Newtowncashel Drama Group is pleased to announce that for the first time in the history of our group, we will be performing on the All Ireland One Act Drama Festival. Our chosen play, “Cliff’s Edge”, by Paul Beard is set on the majestic white cliffs of Beachy Head on the south coast of England. In this spectacular scene are three peculiar characters, a suicidal failed actor, a maniacally depressed pub landlord and a schizophrenic passer by. With such a sensational combination this blackest of comedies is sure to entertain. Now being performed worldwide this carefully researched piece of modern theatre has received critical acclaim since its showcase in Edinburgh and subsequent productions in Chicago, Madrid, Stockholm, Melbourne and Prague. Our performances will be as follows: Saturday 8th November, Gallonray House, Cootehill, Co Cavan. Friday 14th November, An Grianán, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Sunday 16th November, Bog Lane Theatre, Ballymahon, Co Longford. We hope our wonderful fans can join us for this exciting endeavor.


The annual general meeting of Newtowncashel Branch of Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability (St. Christophers) will take place this Wednesday the 22nd of October in The Hill at 8p.m. All members are asked to attend. New members are always welcome.

Station Masses

The following are the remaining Station Masses for October 2014 - Derrygowna and Stonepark, Helen and Peter Farrell, Thursday the 23rd;

New Row, Clogher, Cornadough, Bornaveera, Catherine and Larry

Gallagher, Friday the 24th;; Estate Rd, Derrymacar, Derrindiff, Derrycolumb, Fidelma and Oliver Killian, Thursday the 30th. Confessions at 7.45pm. Mass at 8pm.


Congratulations and well done to the Cashel Junior football team, who won the Junior B Final against Ardagh in Pearse Park last Sunday. Also well done to everyone else involved.

Community Games

The A.G.M. of Newtowncashel Community Games takes place on Tuesday the 4th of November at 8p.m. All are welcome. It is vital that as many parents as possible get involved so as to keep the organisation going from strength to strength.

Cairde Comhrá

Are you interested in reviving your Irish speaking? Cairde Comhrá is a group of adults who meet every Wednesday night, 8pm – 10pm, in the Co-op building in Kenagh (The old National School). In an informal setting, we try to improve whatever level of Irish we have. New members are welcome to join us - so if you have very little, a little or a lot and would like the opportunity to improve your “cúpla focail” please come along.


The Midland dancing committee fundraiser for St.Christophers, The South Westmeath Hospice and Irish Cancer Society, takes place this Friday the 24th of October in The Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule. Heats of Waltzing and Jiving Competition will take place on the night. A great night’s entertainment is guaranteed.Support for these worthy causes would be greatly appreciated.


The organisers of the recent Cheerios Childline Breakfast Together morning wish to thank all those who came along and supported this event. The total raised was €144.00.

Cake sale

The recent cake sale and raffle in aid of St. Joseph’s Young Priest’s Society realised €1485.00, the raffle winners were as follows - 1st prize, Nora Nolan, 2nd prize Tom Smyth, 3rd prize Patrick Dowd. Thanks to the organisers, donors and those who supported the event so generously.

Warmer Homes 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.