A six week yoga course now been held in the Thomas Ashe Hall, Ballinalee on Tuesdays from 8- 9.30pm. Further information contact Maureen Bracken Tel 043 3323196.


The Longford branch of Arthritis Ireland are holding a six week self management course for persons of all age groups living with this challenging condition. Venue the Park House Hotel Edgeworthstown on Tuesdays at 7pm. Further information tel 01 6470206.


Romance is in the air. So why not show your love for family carers on this up and coming Valentines week. The Longford Carers Association are hosting a tea/coffee morning on Thursday 12 February 2014 from 10am – 1pm in the Family Centre St Mel’s Road, Longford. Everyone is welcome for a cuppa and chat.

Church notes

St Marys Ennybegs, Masses Wednesday/ Thursday/ Friday at 10am. First Friday calls will be made of Thursday and Friday in usual order. Collectors for February, Saturday – PJ McManus/ Michael Brady, Sunday – Robert Browne/ Liam Macken. Exposition blessed sacrament in both churches on Wednesdays 6 – 9pm. St Oliver’s, Cullyfad mass Friday at 7.30pm (First Friday).

Esker Hall

A public meeting will be held in Ennybegs Community Centre on Wednesday, February 4 at 8.30pm to discuss the forthcoming centenary of Esker Hall, Killoe (June 1915 – June 2015) with the purpose of exploring ways and means to mark this historic occasion and landmark . All parishioners and interested parties are very welcome.


Lotto numbers drawn weekend 25/1/15 – 16, 19, 21, 22. 20 euro winners: Fergal O’Fagan, Sean Igoe, Kellether; Patsy Fox, Esker; Donal McGuire, Esker; Danny Keogh, Kellether. Sellers prize: Frank Toher. (Jackpot 2300 euro)


Farmers funding scheme now available with help to ensure you qualify for one of the many schemes contact Pauric, Tel 087 2508805.

Community Games

Congratulations to our U15 Badminton team of Enda Bracken, Eoin Walsh, Evan Farrelly, Euan Finneran and their manager, Grainne Gormley who won the County Final on Friday night last in Edgeworthstown. They are now through to the first round of the Leinster games. Special thanks also to Conor Gilna who trained with the team. The Community Games Handwriting Competition took place recently in St. Teresa’s N.S. The results are as follows:- U10 Girls – 1st Sarah Ivel; 2nd Mia Shannon; 3rd Alex Lee. U10 Boys – 1st Paul Eivers, 2nd Terry Reynolds, 3rd. Gerard Keogh. U12 Girls – 1st Laoise Mei Landers Horne; 2nd Aoife Cullen; 3rd Keira McLoughlin. U12 Boys – 1st Stephen Cremin; 2nd Aaron Gilna; 3rd Shane Mulvany. Well done to all the boys and girls who participated in this competition and congratulations to the medal winners. Many thanks to Mrs. Dalton, Ms. Gray, Ms. Dalton, Mrs. Farrell and Mrs. Sheridan from St. Teresa’s N.S. who co-ordinated this competition on our behalf. Many thanks also to Edward Forster who judged the Handwriting Competition for us. Killoe Community Games Art and Model Making Competitions will take place from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm on Sunday the 8th February 2015 in Enybegs Community Centre. The age categories for Art are U8, U10, U12, U14, and U16 for boys and girls. All art entries must have a Community Games theme. Any entry may be a drawing, painting, collage or cartoon. Drawing paper will be provided for all competitors. Please bring your own crayons, pencils, colours, collage materials etc. The age categories for Model Making are U10, U12, U14 and U16 for boys and girls. Please bring your own modelling clay and accessories. All exhibits must have a Community Games theme and any materials may be used.

Only entries completed at this event will be suitable for judging. All first place winners in each age group will go forward to the County Final. Best of luck to our tag rugby teams who play in the county final next weekend and congrats to our handwriting area winners who play their county final on Monday. Best of luck also to our three indoor soccer teams who play their finals this weekend.

Cullyfad Bingo

Cullyfad bingo this Wednesday night and every Wednesday night at 8.30p.m. This week the bonus number is worth €1,420 with €820 to be won on “Spin the Wheel”. So come along for a good night’s entertainment. We look forward to meeting you.