Killoe notes



Corr: Ann Hughes, Ennybegs, Drumlish Tel: 043 33 23134

Killoe Old Graveyard

Booklets titled “Resting in peace in old Killoe” are now available including a map showing location of headstones/ tombstones plus a list of names of those who have a resting place. Booklet cost 5 euro available at Hughes shop, Ennybegs or contact Frank Tel 087 9268585.

Historical Society

County Longford Historical Society have now launched their “Teathbha” 2015 journal edited by former Moyne community school principal James MacNerney. A most informative and enjoyable read for everyone. Book cost 12 euro and is available at Hughes shop Ennybegs and all local outlets.


Leader Cup semi final v Colmcille in Emmet Park, Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 8.30pm and the parish wish them good luck. Killoe ladies AGM Sunday, 29 November 2015 at 3pm in the Clubhouse Clonee. All committee members, players and any persons who wish to be involved with the ladies team are requested to attend. Well Mickie Quinn the parish should be very proud of you and your total commitment, should be an inspiration to all. Great tense Aussie Rules game.

St Vincent de Paul

The annual St Vincent de Paul coffee morning will be held in Ennybegs Community Centre on Sunday, November 29, 2015 after 11am Mass in St Mary’s Ennybegs, Killoe. Donations of money, food vouchers and non-perishable food will be greatly appreciated. A list of people wishing to donate fuel i.e. turf, coal, briqettes will be taken on the day. No fuel will be taken at above coffee morning, the reason being due to lack of storage for same. St Vincent de Paul will make contact with people who wish to donate fuel when they require it, this also applies to no clothes, books etc due to storage space. All donations will be equally divided between St Vincent de Paul Longford and St Vincent de Paul Bethany House Womens and children’s homeless shelter Longford. Your continuous support is greatly appreciated.

1916 centenary

Local Killoe young lady, Dr Laura Doherty has composed and now launched her 1916 centenary calendar for 2016. This calendar comprises of portraits of the seven signatories of the Proclamation and five of the other people involved in the 1916 Easter Rising with biographical notes, quotes and facts relevant to that important week in our history plus a copy of the 1916 Proclamation and a note on the Longford persons who were involved in the Rising. Calendars cost 5 euro each, available at all local outlets.

Christmas Cards

“Greetings from Killoe” Christmas cards are now available at Hughes’ shop Ennybegs, printed by the Divine Word Missionaries.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the Smith families, Kilkenny, UK, Caymen Islands, Maggie Smith/Corr families Bundoon, Killoe on the sad bereavement of their brother Tom Smith (and nephew Maggie Smith) who was laid to rest last week. The parish express condolence to his sister Collette, brothers Dermot, Andrew, sisters/ brother-in-law, partner, nieces, nephews, extended families, friends, neighbours. Tom was pre-deceased by his parents Tom, late of Bundoon, Killoe and Ardagh and Ita (nee Cunningham). Requiem Mass was celebrated in St Brigid’s Church, Ardagh with burial in adjoining cemetery. Also the parish express condolence to Brid McGoldrick and families, Ennybegs, Longford, Tierney families, Borrisokane, Co Tipperary on the sad bereavement of Brid’s aunt, Julia Tierney who was laid to rest last week. Requiem mass was celebrated in St Peter and Paul’s Church, Borrisokane with burial in adjoining cemetery. May their souls rest in peace.

Church notes

St Mary’s Ennybegs, Masses Wednesday/Thursday at 10am, Friday 7.30pm Saturday 8pm Sunday 11am. Exposition blessed sacrament in both churches Wednesday 6- 9pm. Offertory fund envelope boxes for 2015/16 are now available for distributors to collect to distribute to homes in the area. Sincere thank you to everyone including all who contribute to weekly offertory fund through the year. “Do this in memory“ Mass Sunday November 29, 2015 at 11am for First Holy Communion children.


Lotto numbers drawn weekend 15/11/15 – 1, 2, 10, 12. 20 euro winners: Ellen Farrell, Carrabeg; Maureen Brady, Boher; Frances Courtney; Eileen Quinn, c/o Frank Toher; Ciaran Kavanagh/Larry McDonnell. Sellers prize: John Fitzsimmons. Jackpot 2500 euro.

Killoe Celtic Club

The Killoe Celtic football club are holding their annual fundraiser on Saturday November 28, 2015 with tickets costing 20 euro each or a book of 6 for 10 euro now on sale throughout the areas. Music and spot prizes on the night.

Cullyfad Bingo

Bingo continues this Wednesday night at 8.30p.m. €2,260 can be won on the bonus number this Wednesday night with another €1,000 to be won on “Spin the Wheel”. Progressive 25 card game continues on Monday nights at 8.30p.m.

Community Games

Congratulations to our All-Ireland U-13 Indoor Soccer Team Medallists and their trainers as they were nominated and received their nominee award last Friday night from Longford Sports Partnership. This accolade follows a great year that these lads have had and is truly deserved. Some of our activities are up and running and going very well at the moment. Draughts is getting a great turnout and takes place each Thursday from 7-7.45pm in Cullyfad Community Centre. Our boys’ soccer is proving a popular sport following on from the success we had last year and the efforts of the trainers Mark Leonard, James Bracken and Mervyn Leonard. This Wednesday the indoor trials will take place at 6.25-7.25 in Drumlish Community Centre. The girls’ soccer and boys’ futsal training will commence shortly. Please see our Facebook page and future newspaper notes for details. The committee wish to congratulate our Killoe Senior Football Team for getting as far as the Leinster Club Semi-Final. Hard luck on the day but it’s been an enjoyable journey for all the parish. Thank you lads.