Race Night

Race Night

Lenamore National School, Legan are holding a fundraiser on Friday, 12th September at Longford Greyhound Track. First Race starts at 8.00pm. Admission is €10. Tickets are on sale now and admission ticket entitles entry to free draw. 1st Prize is €150 Hotel Voucher, 2nd prize €50. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Congratulations to all the past pupils of Lenamore National School who did so well in their Leaving Cert. Best wishes for the future.

GAA Lotto reaches €10,000:

Legan Sarsfield GAA Lotto jackpot has reached €10,000. Results of draw held in The Hill Carrickboy on Sunday, 10th August. Numbers drawn were 6, 15, 23 and 26. There was no jackpot winner. Match three winners of €50 each were Bridget Murphy and Bridget McGee. Last week’s draw was held in Mitchell’s on Monday 18th August. Numbers drawn were 11, 13, 26 and 30. There was no jackpot winner. Match three winners of €50 each were Jimmy Greene and Caroline Nugent. This week’s draw took place in Connaughton’s Rathowen and results will be published next week.

Recent death

It is with deep regret we report the recent death of Maura McDermott who lost her brave battle with her illness. Maura who lived in recent years in Rock View Legan was a member of the McDermott family, Druming passed away at home surrounded by her family. She was a popular and pleasant person who was a good neighbour and loyal friend. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her, but especially by her mother Maureen, sisters Helen, Sharon and Caroline, brother Martin aunt’s uncles relatives and friends to whom we extend our sincere sympathy. Maura was laid to rest following Requiem Mass in the New Cemetery Legan. May she rest in Peace.

Inny Anglers

Last week’s Inny Anglers Lotto draw was held in Slowey’s for a jackpot of €5,450. Numbers drawn were 10, 18, 20 and 24. There was no jackpot winner. Special draw winners of €40 each were Paddy O’Neill and Kathleen Nolan. This week’s draw takes place in The Hill, Carrickboy for a jackpot of €5,500. The Club extends deepest sympathy to the McDermott family, Druming on the death of Maura and also the Mannion family on the death of their sister, Margaret Phelan, Emper. May they rest in Peace.

Baby Boy

Congratulations to Emma Dowler and Garry Hussey on the birth of their baby boy at the General Hospital Mullingar recently. Emma is daughter of Johnny and Esther and we congratulate them on their new grandson.

Pilgrimage to Knock

The Annual Ardagh and Clonmacnoise Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sunday, 7th September. Ceremonies begin at 2.30pm with Anointing of the sick and Mass will be celebrated at 3pm. A bus will travel from Legan/Ballycloghan. To book a seat contacts Mary Flood in Legan and Bernie Hogan, Ballycloghan.


The death occurred last week of Kitty Leavy, Garrycam in her 91st year. She was one of our oldest parishioners and was predeceased by her husband John. She is survived by her four daughters and four sons, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister relatives and friends to whom we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in Peace.

Albert RIP

We join with the rest of the country to pay tribute to former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds who passed away on Thursday morning last. Albert represented this constituency as a TD from 1977 until 2002 and also served as Minister for Telecommunications and Transport, Industry and Energy and Finance prior to being elected Taoiseach. People in this area were very familiar with his presence at funerals and other events of benefit to the area. Besides his many achievements, he will be remembered for setting up C&D Pet Foods in Edgeworthstown in the 1960s and has continued to give valuable employment to people in this area and throughout the county. We extend sympathy to his wife Kathleen and his family.

Remembering First World War

In last week’s edition of the Longford Leader, local Historian Hughie Farrell formerly of The Furze recalled a number of people from this area who fought and many died in that terrible war. One of the few survivors’ was Hughie’s grandfather Private Thomas Farrell who lived for many years in Cluntymullen and Kinard before his death in 1957 and is buried in Foxhall Cemetery. This article is well worth reading.