Drumlish Ballinamuck notes



Corr: Aine Brady Tel: 0863938595. e-mail: ainebrady@hotmail.com

RSA reminder

A reminder to motorists that children are on half term from Friday and everyone needs to be extra careful. Children should be wearing helmets and high visibility jackets when cycling and should not play on the road. The evenings are getting very dark and dangerous, so the message from the RSA is BE Safe, BE Seen.

Trick or treating

Please remind children that this time of year is difficult for some in our community. Children and teenagers are asked to respect people’s privacy and are asked to be mindful that not everyone enjoys being scared. Please ensure children are properly supervised at all times especially around fires and fireworks.

Need the Astro turf or community centre?

Bookings are now being taken for the Astro turf and Community centre Winter season ,slots are filling up fast. Please contact 0879613312 for more details.


Ballinamuck continues every Tuesday night in the 98 hall at 8.30, prizefund €1,300 each night, please support!

Longford County Choir

New members welcome each Wednesday at 7.30pm in the Sylvia Dawson Hall, St. Christopher’s Campus, Battery Road.

Benefit Dance

A Benefit night for the family of the late Sean Mulligan, Ballinamuck will take place in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva on Monday, 16th November 2015. Music on the night by Night Fever, Mick Flavin, Noel Cassidy, Jimmy Hussey, Busy Fingers Tickets cost €10 each - the committee will be out selling over the next few weeks and your support will be very much appreciated.Tickets will also be on sale in Gala Ballinamuck and Post Office in Drumlish.

Social Dance Classes

Social Dance Classes continues on Wednesday nights at 8pm in the PORTER HOUSE, with tutor Pauline, dance for exercise, fun or to fine tune those steps, all abilities are welcome.

Art Classes

Art Classes resumed in Drumlish Community Centre on Wednesday’s from 10 – 12 noon, limited places available, develop a new hobby or improve your artistic skills in a fun filled environment.

Kiltycreevagh School Re-Union

Kiltycreevagh N.S. will hold a weekend celebration next year on the 12th, 13th, and 14th August 2016. A book is been compiled to commemorate this occasion. We are seeking old Photos and stories that people wish to share and have published in this Book. Photos and stories can be scanned and emailed to Kittycreev@gmail.com. Alternatively these can be given to a Committee member. (email for details on Committee members). Please put your name on the back of photos, so they can be returned after they have been scanned.


Pioneer Dinner Dance in the Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule on Friday, 13th November. Tickets €25 available from Adrian Lennon at 0877056605. Music by T.R. Dallas.Annual Mass for Deceased members of the Pioneers will take place in St. Mary’s Church, Drumlish on Friday, 20th November at 8 p.m

Enterprise Towns

We are pleased to announce that Longford will host one of Bank of Ireland’s Enterprise Towns for 2015.Through this initiative Bank of Ireland and the Longford business community are working together to support local business. In addition we will involve the wider community and our local schools through a range of different activities. To hear more about the plans for your Enterprise Town and/or to get involved –Please join us in the Longford Arms Hotel next Thursday 29th October at 6.30pm.

Fundraising night

Fundraising night for Longford Palliative Homecare, in memory of the late Willie Tully, Killoe. Friday 6th November 9.30pm in The Longford Arms Hotel. Tickets are €10, Available on the night and from Catherine Tully 087 9547103

Enterprise Meeting

A meeting of Ballinamuck Community Enterprise will take place tonight Wednesday 28th at 8pm All members are asked to attend.

Table Quiz

Table quiz in aid of Niamh O’Hara, Danielle McPartland, Michelle Farrell and Amy Faughnan who are fundraising ahead of their relief work in Honduras, Central America, with Global Brigade at 8pm in Dillion’s, Ballinamuck. Global Brigade volunteers empower communities in developing countries with sustainable solutions that improve quality of life an environment for residents in these areas. All support greatly appreciated.

Cake Sale

Pupils from 5th and 6th Class from St Patrick’s N.S. thank everyone from the community who baked and came and bought at their annual Cake sale in aid of Goal and Trocaire on Monday last. €927.00 was raised. This was a great achievement by everyone involved and much appreciated.

Draft Register of Electors 2016/2017

If you live in County Longford and wish to vote you should check that your are registered correctly to vote. Family members resident in Co. Longford who will be 18 by 15th Feb 2016 may also be registered. You can check the Register by phone on 0433343311 or online at www.checktheregister.ie. You may also email franchise@longfordcoco.


We remember in our prayers for the soul of Patrick (Pakie) Thompson, late of Drumlish who died in England. To his family and friends, we offer our deepest sympathies. May he rest in peace.

Booking Mass in Ballinamuck

Those wishing to book a Mass, request a Baptismal Certificate etc. should contact Fr. Ber at 0868213422 or 0433324132