28 Jun 2022

Ballinalee notes



Corr: Michael Carrigy Tel: 043 33 2310/087 2915072


Deepest sympathy to Thomas Farrelly on the recent death of his wife Lil Farrelly, Castlebrock. RIP.

Warmer Homes Scheme

It’s that time of year again to remind people that this free insulation scheme is still available in Co. Longford. Longford Warmer Homes provides free attic insulation, cavity wall insulation and energy advice to elderly and disadvantaged home owners throughout the county that meet certain criteria. Longford Warmer Homes also carries out work for the elderly as part of the Care & Repair Scheme. Call 043 3393255

Barn Dance

Motor Neurones Monster Barn Dance on Friday, 28th of August 2015 at Rawle’s, Ballinalee. Music by Nite Fever, Sharon Turley and many more on the night. Doors open at 9pm. Tickets 5 euro on sale now 086-1798896.


Annual diocesan pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sunday 6th September. Ceremony begins at 2.30pm with anointing of the sick followed by Mass at 3pm. Bus tickets cost €16 and are available from the parish office.

Golf Society

Their annual weekend away takes place 16th and 17th October in the Headford Arms Hotel and playing on both the new and old Headford Golf Club courses. €50 deposit per person to be paid by Sept 19th, which is the date of our outing to Athlone Golf CLub. Contact Eoghan Fagan for further details.


Sean Connolly’s All-Ireland Boxes draw is taking place for this years All-Ireland football final. Limited to 100 boxes, which cost €50 each. Top prize fund of €2,500 with €500 of a prize at half time and €2,000 at full time. The winner will be determined by the score line at half and full time.

October Mudfest

Check out facebook and for updates and details. Please spread the word.


Numbers drawn 10, 23, 25, 26. 3 x €20: Eugene Tully, Robert Crilly and Trevor Murtagh. Seller’s prize: Pat Divine. Draw takes place in Farrell’s Bar for the month of September at 9pm. Jackpot is €3,700.

Back to school

The national school will re-open on Tuesday, 1st September. Best of luck to all the children starting back.

Community Games

Well done to Conor Blessington, Aughamore, who was a member of the Longford U-14 mixed relay team who won a gold medal at the national Community Games final recently. Also, congratulations to Ciara Heaney and James Fox, who were placed 5th in the national Community Games contemporary group Irish dancing competition.

Happy birthday

Happy birthday to Jimmy Cahill, who recently celebrated a very special birthday in the Stag’s Head.

1798/1916 Commemoration

In preparation for the commemoration of 1916 next year, a local group has put together a small commemorative evening, which will take place following Mass at 7.30pm on Friday 4th September. With United Irishmen marching from the bridge on the Aughnacliffe road to the commemorative monument on Bully’s Acre, where a wreath will be placed to remember those who were executed on this site. They will then march to the Sean MacEoin monument, where Padraic Pearse’s oration at O’Donovan Rossa’s funeral will be read. We are looking for volunteers on the evening to march in the dress of that period. Anyone interested please contact Micheál Carrigy.

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