The late Noel Walshe

The late Noel Walshe

The parish of Clondra, Killashee and Longford was in deep shock when they heard of the tragic passing of Noel Walshe. Noel lived all of his life in the parish, having been born in Clondra. He was a student in Clondra NS and even as a very young boy he always said he wanted to be a farmer. He attended Longford Vocational School and worked for a short time in Cullen’s shoe shop. Noel then joined the F.C.A like so many of his friends. He quickly obtained the rank of Corporal. He also attended Ballyhaise Agricultural college in Cavan and enjoyed every minute there. He started farming on a small scale sending and drawing milk to the creamery, he gradually built up his herd. At some stage, the late Noel decided to get into pigs which expanded over the years and grew to be one of the best piggeries in Ireland. Noel was a very well respected and he was held in high esteem in the farming community and to anyone that knew him he was a pure gentleman. Noel was married to Patsy Conway, Legan and they have three children Ronnie, Veronica and Brid. Noel loved to walk along the canal stopping to chat to both locals and visitors. In recent years, Noel loved to visit Eniscrone, he loved to walk on the beach taking in the fresh air with his wife and life long friend Patsy. Noel was a very big family man, he loved them all, he adored his ten grandchildren. His sudden tragic death has left the whole parish in deep sadness. To his heartbroken wife Patsy, his son Ronnie, daughters Veronica and Brid, sons in law George and Kim, daughter in law Breda, his grandchildren, his sisters Lily Masterson, Athlone and Mai Farrell, New York. To all his relatives, friends and neighbours, we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in Peace R.I.P.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the Molloy family on the recent death of Tony. May he rest In Peace. Deepest sympathy is also extended to the friends and family of Mickey Joe Devine. May he rest in Peace.

Walk for fun

Meeting at the waterways house in Clondra every Thursday at 7pm. Weather permitting.

Flower arranging classes

Starting Thurs 5 March at 8pm for 5 nights in Clondra community hall. Contact Mary Holmes for details 086 2307963.

Birthday wishes

Very happy 40 birthday to Jackie Donohoe/Killian who celebrated recently with family and friends. Another happy 40 birthday to Carol McDonnell who celebrated recently.

Race Night

Race night in aid of Clondra national school Parents association has been re-scheduled for Friday, 6th March, first race at 9pm in The Richmond Inn, Clondra. A great nights fun and craic is assured. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Big congratulations to John Sweeney and Lisa Walsh, Kilmore Cross on the birth of their beautiful baby boy, Dara.

St Brigid’s

St Brigid’s GAA Lotto jackpot is €7,400 and is in Magan’s on Sunday, 8th March. The yearly St Brigid’s lotto tickets are available from any of the committee members for €45. Purchasing this yearly subscription ensures you are entered into all draws throughout the year and you are assisting funding the club in the year ahead. Registration is now is now due priced at €40 for players (players are not insured if the registration is not paid). €20 for non players. Family deals available for €50. Money can be given to any of the Registrars- Johnny Casey, Michael Magan & Anne Evans. Fundraising for a replacement of a defibrillator for the St Brigids GAA club house. To assist in funding a new defibrillator we are looking for Scrap metal you may have lying around. It can be dropped in Liam Farrell’s yard in Clondra during the week between 9am and 5pm. Alternatively we can organise collection for you. Contact the following Liam Farrell 086 1632842, Owen Johnston 087 7615501 or Damian Edgeworth 086 8362969, Kevin Connell 0877679967.