The Gathering

The Gathering

2013 is the year of The Gathering. This involves Ireland remembering and reaching out to our emigrants and friends throughout the world. Most families in the parish of Killashee/Clondra have someone that they know abroad. That could be a son, daughter, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, cousin or more distant relative of friend. We would like to give you the opportunity to remember them in the parish this September at our Commemorative Masses on Saturday 14th September 2013 in St. Brendan’s Church Clondra @ 8.00 PM and Sunday 15th September 2013 in St. Patrick’s Church Killashee at 10.30 AM. This is a time to think of all our loved ones, be they still with us or passed on. Members of the Pastoral council are hoping to visit all homes in our parish to explain how you can be part of our celebrations. Please return your forms as soon as possible. We are also looking for people to volunteer to help provide refreshments after both Masses.


Lanesboro Community College propose to delver two Fetac level 5 courses starting in September 2013 – Outdoor Recreation and Office Administration. If you are interested telephone 043 3321139 or email for an information leaflet and application form.


Congratulations to Marcella and Tony McKiernan, Clondra, who celebrated their silver wedding anniversary recently. We wish them both every happiness.

Good luck

Best wishes to Rathcline ladies who take on Mostrim ladies in the Intermediate County Final on Saturday evening next. The match will be played in Ballymahon at 5pm. The girls would appreciate your support.

Longford Toastmasters

Would you like to improve your communications skills and be more confident at speaking in public? Longford Toastmasters’ new season begins this coming Thursday 5th September in The Longford Arms Hotel at 8.20pm. All are welcome to join us for an enjoyable and sociable evening. No experience required! For further information please contact Mary on 086 1219281 or Terrie on 086 1706367.


Congratulations to Eileen and Jimmy Farrell, Derryhawn, who celebrated their ruby wedding anniversary recently. The special occasion was celebrated with family and friends before Eileen and Jimmy headed off on holidays. We wish them both every happiness.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the relative’s friends and neighbours of Michéal Kelly, Knappogue. Michéal’s removal took place to St. Brendan’s Church, Clondra, on Sunday last with funeral on Monday.

May his Soul Rest in Peace.