An Irish language summer course (Siamsa) will be held in Gaelscoil Longford from Monday 7 – Friday 11 July 2014, starting at 9.30am – 3pm daily and will cater for students from second class to first year secondary. Further information and application forms available from Yvonne Ni Mhurchu Tel 087 2642665.

Public meeting

Frank Kilbride will be hosting a public meeting in the Park House Hotel, Edgeworthstown, on Wednesday, June 4 at 8pm. This meeting will be presided over by Frank himself and the issues in hand will be in relation to the recent election results in north Longford which has relinquished the parishes of Edgeworthstown, Granard, Killoe, Colmcille and Mullinalaghta from having any direct council representation. This is a very important meeting to justify the merit of these parishes being represented in council.

Field Day

Yes ! Another year has passed and it’s time again to travel and see the annual spectacular Abbeylara field day Abbeylara Co Longford hosted on Sunday June 8, 2014.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the Hagan families, Rhyne, Killoe on the sad bereavement of their brother Michael, Aughnacliffe, (late of Rhyne, Killoe) who was laid to rest last week. The parish express condolence to his brothers John, Thomas, Kevin, Patrick, sister in law, nephews Frank, Mark, nieces, extended families, neighbours, friends. Requiem mass was celebrated in St Olivers Church, Cullyfad with burial afterwards in Cullyfad cemetery. May he rest peacefully.

New Councillors

Congratulations to all our new elected councillors after long arduous decisions and of course there were many disappointments as one gets in life with a new relocation input in place but they strive to make one stronger. I always say of you fall off the ladder always pick yourself up and take one step at a time. You get there in the end. Good luck to everyone and we hope to see a new bond of commitment and energy within all the communities.


Ennybegs ICA guild enjoyed an amazing night at the Mullingar Arts Centre who were hosting “It’s the real McCoy” drama production. All night laughter at this hilarious play was immensely enjoyed by everyone. Afterwards a beautiful dinner at Annebrook House Hotel, Mullingar enhanced the evening for all. The next ICA meeting will be held on Monday, June 9 in Ennybegs Community Centre at 8.30pm which will be the last meeting before the summer recess. A full schedule is in place when we resume in September 2014 including designing and making fascinators, cocktails, cupcakes, bread making, plus much much more ! Everyone is very welcome to come and join the start of a new year and we wish all current members a great summer vacation.

Honourable success

The parish extend congratulations to Caolan McManus, Corneddan, Killoe who was nominated for and awarded the Monsignor Faughnan Award 2014 for exemplary educational endeavour in Moyne Community School. Caolan received his award on graduation day which was held on Thursday, 22 May 2014 and we wish Caolan great success in his future studies. Well done Caolan.

Table quiz

Killoe Minor Club as Division of the U14 Feile are hosting a fundraising table quiz in the Olde Forge, Killoe on Friday, June 6, 2014 commencing at 9.30pm. Table of 4 persons cost 40 euro with cash prizes and many spot prizes on the night. Your support will be greatly appreciated. A fundraising cake/coffee sale will also be held in Ennybegs Community Centre, Killoe on Saturday, 14 June after 8pm mass, Sunday 15 June after 9.30am Mass Cullyfad Community Centre. Anyone who would like to bake a cake /buns etc. please contact committee U-14 Feile team.

Church news

St Mary’s, Ennybegs, Masses Wednesday at 10am, Thurdsday 8pm (months Memory Annette Nolan, Leeds/late Kilcogy) Friday 10am (First Friday), First Friday calls on Thursday/Friday in usual order. Appreciation, if any persons would take up mass collections, especially during summer months, should rota collectors not be available. Fr Joe Rabbitt, St Patricks Missionary Society Kiltegan will visit the parish to promote the work of St Patrick’s missions at all masses this weekend. Killoe summer camp in St Theresa’s NS Clontumpher Monday 7 – Friday 11 July. Information contact Clara 086 3581715, Lorraine 087 2288159, St Oliver’s, Cullyfad, Mass Friday at 8pm.


Congratulations to St Theresa’s NS, Clontumpher boys/girls teams, mentors on all your recent achieved success. You are a great bunch of youth with excellent mentoring behind you so a big “buille bus”.


Lotto numbers drawn weekend 25/5/14 – 18, 19, 22, 28. 20 euro winners were - Maire McGuire, Esker; Bracken family, Esker South; Jack, Ava, Roy Fitzpatrick; Thomas Brady; Damien Bratton. Sellers prize: Jimmy Halpin. Jackpot 2,200 euro.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the McDermott and Beirne families, Birmingham, UK. Jimmy and Mary McCormack, (nee McDermott), Bawn, Killoe and families, extended families, friends on the sad bereavement of Mary’s sister in law, Mary McDermott (nee Beirne) who was laid to rest last week. May she rest in peace.

Community Games

Killoe Community Games annual Social night and Fundraiser took place on Saturday night last, the 31st. May in Begley’s Pub. We had a good turnout and a great night was had by all. Many thanks to all those who donated so generously on the night and for your ongoing support for Killoe Community Games. Thanks also to those who could not make it on the night and gave private donations. They are very much appreciated and will be put to good use for the young people of the Parish. Awards presented on the night:- Adult Volunteer Award – Turlough Farrelly; Youth Volunteer Award – Larry Moran and Liam Hughes; Club Person of the Year Award – Catherine Bracken and Michelle Tully; Achievement Award – Emmet Og Club. Many thanks also to the Begley and Lee family for generously providing refreshments and music and to everyone who donated spot prizes. Thanks also to Graham Feeney for a great line up of songs and entertainment. Best of luck to our Artists who are competing in the Art County Final on Saturday next, the 7th June in St. Emer’s N.S., Longford.

Cullyfad News

Cemetery Sunday will be on Sunday, 20th June at 9.30am and in preparation there will be a clean-up of the graveyard on Monday, 9th June at 7 pm. The hanging baskets and flower beds are completed and volunteers are now required for watering and maintenance purposes. If you are available to look after a couple of baskets or a flower bed please contact Sean Murray 086 8201382 or 043 3323408. Bingo continues in the Community Centre every Wednesday night at 9pm. This week the bonus number is worth €760 and there is €1,000 to be won on “Spin the Wheel”. So come along for good night’s entertainment and we look forward to meeting you. The cards have now finished for the summer and we thank everyone who supported us during the year.