Table Quiz

Table Quiz

Whitehall N.S. Parents Association fundraising table quiz on this Friday, 14th November in The Lodge, Tarmonbarry at 8.30pm. 40 euro per table of four. Whitehall National School like many other National Schools need funding and as usual it falls back on Parents as it does in other areas of the region. Your support is very necessary. Apart from the fundraising aspect a quiz night can always lead to a few interesting debates as to whether a question has been answered right and that’s something I know all about but most of all such an event can turn out to be a wonderful social occasion for all. Don’t forget time and place and hope to see you all there.

Wedding congrats

Congratulations to Barry Burke, Killinordan, Scramogue and Mary Flanagan, Newtowncashel who were recently married in Newtowncashel. The couple will reside in Scramogue. We wish the Barry and Mary the best of luck for the future.

AI Technician

Dermot Kilcrann is an Agent for Dovea Genetics AI station, Thurles. He has a wide range of pedigree sires for the breeding season ahead. Dermot can be contacted at 086-8739609. We wish Dermot the best of luck with his venture.

Mickey Joe Coffey RIP.

We are saddened to report the death of Mickey Joe Coffey, Ashbrook, Scramogue which occurred last week. Mickey who only learned of his illness in recent months, was a well known character throughout the Parish and further a field. He was well known as Agricultural contractor over many years. He was also an experienced tree feller, and would have prepared firewood for many people throughout this region. Mickey Joe was just 15 years old when his mother passed away. He had to take to work with his late Dad and brother so as to provide for the rest of his brothers and sisters. There were 12 in family in total and at that stage, sadly one of Mickey Joe’s sisters had passed away at an early age. Mickey Joe was a wonderful provider for his family down through the years. It’s a sad occasion for the family so soon after Mickey Joe’s brother Patrick had passed away only months ago. Mickey Joe’s had such a fondness for his nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grandnieces and always had a treat on standby for them. Mickey Joe is survived by his brothers, sisters, Charlie, Andy, Willie, Bridie, Margaret, Veronica, Jimmy, Mary Jane. He was predeceased by Elizabeth, Eileen and Patrick. Huge numbers turned up at Mickey Joe’s home to pay their respects. On Friday last, Mickey Joe’s funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Scramogue. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Eamon O’Connor PP, Whitehall/Scramogue assisted by Fr. Kieran Whitney PP, Strokestown and Fr John McManus PP, Kilgefin. Mickie Joe was laid to rest in Scramogue Cemetery. We send our condolences to the Coffey family.

Fit for Life in Barry’s Hall

Get fit at St. Barry’s Hall. Wednesdays Ladies Class 7pm to 8pm. Mens Kick Boxing 8pm to 10pm Monday. Kids Judo 12.30pm to 2pm Saturday’s. Personal training on request. For more info ring Sean on 085-8142794.

Harvest Station Mass.

If anyone in the Parish would like to hold the Station Mass in their homes please contact Fr. Eamon.

Table Quiz

A table Quiz in aid of Clondra/Longford Girl Guides takes place for Adults takes place on Friday, 21st November in Milo’s Bar, Longford. 40 euro per table of 4. Cash prizes and raffle. All welcome.


We extend sympathy to Eddie Leavy, North Yard on the death of his Uncle Eddie Farrell, Bray, Co. Wicklow. May he rest in Peace.

Road Safety

Frost and fog now becoming very common as we move deeper into Winter time. Put your fog lights on. Never take a chance in the morning even if there is no sign of frost. Black ice a danger an unpredictable. If you read this note please pass on to family and friends in the interest of road safety.

Progressive 25

Progressive 25 continues in Kilglass Community Centre on Tuesday nights at 8.30pm. Winter league started Tuesday, 30th September and continue until Tuesday, 23rd of December. New players welcome. For further details contact Seamus Nugent 0879309498 or Charlie Reynolds 0871252985.


Adoraration of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Anne’s Church, Scramogue takes place on Friday evenings between 6.45pm to 7.45pm.

Folk Group

Anyone interested in joining our Music Ministry please contact James on 083-3769992. Practice takes place on Friday next at 8.00pm.


A flowering arranging class takes place in Ruskey Community Centre on Thursday, 13th November at 7.30pm. Please call Anna on 086-3596630.

MS Cycles

The recent MS Cycle which took place recently raised a whopping 19,000 euro. The organisers wish to thank those who helped in any way, those who took part, those who sponsored items and those who marshalled the event. Well done to all.

Job Vacancy

The Catholic Diocese of Elphin is recruiting for a Finance and Development Director to be based in Sligo. Information and job description available on www.elphindiocese.ie. Closing date 17th November.