Church gate collection will be held on Saturday 1st/ Sunday 2nd November 2014. Annual dinner dance will be held in the Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule on Friday, 14th November 2014. Tickets cost 25 euro and are available from Geraldine Clarke telephone 086 3265655.

Wedding error

Apologies to Kieran and Mary Corr and families, Bundoon, Killoe, Eunan and Angela Conaghan and families, Longford on the nuptials insert of Orla Corr and James Conaghan. The father of the groom’s name was excluded and should read Eunan and Angela. We apologise for this omission and the great stress caused to the families.


The Alzheimers Society of Ireland wish to thank everyone for their kind support of 749.15 euro at the recent church gate collection within the Killoe parish. In appreciation.

Church notes

St Mary’s, Ennybegs Masses, Wednesday (no mass in parish), Thursday 10am, Friday 7.30pm (Months Memory Tom Mullen Rhyne Killoe ). Vigil All Saints Saturday 11am (All Saints Day), Saturday 8pm (months memory James Prunty Clontumpher, Killoe). Exposition blessed sacrament in both churches Wednesdays 6-9pm. Winter time masses all weekday/ evening masses (Monday - Friday) in parish to include the eve of holy days will be at 7.30pm. Saturday vigil masses remain at 8pm throughout the whole year. Diocesan gathering next week, please remember in your prayers for its success and for vocations to the priesthood/ religious life. Urgent calls to Fr Casey’s mobile or St Mel’s presbytery 043 3346465. Collectors for November Saturday – Michael Brady/ PJ McManus, Sunday Pat Callaghan/ Liam Macken. Extra collectors urgently required please contact Fr Casey. All who visit the cemeteries once per day from 1-5 November and pray for the deceased may gain a plenary indulgence for the holy souls.


Lotto numbers drawn week ending 19/10/14 – 11, 17, 20, 27. 20 euro winners Colin Gilna, c/o Paul Gilna; Kateri Gilna, c/o Paul Gilna; Rachael Stewart, 2 Railway Ave; Aidan Brady, Boher; Liam Halpin, Carrabeg; sellers prize: Margaret McCormack. Jackpot 4,300 euro.


Halloween dead of night festival will be held on Friday, 31 October 2014 from 6-9pm at the Market Square, Longford with parade commencing from St Mel’s College at 6pm. A host of events for everyone including the bucking bronco chuggy train, Ireland’s largest inflatable slide plus much more. So enjoy your Halloween festivities.