Good Luck

Good Luck

Best wishes to James McGivney and the Longford Under 21 squad who play Dublin in semi-final of Leinster Championship at O’ Moore Park, Portlaoise on this Wednesday, 19th March. Please check fixtures for confirmation of time.

Cake Sale

Mullinalaghta Ladies Footballers will hold a cake sale in the local community centre following Mass Easter weekend. Your support would be appreciated.

First Aid Course

Anyone interested in taking part in first aid course run in conjunction with Northern Gaels, Abbeylara G.F.C and Granard G.F.C are requested to forward their names and phone numbers to Patrick Matthews as soon as possible. Patrick can be contacted on 087 2925540.


Kiltegan Fathers will visit the parish on Saturday, 29th March and Sunday 30th March. They will celebrate Mass in both churches and also make an appeal for the Missions. Support would be appreciated.

Rural Transport

County Longford Rural Transport ‘’door to door’’ services in your area have spaces available for any passengers who wish to travel to their local Town or Village.

To maintain the local service in your area, more service users are required and All Age Groups are very welcome to travel. Fares are €3 Single and €5 return. Free travel pass holders travel free. All enquiries to Seamus at 043-3345555 or provider John at 087-6213526.

Social Dancing

On each Tuesday night social dance classes will take place in Piker’s Lodge, Loch Gowna at 8p.m. All are welcome. Booking is not necessary.

St. Vincent de Paul Shop

‘’New 2 U’’ shop at Market St. Granard is open every Friday from 10.00am to 5.00pm and on Saturdays from 11.00am – 5.00pm. It will also open on the first Tuesday of each month from 10.00am – 5.00pm. Please note change of business hours for winter months.

Lotto Draw

St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw on Wednesday 12th March. The winning numbers were 1, 8, 20, 23 with jackpot of €4750 remaining intact. Consolation prizes of €20 were won by the following - Mattie Reilly, Aughnagarron. Barry Keegan, Clooneen. Frances Lynch, Culleenmore. James Denning Tweedy, Derrycasson and Phylis Reilly, c/o Rose Cunningham. On sales this week are as follows: Hideaway: Johnny Dermody. Keogh’s/Angler’s Rest: Seamus Columb. 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 local shops or are available from any club member. Match the bonus ball in Saturday’s night main draw and you will earn yourself €20. Lines are just €2. Six monthly tickets are available for €50 by contacting Marie Matthews. Your support would be very much appreciated each week.

Race Day

The Flynn & Lynch, Life & Pensions Longford GAA 12th Annual Raceday will take place at Punchestown course on Wednesday 30th April. Always an entertaining and great social occasion all GAA supporters are encouraged to support the event. Package of €1000 (table of 10) or €100 per ticket . Admission includes Race Card, Celebrity Tipster, Four Course Meal, Bar Facilities, Hot Afternoon Refreshments and Free betting voucher for €10. Anyone interested should contact club secretary Patrick Matthews on 087 2925540 to book a place or for further information.