Living well with Arthritis

Living well with Arthritis

A pain-management course starts Tuesday, 3rd February at the Park House Hotel, Edgeworthstown at 7pm for six weeks. To register please contact 01-6470206 or 1890-2252846. Spaces are limited.


A Pilgrimage to Medjugorje will take place from Knock on September 16th at a cost of €699 per person sharing. Contact group leader Marita Concannon on 098-64017 or 089-4146331.

Innyside Singers

Will resume after their Christmas break on Thursday, 22nd January at 8pm in the usual venue, Skelly’s Restaurant. If you would like to join the group, who sing together for fun, why not go along, it’s a very enjoyable way to spend an hour and a half each week. Everyone welcome, men and women.

Longford Tourism

Would like to populate their event calendar for as soon as possible. If you have an event coming up in the area this year, you might please forward them the details. Email @ Web

Defibrillator Group

Provides training free of charge to Ballymahon, Forgney and Tang people and other people who have enquired to the training. They are a totally voluntary group who rely on people’s good will to help them with fundraising. Contact Darren on 086-1704394.

Social Dancing

Continues every Saturday night from 9pm to 11pm in Cooney’s Hotel which is proving very popular. Everyone is welcome to attend. Admission is just €5.


We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Brendan Quigley, Killenboy and to all his family on the recent death of his brother, Fr Harry which occurred in New South Wales, Australia where he has been working as a priest for many years. May he rest in peace.

Low Cost Counselling Service

Available in Bridgeways Family Resource Centre in Ballymahon. Counsellor works on a one-to-one basis with clients with issues such as relationships, separation and divorce, depression, loss and bereavement, anxiety and panic attacks, sexuality, anger, bullying, stress, trauma, work and career challenges, intimacy, loneliness, loss of meaning or identity, self-esteem and personal development. First session is free but only for a limited time in January. Normal rate is €10. Please contact Melissa at 086-4081164.

Good Luck

To David Cooney, son of Lar and Bernadette, Creevaghbeg who has taken up a P.E. Teaching post in Birmingham. David had been working in the local Supervalu supermarket for some time now and had always been kind, courteous and helpful with his work colleagues and all the customers. We wish him the best of luck in his new career.

Nutritional Therapist

A Happy New Year to you all from Caroline Ferry. Call Caroline on 086-3994615 to book your place on a 10 week weight loss/healthy eating programme starting soon or book a one to one consultation if you prefer. (See simple changes Clinic on facebook).

21st Birthday

Congratulations to Cian Mulvey, son of Attracta and Padraig who celebrated his 21st birthday recently. Best wishes to Cian for the future.

Death of Noreen Dee

We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Paul, Kevin and Eoin Dee, Dungarven, Co Waterford on the death on Friday last of their mother Noreen, (nee Hand), formerly of Ballymahon, wife of the late Michael, also to Noreen, sisters Kay, Bea and Anne, brother Colm, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and friends. Noreen’s remains were laid to rest at Dungarven Cemetery on Sunday afternoon. May she rest in peac.

Irish Language Group

Classes for adults have resumed after the Christmas break on Wednesdays in the co-op building in Kenagh (The old National School) at 8pm. Why not go along and improve your spoken Irish in comfortable and informal surroundings. All levels are catered for, so whether you are proficient or have only the “cupla focal” you will be welcome.

School enrolment Day

Ballymahon Vocational School will be holding Enrolment for September 2015 on Saturday next, January 24th from 10am to 1pm. The Assessment Test will be held on Saturday, February 7th. All prospective students yet to enrol for September 2015 are invited to attend accompanied by parents/guardians. Prospective students should bring a copy of their Birth Certificate. Tel. 09064-32211.

Death of Maureen Donegan

It was with deep regret that we learnt of the death following her illness of Mrs Maureen Donegan (nee Delaney), wife of the late Thomas, Listubbit, Ballymahon on 14th January last and also just recently pre-deceased by her brother Jimmy, Drynan. She bore her illness over the last while with great dignity and her two hard-working sons Michael and Thomas looked after her at home during that time with great affection. A quiet and hardworking lady all her life, Maureen started her career many years ago as a Nurse in Mullingar General Hospital and when she got married to Tommie devoted her life to her family and to life on the farm which she loved passionately. She enjoyed cooking and gardening and looked forward each year to the lambing season, Maureen loved everything that nature provided, she was always a very caring lady. The Church of the Sacred Heart in Carrickedmond for her Funeral Mass overflowed on Friday afternoon last with family, neighbours and friends who came to say goodbye to a lovely lady, she will be sadly missed. Celebrating the Mass was Fr. Jimmy Murray, friend of the family assisted by Fr. Healy, Fr. Padraig McGowan and Fr. Paddy Conlon. We offer our sincere sympathy to Maureen’s sons Michael and Thomas, brother Michael, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and wide circle of friends. May God grant rest to her Soul.

Longford Women’s Link

Are taking registration for First Aid refresher class on Saturday January 31st and Occupational First Aid starting February 2nd. Students may qualify for funding for the above courses. For further information please contact Longford Women’s Link at 04333 41511.

Hit and Run

A 79 year old lady from the town was knocked down in a hit-and-run incident as she crossed at the traffic lights on Main Street just after 5p.m. on Monday week last. We are pleased to hear that the lady is recovering well following a stay at Mullingar Hospital and wish her a return to good health again.