Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday, 7th September. Ceremonies begin at 2.30pm with the Anointing of the Sick followed by Mass at 3.00pm. If you wish to travel by bus, which will leave Ballinamuck at 10.30am, and Drumlish at 10.40 am, it will cost €16. Order your tickets from any of the priests of the Parish.

Duathlon for Karen Gill

Karen Gill, youngest daughter of Thomas and Kathleen, Monaduff/Corrick is doing a duathlon in London on the 14th of September which will involve a 10km run followed by a 22km cycle and then finish with a 5km run. She is doing this race in order to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. They provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. What many people don’t know is that one in three of us will get cancer, two million of us are living with it. We are all affected by cancer. So with respect to that, she is hoping to raise at least €100 but of course would love to raise more. She has a page set up on ‘just giving’

( https://www.justgiving.com/Karen-Gill5/) and would really appreciate any donation no matter what the amount as every little helps.

Fundraiser for Defibrillators
Mark Donnelly is running in the Longford Marathon on August 24th to raise money for the Ballinamuck Defibrillator Group. A social dancing night takes place in the 98 Hall Ballinamuck on Friday, 22nd August from 9pm to 11pm, to help Mark raise funds. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Music by DJ Michael Campbell, admission optional, refreshment served on the night.  
Dance lessons available from 8pm to 9pm for beginners.


The AGM of the 98 Memorial Hall will take place at. 8.30 on Wednesday, 27th of August in the meeting room, we are looking for new members from the community to come along and get involved in your valuable community asset .

Month’s Mind Mass

A month’s mind mass for the late Rosemary Bouvi, (nee Farrelly), Cairn Hill View, Drumlish and late of Bawn, Drumlish will be celebrated on Thursday, 28th August at 7.30pm in St. Mary’s Church, Ennybegs. The internment of Rosemary’s and her husband Christor’s ashes will take place immediately following Mass to Aughaboy Cemetery where they will be buried in the family plot.

Monaduff Social Club

There are seats available on the bus for the trip to Youghal from Monday, 1st September to Friday, 5th September. People who would like to travel and make arrangements can contact any of the following: Betty @ 087-9790996, Tessie @ 087-9435213, Mary @ 087-9074806, Dympna @ 0867312202.

Leaving Cert

Congratulations and best wishes to all the young people of the parish who received their Leaving Cert results during the week. We join your families and friends in wishing you all success and happiness as you begin a new stage in pursuit of life’s goals. In that pursuit don’t ignore that God may be whispering to you to follow him in a particular way.

Won €25,000

Congratulations to Sandra Forde, Ballinamuck who won €25,000 on Winning Streak Lotto. Happy spending Sandra.


St. Vincent’s GAA Club are holding their annual church gate collection at all masses in the parish next weekend. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Congratulations to Eimer Kellegher, daughter of Billy and Kathleen, Drumlish Hill and Barry Maxwell, Drumreilly, Co. Leitrim who announced their engagement recently. We join their families and friends in wishing them every blessing and happiness in the future.

Moyne Community School

Moyne CS re-opens on:- Tuesday, 26th August – 1st years only, full day. Wednesday, 27th August – 1st, 3rd, & 5th Year students. Thursday 28th August – all students except TY. Friday, 29th August – all students.


Ballinamuck bingo continues every Tuesday at. 8.30 prize fund on the night €1300. Fun for all ages.

Music evening

To end the Summer’s holidays, the North Longford Men’s Group are holding a Music evening of Traditional, Country Song & Dance in the ‘98 Bar, Ballinamuck on Saturday next, August 23rd. Everyone welcome.


A vacancy has arisen on Dromard Development Ltd. Drumlish/Ballinamuck Community Employment Scheme. Social Welfare criteria applies. Male/Female applicants. Contact Dept of Social Welfare, Longford or ring Thomas Gill, scheme supervisor on 086-8487548 for further details.

Planning to get Married

There are still some spaces available on the Longford ACCORD Pre-Marriage Courses for Monday, 15th and Thursday, 18th September 2014. The following courses will take place on Friday, 17th and Saturday, 18th October. For information contact ACCORD on 043-3347222 or book on-linewww.accord.ie


In your prayers please remember the soul of Sr. Agnes Mollaghan, Cartron, (known locally as Kathleen) who died during the week in London. To her nephews, nieces, relations and friends we extend our deepest and sincere sympathy. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anaim dílís.


Congratulations to “The Aftermath” and Jonathan and Michael Cronin - members of the band from Brucklagh, Drumlish who played on RTE’s Miriam O’Callaghan Show on Saturday night last. Well done lads and continued success to you both and the band.