Gardening Club

Gardening Club

Colmcille gardening club invite you to a talk with Fíann Ó Nualláin, award winning garden designer, author and TV/Radio broadcaster. Topics include, Grow your own vegetables, sustainable gardening,and First Aid for garden plants. Saturday 7th March at 2.30pm in the Community Centre. Admission €5 (including refreshments). Everyone welcome

Youth 2000 Ireland

Invites all young adults aged 16-35 to a Catholic weekend retreat taking place from 6th-8th March at Galway Community College Moneenageisha Galway. For more details see or call 0862150607.

Ballinamore Drama Festival

Ballinamore Drama Festival takes place from Sunday March 8th to March 15th. This year Éamon Daly from Drumshanbo will perform the official opening. Éamon is multi-talented in stage production, lighting, musical and a wonderful performer himself. It’s a great week of culture, drama and an even better social occasion. Come along any night or every night at 8.30pm and support this community week of entertainment which includes comedy and serious plays performed to a very high standard. Season tickets for 8 nights admission costs €50 or €10 nightly, with concessions for OAP’s and students


Golf Society Outing

The Hit & Miss Golf Society will begin the 2015 season with their first official outing which will take place in The Slieve Russell Golf club on Saturday, 7th March. All members please be in the clubhouse at 10:30am. Our Captain Joe Mulligan welcomes all members and any new members that wish to attend. I heard our Captain Joe is polishing his new driver and has purchase new golf balls that he was assured will go straight in preparation for his Captain’s official drive in for 2015. All members make sure to support our Captain on the first tee and see how it is done. The very best wishes to you captain Joe for the 2015 season. Our Handicap secretary, Niall has informed me that he is going to be very generous with the handicaps this season? Looking forward to seeing ye all there

Angling Club

North Longford Anglers fishing competition on Lough Gowna, Sunday next, March 8th. Fishing from 11am to 4pm. Launching from Dernaferst car park. Everyone welcome.

Table Quiz

“Tir na nOg Macra are hosting The Ultimate Table Quiz this Friday 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.

New arrivals

Congratulations to Richard Smith and Jennie Grogan, Lough Owl, Mullingar, on the birth their baby daughter recently. The new arrival is to be named Zara and is a very welcome grandchild for Dermot and Joan Smith, Rathmore. Congratulations also to Donna and John Martin, Cunnareen, Aughnacliffe on the birth of their baby boy, Patrick during the week. We wish both couples and their new born good health and happiness in the future.


Adoration of Blessed Sacrament each Sunday from 3pm to 4pm in St Colmcille Church also a holy hour in Colmcille church on Friday from 6.30 to 7.30pm.

Monthly draw

Winners in the Parish monthly draw for February were as follows - Joseph Lynch, Ballinulty; Paddy Gray, Aughmore Upper; Maura McCabe, Aughnacliffe; Kevin and Cathy McNally, Rathmore; Michael Francis and Mary McKeon, Smear; Frankie Hourican, Aughnacliffe; Benny Reid, Rathmore; Paddy and Bridge McKeon, Molly.

Birthday bash

Best wishes to Gabriel Macken, Aughagreagh who celebrated his 60th birthday last Friday night with a big birthday bash in Creegan’s pub, Bunlahy. A large crowd of family and friends joined in the celebrations and a great night was had by all. Happy birthday Gabriel.