AED/ Defibrillator Training

AED/ Defibrillator Training

Training in the use of use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and basic techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) commence shortly at Drumlish Community Centre, we are hoping for a good response from the local community, businesses, sporting orginisations etc, to come an avail of training to help save lives of those in cardiac arrest. If interested Please text you name to Breda 0879181787.

Dancing classes

Social Dancing classes takes place each Wednesday at Drumlish Community Centre at 8.30pm, all abilities welcome, improve you dive, waltz, foxtrot or stack of barley etc. great night entertainment with a cup of tea afterwards. Contact Ned 086 3576233.

Cookery classes

Cookery Classes on Tuesday at 7.30pm in Drumlish Community Centre, Tiles cover over the next three weeks are Importance of Fish in your Diet, Stress & physical activity. Please text Breda 087 9181787 to confirm your place.

Art Classes

Continue this Wednesday morning at 10.00am in the Centre with the use of water paints. Many thanks to Sr. Brigid and Mary Toher LWETB for their continued support and guidance. Art Classes Art Classes continue in the Centre on Wednesday morning 10-12 noon. Come along and join the fun.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes

The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from 27th May to 1st June, led by Bishop Francis Duffy. Fully inclusive price €710. Flights from Knock. Booking: Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lr. Baggot St. Dublin 2. Ph. (01) 2410812 or 2410811. See Poster on notice board.

Dates for your Diary

Confirmation in Drumlish/Ballinamuck at 11.00am on 9th May 2015. First Holy Communion in Drumlish on May 23rd 2015 at 12 noon.

Tidy Town’s

Drumlish has over the past 10 years (2005 - 2014) increased its marks from a baseline of 178 in 2005 to 287 marks in 2014, it would be fantastic to see to see our village reach the magic 300 in this coming season’s National Tidy Town’s  competition.  Every effort will be made to achieve this and we look forward to the support of the wider community in helping us achieve this end. That will  mean a lot of preparation: power-washing, painting, tree planting, landscaping to create the show -village finish.

Mock Wedding 2

Chorus line rehearsals have started for the Easter version of the Mock Wedding which will be staged on Easter Friday  night the10th of April.  Donations to Drumlish Village & Area Enhancement and St. Christopher’s Services, Battery Road. Longford.

Monster clean up

This Clean UP event is scheduled for this Saturday the 7th March next. The route will cover the most littered stretch from Kilnashee to the Fr. Manning Gaels Football Grounds at Monaduff.  Gloves, hi viz vests, bags and litter picks will be supplied - All parish organisations, residents,  and business interests along the route are invited to lend a hand for a couple of hours. 

St. Mary’s N.S. Enrolment

Enrolment forms for the Junior Infants Class of September 2015 are available from the school and local crèches. If you need to enrol your child into another class or have any other queries please contact the school by phone on 043 3324065 or email drumprincipal@gmail.com

Ballinamuck National School Enrolment

Enrolment for Junior Infants for September 2015 will commence on Monday 23rd February to Friday 27th March at St Patrick’s National School Ballinamuck. Enrolment forms can be obtained from the school.

Help needed

Conor Ward a fiddle player from Annaduff, Co. Leitrim is currently undertaking a research thesis on “The fiddle tradition of Thomas ‘Blind’ Kiernan in north Longford from c.1800-1975’. Kiernan (1807-87) was a fiddle master from Cartron, Drumlish and he taught music all over north Longford. Central to this study are a number of fiddle music manuscripts that have been discovered in the region written by Kiernan and successive generations of his students. Most recently a significant manuscript collection was discovered relating to fiddle players from Gaigue, Ballinamuck which were written around the period 1850-1910. Based on this discovery Conor is appealing to anyone in the parish that may also have music manuscripts relating to their ancestors to contact him. In addition if anyone has any information on fiddle players or locations of where music was played in the region he would be grateful to hear from you. His contacts details are 0877795879 andconorward9158@gmail.com”  

Arthritis Longford Branch
We are running the following courses which are adapted exercises suitable for people with arthritis or other limitations.

Walking/strolling group

Walking/strolling group every Thursday at 11am, meet at the Mall Complex, Longford Town.


Aquafit every Tuesday at 11:30am and Wednesday at 8pm in the Longford Arm Leisure Centre.


The 5th St Vincent’s GAA monster bingo takes place on Sunday, March 22nd at 3pm in the 98 Hall, Ballinamuck. €2,500 in prizes plus a monster raffle and Easter eggs on the day. All welcome to attend. Your support for this club fundraiser would be greatly appreciated

Garda Vetting

If you have not returned you Garda Clearance form already please do so asap. Forms are available from Paddy Howe on 087 9613312. If you do not have current Garda Clearance you cannot be involved with underage teams With a busy new season on the horizon the club is currently seeking new coaches/trainers/mentors for all age groups from U-6 right up to U-18. All that’s needed is enthusiasm and a desire to be part of a vibrant and dynamic club catering for large numbers of young people in the Drumlish/Ballinamuck area. Even if you have limited or no experience of Gaelic football you can still get involved as coaching courses will be provided over the coming months. Anyone interested can contact Colin Crowe on 086 0761556 or any committee member.

Cardiac Screening
Fr. Manning Gaels are hosting a Cardiac Screening day on Sat. 7 March in the Clubhouse, Monaduff commencing at 5pm and finishing at 8pm. It costs €45 per adult, St. Vincents’ has agreed to subsidise the cost for minor players at a rate of €10 per player leaving a nett cost of €35 per screening for minor players. Everyone from 14­40 years of age is welcome, U-16s must have parental/guardian consent. For more information or to book a place please contact Mark Duffy 0877610630 or Bridie Reilly 0863332863 or any executive member.


Ballinamuck ICA are hosting a Ladies night on the 9th March 2015 in the 98 Hall, Ballinamuck (room upstairs).  On the night we will have some guest speakers with us with some valuable information, Lorraine will speak to us about make up, creams and skin care, Marta with go through healthy life styles, exercise, motivation, inspiration and relaxation and Dean with go through fitness, excerise etcn and healthy eating.  If you are interested please feel free to attend & bring a friend, keep an eye on our Ballinamuck ICA Facebook page for more information


We remember in our prayers Michael Diffley, Drumlish Hill native or Rooskey who died last weekend. We extend our deepest sympathies to his wife Pauline, sons Micheal and Sean, daughters Francine and Sharon. Brothers P.J, John Gerard, Noel, Seamus and Kevin. Daughters in law, sons in laws, nephews and nieces. May he rest in Peace. We offer our condolences to the family and friends of the late Dick Bissett, late of Derawley who died in Scotland recently. May he rest in Peace

Cloone GAA

Cloone GAA Cloonacool players romantic comedy Professor Tim by George Shiels in the Cornmill Theatre, Carrigallen on Sunday night, March 8th. The show starts at 8 pm, admission is €10 and can be pre booked at 0860594310. Support please!

Remembrance of the Battle of 1798

A public meeting will take place on Wednesday, 4th of March in the 98 hall Ballinamuck at 8pm. The purpose of the meeting is to set up an annual remembrance of the battle of 1798. We hope to have as many people from the area involved and to make Ballinamuck a showcase for people who will be visiting Granard,Ballinalee and Ballinamuck as part of the new Rebel Longford trail. The event will be held in September each year and the trail is currently under development with new signage and website promotion in conjunction with longford Tourisim and longford county council. The aim is to increase visitor numbers to the area. Everyone in the area is invited and we hope to have a great turnout at the meeting. For more information contact Paddy Howe 0879613312.

Fundraising quiz success

We are happy to say it was a great success. Many thanks to everyone including those who attended on the night, local businesses & local people who donated spot prizes for the raffle, Dillon’s Bar for hosting the night, providing refreshments and sponsoring 1st place prize money. Thank you to our quiz master, question setter & score keeper and finally a big thank you to the winners who very generously donated their winnings to the Tidy Towns Fund. Without everyone’s generosity events like these and indeed the Tidy Towns initiative itself wouldn’t be possible.

Game Tasting night

Ballinalee/Killoe Game Tasting Night in The Stags Head, Ballinalee on Saturday, 7th of March 2015. All game on the night has been sourced locally by gun club members and will be cooked by local chef Nigel Mulligan. This is being organised by the gun club to show appreciation to the land owners for the use of their land throughout the hunting season. Food served at 8.30pm Sharp. Admission optional. Live music on the night by: Rhythm & Sticks. Great night guaranteed all welcome. Any inquires contact: Sean Collum 087-1762976

“Tir na nOg Macra 

“Tir na nOg Macra are hosting The Ultimate Table Quiz this Friday the 6th of March at 9 o’clock in Creegan’s Pub, Bunlahy. This quiz is in aid of club promotion and to encourage new members to our ever growing society. There will be a raffle on the night with prizes such as a trailer of timber along with hampers of goodies. €10 per person, refreshments and music on the night. All welcome, its a night not to be missed”.

Strictly Come Dancing

Gaels Utd FC are hosting their Strictly Come Dancing event in Drumlish Community Centre on Saturday night March 14th. This event was previously scheduled for December but was postponed due to a bereavement. All our dancers have been practicing very hard for the big event and the show promises to be a night not to be missed. Tickets sold for the December date are still valid for March 14th. This event is in aid of our new grass pitch development and all support is greatly appreciated. Any players or parents who have tickets to sell please return monies to team managers or any committee member by the end of next week. There is a bar extension on the night and doors open at 8pm. Check out Drumlish Strictly Come Dancing on Facebook. For further information contact Colin 0860761556 or Mel 0872976538.