First Friday: Next Friday is the First Friday. The sick and housebound will be attended to as usual. If you know of parishioners who are housebound and would like to be attended on the First Friday of the month please contact Fr. Ber or Fr. Patsy.

First Friday: Next Friday is the First Friday. The sick and housebound will be attended to as usual. If you know of parishioners who are housebound and would like to be attended on the First Friday of the month please contact Fr. Ber or Fr. Patsy.

Community Games Talent Competition: Anybody interested in taking part in the talent competition activities ( U12 Irish Contemporary dance, U14 Modern Group Dance, U 14 Talent Solo Dance, U13 Solo Music, U12 Solo Recitation, U14 Solo singing, U14 Group Music ) please contact Derek on 086 1725448 as soon as possible.

Art & Model Making competition: Well done to our our local children who took part in the County Art and Model Making competition held in Kenagh recently . The participants were Ella Mc Kenna, Cian Gray, Sinead Mc Kenna, Eoin Murtagh, Linda Heaney, Laura Doyle and Michael Mc Kenna who competed in the art. TheModel Making participants were Ciara Culliney, David Mc Kenna and Cathal Culliney. Congratulations to our medal winners Linda Heaney Gold -U12 Art and Cathal Culliney Gold -U14 Model making, and David Mc Kenna and Ciara Culliney who took home silver medals for  U10 Model Making.

Thanks: Christmas Lights  committee thank all those involved in the erection, dismantling and sponsoring of the Christmas Lights:  Keane’s Costcutter’s, Kiernan’s Centra, Mitchell Meats, Cathal O’Reilly, Thomas Cassidy, Joe Farrell, Philip & Elaine: Davis Garage, Anne Hynes -Drumlish Stores, Seán Whitney EMO, Annette Flaherty -Holly Blue, Barry Downes–Barber, Mulleady’s Waste Management, Padraig Loughrey, Village Flowers, The Tavern, Séamus Gallagher, Mario’s Chipper, Mrs Mary Keane, Pat Corrigan, Tommy Griffin , Philip Rogers. John Kane Snr., Damien Mulleady, Michael Joyce, Tommy McAvey, Noel Fennel, Billy Kelleher,  Malachy Kelleher, Pat & Brendan Martin, John P Manning, Francis McNally and John Kane Jnr and last but not least Dympna Davis & Frances Kennedy.


Area Enhancement: Are starting to gather again for an upcoming sale and welcome any re-cyclable and saleable items that you no longer have use for to our Village and Area Enhancement fundraiser. Contact Dympna  087 9279272 or any member of our Area Enhancement or Tidy Town Team  - Items can be collected if necessary...

Dynamo Rooskey Indoor Tournament: The above will take place this coming weekend Feb 2nd/3rd in Rooskey Complex. €1000 in prize money. For information or to enter a team contact Mick at 087-9875150

Fundraising Raffle: A fundraising Raffle is underway by Leigh Casey Newtownforbes. It will be held in Casey’s Newtownforbes on Saturday night next February 2nd. The proceeds of this raffle will enable Leigh to go to Tanzania on a volunteer teaching and care programme for disadvantaged children. Tickets are €2 each ,3 for €5 and 6 for €10. These are available at all local venues in Newtown and at the Post Office, Centra and Village Flowers in Drumlish. I also have tickets should you require them. Your support would be greatly appreciated. The prizes include €200 travel voucher; Dinner for 2 in Viewmount House worth €100 and €50 worth of fuel at Byrnes Topaz. Plus other prizes. As Leigh is my niece I wish her well in her endeavours and hope her trip to Tanzania is both successful and enjoyable.

Baptism: Grace Bridget Dillon daughter of Mark and Karen Sandyford Dublin was baptised and welcomed into our faith family last weekend. We congratulate her parents also.

Bingo: Ballinamuck Bingo every Tuesday night in the 98 hall at 8.30 pm, Prize fund of €1300 ,all welcome to come along and play !!

Community Celebrations: A meeting for the community centre celebrations and the gathering 2013 will take place in the centre on Wednesday next 23rd at 9:30.  Rehearsal will continue on Friday night next at 8pm in the Centre. Come along and join in. Our American tea party will take please on Feb. 16th. Contact Caroline on 0851492201 if your interested in taking a table.

Final post of the White Collar Boxing: What an AMAZING night. It completely surpassed all our expectations. A huge thanks to the boxers ; what a show they put on! Thanks to the trainers; Gerry and Barry. Also to our MC; John “lets get ready to rumble” Duffy, no one could do better. Thanks to the referee Ciaran. Thanks to everyone who supported us on the night and especially our sponsors; in particular Nolan Motors. A big shout out to the committee who organised the event and our super bar staff! Best night in Clonguish in a long time!!

Job Seeking Skills Programme: Employment, Development & Information Centre (EDI Centre) Longford identified a need to assist unemployed jobseekers in Job Search, CV Preparation, interview skills & mock interviews. Due to the high level of unemployment locally, a need for this service emerged. This service operated in 2012 and exceeded all expectations and will continue in Partnership with Longford Community Resources Ltd., at the

EDI Centre: This programme provides a range of facilities and services to support those who are unemployed, in training, in a part time or low paid employment, to assist and enhance their prospects with their job seeking endeavours. It will also provide information on employment rights and entitlements, training & education programmes while also providing access to on line computer service to assist with employment opportunities. Anyone can avail of this programme. Training takes place on an ongoing basis’s to build the ability and skills of people to seek employment. Clients will be assessed and directed into the programme most suited to their needs. The Service will operate on Thursday mornings from 10.00 am – 1.00pm. One to One Support can be provided to clients for Interview Preparation / Mock Interviews etc, This Service is FREE Please contact the EDI Centre for further information on 043 3347515

Recent Deaths: Keane - The death took place peacefully, after a long illness of Julia Keane(nee Cullen) Kinvara West Kinvara, Co. Galway and formerly of Brucklagh Drumlish Co. Longford . To her husband Peter, daughter Yolande, sons Daryl, Neil, Seamus and Declan, grandson Gavin, sister Anna, brothers Seamus(Fardromin Ballinamuck) and John(England)brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces relatives and friends we extend our deepest and sincere sympathy.

Mc Loughlin: The death took place recently of Philip McLoughlin Cornakelly Moyne Co. Longford. To his wife Julia, son Philip, daughters Julia, Elizabeth and Imelda, brothers Matt and Brendan, sister Celia, grandchildren, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews and nieces, relatives and friends we extend our deepest and sincere sympathy.

Campbell: The death occurred last week of Mary Ann Campbell(nee Colreavy), Clonohill, Drumlish. To her sons Fr. Michael PP, Abbeylara, JP, and Raymond, daughters-in-law, sister Kathleen, grandchildren, nephews, nieces relations and friends we extend our deepest and sincere sympathy. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anaim dílís.