On the Vigil of Our Lady of Lourdes and World Day of the Sick, a Concelebrated Mass with Anointing of the Sick will be held in St Mary’s Church, Legan, followed by dinner, music and dance in the Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule on Thursday February 10th with proceedings beginning with this Mass in Legan at 5.00pm. All are welcome, most especially Senior Citizens. If Senior Citizens have difficulty in travelling on Thursday, please contact a member of the Pastoral Council who will be more than happy to help out.


The Lourdes Invalid Fund will hold their Church Gate Collection next weekend at Vigil Mass in St Anne’s Church, Ballycloghan on Saturday evening February 12th and at Mass in St Mary’s Church, Legan on Sunday morning 13th February. Proceeds from this collection go towards funding the sending of sick people from each parish to Lourdes on the Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Please support generously.


A Tidy Towns meeting will take place on Wednesday 9th February at 9pm in Milly’s Cottage, Legan. All are welcome.


Biodanza Classes for all ages, male and female, resumed in the Longford Arms Hotel on Thursday 3rd February from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Dance the blues away and re-energise your body, mind and spirit to the sound of soothing music. No partner needed. All are welcome.


Last week’s GAA Lotto draw was held in Casey’s, Carrickboy for a jackpot of 8400 euro. The numbers drawn were 12, 24, 28 and 30. There was no jackpot winner. Match three winners of 35 euro each were M Tierney, B McGonigle and M Rooney. This week’s draw was held in Mitchell’s, Legan for a jackpot of 8450 euro, results of which will be published next week.


Legan Community Childcare Committee Annual General Meeting takes place in Naoi Rath Re Creche on this Wednesday 9th February 2011 at 8.00pm. All are very welcome.


There is a new karate class for beginners, aged 5 and upwards every Tuesday being held in the GAA Club House, Legan from 5.30 to 6.30pm. Karate Classes currently take place on Thursday nights. The Junior Class is from 6pm to 7.30pm and adult class from 7.30 to 9.00pm. New members are always welcome. Contact Sean on 086-7353940 or Patricia on 08619326289 for further details or simply turn up at the appropriate time. Karate Classes are currently being held on Monday from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in Dean Egan Hall, Ballymahon. Again contact Sean or Patricia for further details or just turn up.


New self-defence classes have started for both men and women, on Thursday 3rd February and every Thursday until 10th March. Classes are being held in the GAA Club House, Legan from 8.30 to 9.30pm. Contact Sean on 086-7353940, or Patricia on 086-1936289 for further details.


Congratulations to Elizabeth Brady, Killoe, who has been a member of the teaching staff at Ballycloghan National School for some time, on recently being appointed Principal at this local school, replacing former Principal Helen Keenan. Elizabeth is a native of Killoe and an avid sportsperson with a great talent in Ladies Football, having won Ladies Footballer of the Year 2009 at the recent Longford GAA All Star Awards, and she is therefore using this foot-balling talent in Ballycloghan NS by taking over the training and mentoring of the school team. Elizabeth is a niece of Fr Peter Brady, Parish Priest here in the parish of Legan/Ballycloghan. Well done Elizabeth on this great achievement.

Congratulations also to Francis Charles, Keel who has succeeded Jimmy Mitchell as Community Employment Supervisor in the Legan/Carrickedmond area. We wish Francis the best of luck in this new post.Best wishes to both Elizabeth and Francis as they get settled into their newly acquired roles and we hope all goes well in their careers now and in the future.


Enrolment forms for entry to Ballycloghan National School, Carrickboy in September 2011 are now available. Ballycloghan N.S is also hosting an Enrolment Fun Day on Saturday 19th February 2011. There will be games, refreshments and a chance to experience the fantastic school from 2pm to 4pm. Please visit the school or contact Elizabeth Brady on 0436675332 for enrolment forms or further information on the Fun Day.


A meeting of the local guild of ICA will take place on Monday night 14th February 2011 in the GAA Clubhouse at 8.00pm. All existing members and new members are always welcome.


The peaceful death of Andy Mitchell, Limerick, formerly of Abbeyshrule took place at his home last week. To his immediate family, brothers, sister, nieces, nephews and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. Andy was laid to rest in his native Abbeyshrule on Thursday last. May he Rest in Peace.


We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Esther Hunt, Foxhall on the death of her brother Patrick Mullaniff , Multyfarnham last week.

Sincerest sympathy is extended to Martina Whyte, Legan and family on the death of her aunt Joan Sheehan recently.

We also sympathise with Eithne Lyons, Sligo and formerly of Carrickboy and her family on the recent death of her sister Sr. Aloysius O’Brien.

We remember in our prayers all the families of the recently deceased mentioned. RIP.