Drumlish/Ballinamuck March 4

All roads lead to Ballinamuck on Sunday next March 6th for a Monster Bingo afternoon at 3.00pm in the afternoon in ‘98 Hall Ballinamuck in aid of St. Vincent’s Minor Club. €3,500 in prizes. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

All roads lead to Ballinamuck on Sunday next March 6th for a Monster Bingo afternoon at 3.00pm in the afternoon in ‘98 Hall Ballinamuck in aid of St. Vincent’s Minor Club. €3,500 in prizes. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


St. Helen’s Ladies GFC would like to thank everyone who supported their Ladies Night on Friday last in O’Reilly’s bar. To everyone who exhibited on the night, the boutiques who provided clothing and the lovely ladies who modelled; Edel and all the staff at Paul Byron’s for supplying shoes for our models. Padraig Loughery Pharmacy and Midland Dry Cleaners; Annette at Holly Blue for doing the models’ hair; Lisa McDonnell at Beauty Square and Pauline Duffy from Sculptures who transformed our makeover winner; Declan Corr, Mark Breslin and Jodie Corrigan who helped put together the catwalk; Von Corrigan and Kathleen Kellegher for the catering; Elizabeth Brady for her commentary on the night and Cathal O’Reilly and staff for use of the premises and all their help. Sincerest apologies if we have omitted anyone. A great night was had by all.


Drumlish Tidy Towns would like to thank most sincerely, the following who contributed towards the funding of the Christmas Lights:

Martin Mulleady who secured substantial funding for our Christmas lights from Longford County Council.; Sponsors:- Charles Kiernan (Centra); Dr Paddy Breslin; Padraig Loughrey; Seamus Gallagher (Gallaghers Bar); Thomas Cassidy (Village Inn); Cathal O Reilly (O Reillys Bar); Sean Whitney (EMO Filling Station); Joe Farrell (Bent Elbow); Seamus Keane (Costcutters); Leo Devaney (Leo’s Bar);Peter and Liam Davis (Green Pastures); Gavin Mitchell (Mitchells Butchers); Annette Flaherty (Holly Blue); Eamon Mulleady (Mulleadys Civil Engineering)

We also sincerely thank the following who contributed generously:-

Michael Collum (Village Flowers); Glamour Boutique; Lorraine Reynolds (Hair Affair); Mary Kane (Kanes Bus Service); ; Bridget McGrath (Post Office) Gianni Chipper/Pizza; Chinese Restaurant; Euro Saver. We would like to thank Joe Farrell, ‘Bent Elbow’ for the use of his premises for our Annual Christmas function, thanks to his staff, and all who supported us on the night. Finally, a big thank you to all who helped out during the festive season with the erection of the lights and crib in such adverse weather conditions. This support and commitment was greatly appreciated by our Committee.

The Drumlish Tidy Towns would also like to acknowledge the very generous donation received from the The Marquee Festival Committee of 2007/2008 andalso Fr. Manning Gaels for their 2010 donation.



Under 8 Girls : 1st Place- Niamh Dillon; 2nd Place - Megan Mc Quaide; 3rd Place - Ciara Culliney. Under 8 Boys : 1st Place Sean Mc Kenna, 2nd Place Declan Hagan. Under 10 Girl: 1st Place Linda Heaney; 2nd Place -- Andrea Crowe; 3rd Place - Rachel Mc Gee. Under 10 Boys : 1st Place Gerard McKenna; 2nd Place - David McKenna 3rd Place - Aaron CroweUnder 12 Girls: 1st Place - Ciara Dillon, 2nd Place- Ciara Gormley; 3rd Place Laura Doyle/ Aoife Hutchinson. Under 12 Boys - 1st Place Michael McKenna; 2nd Place- Cathal Culliney; 3rd Place- Eoin Howe; Under 14 Girls: 1st Place Eimear Kiernan; 2nd Place Aine Mc Kenna; 3rd Place Aoife Whelan Under 14 Boy: 1st Place Ciaran Caulfield, 2nd Place Cathal Howe, 3rd Place Darren Culliney

Model making winner: Under 10 Girls: 1st Place Ciara Culliney; 2nd Place Megan Mc Quaide, 3rd Place Niamh Dillon. Under 10 Boys: 1st Place Seamus Mc Keown: 2nd Place Shane Hagan, 3rd Place Gerard Mc Kenna; Under 12 Boys : 1st Place Cathal Culliney, 2nd Place Eoin Howe, 3rd Place Michael Mc Kenna. Under 14 Girls 1st PlaceLorraine McKeon; Under 14 Boys 1st Place, Darren Culliney

All the first place winners are through to the county finals in Kenagh on 12th March.

Congratulations to all participants and many thanks to Martina, Helen, Rachel, Derek and to all who were involved in organising the event.

All interested in Basketball u11, u13, u16,please contact Colin at 086 0761556.


Drumlish/Ballinamuck Community Games Sports day will take place in April. Young athletes are encouraged to start practising now. Longford Athletic club run programmes “Little athletics” and “Juvenile Athletics Training” for children wishing lo learn the fundamentals of athletics and this provides a great basis for the Community games athletic events.


This time 9 bags of rubbish were filled and an enormous cache of empty and half empty wine, vodka and whiskey bottles was uncovered, maybe those drinkers could deposit their empties in the bottle bank just a few metres away. Once again a big thanks to all who turned out, The group consensus was to meet again next Saturday- 5th March at 10.30, opposite the Post Office and the focus will be on the Longford Road.

Remember to check out Drumlish Tidy Towns on Facebook and also report any litter or dog fouling to Longford Litter Hotline 1850 434 450.


Congratulations to Gabriel Higgins Cloonaugh who celebrated his 21st birthday recently with a mega bash in Gallaghers Lounge. Also to Aiden Gray Drumlish who celebrated his 21st with another mega bash in Dillon’s Pikeman Inn Ballinamuck. belated birthday wishes to you both. Hope you both enjoy many more happy birthdays.


Congratulations and Best Wishes to Aiden & Siobhán Conlon Breanrisk and Delvin on the recent birth of a baby boy at the General Hospital Mullingar. The baby will be named Evan Joseph and is a welcome brother for Helen, Seán, and Ciara, and welcome grandchild for Una and John.


Next Friday is the first Friday in March. The usual calls will be made in Ballinamuck on Thursday and Friday and in Drumlish on Friday


Ballinamuck Community Association will hold a meeting on Wednesday night March 2nd @ 8.00pm sharp. All members please attend.


The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place for 2011 from May 27th to June 1st this year. Anyone interested in travelling with the group please contact Joe Walsh Tours.


Defibrillator Training will take plaace on Monday next March 7th at 6.30pm in Monaduff Club House. We ask all community groups and parishioners to avail of this training to help promote this initiative throughout the Parish. As a number of defibrillators will be installed very shortly throughout the community it is vitally important that members of the community are trained in the use of same and have the competency to use these medical devices. All interested contact Siobhán on 086 2664781.

For all those who have completed certified training, a course will take place in the coming weks with the presentation of certificates.


If you are interested in having the station for your area this Spring please contact Fr. Michael Bannon to arrange a date. If anyone from the Ballinamuck area would like the Station please contact Fr. Jim Sorohan.


Ballinamuck Bingo takes place every Tuesday night at 8.30pm Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Hardy(nee Breslin): Please remember in your prayers the soul of Rose Hardy who died recently in Tasmania.RIP We extend our deepest sympathy to her relations and friends in the area.

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