Spring Clean Day

Spring Clean Day

Arrangements are being made for another village ‘clean up’ day on Tuesday, 28th April, with the school children and helpers participating during the day and adults and teenagers helping in the evening from 7.00p.m. - 9.00p.m. We are encouraging everyone to help out as the level of litter on the approach roads to the village has greatly increased and it is not attractive. We appeal to everyone to be litter conscious and not to dump on the side of the road. We had a very good attendance at last year’s ‘clean up’ and we are hoping that more people will get involved this year. The more people and help we have the faster the job will be done. Please meet at the community centre at 7.00pm for the evening session and bring a high visibility jacket and gloves if possible.

Thank You

The Asthma Society of Ireland wish to thank all who supported their collection at St. Columba’s Church on Saturday, 18th April. With the generosity of all €148.44 was donated to this worthy cause.

Tea Day

The Longford Branch of The Alzheimers Society of Ireland invites you to host a Tea Day in your home or your workplace on Thursday, 7th May 2015. Remember every single euro you raise will be spent on vital Services in County Longford. Contact Breda / Marie at 043 3348402 or 043 3347221 or see

Lotto Draw

St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto in Keogh’s on Thursday 16th April. The numbers drawn were 4, 14, 15, 29. with the jackpot of €7,450 remaining intact. Consolation prizes of €20 went to Stephen McGivney, Clooneen. Kevin Mulligan, Culleenmore. Martin Curry, Cloonagh. Paddy McGahern c/o Hideaway and Pat Donohoe, Aughamore, Lisryan. On sales for this week are as follows: Hideaway: James Mooney. Keogh’s / Anglers’s Rest: Aidan Brady. Kilcogy: Thomas McCabe & Bernard Donohoe. Please drop tickets into Cloonagh P.O before 5.30pm on Monday.

Ladies Footballers

As part of their fundraising activities the local ladies football club are holding a weekly draw based on the bonus ball in the main draw of the national lottery. Sheets are on sale in the local post office or are available from any club member. Match the bonus ball in Saturday night’s main draw and you will earn yourself €20. Lines are just €2. Six monthly tickets are now due for renewal at €50 each by contacting Marie Matthews. Your support would be very much appreciated each week. The winning number on Saturday 11th April was 11 with Aoife Leonard, Leitrim and Kathleen McNerney winning €20 each. The number drawn on Saturday 18th April was 41 with no winner.

Give Blood

The mobile unit of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service will visit St. Brigid’s Community Centre, Loch Gowna on Monday, 27th April and Tuesday 28th April. The clinic will operate each day from 4.30p.m. - 8.00p.m. As 3000 units of blood are required each week to facilitate the needs of our hospitals we urge all donors to attend. Why not bring a friend along as new donors are always welcome. New donors are very welcome. All healthy people over 18 are eligible to donate.