Lanesboro/Ballyleague May 27

Lanesboro Community College Invite - Excitement is building to fever pitch in and around Lanesboro Community College as they continue to prepare for the upcoming 50th jubilee celebrations.

Lanesboro Community College Invite - Excitement is building to fever pitch in and around Lanesboro Community College as they continue to prepare for the upcoming 50th jubilee celebrations.

Have you been a past pupil of the school either as Lanesboro Vocational School or Lanesboro Community College? Have you been involved during the amalgamation with Convent of Mercy Secondary School? All past pupils and staff of Lanesboro Vocational school/Lanesboro Community College are invited to take part in what will surely be a memorable event. Over the last 50 years many pupils have come to the school and due to the large numbers involved it was decided to ask a few people from each class group to contact their class mates. If you have or have not got an invitation as a past pupil or staff member you are asked to notify the school immediately to confirm your attendance. The closing date for RSVP to the college is this Friday 27th May to help arrange for seating and catering.

The college is also looking for photos, newspaper clippings, memorabilia or anything connected to school life. Just drop them into the school and they will be catalogued and displayed on the day. Check out those presses, cupboards or boxes in the attic and help share the memories of your school days.

The College staff and present day students are looking forward to meeting you all on the 4th June. Lanesboro Community College can be contacted at 043 21139; by text 087 1333207 or by email:

Lough Ree Golfing Society

This Saturday the local Lough Ree Golfing Society is in Roscommon Golf Club for their Captain, Sean Brennan’s Prize Day. Could all members be there at 10.30 or earlier to ensure a smooth start to this important event? Text Frank as usual if coming: 0879730611. Hopefully there will be a huge number of members there and I’m sure it will be a great day at this lovely local course.

B&B Accommodation and Activities

At present in the Lanesboro Tourism office there are a number of people visiting the area calling in seeking B&B accommodation and activities in the area. The Co-Op is inviting anybody with any of these services to contact them and leave in their cards or brochures so that the information will be readily available for callers.


Congratulations to Joan and Alan Farrell, Ballyleague on the birth last week of a baby girl.

work scheme

The work scheme introduced last year by the Shannon Gaels club where members of the club will come and do the work you may have be it in your house or indeed outside your house such as general clean up, mowing grass, footing turf on the bog or helping out at farm work is now up and running. The extent of acclaim last year’s scheme got can be seen by the demand already this year for the members of the Shannon Gaels club, both male and female. This is a wonderful club scheme and is a great link for our young members to work with and get to know the people of the parish on a personal basis. If you are interested in availing of this scheme you should contact, Sean Kenny, Jimmy Flood, Joe O’Brien, Seadna Ryan or Brendan Keane.


We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Mary Jo Killian and family, Rathcline on the death last week of John Killian, in Canada.

Help required

In preparation for the upcoming cemetery Sunday, 3rd July, there is a lot of work to be done in and around Rathcline cemetery especially with the taking down of ivy that has taken hold on the walls and many other jobs. Any evening after 6pm Johnny Hanley will welcome anyone and everyone to assist with this work.

Cemetery Sundays

The dates have now been set for Mass to be celebrated at the three cemeteries in the parish of Rathcline in July. Mass on Sunday 3rd July Rathcline Cemetery at 6pm. Lanesboro Cemetery on 10th July at 6pm and Clonbonny Cemetery on Sunday 17th July also at 6pm. This is ample notice for all those with relatives in each of the cemeteries to have their family grave tended to and have it in good shape.

Ladies Mini Marathon Bus

Anybody wishing to avail of the bus to the Ladies Mini Marathon on Monday 6th June is asked to contact Pam Farrell to reserve your seat. Phone Pam at 087-4146987 any day after 6pm.


On Monday 16th May at the County Hospital Roscommon the sad news emanated of the death of one our most popular parishioners Mrs Kathleen Greene, The Green. Kathleen had been predeceased some years back by her husband Harry and son Pat. She had previously lived at Lisduff and Rathcline before her move to the Green. Kathleen had been in failing health for a time and she was cared for greatly by her loving family. She was a woman of great spirit, a great warmth and friendly manner that endeared her to everybody that had the pleasure to know her. Her sense of humour was second to none and everyone that knew her will have their fond memory of that wonderful trait. She will be remembered for her dedication to her family. Her remains reposed at Farrell’s Funeral Home on Wednesday before her remains were removed to St. Mary’s Church Lanesboro. On Thursday following her Funeral Mass her remains were interred in Rathcline Cemetery. To her daughters Ann, Celine, Marie, Helen, Olive and Colette, sons Peter, Henry, Tom and Michael, sisters Phil, Una, Nancy, Margaret and Olive, relatives and many friends we extend our deepest sympathy.

Lanesboro Bridge Club

The results of the competition held on Wednesday 18th are 1st Una Lawlor & Brid Mc Dermott, 2nd Phil Chalmers & Cyril Hussey, 3rd Tom Feeney & Kathleen Reilly and 4th Noreen Dunne & Mae Casey. The summer bridge will commence in Sorohan’s Ballyleague on Wednesday 8th June at 8pm sharp.

25 Drive in Peer Inn

The weekly 25 card game in the Peer Inn continued on Sunday night last and the following are the results: 1st Ger Skelly & Tom Skelly, 2nd Danny Ganly & Seamus Bermingham. The table prizes went to John O’Beirne & Brendan Casey and Padraig Hand & Paddy Flood.

Bus to Slane

Anybody wishing to go to Slane on Saturday 28th May should contact Pakie immediately to book their place on the bus. Pakie is available at 0863963292. The coach will leave at 1.30pm sharp

Lanesboro Tourism Co-Op

Your help is needed for a local clean-up of all areas on Friday 10th June starting at 6pm Please meet at the Parish Hall. Your help will make a huge difference to our town owners of all premises, occupied and vacant are asked to tidy up their areas. Judging for tidy towns competition takes place during June/July/August. Further details can be had from Seadna Ryan.

Lough Ree 2000 Bridge Club

The end of year function and prize giving was held at Viewmount House, where we partook of a most enjoyable lunch. Secretary, Mrs Hannah Clyne, announced the winners of the major competitions, held since Christmas, and the Prizes were presented by club President Mrs Mai Casey. E.J.Browne Memorial Trophy: 1st: Mark and Peggy Crehan, 2nd: Katharine Harrison and Joan Donnellan, 3rd: Una Clarke and Nora Kelly. Gross: Mai Casey and Margaret Gillen. Sliabh Ban Trophy: 1st: Fiona Gillen and Phil Chalmers, 2nd: Des and Eileen Watts, 3rd: Mai Casey and Margaret Gillen. Gross: Eileen Kelly and Nancy Dolan. Summer Competition: 1st: Mai Casey and Margaret Gillen, 2nd: Joan Browne and Patricia McGann, 3rd: Fiona Gillen and Joan Donnellan. Gross: Eileen Kelly and Nancy Dolan. President’s (Mai Casey) Prize: 1st: Joan Donnellan, 2nd: Margaret Gillen, 3rd: Nora Kelly, 4th: Phil Chalmers. The AGM was held on Monday night last. The new President is Margaret Gillen. Secretary: Una Clarke, Assistant: Mary Mulvihill. Treasurers: Ann Donlon/ Freda Kenny. The Summer Bridge begins on Monday, June 13th and everyone is welcome.

Lanesboro Primary School

Congratulations to Ms Nevin and the Green School Committee on receiving the Green Flag on Transport, the first to be awarded in County Longford. Over the past number of weeks the children and teachers in the school have been Walking On Wednesdays as part of the project and we hope to continue this till the summer break. The children in the senior classes are to be congratulated for their work on Discovery Primary Science project. A lot of hard work has been put into the project and they have been selected for the award. The school football team played in the Cumann na mBunscol finals in Pearse Park on Friday last, and although they were beaten by 2 points the spirit of the team shone through. Congratulations to both the team and their trainers.