Corr: Colm Ward

Tragic Accident

The people of Legan Village encountered the tragedy of a fatal accident on Friday night last. It resulted in the loss of life of Jason Behan from Ballinalee and serious injuries to the other occupant who is hospitalised in Mullingar General Hospital. Condolences to the family of the deceased and we wish the other occupant who is from the area a full recovery.

Ploughing Championship

Longford Ploughing Committee have selected Legan for the 81st annual Ploughing Championship and Field Day on Sunday, 12th April. The host Farmers are Pauric Dalton and Frank Lyons and the venue is Foxhall. This is the most prestigious outdoor field event of the year and will include the only Celebrity Challenge in Ireland. Hopefully weather permitting a great day of good ploughing and good general entertainment will be had on the day.


The next monthly meeting of Legan ICA takes place on Monday, 9th March in the GAA Clubhouse. The guest speaker will be a Beautician who will give tips on skin care, health care, erasing stress lines and restoring youthful beauty. The meeting starts at 8pm. All welcome. Legan ICA hosted the Spring Federation meeting in The Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule on Tuesday night last. A very enjoyable night was had by all. The venue was very comfortable and thanks to the staff for their help also thanks to the Guild members for their beautiful baking and hard work.


Congratulations to Paddy Farrell, Corracorkey; Laura Doherty, Moyne and Owen Smith, Edgeworthstown who won Battle of the Bands on Saturday night in Cavan despite very stiff competition from eight other bands. The prize money was €400 and a chance to perform live on stage at the All-Ireland Fleadh Ceol in Sligo this August.

Results of GAA Lotto draw held on Monday, 23rd February in The Hill, Carrickboy for a jackpot of €10,000. Numbers drawn were 1, 19, 25 and 26. There was no jackpot winner and no match three winners. Special draw winners were Mick Farrell and Tanya Leavy. This week’s draw took place in Mitchell’s and results will be published next week.

Thank you

The Leinster Region of the Samaritan’s acknowledges receipt of €151.96 from recent church gate collection in Legan and €87.71 in Ballyclogan. Thank you to all that supported.


The death occurred on Saturday last at Mullingar General Hospital of Pat (Pop) Kelly, Carrigeen after a long illness. Always a bright and happy person with a cheerful greeting for all he came in contact with. Pop worked most of his life at farm and machinery work despite an injury impairment from his youth. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him. His Funeral Mass takes place today Wednesday in St Mary’s Church Legan at 11.00am following prayers in St Joseph’s Hospital Chapel at 10.00am. To his family relatives and friends we extend our sincere sympathy. May he rest in Peace.

50/50 Draw

The lucky winner of last week’s Naoi Rath Ré Creche 50/50 draw was Teresa McKenna. The prize money was €235.

Community Employment vacancies

Legan/Carrickedmond Community Employment Group have a number of Environmental positions vacant and due to start between now and 5th April. Job Reference no 887925. To check eligibility and to apply please call into the Intreo Offices, Department of Social Protection buildings Ballinalee Road, Longford. D.S.P eligibility/conditions apply.

Scór County final

The County final of Senior Scór took place in the 98 Hall, Ballinamuck on Saturday night last. Our representatives in Novelty Act were Emer McCabe, Pat Donnelly, John Murray, Patsy Brady, Liam Butler, Padraig Kelly and Gerry Madden who overcame stiff opposition to become County Champions. Also successful on the night was Liam Butler in Recitation. Gerry Madden who performed really well in Solo Singing was unsuccessful on this occasion. The winners now compete in the Leinster semi-finals in The Downs, Mullingar on Sunday next, March 8th. As this is all ticket event anyone wishing to attend should contact any Scór member to book ticket. We wish all the best of luck.

First Friday

This week is the First Friday of March and Holy Communions calls to the sick and housebound will be on Friday morning at the usual times.