A huge thank you to all who took part in our craft day on Saturday. What a success, the crafts on display were second to none and thanks to all who gave in items. The crafters who took tables put on a great show and I’m sure all had a good day. The ladies in the cafe made everyone feel so welcome and the buzz around the temperance hall was great, roll on next year, ICA is alive and well in Longford. Our next outing will be Longford show at the end of July. I will be in touch with you all as regards baking for the cafe. Hope you all have a great summer and come back fully charged with loads of ideas and new members in September.

Tidy Towns

The village is looking great. We’re not sure if the judges have visited yet, so we’re still on high alert. Please continue to be vigilant about litter control and a close eye is being kept on the misused litter bins. Work continues on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm.  Thanks to everyone who goes out during the week in their own time when Tuesday evenings don’t suit.  We have a great team of helpers and welcome anyone who has an hour or two to spare during the week.  

Clonguish Lotto

Trip to Dowra next Saturday 12th July, its important that all Clonguish Executive, players and supporters show their appreciation to the people of Dowra who support the Lotto on a weekly basis. FREE bus leaving Newtownforbes at 9pm. Please support. Contact any executive member if you wish to book the bus.


Well done to Caroline and Jake in Kilglass who graded recently. Our clubs are now closed for the summer break and training will resume in early September. Well done to all of our students who trained regularly throughout the year, especially during the last few weeks when there were lots of other things happening. Many thanks to all the parents who ensured that students got to training. Your support is very much appreciated. A very special thank you to Paula in Newtown and Caroline in Kilglass for all the help and support  they have given our clubs with regard to the administration and running of the clubs since our changeover in March. Our clubs would also like to acknowledge the support from WKTA Ireland and we are looking forward to seeing you all after the summer break. We wish all of our students and their families a very happy and safe summer and we will see you all in September.


Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, Reek on Sunday, July 27th, 2014.  Bus departing from the Church in Newtownforbes at 5.30am - Cathedral Car Park at 5.40. Bring a packed lunch and a bottle of water and a long stick for climbing.  To Book a seat ring 086 0405621 or 087 6613510

Summer Camp

A camp will take place in Allen Park on Tuesday, 5th August to Friday 8th August from 10am to 2.30pm for 5 to 13 year old boys and girls. Costs €30 per child - €45 for 2 children (from same family) - €60 for 3 or more children (from same family). Registration on Friday, 25th July and Tuesday, 29th from 7pm to 9pm in Ralph Room – Allen Park. Lunch will be provided on Friday, 8th August.

Let’s Go

Multi Activity Summer Camps for boys and girls aged 5 – 13. Check out website for venues close to you Telephone 1890538746


Hurling for under 8, under 10 and under 12 boys and girls takes place every Tuesday for months of July and September from 7pm to 8pm. No hurling in August. Newcomers always welcome and the organisers have some spare hurls and helmets for newcomers. Clonguish Og is planning a Croke Park trip to a hurling game at the end of July for all hurling children. For more information on training contact Brian Crossan on 087 8035701 or Enda Flynn on 087 9980473.

GAA Cul Camp

Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camps are a great way for boys and girls aged 6 – 13 to play the games and learn GAA skills in a fun child-friendly environment – and maybe even help make them a GAA star of the future! Register for this camp on This camp will be held at Clonguish GAA:- Code LD 05 Newtownforbes 14th -18th July. Camps costs: 1st child €55, 2nd child €45, 3rd/4th child €40 each. For More information log on to the website above or contact Damien 087 9126556.