Drumlish Ballinamuck notes



Corr: Aine Brady Tel: 0863938595. e-mail: ainebrady@hotmail.com


Monster Bingo in conjunction with the Marquee in Drumlish on Sunday, 16th August at 3pm in the 98 Hall Ballinamuck. €2500 in prize money plus monster raffle. All proceeds will go to Cardiac Risk in the young and the Kevin Bell Foundation.

Marquee In Drumlish

The annual Marquee in Drumlish Festival will take place from August 14th to 17th. The following is the line up for the festival. Friday night 14th - Reprisal, Brave Giant, Aka Poromo, Flick of the Switch (ACDC & the Foo Fighters Tribute band) DJ Fergal Darcey. Saturday 15th, Family Fun Day at Monaduff starting at 2pm. Back in the marquee that night Patrick Feeney and Nathan Carter. Sunday 16th - Monster Bingo in the 98 hall Ballinamuck at 3pm, €2500 in prize money plus Monster raffle. Back in the Marquee that night Rhythm & Sticks, Hothouse Flowers, The Aftermath. Monday 17th The Declan Nerney Show with special guests.

Volunteers needed

There will be a meeting for all people who are willing to help out at the Festival on this Friday night 31th of July at 10pm in the Clubhouse.

Youth Festival

This takes place at Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from 13th to 16th August. For more info and to book on line see www.youth2000.ie or phone 01 6753690. See posters at back of the Church.

Monaduff Social Club

A three nights stay away departing on Monday, 7th September and returning on Thursday, 10th September to Broadhaven Hotel in Belmullett, Co Mayo is being organised cost €185 per person sharing. Those who are interested in going, please give your name to a committee member. Payment is due by the end of July.

Community Employment Scheme

The Community Employment Schemes are now taking names (Male/Female) for places on the CE scheme in Dromard and Colmcille that are coming on stream later this year. You may qualify for participation on the CE scheme if you are over 25 year’s old and receiving payment from the Department of Social Protection for at least 1 year. You may also qualify if you have completed a TUS placement. Community Employment Schemes provides long-term unemployed with training and work experience through part-time and temporary placements in jobs based within local communities. For further information or to have your name included please contact Teresa McNerney Chairperson Dromard Development Association Ltd 0861026252 or dromarddevelopment@gmail.com

Support Service

If Suicide has ended the life of a person you loved dearly. There is no time limit or logical order in the way people go through emotions and reactions to loss and grief, but some of the typical ones include: Shock, Disbelief, Why? If only, Blame, Exhaustion, Despair, Loneliness, Anxiety, Grief, Anguish etc. The Suicide Bereavement Liaison Support Service (Midlands) is a local service available to individuals/ families and persons who have been bereaved by suicide. The support can be provided hours, days, weeks or years after the loss. Contact: Bernie on 0864180088 or email: midlandssbls@gmail.com

The Irish Cancer Society’s Care to Drive

This service is currently seeking volunteer drivers to drive local patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments. The service is free to the patient and all drivers expenses are paid. Telephone Rebecca on 01 2316 642 or email transport@irishcancer.ie mailto:transport@irishcancer.ie

Advice from EPA

Advice from EPA for Gardeners, Householders and Farmers. Products commonly used around the home and farm such as weed killers, insecticides, fungicides, pesticides and herbicides should always be stored and used very carefully. Even the smallest amount of these getting poured down a drain or being allowed into a water course can have a serious effect on drinking water and animals which use that water course to drink from. Further information can be found on www.pcs.agriculture.gov.ie, longfordcoco.ie or by picking up a leaflet from the council offices. Longford County Council will be holding a Household Hazardous Waste collection and a Farmyard Hazardous Waste collection later on in the year and we advise people to bring your unused, unwanted or out of date household and farmyard chemicals to these collections for safe disposal. For further information contact Gary Brady, Environmental Awareness Officer Longford County Council on 043-3343451.

Tidy Towns

This year an enormous effort has been made by the many stewards of business, private and community buildings around the village to facelift and paint them - This village never looked as good as it does now - win, lose or draw it is a credit to all who worked so hard to bring our village to this level. The Mill - We have had to erect ‘Keep Out’ signs at the Mill - this was to be the jewel for this year’s Tidy Town’s competition but because of the large population of young boys and girls to a lesser extent, who were using the area as a place to hang out and also doing untold harm to the stone work and the bank of the river on both sides we had no choice but to close it for safety reasons. It is very regrettable that these youngsters have no Foróige Club or even Scouts Den where they could engage in activities where their youthful energies could be harnessed and put to use in positive and creative ways. This is a huge need in Drumlish! Pride of Place judging has been pushed back till the 7/8th September (actual date to be confirmed).

National Heritage Week

Drumlish Heritage & History are holding an event at the Mill on Tuesday evening the 25th August and Longford Historical Society are hosting a public lecture on Bishop William O’Higgins who laid the foundation stone for St. Mel’s Cathedral on Thursday 15th October next.


We remember in our prayers the repose of the soul of Bernadette Halnon, Leeds, mother of John Hanlon and Mary Cronin, Brucklagh, Drumlish who was buried on the 24th of July. To her extended family and friends we offer our deepest sympathies. May she rest in peace.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service

The mobile unit will be in the Longford Arms Hotel, Longford on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4.30pm to 8pm. Blood is life. Giving your blood can save the life of another.

Special Birthday

we would like to congratulate Clair Tivernan on celebrating a special birthday surrounded by family and friends in the Porter House on Friday last. The party was in ful swing and a great night was had by all. Happy birthday Clair.