Community Games

Community Games

Killashee Community games Committee are holding a registration day in The Clubhouse, Killashee on Sunday next, 1st December from 12 noon till 1pm. All children of the parish are invited to dome along from u-8s to u-16s. Events in the Community Games covers so much more than the annual sports day such as indoor soccer, table tennis, art, table quiz, draughts, chess and talent. Any adults who would be interested in helping out with training etc. are asked to get in contact with the committee. Congratulations to Michaela Cox who received the Youth Volunteer Award for County Longford last weekend at the National Awards Presentation which was held in the City Hotel, Derry. Well done to Killoe who received the Involvement Award and to Turlough Farrelly who was awarded Senior Volunteer. Ardagh/Moydow/Glen collected the Healthy Eating Awareness Award, well done to them too. Congratulations and very best wishes to Patsy Kenny who has been made an Honorary President of the National community Games Committee following a lifetime of dedication to the organisation

Defibrillator Group

Following on from a recent Defibrillator Refresher Course held in McPartlands, Clondra the committee hope to organise another course for any people who were unable to attend the last course and also for anyone who would like to undertake the Beginners Course. There are a few people the committee would like to thank – The Lanesboro Branch for the loan of equipment, Niamh for the hospitality, George and James for the expertise. We would request anyone living near Defibrillator Units to keep and eye out for vandalism and also for batteries running low. The committee would like to wish all members and supporters a very happy Christmas and New Year and thank you for your support in the past year. Any queries contact Evelyn or Niamh.

Panto time

IT’S PANTO TIME AGAIN… oh no it isn’t., oh yes it is!! Students from Ballymahon vocational School are getting ready to take on the Dickens classic, ‘Scrooge; A Christmas Carol’. Who not join Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future in a show that will provide much interaction with the audience? So get ready to embark on a pantomime experience unlike any other! Ballymahon Vocational School has a strong and rich history in pantomime and drama, dating over the years and thus patrons can be assured of a show full of drama, comedy and dance with a few surprises each night!! The show will hit the stage in the Vocational School on December 4th, 5th and 6th. Doors open at 7:30pm and show starts at 8:00pm. Adults €10, Children/Students/OAP €5. Prizes galore each night. Book your ticket at 0906432211. Students from BVS would really appreciate your support!!


‘Work4You’ set up by Acquired Brain Injury Ireland provides a free vocational assessment service for individuals who have an acquired brain injury and would like assistance and guidance in returning to work, training or education. It is free to anyone with an acquired brain injury and in receipt of a payment from the Dept. of Social Protection. If you are interested in the service or would like more information, Work4You are holding a Pop-Up Information Stand in Longford Library on Tuesday 26th November 2013 between 11am-1pm. All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. For further information please call 044 933 8773.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the Connaughton family, relatives and friends on the recent death of Lorcan Connaughton, Lanesboro whose funeral took place on Saturday last. May his Soul Rest in Peace. Deepest sympathy is extended to the Casey family, relatives and friends on the death of Tom Casey, late of Wexford and Newtowncashel. Tom was laid to rest in Cashel on Friday last. May his Soul Rest in Peace.

Community Alert

The group are asking all people in the area to check on elderly neighbours regularly in these long dark cold nights. You are asked to make sure that they have adequate heat on and a supply of fuel to keep it operating properly. Everyone, not just the elderly need to be vigilant of callers to their home and be aware of bogus door to door salespeople, keep your doors and windows locked and don’t hesitate to ask strangers for I.D. If you see anything suspicious do not hesitate to call for help.