‘Work4You’ set up by Acquired Brain Injury Ireland provides a free vocational assessment service for individuals who have an acquired brain injury and would like assistance and guidance in returning to work, training or education. It is free to anyone with an acquired brain injury and in receipt of a payment from the Department of Social Protection. If you are interested in the service or would like more information, Work4You are holding a Pop-Up Information Stand in Longford Shopping Centre on Wednesday 2nd April 2014 between 9am – 11am. All are welcome. For further information please call 044 933 8773.


Karate Club

Our training continues every Monday in Newtownforbes from 7-8pm and on Wednesday in Kilglass from 7-8pm. For further information contact Ann on 087 9248816.

Acupuncture Clinic
Why not treat your mother to an Acupuncture or Indian Head Massage Voucher for Mothers Day. Contact Maria on 086 8618633.

Pilate’s class

Pilates class at Wendy Louise Hat Design. Monday 8-9pm & Tuesday (men only) 8-9pm. For more information contact Brendan on 087 7681730.

Table Quiz

Longford Toastmasters are holding a Table Quiz in Longford Rugby Club on Thursday the 27th of March at 9pm (team registration at 8.30pm). Table of four persons cost €40.  Raffle and spot prizes on the night. All welcome.

Dancing Classes

Dancing Classes with Eamonn Cunniss, have started on Sunday March 23rd and will continue for six weeks in the 98’ Hall, Ballinamuck, from 6.30pm - 8.00pm, on Sunday evenings. Classes in Waltzing, Jiving, Quick Step, Shoe the donkey, Line dancing and what ever dance you may wish to learn. Beginners and experienced dancers are all welcome.  Adults €10, Students €5,

Sacrament of Confirmation

Bishop Francis Duffy will visit the parish for the first time on Friday next 28th March at 3pm to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation. Thirty five boys and girls from Scoil Mhuire National School will make their confirmation.


We had a very enjoyable night in Newcastle House on Thursday night and well done to all involved. A big thank you to national president Liz Wall for attending. On Saturday, 11 brave ladies braved the weather and came to Ballinalee to practice pitch and putt in preparation for our competition which we hope to run on Saturday 26th April. Our craft class continues every  Tuesday night at 7.30pm in The Baldy Sheep. Our next meeting takes place on Tuesday April 2nd at 8.30pm in the parish hall. As this is our AGM a full attendance would be appreciated. The competition is an Easter Bonnet and Mary and Olive are on teas. We would love to see some new faces, so if you think you might like to join us, please feel free to come along, the first two meetings are free.

Passion Play

The Parish Pastoral Council hope to honour the year (150 Anniversary) with a Good Friday Passion Play. To do this they need help. They need people to play different parts – about twelve. No acting experience is needed. They need to hurry as Easter is four weeks away. Please give your name to Fr. Mc Govern, Anne O’Brien or any member of the Parish Pastoral Council.


Lent is the time of the year to celebrate the station masses. Anyone wishing to host a Station Mass for their area please contact Fr. McGovern.