Gala Memorial Fashion show in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation and in Memory of Annie Quinn. Friday 17th June in O’ Reillys, Drumlish. Admission 10 euro.

Heart disease is Ireland’s No1 killer. More than 10,000 people die each year in Ireland from Cardiovascular disease. The Irish Heart Foundation relies heavily on public funding, approximately 93% of their funding comes from public and corporate donations. Money raised at this event will help fund heart research in conditions such as heart failure, coronary heart disease, stroke and cardio-myopathy. Annie spent most of her life giving to our local community in so many ways, now it is our chance to give something back in her name.

Arrival reception with hair and beauty demonstrations from 8pm, show commences at 9pm. The fashion show will showcase local fashion from Aine’s Boutique, Clara Ellen, Grasshopper, Matt O’ Brien, Dixons Menswear & Gannon’s. All models are local. There will also be a prize for the best dressed lady on the night, so get that special outfit from the back of the wardrobe and show it off on the night. We look forward to seeing you there.


Flower Garden Competition: - Open to ICA members only.

Vegetable Garden Competition: - Open to all gardeners, male and female in Co. Longford. Children’s Section: - A small plot of either vegetables or flowers. Open to all children in Co. Longford. Adjudication will take place end of July to early August. Entries before June 30th to Lillian Walsh on 086-6014661.


We are now in the judging season – several months of hard work should be in evidence now. There are still a few outstanding jobs i.e. the painting in particular that could not be done in the past few weeks, should be in evidence this coming week. The bottle bank area continues to be a problem: some one person or two are using this area as a dumping ground for their trash and we have had to get a camera installed at it because it is not possible to police this amenity 24/7. So be warned!

Remember you can contribute to our Tidy Village by keeping the grass at the entrance to your estate and dealing with litter appropriately plus reminding others to do the same. There are boxes for cigarette butts attached to the walls of all the Public Houses –smokers please use them. Kerb appeal - enhance where you can with a lick of paint or a tidy garden, flower boxes or hanging baskets – it all adds to first impressions. For updates, check Drumlish Tidy Towns on Facebook and also report any litter/cigarette or dog fouling to Longford Litter Hotline 1850 434 450.


It is that time of year again when young people from the parish are sitting their exams. Our thoughts and prayers are with them this week and for the coming weeks as the examinations begin. We join your families in wishing you all every success. With God’s help your efforts will be rewarded. Go n-éirí and t-adh libh go léir.


Cemetery Sunday in Drumlish this year is next Sunday. The blessing of the graves in the Parish will take place following the usual pattern. After Ballinamuck Mass the Old Cemetery and then the New Cemetery(11.15 approx) in Ballinamuck will be blessed. In Drumlish after 12 noon Mass in Drumlish the cemeteries in the Drumlish area will be blessed. Old Cemetery 1.00pm approx. New Cemetery 1.20 approx and finally Kilmahon 1.45pm approx.


Drumlish Ballinamuck Community Games are looking for participants ( Boys and Girls ) for the following field events. Ball throw U12, Long Puck U14, Shot Putt U14, Long Jump U14, High Jump U16, Javelin U16, Discus U16. If you are interested contact Derek O’ Neill on 086 1725448 or Bernie on 086 8875228.



The next get-together will be held on Saturday June 11th in Monaduff 3.00 – 5.00pm – the usual transport is available. The people who are travelling to Kilkenny for the overnight stay on Sunday September 4th are requested to bring payment of €150. Thank you for your support in the recent Church Gate Collection.



The above will take place in June 2012. The Congress Bell is touring the country and it will pay a brief visit to Drumlish Church on Friday July 15th for Mass at 10.00am. The theme of the Congress is Communion with Christ and with one another.


This event will take place on June 12th in Abbeylara. There will be Tractor pulling and a Truck pulling demonstration. There will also be a Vintage parade, Display of cars, tractors and Motor bikes, Farm Tractors competition in different classes, Auto Jumble sponsored by Kanes of Granard, Midget Car Racing in association with Motorsport Ireland, A Dog Show, Wellie Throwing, Donkey Derby, Bouncing Castles, Best Dressed Lady, Go Karts Grand Prix Style, Fun Fair – Bumping cars, Rides, Food Stalls …etc and much more. Free Car-paking. Toilets on site. Children Free. Disabled people welcome (with parking facilities close to entrance for permit holders only) All proceeds in aid of Parish Centre. Enquiries to Pat Reilly 086-8855189 or Campbell Gibson 086-8545378 or Pat Mc Hugh 087-6308152. It promises to be a great day for all the family, and everyone is welcome.


If you are over 21 and if for 6 months you are either in receipt of social welfare payments, have been signing for credits od are on lone parents allowance you could join the VTOS programme a nd receive training free of charge. For further information contact 043-3345474.


Ballinamuck Bingo takes place every Tuesday night at 9.00pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Duignan: Deepest Sympathy is extended to the family relatives and friends of the late Mrs. Anna Duignan of Aughavas who died during the week

Brady: The death took place at his residence in Edenmore Ballinamuck of Patrick Brady. To his wife Bridie, sons Seamus and PJ, daughters Catherine, Mary, Dympna and Irene, grandchildren, sister Margaret, sister-in-law Katie, sons-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends we extend our deepest and sincere sympathy.

McGrath: The death took place peacefully in Thomond Lodge Nursing Home Ballymahon of John Mc Grath, Colehill, Carrickedmond. To his wife Mary, sons Frank and James, daughters Elizabeth and Rita, sister Nan, daughter-in-law, son-in-law Mark(O’Reilly Drumlish) brother-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, the O’Reilly family Drumlish, relations and friends we extend our deepest and sincere sympathy.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anaim dílís.