Social Dance

Social Dance

Carrickedmond/Abbeyshrule defibrillator group will hold their annual fundraising social dance in St Sinneach’s hall, Carrickedmond on Sunday night next the 29th March. Music on the night will be supplied by Jimmy Lennon and friends. Dancing from 10pm to 12 midnight. Admission is €10. Tickets are on sale at present and can be had by contacting any member of the defibrillator group. A great night of music and dance is assured and all from the area are invited to attend.

Community Games Success

Congratulations to the Carrickedmond under thirteen girls community games basketball team, under ten mixed football team and under twelve girls football team who were all crowned county champions following their great wins in their respective county finals last weekend. The girls basketball team took on Newtowncashel in the semi final on Saturday morning and after a very exciting game qualified for the final which was played later on Saturday against Lanesborough.The Carrick girls played their game at a fast pace and clocked up a good score to ensure the county title came back to the parish. Great credit must go to all these young girls and to their coach Michelle Mulvey who had the team well prepared. On Sunday morning the young under ten mixed football team played Killoe in the final. This young team showed great skill and determination throughout the final and in the end ran out deserving winners. Well done to all on the panel and to their coaches Paula McCormack and Kevin Mulvey who also had their team well prepared. The last Carrick team in county final action was the girls under twelve football team. The girls played Newtownforbes in the final. After a great exiting game the Carrick girls ran out winners and brought back to the parish the third county title in two days. Again we congratulate this young bunch of girls and their coach Michelle Mulvey on a great performance. We wish all these young teams well as they now prepare to represent Longford in the Leinster series which will take place during April.

School Entrepreneur Programme

The senior pupils in sixth class at Colehill NS would like to remind everyone that personalised key rings which are produced in the school by the pupils are still on sale can be had by placing an order. If interested in purchasing a personalized key ring please forward a picture or details to be included on the key ring to the school by emailing the producers at or by contacting the school at 0449357466.


Carrickedmond senior team commenced their new playing year with a deserved win in the All County League division one on Saturday evening last. Carrick overcame the challenge of defending league champions Dromard in what was described as a very exciting game. Well done to all concerned and best of luck in the next round against county champions Killoe.

House Stations

The following are dates and times for upcoming spring house stations. Friday the 27th March at the home of Ursula McGoey for the Driminure area at 8pm. Friday 17th April at the home of Nancy Mullen for the Abbeyshrule area at 8pm. Wednesday the 29th April at the home of Carmel Nally for the Ratharney area at 8pm.

Mass for Lent

Continues in Carrickedmond church on every Monday morning during Lent at 7am.

Folk Group

Rehearsals continue in Carrickedmond church on Wednesday nights from 8pm to 9pm. Next folk mass will take place in Carrickedmond church on Sunday next the 29th March next at 10am mass. New members always welcome.

Penance Service

A penance service in preparation for holy week will take place in Carrickedmond church on Monday evening the 30th March next at 7:30pm.

Easter Services Church of Ireland

The following Easter services will take place during holy week for members of the Ardagh group of Parishes to which all are welcome. Good Friday the 3rd April special service in Kenagh church at 3pm. Easter Saturday the 4th April Holy Communion in Ballymahon church at 7pm and in Kenagh church at 9pm.

Easter Sunday the 5th April Holy Communion in Ardagh church at 10am and in Tashinney church at 11:30am. Canon Kingston will administer Holy Communion to the sick in hospital and in nursing homes and to the house bound during holy week. Details of the four annual Easter vestry meetings for Ardagh, Ballymahon, Kenagh and Tashinney will be announced at the Easter services.


Is extended to Mona Flanagan and family, Mornine on the recent death of Mona’s father, Sean Dunne, Cloughan, Mullingar who passed away recently. May he rest in peace.