Abbeylara April 1

Benefit Night - A benefit night will take place on Sunday 14th April (Easter Sunday) in the Park House, Edgeworthstown. The best of music and songs on the night.

Benefit Night - A benefit night will take place on Sunday 14th April (Easter Sunday) in the Park House, Edgeworthstown. The best of music and songs on the night.

There will be also spot prizes as well as refreshments on the night. Tickets are on sale at €10, they are available from Farrell’s shop, T J Donohue, Pat McHugh and usual ticket sellers. Proceeds from the night will go towards then Parish Centre. Your support is greatly appreciated.

GAA Club

Membership is now due. Rates are for €25 for an individual, €40 for couples and €50 for players which includes membership and insurance. Please hand in your membership to any Club Officer. The yearly Lottery entry ticket for €100 is on sale still. This will give you entry into the Lotto each week from 16th March 2011 for 12 months, for a large weekly jackpot. The majority of households in the parish have been visited with these Lotto tickets. Your support has been greatly appreciated. The funds which have been raised help with the Club Finances and ease the need/pressure of other fundraisers. Jackpot €11,200. Lotto Results 22/3/11 - Numbers Drawn 2-13-17-28 - €20 winners: Ollie Denneny, Kilcogy; Kathleen Reilly, Creevy; Grace Owens, Cavan; John Pettit, Granard; Paddy & Annie Reilly, Cloughernal; Liam Lynch, Aughnagarron:  Next draw in Crawford’s Lounge on 29-3-11. Jackpot €11,200.

AG Bingo

On Wednesday nights at the new time of 9p.m. Your support is always welcome.

County Longford Youth Service

Hold their annual collection at all Masses next week-end Sat 2nd /Sun 3rd April. The basket will be passed around after Holy Communion. Please remember to bring some extra money with you for this collection. For more information on the youth service contact 043 3340907.   Our Parish Mission

A group called St. Patrick’s Community will be giving a Mission in our Parish from the 2nd to the 6th of May 2011. They will speak at the Masses the weekend just before the Mission, which starts on Monday evening and finishes on Friday evening. Each night has a different theme with testimonies from the group, prayer, music and a lot more. We really encourage you to come to all five nights to get the most out of the Mission. More details on the Mission in the coming weeks. Active Retirement

Our next meeting is on Thursday 31st March in Sports Centre at 11 a.m. looking forward to seeing you all there, new members always welcome. Weather permitting, we will be all heading towards  the sports field in Ballyboy for a few rounds of the track, a chat and a laugh and maybe some of you can show us how fit you are, it is all very enjoyable, no pressure on anybody each one goes at their own pace

Lisryan Rovers

A fundraising Table Quiz will take place in the Crossroad’s Inn Lisryan on Friday April 8th at 9 pm.  A table of 4 cost €40. There will be a raffle and auction.  Sandwiches will be served on the night. All are welcome. Your support is much appreciated. 

Cavan’s Got Talent

We would like to wish Stephanie Donohue the best of luck in “Cavan’s Got Talent”. The competition takes place every Friday at 9 pm in the Imperial Bar, Cavan.  There will be a bus to Cavan on Friday for supports of Stephanie. The bus leaves outside Crawfords Pub, Abbeylara at 7.30 aprox via Granard at 8pm, Mullinaghta 8.15, Kilcogy 8.30 and Killadoon at 8.40. For more details on time etc please contact Michael Reilly on 0879833991. 


Congratulations to the Cnoc Mhuire u-16 team on winning the all Ireland vocational a final last weekend. A great achievement for all involved. Special mention to our own two representatives Nigel Rabbitt and Anthony O Reilly. Congrats also to the other northern gales members on the team. Keep up the good work.

Longford GAA

Fastest Club Team

Longford GAA Fastest Club Team in aid of Longford Footballers Team Training Fund at Longford Greyhound Track on Friday 8th April 2011. Gates open at 7 pm. First race at 8 pm sharp. Tickets €20 (includes admission to Longford v Carlow NFL Game).

Good Luck

Good luck to Colm E, Colm P, Fergal, Robbie and Shane in the Leinster Under 21 Championship Final. From Abbeylara GFC.

Sponsored walk

St. Christophers Services Granard Branch annual sponsored walk from Granard to Abbeylara will take place on Sunday, April 17th at 3pm. More details next week and everyone is welcome to walk.