Bunlahy & District

Bunlahy & District

Corr: Sean Kilbride

The Quare Land

Acclaimed play by John McManus, directed by and starring the award-winning Seamus O’Rourke with Shane Carroll, hosted by Bunlahy Area Action Group on Friday 8th November at 8.30pm in Granard Community Centre. Get your tickets early to avoid disappointment, only €10 each. Free refreshments served. A great night’s entertainment guaranteed For tickets please call David on 087 7970464 or Mary on 087 99964366.

Longford Choir

On Sunday evening November 3rd next, Longford County Choir will perform a special concert in St. Mary’s church in Granard and they will be joined by The ever popular Mulligan Sisters and also by many talented youngsters from the local schools in the parish of Granard. Tickets for this concert are now on sale at ten euro each and all proceeds go to Lus Na Greine family Resource Centre.The voluntary management committee and the staff of Lus Na Greine will greatly appreciate your support and assure you that all money raised will be spent on services for the local community. The concert will start at 7-30pm sharp and tickets are available from committee members or by calling the centre on 043 6660977.

GAA draw

Ballymore GAA held the last of their monthly draws in Creegan’s on Friday night last and the following were the winners. First prize of one thousand euro was won by The Boyle family, Coolcor while Tom and Roisin Crehan, Ballyrehan; John McElvaney and Mark Keogh all won one hundred euro each. Tickets are now on sale for the new draw and the club appeals to all to try and support it as the draw is the only source of income it has. All in the Ballymore club understands that due to the present economic situation it is very tough to support all the good causes but it is very important to keep our local ones going as it is good for the local youths to have a football club in the Area. The club really appreciates the great support it has received over the years and we look forward to your continued help with the ever increasing costs of keeping the club afloat.

Longford Toastmasters

Would you like to be more confident at speaking in public and to learn how to improve your communication skills? Longford Toastmasters are looking for new members to join our club. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month in The Longford Arms Hotel from 8.20pm until 10.30pm. Our next meeting takes place on 17 October. All are welcome to our enjoyable and sociable meetings and no experience is required. For further information please contact Mary on 086 1219281 or Terrie on 086 1706367.

Bicycle winner

Congratulations to Amy O Brien, 2nd class pupil at Bunlahy N.S. who won a bicycle in a colouring competition run by Baxter’s Pharmacy, Longford. Well done Amy and safe cycling.

Welcome home

Welcome home to Elaine Reilly, Ballymore, who has returned to the Emerald Isle following her tour of the U.S.A. with the comhaltas ceol toiri eireann tour band. We understand that Elaine and the group had a great time while on tour and we wish you all continued success.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the Cooke family, Finea, on the death of their mother Mary, formerly Reilly from Dernavogey, Aughnacliffe. Also to the Lee family, Rincoola, Granard on the death of Chriss. May they rest in peace.

Junior Scor

A meeting to arrange Junior Scor for the Ballymore club will be held in the dressing rooms in Ballybrien on this Thursday night October 24th at 8pm. Anyone willing to represent Ballymore in Junior Scor should attend and if you cannot attend, please contact Geraldine on 0876472627 immediately.

Clothes collection

St. Patrick’s National School in Killeen are having a fundraiser in the form of a clothes collection on this Thursday, October 24th and bags of clothes should be left inside the gate before 9-00am tomorrow morning. All proceeds will go towards the school.

Country Markets

Granard country markets continue every Friday morning in the Community Centre in Barrack Street and they are delighted to announce that they now have beautiful hand made children and baby wear along with the usual stock of scarves, cards, jewellery, bread, cakes, firewood, etc, etc. The market is open from 8-30am to 11am. Please note that tea and coffee is also available.


Deepest sympathy is extended to Mary Sullivan and family, Bunlahy, on the recent death of her sister, Bridget Smyth recently. May she rest in peace.


This Wednesday night, October 23rd sees the start of the annual Solemn Novena to our blessed Lady in St. Mary’s Church in Granard at 7-30pm and all are welcome to attend.

Bon Voyage

This week we say goodbye and good luck to my next door neighbour, young Cathal Monaghan who leaves for the U.S.A. We wish you well Cathal and look forward to seeing you back in Willsbrook real soon.