Dinner dance

Dinner dance

Emmet Og GFC Killoe are holding their annual dinner dance on Saturday, 31 January in the Longford Arms Hotel Longford. Tickets 30 euro pp. Dinner served at 8pm. Special guest appearance on the night to present all worthy recipients of medals. Tickets available from Jimmy Halpin Telephone 086 4107389, Frank Toher Telephone 087 4100221, Berni Brady 086 1690493 Thomas Donohoe 087 2704184, Thomas Quinn 087 9248311. Music supplied on the night by the brilliant Pascal, Liz, Dave. Now there’s an opportunity to get those new shoes broken in.

Arthritis Ireland

The Longford branch of Arthritis Ireland are holding a six week self management course for young and elderly persons living with the challenging condition of arthritis. Commencing on Tuesday, 3 February at 7pm in the Park House Hotel, Edgeworthstown. To register for “Living Well with Arthritis” course call 01 647 0206.

Church notes

St Marys Church Ennybegs, Masses Wednesday/ Thursday/ Friday at 10am. Exposition blessed sacrament in both churches Wednesday 6-9pm. Ministers of reading new rota available this week. New members are always welcome. Contact Fr Sean. Remember in your prayers response to God’s call for more vocations in the religious life. Parish finance committee wish to thank everyone for Christmas dues collection and continuous financial year around parish support. Financial statement available in 3/4 weeks.


Position for administrative secretary now available in the Killoe/ Newtownforbes area. Duties include financial admin, payroll, book keeping and accounts, human resources plus general office duties. Accredited training provided to support your career. Persons should be computer literate, working knowledge of FAS and thesaurus with ability to work on own initiative and be part of a team. Suitable person for above post will be required to complete a Garda vetting process. CV to be forwarded to Tony Mahon, Parish Hall, Newtownforbes, Co Longford.


Yes ! Time to recommence your yoga classes with a six week course in the Thomas Ashe Hall, Ballinalee starting on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 from 8-9.30pm with your competent teacher, Maureen Bracken. Tel 043 3323196 or see local separate advert for details.


Sincere sympathy is extended to Liz Norris and families, Tallagh, Dublin, Norris families, Ballinalee/ Leitrim. Betty Doris (nee Norris) and families, Corneddan, Killoe on the sad bereavement of Liz’s husband, John A (Johnny) (formerly of Ballinalee, Co Longford) who was laid to rest last week. Requiem service in St Maeiruain’s Church, Tallagh with burial in adjoining cemetery. The parish express condolence to his wife Liz, sons Andrew, Stephen, daughters Clodagh, Jacqueline, brother George, sisters Betty, Louise, sons/ daughters in law, grandchildren, brothers/ sisters in law, extended families, neighbours, friends. May he rest in peace.

Get well

We extend good wishes to John Reilly, Bawn and all parishioners for a speedy recovery and all who are convalescent in their homes. We trust all will be up and around soon.


Lotto numbers drawn weekend 11/1/15 – 11, 17, 22, 23. 20 euro winners Rory Cullen, Esker; Aidan McGoldrick NY; Joe Leonard, Esker; Sorcha & Patrick Higgins, Ballincurry; Bill Keane, c/o Brendan Bracken. Sellers prize: F Toher (Jackpot 2100 euro).

Community Games

Killoe Community Games had five teams taking parting in the Draughts County Final held on Saturday 17th in St. Teresa’s NS School, Killoe. Great games were played by all with our U10 and U14 teams narrowly defeated in their finals. Many thanks to all the parents, children and organisers for all their help and support on the day. Also good luck to all our teams taking part in the Indoor Soccer over the next two weekends in Kenagh. There will be a Killoe Community Games U-15 Futsal team commencing shortly. Anyone interested should contact Mark Leonard at 089-4788643.

Cullyfad Bingo

Cullyfad bingo Wednesday night at 8.30p.m. with the bonus number now worth €1,380 and another €780 to be won on “Spin the Wheel”. So come along for a good night’s entertainment. We look forward to meeting you.