Newtownforbes notes



Corr: Ann Marie McKeon 086 0479281. E-mail:

Stars Academy

Stars Academy is holding an open evening regarding the free ECCE Scheme commencing in September 2014. This will be held on Thursday, July 3 from 6pm to 7pm. For more information contact Maureen on 086 2390546.


‘Work4You’ set up by Acquired Brain Injury Ireland provides a free vocational assessment service for individuals who have an acquired brain injury and would like assistance and guidance in returning to work, training or education. It is free to anyone with an acquired brain injury and in receipt of a payment from the Dept. of Social Protection. If you are interested in the service or would like more information, Work4You are holding a Pop-Up Information Stand in Drumlish Library on Monday, July 7 between 10.30am – 12.30pm and Lanesboro Library on Monday, July 7 between 2pm-4pm. All are welcome. For further information please call 044 93 38773.

Monster Bingo

Bingo will be held in the PJ Murphy Sports Hall on Sunday, July 6 at 3pm. €2,500 to be won.


All roads lead to the Temperance Hall on Saturday, July 5 for our Craft Fair. This should be a great day so please come along, bring a friend and enjoy the beautiful crafts which will be on display. There will also be a cafe so you can sit down and have a chat while partaking in some lovely home made delights. Entry is free and everyone is welcome so look forward to seeing you all there. Any members that may have an hour or two to spare might give a helping hand with the cake table, if you can just let me know on 086 8368277 all assistance greatly appreciated. See you all on Saturday.

Tidy Towns

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our church gate collection which raised a much needed €711. The village is looking really well in the sunshine & everyone is doing their bit by keeping litter to a minimum. It has been noticed that household rubbish is filling the litter bins along the street & as this is not what they are intended for we request those offenders to make their own arrangements for waste disposal. Longford County Council has suggested that they will remove the bins if the practice continues. We appreciate the help of all those who continue watering flower beds & pots. Tuesday night work continues as usual at 7.30. Meeting at the Parish Hall.

Acupuncture Newtownforbes

Infertility, back pain, migraine, stress, anxiety, tennis elbow, golfers elbow are just some of the conditions which can be aided by acupuncture. To book an appointment contact Maria on 086 8618633


The next First Friday/Saturday Reparation and Adoration vigil to the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary is in the Chapel of Our Lady’s Manor, Edgeworthstown on Friday, July 4 commencing at 10 pm with the Holy rosary and confession. The vigil concludes after Benediction and the 6am mass. All are welcome. For further information contact 086 0405621 or 086 1900640.

Pilates Newtownforbes

Classes available throughout July and August at The Giving Tree (Wendy Louise Hat Design) Monday 8-9pm, Tuesday 8-9pm (men only).Contact Brendan on 087 7681730 for more information.


An Irish Language Summer Course (SIAMSA!) will take place from Monday, July 7 to Friday, July 11 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.

Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camp

Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camps are a great way for boys and girls aged 6 – 13 to play the games and learn GAA skills in a fun child-friendly environment – and maybe even help make them a GAA star of the future! Register for this camp on This camp will be held at Clonguish GAA:- Code LD 05 Newtownforbes July 14 - 18. Camps costs: 1st child €55, 2nd child €45, 3rd/4th child €40 each. For More information log on to the website above or contact Damien 087 9126556.

Summer Dance Courses 2014

The Peelo School of Dance Longford is running a number of summer dance camps for Twinkle Toes & Tiny Boppers right up to 16 years+. All dance styles including Classical Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Zumba and much more. For further information ring 01 6275570 or