New principal

New principal

Congratulations to Declan Rowley (son of the late Jimmy and Annie), Esker, Killoe on the well earned and deserving position as new principal of St Mel’s College, Longford. Well Declan you had a good training under the auspice of Fr Garvey. The parish and widespread wish you and your family many years of good health, happiness with great success in your capacity to continue leading St Mel’s College and it’s students upwards and onwards with a noble education . Good luck Declan and all your staff.


Congratulations to Deirdre Kenny, daughter of Mickie and Bridie, Clontumpher, Killoe who exchanged nuptial vows with Jimmy Murphy, son of John and Rose, Co Limerick joined by families and friends in St Mary’s Church, Ennybegs, Killoe. Afterwards a reception of fine food fare music agus ceol was enjoyed by everyone in the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon. The parish extend good wishes to Jimmy, Deirdre and their families for a long life of good health and fortune.

Return to school

Ah! Back to the early morning, rub the eyes, arise and shine, it’s bus time again ! We wish everyone good luck as they start another chapter in their lives, also hope all leaving certs will be happy with their chosen course. All new entrants to national school, we wish you a pleasant start in your new surroundings and welcome back teachers and staff.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the King family, The Shop, Ballinalee, on the sad bereavement of their brother Noel who was laid to rest last week. The parish express condolence to his brother Jim, sister Peggy, extended families, friends, requiem mass was celebrated in the Holy Trinity Church, Ballinalee with burial in St Emer’s Cemetery, Ballinalee. May he rest in peace. Also the parish express condolence to Richard and Mary Monahan, (nee Quinn, Cullyfad, Killoe) and families Muckerstaff, Granard on the sad bereavement of their son in law, Bennie McGahern, Kilcogy, Co Cavan, his wife Pauline and children, cousins Ann Davis and family, Castlebrock, Ballinalee, extended families, friends. May he rest in peace.


A monster barn dance in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and research dept will be held in Rawle’s Pub, Ballinalee on Friday 30 August 2013. A special door prize of a flat screen TV plus 200 euro prize for best fancy dress (with fancy dress optional). A host of musical entertainers will be available throughout the night to keep your feet a tapping. Tickets 5 euro each available from the Breslin family, Esker; McKenna family, Ohill. Full details on facebook – motor neurone fundraiser and your support is appreciated.

Pilgrimage Knock

On Sunday 1 September 2013 with Bishop Colm O’Reilly leading. Bus departs Cullyfad 10am, Ennybegs 10.10am. Tickets available 16 euro in sacristy or on bus.


Lotto numbers drawn weekend 18/8/13 – 1, 3, 27, 28. 20 euro winners Brendan McVeigh, Leitrim Cross; Shane Thompson, Esker; Brid McGoldrick Ennybegs; Margaret Larkin, Kellether; John McKenna, Ohill. Sellers prize Berney Brady. Jackpot 5,800 euro.

Community Games

Killoe Community Games End of Summer Disco will take place on Saturday night next, the 31st. August, 2013 in Enybegs Community Centre from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission €2, strictly U-16. The annual general meeting of Killoe Community Games will take place in Enybegs Community Centre on Wednesday, 4th September at 9 p.m. We have a very dedicated, hardworking, enthusiastic and friendly committee here in Killoe. We would love to see some new members coming on board to help us continue our good work. Eamon Keogh and Shane Thompson competed in the National Finals in Athlone recently. We hope you enjoyed the day and well done boys for representing your Parish and County so well. Congratulations and best wishes to Declan Rowley, Esker, who was recently appointed Principal of St. Mel’s College.