Easter Ceremonies

Easter Ceremonies

The following are times for masses in Carrickedmond and Abbeyshrule during Easter Week. Spy Wednesday 16th April - Mass in Carrickedmond 10a.m. Spy Wednesday 16th April - Stations of the Cross in Abbeyshrule at 7p.m. Holy Thursday 17th April - Mass of the Lord’s Supper in Abbeyshrule at 6p.m. Holy Thursday 17th April - Mass of the Lord’s Supper in Carrickedmond at 8p.m. Good Friday 18th April - Celebration of the Passion of the Lord in Carrickedmond at 3pm. Good Friday 18th April - Celebration of the Passion of the Lord in Abbeyshrule at 8pm. Holy Saturday 19th April - Confession in Carrickedmond from 1p.m. – 2p.m. Holy Saturday 19th April - Celebration of the Easter Vigil in Abbeyshrule at 9pm. Easter Sunday 20th April - Mass in Carrickedmond at 10a.m. Easter Sunday 20th April - Eucharistic Adoration in Carrickedmond from 7p.m. – 8p.m.

Defibrillator Group

Two year re-certification class are now complete. The CADG would like to thank all from the area who returned for their two year re-certification. Please remember to make yourself familiar with the public access defibrillator locations. If in the case of a cardiac arrest please first dial 999 or 112 for the emergency ambulance and then get the nearest public access defibrillator to the emergency. If there are new people interested in doing a CPR/AED course please contact Seamus McGuire at 086-8286748 or Anthony Greene at 086-3993933 as it is intended to run a course for new people at the end of April.


Will take place in Carrickedmond church on Tuesday, 20th May next.

Factory Re-Union
Plans are well underway for a re-union for the people who worked in Ballymahon clothing factory, Chaffey’s, Dubtex, Balman, Manford and Manford Direct. All past employees of these factories together with their partners, families and friends are invited and all others who would like to attend on the night are also welcome. The venue is the “The Rustic Inn” Abbeyshrule on Friday night the 25th April commencing at 9pm sharp. Music will be provided by various artists followed by a disco with DJ Michael Rooney. This promises to be a great night to renew old acquaintances. There will be a raffle and spot prizes and donations buckets will be at the door with all proceeds on the night going to local charities.

Canoe Club

Club activities have restarted after the winter break with the resumption of the popular weekly paddle sessions. The weekly paddle sessions are at 5pm every Saturday evening in Abbeyshrule Harbour. Membership is now due for renewal for all members. New members are always welcome and should contact one of the committee or come to the weekly paddle for more details. The monthly trips kick off on the 27th April with a leisurely trip from Churchtown, Empor back to Abbeyshrule. Everyone going should meet in Abbeyshrule at 1pm to arrange transport to Churchtown. Details on other trips will be published in coming weeks. For details on becoming a member or further details on any of the upcoming club activities please contact any of the committee, Fergus (087 2541374), John (087 2337230) or Paul (086 3817544).

Church of Ireland The following are the Holy Week Services for the Ardagh Group of Parishes to which all are welcome to attend. Good Friday, 18th April: Special service in Kenagh church at 11:30am. Easter Saturday, 19th April: Holy Communion in Ballymahon church at 7pm and in Kenagh church at 9pm. Easter Sunday 20th April: Holy Communion in Ardagh church at 10am and in Tashinney church at 11:30am. Please note that Easter Holy Communion will be administered to all housebound in the Ardagh Group of Parishes during Holy Week.

Local notes error

Due to e-mailing problems last weekend the Carrickedmond Local notes did not appear in the Longford Leader. However there did appear notes from the parish concerning the local GAA club and the local community games group which were old notes published previously. Apologies to all contributors and readers of the Carrickedmond local notes for any inconvenience caused by these errors.

Happy Easter

A very happy Easter to all readers of the Carrickedmond local notes. Hopefully all will have a very enjoyable and safe Easter weekend.

Lourdes Pilgrimage

The Ardagh and Clommacnois diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place this year from the 27th May to the 1st June. The cost is €699. For more information or to book a place on the pilgrimage contact 012410812 or 012410811.


Continues in the hall on usual nights for adults and children. Hard luck to the club’s men’s division six team who were narrowly defeated by Moyvore in the league final last week. A club social night will take place in the Rustic-Inn on Saturday night next the 19th April with music by the very popular country star Ciaran Rosney. Dancing from 10pm - 1am. For more information contact Seamus McCormack 0879646090.

Community Games

The Carrickedmond parish community games will take place early next month. Watch out for date which will be announced in these notes soon. The local community games committee would like to everyone who contributed so generously to recent church gate collection.