Drumlish Ballinamuck notes



Corr: Aine Brady Tel: 0863938595. e-mail: ainebrady@hotmail.com

Little People out and about

As the weather improves we would like to remind you all to slow down and take extra care on the roads as the children begin their Summer holidays. We remind all the parents that children should be wearing bicycle helmets/ safety gear and be supervised when on the road. Now is a good time to remind the children about stranger danger and what to do if approached by an unknown adult. Also there are concerns about the safety of our children due to the high level of broken glass on the footpaths. We ask that everyone makes a conscience effort to ensure our footpaths are glass free for everyone’s comfort and safety.

Tidy Towns 

The adjudicators are due any day now, an enormous effort has been made by many to push the village to the next level so it is important to maintain this very high standard by keeping the bit outside your door swept and litter free. We also appeal for help with watering - an hour or two in the late evening would be especially welcome, contact Dympna at 087 397 7799 for details. A big thank you to all who supported the annual church gate collection at the weekend. The villages of Drumlish and Ballinamuck are looking fabulous and everyone’s hard work is paying off. We as a parish and community should be very proud of both our villages and with Pride of Place taking place in July we need to keep up the good work.  

Schools out for the Summer

As the school year comes to a close, we wish all the children a safe and happy summer holiday. To the teacher, we hope you have a well earned break ready for September.


Ballinamuck Bingo continues this Tuesday and every Tuesday at 8.30pm. Prize fund on the night €1300. All welcome!

New Postcode System Eircode

The new postcode system for Ireland, will be launched in June. If you know someone who you think could do with some help, including elderly family members or neighbours, please get in touch with Margaret Walsh , Longford Community Resources Ltd , 043 3345555, eircode@lcrl.ie


Drumlish Cemetery Ltd wish to thank everyone who generously supported our annual collection last Sunday raising a total of  2,267.70 euro.  We would also like to express our thanks to John Michael Gill for the use of his field for parking, to Eddie Crowe, Pat Heaney and Romie Wallace for their help on the day and to everyone responsible for making all the cemeteries look so well, full of colour, tidy and clean.  Well done to all. Thank you to all who turned up in such great numbers for Cemetery Sunday and to all who worked so hard to insure that the graves of their loved ones were lovingly cared for. Thanks to all who contributed to the gate collections - all monies collected goes toward the maintenance of the graveyards.

Ballinamuck Tidy Towns

Church Gate Collection: Ballinamuck Enhancement/ Tidy Towns would like to thank you for support at last Sundays Church gate collection, all monies go towards Tidy Towns expenses flowers, bedding, paint, weed killer etc. 

Judging can take place at any time now, please keep the village tidy and be aware of flower pots etc. whilst parking as a number of pots have been broken and damaged in the past. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for regular updates.

Longford Show

The annual County Longford Show takes place this year in Clonkeen, Moydow on the 5th of July. Schedules are available from Seamus Kane, Costcutters, Main St or from 0876334313. www.longfordshow.ie as a full listing of classes also.

Summer Art Classes

Summer Art Classes at Main Street Drumlish, for children aged between 6 to 12 years old. This camp will take place from Monday 29th June to Friday 3rd July (incl.). A wide range of art and craft activities are available with all materials supplied. There will be an exhibition of the children’s work and an art party at the end of the week. Please call Mary for further details on 086 8259653. 

Community Employment Scheme

The Community Employment Schemes are now taking names (Male/Female) for places on the CE scheme in Dromard and Colmcille that are coming on stream later this year. You may qualify for participation on the CE scheme if you are over 25 year’s old and receiving payment from the Department of Social Protection for at least 1 year. You may also qualify if you have completed a TUS placement. Community Employment Schemes provides long-term unemployed with training and work experience through part-time and temporary placements in jobs based within local communities. For further information or to have your name included please contact Teresa McNerney Chairperson Dromard Development Association Ltd 0861026252 or dromarddevelopment@gmail.com

Suicide Bereavement Support Service

If Suicide has ended the life of a person you loved dearly. There is no time limit or logical order in the way people go through emotions and reactions to loss and grief, but some of the typical ones include: Shock, Disbelief, Why? If only, Blame, Exhaustion, Despair, Loneliness, Anxiety, Grief, Anguish etc. The Suicide Bereavement Liaison Support Service (Midlands) is a local service available to individuals/ families and persons who have been bereaved by suicide. The support can be provided hours, days, weeks or years after the loss. Contact: Bernie on 0864180088 or email: midlandssbls@gmail.com

Monaduff Social Club

The people in favour of a day trip or a longer stay away in September, please contact a committee member with your preference. The next social day will be held in Monaduff on Saturday, June 27th from 3—5p.m.

Choir Break!

The Parish Choir in Drumlish is taking a well earned break for the summer. We thank them sincerely for their music and song which have enriched our liturgies over the year. To sing is to praise God twice over – they have helped our congregation enormously in giving praise.


We pray for the repose of the soul of Paschal Cassells, Bohey, Drumlish, Co. Longford who was laid to rest last Tuesday. To his loving wife Eilish, daughters Aine and Catriona, sons Seamus and Peadar, son-in-law Paul, Catriona’s fiance Paul, grandchildren Dáine, Cian and Tadhg, sister-in-law Kay, brother-in-law Sean, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends we offer our deepest sympathies.

Stork visits

Congratulations to Darren and Aisling Cunningham on the birth of their beautiful daughter Aoife. To Ronan and Orla O’Hara on the birth of their son and Micheal Mulleady and Vanessa Hayden on the recent birth of their son, a brother to Chloe and Anna. We hope mother and babies are doing well and wish you all health and happiness.

Wedding celebrations

Congratulations to Vanessa Gill, Derawley, daughter of John Micheal and Catherine who married Oliver McGowan, Fearglass, son of Geraldine McGowan and the late Anthony. The beautiful bride was attended to by her Maid of Honour Theresa Kane, bridesmaids Niamh Gill, Caroline Maher and Bernadette McKenna. Flower girls Emily Kane and Leah McGowan. Bestman was Damien McGowan, Groomsmen Shane Gill, Noel Lesley and Tony McGowan. Pageboys Eoghan Gill-McGowan and Lorcan McGowan. The couple were married in St Mary’s, Drumlish on Saturday last with the reception in the Landmark Hotel. On behalf of your family and friends we offer our congratulations and wish you both a long and happy life together as husband and wife.

FETAC courses

FETAC Level 5 courses in Animal Care and Nursing Studies.

Ardscoil Phádraig are currently finalising their enrolment process for FETAC Level 5 courses in Animal Care and Nursing Studies. These FETAC Level 5 courses are suitable for both school leavers and mature students who wish to return to education and gain new skills or employment. They also provide links to certain courses in Universities and Institutes of Technology and can be worth up to 400 points. Please contact the school on 043 6686209 for further details.