Fun Run: A 5k and 10k Fun Run will take place on Saturday 27th Oct here in Ballymahon. The Race which starts at 11am sharp will commence at the GM Pitch and Is being held to raise funds for Ballymahon GAA and Ballymahon /Forgney Ladies Club. There will also be a donation for St. Christopher’s. Everyone welcome. Please support the runners for these local groups.

Fun Run: A 5k and 10k Fun Run will take place on Saturday 27th Oct here in Ballymahon. The Race which starts at 11am sharp will commence at the GM Pitch and Is being held to raise funds for Ballymahon GAA and Ballymahon /Forgney Ladies Club. There will also be a donation for St. Christopher’s. Everyone welcome. Please support the runners for these local groups.

Bridge Classes: Bridge Classes for Beginners will commence in Cooney’s Hotel on Tuesday October 30th at 8.00p.m.. All are welcome. No Booking required. Just turn up.

Mission Sunday: 21st Oct. Every year at this time, a Collection is held in St. Matthews Church to assist the work of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. Last year more than €2 Million was donated by the people of Ireland, This collection will be held next weekend, 27128th October at all Masses. It will take the place of the usual monthly collection for St. Matthews Church Renovation Fund.

Day Care Centre: The Ballymahon Day Care Centre would like to thank all who gave so generously to their recent Church Gate Collection in South Longford, also Tang and Tubberclair. The Centre is open each day, Monday to Friday 10.00a.m. to 3p,m with a Bus Service to the Centre every day. Please phone 087 2792153 for more details.

Art Club: An Art Club is being held each Monday evening from 5.45 to 7.15pm at the Dean Egan Bridgeways Resource Centre, across from St. Matthews Church. The classes are being given by Frances Kelleher and are open to everyone, Male and Female, beginner and improver. The Fee is E5 per session Please bring along your pencil, Sketchpad and eraser, although some materials will be provided. Please feel free to bring any of your own Art equipment, both work and materials if you have any.

Action Breast Cancer: Mary Mannion would like to thank everyone in the Ballymahon area and surrounds who contributed so generously to the Collection for the Irish Cancer Society which she did recently here in town. She successfully collected €617.79 all of which goes to the “Action Breast Cancer” Research. Your donations arc very much appreciated.

Skills for Work: Free Communications /Computer Course for farmers, including e-mail, internet and applications, 35 hours tuition over 12 weeks, ready to go, delivered by VEC in Ballymahon. For further information please contact Marian at 087 1777879.

County Final: Congratulations to the Killoe Senior Football Team who won the County Final Replay on Sunday afternoon last against Longford Slashers in a very close and exciting game which went in to extra time and to Mary Mimnagh at Bank of Ireland, Ballymahon whose son Daniel made a fine contribution to the winning side, he had a great game on the day. Well done to all concerned.

Welcome Home: to Willie and Yvonne Dowler, Moigh who have returned from their trip to Turkey, we hope you both enjoyed your holiday.

Death of Patrick Mahon: The death occurred on Oct 12 last of Mr Patrick (Pop) Mahon, Nacore, Moyvore in his 91st year at St. Mary’s Nursing Home in Mullingar. Pop who was predeceased by his wife Gertrude was a highly respected member of the local farming community, a hard-working man and a great neighbour. For a long number of years Pop brought Milk to the Creamery for many of the farmers in the locality and was a frequent visitor to Ballymahon where he enjoyed meeting people. Pop is survived by his daughters, son, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom we extend our deepest sympathy. His remains were laid to rest at Forgney Cemetery last week. May he rest in peace.

Birthday celebrations: Congratulations to Judy Farrell, Brannigan who celebrated a special Birthday with her family and lots of friends in The River Inn on Saturday night last where a great night was enjoyed by all. We wish you all the best for the future Judy, hope you enjoyed the celebrations.

Ballymahon Bridge club: results 8th Oct: North/South 1st gross Orla McEntee & Tony Tiernan. 1st net - Nancy Finn and Elsie Mckee. 2nd Gross - Breeda McKnight and Joe Hunt. 2nd net - Orb McEntee & Tony Tiernan. 3rd gross - Nancy Finn and Elsie Mckee 3rd net - Breeda McKnight & Joe Hunt East/West 1st gross and net. Chris Connolly and Andrew Nally 2nd Gross - Declan McGivney and Liam Flynn. 3rd net - Kathleen Nulty & Mary Mulvihill 3rd Gross Mark Tiernan & Adrian Duncan 3m net - Declan McGivney & Liam Flynn

Sympathy: We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Mrs Carmel Kelly, Ex NJ. Ballymahon on the death on October 13” of her brother Eamonn Fallon, after a long illness bravely borne, at his home in Cuilleen, Ballinasloe. We also extend our deepest sympathy to Eamonn’s wife Mary, his children Una, Noelle, Coman, Aidan and Niall, brothers Brian, Fr. Aidan, a frequent visitor to Ballymahon and Michael, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and to all his relatives and friends. May his Soul rest in peace.

Autumn stations: Some people have expressed to Fr Padraig, an interest in having a Station Mass in their homes, and he hopes to organise a number of these in the next few weeks. Many new families have moved into the Parish in recent years, and, among other things, a Station Mass is a special opportunity for people to get to know their new neighbours, who also, in due course, may decide to have a Station Mass in their own homes. Please contact Fr. Padraig at the Presbytery if you would like to have the Station Mass in their home.

Scouts: The Scouts of Ballymahon are wondering if anyone has uniforms or necker which they are not using any more. Could they please donate them back to the Scouts or if anyone has Camping gear that they don’t need, that would be very welcome also. You can drop them into the Asthma Charity shop in Ballymahon and ten them its for the Scouts Your help would be much appreciated.

Death of Ann Thompson: The sudden death occurred at the age of 64 years of Mrs Ann Thompson, nee Browne at her home in Castletown, The Isle of Man, and native of Kilcurry, Colehill which she left at the young age of 19. Ann loved coming back home with her family which she did on several occasions down the years, she loved those regular visits meeting all her family and friends here, she will be sadly missed by everyone. She is survived by her husband Pete, daughter Tracey, sons Mark and Richard, grandchildren to whom we extend our deepest sympathy, also to her brothers Jim (Lanesboro), Peter and Paddy (England), Martha (Lanesboro), Dolores (Cloncullen), Kathleen (Rath, Abbeyshrule) and Vonnie (England) and to all her relatives and friends. Ann was laid to rest in Castietown, Isle of Man, May she rest in peace.

christmas lights: We would like to thank everyone for coming along on Thursdsay night in Cooney’s. Thanks to Kevin Keegan, quizmaster, and to our sponsors, Cooney’s Hotel, John Nally, Topaz, Lovell Brothers, Innyside Service Station, Ciaran O’Hanlon’s Pharmacy. It was another successful event for Ballymahon Traders Association.