Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas Craft Fair

The Abbeyshrule annual Christmas Craft fair will take place on Sunday next the 15th December from 12 noon -6pm in The Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule. There will be over twenty art and craft and food stalls and lots of special Christmas gifts on sale. Also from 2pm - 4pm there will be a free children’s craft workshop. Festive food and music all day and a special appearance by Santa and Mrs Claus at 4pm. Raffle in aid of MWB Autism Support. To book a workshop place contact Therese Mulligan 087 9280789, or for a stall, Betty McGoey on 044 9357742.


Badminton continues in Carrickedmond parish hall on Wednesday nights and on Friday nights for children. New members always welcome. For more information contact Seamus McCormack 0879646090 or Laura Byrne 087 2289876.

Folk Group

Rehearsals continue in Carrickedmond church on Wednesday nights from 8pm to 9pm. Next folk mass will take place in Carrickedmond on Christmas day the 25th December. New members always welcome.


A penance service with individual confessions will take place in the Secret Hearth Church Carrickedmond on Tuesday night next the 17th December at 7:30pm. There will be visiting priests on the night. Everyone is welcome.

Nativity Play

Pupils from St Sinneachs School in Colehill will present a Nativity Play and Carol Service in the Secret Hearth Church Carrickedmond on Monday evening next the 16th December at 7:30pm. This production by the pupils from the local school promises to be an enjoyable and joyous parish event suitable for all. Everyone is invited to attend this Christmas production.

Church of Ireland

The following Christmas services will be held in the Ardagh group of parishes to which everyone is welcome. Service of nine lessons and carols in Tashinney church on Sunday next the 15th Dec at 11:30am. Service of nine lessons and carols in Kenagh church on Sunday the 22nd Dec at 11:30am. Christmas Eve Holy Communion in Tashinney church at 7pm and Holy Communion in Kenagh church at 9pm. Christmas Day Holy Communion in Ardagh church at 10am and Holy Communion in Ballymahon church at 11am. Sunday December 29th there will be a united service in Ardagh church at 11:30am.

Charity Match

A reminder to all present and past footballers from the parish that the St Stephens Day annual charity football match in aid of St Christopher’s Centre Longford is fast approaching. This game will take place in the Michael Moran Park on St Stephens’s day the 26th December commencing at 2pm. For more information contact Maraide Mc Donnell.

Christmas Cards

From the parish with front cover pictures of Carrickedmond and Abbeyshrule churches are now on sale and can be got from Fr Tiernan PP. The cards only cost 60cent each and would be a nice Christmas remembrance of the parish for family members away.

Defibrillator Group Recertification is now due for a number of people from the area. In the coming weeks all concerned will be notified by text of up-coming training nights. If there are people from the area who have not yet trained on the use of a defibrillator and are interested in training please contact Seamus Mc Guire (086-8286748), Anthony Green (086-3993933) or Kathryn Keenan (086-8226894) to book a place on up-coming classes.

Dinner Dance

The Carrickedmond GAA annual dinner dance will take place in the Rustic-Inn Abbeyshrule on Saturday night the 18th January 2014.Tickets are now on sale and cost €25. Music on the night will be supplied by the “Dance on Band”. To purchase tickets please contact any of the following. Paul McGuire, Edwina Kelly, Maraide McDonnell, Michael Cahill, Johnny Keegan, Padraig Mc Grath, Mary Burns, Rose Mulvey or any committee member.


The parents association of Colehill NS are holding a fundraising raffle. Tickets are now on sale and can be had from pupils or parents. Tickets cost €2 each and there are lots of valuable prizes to be won.