Karate Club

Karate Club

Newtownforbes and Kilglass Karate Clubs would like to announce that they are no longer part of the Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu organisation and are now a completely separate entity. For further details please contact Ann on 087 9248816.


We had a very enjoyable meeting on Tuesday night and thanks to the Karate kids who joined us, hopefully we can learn something from them. Don’t forget our re-group on Wednesday night in Killashee to analyse and continue our ICA conversation, 7pm start, see you all there. Our evening of celebration takes place on Thursday, March 20th in Newcastle House at 7pm. Congrats to our two members Mary and Lily who have Certificates to collect. Our lotto was held on Wednesday night, no jackpot winner. Lucky dips - Nan Casey, Sean Kelly and K Leslie, stay in to win. Pitch and putt practice on Saturday, March 22nd at 10am in Ballinalee. Next meeting on Tuesday, 1st of April, all members please attend. New members always welcome. We have great hopes for the coming year and would love to get new people with new ideas to join us.

Table Quiz

Circle of Friends are hosting a table quiz in Aid of Longford Hospice in Longford Rugby Club on Friday 14th March at 8.30pm. €40 for table of four. Raffle with lots of spot prizes on the night. Please support.


Lent is the time of the year to celebrate the station masses. Anyone wishing to host a Station Mass for their area please contact Fr. Mc Govern.

Getting Married

Spaces available on ACCORD Pre-Marriage course on the 4th and 5th April 2014. For further information contact Accord on 043 3347222 or book any of the 2014 courses on-line at

Bereavement Course

A bereavement Course will be held in the Family Centre, Longford each Wednesday in March starting at 8pm. Duration of course is six weeks. Booking and further details contact 043 334r 087 2843034.

Acupuncture Clinic

Are you thinking of giving up smoking for Lent?  Why not try acupuncture as an aid to success. Some of the commonly seen complaints in the clinic are – Infertility, Stress, Anxiety, Muscle Tension, Back Pain, Migraines. Acupuncture is not just for people who are unwell, it is equally effective for those who are well and want to stay well. Gift Vouchers available. To make an appointment contact Maria at 086 8618633.