Carrickedmond notes



Corr: Seamus McGuire, Aughnavally Tel: 044-9357063 / 0868286748. e-mail:

Rose of Tralee

Best wishes are extended to Daphne Howard, a native of Newtownforbes and a national school teacher in Tashinney NS, who is one of the finalists in the Rose of Tralee festival which takes place in Tralee this week.


The next 50/50 draw will take place in JP Reilly’s bar, Longford on August the 15th. Tickets costing €2 each are now on sale. Please support.

Leaving Cert

Congratulations to all from the parish who received their Leaving Cert results last week. Hopefully, all were happy with their marks. We wish all good luck with whatever path they now decide to take following completion of their second level education.

National Heritage Week

As part of National Heritage week all are invited to Uncover the hidden archaeology of Abbeyshrule Abbey, on the 23rd August from 1pn to 4pm, to celebrate with a chance to explore the abbey with a birds-eye and a worms-eye view using modern technology– wear bright clothing to help us “reconstruct” the abbey. Contact Mairead at (043) 3340731/ for more information.

Rural Development Programme

Longford Community Resources Ltd has commenced the consultation process to develop the Local Strategy for next round of the Rural Development Programme, commonly known as the LEADER programme. Letters and submission forms are currently being circulated. If you have not received a form and would like to put your ideas forward please visit and download the submission form alternatively you can email or call 043 3345555 and request one.


Hard luck to the Carrickedmond senior team who were knocked out of this years senior championship following their defeat to Clonguish recently. The team played really in all championship games and were narrowly defeated in all games. No doubt the experienced gained from playing in senior championship football will stand well to all. We wish the team good luck against Drumlish in the relegation play-off.


Local woman Connie Gerety, Moydow and formally from the parish of Carrickedmond last week confirmed her intention to seek a nomination to run for Fianna Fail in the forthcoming election. We wish Connie good luck in getting nominated.


We remember in our prayers Eamon Farrell, Doory who passed away last week following an illness. Eamon was well known locally and was a very quiet and respected parishioner. His remains were removed from Thomand Lodge to Carrickedmond church and the burial took place to the local cemetery. We remember at this time also the Burke and Hughes families, Clonard and Toome on the recent death of Jim Burke who died in the USA. To Larry, Paddy, Mary and Liz, brothers and sisters of Jim and to the family and friends of Eamon Farrell, we extend our sincere sympathies. May they both rest in peace.

Lough Derg

One day retreats will take place in Lough Derg from the 5th September to the 20th September. For more information contact 071-9861518.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Enda Farrell, Tenelick, son of Jack and Margaret Farrell, and Donna Leavy, Garrycam, daughter of Vinnie and Helen Leavy who were married in St Mary’s church, Legan recently. Following the wedding ceremony the happy couple were joined at the reception in the Glasson Golf club by family and friends. We wish Enda and Donna happiness in their married life together.

Cemetery Sunday

There will be prayers and blessing of graves in Taghshinod cemetery on Sunday next the 23rd August at 1pm.