Gala night: Legan Branch of St. Christopher’s is holding a gala night of music, dancing and storytelling in the Rustic Inn, in aid of St. Christopher’s Services, Longford, on Friday night, August 19th next. The show will be headlined by the generally acknowledged king of country music, Mick Flavin and his band. He will surely bring back memories of the old school yard to many of his fans. Also performing on the night will be Leinster and all-Ireland Irish dancing champions, Justin and Lauren McGuire. These two precocious talents, from Carrickedmond, have proven themselves to be the very best. A special treat is in store here. Veronica Moran winner of “Longford’s got Talent” and the nationwide “Stars of our Bars” and more recently performing with ‘The Aftermath’ will chip in with a set in her own inimitable style. Finally, Mr. storyteller and recitation maestro himself, Liam Butler, loaded down with Leinster and all-Ireland medallions, will ensure there are laughs a plenty. Only champions and winners will grace the Abbeyshrule stage on the night. The organisers are hoping that St. Christopher’s Services will also be winners with a big turn out of support. A great night is promised. Don’t forget there will be a shuttle bus service in operation to Abbeyshrule starting from Cluntymullen.
Sympathy: We extend our sincere sympathy to Gerard Kelly on the death of his father Michael Kelly last weekend at his home in Church View, Rathowen after a long illness. Gerard is a member of staff at Whyte’s supermarket Legan for a number of years. We also extend sympathy to Michael’s sister Peggy, Clygeen and to his extended family. May he rest in peace.
Births: Congratulations to Sarah McDonald and her husband Liam on the birth of their second child recently. Baby boy Luke Dennis, a welcome brother for Ewan and the happy grandparents George and Margaret. We also congratulate Sinead and Gareth Tynan on the birth of their baby girl recently. Niamh is a welcome sister to the family. Congratulations to the grandparents Vera Flood, Ardandra and Carmel and Eamon Tynan, Breaney. We hope mothers and babies are doing well.
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