Cullyfad Community Alert

Cullyfad Community Alert

Cullyfad Community Alert are reviewing the mobile numbers supplied to them for their Text Alert system. If you are new in the area and not on our database, have been having trouble getting texts, have changed your phone number or wish to have a different number contacted with the Text alert, please contact Margaret on 085 7514551 or Mary on 086 2711254 before October 6 to have this amended. We encourage anyone who may witness suspicious activity to contact Granard Garda Station 043 66 87660 immediately.

Grants for Senior Citizen Alarms are still available for those who meet the requested criteria and application forms for these are available from either of the above numbers.

Killoe Community Games

The Killoe Community Games AGM took place on Thursday, September 25, in St Teresa’s National School.

The committee elected for 2014/2015 is as follows: President Fr Sean Casey, Chairperson Dolores O’Driscoll, Vice Chairperson Martina Reynolds, Secretary Eilish Quinn, Assistant Secretary Catherine Hopkins, Treasurer Eugene Larkin, Assistant Treasurer Catherine Bracken, PRO Yvonne Prendergast, Assistant PRO Maureen Eivers, Children’s Officer Turlough Farrelly, Property Officer Tommy Mollaghan, County Delegates Eilish Quinn, Martina Reynolds, Eugene Larkin and Yvonne Prendergast, Games Committee Danny Keogh, John Browne, Thomas Quinn, Mary Morrissey, Mairead Moorhead, Ann Harte, Brian Donoghoe and Michelle Tully, Youth Officer Graham Feeney, Database & Area Registrar Maureen Eivers.

The Killoe Community Games Committee wish to thank all their outgoing officers for their hard work, dedication and commitment in their respective roles over the past number of years.

The committee also wish to express our sincere condolences to our past secretary Michelle Tully and her family, on the recent death of her grandmother Mrs Lil Twaddle.


A big congratulations to Dr Josephine O’Hanlon, (nee Igoe), who recently was awarded a well deserving doctorate in International business at the University of Warwick UK. Josephine is daughter of Anni Jo (nee Shaughnessy) and the late Dan Kellether, Killoe and is a lecturer in international business at NUI Galway. The parish extend very good wishes to Ciaran, Josephine and their families for every success in the future and don’t forget Josephine grind your lectures home to these Longford students!


The parish extend congratulations to Geraldine O’Reilly, Farragh, Killoe who exchanged nuptial vows with Peter Reilly, Smear, Colmcille in St Oliver’s Church, Cullyfad last week. Also congratulations to Sarah Keogh, Clonee, who exchanged nuptial vows with Joseph Keogh in Legan in St Mary’s Church, Ennybegs on Saturday last. We wish the happy couples and their families many years of wedded bliss.

Killoe old graveyard

Booklets titled “Resting in Peace” in old Killoe now available including map with location of headstones/tombstones plus list of names. Available Hughes shop, Ennybegs or any committee member telephone 087 9268585.


A six week yoga course commencing in Thomas Ash Hall, Ballinalee on Tuesdays from 8 – 9.30pm. Also a six week seated yoga course in Ennybegs Community Centre, Killoe on Tuesday mornings from 11am – 12 noon. Further details contact Maureen Bracken telephone 043 3323196.

Irish dancing

Classes in traditional Irish dancing held every Monday at 5pm in Cullyfad Community Centre and every Saturday in Ennybegs Community Centre from 10.30am for all levels and ages. Newcomers very welcome. Contact Marian Kiernan ADCRN tel 086 8478209.

Cilloe Drama

The Cilloe Yew Tree players AGM will be held on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 9pm, in Ennybegs Community Centre Killoe. New members are very welcome.


The parish extend good wishes and a big god luck to Emmet Og Killoe team and mentors in senior county final v Mullinalaghta on Sunday, October 5 at Pearse Park, Longford.

Church notes

St Mary’s Ennybegs, Masses Wednesday at 10am in St Theresa’s school opening year mass. (No mass in Church), Thursday 10am, Friday 10am (First Friday). First Friday Holy Communion calls on Wednesday, 1st October (due to Cathedral meeting), Friday 3 October 2014. Exposition blessed Sacrament both Churches, Wednesdays 6- 9pm. Pioneer meeting, Wednesday, 1 October in Presbytery Ennybegs at 9pm. October church collectors: Michael Brady, Donal Maguire 8pm, Mattie Clarke – Bernard Brady 11am. Mass St Olivers, Friday at 8pm (First Friday). Cullyfad Community alert reviewing of mobile phone numbers for text alert system. If you have changed telephone number or new to the area and not on database, please contact Margaret 085 7514551, Mary 086 2714254 before October 6. Any persons who may witness suspicious on goings in the parish please contact Granard Gardai, Telephone 043 6687660. Confirmation 2015 parents meeting Tuesday, 7 October at 9pm in St Theresa’s NS Killoe.


Lotto numbers drawn weekend 21/9/14 – 1, 2, 11, 21. 20 euro winners: Rose Anne Reilly, Congress Terrace; John Kiernan, Kiltyreher; Nicole Rowley, Esker; Kevin Murray, Ennybegs; Mossie Burns, Newtownbond. Sellers prize Ollie Killian. Jackpot 3,900 euro.


The parish extend sincere sympathy to the Hanlon families, Cloncoose, Longford, extended families, friends on the sad bereavement of their dear mother, Rosaleen Hanlon, (nee McGee), who was laid to rest in Ballymacormack cemetery last week. May she rest in peace.