Store nets Top Retail prize

Store nets Top Retail prize

Congratulations to Kiernan’s Centra on being presented with the Supreme National Hygiene Award at the recent 2014 Centra Quality Awards held recently in Killarney.. This award identifies and honours retailers that have gone above and beyond in their strive to maintain a consistently high level of hygiene in their stores over a three year period. What a fantastic achievement for this Drumlish store and for Centra stores, Longford. So hats off to Charles, Margaret and Vincent Kiernan and their dedicated staff on this auspicious occasion, and well done to all concerned.

Welcome Home & Bon Voyage

Eileen, daughter of Eileen Creegan, (formerly Drumlish), her husband, Larry and daughter, Megan all from California have been holidaying in the Drumlish area for the past few weeks. They have not been in the area for over 30 years, so were delighted to see old friends and family members. They stayed with Myles and Kathleen and also visited Eddie Crowe, (Currabawn) in Co. Clare whom they knew very well while Eddie was in California. By all accounts they had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed their visit thoroughly. Here’s hoping it won’t be another 30 years before they return again to their “Native Town Drumlish”. They have now returned to California and we hope they carry with them treasured memories of their holiday in the area.


Joshua Patrick Campbell, son of Enda & Janene, 3 Esker Glen, Drumlish was baptised and welcomed into the Christian Community on Sunday last. We congratulate his parents on this happy occasion.

Tractor Run

Philip Sorohan Memorial Tractor Run will take place on Sunday next, 20th July. All proceeds to Patient Care Fund St. Joseph’s Care Centre, Longford, and Arus Carolan Nursin Unit Mohill. Registration taking place at te ’98 Bar Ballinamuck at10.30am with refreshments served. The Run will be 20 miles approximately. Registration fee €20. Collections/bukets will be available. Please support. For further information please contact 086-3847482 or 086-8724458.


Ballinamuck Bingo continues every Tuesday at 8.30, prizefund on the night €1300.00. Fun for all ages, see you there !

Céad Míle Fáilte

We would like to extend a Céad Míle Fáilte to all our French guests who will be in the parish from July 11th to 21st, the twinning is in the 16th year with many events planned for this years twinning, we hope they enjoy their visit.

Visitor Centre

The Ballinamuck Visitor Centre is run by Ballinamuck Enterprise group and is manned by volunteers and anyone can visit the centre by calling (087) 205 5462/0879613312 or by emailing 1798ballunamuvk@ gmail.com,it is free to visit and all are welcome .

Monaduff Social Club

Trip to Youghal on 1st September to 5th September being organised for the Club at the moment. Interested in going? Please let any committee member know.

Tidy Towns

Drumlish Tidy Town’s (DTT) & Village Enhancement will celebrate the completion & enhancement of the building on Mary Street at noon on Saturday, 26th July. All welcome! On a negative note, it is very disappointing to note the cigarette butts and mess outside some of our public houses as well as the constant littering on all the approach roads into Drumlish. Where is your pride?

50th birthday celebrations

Congratulations to Anne Carthy, Drumbad, Ballinamuck who celebrated her 50th birthday with a mega bash with family and friends in The Village Inn, Drumlish on Friday night last. Belated birthday wishes Anne, hope you all had a wonderful night. All proceeds, gifts etc. on the night were donated to the Mental Health Association.

Pretty Wedding

Congratulations to Aisling Davis, youngest daughter of Philip and Dympna, Drumlish and Eric Roche who were married in Galway last weekend. We join their families and friends in wishing Aisling and Eric every blessing and happiness in the future. (Further details next week).

Welcome home

Welcome home from Australia to Sinead Davis, daughter of Philip and Dympna. Hope you have a lovely holiday in Drumlish with your family and friends.


Information Stand Edgeworthstown Library & Granard Library

‘Work4You’ set up by Acquired Brain Injury Ireland provides a free vocational assessment service for individuals who have an acquired brain injury and would like assistance and guidance in returning to work, training or education.  It is free to anyone with an acquired brain injury and in receipt of a payment from the Dept. of Social Protection.  If you are interested in the service or would like more information, Work4You are holding a Pop-Up Information Stand in Edgeworthstown Library on Tuesday, 22nd July 2014 between 11am – 1pm and Granard Library on Tuesday, 22nd July 2014 between 2pm-4pm.  All are welcome.  For further information please call 044 9338773.

Purchase of Graves

The new cemetery committee wish to thank everyone who bought and paid for plots before the 1st July 2014. Prices are now €900, €600, and €300 respectively, with the exception of those who indicated their intention of buying prior to July 1st, but where payments are still outstanding. The lower prices for those will be held firm until July 31st only. Any purchases not completed by that date will revert to the higher prices. For further information please contact Brendan Daly on 087-7717886, Seamus Mimnagh on 086-8622298, or any committee member.

Credit Union

North Longford & Arva Credit Union is running a car loan promotion for the month of July. Get your car loan at a rate of 6%. For more details contact any of our offices

Calvary Cross

Now that the new extension to the Cemetery has been completed, wouldn’t it be nice to have a special Cross reflecting Calvary and the hope of resurrection there. If there is any parishioner or family who would like to donate or finance a Calvary Cross and scene to complete the beautiful work done. The cost of such would be something similar to the cost of erecting a headstone. It’s a big ask in difficult financial times, but it’s a worthwhile investment. Thank you.

Youth Festival

Ardagh & Clonmacnoise Youth Pilgrimage to Medjugorje from 30th July to 6th August. Contact Diocesan Youth Centre at 0906473358 or email: anita.allenym@gmail.com. See poster in church.

Youth Festival

Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College Roscrea Co.Tipperary will run from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th August. For more information and to book on line: phone 016753690 or visit: www.youth2000.ie.


The death occurred on July 6th, peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Longford of Brigid Annie McGe, (nee McPartland), Bandra, Ballinamuck. To her daughter, Kathy, sons Pat, Tom, John, Michael, Joe, Mel, Vincent and Eugene, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, sisters, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, relations and friends, we extend our deepest and sincere sympathy.

Ar dheis De go raibh a h-anaim dílís.