Tidy Towns: The Committee would like to wish Eugene Prunty a speedy recovery from his recent illness. Eugene and Eileen are very valuable members of our group and we will miss their hard work over the next few months while he recuperates. It was highlighted in our Adjudication Report last year that Newtownforbes needs to improve in our Wildlife Category. With this in mind you will have noticed all the nesting boxes that we have placed in trees around the village. In order to attract birds to their new habitats we encourage people to consider planting berry bearing shrubs and trees in their gardens to encourage birds and create a natural food chain. A small amount done by several people would have a huge impact in attracting wildlife. Again can we appeal to dog owners who allow their pets to foul the footpaths to please clean up after them. This is the single biggest litter problem we have in Newtownforbes. Plans for the Gathering Event are continuing and we would remind you to “Save the Date - 2nd June” for the Failte Awaile Barbeque and encourage those away to come to Newtownforbes for the Bank Holiday Weekend.
Rehab Care: Rehab Care Services in Longford are holding a Table Quiz in Casey’s Pub, Newtownforbes at 8.30pm on Friday 3rd May 2013. Quizmaster: Tony G from Shannonside. Entry: €40 per table of 4. Raffle on the night with loads of prizes. Please support.
Ordination to the Priesthood: We have an ordination this year, the first in some time. On June 23rd Tony Gillooly will be ordained in his native parish of Drumshambo.
Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to Frances Quinn and Family on the death of her mother Kathleen Mc Glynn, Drimure. May she rest in peace.
Vigil: The next First Friday/Saturday all night reparation and adoration vigil to the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary is scheduled for Friday the 3th May commencing at 10 pm. The month of May is where we pay particular devotion to honouring our Blessed Mother. There are two venues, one is the Chapel of Our Lady’s Manor, Edgeworthstown and the second one is in St Anne’s (Former Mercy Convent), Convent Lane, Mohil. All are welcome. For further information contact 086 0405621
Monster Bingo: Bingo will be held in the PJ Murphy Sports Hall on Sunday 5th May at 3pm. €2,500 to be won. Monster raffle on the day.
Baby Congrats: Congratulations to Marina Slowey and her husband Padraic O’Halloran on the birth of their baby daughter Sally. Glad to report that Mum and baby are doing great. PJ is delighted with his little sister.
Woodview Development Bonus: Bonus Ball for Wednesday 17/04/2013 – Lotto Draw Bonus 1 –Winner €45 Martin Mc Entyre. Next Draw 24/04/2013.
Ceremony of Light: The Ceremony of Light for the girls and boys celebrating their Confirmation is on Thursday April 25th at 7.30pm. Confirmation is on Tuesday May 14th at 3.00pm.
ABC Childcare: ABC Childcare is now taking bookings for the FREE Preschool Year under the ECCE Scheme and also for the CETs Scheme both commencing in September 2013. ABC also caters for babies, toddlers and after school care. Places are limited. For further information call Noeline at 043 3329696.
Clonguish Lotto: Lotto results Saturday 20th April 2013, numbers 28, 21, 17, 5. No Jackpot Winner. Runners up €100 John Dowd, The Village, €25, Robert Jones, Cloonagheer, €25 Mickey McManus, Glen. Next Weeks Draw is in Casey’s. Jackpot €4,100.
Longford Federation ICA: Longford Federation ICA is hosting An Information Evening in the 98’ Hall, Ballinamuck, on Thursday April 25th at 7.30pm. Laura Shaw from Longford Garden Centre will attend. Her topics include, Lawn Care, Colour with Perennials and Maintaining your Rose Garden, followed by a Question and Answer session. During the second part of the evening Garry Brady, Environmental Officer with Longford County Council will talk to us about ‘How to use Leftovers’ and ‘Food Wastage’ as part of the “Food Wastage Programme” Tea and refreshments will be served. A Raffle will be held. Admission €5. Everyone welcome.