Poker classic

Poker classic

On Sunday May 31st next a Poker classic will be held in the Breffni Arms Hotel in Arva starting at 6-pm. Buy in cost 30 euro with Re-buys. This Classic is organised by friends of the late Martin Cadden and all proceeds go to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. All support will be greatly appreciated.

Host families needed

A group of Spanish students are hoping to attend a summer camp in Cnoc Mhuire Granard from the 4th - 24th July. This is the first year for the camp in the Granard area and is an extension of the successful Moyne Community School summer camp which has been running since 2011. The students are boys and girls, aged 12/13. For further information please contact Angela on 085 8391939 or Good rates apply.

Pilates classes

Pilates classes starting in Lus na Greine Granard on tonight Wednesday 13th May at 7pm and 8pm, €50 for 6 weeks. Last chance to tone before summer, with toning balls, foam roller and theraband. Call Geraldine on 0851217559 to book a place.


Sincere sympathy is extended to Catriona an Donal Spollen and family, Firmount on the sudden death of Catriona’s mother, Mrs Margaret Whitney, Glenmore, Aughnacliffe which occurred two weeks ago. We also offer sympathy to Margaret’s husband Michael and the extended family. May she rest in peace.


Ballymore GFC club held their monthly draw in Creegan’s last week and Declan Fox won the first prize of one thousand euro while Tom and Elizabeth Smith, Colm Farrell and Phil Brady won one hundred euro each. Next draw at end of May in McElvaney’s.


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Deepest sympathy is extended to Madge and Bob Neilon and family, Castlenugent and to the extended Denneny family on the death of Madge’s brother, Sean Denneny which occurred in England recently. Also to the Lenihan family, Moydow on the death of Antoinette sister in law to Liz Kilbride, Aughakilmore, also to the Kelly family, Granard on the death of John Pat following a long illness. May they rest in peace.

Glen Bray cycle

The 5th annual Glenn Brady Cycle from Longford to Croagh Patrick will take place on Sunday May 31st. We hope everyone can join with us again this year for a most enjoyable day out.

New Centre

June 12th will be a big day for the parish of Abbylara as the new community centre will be officially opened and Derek Ryan will be appearing on stage for an evening of great entertainment.Full details nearer the date.


We extend sympathy to Noeleen Duffy and family, Coolarty on the death of her aunt, Mrs Clarke (nee Reilly) in Finea last week. May she rest in peace.

Birthday greetings

Congratulations to Mrs Ellie Farley, Rathcor who celebrated her birthday on Saturday last. We hope your family really spoiled you Ellie and that you have many more great celebrations.


Niamh and Michelle would like to extend their gratitude to everyone who supported their fundraiser on Saturday night last in Creegan’s. They want to say thanks to Creegans, to those who sponsored raffle prizes for the night, bought raffle tickets and also to all those who have donated previously. We will fill you in on our experience in Honduras when we return!.

Get well wishes

We send continued good wishes for a speedy recovery to Paddy Higgins, Ballymore and hope that all is going well for you Paddy and look forward to seeing you soon.