The “Race Night” took place in Casey’s Lounge, Newtownforbes on Saturday 18th. We had a brilliant night. A more detailed report will be in next weeks notes.

Mass time change

From 1st June the weekend mass times will be Vigil 7pm and Sunday 10.30am.

Irish Dancing

Irish Dancing Classes for children resume in the Parish Hall on Friday at 6.30pm. Telephone 086 3702719.

Fine Gael AGM

The Fine Gael A.G.M. of the Clonguish Branch was held and adjourned due to the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Brady (R.I.P.), mother of Councillor Padraig Brady. The meeting will be rescheduled for a later date in April and members will be notified. All new comers are welcome.

Old Time Dance!

Tango’s, Jives, Waltzes and foxtrots will be in full swing in the Hunt Hall, Castle Street, Mohill on Saturday night 2nd May 2015 as part of the ‘Percy Party’ weekend in Mohill. The specially formed ‘KillyPottle Mintrel Dance Band’ from Cavan will provide the music and the dance kicks off at 9pm sharp! Tea, Ham Sandwiches, Boxty and minerals will be provided on the night! Keep that date free for a night of great fun!

Ladies please!!!

Judge John J. Sharkey (aka Brian Reilly, Cornmill Theatre) has to caution Mrs Reilly (Monica Mahon) and Mrs Brady (Tish Dunleavy) during the Special sitting of Mohill District Court on Sunday 3rd May 9pm! The two ladies…or as Judge Sharkey says ‘ If you could call them ladies’ will interrupt proceedings at various times during the case between the West Clare Railway and Percy French (Frank Cadam). Come along to the Hunt Hall, Castle Street Mohill to hear testimony from Michael the train driver (Luke Early) and Danny Michael Dan Delaney (Pat Rehill) from the WestClare Railway. Script written by Tish Dunleavy and produced by Frank Cadam.

Tea Day

Longford Branch Alzheimer Society of Ireland invites you to host a Tea Day in your home or your workplace 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


Thursday evenings 8pm Pilates class for seniors and people with osteoporosis. Giving Tree (Wendy Louise Hat Design). Classes start on the 9th of April .Contact Brendan on 0877681730.

Darkness Into Light Longford

The annual Darkness into Light walk in aid of Pieta Houses, the suicide and self harm crisis centre takes place on May 9th in Longford at 4.15am starting at the Mall complex. Pre registration for the walk will take place on the following dates- 2nd May at Supervalue Longford, 5/6/7 May at the Mall complex from 4.30-7pm & 8th May at the Mall complex from 11-2pm & 4.30pm -7pm.  Registration can also be completed online or on the night of the walk. 


Bus to Knock on Saturday 25th April, leaving Granard 9.45 hrs, Edgeworthtown 10.00 hrs Cathedral Car Park, Longford at 10.15 hrs. To book a seat contact Peter on 087 661 3510. This is a special day of prayer for the people of Ireland to united in prayer for the protection of the sanctity of marriage and families. Holy rosary at 2pm, Holy mass at 3pm, Mass celebrant Fr John Mockler.


Our federation meeting takes place on Wednesday evening, April the 22nd at 7pm in the Sin Bin, Longford, as this meeting is being hosted by ourselves a full attendance where possible would be appreciated. We will meet at 6.30pm to set up. Our lotto will be held at this meeting as well so make sure all lotto tickets are in on time. Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday May 5th at 8pm, we are hoping to finish our self defence class at this meeting and hopefully our sensi Anne will give us all a pass, a big thank you to Anne for giving her time, knowledge and patience at the classes. Mary and Patricia are on teas, and our competition is A May arrangement. Our crochet class continues on Tuesdays evenings and by the look of some photos we are all learning a great deal from another patient teacher Patricia. If anyone would like to join us for our meetings you can attend two meetings without any obligation to join, you can see what we get up to, join us for the cuppa and the chat and maybe at the end of the evening you might like to come back for the next meeting, past members as always are very welcome to rejoin us.

Yoga Class

Beginner’s yoga at 11am on Tuesdays at the Giving Tree (Wendy Louise Hat Design), Newtownforbes. To book a place contact Maria on 086 8618633.