Ballinalee notes



Corr: Michael Carrigy Tel: 043 33 2310/087 2915072


Clonfin Commemoration committee are holding a 5km walk/run on Sunday August 2nd next starting at McElvaney’s of Coolarty at 6pm. Registration will be from 5pm and when the walk is complete there will be a BBQ in McElvaney’s followed by an evening of Irish music song and dance. Registration is ten euro per adult and five euro for children and all proceeds will go towards the Clonfin project which is ongoing at the present time. The committee will greatly appreciate your support.

Seán Connollys

For all those who wish to order Seán Connolly Hoodies you can do so on Friday night 24th July at the pitch at 7pm. Children: 5-6 years, 7-8 years, 9-11 years & 12-13 years, €25 Adults: S/M/L/XL/XXL €30. Payment must be made prior to order.

Choir Practise

A choir is required at Mass on Sunday, August 22nd, so all members who will be available are asked to attend a rehersal on Monday evening next, July 27th at 8pm.


The Senior Citizen’s annual outing is being arranged for Thursday, 23rd July. The proposed venue is Bray. The cost is €30, which includes bus, morning coffee, lunch tea and gratitudes. A list will be in the post office for names of those who wish to travel.


Strengthen your core, improve muscle tone, flexibility and coordination. Pilates classes every Wedneday in Ballinalee hall on Wednesdays 7-8pm. Contact Denise to keep your place 086 2584550

Family Fun Day

Anyone interested in getting involved in organising or helping out at the family fun day please email with ideas.


Numbers drawn 3, 7, 16, 23. 2 x €30: Padraig Lennon and Gerard O’Reilly. Seller’s prize Jerome Reynolds. Draw takes place in Stag’s Head for the month of July at 9pm. Jackpot is €3,100.


There will be a special bus on for a pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick on Reek Sunday, 26th July. The bus is departing from the following: Granard: 5am, Ballinalee Church: 5.15am, Killoe Park: 5.20am, Newtownforbes Church: 5.30am, Cathedral: 5.40am. For booking please contact Peter: 087 6613510, Marie: 086 1900640 or Kitty: 086 0405621.

Fleadh Ceoil

Congratulations to Shauna Heaney in the piano accordion U-12 and Patrick Collum, Rivercresent in the U-16 tin-whistle, who both won first place at the recent Leinster Fleadh Ceol finals. We wish them both well in the All-Ireland finals in Sligo next month.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Anita McNerney, daughter of Pat and Mary, Toney Warden Granard and Padraic Brady, son of Pat and the late Mary, Soran, Ballinalee who were recently married in Corpus Christi Church, Mount Temple. The celebrant was Fr. Simon Cadam PP Granard. Maid of honour was Donna Sheridan and best man was Sean Brady. The reception took place in the Wineport in Glasson. We wish them all the health and happiness in the future.

Rural transport

County Longford/Westmeath Community transport have vacancies for their door to door services throughout the county. Single fare €3 and return fare €5. Further info contact coordinator Noel McCormack c/o Westmeath County Council, Mullingar or 044 9338970

Community Employment Scheme

The community employment scheme are now taking names for places on the CE scheme in Ballinalee, Killoe and Newtownforbes that are coming on stream later this year. You may qualify for the CE scheme if you are over 25 years old and are receiving payment for the Dept of Social Protection for at least one year. You may also qualify if you have completed a TUS placement. CES provide long term unemployed with training and work experience through part-time and temporary placements in jobs based within the local communities. For further info or to forward CVs please contact Tony Mahon, The Parish Hall, Newtownforbes, Co. Longford.