5km Fun Run/Walk
The Tesco Annual 5km Run/Walk will be held in the Mall Complex on Sunday, October 20. All proceeds in aid of AWARE. Registration on the day from 10am. €10 per adult - €5 per child. Medals for everyone who participates. Great prizes for all category winners.
Social Dance Classes
Social Dance classes will commence in J’s Hotel, Mohill on Wednesday, October 16 from 8pm to 10pm. Admission €6. Tutor is All Ireland Champion Mary Brady.
Newtownforbes MSRI Karate
Training continues every Monday evening in the GAA complex from 7-8pm with new members always welcome. It is great to see so many students committed to training and our focus for the next number of weeks will be the upcoming grading. As always only those students who consistently attend training will be eligible for consideration for grading. If any student wishes to attend extra classes please speak with Sensei Ann as there are options available. A big welcome to our newest students Simone, Maddison, Senan, Evan, Ciara and Jack. For further information please contact Sensei Ann Devlin on 087 9248816.
Longford Toastmasters are looking for new members to join our club. They meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month in The Longford Arms Hotel from 8.20pm until 10.30pm.The next meeting takes place on October 17. For further information please contact Mary on 086 1219281 or Terrie on 086 1706367.
The Newtownforbes Friends of Longford Dyslexia Workshop/St. Christopher’s Autism Unit are holding a sponsored Cywalkleathon (cycle, walk, run, bed push) on Sunday, October 27. The route is Newtownforbes/Tarmonbarry/Rooskey – Newtownforbes (25 miles). Sponsorship cards are available from Mike O’Reilly, Castle Inn, Newtownforbes or entrance fee €20. Anyone interested in taking part in all or part of the event please give names to Mike O’Reilly 043 3346601 or Betty Rogers 086 2013518 by October 20. 8.30am Walkers/Bed Push - 11.30am Runners - 12.30pm Cyclists.
Fright Fest Fundraiser
Fancy Dress Fundraiser in aid of St Christopher’s Autism Unit and Longford Dyslexia will be held in the Complex, Newtownforbes on Thursday, October 31 from 5pm – 8pm. Children €5 - adults free. Music, facepainting, games, etc. Prize for best dressed boy/girl.
Clonguish Through the Ages
As part of the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of St Mary’s Church, built in 1864 the Parish Pastoral Council is proposing that there be a photo exhibition of photos of parish life, sporting, social and religious, through the ages. This exhibition will probably be put on in the Parish Hall sometime in 2014. Now is the time to start looking for old photographs – from the time the camera was invented! All photos will be returned to their owners.
Lotto results Saturday, October 12, numbers 1, 15, 26, 30. No Jackpot Winner. Runners up €100 Vincent Doyle, Ballinamuck, €25 Burger & Grace C/o Casey’s, €25 Una Flynn, Creenagh. Next Week’s Draw in McGowan’s. Jackpot €5,400.
Training Options Programme
Training opportunities for people in receipt of any Disability/illness payment commences in the EDI Centre Longford. This 8 week part time programme includes FETAC accredited modules with work experience included. To register contact EDI Centre 043 3347515.