Fundraiser in aid of Senior citizens Christmas Party in the Olde Village Inn on Sunday the 26th of October. Music by Cajun Country. All welcome.

Healthy Eating Programme

Due to the overwhelming response to the Free Healthy Eating Programme in Drumlish Community Centre a third programme is now added at 12.30pm Wednesday, Limited places available contact 087 9181787.

Warmer Homes

Longford Warmer Homes provides free attic insulation, cavity wall insulation and energy advice to elderly and disadvantaged home owners throughout the county that meet certain criteria. Longford Warmer Homes also carries out work for the elderly as part of the Care & Repair Scheme. We are trying to make people throughout Co. Longford aware that this free service is available. A reminder to check the Longford Warmer Homes Ltd website and facebook page to see if you are eligible for FREE Attic & Cavity insulation before the winter rush sets in. Call 043 3393255 www.lwh.ie Longford Warmer Homes have now a dedicated Facebook page to help get the word out that this free insulation service is available to those that qualify for it.

 Here is the link to the Facebook page where all the information is available;


Save the date

After the hugely successful twinning event hosted by Ballinamuck Enterprise last year, our French partners are determined to prepare an amazing programme of activities for the young people from Ballinamuck and Drumlish in July 2015. The event will be organised around making musical instruments from recycled materials and then playing them at a grand finale concert. The dates for the twinning visit are the 17th to the 28th July 2015. We will be looking for 15 young people from Ireland interested in music, recycling etc to take part in this project. Families who hosted our French visitors last year will get priority. After that, names will be accepted on a first come first served basis. If you are interested in taking part please contact Paddy Howe -0879613312 or Patricia Lennon -0860702874.

Community Notices in Brief

Dromard Child Care: The above are holding a Mega Fundraising Halloween Party on this Friday night 24th October from 7 – 9pm in The Latin School, Moyne. There will also be a raffle on the night.

Thanks to the Drumlish Walking Group and all the others who donated money and climbed Cairn Hill for the Charity”Climb a hill for Jack and Jill” in the month of September.

Breath, Stretch and Relax. Yoga cpasses continue every Thursday night in The Village Inn Drumlish at 7.30pm. 4 weeks left in the course. New course starting 20th November. Contact 087-2868254.

Healthy Eating Programme: Due to the overwhelming response to the FREE Healthy Eating Programme in Drumlish Community Centre, a third programme is now added at 12.30pm Wednesday. Limited spaces available.. Contact 087-9181787.

The Carers Association: The above are providing QQI (FETAC) Healthcare training within Longford in the coming weeks. Contact the training unit on 057-9322920. or email us at training@carersireland.com

Templemichael College Longford: The above are holding an “Open Evening” on Thursday 23rd October 2014 from 6.00 – 8.00pm. All are welcome.

Aisling Children’s Art Festival: Exhibition of hats by children from Ballinamuck NS at the Atrium Gallery, Longford on Monday at 7pm. Adm. Free.

Water Charges

A water charges information meeting takes place in the Longford Arms Hotel on Thursday 23rd October at 8.30pm.

Illegal Dumping
Drumlish Cemetery Ltd wish to make everyone aware that dumping in the Cemetery of materials from graves eg. old wreaths, dead flowers, plant pots etc. is illegal.  Please bring these items home with you.  There has been a problem with dumping of these materials for some time now inside the front wall by the tap, people have now started throwing this waste material across the wall at the top of the Cemetery.  Anyone identified dumping any waste material on the grounds of the Cemetery will be reported to the Litter Warden and will be prosecuted.  It is in everyone’s interest to keep a rubbish free Cemetery and respect the site as it should be respected. 
Mock Wedding
Drumlish Cemetery Limited is presenting a Mock Wedding in the Community Centre on Friday, 12th December.  As part of this event we are looking for any singers in the parish interested in being part of the Closing Chorus. If you would like to be part of what is going to be a memorable night then please come along to our first practice night on Friday, 17th October at 8.30pm in the Community Centre.  If you are not able to make that night but are interested please contact 0862339304. 

Drumlish Tidy Towns

The annual general meeting of Drumlish Tidy Towns’ took place in the Community Centre on Thursday last. The outgoing committed re-elected are as follows: Chair - Annette Kane, Deputy Chair: Mary Gilooley, Secretary: Scarlette Fay, Asst Sec: Eileen Kane, Treasurers: Romie Wallace & Dyympna Davis; PRO: Bridie McCormack, Three new positions of responsibility have been created as follows: Jimmy Kane is respsonsible for the resource of Water and related; Dympna Cashen will have responsibily for Fundraising and Mick Joyce will be Projects Co-ordinator. Planning for next year’s competitions starts immediately -  the team will be knocking on doors over the next few weeks and months to encourage, support  and suggest ways to bring the village up to the next level. 

Car Boot

Drumlish Village & Area Enhancemennt are gathering for their next Car Boot Sale and would welcome any toys, teddys or re-cyclable seasonal item that you no longer have use for. One person’s waste could be treasure for another - Contact Dympna at 087 397 7799.

Free Cookery Programme

A six week food & nutrition programme takes place in Drumlish Community Centre Oct 15th (two Sessions), at 9.45am and 7.30 pm. Practical hands on cooking while reflecting on the food pyramid and discussing the balance in the diet also fats , fibre and shopping tips etc.  A community Dietician will attend to answer all questions that may arise, for further detail contact Breda, 087 9181787 or drumlishse@gmail.com


Badminton in the Community Centre Drumlish every Thursday night at 9pm. New and previous members welcome.

Strictly Come Dancing

Gaels Utd FC are hosting the very popular “Strictly Come Dancing” in December as part of its fundraising drive. If anyone is interested in taking part please contact Colin 0860761556 or Mel 0872976538. This is the first time this highly entertaining event has happened in the local area and it promises to be a truly memorable one. More updates to follow during the coming weeks.

Irish Dancing

Traditional Irish Dancing classes take place every Friday evening in the Community Centre, Drumlish at 4pm, under the tuition of Marian Kiernan A.D.C.R.N. All levels and ages catered for. Newcomers very welcome. Enquiries to Marian on 086-8478209

Set Dancing Classes

Set Dancing classes return to the Welcome Inn, Cornageeha starting on Tuesday night, 7th October at 9pm. All welcome.


Ballinamuck Bingo continues every Tuesday at. 8.30pm prize fund on the night €1,300. Fun for all ages.

Rural transport

The Rural Transport Programme is being moved from Longford to the new Transport Co-ordination Unit (TCU) in Mullingar, amalgamated with Westmeath later this year. To hold on to our existing 23 services in Longford, we need to keep passenger journeys as close to maximum occupancy as possible. A number of regions need to increase their averages and participation. There is a restriction on Publicity/Advertising, so our Local Notes and Church Newsletter are our only options. County Longford Rural Transport “door to door” services in your area have spaces available for any passengers who wish to travel to Drumlish or Ballinamuck on Friday for Shopping, Post Office or indeed Socially. To maintain the Local service in your area, more service users are required to travel and all age groups are very welcome. Fares are €3 Single and €5 Return. – Free travel pass holders travel free. Enquiries to Seamus at 043-3345555. Provider: Mary Keane: 043-3324204.


Month of the Rosary

October has been traditionally known as the month of the Rosary. Have you got a Rosary Beads or a Rosary Ring in your home. During this month of the Rosary, every family in the Parish is encouraged to make a special effort to pray at least one decade of the Rosary with the family each day.


Longford Regional annual dinner dance will be held in The Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule on Friday, 14th November. Music by Chuck and June. Tickets €25 available from Adrian Lennon (087-7056605). The Longford Regional P.T.A.A. annual mass for the deceased members will be held in St. Mary’s church, Newtownforbes on Friday, 21st November at 7pm.


Please note that the local notes must be with the local correspondent by 6pm on Sunday evening to ensure publication in the following week’s notes. Please email the notes to bradyelizabeth7@gmail.com. On Bank Holiday weekends the notes must reach the correspondent by Friday evening at 6.00pm to ensure publication as Leader staff work over these weekends and must be facilitated. The local correspondent also needs to organise his/her schedule so please co-operate with these deadlines. The above will apply throughout the year. If the notes are not received by the times mentioned the correspondent cannot guarantee the publication of same.

Recent Deaths

Heaney: The death took place recently of Mrs. Annie Heaney, Bawn, Drumlish. To her sons Michael and Joe, daughters, Ann, (Donegal), Mary (Drumlish), sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, relations and friends we express our sincere sympathy.

Mary Carey(nee McVeigh): The death took place recently of Mary Carey late of Fardromin, Ballinamuck. To her family, friends, relations, we tender our deepest sympathy on her sad loss. Rest in Peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anaim dílís.