St Thomas Ashe Hall, Ballinalee, venue for a six week yoga course commencing Wednesday 18 September 2013 from 8pm – 9.30pm. Registration on the night, suitable for all age groups. Further information contact Maureen Bracken M.I.H.C.A.


Greetings to Natasha Dooner, daughter of Michael and Maria, Ennybegs Killoe, who joined with her friends on a special trip to Dublin savouring the sights with a spent visit to Dublin 300, then on Sunday an enjoyable meal with family, friends all to celebrate a hectic weekend for Natasha’s 18th birthday. We extend good wishes to you Natasha and hope you had a memorable weekend. Happy 18th birthday.

Old graveyard

Booklets titled “Resting in peace” in old Killoe cemetery are now available from Frank Hughes or any committee member at 5 euro each. All proceeds to the restoration fund. These booklets include a map showing the location of headstones and tombstones with a list of names on each also those where resting place is not marked. This book is an invaluable reference for Irish descendants abroad who are anxious to look up their roots. Booklets available in Hughe’s shop Ennybegs or tel Frank 043 3323191 087 9268585.

Longford warmer homes

A reminder to check the website/facebook Longford warmer homes to see if you are eligible for free attic/ cavity insulation. Tel 0433393255, ,

Bright sparks

Speech and drama classes re-commences in Ennybegs Community Centre Killoe on Thursday 12 September 2013 for ages 4-12 years. Further details/booking contact Cathy tel 087 1142669.

Education and training

General FETAC level 2/3 small group courses starting in September 2013. Day and evening with class duration 2 hours per week. Also one to one help with reading/writing/spelling 1 hour per week. Further details contact Frances Stephenson Church Street Longford tel 043 3345609.

Stray dog

A brown/white medium size with black collar and very friendly dog ambling around the Cullyfad/ Killoe area since last week. Further details contact Patricia tel 087 0640357.


Numbers drawn weekend 1/9/13 – 6, 8, 11, 30. 20 euro winners Nellie McGoldrick Ennybegs; Martin Shield, Park Road, Longford; Ellie Farrell Carrabeg; Seamus Quinn Dublin Road; John Dowd,Glenoghill Ballinalee. Sellers prize Seamus Lynch. Jackpot 6,000 euro.

Community Games

Killoe Community Games Committee held their A.G.M. on Wednesday, 4th September, in Ennybegs Community Centre. The Committee for 2013/2014 is as follows:- President – Fr. Sean Casey; Chairperson – Dolores O’Driscoll; Vice Chairperson – Martina Reynolds; Secretary – Martina Reynolds; Assistant Secretary – Michelle Tully; Treasurer – Catherine Bracken; Assistant Treasurer – Mairead Moorhead; PRO – Kate Nolan; Assistant PRO – Maureen Eivers; Children’s Officer – Turlough Farrelly; Property Officer – Tommy Mollaghan. County Delegates – Dolores O’Driscoll, Anne Harte, Kate Nolan, Martina Reynolds; Games Committee – Brian Finneran, Thomas Quinn, Sinead McCormack, Raymond Murphy, Eugene Larkin; Youth Officer – Graeme Feeney; Area Registrar – Catherine Hopkins; Ex officio – Mary Morrissey; Trustees – Kevin Prunty, Danny Keogh, Patricia Feeney, Tommy Mollaghan. Awards: Congratulations to Michelle Tully and Catherine Bracken on receiving the Club Person of the Year Award. Turlough Farrelly received the Adult Volunteer Award; Larry Moran and Liam Hughes receivied Youth Volunteering Award. Emmet Og G.A.A. Club received the Special Achievement Award. The Killoe Community Games Committee wish to thank all the outgoing Officers for their hard work, dedication and commitment in their respective roles over the past number of years. The County Longford Community Games AGM took place on Friday 6th of September. Congratulations to Dolores O’Driscoll who was elected as Vice Chair of County Committee. At the County Longford Community Games AGM, Killoe Community Games were presented with the J&P Kenny Perpetual Shield Involvement Award for 2013. Our Chairperson, Dolores O’Driscoll congratulates the children, parents, managers and committee members for all their hard work, dedication and support which resulted in us winning this award. Well done to all.