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Lotto Draw

The weekly lotto draw took place in The Hideaway on Wednesday, 8th July. Winning numbers were 7, 12, 13, 28. with no jackpot winner. €20 prizes went to Carmel Masterson, Loughduff; Martin McGovern, Nancy Matthews, Michael Carrigy and Gerry & Deirdre Matthews.. Please ensure that all lotto envelopes are handed into Post Office no later than 5.30p.m on Monday evening. Some patrons who have yearly tickets need to update to be still included in the weekly draw. Annual tickets can be obtained from any club member. On duty for lotto sales are as follows. Hideaway: John Keegan (Jnr). Keogh’s / Angler’s Rest: Jason Matthews. Kilcogy: Donie McElligott & Ben Cusworth.


On this Sunday 19th July St. Columba’s travel to Devine Park, Edgeworthstown to take on Longford Slashers in first round of senior championship. Throw in is at 7.00p.m. Please check fixtures for confirmation of this.


Granard 63rd Agricultural Show will be held at Higginstown Park, Granard on this Saturday, 18th July. For further information call Breda on 085-1632901. It is always a very enjoyable day for all the family with many attractions for young and old.

Granard Library

We have two events taking place in Granard Library in July for children. On Tuesday 14th Under 8 year olds can look forward to Bunnyhop with Chris at 2.00p.m. One week later on Tuesday 21st also at 2.00p.m. Paint a Summer Picture with Nicolette will take place for 8-12 year olds. Booking is essential. All interested are requested to contact 043-6686164 or granardlibrary@longfordcocoie Granard Library will be closing at 6.00pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the months of July and August. Our Reading Buzz has started in Granard Library for the Summer.

Rosie Run

The annual Rosie Run in aid of Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association ( IMNDA) will take place from Loch Gowna on Sunday 19th July commencing at 1.30p.m. Registration in the community centre from noon. We appeal to all to come out and support this worthy cause.

Summer Camps

There will be two fun-filled, multi-activity sports camps at Mullinalaghta football pitch this Summer. Camp 1 is for 4-7 year olds and is running from Monday 10th to Friday 14th August each day from 10.30am – 2.30pm. Camp 2 will cater for 8-12 year olds and will be in operation from Monday 17th August – Friday 21th August from 10.00am – 3.00pm. Activities include a variety of sports but also other events such as Balloon Races, Treasure Hunt, Art, Crafts, Bouncy Castle and many more. Cost of either camp is €50 per child with 2nd, 3rd, 4th child only €40. All children will be fully covered by insurance for everything taking place. For further details or to request an application form please contact Conor McElligott on 086 1984470 or email .

Ladies Footballers

As part of their fundraising activities the local ladies football club are holding a weekly draw based on the bonus ball in the main draw of the national lottery. Sheets are on sale in the local post office or are available from any club member. Match the bonus ball in Saturday night’s main draw and you will earn yourself €20. Lines are just €2. Six monthly tickets are now due for renewal at €50 each by contacting Marie Matthews. Your support would be very much appreciated each week. The winning number on Saturday 11th July was 6, which proved lucky for three punters, Amy Brady, Jim McCabe and yours truly.


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 email: