National Heritage Week

National Heritage Week

Drumlish Heritage & History are hosting two events over 2 evenings on 21 &  22 August­: Evening 1 will be a walk to some of the villages’ historic and heritage sites and evening 2 will be a walk around the village of 1950’s Drumlish based on Arnold Meagher’s book: Ireland, my Ireland memories from the heartland – we have  engaged the services of a well known and well versed local historian to fill in some of the gaps in our knowledge. The unveiling and celebration ceremony to mark the generous donation of a Bog Oak piece by  local Sculptor and Artist, Brendan Collum takes place opp. the Garda Station at 5pm on Thursday next also.  All welcome! The heritage gathering follows at 6.15.   The National Tidy Town’s results are being announced on Monday 9th September so fingers crossed...

Leaving Cert results

Congratulations to all the young people who have completed their Leaving Cert and who received their results last week. We wish all of you the very best in your chosen careers. If you don’t get what you expected don’t worry or be anxious – there is a back door to everything. Remember everyone is gifted in different ways – you are in control of your own Star and Every Star shines brightly. We join your families and friends in wishing you well in the future.

Moyne Community School

Moyne Community School re-opens for students as follows: Tuesday 27th August – 1st Year Students only Wednesday 28th August – 1st,3rd, 5th & LCA

Thursday 29th August – All students


Aoibhinn Ellen Crowe, daughter of Tom and Colette, Bohey; Tyler Thomas Noble, son of Ricky and Megan, Mill St. and Jack Michael Collum, son of Declan and Michelle, Cornafunsion were all baptised recently. We welcome al of them into the Faith family of the parish. We congratulate their parents on these happy occasions . We hope all three babies bring much joy and happiness to their respective families.

Recent Wedding

Congratulations to Geraldine Gill, daughter of Peter and Carmel, Gaigue who married Wayne Matthews recently. We join their families and friends in wishing Geraldine and Wayne every blessing and happiness in the future.

Monaduff Social Club

Last update for payment regarding the Trip to Killarney on Monday 23rd September – please see Sheila in Drumlish Branch Library on Saturday 24th August between 10 – 11.30am.

Arthritis Ireland

Arthritis Ireland is running a course for anyone who is challenged with arthritis(young and old) to be given in Granard. Also, Sinéad Heaney is going to skydive to raise funds for this charity so all donations greatly appreciated and welcome. Contact 0863654350.

Motor Neurone Fundraiser

A Monster Barn Dance will take place in Rawles, Ballinalee on Friday 30th August. €200 for Best Fancy Dress – Fancy Dress Optional. Music by various artists. Special door prize: Flat Screen TV. Doors open 9.00pm Tickets €5. Your support for this worthy cause would be sincerely appreciated.


Bingo in Ballinamuck –continues this Tuesday and every Tuesday @8.30pm nightly. Prize fund €1,300. All are welcome.


The Episcopal Ordination of Fr. Francis Duffy will take place in St. Mary’s Athlone on Sunday 6th October at 3.00pm. More information as the date draws nearer.

Warmer Homes Scheme

A reminder to check the Longford Warmer Homes Ltd website and facebook page to see if you are eligible for FREE Attic & Cavity insulation before the winter rush sets in. Call 043 3393255 www.lwh.ie www.facebook.com/LongfordWarmerHomesLtd

Car Boot

Drumlish Area Enhancement –  if you are clearing or making space in your garage or shed – we would be happy to receive any recyclable and saleable items that you no longer need or have use for.  Contact Dympna 087 9279272 or any member of our Area Enhancement or Tidy Town Team  - Items can be collected if necessary...

Pilgrimage to Knock

The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sunday 1st September. The pilgrimage starts with the Sacrament of Recomciliation at 12.30. The Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm.

Overseas Missionary experience

Viatores Christi are seeking skilled people in good health who are interested in working as lay missionaries with Irish missionary priests, brothers and sisters in their work in areas of need overseas. For more details contact Colette@viatoreschristi.com or Telephone 00 353 1 8689986 or visit viatoreschristi.com


Planning on getting married in 2014? Why not do your Pre-Marriage Course in October or November – spaces available on ACCORD Pre-Marriage Courses 7th/10th October and 15th/16th November. For further information contact Accord 043-3347222 or book on line www.accord.ie.


The death occurred on Wednesday 31st July in Hallgreen, Birmingham of Bridget (Beesie) Masterson late of Creelaughta, Ballinamuck. To her daughters Mary Quinn, (Lettergunnell) and Brigid (Birmingham), sons Pat, John and Joe, (Birmingham), Eamon, (Mullingar), Dan, (Kilcock) and Michael, (Manchester), grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives and friends we extend our deepest and sincere sympathy. Burial took place in Ballinamuck following Requiem Mass in St. Patrick’s Ballinamuck on Saturday last. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dílís.