The late Elizabeth Kiernan

The late Elizabeth Kiernan

Elizabeth (Dottie) Kiernan, passed away on Friday the 27th of March at Our Lady of Lourdes hospital, Drogheda after a brief illness. Pre-deceased only last December by her beloved husband Peter and also by her son Philip. She is survived by her children Edward, Pete, Martin, Alice, Anne, Marie and Breeda, daughters in law, Maureen,and Beverly, son in law Walter, her grandchildren, her relations and her very many great friends. Elizabeth Kiernan nee Mulligan was affectionately known to everyone as Dottie and she made everyone feel welcome. Dottie loved and enjoyed life to the full from perfecting a special recipie to sitting in the garden with her book and listening to the birds singing or going for a day out to the beach and of course looking after and caring for her much loved family. Her remains reposed at Finnegan’s funeral home Monday evening the 30th, prayers by Fr Jason Murphy, Tuesday her funeral mass was concelebrated by Fr Semaus McKeon and her remains were brought to Mount Jerome Crematorium. To her family and friends we offer our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.

Men’s Group

The North Longford Men’s Group resume their meeting this week at Community Centre, Aughnacliffe. The trip to Dublin takes place on Tuesday, April 14th taking in Dublin Castle and GPO museum. A great day in store. Arrangements for our 2015 annual summer trip to Sunny South East staying at the Talbot Hotel Wexford from June 23- 26th. Anyone interested please contact any club member. Over the next few weeks the group are taking part in upholstery programme with the final production foot stool. The group welcomes new members. For further information please contact Breda 043 3347515, EDI Centre Longford.

Tree Planting

On Sunday week, April 19th at 12 noon, Philip Reynolds is to plant a specimen Oak Tree, Quercus Robur, in Leebeen Park to the memory of his late father, Albert and the Joint Anglo-Irish (Downing Street) Declaration of December, 1993. He will also dedicate a new park bench also donated by the late Taoiseach’s local friends and by kind permission of the Leebeen Park committee who continue to augment the park’s popular facilities. All are invited to join local representatives from across all boundaries and divides in acknowledging the initiative that brought decades of strife to an end.

GAA News

Minor Club Easter Draw: The Minor Club would like to thank all those who supported our annual Easter Hamper raffle. In particular our prize sponsors: Walsh’s Costcutter, McLoughlin’s Post Office, Murtaghs Bar, Reilly’s Bar and Creegan’s Bunlahy.Congratulations to our prize winners: 1st prize hamper: Claire McKeon, Pulladoey; seller: Aaron Smyth, Gelsha. 2nd prize hamper: Mairead O’Hara, seller Colin Sexton. 3rd prize Bottle of wine: Michelle Mulligan, Smear Hill, 4th prize Bottle of wine: Kieran Martin, Clonback.

A special thank you to the underage players who sell the bulk of the lines for this fundraiser and of course the families, friends and supporters who buy the lines. It was great to see a big crowd turnout to see our underage players receive their medals for 2014 successes. The Minor team received B Championship and League winners medals with the Juvenile team receiving Championship Shield winners medals. Thanks to the parents who helped out organising the event.


Numbers drawn were 6, 13, 25, 29. No winner, 20 euro winners - Ruth Jones, Rathmore; John Kellegher, Aughamore; Margaret Martin, Clonback, c/o Nellie; Noel Farrell, Aughagreagh. Sellers Team 5. Jackpot €5,000.


We offer our condolences to Maura Kiernan, Aughnacliffe on the death of her mother, Mrs Lena Forde, Moneen, Williamstown, Co Galway which took place in the past week. May she rest in peace.

Tractor Run

Martin Cadden’s Monster Tractor Run in aid of The Kevin Bell Repatriation Fund taking place Saturday, April 18th from Mullahoran GFC grounds starting at 1pm. Refreshments served before and after the tractor run. A passenger will be aloud on a tractor if the tractor has a factory fitted seat. All tractors welcome. For more information contact Mary on 0860781525 or James on 0868396318.


Colmcille Ploughing and Field Day will take place on Sunday, August 30th. Anyone who feels the have a site suitable to host this years event please contact Michael on 0868188550, or Kevin, on 0876881453.

Get well

Get well wishes to Peter Kinlan, Rathmore who is currently in hospital. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time.