Ballymahon Dean Egan Hall Friday 14th January 10.00am – 1.00pm


The death took place recently of Eddie Jordan Cloncowley Drumlish To his sister Katie New York, his cousins Ann Davis and all the Bohan Families, his neighbours and friends we extend our deepest and sincere sympathy.

Ar dheis De go raibh a h-anaim dls..