26 Jun 2022


Tidy Towns – Pride of Place

Tidy Towns – Pride of Place

Drumlish Village has been nominated by Longford County Council to represent the County in this all-Island competition that acknowledges the work that communities are doing all over the island of Ireland.- the competition is run in association  with Co-operation Ireland and the local authorities and is sponsored by IPS Insurance who underwrite insurance for community events. It is another reason that we ask people to make an extra effort for this one year to facelift the remaining tired and run-down buildings (community and otherwise) around the village, as well as vacant spaces. It is a huge recognition for Drumlish to be nominated and we do not want to be found wanting. Drumlish Tidy Towns/Village Enhancement will be happy to discuss and help in any we can. 

Golf for Ladies

County Longford Ladies Golf Club have a package of beginner Lessons for ladies in process - a great way to meet new people and take up a new sport - if you are interested or know of anyone interested - Enquiries to  086 3508920.   


The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from 27th May to 1st June, led by Bishop Francis Duffy. Fully inclusive price €710. Flights from Knock. Booking: Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lr. Baggot St. Dublin 2. Ph. (01) 2410812. See Poster in porch.


Ballinamuck Bingo continues this Tuesday and every Tuesday at 8.30pm. Prize fund on the night €1300. All welcome!

Community Games

Drumlish/Ballinamuck Community Games annual sports day took place on Wednesday, 13th May in Monaduff. All the usual track and field events were included. Congratulations to all who took part and a huge best of luck to those heading to the county final in Ballymahon.


Congratulations to the boys and girls of St. Patrick’s N.S who made their First Holy Communion last Saturday and we wish the children of St. Mary’s N.S the best of luck as they make their First Holy Communion this Saturday in St. Mary’s Church. We wish the young people, their families and teachers a very happy celebration.

Happy birthday Jo

A big happy birthday to Jo Purcell, Esker, on her recent birthday. The party was in full swing in the Olde Village in on Saturday night and we join her friends and family in wishing her many years of health and happiness.

Gabriel goes to Hell and Back for charity

A huge congratulations and well done to Gabriel Higgins, Drumlish, who completed the Hell and Back challenge on Saturday for Barretstown. If anyone would like to donate you can donate via the web page

Ken puts Stars in Our Eyes

St Mary’s Granard GAA are proud to present Stars in Our Eyes on Saturday the 6th of June in the Longford Arms Hotel. Among the line up is our own Ken Kerrigan. Ken wishes to express his gratitude to his sponsors Cllr Paraic Brady, Sinead and Philip Rogers, Gavin Mitchell from Mitchell Meats and Tom Cassidy and his staff in the Olde Village Inn, Drumlish. Tickets are €15 and a great night of entertainment is assured. Come along and join in a great night of entertainment.

Edel turns 21

Congratulations to Edel MacNerney from Cornedden, Drumlish who turned 21 recently. The birthday girl with her friends and family partied well into the night in the Porter House on Saturday night.


We pray for the reposed soul of Brendan Ford, London and native of Kilmahon whose ashes were interred in Kilmahon cemetery last Friday. To his family and friends we offer our deepest sympathies.

We remember James Jim Howard, Ballygeeher, Bornacoola, Co. Leitrim. Who is deeply regretted by his loving wife Eileen, sons William, Nigel and Mervyn, mother Susan, brothers Richard, William and Tom. To all his family and friends we offer our deepest sympathies.

The death has occurred of Teresa Reynolds, (née Quinn), Gaigue, Ballinamuck, Longford/Leitrim, formerly Manchester, England and Drumdiffer, Drumreilly, Co. Leitrim. Predeceased by her husband Jim, deeply regretted by her sorrowing family. To her daughters Eileen (Manchester), Debbie (Arva Co. Cavan), grand daughters Dawn Halliday, Lynsey, brother in-law Tommy, sister in law Mary Ellen, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends, we offer our deepest sympathies.

Volunteering for Mission Work

Do you want to learn more about the possibility of overseas volunteering and/or training in Overseas Development & Mission? Viatores Christi (VC) will hold an Information & Recruitment session on Saturday, 23rd May 2015 at 12.00 at VC HQ, 8 New Cabra Road, Phibsboro, Dublin 7 Tel. 01-868 9986

Bealtaine Festival

St. Patrick’s N.S. Ballinamuck staff and pupils cordially invite grandparents of pupils attending the school to a morning of light entertainment and refreshments on Thursday 21st May at 11.30a.m.

Olde Fair day

Ballinamuck Olde Fair meeting on Monday the 25th May ar 9pm in the visitors centre of the 98 hall, Ballinamuck, all members are asked to attend - new members welcome.


Ballinamuck ICA are hoping to run a one day course in the art of Basket Making, this course is open to members and non members, if you would like to book a place, please ring 087 9452920 or 086 6014661. We hope to have this course in the 98 hall, Ballinamuck on a Saturday. Details/Info will be confirmed once numbers have been finalised. 

Garden Open Day

The annual Garden Open Day in aid of the Irish Cancer Society will be hosted in the gardens of Paddy and Mary Gillooley, Mill Road, Drumlish on Saturday 30th May from 11am to 6pm. The Irish Cancer Society is Ireland’s national cancer charity. Established in 1963, the Irish Cancer Society provides information, support and care to those with, and affected by, cancer all over Ireland. Our services are professional, confidential and free of charge. The Irish Cancer Society is almost entirely funded through the generosity of the public and receives less than 5% government funding. The support from Paddy and Mary Gillooley’s Garden Open Day will ensure that the Cancer Society can continue to provide and expand this service and other valuable services such as night nursing and financial aid. Please come out and support this worthy cause.


Kenagh 5/10k run

The 4th annual 5/10K run will take place in Kenagh on Sunday, the 24th May 2015 at 12.00 pm. Registration will take place in St. Dominic’s community centre between 10.00am-11.15am. Online registration on 

Fitness centre classes

Class times this week are Wednesday at 7pm and Friday at 7pm in Monaduff Gym. New members welcome.

New deadline

Please note that the new deadline for receipt of local notes is 7pm on Sunday evenings. Notes submitted after this time may or may not be included at the discretion of the Longford Leader. Also as the June bank holiday approaches can all local news you would like included in the local notes please be with me on Saturday the 30th of May before the deadline of 8pm.


Lily Doyle and Linda O’Connor of ABC Childcare in Drumlish are taking part in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon in June 2015. They are also fundraising for Féileacáin. It is a not for profit organisation that provides support to anyone affected by the death of a baby during or after pregnancy. People who would like to join them for this charity or donate can contact Lily on 0894385902.

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