Ballinamuck Bingo continues every Tuesday at. 8.30pm, prizefund on the night €1300.00. Fun for all ages, see you there!

Céad Míle Fáilte

We would like to extend a cead mile failte to all our French guests who will be in the parish from July 11th to 21st, the twinning is in the 16th year with many events planned for this years twinning ,we hope they enjoy their visit

Ballinamuck now on Facebook

Ballinamuck is now on Facebook our pages are as follows: 1. Ballinamuck Longford, 2. 1798 visitor centre, 3. Ballinamuck walks, 4. Ballinamuck Essert Twining, 5. Ballinamuck enhancement. So why not like our pages and keep up to date !

Visitor Centre

The Ballinamuck Visitor Centre is run by Ballinamuck Enterprise group and is manned by volunteers and anyone can visit the centre by calling (087) 205 5462/0879613312 or by emailing 1798ballunamuvk@ gmail.com,it is free to visit and all are welcome .

Community Games

Co. Longford Community Games Art & Model Making Finals took place recently. Well done to our many local children who participated and showed a high standard of creativity. Congratulations to our many medalists  Art: Girls U12: Aoife Donnelly (Bronze),  Model Making: U10; Oran Horican (Silver), U10 Ciara Culliney (Silver) U14: Cathal Culliney (Gold).


The Longford Community Games Athletics final took place in Leo Casey Park recently. Congratulations to the many local children who participated and represented the area in the glorious sunshine. Among the children who performed very well were Jared Weafer,  Liam Culliney, Jodie Robinson, Ava Gorman, Aaron Brady, Jake Devlin  Michelle Hughes, Casey Robinson and Ciaran Gorman. Congratulations to Cian Cassidy who won bronze in the U14 hurdles and Cathal Culliney who also won bronze in the U14 100m race.

New Arrivals

Congratulations to Philip and Elaine Davis, Loughan Hill on the recent birth of their baby son, to be named Philip Seán – a welcome brother for Cara Monica.

Also to Kevin and Tara Davis, Bohey, Drumlish on the birth of their third son, Tommie – welcome brother for Sam and Luie. Also to Stephen and Genevieve McDermott, Ohill, Drumlish on the birth of their first baby - a boy to be named Seán. We wish all the new Mums and Dads and new babies every blessing and happiness in the future.

Monaduff Social Club

Trip to Youghal on 1st September to 5th September being organised for the Club at the moment. Interested in going? Please let any committee member know.


 ‘Work4You’ set up by Acquired Brain Injury Ireland provides a free vocational assessment service for individuals who have an acquired brain injury and would like assistance and guidance in returning to work, training or education.  It is free to anyone with an acquired brain injury and in receipt of a payment from the Dept. of Social Protection.  If you are interested in the service or would like more information, Work4You are holding a Pop-Up Information Stand in Drumlish Library on Monday 7th July 2014 between 10.30am – 12.30pm and Lanesborough Library on Monday 7th July 2014 between 2pm-4pm  All are welcome.  For further information please call 044 9338773.


 An Irish Language Summer Course (SIAMSA!) will take place from Monday, 7th July to Friday, 11th July in Gaelscoil Longfoirt.  The course will take place from 9.30am to 3.00pm each day and will cater for students from Second Class to First Year.  Further information and applications forms available from Yvonne Ní Mhurchú 087-2642665.

Credit Union

North Longford & Arva Credit Union is running a car loan promotion for the month of July. Get your car loan at a rate of 6%. For more details contact any of our offices

Tidy Town’s

Judging season is here which means the judge(s) could be visiting the village anytime from now for the next 5 weeks. Please remove any litter that you see, even if not yours, we are trying to have the place in pristine condition for the adjudicator’s visit, so everyone can play a part. The group will meet on Saturdays  at 9.00 a.m. The annual church gate collection takes place  Saturday and Sunday, 21 & 22nd June. We are also delighted to announce that the village streets will be name plated before the Autumn - and this is being part funded by Longford County Council.

Calvary Cross

Now that the new extension to the Cemetery has been completed, wouldn’t it be nice to have a special Cross reflecting Calvary and the hope of resurrection there. If there is any parishioner or family who would like to donate or finance a Calvary Cross and scene to complete the beautiful work done. The cost of such would be something similar to the cost of erecting a headstone. It’s a big ask in difficult financial times, but it’s a worthwhile investment. Thank you.

Youth Festival

Ardagh & Clonmacnoise Youth Pilgrimage to Medjugorje from 30th July to 6th August – 7 nights half-board in Guesthouse, close to St. James’ Church. Young people aged 16-35 are most welcome. Cost: €659 in total. Contact Diocesan Youth Centre at 0906473358 or email: anita.allenym@gmail.com. See poster in church.

Summer Festival

Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College Roscrea Co.Tipperary will run from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th August. For young people aged 16 – 35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic Faith and meet new people. This Festival has been nick-named the “Holy Oxygen” with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only. Free buses available from towns throughout Ireland. For more information and to book on line: phone 016753690 or visit: www.youth2000.ie. Posters re same in Church porches.