Scoil Mhuire National School

Scoil Mhuire National School

Good Luck to Ms. Powell, Kevin Burke and the Scoil Mhuire Girls Gaelic team

who are playing in the school final next Saturday 9th November at 12noon in Pearse Park. Please show your support.


The Newtownforbes Friends of St. Christophers Autism Workshop and Longford Dyslexia Workshop are holding a cheque presentation night in Casey’s Lounge, Newtownforbes on Saturday 9th November 2013. Music and spot prizes on the night. Could anyone with sponsorship cards outstanding please return them to Mick O’Reilly, Castle Inn, Newtownforbes on or before Thursday 7th November so that a final figure can be reached. Details of amount raised will be published in a later issue of the Longford Leader.


A Station Mass will be celebrated at the home of John and Anne Doyle, Creenagh on Friday November 8th at 8pm

Do this in Memory

Do this in Memory Mass for First Holy Communion at 7pm Saturday 9th November.

Parish Calendar

The 2014 parish calendar is being prepared at the moment. Any company or business who would like to sponsor a month please contact Fr. McGovern.

Baby congrats

Congratulations to Owen and Sinead Kilemade (the Village) on the birth of their baby son Callum. Were glad to report that mum and baby are doing great and Cian is delighted with his little brother.


Best wishes to Adam Peter Beirne, Ballykenny and Katelyn Emma Clarke who were baptised last weekend.


The Enrolment for Confirmation will take place at the 11am Mass next Sunday 10th November.

Monster Bingo

Bingo will be held in the PJ Murphy Sports Hall on Sunday 10th November at 3pm. €2,500 to be won. Monster raffle on the day.

Mulligan Sisters

The Mulligan Sisters will perform Operatic and Sacred Arias along with Musical Theatre favourites in Concert at the Church of St. Camillus, Killucan, County Westmeath on Saturday November 30th at 8.00pm sharp. Tickets available at the door and cost is €10.

Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu International Karate

Our club training continues every Monday evening in the GAA complex from 7-8pm. The date for our December grading has now been finalised and students are reminded that training is mandatory if they wish to be considered for grading. Our organisation MSRI has a large number of clubs in the locality and students are advised that they are welcome to attend any of these clubs for training- Clubs: Athlone (headquarters of organisation), Ballymahon, Bornacoola, Granard, Kilglass, Lanesboro, Legan,  Newtownforbes, Mohill and Rathowen. These are the only clubs in the region affiliated to Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu International and if anyone would like further details on training times please check out our organisational website matsbayashishorinryu-international or contact Sensei Ann Devlin on 087 9248816. All of our clubs operate to highest standard and to the highest level of integrity and new members are always welcome. Your first class is free so why not call in and see for yourselves!

Rassaun Craft Group

Rassaun Craft Group invites you to a Charity Craft Sale in the ’98 Hall, Ballinamuck on Sunday, 10th November from 10.30am to 4pm. All proceeds in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and Stop Suicide. Lots of amazing goods at very good prices – all handmade – including bags, jewellery, Xmas decorations, tablecloths, cushions, toys, cakes etc. Competition and Prize Draw with fantastic prizes to be won on the day. Come and have a cuppa with us and get that something special for that someone special for Christmas. Everyone welcome.

Clonguish Lotto

Lotto results Saturday 2nd November 2013, numbers 3, 8, 9, 17. No Jackpot Winner. Runners up €100 Jo Mc Parland, Dowra, €25 AJ Mc Caffrey, Ballagh, €25 Caoimhe Burke, Corry. Next Week’s Draw in Mc Gowan’s Jackpot €5550.

Thursday Club

The Newtownforbes Thursday Club meets in the parish hall every Thursday 2pm-4pm. There is a wide range of activities including outings, holidays, etc. New members over 50 are always welcome male and female.

Family Advent Retreat

On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November the Feast of Christ the King Alliance of the Two Hearts Family Advent Retreat will be held at St. John’s Rest and Care Centre, Knock Shrine – Knock, Co. Mayo. Led by Fr. Edgardo Arellano and Fr. Bing.