Syria & Phillipines collection

Syria & Phillipines collection

Sincere Thanks to all who contributed to the collection last weekend. There was a tremendous response in generosity. The total collected from the parish of Drumlish and Ballinamuck was €2,260. Thank you

White Collar Boxing

 Preparations are now well under way for our eagerly anticipated  White Collar Boxing night in Drumlish Community Centre on Saturday night 7th December. There will be 10 bouts on the night which promises to be a great evenings’ entertainment.  There will be a bar extension on the night.  Many famous names from the area and outside have signed up to take part with some mouth-watering fights lined up.  It’s a long time since there has been a Boxing event in our area and the night will no doubt bring back fond memories of the glory days of St Vincents boxing club which produced numerous Longford/ Westmeath and Leinster champions in the past.  The club are raising funds for a new grass pitch facility to cater for our ever expanding club. There is an average of 120 children aged between 6 and 16 playing each year and the addition of a Senior team this season has brought a further 50 players into the club and we hope to have 2 teams at this level next season.  So why not come and enjoy a great nights’ entertainment on December 7th at Drumlish Community Centre as well as supporting the clubs fundraising efforts.

Post Wedding celebrations

Congratulations to Michael and Jacqui Cronin, Mullingar and late of Brooklagh, Drumlish who celebrated in Lough Rynn Castle last week with over 400 guests family and friends in a mega post wedding bash. The happy couple were recently married in Italy. Michael together with brother Jonathan are both members of the popular group “The Aftermath” They are both sons of Mary Cronin and the late Michael Brooklagh. The celebrations commenced at 7.30pm with a champagne reception. Plenty of food and drink was served and of course the music was spectacular and lasted through the night ‘till the early hours. There were 15 musicians on stage and the entertainment was spectacular. Celtic Twins entertained with their Irish Dancing and Shane McGowan of The Pogues and friend of the Cronin lads was the highlight of the evening. A Candy-bar was a novelty attraction and was enjoyed by many of the guests Family and friends from all over Ireland and England travelled to join in the celebrations and everyone seems to have had a wonderful time.

We join their family and friends in congratulating them and in wishing Michael and Jacqui every blessing and happiness in the future.

Cilleo Yew Tree Players

After many weeks of rehearsals, our upcoming production of ‘A Stolen Child’ directed by Mickey Kenny will take to the stage on Saturday 30th November, Sunday 1st December and Monday 2nd December in Ennybegs Community Centre. Show starts at 8.30pm and doors open at 8pm nightly. Please note Saturday night mass time in Ennybegs will change to 7.30pm to facilitate parking on the night. Tickets are 10euro and booking is essential so please call 087-2911994 to book your ticket. A great night’s entertainment not to be missed!

Ballinamuck Diary

Ballinamuck Senior Citizens Christmas Party will take place in the ‘98Hall 2.30 – 6.30pm on Sunday 8th December. All are welcome. We look forward to seeing you on the day. Anyone wishing to entertain on the day please contact Mary Breslin on 086-1777294. The Annual Church Gate Collection for the Ballinamuck Senior Citizen’s Party will take place on Sunday next 1st December. Please give generously. Thank you. Ballinamuck Bingo is now at 8.30pm every Tuesday. Nightly prize fund of €1300 .Everyone welcome ! Ballinamuck Children’s Choir practice with Mairead Whelan & Enda Mc Kenna Tuesday 12th November in St. Patrick’s Church from 6.15 – 6.50pm. Autumn Station Masses take place in the Ballinamuck area of the parish. If you are willing to host a station in your area please contact Fr. Patsy. Ballinamuck Enhancement Meeting The above will take place on this Wednesday evening 27th November at 8pm in the ‘98 Hall, Ballinamuck. Children’s Christmas Party take place on Sunday, 15th December from 3pm to 5pm . All help greatly appreciated.

Community Games

The Drumlish Ballinamuck Community Games 2013 AGM was held in Monaduff recently. Elected officers are as follows: Chairperson: Padraig Brady, Vice Chairperson: Derek O’Neill, Secretary: Katherine Weafer, Assistant Secretary: Bernie Hagan, Treasurer: Rachel Howe, PRO: Kay Culliney, Annette Donnelly. Child Protection Officer: Dessie Connell. The outgoing committee members were thanked for their hard work and dedication and young participants were acknowledged for their enthusiasm and commitment. We wish the new committee every success in their endeavours. 


St Vincent’s Minor Club AGM will take place on Saturday 30th of November in the clubhouse Monaduff at 8pm . All parents, mentors and players are invited to come along.

Text Alert System

The 5 euro contribution towards the text alert in your area is now needed for renewal of the scheme. Please put your contribution in the envelopes provided and give to any committee member, or give to Brigid in the Post Office. Thank you

Community Centre

We have organised indoor underage coaching for all under 8/10 for October and November in the Community  Centre Drumlish. This will be a 45 minute session which will be aimed at improving skills of each player. It will finish up with a Xmas party for all kids to finish out year. Under 8 Fridays 6.30-7.15 Under 10 Fridays 7.15-8. All Welcome.

Social Club

The next get-together will be held in Monaduff on Saturday 23rd November from 3.00 – 5.00pm. The Christmas dinner and party is on Saturday 14th December from 2.00 – 6.00pm. If you wish to come to the party, please give your name to any of the committee members.

Sing for Simon

The Midland Simon Community are looking for people/groups to take part in organising a “Sing for Simon” event in aid of the Midlands Simon Community. The “Sing for Simon” events can be anything from a Christmas Carol Service Nativity Play, etc with the event’s collection going toward the Midland Simon community. Further information: Twitter:@MidlandsSimon. Website: www.midlandssimon.com; Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/MidlandsSimonCommunity?ref=hl

Would you like to help?


Every success to The Mulligan Sisters who will perform Operatic and Sacred Arias along with Musical Theatre favourites in Concert at the Church of St. Camillus Killucan Co. Westmeath on Saturday November 30th at 8.00pm. Tickets available on the door costing 10 euro.

Pensions Clinic

Co.Longford Citizens Information Service is holding a Pensions Clinic every Tuesday morning from 10am – 1pm specifically for the purpose of assisting people with social insurance records to establish their pension eligibility and entitlement. To make an appointment contact CIS0761075890.

Recent deaths

Maguire: Deepest Sympathy is extended to Imelda Maguire NT St. Mary’s ns Drumlish on the recent death of her father Joe. Sympathy is also extended to her mother a, brothers and sisters, extended family relations and friends. Lennon: The death has occurred in London of Anthony (Tony) Lennon formerly Kilmahon Drumlish. His remains will be removed to the Church of St. Boniface Tooting Broadway at 6pm on Sunday, 1st December followed by requiem Mass at 9,30am on Monday 2nd followed by Cremation. To his wife Monica, sons Berney and Anthony, daughters Frances, Bernadette, Volette and Catriona, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law grandchildren relatives and friends we extend our deepest and sincere sympathy. Burial of ashes will take place at a later date in Kilmahon Cemetery. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anaim dílís.