Coffee morning

Coffee morning

Coffee morning in aid of Longford Hospice takes place in Richard and Ann Howards, Creenagh on Thursday 19th 11am to 1pm.


Tidy Towns

We were all delighted with the increase in marks this year from 236 to 247. We were among the “Best Improvers” in the county only beaten by Lanesboro who increased by 16 points. The great efforts of all our Volunteers, TUS and FAS workers and valuable sponsors has paid off & been nicely acknowledged by the adjudicators.  Our marks increased in a total of 8 out of 10 categories. Well done to those who were given a special mention i.e. Aine’s Loft Hair Studio and Casey’s traditional bar front.  The report also paid tribute to the numerous residential estates that are presented to a very high standard. Castle Gardens, The Courtyard and Castle Park were given a special mention.  It was also noted that many estates are large enough to have their own Tidy Towns Projects under wildlife, waste management or landscaping, so perhaps that’s something to be undertaken by residents associations for next year.  The full report can be viewed on the internet www.tidytownsresultsbook2013.  The Committee is moving ahead with plans for 2014 and has already taken on board the recommendations in the report.  We are very proud of our village and the big efforts of all those involved. We would welcome more participation from anyone who has time to spare and your support over the winter months with a number of fund raising events that are planned.  As there is no funding available from government sources for the foreseeable future we are back to basics in trying to raise our own funds to keep the Tidy Towns steadily improving as it has been for the last few years. 

MSRI Karate

Our club would like to extend a big welcome to our newest students, Ciara, Jack and Maddison. Training continues every Monday evening at 7pm in the GAA complex. Students are reminded that September memberships are now due. Remember if you are a new student your first class is free so why not give it a go!  Events to look our for - November competition in Granard. Further information on organisational webpage. For any information on our club please contact Sensei Ann Devlin on 0879248816 or

Clonguish Lotto

Lotto results Saturday 14th September 2013, numbers 8, 13, 14, 16. No Jackpot Winner. Runners up €100 St. Christopher’s, C/o Casey’s, €25 Ronan Norton, Lisanurlan, €25 Michael Lawin, Drumkerrin. Next Week’s Draw in Casey’s. Jackpot €5200.

Health & Prosperity

Are you interested in your own good health and your families? An Informative talk will be held in the Longford Arms Hotel this Thursday 19th September at 8pm. All are welcome.

Ordination Tickets

Clonguish has been allocated four tickets to the ordination ceremony of Fr. Francis Duffy as Bishop in St. Mary’s Church, Athlone, on Sunday 6th October. Anyone who would like to attend the ordination please give their name to Fr. Mc Govern.

Irish Dancing

Classes will resume after the summer break in the PJ Murphy Hall, Newtownforbes on Friday 20th September at 2.10pm for Children under 8yrs and at 3.10pm for children over 8yrs. For further information contact Maureen on 086 3702719.

Cathedral Open Day

You will have an opportunity to see the progress of the restoration project at an Open Day on Sunday September 29th from 1.30pm – 4.30pm.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the Manning family, Clonellan and the Slowey family, Minard on the death of Winifred Manning. May she rest in peace.

Irish Dancing

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

Art Classes

Adult Art Classes in oils and acrylics.  Beginners and intermediate. Begins on Wednesday September 18th at 7.30pm. in the Temperance Hall, Longford. Tutor Loretto Cooney, MAFA. Phone/text 0868478527 for details.