Ballinamuck Tidy Towns

Ballinamuck Tidy Towns

Meeting arranged for Wednesday, 18th June next at 8.30pm, in the meeting room in the Hall. We are getting through the planned work, more to be organised and to do! Hope to see you then!

Whizzkids Community Childcare

We are running summer camps for the month of July. Activities includes - Arts and Crafts, Outdoor Activities, Baking, Pottery, Jewellery Making, Face Painting. Daily 9.30 – 1.30pm, (Age 3 – 10 years)

€30 per week. Phone: 0433329559 to book a place. Enrolment for children starting in September will take place on Wednesday, 25th June and Thursday, 6thJune from 10.00am – 1.00pm. Enrolment Forms and details of Free Preschool Year, Community Subvention Scheme and CETS Scheme are available on the day. Places are Limited. We cater for children 5 months – 12 years.

Drumlish Cemetery Ltd

Please remember there is less than two weeks left, until 1st July to purchase a grave/plot at the reduced rate of €700 for a three grave family plot, €470 for a two grave family plot and €235 for a single grave.  After 1st July graves will revert to the standard prices of €900, €600 and €300.  If you are interested in buying a grave or would like any further information please contact Brendan Daly on 087 7717886,  Seamus Mimnagh 086 8622298 or any committee member.

Months mind Mass

A Months mind mass for the late Brian Collum, Barraghmore, will take place on Saturday evening next at 8pm

5k Run/Walk

A 5k Run/Walk in Roosky Village on Wednesday, 2nd July at 8pm.  Registration of €10 per person or €20 for family at Community Centre, Rooskey on Monday, 30 June from 7 - 9pm and again at 6.30pm on Wednesday, 2 July prior to walk. Proceeds in aid of Rooskey Church Restoration Fund.


Liam Sheerin, son of Anthony and Amanda, Musk, Dublin was baptised and welcomed into the Faith Community of the parish last weekend. We congratulate his parents on this happy occasion.


Congratulations to Catherine Crowe, only daughter of the late Tom and Rita Crowe, Derawley, Drumlish, and Adrian O’Connor who announced their engagement recently. We join their families and friends in wishing them both every blessing and happiness for the future.


 An Irish Language Summer Course (SIAMSA!) will take place from Monday 7th July to Friday 11th July in Gaelscoil Longfoirt.  The course will take place from 9.30am to 3.00pm each day and will cater for students from Second Class to First Year.  Further information and applications forms available from Yvonne Ní Mhurchú 087-2642665.

Credit Union

North Longford & Arva Credit Union is running a car loan promotion for the months of June and July. Get your car loan at a rate of 6%. For more details contact any of our offices


Don’t forget Bingo this Tuesday and every Tuesday in the 98 Hall, Ballinamuck at 8.30pm. €1300 in prize fund, see you there !

Tidy Town’s

Judging season is here, which means the judge(s) could be visiting the village anytime from now for the next 5 weeks. Please remove any litter that you see, even if not yours, we are trying to have the place in pristine condition for the adjudicator’s visit, so everyone can play a part. The group will meet on Saturdays at 9a.m. The annual church gate collection takes place  Saturday and Sunday 21 & 22nd June. We are also delighted to announce that the village streets will be name plated before the Autumn - and this is being part funded by Longford County Council.

Monaduff Social Club

The Outing/Day trip will take place this Wednesday, 18th June. The bus will leave from Ballinamuck at 9am and from Drumlish Church at 9.15am. Hope you all have a wonderful day. Enjoy!

Calvary Cross

Now that the new extension to the Cemetery has been completed, wouldn’t it be nice to have a special Cross reflecting Calvary and the hope of resurrection there. If there is any parishioner or family who would like to donate or finance a Calvary Cross and scene to complete the beautiful work done. The cost of such would be something similar to the cost of erecting a headstone. It’s a big ask in difficult financial times, but it’s a worthwhile investment. Thank you.

Youth Festival

Ardagh Clonmacnoise Youth Pilgrimage to Medjugorje from 30th July to 6th August – 7 nights half-board in Guesthouse, close to St. James’ Church. Young people aged 16-35 are most welcome. Cost: €659 in total. Contact Diocesan Youth Centre at 0906473358 or email: anita.allenym@gmail.com. See poster in church.

Dromard Child Care

Dromard Childcare Community Group Limited will run Summer Camps on the following weeks:- Wk1: June 30th to 4th July. (7th July – 11th July – No camp due to Cúl Camps in Dromard) Wk 2: 14th - 18th July. Week 3: 21st July – 25th July. Camps cater for ages 4 to 8 years. Activities include a wide range of outdoor activities – weather permitting, Arts & Crafts, Baking, Fun & Games. Children should bring a packed lunch and drink daily. Camps will run from 9.30 to 1pm daily. Cost 30 euro per week, (Family discount will apply).

Planning to get Married

There are still some places available on the Longford ACCORD Pre-marriage Courses for 12th and 13th June 2014. There will be no marriage courses in July and August. For further information contact ACCORD Longford on 043 3347222 or book on-line www.accord.ie

Counselling Service

Accord also provides a professional marriage and relationship counselling service for couples, experiencing difficulties in their marriage and relationships. ACCORD provides a safe place to explore relationship difficulties in a confidential, respectful and non-judgemental setting. Contact ACCORD Longford on 043 3347222.


McKenna: The death occurred on June 7th, (peacefully) at the Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar of Annie McKenna, nee Mallon, Clonmacart, Drumlish. To her daughter, Elizabeth (Devlin), son-in-law Christy, grandchildren, Orla and Christopher, nieces, nephew, relatives and friends, we extend our deepest and sincere sympathy.

Carrington: The death took place on June 8th at Costello’s Nursing Home, Ballyleague in his 91st year of Anthony Carrington, Cuilbeg, Rooskey, Co. Roscommon. To his sons, Tommy Joe and Anthony, daughters Mary Quinn, Gortletteragh, Ann Clarke, Creenagh, Geraldine Cox, Rooskey and Kathleen Coyle, Kilglass, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, relatives, neighbours and many friends, we extend our deepest and sincere sympathy.

Gartlan: nee O’Hara (Kennellybane, Carrickmacross). The death took place peacefully at her residence, Kennellybane, Carrickmacross of Ellen Gartlan. To her loving family, Thomas, Johnny, Helen (Morris), Brian, Declan, Jimmy, Regina (Williams) and Damien, brothers Brian, Jimmy and her sister Kate-Ann Devine, Derawley, Drumlish, grandchildren, relatives and friends, we extend our deepest and sincere sympathy. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anaim dílís.