Sincere sympathy is extended to Eileen and Maureen Quinn and families, UK (formerly, Carriglass Longford); Eileen Quinn, (nee Toher), Dromad, Tommy Toher and families, UK, Quinn families, Cullyfad, Margaret Toher and families, Ennybegs on the sad bereavement of Eileen and Maureen’s mother, Peggy Quinn, (nee Toher, Carriglass, Longford, formerly Ennybegs and wife of the late Hughie) who was laid to rest last week. The parish express condolence to her daughters Maureen, Eileen, sister Eileen, brother Tommy, grandchildren, sons in law, sisters in law, extended families, friends, neighbours. A special convey to her niece Mai McKeon, (nee Toher) and family who extended unconditional support to Hughie and Peggy throughout their illness. Requiem mass was celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Ennybegs with burial afterwards in Aughaboy cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Big draw

The Tyre Warehouse Granard Co Longford have now got their free big Christmas draw in motion and advise that all customers are entered in this annual free draw with a host of fantastic prizes to be won. See in store for further details tel 043 6660755/ 087 9843331.


We wish to apologise due to an insert in last week’s edition the name of Fr Ciaran McGovern PP chief celebrant of the recent pioneers regional mass officiated in St Mary’s, Newtownforbes was omitted and express regret for this error.

Church notes

St Marys Ennybegs, Masses Wednesday/ Thursday at 10am, Friday 7.30pm (Saturday 8pm, Exposition blessed sacrament both churches Wednesdays from 6-9pm. Parish choir new members always welcome. Parish pastoral council meeting plus child safeguarding representatives are welcome in St Marys presbytery Ennybegs on Monday, 15 December 2014 at 8pm. Bishop Francis Duffy will join you on the evening. Advent confessions in both churches in the parish on Thursday, 18 December at 8pm. Drumlish Sunday, 21 December 2014 at 7pm, Newtownforbes Monday, 22 December 2014 at 7pm. Collectors December St Mary’s, Saturday Donal McGuire/ PJ McManus, Sunday Robert Browne/ Vincent Lennon. Popes intention for December all parents be true evangelists and pass on the precious gift of faith to their children.


Lotto numbers drawn weekend 30/11/14 – 22, 28, 29, 30. 20 euro winners: Caherly family, Micknagh; Yvonne Lennon, Esker; Roisin Lennon, Esker; Dolores O’Driscoll, c/o Begleys; Thomas Gillen, Corlea; Sellers prize: Kevin Prunty. Jackpot 1,600 euro.


Congratulations to Sinead Hughes, daughter of Frank and Margaret, Farragh, Killoe who recently graduated from NUI Galway attaining an honours BA (Cumarsaid) degree. Sinead is continuing her studies in Galway where she is completing a masters in Irish. Ah well done Sinead, you are keeping As Gaeilge alive in Killoe and we wish you every success with your continued studies.

Cullyfad News

Santa Party: Cullyfad Santa party will be held on Sunday, 21st December at 2.30pm. Our very special guest on the day will be Santa Claus himself. It is very important that everyone will be there on time as Santa has a very busy schedule and we cannot delay him.

Bingo: This Wednesday night at 8.30pm with the bonus number now worth €1,300 and another €700 to be won on “Spin the Wheel”. Christmas prizes on every game during the month of December. So come along for a good night’s entertainment. We look forward to seeing you.