Carrickedmond notes



Corr: Seamus McGuire, Aughnavally. Tel: 044 9357063 / 086 8286748. Email:

Taghshinód Cemetery

The Cemetery in Taghshinód is very overgrown at the moment. We are appealing to all those who have relatives interred in Taghshinód to come for one evening to cut grass. We will gather for the cutting of grass on this Thursday evening, July 3, at 8.00pm. Everyone welcome to come along and help.

Cúl Camp

The Kelloggs GAA Cúl Camp takes place this year from July 14 to 18 in the GAA pitch in Carrickedmond. This camp is a great way for boys and girls aged 6-13 to play the game and to learn GAA skills in a fun, child-friendly environment. The cost is as follows: First child - €55, second child - €45 and third/fourth child - €40 each. To book a place or for more information call 087-9126556.

Cemetery Sunday Ceremonies

The following are dates for Cemetery Sunday ceremonies in the parish. Prayers for the Faithful Departed in Taghshinód Cemetery on Sunday, July 6 after Mass at 10am in Carrickedmond. Prayers for the Faithful Departed in Tashinney Cemetery on Sunday, July 13 after Mass in Carrickedmond at 10am. Mass and Prayers for the Faithful Departed in Abbeyshrule Cemetery on Sunday, July 27 at 11am. Mass and Prayers for the Faithful Departed in Abbeyderg Cemetery on Sunday, July 27 at 7pm. Mass and Prayers for the Faithful Departed in Carrickedmond Cemetery on Sunday, August 3 at 11am.

Community Games

Congratulations to Matthew Mc Cormack, Hurdles gold medal; Jodie Mc Cormack, Shot Putt silver medal; Aoife Mc Cormack, Hurdles silver medal; James Mc Cormack, Long Puck silver medal; Grase Esler, Hurdles bronze medal; Charlie Byrne, hurdles bronze medal; and the Under-14 Girls relay team, bronze medal winners at the County Community Games finals held in Ballymahon recently. Well done to all the other boys and girls from the parish that represented their parish with distinction over the weekend. A great weekend was had by all.

Great Win

Well done to the Longford senior team and to local club man Barry O Farrell who recorded a great win over Derry in the All Ireland qualifiers recently in Derry. Best of luck to the team in the next round.

First Friday

This Friday, July 4 is the first Friday of July. Mass in Carickedmond at 8pm and the usual calls to the housebound in the parish will take place on Friday next.


Sheila and Laura Flower, Barry would like to sincerely thank everyone that sponsored them in the recent Flora Mini-marathon which took place in Dublin. Both ladies completed the marathon and all monies raised were in aid of “Join Our Boys” Trust, Roscommon. A total of €1303 was collected and handed over to this worthy organisation.


Corr: Berny Quinn. Tel: 087 7690885. Email:

Cemetery Sunday

Cemetery Sunday in Shrule will take place on Sunday, July 13 at 7pm


Congratulations to Michael Galvin and Selina O’Neill on the birth of their baby girl, Ruby. We wish Ruby and her parents health and happiness.

CE Scheme

A vacancy exists on the local CE scheme for a worker at Tang. If you are eligible to apply contact the local CE office on 090 6432799 or see advert on the FAS website under Longford.

Tang GAA Club Lotto

Jackpot €3,850. Results June 23 2014: No’s 1, 9, 12, 17. 4 Draws €25: Evelyn Salmon (S: Mervyn English) Padraig Coughlan (S: Frank Donoghue) Brendan Owens (S: Finn’s Innyside Service Station) Laura Donoghue (S: Frank Donoghue).

Next Lotto: Monday, June 30. Venue: “Hill” Carrickboy.

“Progressive 25”

Fridays at 9.15pm sharp in Tang Community Centre. Results – Friday, June 20, 2014: 1st: Liz and Niall, second: Margaret and Mary. Tables: (1) Joe and Pat. Nancy & Mike. Raffle: (1) Mary Flanagan, (2) Pat Rock, (3) Liam Brown. Next Jackpot: €100 on 14 games - Friday, June 27. Cards start at 9pm sharp

Walking Club

Walking club every Monday and Wednesday evening at 8pm. Meet at Ballymahon Library and do the canal walk. Everyone welcome.

Tang Historic Graves Project

We recently carried out this archaeological venture in conjunction with Mr John Tierney from Eachtra Archaeological projects. Westmeath Community Development provided the funding. The project involved: Mapping of Noughaval, Templeavally and Ardnacraney cemeteries; numbering each headstone; taking a photograph (with GPS Camera) of each headstone; recording the inscription on each headstone; and transcribing the information gathered onto the website –

The earliest headstone dates back to 1686. Layout plans and memorial recordings are available online and the following are the links to each site.

If anyone wishes to include extra information about deceased parishioners they can log on to the above links or contact the numbers below. Also, if there is a need to edit or omit any individual recording, please do not hesitate to contact us. Recording the information on the headstones has helped to expand parish records. We would like to expand these records further. If you have any information about relatives or neighbours buried in unmarked graves we would like to include these in our records. Anyone with information please contact Gerard Curran on 087-6987193 or email at or Ben Lynn on 087-2379629 or email A draft “Tour of Tang” in ibook form has been commenced and we hope to continue collecting local stories, photos, etc over the coming months.

Adoration vigil

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 10pm with the Holy rosary and confession. The vigil concludes after Benediction and the 6am Mass. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain special graces, to make reparation and to spend the night in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament in this month that is dedicated to honouring the Precious Blood of Jesus. All are welcome. For further information contact 086 0405621 or 086 1900640.