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Corr: Ann Marie McKeon Tel: 086-0479281. e-mail:


Bingo on Sunday next 19th July at 3pm. €2,500 in prizes.

Pilgrimage Croagh Patrick

On Sunday, July 26th, 2015. Bus departing from Granard at 5am, Ballinalee Church 5.15, Killoe Park 5.20. Church in Newtownforbes 5.30 hrs. Cathedral Car Park 5.40. Tarmonbarry Grotto 5.50, Strokestown Percy French 6.10 and Ballaghadereen 6.40.  Bring a packed lunch and a bottle of water and a long stick for climbing.  To book a seat ring 086 0405621 or 087 6613510.

Stars Academy

Due to the great success of our After School last term, Stars Academy will continue in September 2015. Walking bus at 2pm and 3pm if requested. Contact Maureen on 086 2390546 or email

New Postcode System for Ireland

The new postcode system for Ireland, will be launched in July. Local

organisations in Longford are helping to spread the word about the

benefits. If you know someone who you think could do with some help,

including elderly family members or neighbours, please get in touch with

Margaret Walsh, Longford Community Resources Ltd at 043-3345555 or


GAA Summer Camp

This year’s camp will take place in Allen Park on Tuesday 4th August to Friday 7th August from 10am to 2.30pm. For 5 to 13 year old boys and girls. €30 per child - €45 for 2 children (from same family) €60 for 3 or more children (from same family). Registration on Friday 24th and Tuesday 28th July from 7pm to 8pm in Ralph Room. Lunch will be provided on Friday 7th August. Another great year of activities is promised.

Clonguish Lotto

No Jackpot Winner. Winning numbers 2, 15, 23, 30. €100 John Hopkins, Leitrim; €25 Eadoin Reilly, Castle Inn; €25 Mary Condron, Drumlish. Next weeks draw takes place in The Castle Inn with a Jackpot of €5,450.