Clonguish Gaelic Football Club - Celebrating 125 Years (1889 – 2014)

Saturday 25th October - Shane Brennan U-12 Tournament – Table Quiz in Casey’s Pub at 9pm on Saturday, 25th October - Table of four €40. Prizes for the winners and raffle on the night. Sunday, 26th October - Parade by Kids/players/members from the GAA Complex on Sunday morning to the Church, where Mass will be celebrated at 11am celebrating the 125 years and remembering the deceased members of the Club. Underage matches and activities on Sunday afternoon - Ladies match – hurling - senior 7-a-side competition - Unveiling of plaque - Dinner and dance – Music by Aftermath


Station Mass

The month of October and November are traditionally the time for station masses. Anyone who would like to host a Station Mass in their area, please contact Fr. McGovern.

Stress Management and Counselling Clinic

18 Dublin Street, Longford. Telephone 087 1142006. Web: Open Tuesday’s – Saturday’s. Susan Broderick is Clinic Director and an Integrative/Cognitive Behavior Therapist. She holds a 4 Year Bachelor of Arts Degree in Counselling and Psychometrics, a Diploma in Psychology, Suicide Prevention Trained and a Registered Member of the Association for Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Ireland (10379). She also published the successful book ‘’Simple Techniques to Managing Stress and Worry’’. Available to purchase at the Clinic or at local Eason’s Bookstores. This is a Private Clinic, Strictly Confidential for Clients, by appointment only. The Clinic aims to provide appointments within 7 days.  Referrals to the Clinic are by G.P or Self Referral.  The Clinic accommodates every client by providing private Counselling sessions on a sliding-scale Fee structure: depending on each client’s income. The Clinic offers the following range of Evidence –Based Therapies: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - Assertiveness Training - Positive Thinking - Person-Centered Holistic Therapy - Anger Control Therapy - Stress Management Training – Mindfulness - Relaxation Techniques – Life Coaching. The Clinic works with Men, Women, Children, Adolescents/Parents and Company Staff on a broad range of issues.        

Warmer Homes Scheme

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. 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 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.

Shorin Ryu Karate

We have a very exciting training day coming up on Saturday, 25th October in Dublin. Students of all ages and rank are welcome to attend the event. Further details are available from Ann. Training continues every Monday evening in Newtownforbes from 7.30-8.30pm and in Kilglass on Wednesday from 7-8pm. Our clubs would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest members -Naithin, Riona, Matthew, Mark, Erin and Paddy. New members are always welcome- for further information please contact Sensei Ann Devlin on 087 9248816.

Pre Christmas Craft Fair

A pre Christmas craft fair will be held in the GAA complex Newtownforbes on Sunday 23rd November from 11-4pm in aid of Pieta House. There is a wide variety of crafters attending and a tremendous day is expected. A selection of goods available on the day include- wood products, preserves, knitting, crochet, patchwork, painting, jewellery, books, clothing, tupperware. forever living products as well as cake stands, cards & floral arrangements to name but a few! There will also be a raffle for a hamper as well as a big selection of other prizes on the day. There is a very limited numbers of tables left so if anyone would like to have a table please contact Ann Devlin on 087 9248816 for further information. 


The next Reparation and Adoration vigil to the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary is in the Chapel of Our Lady’s Manor, Edgeworthstown, on the first Friday, the 7th of November, commencing at 10pm with the Holy Rosary and Confession followed by Mass in reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. There are nine offices of prayer recited throughout the night with time for quiet prayer. The vigil concludes after Benediction and the 6am mass. This is a wonderful opportunity to pray especially for the holy souls, and to spend the night in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.  All are welcome. For further information contact 086 0405621 or 0861900640

Prayer meeting

Divine Mercy prayer meeting in St Mary’s parish church, Newtownforbes every Monday at 3pm. Special prayers include the Chaplet and Novena of the Divine Mercy, prayer of Concentration to the Divine Mercy and St Faustina’s Station of the Cross. All are welcome and bring a friend.

Liturgy Group

A parish Liturgy Group meeting will be held in the Parochial House on Thursday 23rd October at 8.30pm.

Communion photo

Fr. McGovern wants a good quality group photo of last May’s celebration of First Holy Communion.

Templemichael College

The college has an open evening on Thursday, October 23rd from 6pm to 8pm. For more information contact 043 3345455.

Parent & Toddler group

The Parent and Toddler Group Initiative is a nationally available fund from POBAL and Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA). Parent and Toddler groups (P&T’s) are organised on a not for profit basis and encourage parent participation in childhood development and support, a kind of peer support. Funding is available for Equipment, Training, Materials for Activities, and Minor Refurbishments. CHILDMINDERS GRANTS The new Child-minder Grant criteria apply if you are minding or intend to mind 2 children, minimum 1 Full Time and 1 Part Time. It is recommended that only 1/3 of funding is spent on consumables like paint, sand, and materials for crafts.

Further Information & application forms from the LCC office, or  087 7873054.