Lotto Results

Lotto Results

Tuesday 10th September. Numbers drawn 7, 23, 24, 27. No jackpot winner. No match 3. 5 lucky dips: Padraig Burke, Aiden Brady, Pauline Wallace, Ursula & Tommy Hawes, Jimmy Madden. Jackpot Tuesday 17h September €2,700. Thank you for your continued support.

Afterschool at Club Ardagh

Located on the grounds of St. Mel’s National school. Junior Infants up to 6th class.  Hours of Service: 2 - 3:10pm, 2 - 6pm and 3:10 - 6pm.  Places available for 5 days, 3 days and single day bookings.  To register your child’s place or get information, please contact Carrieann Belton at 043 66 75797 or visit our website at

Sponsored 5K walk

Sponsored walk will take place on Sunday 27th October from Kearney’s Pub Moydow at 2pm. Sponsorship cards available from Elizabeth Doyle and Imelda Kelly.  Music/refreshments and children’s entertainment after the event. Walk, cycle, run, horseback, bring the dog.  Great fun day out for a good cause.

Cross Country

Good luck to all the children from St Mel’s NS who will be running in the Co. Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Race on Saturday in Moyne. Everyone to be there at 4pm sharp. Teams representing 3rd & 4th class girls, 3rd&4th class boys and 5th& 6th class boys will all take part. Thanks to Caitriona Hayden, Sinead Gallagher, Leslie Finnan and Paddy McPhillips for organising training sessions for all the interested students.

Coffee Morning

Hospice Coffee Morning to benefit a very worthy cause, Longford Hospice, tomorrow morning, Thursday September 19th at the Ardagh Heritage Centre from 9:30 am- 12 noon. Everyone in the parish welcome to stop in for a cup of tea and scones. All donations most appreciated. Please come and join Ireland’s biggest coffee morning campaign.

Healthy Events

Hope that many children have watched our YouTube video about the Healthy Events 2013 project that we entered in the National HSE Community Games competition. When you watch it be sure to press ‘Like’ so we get lots of hits! Brigette Lynch Scott & Leslie Finnan prepared a very colourful display book with lots of pictures of all the children enjoying so many AMG Community Games activities.

Irish Dancing

Irish Dancing Classes resumed in Ardagh Community Centre on Tuesday 17th September. Beginners welcome at 4.30pm or 6.30pm. Fees for the classes are €4.50 per child, with an overall family rate of €10 per family. If parents choose to pay for the month the monthly fees are €15 per child or €35 per family. No wigs, fake tan or make up for dancers. Children can dance for enjoyment or competition. Parents welcome to stay at classes if they so wish. Children all ages welcome. Contact Maureen on 086 370 2719 for further information.


Over the coming weeks there will be Harvest Thanksgiving Services in the Ardagh Group of Church of Ireland parishes as follows: Sunday September 29th at 3pm in Tashinny Church. Sunday October 13th at 3pm in Kenagh Church. There will be a special visiting preacher at each service. Both services will be followed by tea. Everybody is welcome. In the words of the lovely hymn “Come, ye thankful people, come, raise the song of harvest – home.”

Stanley Carroll School

Irish dancing classes with the Stanley Carroll School resumes in St. John’s hall, Longford every Saturday from 11am - 12.30pm. Newcomers welcome. For any more info contact Lisa on 087-9804402.

Gun Club

The date for the annual club shoot has been changed to Sunday 6th October at 11am and following the recent AGM the club officers for the coming year are as follows, Chairman Owen McDermott, Vice Chair Kieran Manicle, Secretary Ambrose Doyle, Treasurer Andrew Gillen and Darren Madden, PRO Mel Gillen. Vermin control Darren Madden and Declan McGuire, Safety officer Seamus Quinn and club delegates are Kieran Manicle, Darren Madden, Kevin Gillen, Declan McGuire.