Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 21st September

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes


The entire community was saddened to learn of the death on Wednesday 16th September at the Innis Ree Nursing Home, Ballyleague of Vincent Reddin, The Green. Vincent who was predeceased by his wife Ellen and son Niall had been in failing health in recent years. Vincent was a native of Mountmellick, Co. Laois came to work with Bord na Mona many years ago. His warm and affectionate manner instantly made him very welcome and popular in our community. Vincent was a wonderful neighbour and friend, very obliging and extremely helpful. He was initially trained in his trade with Bord na Mona and before arriving in Lanesboro Vincent worked with shipping that took him to many places in the world. He was a quiet and considerate man who’s caring for his family was clearly evident by his words and deeds. Vincent was a very keen gardener and his plot was a pure joy to him. Vincent left an indelible mark on our community and his passing now leaves a great void, and we will always fondly remember him.

His remains were removed from Farrell’s Funeral Home on Friday last to St. Mary’s Church for his Funeral Mass. Following Mass Vincent was laid to rest alongside his wife Ellen and son Niall in Clonbonny Cemetery. We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to his son Daragh, his sisters Philomena, Henrietta, Betty and Mary Francis, his brothers Noel, John, Brendan, Anthony and Michael, relatives and many many friends.

Ballagh Church Reopens

St. Mary’s church, Ballagh, will reopen its doors on this coming Saturday night 26th September with Mass at 8pm. The church is set up to adhere to the full Covid19 recommendations. For those that a reticent about entering the church they are being catered for in the grounds of the church where amplification is being provided, and they can remain in their vehicles and hear Mass.

Lanesboro Market Returns

The weekly Friday Market in St Mary’s hall closed due to the onset of Covid-19 pandemic has reopened. The market will continue with the regular hours of 10am to 1.30pm.

Sponsored Wheelchair Push/Walk

Maurice Donlon is undertaking a sponsored wheelchair push/walk at Corlea Trackway Kenagh in aid of the Longford Branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association. The walk/push will take place on Thursday 8th October. Sponsorship cards are in O’Brien’s and other local businesses. Your support will be greatly appreciated.


We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the Mc Grath family Derrygeel on the death of Donal Sullivan, Castletownbere, Co. Cork on Saturday 12th September. Donal was husband of Eileen Mc Grath and we extend our sympathy to Eileen, her son and daughters, Peter, Kate and Sarah and to the McGrath family Marie, Rita, Cait, Joe, Dominic, and Martin.

New Business

We would like to wish Beatrice Moran the very best for her new business venture.

Reflexology Treatment, as a complimentary therapy. Fully registered. Covid 19 compliant.
Beatrice Moran. Ballyleague.
Contact; Mobile: 0872766743.

Roscommon Biography

A Dictionary of Roscommon Biography is selling remarkably well so much so that the book has almost sold its entire first issue. For just €30 you are receiving a hugely interesting and invaluable book steeped with an amazing amount of detail and interest for us all. The book can be purchased in O’Brien’s.     

Towns Lotto Winner                                                                                  

The numbers drawn in the Lanesboro Tidy Towns Lotto on Tuesday 15th September were 5, 9, 17 and 28. There was nobody with these four numbers and the jackpot for the draw on Tuesday 22nd August stood at €1,800. The consolation prize of €50 went to Anthony Casey, c/o Mags and the three €20 prizes went to Eileen Mullen, c/o Xlntee, Johnny Hanley, Corrigeen and Bernie Mc Kenna, Barnacor.


We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Regina and Tommy Hanley and family, Curraghroe on the death of Regina’s father Charlie Yorke, Corteen, Longford who passed away on Sunday 20th September.

Mass Schedule

For next week you will see the townlands arrangements below.

Saturday 26th September 7.30pm Mass the following areas Aughamore, Aughaloughan, Augharanagh, Barnacor and Blenavoher.

Sunday 27th September 9.30am Massit is the turn of Carraroe, Carrowstrawley, Cashelbeg, Church Road, Church View and Clonbonny.

11.30am Mass on Sunday 20th September Mass for Clonfower, Corrigeen, Cullentra, Curraghrua, Cnoc na Gaoithe and Derrygeel.

Fr. Sergiy Ruchenko has now moved into the Presbytery and can be contacted there or by phoning 3321166 or 0833892362. Alternatively, you can contact Fr. Merlyn Kenny, Newtowncashel 0860603433 and Fr. Turlough Baxter, Killashee 0879972259 who will be assisting Fr. Sergiy during his ministery in the parish.

If you would like any of the priests to call with Holy Communion to a family member you are invited to contact any of the priests.


We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to Antoinette and Sean O’Donnell and family, Curraghroe on the death of Antoinette’s brother Alec Feeney, Lisduff, Longford on Friday 18th September

Rathcline Lotto

The draw of the 50/50 took place on Monday night 14th September in the Yacht Bar.                                      The jackpot pool stood at €264 and the name on the winning ticket was Cian Farrell, Gurteengar.

The club apricates the support of everyone that bought tickets for the draw and we look forward to greater support driving the 50/50 pool to record heights.

Living Well

Living Well – next programme date is 1st of October(7pm-9pm)

If you are living with a long-term health condition you may be interested in doing the Living Well Programme. This is a six-week programme delivered in 2.5-hour weekly sessions where you will learn new skills to manage your health condition on a day to day basis. More now than ever it is important we look after are mental and physical health.

Please note you do not have to disclose your health condition on the programme. Please contact Olga on 086 6078950 or by email

You can find out more information on the programme on our website:

Lanesboro Library

Lanesboro Library Opening Hours Extended

Browse & Borrow service available on the following days- Wednesday and Friday 10am-1pm & 2-4pm and Saturday from 10am-1pm

For the well-being of everyone, please note the following:

  • Visitor numbers will be limited to two customers or 1 family in the Library at any one time.  Please queue safely outside the building.
  • All Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Please wear a face covering when using our building – Thank You.
  • Book Return:  Books can be returned through the Book Drop to the side of front door.
  • Computers/Internet:  Public P.C.’s are available for use – Please phone 0433321291 to book your 30-minute time slot.
  • Printing Services: Printing, Photocopying & Scanning service are available – Please phone 043 3321291 to book your time slot.
  • Hand Sanitisation: Sanitisation Stations must be used and will be available at the entrance and within the library.
  • Social Distancing and Respiratory Etiquette must always be observed.
  • If you or anyone at home has symptoms of Covid-19, please DO NOT visit the Library, or return books for 72 hours, after you have completed a 14-day isolation Foreign Currency & Used Stamps

We are still collecting unwanted foreign currency and old coins/notes in aid of Koins for Kids.  The smallest donation can make a huge difference. 

We also collect used stamps in aid of ISPCC.  Thank you.

Library membership is free for everyone and provides you with complimentary access to books and p.c.’s in the library as well as a range of digital services.

Check out our Online Services where you can download free eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and newspapers, learn a new language or do an online course. 

All you need is your library card and pin. 

Renew or request books on our website

You can contact Library on: email , on Facebook you can private message: @lanesborolibrary, or telephone Stella: 043 3321291


A hectic weekend is in store with six teams in action.  Saturday’s Fixtures: Under 11s play Abbey Rovers at home at 11am; Under 13s pay UCL Falcons in Dernafest Lough Gowna, 11am kick off; Under 15s play UCL Harps in Dernafest, 2pm start. Sunday’s Fixtures:  Under 12s play Kenagh United at 2pm in Abbeycartron; Under 14s play Killoe Celtic in Cullyfad at 12.30; Under 16s pay Stonepark in Abbeycartron, 2pm kick off.

The under 15 team were involved in a goal fest with opponents Stonepark on Saturday last. 13 goals were scored in total but unfortunately for the Ballyboro boys 8 of them were for Stonepark. It was certainly a game of two halves as in the first period the Stonepark lads were well on top and led 6-1 at the interval. However, in the second period Ballyboro were a transformed team and played some inspired football to reduce the deficit to 8-5 at full time. Eoin Cox with a hat trick and Jack Casey (2) were the Ballyboro goalscorers. Ballyboro: Sam Glennon, Josh Crawford, Cormac O’Dowd, Kevin Donlon, David Cox, James Mimnagh, Joey Trimble, Jack Phelan, Jack Casey, Eoin Cox and Ben Murphy.

Rathcline GAA

50th Anniversary

To the very day and date Sunday 20th September the club remembers the first winning of the Intermediate championship. It was the breakthrough that the club had sought for many years previously and following many frustrations the fateful day arrived on Sunday 20th September 1970 in Pearse Park.

Last Sunday the occasion was remembered fondly and received great talk around the parish especially as it was 50 years exactly to the day and date.

Front row l-r Owen Harte (RIP), John Murray, Bob Mc Cormack, Ned Hanley (RIP), Fintan Farrell, Mickey Hyland (RIP), Johnny Hanley, James Casey, Noelie Kenny (RIP).

Back row l-r Willie Murray (boy), Eamon Kenny, Pat Mc Cormack, Mike Hanley, Noel O’Dowd, Joe Harte (RIP), Frankie Farrell, Peter Skelly, Kevin Eivers.


The draw of the 50/50 took place on Monday night 14th September in the Yacht Bar. The jackpot pool stood at €264 and the name on the winning ticket was Cian Farrell, Gurteengar.

The club apricates the support of everyone that bought tickets for the draw and we look forward to greater support driving the 50/50 pool to record heights.

With the pubs reopening the club welcomes Clarke’s and Rosie’s back onto the roster.

Good Luck

The club would like to wish our neighbours Killashee the very best of luck in the Intermediate final on Saturday next where they will take on Ardagh/Moydow.

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