Rural Transport

Rural Transport

Please note that all scheduled Rural Transport – Friday Services, throughout the County, will run on Thursday17th April with the same collection and departure times.

Host Families Needed

Host families are needed for Spanish students attending a summer camp in Moyne Community School for three weeks in July. Payment for three weeks is €550 and anyone can participate. For more information, contact Maeve on 085 8391939 or

New Arrival

Belated congratulations to Mark and Frances McDonnell on the birth of their baby girl, Catherine and welcome sister for Tomás and Colm. Frances is the much respected principal of St. Columba’s N.S. We are delighted to report that Frances and newborn are in excellent health.

Dramatic Society

Killeen Dramatic Society are delighted to announce their reunion and will present ‘’ The Maiden Aunt’’ a three act comedy written by Jimmy Keary on Thursday 10th and Friday 3rd April in Granard Community Centre at 8.30pm. An enjoyable night’s entertainment is guaranteed. Admission for adults is €10 and €5 for children.

Cake Sale

Mullinalaghta Ladies Footballers will hold a cake sale in the local community centre following Mass Easter weekend. Your support would be appreciated.

Lotto Draw

St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw in the Angler’s Rest on Thursday, 3rd April. The winning numbers were 5, 11, 14, 30 with jackpot of €4900 remaining intact. Consolation prizes of €20 were won by the following - Mattie Reilly, Aughnagaron. Martin Reilly, Toome. Amanda Matthews, Toome. Peter McInerney, Annagh and Margaret Hand, Larkfield. On sales this week are as follows: Hideaway: Patrick Matthews. Keogh’s / Angler’s Rest: Frankie & Finbar. Kilcogy: James McGivney and Eric Sullivan. Please drop tickets into Cloonagh P.O before 5.30pm on Monday.

Ladies Footballers

As part of their fundraising activities the local ladies football club are holding a weekly draw based on the bonus ball in the main draw of the national lottery. Sheets are on sale in local shops or are available from any club member. Match the bonus ball in Saturday’s night main draw and you will earn yourself €20. Lines are just €2. Six monthly tickets are available for €50 by contacting Marie Matthews. Your support would be very much appreciated each week. The winning number on Saturday 5th April was 21 with Senan Dermody, P.J. Reilly and Christy Reilly each getting €20.

Race Day

The Flynn & Lynch, Life & Pensions Longford GAA 12th Annual Raceday will take place at Punchestown course on Wednesday 30th April. Always an entertaining and great social occasion all GAA supporters are encouraged to support the event. Package of €1000 (table of 10) or €100 per Ticket . Admission includes Race Card, Celebrity Tipster, Four Course Meal, Bar Facilities, Hot Afternoon Refreshments and Free betting voucher for €10. Anyone interested should contact club secretary Patrick Matthews on 087 2925540 to book a place or for further information.


Members of the local GAA club will take up the collection for the Multiple Sclerosiis Association of Ireland at the Vigil Mass on this Saturday, 12th April. We look forward to your support for this worthy cause.