Sincere sympathy is extended to the O’Neill families, Millbrook Lawn, Bantry Cork on the sad bereavement of their mother, Olive (nee Reynolds late of Corlea, Killoe, wife of late John and daughter of the late Michael Francis and Kathleen Reynolds, Corlea) who was laid to rest on Monday last. The parish express condolence to Olive’s sons, Kevin, Paul, daughters Tara, Angela, grandchildren, sisters Kathleen, Eileen, Anna, Theresa, son/daughters-in-law, brothers/sisters-in-law extended families, friends and neighbours. Requiem mass was celebrated in St Finbar’s Church, Bantry with burial in the Abbey cemetery, Bantry, Co Cork. May you rest in peace Olive.

Wedding bells

Congratulations to Margaret Browne, daughter of John and Kathleen, Kiltyreher, Killoe who exchanged nuptial vows with Oisin Kelly, son of Francis and Siobhan, Kilmacanogue, Co Wicklow, joined by families and friends in St Mary’s Church, Ennybegs. Afterwards a sumptuous reception was immensely enjoyed by everyone in the Middleton Park House Hotel, Co Westmeath. Also congratulations to Elizabeth Brady, daughter of Eamon and Kathleen, Kiltybegs, Killoe who exchanged nuptial vows with Darren Madden, son of Mr and Mrs Madden, Moydow, joined by families and friends in St Oliver’s Church, Cullyfad with officiating priest Fr Peter Brady PP Legan (uncle of bride). A luxurious reception enjoyed by everyone was held in the Mullingar Park Hotel, Co Westmeath. Also congrats to Freda Nevin, Ballincurry, Killoe who exchanged nuptial vows with John Lawless, Oran, Co Roscommon, joined by families and friends in St Mary’s Church, Ennybeg,s Killoe. The parish extend an abundance of good wishes to all the happy couples and their families for a great future of good health and happiness.

Christmas greetings

Good wishes to the Longford Leader staff. All who forwarded notes for insertion. To all parishioners and their families, relations, friends, extended wishes from the parish to all relations, neighbours, friends around the globe. Welcome to all who are visiting the parish and new inhabitants to the parish. We remember the elderly housebound, those in hospital or unwell at home and all who were bereaved wishes for hope and strength throughout this difficult time of year. A peaceful safe Christmas to everyone over the festive season with safe road use. Happy Christmas.

Church notes

St Mary’s Church, Ennybegs, Mass Wednesday at 10am, Thursday confessions 8pm, Friday Mass 10am Saturday 8pm, Sunday 11am (Pat Campbell, Corneddan). Confessions Drumlish, Sunday 21 December 2014 at 7pm. Newtownforbes Monday, 22 December 2014 at 7pm. Accord counselling and relationship services. Further information contact Telephone 043 33 47222, St Mel’s Cathedral restored and celebrating first mass on Saturday, 20 December at 7.30pm. St Oliver’s Cullyfad confessions Thursday, 18 December 2014 at 8pm.

Blood donation

The Blood donor clinic will be visiting the Longford Arms Hotel, Longford on Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 December from 4.30pm – 8pm. Three thousand blood donations are required in Ireland on a weekly basis and blood cannot be stored or frozen for a period longer than 25 days. Do make the effort to help others.


Lotto numbers drawn weekend 7/12/14 – 18, 21, 22, 24. 20 euro winners were Brid McGoldrick, Ennybegs; Seamus Lynch, Lettergunnell; Clara Brady, Boher; Eamon Keogh, Ohill; Collie Clarke, Clonguish. Sellers prize: Kathleen Bracken. (Jackpot 1700 euro).

Charity cycle

A charity cycle of 50km and 20km will be held on Friday, 26th December starting at John Donoghue’s pub Corner House Granard with registration from 9am. The 50km starts at 10am and the 20km at 11am. Refreshments will be served midway/afterwards. All proceeds in aid of Breege Gallagher Memorial Granard with funds presented to the Palliative Care Longford. Everyone is welcome to participate and support this worthy cause.

Community Games

There will be a Community Games Youth disco on Saturday, 3rd January in Ennybegs Community Centre at 9- 10.30. Spot prizes on the night. Please support this Killoe Community Games fundraiser. Under 11 and under 13 Basketball training for boys and girls will start back on Thursday, 8th January in Drumlish Community Centre from 7.30-8.30. Please note that under 11 need to be over 9 by 31st July 2006 and under 13 must be over ten by 31st July 2005. Congratulations to Kevin and Bridie Prunty on the birth of their grand-daughter. Congrats also to their daughter, Karen and partner Thomas.

The committee wish to express our sincere condolences to the McCormack family on the death of Josephine’s brother, John Reynolds and sincere condolences also to the Toher family on the death of Frankie’s aunt, Peggy Quinn.

Cullyfad news

Santa Party: The most important day of the year in Cullyfad is almost here. It’s the Cullyfad Santa party on Sunday, 21st December at 2.30pm and Santa Claus is coming. Now this is a very busy time of year for Santa so we cannot delay him. Therefore we will all be in the Community Centre at 2.30pm and ready to meet Santa. It will be a great party, Ho! Ho! Ho!

Bingo: Our last bingo of 2014 on this Wednesday night at 8.30pm with the bonus number now worth €1,320 and another €720 to be won on “Spin the Wheel”. Christmas prizes on every game. We would like to wish all our patrons a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. Thanks for your loyal support during 2014 and we look forward to your company during 2015. Bingo resumes on Wednesday 7th January 2015.