Confirmation for pupils from Colehill NS will take place in Carrickedmond church on Tuesday next, the 20th May. All parishioners are invited to come along to this special ceremony. Hopefully, all the boys and girls along with their families enjoy this special occasion. Please note that the rescheduled ceremony of light in preparation for Confession for pupils from St Sinneach’s NS Colehill will take place at 10am mass in Carrickedmond church on Sunday morning next.

Well done

To the Longford minor football team who recorded a great win over Carlow last week in the minor championship. The team now play Kildare in Pearse Park, Longford on Saturday next in the quarter final. Best of luck to all involved, espically the two local representatives, David Shannon and Niall O’Farrell who are both on the panel.

21st Birthday

Congratulations to Catherine McDonnell, daughter of John and Mairead McDonnell, Morning, who celebrated her 21st birthday recently. Catherine along with her family and friends celebrated the special occasion with a party in Milo’s, Longford. We all wish Catherine a happy birthday.

Lourdes Pilgrimage

The Ardagh and Clommacnois diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place this year from the 27th May to the 1st June. The cost is €699. For more information or to book a place on the pilgrimage contact 012410812 or 012410811.

Get Well Wishes

Are extended to our parish priest, Fr Peter Tiernan who is recovering for an illness at present. Hopefully, Fr Peter makes a quick recovery and is out and about soon.


The Carrickedmond parish finance group will meet on Tuesday night, 27th May at 8pm in the parish house. All members please attend.

Local Elections

With just over one week to go to the local elections, which takes place on Friday, the 23rd May, all candidates in the Ballymahon electoral area are busy canvassing and meeting locals with the hope of getting elected to Longford County council. Local candidate and outgoing councillor, Michael Cahill, Colehill is seeking a third term on the council, having already served the Ballymahon electoral area for the past ten years. It is the hope of Michael and his team to secure a third term as a county councillor for the area and we all wish him well in these final days with his canvass. Locals are reminded that the polling stations for the Carrickedmond/Abbeyshrule areas will be in Carrickedmond GAA complex and St Sinneach’s NS Colehill.


The Lakeland Vintage club would like to thank everyone who supported and helped in anyway with the staging of their 30th annual show which took place in Abbeyshrule airfield recently. A great day was had by all who attended.

One Direction

With all tickets now sold out and with the concert dates the 23rd, and 25th 24th May fast approaching, many young One Direction fans from the parish are eagerly looking forward to the big show night and to maybe and hopefully meeting some of the band members. Hopefully all those lucky enough to have secured a ticket to the concert will enjoy the event and no doubt will treasure memories for a long time to come.

Fleadh Winner

Congratulations to Lauren McGuire, Aghanvally, who won the U-12 slow air fiddle competition at the county Fleadh held in Edgeworthstown on Sunday last. Lauren who is a pupil of the Geraldine McGlynn School of music will now represent Longford at the Leinster Fleadh which will this year take place in Moate, Co Westmeath on the weekend 11th, 12th and 13th July. Best of luck Lauren.