Parish Census

Parish Census

Total Population of the Parish.....2013=796....2006=821. Total Roman Catholic Population...2013=737...2006=788. Total Practising Roman Catholics....550. Total non Roman Catholic Population...2013=59...2006=33. Total Population of other Nationalities...2013=16.....2006=5. Number of Pre-Primary School Children … 2013=51....2006=50. Number of Primary School Children....2013=89....2006=61.

Number of Post-Primary School Pupils....2013=36...2006=68. Number of Third Level Students...2013=30....2006=40. Number of Households in the Parish … 2013=319 … 2006=302. Number of Vacant Houses in the Parish...2013=79...2006=64. Number of Houses under Construction...2013=7....2006=22. We thank the members of the Parish Pastoral Council for compiling the census statistics.

Minor Club

An important meeting of Cashel Minor Club will be held in the Clubhouse,this Monday 18th November at 9p.m. We need as many parents as possible to attend.

MS Christmas run

The Annual Christmas Day run from Newtowncashel to Lanesborough in aid of the Longford branch of MS Ireland is being organised again for the 23rd year. As a result of this event, approximately €170,000 has been raised for Multiple Sclerosis. All are welcome to participate, further details and sponsorship cards are available from Michael Flood, Newtowncashel (Tel: 086-0880855); Brigid Mullooly, Lanesborough (Tel: 04333-21019); L and K’s Village Shop in Newtowncashel or O’Brien’s Corner Shop, Lanesborough. All participants will receive a free t-shirt kindly sponsored by Peter Hanley Motors. Walkers will start from the Hill at 11.45 am and runners at 12.15, the finish is then at the Hall in Lanesborough where refreshments are available. We would greatly appreciate your support as this is in aid of a very worthy cause.


Newtowncashel Defibrillator Group hold their Annual General Meeting this Wednesday night the 13th of November at 8.00 p.m. in the G.A.A. Clubhouse Suooprt would be very much appreciated.


The recent Church gate collection for the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association realised €400.00. The organisers thank the collectors and all who contributed so generously. A donation of €200 has been made to the Pioneer Central Office which is still struggling financially.

Art Auction

People throughout the County of Longford and further afield were shocked and saddened at the wanton destruction of the bird sculptures in the village of Newtowncashel. So much so that Ballymahon Tidy Towns are organising an Art Auction in Ballymahon to ensure that the bird sculptures will be replaced. Many of the other Tidy Towns committees in the county are supporting this worthy cause as well. This is a show of solidarity that any type of vandalism can never destroy a thing of beauty. Artists and painting groups are donating a piece of art for this auction. This is a wonderful gesture by the public outside of this parish.

We hope many people will come and support this worthy cause and bring home a piece of art in memory of the occasion. It will take place in Cooney’s Hotel in Ballymahon on Friday night the 29th of November. The auctioneer on the night will be Luke “Ming” Flanagan TD