Bunlahy notes

Bunlahy & District

Bunlahy & District

Corr: Sean Kilbride. E-mail: bunlahynotes5@gmail.com


Clonfin Commemoration Committee are holding a 5km walk/run on Sunday, August 2nd next starting at McElvaney’s of Coolarty at 6pm. Registration will be from 5pm and when the walk is complete there will be a BBQ in McElvaney’s followed by an evening of Irish music song and dance. All musicians welcome on the evening. Registration is ten euro per adult and five euro for children and all proceeds will go towards the Clonfin project which is ongoing at the present time. The committee will greatly appreciate your support.

School reunion

St. Patrick’s NS, Killeen will hold a 50th anniversary celebration on Sunday, 27th September. A book is being compiled to commemorate this event. We are seeking old photos and stories that people wish to share and have published in this book. Photos and stories may be scanned and emailed to admin@killeenschool.ie. Alternatively these may be given to any committee, board or staff member or handed into McElvaney’s. Please put your name on the back of original photos so that these can be returned after they have been copied. In order to allow time for editing and publishing of the book we need all submissions by the 14th August and your support in helping make this event a success will be greatly appreciated.

Cemetery Sunday

Cemetery Sunday will be celebrated in Granardkille cemetery next Sunday, August 2nd when the 11-30am Mass will be celebrated in the old cemetery. Car parking will be available and please assemble from the town side and disperse by way of Ferriskill and Browne’s Cross and please follow the guidelines of the stewards.


Ballymore ladies GFC are holding a summer beach party in Creegan’s Bunlahy on Sunday, 9th August. A €500 sun holiday voucher to be won on the night. There will also be prizes for both best Dressed Beach Babe and Best Dressed Beach Hunk. Fancy Dress children’s Disco from 3-4pm. Live Music with V3 from 4pm. Get your raffle ticket at €5 from any club member. Free entry to our event.


Its with much sadness and regret we record the death of Mrs. Maura McGowan of Grange, Ballynacargy which occurred at the Regional Hospital Mullingar on Friday last. Maura was daughter of the late Daniel and Margaret Burke of Killeen, Granard and she was also predeceased by her brothers Jimmy, Daniel and Tommy. Although Maura had left Killeen many years ago, she always kept in touch and loved coming back to visit and she attended cemetery Sunday every year. We offer sincere sympathy to her husband, Pat daughter Annemarie, sons Kevin and Brian and to her extended family and friends. May she rest in peace.


The Irish Wheelchair Association will hold their annual church gate collection at all churches throughout Longford this weekend August 1st and 2nd and your support will be greatly appreciated.