The Longford Branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland would like to announce that our Church Gate Collection will be held on Saturday the 28th and Sunday 29th of September throughout the county. The money raised will greatly contribute to our continued services in the area. These include a home care service, a respite service, a transport service and a day care facility. All of these services are dedicated to respecting the rights of people with Alzheimer’s disease, and supporting their carers. Please give generously. On behalf of ourselves and those who cannot remember, thank you.

Irish Dancing

Irish dancing classes with the Stanley Carroll School resume in the community centre every Monday from 5.30pm - 6.30pm. Newcomers welcome. For any more info contact Lisa on 087-9804402.

Community Centre Activities

Mondays - 5:30-8pm Irish Dancing Lisa Cullen 087 980 4402 8:30-9:30 Zumba Mel 086 338 4011. Tuesdays - 5pm-6:30pm Longford Youth Services 6:30-7:20pm Taekwon-do – Family Class Rodney 085 740 0638 7:30-9:30pm Pilates(Beginners and Intermediate) Michelle 086 101 3731 8.00-9.00pm Basketball Senior Ladies team training ( Mel 087 682 1365) 9.00-10.00pm Basketball Senior Men’s team training (Mel 087 682 1365) Wednesdays - 9.30-10.30am Zumba Dancing  Margaret Cummins 087 755 94 11 5:30 & 7:30pm Slimming World  Jenny 086 109 4773 8:30pm-10:30pm Badminton

 Thursdays - 9:30-10:30am Step Aerobics Margaret Cummins 087 755 9411

 New 2:15-4:15 Zumbatomic for Kids 5-7 year olds and 8-12 Year olds Mags 087 755 9411 5:30pm-6:10pm Taekwon-do Kids Ages 3-7 Rodney 085 740 0638 6:10pm-7pm Taekwon-do Family Class Rodney 085 740 0638

9-10pm Longford Torpedo’s Basketball Mel 087 682 1365. Fridays - 8:30-9:30pm Zumba Margaret Cummins 087 755 9411. Saturdays - 11am-12(noon) – Karate Ciaran Wadd 083 306 8331. Sundays - 10am-11am Mostrim GAA Fun and Games Ages 4-6 - Free


Coffee morning

Thank you to everyone that supported the Coffee Morning in The Green last Thursday. We raised €112.70 and all proceeds will go to the Longford Hospice.

Mostrim GAA

There will be a draw for All-Ireland Hurling Replay tickets on Thursday night at 9.30pm in Philip Quinn’s. There was no jackpot winner in the last Lotto draw. Numbers drawn were 3, 10, 20, 24. Twenty-five Euro winners were Sarah Farrell, Kathleen McGrath Corboy, Michelle Carroll and Liam Monaghan.


A Workshop entitled “Thinking of Involving Volunteers” will be held in The Green, Edgeworthstown on Thursday 26th September at 10a.m. This session is aimed at organisations setting out on the path of engaging volunteers in their group. It is designed to help groups understand the best ways to involve volunteers, understand volunteer expectations and start on a path to ensuring volunteers become a core and positive part of your organisation.

Tidy Towns

Edgeworthstown  received a great result in the National Tidy Towns Competition. It was overall winner in the County in Category C with a mark of 231. This was an increase of seven marks. Well done to everyone involved, this was a great Community effort.


Congratulations to Darragh Grehan who ran 800 meters at schools cross country event last Saturday in Moyne. A fantastic run and a 100 meter sprint finish. Well done Darragh & keep up the good work.

Computer Classes

Computer Literacy classes will be starting soon in The Old Schoolhouse, Ballymahon Road, Edgeworthstown. Courses are part time for adults and will lead to a FETAC Accreditation under the Back to Education Initiative. The courses are free to those who are Social Welfare recipients and medical card holders.

Open Day

An open day will be held on next Sunday 29th September from 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. for anyone who would like to view the progress of the restoration.