School fundraiser

School fundraiser

On behalf of the school, I would like to thank the parents and the wider community for their generous support of Scoil Samhthann’s fundraiser on June 20th. The event would not have happened without a hard-working committee, namely; Mrs Mary Farrelly. Mrs Katelyn Hosey, Mrs Dolores Reilly and Mrs Deborah Spollen. Great thanks are due to them. Great thanks are due to the families who bought tickets; 2, 5 or multiples thereof. The tickets and posters were printed by Rapid Print. Mrs Marita Blessington, Seagrave did outstanding work designing the tickets and collating the adverts for the race booklet. The event was generously sponsored by many local businesses. Thank you. The evening at Longford Greyhound Stadium was well attended. Many of us had never been there before. The sun shone and we enjoyed ourselves. The manager, Paddy Farrington was professional and courteous, both during the weeks of planning and deadlines and on the night. A lot of work was done on the night by the committee and the staff selling raffle tickets and doing the draws. Thank you to Mrs. Suzanne Tully and her helpers for the wonderful face painting and to Mrs Kathryn Hosey who provided a lovely jar of sweets for “Guess how many”. Insurance prevented us having a Bouncy Castle but Derek didn’t get off that lightly as he was one of the athletes who competed in the very competitive 100m race. The stakes were high and competition was keen! Thank you to Emma Plant who, among other things, suggested this race and organised it with the help of Dolores, twisting some arms, cajoling and encouraging the athletes. Thank you to Mrs Caroline Farrell, Mrs Suzanne Tully, Paul Glennon, Eamon McEvoy, Albert Murphy and Derick Reynolds for providing us with an entertaining race and adding to the money we raised on the night. Míle, mile buíochas do gach éinne. - Linda Hughes


Deepest sympathy to the family of the late Rose Forster, Aughnashannagh. RIP.

All-Ireland draw

Boxes are on sale for this years All-Ireland football final. Each box costs €100. The draw is limited to 100 boxes with the winner being decided by the final score in the All-Ireland final. 1st prize is €5,000. Tickets on sale from

Michéal Carrigy. Money raised goes towards the football club.


To Croagh Patrick, Reek Sunday, July 27th, a bus will depart from Granard at 5am, Holy Trinity Church at 5.15am, Killoe Park at 5.20am. To book a seat contact 086 0405621 or 087 6613510.


To the family of Nicola Byrne, daughter of Marie Baxter, Riverside Crescent, who died recently. RIP.


Social evening will be held in Dolan’s Lounge, Aughnacliffe in aid of St. Thomas’s Church, Restoration Fund. Colmcille and Dialysis Unit of Cavan General Hospital on Saturday, 19th July. Music by One Night Only. Raffle on the night and refreshments served and auction for Longford Town Soccer Ball, Leinster signed rugby jersey and a load of firewood. All support appreciated.


Numbers drawn 7, 11, 16, 29. Three x €20 match 3 winners: Eilish Carrigy, P.O., Tommy McCormack and Emily O’Reilly. Seller’s prize: Patrick Earley. Draw in Stag’s Head for month of July on Monday. Jackpot €10,000.


E.D.I church-gate collection this weekend at all masses. Please support.


St. Christopher’s Church-gate collection, total amount collected €583. Thanks to all who supported.


Deepest sympathy to the family of Sally Brady, Lisrattigan who died recently. RIP.