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A walking group have resumed their weekly walk in the Mall Longford every Thursday at 11am. Everyone is welcome. Further details contact Loretta, Tel 086 8160080.

Bereavement course

A bereavement course, duration six weeks will be held in the Family Centre, Longford, commencing Wednesday, March 5 at 8pm. Further details contact 043 33346827/ 087 2843034.

Killoe old graveyard

Booklets titled “resting in peace” including map showing locations of headstones/ tombstones now available from any committee member, Tel 043 3323191/ 087 9268585 or Hughes’ shop Ennybegs. Cost 5 euro.

Everest expedition

A fundraising event in support of our Killoe explorator Paul Devaney, son of Eileen (and late Pat), Esker, Killoe will be held in the Olde Forge, Killoe on Saturday, March 8. Paul’s final quest is to complete his seventh summit and become the first Longford/Killoe person to climb Mt Everest at 880m. This is the highest point on planet earth with less than 300 people who have ever scaled the summits of all seven continents. The expedition will take 60 days to complete in extreme cold and altitude which commences on 30 March. All proceeds in aid of charity. We extend good wishes to Paul and his colleagues for a safe and healthy landing. You can trace Paul on facebook/Irishsevensummits, Twitter@Irish7summits or tel 085 8719700. Well it’s a good job you are used to looking up at Cairn Hill Paul. Good luck.

Chernobyl orphanage

Emily and Aisling Hughes, Farragh, Killoe are travelling to Chernobyl in April to assist in the Belarus orphanage home to 130 children and young adults. Donations of warm hats, gloves, scarves or socks, mp3 players, ipads, personal CD players or small toys (all in working order) would be greatly appreciated. Collection points in local outlets – Hughes shop, Ennybegs, Kiernan’s Forge, Begleys Pub, Aughaboy or Tel 085 7514551. We will be completing the mini marathon to raise funds to buy basic supplies to bring to the orphanage and your support will be greatly appreciated. All travel expenses will be funded by the girls themselves.


Sincere sympathy is extended to Jamie Kenny and Kenny families, Legan; Martina McCormack, (nee Kenny) and families, Kiltyreher, Killoe; extended families, friends, on the tragic bereavement (due to an accident) of Jamie’s mother, Bernadette (and sister of Martina), who was laid to rest last week . May she rest peacefully.


Sincere sympathy is extended to Sean Igoe and families, Kellether, Killoe, Mrs Eileen Gilchrist and families, Newtownforbes, Co Longford, Igoe families, Kellether, on the sudden sad bereavement of Sean’s wife, Teresa (nee Gilchrist), predeceased by daughter, Corrina who was laid to rest last week. The parish extend condolence to her husband Sean, (ex ambulance paramedics), son Raymond, daughter Elaine mother Eileen, uncles, brothers/sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews extended families friends. Requiem mass was celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Ennybegs with burial in Cullyfad cemetery. May she rest in peace. Sincere condolence is extended to Colm O’Donnell and families, Kellether, Killoe; O’Donnell families, (formerly Knockloughlin, Longford) on the sad bereavement of their mother, Patricia (nee Masterson, formerly Knockloughlin), Midara Gardens, Longford, (predeceased by her husband Peader, ex principal Ennybegs National School) who was laid to rest last week. The parish express sympathy to her sons, Peter, Colm, Gerard, daughters Jean (Galway), Bernadine (Longford), daughters/son-in-law grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended families, friends. Requiem Mass was celebrated in St Oliver’s Church, Cullyfad, Killoe with burial in adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace. Sincere sympathy is extended to Mary Ann Tully and families, Rathcor, Granard, Rose Hagan and families, Treanlawn, Killoe, Anni McKenna and families, Soran, Ballinalee, Sheila Tully and families, Soran, on the sad bereavement of Mary Ann’s husband Michael, (predeceased by his son James), who was laid to rest last week. The parish express condolence to his wife Mary Ann, (nee Brady), sons Michael, Paddy, John, Paul, Phillip, daughters Teresa, Moira, Jacinta, Helena, Roisin, sisters Rose Hagan, Annie McKenna, brothers/sisters-in-law, sons/daughters-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews extended families friends. Requiem mass was celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Granard with burial in Granardkille cemetery, Granard. May he rest in peace.


Lotto numbers drawn weekend 23/2/14 – 2, 11, 13, 18. 20 euro winners - Mary E Corr, Drumlish; Anne McDermott, Trillick; Veronica Connell, Soran; Geraldine Mahon, Lismoy; George Doherty, Soran. Sellers prize to Berni Brady. Jackpot 8,400 euro.

New baby

Congratulations to Michael and Joanna Dunne, Crann-Lur, Killoe on the recent birth of a bouncy baby boy. The parish extend good wishes to the proud parents, siblings, grandparents, relatives, friends for a great healthy, happy future and not too many footballs kicked at the windows. Welcome baby Logan Michael to the community. Deo Gratias !

Community Games

The Community Games U10 Handwriting Competition took place recently in St. Teresa’s N.S. The results are as follows:- Girls – 1st. Aoife Cullen; 2nd. Anna Lynch; 3rd. Sarah Ivel. Boys – 1st. Joshua Callaghan; 2nd. Gavin Farrelly; 3rd. Terry Reynolds. Well done to all the boys and girls who participated in this Competition and congratulations to the medal winners. Many thanks to Mrs. Dalton, Ms. Gray and Ms. Connaughton from St. Teresa’s N.S. who co-ordinated this competition on our behalf. Many thanks also to Edward Forster who judged the Handwriting competition for us. Aoife, Anna, Joshua and Gavin will now go forward to represent Killoe in the County Final on the 19th March. We wish all the competitors the best of luck.

SafeTALK Programme

A SafeTalk (suicide alertness) programme by the HSE Midlands Suicide Prevention Resource Service will be held in Cullyfad Community Centre on Thursday 3rd April at 7pm. It is designed to make our communities ‘suicide safer’ and to raise awareness of people at risk of suicide. The training will prepare participants to be in a position to identify and recognise individuals who may be having thoughts of suicide and to learn how to provide practical help and support by connecting them to the appropriate resources and services by using the steps of Talk (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep Safe).

Participant numbers are limited. For further information and booking please contact Rose Conway 0868075557 or

Cullyfad bingo

Cullyfad Bingo takes place every Wednesday night at 8.30pm. This week the bonus number on the single sheet is worth €500 and €1,000 waiting to be won on “Spin the Wheel”. There are many more excellent prizes, so come along for a good night’s entertainment. See you there.