Declan celebrates 25 years

Declan celebrates 25 years

Congratulations to Declan Nerney and friends on his 25th anniversary in the music business. Monday night last at the Marquee in Drumlish was an exceptional night of music and entertainment, thoroughly enjoyed by young and not so young. We join your family, friends and followers in wishing you continued success for the next 25 years and health to enjoy them.

50th Wedding Anniversary

Congratulations and best wishes to Paddy and Mary Gillooley, Drumlish who celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary last weekend. We join their family and friends in wishing you both good health and happiness in the years ahead.

Kilmahon Cemetery AGM

Kilmahon Cemetery Committee will hold their AGM on Monday, 8th September in ‘98 Hall, Ballinamuck. All welcome.


Congratulations to Drumlish Butcher, Gavin Mitchell on his outstanding success as winner of the National Sausage and Pudding competition in the Northern Region. This competition was hosted by the Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland. Last year Gavin – a native of Gortletteragh was runner-up in the same competition. We join his family, friends, and customers in wishing Gavin every success in the National Competition which takes place in City West Hotel Dublin next month. Compliments also to his assistant Paul Dowler. Gavin’s pork for his sausages is sourced from Green Pasture Meats down the Mohill Rd. (ie. Davis’ Meats) while all his beef comes from his own farm. Well done, Gavin and continued success to you. Everyone is so proud of your success.


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday, 7th September. Ceremonies begin at 2.30pm with the Anointing of the Sick followed by Mass at 3.00pm. If you wish to travel by bus, which will leave Ballinamuck at 10.30am, and Drumlish at 10.40 am, it will cost €16. Order your tickets from any of the priests of the Parish.

Barn Dance

Motor Neurone Fundraiser Monster Barn Dance will take place on Friday night next the 29th of August 2014 in Rawle’s Bar & Lounge, Ballinalee. Music on the night will be provided by various artists including Busy Fingers, Chuck & June and Frank Kilbride amongst others. Doors open at 9pm tickets currently on sale at 5 euro. Tickets available in Casey’s Newtownforbes, Rawles, Ballinalee, any committee members and other shops and outlets throughout the County, and from myself.


The first meeting of the above Guild will take place on Monday night, September 1st at 8.30pm in the Visitors Centre. All members are asked to attend. Patchwork Classes funded by Longford/Westmeath Education Training Board, will begin on Monday September 8th starting at 7.30pm for six consecutive Monday nights. Our Guild will be hosting the Longford Federation Autumn meeting on Wednesday September 24th. Presentations will be made to the winners of the Longford Gardening Competition held during the summer months. New members are always welcome to join it. You can always attend one of the meetings and see if there is something of interest there for you.

Community Games

Congratulations to all the younger children from the Parish who participated recently in the Community Games. We thank them and their parents and mentors for their representation and wish everyone continued success for next year.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service

The Mobile Unit will be in Longford Arms Hotel from Tuesday 26th to Thursday 28th from 4.30 – 8.00pm each day. Please help save a life by donating your blood.

Well done

Well done to the committee and all the volunteers who gave their time and energies to the great success of The Marquee in Drumlish and the Ballinamuck Olde Fair Day. This was truly a great example of Community building.

Duathlon for Karen Gill

Karen Gill, youngest daughter of Thomas and Kathleen, Monaduff/Corrick is doing a duathlon in London on the 14th of September which will involve a 10km run followed by a 22km cycle and then finish with a 5km run. She is doing this race in order to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. They provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. What many people don’t know is that one in three of us will get cancer, two million of us are living with it. We are all affected by cancer. So with respect to that, she is hoping to raise at least €100 but of course would love to raise more. She has a page set up on ‘just giving’

( https://www.justgiving.com/Karen-Gill5/) and would really appreciate any donation no matter what the amount as every little helps.


The AGM of the 98 Memorial Hall will take place at. 8.30pm on Wednesday, 27th of August in the meeting room, we are looking for new members from the community to come along and get involved in your valuable community asset.

Monaduff Social Club

There are seats available on the bus for the trip to Youghal from Monday, 1st September to Friday, 5th September. People who would like to travel and make arrangements can contact any of the following: Betty @ 087-9790996, Tessie @ 087-9435213, Mary @ 087-9074806, Dympna @ 0867312202.

Moyne Community School

Moyne CS re-opens on:- Tuesday 26th August – 1st years only, full day. Wednesday 27th August – 1st, 3rd, & 5th Year students, Thursday 28th August – All students except TY, Friday 29th August – All students.


Ballinamuck bingo continues every Tuesday at. 8.30pm, prize fund on the night €1,300. Fun for all ages.


Olde Fair Day at Ballinamuck on Sunday last was a resounding success. Sincere thanks to all the helpers, exhibitors and supporters.


CASA, the Caring and Sharing Association have been active in Longford 30 years, and offers a social event each month, to over 30 people with special needs who come from all areas of the county. Our helpers are one to one in a group setting offering each person quality friendship and support. We welcome volunteers from all walks of life, from students of 16 upwards, to those who are retired and wish to share one day a month of their time with another person. Contact Bernie Belton on 0861296305 or Majella Meade on 0857744159 if you would like to help.