Cilleo Yew Tree Players

Cilleo Yew Tree Players

Our upcoming production of ‘A Stolen Child’ directed by Mickey Kenny will take to the stage on Saturday 30th November, Sunday 1st December and Monday 2nd December in Ennybegs Community Centre. Booking lines will open on November 20th. Tickets cost 10euro. Booking is essential so please call  087-2911994  to book your ticket. A great night’s entertainment not to be missed!

Wedding Bells

Congratulations and best wishes to Paul Barden, Kilmore Lower and Rachel Farrell, Delgany, Wicklow, who were married in St. Mary’s Church, Newtownforbes on Friday. We wish the newly weds health and happiness for the future.


Congratulations to James Ireland, (Brianstown) and Frances Walsh on the birth of their twins Sean and Aoife. James and Frances are now living in Cork and we have heard from proud Grandparents Mary and Jimmy Ireland that mummy and babies are doing great. Our best wishes to you all.

Panto Time

IT’S PANTO TIME AGAIN… oh no its isn’t, oh yes it is!! Students from Ballymahon Vocational School are getting ready to take on the Dickens classic, ‘Scrooge; A Christmas Carol’. Why not join Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future in a show that will provide much interaction with the audience? So get ready to embark on a pantomime experience unlike any other! Ballymahon Vocational School has a strong and rich history in pantomime and drama, dating over the years and thus patrons can be assured of a show full of drama, comedy and dance with a few surprises each night!! The show will hit the stage in the Vocational School on December 4th, 5th and 6th. Doors open at 7.30pm and show starts at 8pm. Adults €10. Children/Students/OAP €5. Prizes galore each night. Book your ticket at 0906432211. Students from B.V.S. would really appreciate your support!


‘Work4You’ set up by Acquired Brain Injury Ireland provides a free vocational assessment service for individuals who have an acquired brain injury and would like assistance and guidance in returning to work, training or education. It is free to anyone with an acquired brain injury and in receipt of a payment from the Department of Social Protection. If you are interested in the service or would like more information, Work4You are holding a Pop-Up Information Stand in Longford Library on Tuesday 26th November 2013 between 11am-1pm. All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.  For further information please call 044 933 8773

The Samaritans Annual Church Gate collection takes place on Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December 2013 in Newtownforbes. Please help us to support those who need us. If you are feeling anxious, lonely, despairing or suicidal or need to discuss any problem in confidence call the Samaritans 1850 60 90 90 24hrs.

Rassaun Craft Group

Rassaun Craft Group would like to thank everyone who took part in our Charity Sale held in Ballinamuck on 10th November – our generous sponsors, our friends, our helpers and particularly those of you who joined us on the day and helped us to raise the amazing sum of just over €3800 which has been divided equally between the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and Stop Suicide. Both Charities have also asked that we say a very big thank you to you all – the money will make a huge difference to people to whom they provide such invaluable support.

Information Service

Longford Citizens Information Service holds a ‘Pension Clinic’ every Thursday morning from 10.00am – 1.00pm for the purposes of assisting people with social insurance records to establish their pension eligibility and entitlement. To make an appointment please contact 0861075890.

Open evening

Open evening on Thursday 21st November 2013 from 6.00pm – 8.00pm for parents of all students who wish to enroll for first year in September 2014. All are very welcome.

Mulligan Sisters

The Mulligan Sisters will perform Operatic and Sacred Arias along with Musical Theatre favourites in Concert at the Church of St. Camillus, Killucan, County Westmeath on Saturday November 30th at 8.00pm. Tickets available at the door and cost is €10.

Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu International Karate

A huge well done to all in Newtown who attended the Christmas celebrations in the Dome Retail Centre last Friday night. We had a huge crowd and a great demonstration. The atmosphere was electric and the support was tremendous. Also thank you to our Kilglass students who attended the event. Our club training times are 7-8pm on Mondays and new members are always welcome. For further information please contact Sensei Ann Devlin on 087 9248816.

Do this in Memory

Do this in Memory Mass for First Holy Communion Class at 7pm Saturday 23rd November.