We are now in the judging season – several months of hard work should be in evidence now. There are still a few outstanding jobs i.e. the painting in particular that could not be done in the past few weeks, should be in evidence this coming week. The mechanical sweep will take place this Saturday 4 of June from 9 a.m. (it was double booked last Monday) – please oblige and use the village car parks for this couple of hours so that the machine can do the best job possible. The bottle bank area continues to be a problem: some one person or two are using this area as a dumping ground for their trash and we have had to get a camera installed at it because it is not possible to police this amenity 24/7. So be warned!

Remember you can contribute to our Tidy Village by keeping the grass at the entrance to your estate and dealing with litter appropriately plus reminding others to do the same. There are boxes for cigarette butts attached to the walls of all the Public Houses –smokers please use them. Kerb appeal - enhance where you can with a lick of paint or a tidy garden, flower boxes or hanging baskets – it all adds to first impressions. For updates, check Drumlish Tidy Towns on Facebookand also report any litter/cigarette or dog fouling to Longford Litter Hotline 1850 434 450.


Next Friday is First Friday of June so usual calls will be made to the sick and housebound at the normal times.


Congratulations to Damien Mulleady Cloonaugh and his new bride Fiona Madden who were married on Saturday last in Ardagh Church. The reception took place in Kilronan Castle. We join their families and friends in wishing Damien and Fiona every blessing and happiness in the future.


A member of the Comboni Missionaries will be speaking at Masses in Drumlish Parish next weekend, explaining their work and seeking support.


Cemetery Sunday in Drumlish this year on June 12th – second Sunday in June.


It is that time of year again when Paddy & Mary Gillooley hold an Open Day at their Garden, Mill Rd. Drumlish on Saturday June 4th 2011 in aid of the Longford Wheelchair Association. Subscription is optional on the day. All are welcome. Tea/Coffee served with home-cooked goodies free of charge. Your support would be sincerely appreciated. The Garden will be open from 11.00am – 6.30pm.


A fundraising function – céilí will take place in the ’98 Memorial Hall Ballinamuck on Sunday 5TH June. Music by The Annaly Céilí Band. Dancing 10pm - 1am. Admission 10 euro. Tea Served.


A fundraising functon will take place in Leo’s Bar & Lounge this Saturday night Music by Tom Moran.And A Charity Car Wash will be held at Davis’ Garage from 12 noon to 4.00pm on Saturday All in aid of above. Your support would be greatly appreciated”


Drumlish Ballinamuck Community Games are looking for participants ( Boys and Girls ) for the following field events. Ball throw U12, Long Puck U14, Shot Putt U14, Long Jump U14, High Jump U16, Javelin U16, Discus U16. If you are interested contact Derek O’ Neill on 086 1725448 or Bernie on 086 8875228.


Congratulations to Cathal Culliney who won 4th place in the Community Games National Finals. Cathal represented Longford in the U12 Boys Model Making competition which was held on Saturday 28th May in AIT, Athlone.


Drumlish Defibrillator group would like to thank all who supported their recent table quiz. Thank you to Seamus Gallagher for the use of his premises and all who donated spot prizes. Also thanks to marian kiernan school of dancing for her kind donation.


The above will take place in June 2012. The Congress Bell is touring the country and it will pay a brief visit to Drumlish Church on Friday July 15th for Mass at 10am


Drumlish/Ballinamuck Community Alert meeting will take place in Drumlish Community Centre on Friday night June 3rd at 9.00pm


Eucharistic Adoration will continue at the usual times for the coming week.


Well done to David Cassidy who took part in the Strictly Come Dancing competition event recently. We heard you were a wonderful performer so congratulations to you and your dancing partner.


Monaduff……..Jimmy and Eileen Kane Thursday June 2nd @ 8.30pm


Congratulations to Francis O’Hara Cloonaugh who celebrated his 21st birthday last weekend with a mega bash in Gallaghers.


If you are over 21 and if for 6 months you are either in receipt of social welfare payments, have been signing for credits od are on lone parents allowance you could join the VTOS programme a nd receive training free of charge. For further information contact 043-3345474.


Ballinamuck Bingo takes place every Tuesday night at 9.00pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Marley: Deepest Sympathy is extended to the family relatives and friends of the late Nell Marley nee Mimnagh Shanmullagh Ballinamuck who died recently in the USA

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anaim.


Due to the Bank Holiday next weekend it is advisable to have all local notes with the corresponent by Friday please to ensure publication.


Ceili in The 98 Memorial Hall, Ballinamuck on Sunday 5th June, Music by: The Anally Ceili Band, Dancing 10pm to 1am, Admission €10.00, Tea Served and proceeds in aid of Chernobyl Children.