Big birthdays

Big birthdays

Congratulations to Nan Mollaghan, (nee Whitney), Clontumpher, Killoe who celebrated an honourable milestone birthday with family and friends last week. The parish extend hearty good wishes to Nan, Tommy and their families for many more years of great health and happiness. Also the parish extend a hearty congratulations to Theresa Fox, (nee Brady), Cartron, Killoe who also was joined by family and friends to celebrate an honourable milestone birthday and wishes to Theresa and her families many more years of great health and happiness. A well deserving significant 90th birthday greetings to Theresa and Nan.


Course spaces with Accord Longford branch pre-marriage or Monday 15, Thursday 18 September 2014. Also professional counselling for anyone experiencing relationship difficulties. Further information contact Accord Tel 043 3347222.


Congratulations to Vanessa Kiernan, daughter of Victor, (and late Evelyn), the Olde Forge, Killoe who exchanged nuptial vows with Eamonn Skelly, son of Tom and Maureen, Newtowncashel joined by families and friends in St Mary’s Church, Ennybegs, Killoe. A sumptuous reception enjoyed by everyone was held afterwards in Lough Rynn Castle, Co Leitrim. The parish extend good wishes to Eamonn, Vanessa and their families for a great future filled with good health and happiness.

Lough Derg

One day pilgrimage to Lough Derg will be held on Saturday, 24th August. Bus leaving Kenagh at 6.40am via Lanesboro, Scramogue, Rooskey, Island fee 40 euro, bus 10 euro. Killoe persons travelling could pick up bus at Rooskey.


Newtownforbes monthly bingo will be held on Sunday, August 10, at 3pm. Prizes up to 2,500 euro. Cullyfad bingo every Wednesday in Cullyfad Community Centre, Killoe. Also Ennybegs Community Centre bingo every Friday at 9pm.

Dancing classes

Park House Hotel, Edgeworthstown, dancing classes commencing Monday, 11 August from 8.30pm – 10.30pm. Learn to dance or improve your skills with Niall Doorly (TV3), quick step, jive etc.


Greetings to Becky Murray, Aughaboy, Killoe, daughter of Kevin and Lorraine, who celebrated that very important legal age birthday joined by families and friends. We extend good wishes to Becky and hope you had a memorable 18th birthday. Happy 18th birthday.


Numbers drawn weekend 27/7/14 – 5, 13, 14, 17. 20 euro winners were Gerry Quinn, Templeogue D 6W; Edel Lennon, Esker; David Kiernan, Knockloughlin; Mary McManus, Dernacross; Patrick Higgins, U-12 team. Sellers prize: Ollie Killian. Jackpot 3100 euro.

Church notes

St Mary’s, Ennybegs, Masses Wednesday at 10am, Thursday 11am, Friday 10am (no evening mass). Exposition blessed Sacrament in both churches Wednesdays 6-9pm. Please pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood who may struggle to find their true vocation to the ministry. Also pray for all who are hospitalised or unwell in their home.

Community Games

Community Games National Finals weekend 1 is taking place from the 15th to the 17th August in AIT Athlone. We would like to wish the best of luck to the following who are taking part in National Finals Weekend 1:- Pitch & Putt - Reece Reid Leonard, Paul Brady, Enda Bracken, Adam Fenlon, Jonathan Borland; Art - James Kennedy; Handwriting - Anna Lynch; Cross Country - James Moran, Thomas Ivel and Eoghan Smith.

Defibrillator Group

Cullyfad defibrillator group are holding a fundraiser in the Olde Forge on Saturday, 16th August for the ongoing maintenance of their four defibrillators. Music on the night by Mary Willis & Country Comfort. Your support would be greatly appreciated.