The Ardagh and Clonmacnois pilgrimage to Lourdes under the leadership of Bishop Francis Duffy flies from Knock airport on Wednesday, 27 May – 1 June 2015. Fully inclusive price 710 euro. Contact Joe Walsh Tours Tel 01 2410812. Special section for sick contact Rev Michael Scanlon Tel 090 6457122.


Sincere condolence is extended to Louise Brown, Lanesboro, Co Longford, Michael Mulvihill, Killashee, John Browne and family, Kiltyreher, Killoe, Bridie Browne and family, Treanlawn, Killoe, Browne families, NY/ Mullingar/Kildare/ Ballymahon on the sad bereavement of Louise’s mother, Agnes (formerly Treanlawn, Killoe) who was laid to rest last week. The parish express sympathy to her daughter Louise, special friend Michael, brothers Tommy, Liam, John, sisters Maggi, Nan, Mary, Ellen, Brigid, brothers/sisters-in-law, extended families, friends, neighbours. Requiem mass was celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Lanesboro with burial in Killashee cemetery. May you rest peacefully Agnes.

New baby

Congratulations to Frank Hagan and Angela Farrell, Glannagh, Killoe on the recent birth and baptismal of a bouncy baby boy and very welcome good friend for sister Amelia. The parish extend very best wishes to the proud parents, grandparents John and Collette Hagan, Rhyne, Killoe, Patrick and Anne Farrell, Ballymore, Ballymahon, sibling Amelia extended families, friends for a great future of good health and happiness. Welcome baby John Patrick to the community. Deo Gratias.

Esker Hall

A project meeting re Esker Hall centenary will be held in Ennybegs Community Centre Killoe at 8.30pm on Wednesday, 25 February 2015.


Sincere condolence is extended to Michael McCann and families, Aughnamaddo, Drumlish, the Sullivan families, New York on the sad bereavement of Michael’s wife Anne (nee Sullivan, formerly Brooklyn, New York and predeceased by her brothers JJ and Dan) who was laid to rest last week. The parish express condolence to her husband Michael, son Michael, daughters Sheila, Maureen, son in law, grandchildren, sisters Peggy, Mary, brothers/ sisters in law, extended families, neighbours/ friends. Requiem mass was celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Ennybegs, Killoe with burial in Newtownforbes cemetery. May she rest peacefully. The parish also extend condolence to John and Thomas Devine, Lisanurian, Longford, extended families neighbours, friends on the sad bereavement of their brother Michael Joseph (Mickey Joe) Devine who was laid to rest last week. Requiem Mass was celebrated in St Mel’s Cathedral Longford with burial in Ballymacormack cemetery. May he rest in peace.


Lotto numbers drawn weekend 15/2/15 – 14, 18, 21, 29. 20 euro winners Margaret McKenna, c/o Sean Kelly; Nellie McGoldrick, Ennybegs; Margaret and Michael Rogers, Esker; Joe Leonard, Esker; Gerry Rowley/Jim McGoldrick. Sellers prize: B Bracken (Jackpot 2,600 euro).

Church notes

St Mary’s Ennybegs Masses Wednesday/Thursday at 10am, Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 8pm. Exposition blessed sacrament Wednesdays 6-9pm. Trocaire family fast boxes available at church doors. Collectors for March 2015 Saturday 8pm, Frank Toher/Donal McGuire, Sunday 11am – John Bracken/ Vincent Lennon. Adults who may wish to take a pioneer pledge for the Lent duration can contact any committee member or Fr Sean Casey.

Community Games

Congratulations to our Futsal teams who have won the County Finals in both U15 against Mostrim and U13 against Clonbroney. Well done to both teams and their dedicated managers Mark Leonard and James Bracken. The County Community Games Art competition will be held on Saturday, 28th February at 10am in St. Emer’s N.S. Longford. Entry fee is 2 euro per competitor. Best of luck to all. A reminder to all boys and girls over 13 and under 16 that Pitch & Putt training will start on Saturday 14th March in The Acres, Ballinalee. Those interested should text on the name of the child with a contact phone number. Anyone interested please contact 086-3845340 no later than March 7th.

Best of luck to our basketball teams in their upcoming matches: U13 Girls V Lanesboro and U13 boys V Abbeylara. Our U11 Mixed team are through to the county final on 21st March in Kenagh. There will be a table quiz this Friday, the 27th February, in order to raise funds for Killoe Community Games. The table quiz will take place in The Olde Forge at 9pm. A table of four costs forty euro. Great prizes on the night. Please support.

Cullyfad Bingo

Cullyfad bingo this Wednesday night and every Wednesday night at 8.30pm. This week the bonus number is worth €1,480 with €880 to be won on “Spin the Wheel”. So come along for a good night’s entertainment. We look forward to meeting you.