Deepest Sympathy

Deepest Sympathy

Our Deepest Sympathy is extended to the Clarke Family, Knockmartin on the death of Phyllis Clarke. May she rest in peace.

Gaelscoil Longfoirt

Gaelscoil Longfoirt, Longford’s All-Irish Primary School now accepting enrolments for all classes for September 2015. Please contact Gaelscoil Longfoirt at 043-3341360 for enrolment forms and any further information. 

CPC Training

There will be training given in CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) in the Ralph Room in the forthcoming weeks. If you are interested in doing the training please contact Club Secretary Donna Hagan on 086 8855158.

O Halleluiah!

This fabulous Leonard Coen piece ‘Halleluiah’ will be performed by the equally fabulous soprano Pearl Kielty at the Mohill based ‘Sweet Spirit Gospel & Country Choir’s concert under the direction of Mohill native Tish Dunleavy. Tish on electric piano will be joined by Padraig Donohue of ‘Evening Star’ fame on drums and Sean Mahon (Rodeo Man) on guitar & banjo. Some new pieces along with the old favourites will be performed on the night. Beneficiaries are: ‘Arus Carolan Patient Comfort Fund’, St. Manachan’s Outreach Special Class and ‘Goal’ c/o Noel Mahon Bornacoola. The show will take place in the Hunt Hall, Castle Street, Mohill (opposite Library) on Sunday evening 22nd March 2015 at 8pm. Admission is €10 and includes a hot toddy!

Shorin Ryu Karate

Well done to the following students who graded successfully last week.- Newtownforbes - Patrick, Sorcha, Nathan & Katie. Kilglass - Niamh, Niall, Naithi, Riona, Aaron, Ben, Senan, Benedict & Oisin. Some of our students were suffering from the dreaded bug at the time but still managed to put in great performances. It is great to see so many students putting in such a tremendous and consistent effort. Our next squad training is on Saturday 14th in Newcastle. Further information available at class. Remember new members are always welcome and if you would like to join us please contact Ann on 087 9248816 for more details. 


We had a very enjoyable meeting on Tuesday last and thank you to all who attended. Thanks to Kathleen Kelly information officer within Federation who attended our meeting, it’s nice to see federation officers interested in the guilds. A big congrats and well done to Anna Delaney federation international officer who organised a lovely evening on Saturday for International women’s day. We are holding a children’s craft day on Saturday March the 14th from 10.30am to 3.30pm,in the parish hall, we still have some spaces left so if you think your child might enjoy this you can phone Olive on 0868368277 for more information. Our next meeting will be held on April 7th at 8.30pm, as this is our AGM we would like to see a full house and the down side, membership fees of €51 are due at this meeting. Our competition winner was Sandra Rooney lovely pot of gold Sandra, our raffle winner was Kathleen Kelly, well done to both. Our competition for next month is a poster for a hen party, we are looking forward to this one. Mairead and Olive are on teas, so if you think you might like to join us, remember you can attend two meetings without any obligation to join, you will get a warm welcome,and of course the ever popular cuppa. Look forward to seeing some new faces and of course  past members are always welcome to come back to us.

Clonguish GAA

Clonguish GAA Club are holding a 5K Run/Walk on Easter Sunday, 5th April, 2015. Race start time is 12.00 pm with registration between 10.30 am - 11.30 am. Entry Fees are €10 per Runner, €5 per Walker and €5 per Juvenile.

Leaving Cert Revision Course

An Honours Irish Leaving Cert Revision Course will take place in Longford town on Tuesday 31st March 10am-4pm. An Bhéaltriail (Oral Irish), Essays, Prose, Poetry and Grammar will be covered and notes provided. For more information and applications please contact Yvonne Ní Mhurchú 087-2642665 or Trudy Uí Fhearghail 087-6475071.

Clonguish GAA

Club Membership is due for 2015, can you please contact John Geelan on 086 3229566 or Dessie Rogers on 087 4167104 if you wish to renew your membership or become a new member of Clonguish GAA.


The annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is from May 27th – June 1st (five nights). The cost of the pilgrimage (fully inclusive) is €710. To book a place contact Joe Walsh Tours at (01) 2410812. There are special reductions for invalids. For further information call Fr. Michael Scanlon at 090 6457122.

National Council for the Blind

The Charity Shop at 6/7 Grafton Court would welcome good quality bric-a-brac, ladies and gents clothes, handbags, shoes, etc., also small items of furniture. Tel 087 7724621.

New Parish Pastoral Council

In the coming weeks a new Parish Pastoral Council will be formed. Its term will be for four years. It will consist of five men and five women. To start the process of forming the new council a box will be placed at each door of the church into which people of the parish are invited to put forward the names of people you think would be suitable to serve on such a council. The boxes will remain until Palm Sunday. You may also give the names to any of the outgoing Parish Pastoral Council.

Station Mass

Lent is traditionally the time for the Station Masses along with the month of October. If any home would like to host a Station Mass in their area please contact Fr. McGovern. Station masses can be celebrated up to the end of May.


A rosary making group meet in the parish hall in Newtownforbes, every Monday at 1.30 pm.

Yoga Class

Beginners yoga at 11am on Tuesdays at the Giving Tree (Wendy Louise Hat Design), Newtownforbes. To book a place contact Maria on 086 8618633.


Classes available at the Giving Tree (Wendy Louise Hat Design), Newtownforbes.  Monday 8-9pm. Tuesday 8-9pm (men only). To book a place, contact Brendan on 087 7681730.