Recent Birth: Congratulations to Mary Flynn formerly of Ballyboy Abbeylara and Keith Tighe Rathowen on the birth of their second daughter recently.  Congratulations also to proud grandparents Johnny and Aine Flynn Ballyboy.

Recent Birth: Congratulations to Mary Flynn formerly of Ballyboy Abbeylara and Keith Tighe Rathowen on the birth of their second daughter recently.  Congratulations also to proud grandparents Johnny and Aine Flynn Ballyboy.

Death: Your prayers are requested for the happy repose of the soul of Karen McCann, Crumlin, Dublin, formerly Birmingham, who died on Sat. 29th September, niece of Denis Flynn, Kilbride and Nellie Reilly, Toneymore.

Plotto: Tuesday Night - is Plotto night, with jackpot now at €8,500, for a €2 stake, pick 4 numbers from 1 to 30. Envelopes at Crawfords, PJ Farrell’s, John Pettits, Credit Union and from all members.

Lotto Results: Numbers drawn: 1, 6, 26, 27. €20 winners; Tony & Jo Lynch, Kilcogy; Phil Donohoe, Mostrim; Paul Fay, Granard; Lindsey Reilly, Kilsaran; Larry Boland, Abbeylara; Padraig Battrim, Ballinrud. Next Draw 09/10/12 in Crawfords Lounge. Jackpot €8,400.All are welcome.

Cemetery: Some of the small crosses that were erected by some people to mark their plots in Abbeylara Cemetery have been removed. If you consider that your plot has been marked by someone else with a cross please consult with Fr. Michael before removing the cross, so as to avoid confusion – thank you.

Tidy Towns: Are having their AGM on Friday 12th Oct. in the Sports Centre at 9pm. all members please attend, new members are very welcome to attend.

Area Enhancement: Our next meeting is on Friday 12th Oct. at 9pm. You are all welcome to attend.  We are now in a position to commence putting our plans into operation, so it is vital for everyone to come aboard and have their say. It may be too late to start complaining after this date, that’s why we need all the parishioners of Abbeylara and Carra parish to attend.  We are working with the Tidy Towns on this project and it covers the whole parish.

Active Retirement: are going on a day trip to Newbridge Silverware and various other places and stopping off at The Kildare Village Centre on our way back.  The bus leaves The Sports Centre at 10a.m. on Thursday next 11th Oct. All members travelling have your seat booked by Tuesday 9th.  Non members are also welcome to join us for what promises to be a good day out. Price is €25. A special thanks to all our members and visitors who supported our Tea morning for the Longford Hospice €135 was collected and forwarded to the Hospice,  thank you.

Northern Gaels: Congratulations to the U16’s on winning the u’16 Championship and the u16’s Special League. Well done to all the panel of players management and all involved.

Abbeylara Handball Club: Results of our World Championship Fundraising Draw are as follows: 1st Prize – Mickey Goldrick, Cavan Town(Two all Ireland Football Tickets) 2nd Prize – TJ Walsh, Toneymore, Abbeylara (6mts. Membership to Cavan Leisure Comnplex) 3rd Prize – Tom Kearney Toneywarden Granard(1 mths. Membership to Cavan Leisure Complex). 4th Prize – Fr. Michael Campbell Abbeylara.(Hamper) Thanks to everyone who sold cards and to everyone who bought lines and to everyone who helped out in any way. Thanks to Maura Flynn who sponsored the Hamper, and thanks also to Ms. Ann Coyle Manager of Cavan Sport and Leisure Complex who sponsored the 2nd and 3rd Prizes. The World Handball Championships are taking place in City West Hotel Conference Centre in Dublin commencing on the 11th October for two weeks. There are up to 3000 competitors from 33 nations around the world taking part in the games. Five of our Senior players are participating at Men’s B&C Level, in both 40X20 and One-Wall events. Best of luck to Jonathan Mahon, Darren and Niall Flynn, Fintan Creamer and Colm Devine.

Bawn Holistic Centre: Fundraiser in Aid of St Christophers & Longford Centre of Independent Living at Bawn Holistic Centre, Mullinalaghta on Sunday 14th October 10.30 to 5pm come along and enjoy a relaxing Reflexology treatment. By Donation. for more info or ph Pauline 086 3784747.

PC Skills: “Want to improve your PC Skills? Use internet and email, social media, keep in touch with family and friends using Skype or get the most from your IPAD. Tailored Internet Classes to suit your needs commencing soon at Granard Branch Library. For more information contact Yvonne Hogg 087 6155965 orGranard Branch Library 0436686164 –

Book Club: Granard Branch Library Book club is on Wednesday 24th October @ 11.00am. New members always welcome. TTRS is a computer based course for children and adults with spelling and reading difficulties, dyslexia and other learning differences is currently running at Granard Branch Library. A systematic Programme of seeing, listening, speaking and typing. Seeing the words written on the screen as they are typed out. Hearing the words pronounced as they are typed. For more information please contact Yvonne on 0876155965 - Granard Branch Library on 0436686164