29 Jun 2022

Drumlish Ballinamuck notes



Corr: Aine Brady Tel: 0863938595. e-mail:

Kiltycreevagh National School 1902-1992

A committee has recently been formed to plan a school re-union for Kiltycreevagh National School. It is planned to have this re-union on the weekend of the 12th of August 2016. It is also hoped to publish a book to mark the occasion and in this regard we are in search of photographs, poems, articles, funny stories and memories relating to the school and its catchment area. We hope to include as many photographs as possible of past pupils, their parents and grandparents and are particularly interested in class or group photographs taken at the school or in the general area. Every care will be taken of photographs provided and they will be scanned and returned safely. Alternatively, you may wish to scan them and send them by email to us. The committee is anxious to receive data on families who have emigrated or have gone to their eternal reward. Perhaps you have a story or a photograph relating to them, we would be delighted to receive them. We would also like to hear from all past pupils who attended the school and would welcome information on teachers who taught there, even if their stay was brief. A space is reserved in the book for your little story or photograph, so you can start your search of the attic, the old trunk or even memorial cards. It is amazing the treasure you might find. The book is a good chance to preserve the memory of those who might otherwise be forgotten, so get out your pencil and paper and start writing. Should you know of anyone in Ireland or overseas who attended the school, please let them know of the planned Re-Union and invite them to contribute to the publication. You might also pass on relevant addresses, telephone numbers or email addresses to any of the committee. It is hoped that this planned book will prove to be a suitable memento of the occasion and a fitting tribute to all associated with the school down through the years. The re-union committee would very much appreciate your help in ensuring that this objective is achieved. We hope to have all book material in by the end of February 2016. Email all correspondence or queries to

Ballinamuck ICA

The December meeting of Ballinamuck ICA will take place on tonight Wednesday December 2nd at 8.30pm in the meeting room upstairs in the ‘98 Hall, Ballinamuck. All members are asked to attend. We have room for more new members, so why not come along, have a cuppa, see if there is something of interest to you and maybe you might like to join us in the New Year. Congratulations to Kathleen Leslie a member of our Guild, who received the ‘The Evelyn Kiernan Trophy’ for her Mantelpiece Flower Arrangement. Congratulations to Ardagh Guild who won the Cookery Cup and to Brid Sweeney from Newtowncashel Guild who won the Judges Choice Award. The competitions took place at the Federation meeting in Moydow. 

Monaduff Social Club

Christmas Party will be held in the Clubrooms on Saturday, 5th December from 2—6p.m. Please give your name to any committee member. Ballinamuck Community Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, 13th December in the Hall at 2.30p.m. Anyone who would like to entertain, contact Mary Breslin on 0861777294. Note: no individual invitations are being issued, everyone is welcome.


On Friday, 4th December the Village Inn will host a table quiz fundraiser for the Children’s Medical & Research Foundation (Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin). Start time is 10pm and a table of 4 is €40. For more information contact Pat on 086 8355100. Your support greatly appreciated.

Longford Warmer Homes

Longford Warmer Homes provides free attic insulation, cavity wall insulation and energy advice to elderly and disadvantaged home owners throughout the county that meet certain criteria. Longford Warmer Homes also carries out work for the elderly as part of the Care & Repair Scheme.

BOOM Spraying Pesticide Application

This course commencing in Dromard in early December, is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to apply pesticides using a BOOM Sprayer in accordance with legislations and recommended safe practice. The cost of the course is €220 and is 3 day duration. IFA members please contact Sean Conefrey 0868188023 or Teresa McNerney 0861026252.

St. Helens

St. Helens are holding their AGM on Friday night next the 4th of December at 8pm in Monaduff Clubhouse. We are hoping to see a large turnout from parents.

First Friday

Housebound will be attended on Thursday in Ballinamuck area and on Friday in Drumlish area by the local priests.

Village flowers

We wish Village flowers the best of luck in their new premises opposite St Mary’s church Drumlish.

Chess Club

Drumlish Chess is now up and running and is open to all. Whether you’re a complete beginner or looking to improve, players of all levels are welcome to take part. Games take place every Friday at 8.30 pm in Drumlish Community Centre and all equipment is provided. If you have any queries contact Pat on 086 8355100 or check out Drumlish Chess on Facebook

Drumlish Local History

If there are any College Students of local history  in the Drumlish end of the parish  could they contact Annette at 086 8141023.

Teathhba  & Fireside Tales

The latest editions are currently on sale locally with local content much in evidence. 

Music Lessons

Anyone interested in learning the Guitar, banjo, tin whistle or piano, all levels and ages are catered for, please contact Enda McKenna at 087 9980615 for more information.


Ballinamuck continues every Tuesday night in the 98 hall at 8.30, prize fund €1300 each night, please support!


We remember in our prayer Dan Gray, Moyne. To his wife Mary-Jo, daughters Geraldine and Deirdre, sons Conor, Donal, James and Eamon, sisters Breda (Glennon) and Elizabeth, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends we offer our deepest sympathies.

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