Only Ogham

Only Ogham

Only Ogham is a junior entrepreneur programme that the fourth, fifth and sixth classes in Clondra national school have taken on. They are making slates with Ogham writing on them, they have all different name and you can place an order by contacting the school. They went through all the hoops for this business and had their very own Dragons Den with local business people. The kids are so excited about the business as they have been out selling in Longford the last two weeks. The children have sourced their raw materials from the re tiling of the school roof. They have recycled the old tiles, they then wash, dry and then they do the writing on them, then they varnish them. The slates make a great present for any house. Don’t forget to place your order.

Walk for fun

Meeting at the waterways house in Clondra every Thursdat at 7pm. Weather permitting.


As it’s that time of the year again, longer evenings and the sun out. Can all dog owners out walking their dog please clean up after them. We don’t have the resourses to do this and if its your dog keep them clean please.


The launch of the “Shannon and Royal Blueways Trail” will take place in Clondra on Friday, 24th April and will mark the beginning of an exciting Festival organised by Waterways Ireland, LCRL, Longford Tourism and Longford Co Council. The Minister for Tourism, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ms Heather Parsons will be present for the Opening and it is hoped that as many as possible will volunteer to help out throughout the weekend. The Festival will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 24th, 25th ad 26th April. A great programme of events is planned but details are not to hand yet. A meeting will be held at 8p.m on Monday, 13th April in the Old School and residents are asked to come along to offer their time and services for the duration of the Festival. Jillian from LCRL will be present at this meeting and will answer any questions you may have. Hopefully, a programme of events will be available for next week’s edition of the Leader, so watch this space.”

Childrens Easter camp

Arts & crafts Childrens Easter camp this Saturday, 4th April from 10am to 1pm, €15 (siblings less) at Waterways building. Phone 087 6158772 evenings.

First Aid

Occupational First Aid QQI - Level 5 - Longford Women’s Link - 15th, 22nd and 29th April - Cost €210.00. Contact Pamela Latimer 087 205 8152.

Midland Busking competition

Part of Longford County Fleadh. €1,000 in prizes. To register contact

Warm Homes Schemes

Free home insulation is available to certain people depending on type of pension they receive. Details from Jennifer Hutchinson 043 33 93255

Parent and Toddler Grant

Applications should be made by Parent & Toddler Groups that are organised by parents in the community. Grants will normally range from €100 to €1000. Existing Parent and Toddler Groups can apply for a maximum of €800. New start up groups may apply for maximum grant of up to €1000. Funding will be available for: Children’s Activities, Toys, Equipment and Books; Training for Parents, e.g. Paediatric first aid, Committee skills, Parenting courses; Limited funding for Insurance, Rent or Refurbishments, up to a maximum of 30% of the total funding secured. Those wishing for further information and interested applicants: should contact Longford County Childcare Committee Ltd Office 043 334 2505/Mob 087 878 3054 or email


Longford MS” will be holding their annual church gate collection throughout the county on the weekend of Saturday April 4th and Sunday April 5th.


Clondra National School are presently enrolling for the coming school year. All welcome.