Killoe notes



Corr: Ann Hughes, Ennybegs, Drumlish Tel: 043 33 23134


Should you wish to study in your own home – theology, philosophy or scripture to certificate, diploma or degree level please contact the Priory Institute Tel 01 4048124 or for further information.


The annual Irish Wheelchair Association are holding their church gate collection on Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 August 2015. With your support the IWA can continue to maintain its vital services to people with disabilities in Co Longford.


The Longford Management and Trainee Personnel of Employment, Development Information county Longford wish to thank everyone who contributed to their recent church gate collection in Cullyfad 9.30am Mass – 212.02 euro, Ennybegs 11am Mass – 135.20 euro . In grateful appreciation for your continuous support.

Blood donors

The mobile blood transfusion unit will be in attendance at the Longford Arms Hotel, Main St, Longford on Wednesday 28 – Thursday 30 July, 2015 from 4.30 – 8pm. Donor telephone line 1850731137.

Church notes

St Mary’s Ennybegs, Masses Monday – Friday (no Masses in the parish) Saturday 8pm Sunday 11am. Exposition blessed sacrament in both churches Wednesday 6 – 9pm. Church collectors for August Saturday - Michael Brady/ Dona McGuire, Sunday - Bernard Brady/ Mattie Clarke.


Numbers drawn weekend 19/7/15 – 12, 13, 17, 18. 20 euro winners: Seamus Gerety, Carrickedmond; Blanaid Byrne, c/o Donal McGuire; Cormac Gobl, Bundoon; Mairead Reynolds, Dromard; Grace Lee, c/o Begleys. Sellers prize: Denis McGoldrick (jackpot 4,700 euro).

Community Games

The following are the results of the Community Games County Finals which took place in Leo Casey Park, Ballymahon last month. The medal winners are as follows:- Boys U12 Long Puck – 3rd Ronan Collum; Boys U16 1500m – 1st Eamon Keogh; Girls U16 1500m – 1st Dearbhla Rooney; Girls U14 100m – 3rd Emily McCarthy; Girls U12 600m – 2nd Aideen Mulligan; Boys U10 Hurdles – 3rdConor Mulligan; Girls U10 60m Hurdles – 2nd Mia Shannon; Boys U12 Relay Race – 1st Jack Finneran, Cormac Harte, Joe Morrissey, Shane Smith, Patrick Moran, Aaron Ivel. Congratulations to all medal winners and well done to everyone who represented Killoe on the day, you all put in a mighty performance and were a credit to Killoe. Many thanks to Rita Moran for coaching and preparing our athletes for the County Final. Thanks also to Catherine Hopkins, Yvonne Prendergast, Una Mulligan, Maureen Eivers and to all those who helped out in any way over the last number of weeks. Thanks also to all the Killoe supporters who turned up on the day and who encouraged our athletes for all of the events. Many thanks to the great turn out of helpers and volunteers from Killoe who helped out in the running of this event in Ballymahon. All gold medal winners go forward to represent County Longford in the National Finals in Athlone next month. The committee would like to wish a happy anniversary to Patricia and Sean Feeney who were twenty five years married last weekend. A great night was had in Begley’s to celebrate. We hope Sean continues to remember the true words: marriage is a relationship in which one person is always right and the other is the husband!

Cullyfad Bingo

€1,920 can be won on the bonus number this week with another €1,000 to be won on “Spin the Wheel”. So come along for a good night’s entertainment and you might even win one of these prizes. We look forward to meeting you.

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, 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.