Poker Classic

Poker Classic

On Sunday May 31st next a poker classic will be held in the Breffni Arms Hotel in Arva starting at 6pm. This Classic is organised by friends of the late Martin Cadden and all proceeds go to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Fund.All support will be greatly appreciated.

Connolly’s Club Membership

Anyone who wishes to use the facilities in the club must be a fully paid up member. Membership for adults is €30. Students and OAPs €20. Family membership of two adults is €50.


We are trying to promote Foroige in Co Longford and in particular Ballinalee. We are looking for volunteers who would be interested in setting up a Foroige club in your locality, Foroige allows young people to have fun in a safe environment. For more information please contact: Jim Maher, Regional Youth Officer Telephone: 086 967 2920


Numbers drawn 6, 8, 9, 16. 3 x €20 Ann Kinlan, Camlin View; Andy McNamee, Aghaward; Raymond Lee, Gurteenrevagh. Seller’s prize: Micheál Carrigy. Draw takes place in Rawle’s pub for the month of May at 9pm. Jackpot is €2,300.

First Holy Communion

Best of luck to all the children who are receiving their First Eucharist this Saturday at 12pm. Hopefully, the sun will shine down for them.

New arrivals

Congratulations to Paul and Lorraine Treacy on the birth of their second child. A beautiful baby boy.

Congratulations to Bernie and Ger O’Reilly, Drumeel, on the birth of their fourth child, baby Caoimhe.


Congrats to Darren Nugent, River Crescent, who recently celebrated his 21st in Farrell’s pub. A good night was had by all.

Thank you

Kate McKenna and Sandra Martin would like to thank everyone who supported the play: It’s the Real McCoy! by the Killeen Dramatic Society on Easter Monday night. The play was in aid of Longford Hospice Palliative Care. They raised €635 and the draw on the night, which was in aid of the Kevin Bell Trust, raised €500. Thanks to Killeen Dramatic Society for performing on the night free of charge.


To Aidan Doherty and family, Soran, on the death of his brother Brendan in Mullingar recently. RIP.

Abbeylara Parish Centre

The official opening of the parish centre takes place on Friday 12th June with country star, Derek Ryan performing on the night. Tickets cost €15. Dancing from 11pm to 1am with bar extension on the night.

Irish Dancing

The CRN Irish Dancing Open awards took place recently at the City West Hotel in Dublin. There were a number of dancers from the local area who took part. Shauna Heany, Gurteen, secured place in her category. All other dancers performed extremely well with a number of them being placed in the categories: Emma Doris, Aughnashannagh, Molly McEvoy, Riverside, Sinead and Ciara Heaney, Gurteen. Well done to all the children who participated and their teachers.


Congratulations to the county minor team who beat Carlow this weekend and are now through to the Leinster semi-final. Joseph Heaney, Curraghcahill and Colin Dalton are both involved in the team. Also, well done to Dessie Reynolds who scored for Longford in their win against Offaly. Everyone should get behind both teams in their upcoming matches.

Hard luck

To the school team, who were recently defeated in a fantastic match in Pearse Park. They played very well.


All notes for print should be sent to the email address or left into the post office otherwise they might not be printed. If there is anything you feel should be included in the notes please provide us with the information. They should be emailed before midnight on Saturday.