The marriage took place earlier this month between Tony Dooner, Killashee, and Aileen Mollahan, Carrigallen. The ceremony which took place in St. Mary’s Church, Carrigallen was performed by Fr Liam Kelly, uncle of the bride and assisted by Fr. Denis Murray, P.P. Carrigallen and Fr. Nigel Charles, Killashee. The beautiful bride was assisted by her sisters Louise Mollahan and Siobhan Hegarty and friend Suzanne Dooner. Bestman was Sean Sheridan and groomsmen were Eamon Farrell and Mike Magan. Following the marriage ceremony, the happy couple were joined by family and friends in the Park Hotel, Mullingar where they wined, dined and danced into the wee hours of the morning.

We wish Tony and Aileen long life and happiness as they start out on their married life together.

Well done

Well done to Clodagh Kiely, Derryohill, who represented Longford in the National Finals of the Community Games in Athlone last weekend. Clodagh took part in the long jump U-14.


Lanesboro Community College propose to deliver two Fetac Level 5 courses starting in September 2013 – Outdoor Recreation and Office Administration. If you are interested telephone 043 3321139 or email for an information leaflet and application form.


Congratulations to Tara (nee Diffley) and Sonny Verboden on the birth of their first baby, a bouncing baby boy called Dylan. Congratulations are also extended to the proud grandparents Eileen and Padraig. Congratulations to Helen Dolan, Derryadd, who recently celebrated a very special birthday. The special occasion was marked by a family party and we wish Helen many happy returns.


Deepest sympathy is extended to Regina and Eamon Dolan and family, Derryadd, on the recent death of Regina’s cousin, Colm Murray.

May his Soul Rest in Peace. Deepest sympathy is extended to Anne and Pat Beirne and family, Mahoraveen, on the recent death of Anne’s sister, Kathleen Hourican, Longford. Sympathy is also extended to the Farrell families, Carrowgarrow, Meelick and Drumderg, on the death of their cousin, Kathleen Hourican. May her Soul Rest in Peace.

Leaving cert

Congratulations to all the students who received their Leaving Cert results last week. Best wishes to all those awaiting College placements this week and again next week. Hopefully everyone will be happy with the offers.

Best wishes

Best wishes are extended to Aisling Farrell, who represents Longford in the Rose of Tralee competition this week. Aisling has strong connections with the Newtowncashel area and we wish her every success.

Baby girl

Congratulations to Francis and Olivia Fallon, Clondra on the recent birth of their baby girl, Michaela. Congrats are also extended to the proud grandparents, Imelda and Mel.

Baby boy

Congratulations to Deirdre and Michael Skelly on the recent birth of their baby boy called Tom. Tom is a very welcome brother for big sister Sarah. Congrats also to the proud grandparents Margaret and Mel.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Betty Neary, Knappogue, Clondra whose death occurred recently. May her Soul Rest in Peace.

Bon Voyage

Is extended to Siobhaín Mullooley who is presently touring Europe. Siobhaín will pay a flying visit to Ireland in a couple of weeks time to catch up with family and friends before heading off to New Zealand. We wish Siobhaín safe travelling and look forward to receiving many postcards!