Drumlish Ballinamuck notes



Corr: Aine Brady Tel: 0863938595. e-mail: ainebrady@hotmail.com

Schools out for the Summer

As the school year comes to a close, we wish all the children a safe and happy summer holiday. To the teachers, we hope you have a well earned break, ready for September.

Little People out and about

As the weather improves, we would like to remind you all to slow down and take extra care on the roads as the children begin their Summer holidays. We remind all the parents that children should be wearing bicycle helmets/ safety gear and be supervised when on the road. Now is a good time to remind the children about stranger danger and what to do if approached by an unknown adult. Also, there are concerns about the safety of our children due to the high level of broken glass on the footpaths. We ask that everyone makes a conscience effort to ensure our footpaths are glass free for everyone’s comfort and safety.

Tidy Towns 

The adjudicators are due any day now, an enormous effort has been made by many to push the village to the next level so it is important to maintain this very high standard by keeping the bit outside your door swept and litter free. We also appeal for help with watering - an hour or two in the late evening would be especially welcome, contact Dympna at 087 397 7799 for details. A big thank you to all who supported the annual church gate collection at the weekend. The villages of Drumlish and Ballinamuck are looking fabulous and everyone’s hard work is paying off. We as a parish and community should be very proud of both our villages and with Pride of Place taking place in July we need to keep up the good work.  


Ballinamuck Bingo continues this Tuesday and every Tuesday at 8.30 sharp. Prize fund on the night €1300. All welcome!

New Postcode System Eircode

The new postcode system for Ireland, will be launched in June. If you know someone who you think could do with some help, including elderly family members or neighbours, please get in touch with Margaret Walsh, Longford Community Resources Ltd, 043 3345555, eircode@lcrl.ie

Summer Art Classes

Summer Art Classes at Main Street Drumlish, for children aged between 6 to 12 years old. This camp will take place from Monday 29th June to Friday 3rd July (incl.). A wide range of art and craft activities are available with all materials supplied. There will be an exhibition of the children’s work and an art party at the end of the week. Please call Mary for further details on 086 8259653. 

Community Employment Scheme

The Community Employment Schemes are now taking names (Male/Female) for places on the CE scheme in Dromard and Colmcille that are coming on stream later this year. You may qualify for participation on the CE scheme if you are over 25 year’s old and receiving payment from the Department of Social Protection for at least 1 year. You may also qualify if you have completed a TUS placement. Community Employment Schemes provides long-term unemployed with training and work experience through part-time and temporary placements in jobs based within local communities. For further information or to have your name included please contact Teresa McNerney Chairperson Dromard Development Association Ltd 0861026252 or dromarddevelopment@gmail.com

Suicide Bereavement Support Service

If Suicide has ended the life of a person you loved dearly. The support can be provided hours, days, weeks or years after the loss. Contact: Bernie on 0864180088 or email: midlandssbls@gmail.com

FETAC Level 5 courses

Ardscoil Phádraig are currently finalising their enrolment process for FETAC Level 5 courses in Animal Care and Nursing Studies. These FETAC Level 5 courses are suitable for both school leavers and mature students who wish to return to education and gain new skills or employment. They also provide links to certain courses in Universities and Institutes of Technology and can be worth up to 400 points. Please contact the school on 043 6686209 for further details

National Land League of Ireland

The National Land League of Ireland is holding free information Clinics for people in mortgage and other bank debt. If you would like to avail of this service or know someone who would please contact us for an appointment at the following centres:Mullingar: Fridays 2pm-4pm in Congress Centre. Tel 0892469827. Castlepollard:  Wednesdays 10am-12pm Parish Centre. Tel 0892467265.

Gaels Utd FC AGM

The AGM for Gaels Utd FC will take place on Wednesday July 8th at 8.30pm in Drumlish Community Centre. All committee positions and team managers for next season will be selected on the night. All welcome.

Ballinamuck Olde Fair Day

A meeting of the above committee will take place on Tuesday evening June 30th at 9pm in the Visitors Centre, Ballinamuck. All members are requested to attend and new members are welcome to come along.

All-Ireland Rally for Life 2015

A Rally for Life will take place on Saturday, 4th July at 2 p.m. in Parnell Square Dublin. It’s a chance to defend the right of the unborn and their equal right to life. Those who wish to avail of a coach leaving from Longford should contact: 086-8775036 or 087- 7819586.

Keeldra Swimming Lessons

Keeldra Swimming Lessons Swimming and Life Saving Lessons for children and adults will commence in Keeldra Lake on Monday 6th July and will run for two weeks. Registration will take place on Sunday 5th July from 2 pm till 3 pm and again on Monday morning, 6th July at 10 am.

ABC Childcare

ABC Childcare still has 2vacancies left for this September 2015 for the Free Pre-school year. With increased demand we will now be doing after school pick up from Newtownforbes N.S. as well as Drumlish N.S. for children with siblings attending ABC childcare. If you would like avail of this FREE pre-school year then please contact Noeline on 0433329696. Places are limited so please call today.

First Friday for sick and housebound.

Next Friday is the First Friday. The sick and housebound will be attended by the local priests.


We pray for the repose of the soul of James Reynolds, formerly of Cammagh Hill, Ballinamuck. Predeceased by his son Jimmy and his wife Mary Kate. Sadly missed by his loving family, daughters Irene, Monica, Maeve and Carmel, son Paddy, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

We remember in our prayers Willie Tully dearly beloved husband of Norah and loving father of Liam (Granard), Jacqueline (Drumlish), Catherine (Aughaboy), and John (Killashee). Predeceased by his sister Kathleen, his brother Tommy and nephew Jimmy. Sadly missed by his loving family, brother Michael (Lettergunnell), sister Anne (America), his daughters-in-law Monica and Dympna, grandchildren Yvonne, Leona, Jennifer, Nicola, Mark, Nicole, Ryan, Kyle and Rhyse, great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and his large circle of friends.


We congratulate Joe Maloney son of Martin and Maureen, Ballinalee and his beautiful bride Catherine Cahill daughter of Jerry and Bridgie, Ballinalee. Who were married last Saturday in the Slieve Russell. The happy couple danced the night away with friends and family. We wish you both health and happiness in your future life together.