St. Mel’s Musical Society

St. Mel’s Musical Society

Tickets for Oklahoma! now on sale -

Tickets for our production of Oklahoma! in April 2013 are now on sale at the Backstage Theatre Box Office (043-3347888). Tickets also available at Farrell Coy and booking also online at

The Longford version of Oklahoma! will be performed in Backstage Theatre for a total of eight performances, opening on Friday April 19 and will run until Saturday April 27.

Anyone interested in joining the cast of Oklahoma! should contact St. Mel’s Musical Society Chairperson June Belton, 087-7998621 for rehearsal details. Oklahoma! is the Rodgers and Hammerstein traditional classic featuring many famous songs such as Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’, The Surrey with the Fringe on Top, I Can’t Say No, The Farmer and the Cowman, Poor Jud is Dead and the showstopper theme number Oklahoma!

The classic musical is the story of Laurey and the two rivals for her affections: Curly, a cowboy, and Jud, the hired farmhand. The play takes place in 1906 in an Indian territory of the American West during the time when Oklahoma was established as a state. It tackles class issues between the farmers and the cowmen in the still-developing, rugged landscape of a state in its infancy as characters struggle to find hope, love and the fulfillment of “the American Dream”.

Ballymacormack ICA Guild

The Christmas meeting was held in Stonepark National School and members as well as a number of guests joined in proceedings. Each member received a gift for the occasion and everyone enjoyed the night. Sympathies were passed to the Kane and McCoppin families on the sudden death of one of our longest members – Mary Lizzie McCoppin – who was a member of the guild since the 1940s and 50s. When the new guild was formed in 1980, Mary Lizzie joined again and took a very active part in most competitions. We will all miss her – she was the life and soul of all of us and so witty at all times. Also votes of sympathy was passed to Esther Casey on the death of Anthony’s sister, Majorie Hegarty who died recently. A date was set for the annual dinner – it will be held on January 12 next in MacPartlands (The Richmond Inn) in Clondra. Members and friends are asked to contact our guild treasurer Kitty McKeever at (043) 3341375. Music will be provided for on the hope to see you all there!

St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal Fund 2012

St. Vincent de Paul would like to acknowledge with thanks the following contributions to its Christmas appeal 2012 (all amounts in euro).

2,000 Anon per Ozanam House

1,500 Providers (Longford) Limited, 25 Main Street, Longford

1,450 Anon per Anne Kane 1,431.00 Melview School

1,000 Kenagh Parish

1,000 McCarrick Bros Longford Ltd., Athlone Road, Longford

750 Longford Association, Dublin 520.00 Patrick Brady

500 Mai Kenny, Killashee Street, Longford

500 St. Patrick’s Missionary Society, Kilteegan

500 Anon per Joseph Durkin 500.00 Anon per Ozanam House

400 John Farrell, t/a Property Team, Killashee Street, Longford

300 Anon per Arthur Cummiskey

300 Mary Ralph, Thomond Lodge Nursing Home, Ballymahon, Co Longford

300 William O’Toole, Ballyduffy, Moyne, Co Longford

300 Longford Association, London

250 Anon per Joseph Durkin
250 Anon per Ozanam House

200 from Holly

200 Fr Liam Courtney, Cloonmacart, Drumlish, Co Longford

200 Seamus & Kathleen McManus, Moneylagan, Co Longford

200 Peter Gregg

166 Newtowncashel Food Appeal

150 Anon per Cyril Hussey

150 Anon per Sylvester Carroll

130 Mary Morrissey

120 Anon per Presbytery

100 Anon per Kathleen Mimnagh

100 Ronnie & Ann Jenkins 100.00 Laurence Morrissey

100 Anita Hanley, Farnagh Glebe, Longford

100 Anon per Thrift Shop

100 Anon per Joseph Durkin

100 Anon per Joseph Durkin

100 Seamus Finnan, Kilnasavogue, Longford

100 John J Quinn & Co, Solicitors, Earl Street, Longford

100 Eileen Sheridan, Ashford House, Farnagh, Co Longford

100 Fr Tom Barden

100 Anon per Cyril Hussey

100 Abbey Murphy Insurances, Longford

100 John Casey, Lanesborough, Co Longford

70 Anon per Thrift Shop

70 Anon per Ozanam House

70 Jude Flynn, Aughadegnan, Longford

60 John & Ann Crossan

60 The Drumm Household, Teffia Park, Longford

50 Ken Morris, Whitehall, Tarmonbarry

50 Anon per Thrift Shop

50 Anon per Cyril Hussey

50 Anon per Cyril Hussey

50 Tom Murtagh

50 Anon per Ozanam House

50 Josie Hilliard

50 Anon per Anne Kane

50 Anon per Joseph Durkin

50 Anon per Joseph Durkin

50 Anon per Cyril Hussey

50 Anon per Thrift Shop

45 Anon per Joeseph Durkin

40.55 Customers of Michael and Mary Begley, Ennybegs

20 Anon per Ozanam House

5 Anon per Ozanam House