Volunteer Centre

Volunteer Centre

Longford Volunteer Centre are holding an information session on Thursday 26th September at 10.00.am in The Green, Edgeworthstown. The session is aimed at organisations setting out on the path of engaging volunteers in their group. It is designed to help groups understand the best ways to involve volunteers, understand volunteer expectations, and start on a path to ensuring volunteers become a core and positive part of your organisation. The session is about 2 hours long, interactive, fun and a good way to meet like minded organisations. It was developed by Volunteer Ireland, the national volunteer development agency, in conjuction with local Volunteer Centres.

If you would like to know more about the session or have any questions about volunteer management please contact Angela Killion, Longford Volunteer Centre, 087- 7594770 or angela@volunteerlongford.ie or www.volunteer.ie

Running Group

The Running Group starts back on Monday 9th September at 7.00pm in The Green. 6 weeks block for €30. All levels welcome.

Mostrim Players

Following the success of the American Wake the Mostrim Players are holding an open day on September 7th in the park house hotel at 11am. Workshops and demonstrations on the day. Membership will be taken on the day. The membership is €10 for under 18’s, €15 for over 18’s and €25 for families. All are welcome contact us on email - mostrimplayers2013@gmail.com or call us on 0860628498.


Edgeworthstown C.C.E. Saturday Music club Open Day on Saturday 14th September from 11 am until 2pm. in The Green. Please come along and talk to our tutors and see if you have a flair for playing a musical instrument. Tuition given in Guitar, Trad Guitar, Keyboard, Mandolin, Banjo, Flute, Whistle, Bodhran, Ceili and Pop drums and more. Booking essential for numbers. Call Pauline on 086-1513152

FETAC Courses

Ardscoil Phádraig in Granard is currently enrolling for FETAC Level 5 courses in Animal Care and Nursing Studies. These FETAC Level 5 courses are suitable for both school leavers and mature students who wish to return to education and gain new skills or employment. Phone 043 6686209.

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers in the Green, Edgeworthstown every Thursday evening at 8p.m.

Warmer Homes Scheme

A reminder to check the Longford Warmer Homes Ltd website and facebook page to see if you are eligible for FREE Attic & Cavity insulation before the winter rush sets in. Call 043-3393255, www.lwh.ie or www.facebook.com/LongfordWarmerHomesLtd.

Computer Classes

Computer Literacy classes will be starting soon in The Old Schoolhouse, Edgeworthstown. For further information or to book a place, please contact 043-6671801 or email edgelocdev@eircom.net.

St. Mel’s Festival

The Mel Festival is an event that Longford is hosting as part of the national Gathering initiative. It is a quintessential Longford celebration centring on St Mel’s legacy in Longford and particularly St Mel’s Cathedral. It also ties in with the restoration of St Mel’s Cathedral. One of the features of the festival is that Longford sends out an invitation to anyone with the name Mel from around the World to come to Longford to take part in this unique event. More details next week.

Active Retirement Group

Edgeworthstown Active Retirement Group will recommence Friday 6th September in “The Green” from 11.30am to 1.30pm. All new members welcome.

Development Association Ltd

Edgeworthstown District Development offer a range of secretarial services which include typing, CV’s, printing and online services: Motor tax renewal, boarding passes etc. Office hours 9.30am to 5.00pm. at The Old Schoolhouse. Tel: 043 6671801.

Adult Art

A six week course in oils and acrylics will begin in the Temperance Hall, Longford on Wednesday, September 18th at 7.30. The course tutor is Loretto Cooney, MA Fine Art. Phone/text 0868478527 for details. 


There was no jackpot winner in the last Lotto draw. Numbers drawn were 16, 20, 24, 29. Twenty-five Euro winnners were Noel Green, Seamus Kiernan, Liam Monaghan and Esther Grehan. Seamus Farrell’s team on duty this weekend Sean Hannon, E.Doherty, P.Donohoe. Minor Club draw for All-Ireland Hurling tickets is on Thursday 5th at 10.30pm in Philip Quinn’s. All Cardholders please return your cards on the night. Best of luck to Mostrim Ladies who are in the Intermediate Championship final on Saturday at 5pm. Match takes place in Leo Casey Park.

School lunches

St. Mary’s National School will be recommencing their school lunches in September for all pupils. Parents who wish to avail of the service are reminded to order their requirements directly from Dial-a-Chef on 043 3324816 / 086 3427338, Eilish@DialAChef.ie or on www.DialAChef.ie.