Our deepest sympathy is extended to Gerry Mac Gowan, Rheda Quinn and families, Newtownforbes on the death of Rev. Dr. Padraig Mac Gowan. May he rest in peace.


The annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is from May 27th – June 1st (five nights). The cost of the pilgrimage (fully inclusive) is €710. To book a place contact Joe Walsh Tours at (01) 2410812. There are special reductions for invalids. For further information call Fr. Michael Scanlon at 090 6457122.


Our Deepest sympathy is extended to John Farrell and family, Corteen on the death of his sister, Mary Brennan, Cloncoose who was laid to rest during the week. May she rest in peace.

Drama Festival

Ballinamore Drama Festival takes place in the Community Centre Ballinamore from Sunday March 8th until Sunday March 15th. We have a great line up of plays, with groups travelling from Cavan, Tyrone, Wexford, Sligo, Dublin, Donegal and Kildare to perform, plus the Corn Mill Theatre Group from Carrigallen. It’s a great week of culture, drama and an even better social occasion in the town. Come along any night or every night and support this community week of entertainment.


We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Mickey Joe Devine, Lisanurlan who died during the week. May he rest in peace.


Newtownforbes & Kilglass Karate clubs competed in the 1st round of the AMA Leagues in Tallaght last weekend. Many thanks to all those who travelled on the day and competed. Our clubs won medals in every category in which they competed with some of our youngest and newest members taking part in the team Kata competition and coming in at second place to a Black belt team from Dunleer. This was a huge achievement and well done to all. For many of our students it was the first time they had taken part in this type of national competition and great credit must go to all. Medal winners on the day were Donagh, Rachel, Allen, Ciaran, Caithlin, Maddison, Nathan Aaron & Ben. Training continues every Monday in Newtownforbes from 7pm - 8.30pm and in Kilglass on Wednesday from 7pm - 8pm. For further information please contact Sensei Ann Devlin on 087 9248816.


We offer sincere sympathy to the Molloy Family, Mullogher on the sudden death of Tony Molloy, Corteen. May he rest in peace.

Station Mass

Lent is traditionally the time for the Station Masses along with the month of October. If any home would like to host a Station Mass in their area please contact Fr. Mc Govern. Station masses can be celebrated up to the end of May.


5 week yoga class commencing Tuesday, 3rd March in the Giving Tree (Wendy Louise Hat Design), Cloontagh, Newtownforbes at 11am - 12 noon. To book a place contact Maria on 086 8618633.


Infertility, back pain, sciatica, migraine, stress, anxiety, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, muscle tension. The above are just some of the commonly seen conditions which can be aided by acupuncture. Acupuncture is not just for people who are unwell it is equally effective for those who are well and want to stay well. To book an appointment contact Maria on 086 8618633


Classes at the Giving Tree (Wendy Louise Hat Design), Cloontagh, Newtownforbes Monday 8pm to 9pm - Tuesday 8pm to 9pm (men only). To book a place contact Brendan on 087 7681730.


Sympathy is extended to Bernie Byrne and family, Lamagh on the death of her father Noel Mc Geeney. May he rest in peace.



The next Reparation and Adoration vigil to the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary is in the Chapel of Our Lady’s Manor, Edgeworthstown, on the first Friday, the 6th of March, commencing at 10pm. For further information contact 086 0405621 or 0861900640.