Newtownforbes notes



Corr: Ann Marie McKeon Tel: 086-0479281. E-mail:


We extend our deepest sympathy to the Burke family, Caldra, on the death of Pat’s sister, Mary Somers of Foxrock, Dublin. May she rest in peace.

Clonguish GAA

Clonguish GAA is holding a Race Night in Casey’s Bar & Lounge on Saturday, 26th September commencing at 8.30pm.  Race Lines are currently available from players and members.  Your support would be much appreciated. It’s a great nights entertainment so put the date in your diary now.

Coffee Morning

Newtownforbes coffee morning is taking place this Thursday, 17th September in the parish hall from 11am to 4pm. Please support.

Clonguish Lotto

No Jackpot winner. Numbers drawn 17, 20, 25, 26. €100 Tony Cassidy, Cloonteagh; €25 Elizabeth Hargaden Ward, Fearglass North; €25 Maura McPartlin, Dowra. Next weeks draw in the Castle Inn. Jackpot €5,850. You can also do our weekly lotto on line. Contact any club member for details.

Longford Toastmasters

Club meeting on Thursday, 17th September 8.20pm. Longford Arms Hotel.

Month’s Mind

The Month’s Mind mass in memory of Mary (Mossy) Gallagher nee Hannify, Cahanagh takes place this Friday, September 18 at 7pm in St Mary’s Church, Newtownforbes.

Parish Pastoral Council

Training night on Thursday next, 17th September in Parish Hall at 8.30pm.

Planning to get married

There are still some places available on the Longford Accord Course for November 16th and 19th 2015. There will be no courses until February 2016. For more information contact ACCORD on 043 3347222.


Our sympathy is extended to Margo Gearty, Curryline on the death of her sister Laurette Kiernan, late of Terenure and formerly of Granard. May she rest in peace.

Community Games

Clonguish Community Games AGM will be held in the Ralph Room, Clonguish GAA Complex on Monday night, 21st September 2015 at 8pm.  We’d love to see lots of new faces there. There are many different Community Games sports and activities that we could get the children involved in but we need the support of parents to get things moving.  So come along to the AGM and find out how we can get the children of Clonguish more involved in Community Games. The Longford Community Games Area Awards Night is being held on 23rd October in the Park House, Edgeworthstown. Music by Aidan Quinn and others. Tickets are €10 and will be available at the AGM for anyone interested.


GYMBOREE music and play in Longford. The Green, Edgeworthstown 11.30am on Tuesday, 22th September. €8 for a child or €12 for a family. Contact Caroline 0876418083.

Coffee morning

There will be a Coffee morning for local Hospice in the home of Richard and Ann Howard, Creenagh from 11am to 1pm on Thursday, 17th September. Your support would be much appreciated.

Stars Academy

TEC Places available in Stars Academy, Newtownforbes: CETS, ASCC and CEC places still available. For further information contact Maureen Dunne on 086 2390546 or email


Beginner’s yoga class Tuesday, September at 11am in the Giving Tree (Wendy Louise Hat Design), Clientage, Newtownforbes.  Bring a yoga mat, water and a sense of fun and adventure!  To book a place contact Maria on 086 8618633.

Art for Adults

A six week course in drawing, using various mediums including colour, begins Wednesday 16 Sept. in the Backstage Theater, Longford, 10:30-12:30. Suitable for beginner or intermediate students. Phone or text 0868478527 for details. (See advert).

Parish Choir

Choir resumes on Thursday, September 17th at 8pm. This is a good time for new members to join.

Active Age

Meetings are on Thursdays in the Parish Hall from 2 – 4pm. Lots of fun things planned. New Members always welcome.

Irish Dancing

Irish dancing classes have resumed in the Parish Hall, Newtownforbes on Fridays from 6:30pm for children of all ages, at 8pm for teenagers and adults. Fees €4.50 per child per lesson with an overall family rate of €10.00 per family per lesson and special reductions for those who pay the first Friday of the month. Newcomers welcome. Girls and boys all ages welcome. Parents welcome to stay at classes if they wish. Contact Maureen at (086) 3702719.