Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 4th March 2024

Lanesboro Ballyleague notes

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Entry forms are available from Teresa Costello, Freda Connaughton or O’Brien’s Shop. If you wish to have your entry form emailed to you please phone Joe 086 2460840 or email him at

With St. Patrick’s Day only two weeks away it is time for our focus to turn to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Individuals, clubs, organisations and businesses with their creative skills are the mainstay of a wonderful parade that has been happening in our community for the past number of years. We look forward to wonderful celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day with another spectacular parade and we look forward to seeing your great creativity again this year. There will be a number of category winners; Best Club, Best Junior, Best Vintage, Best Business, Best Dressed Window, Most Original who will win a trophy and €50 and the Best Overall Float will receive €300 and a trophy.

New Comic

A brand new comic has just hit the shelves and there is no doubt that it will become a bestseller. Harry Thomas Kenny is aged just nine years old and a student of Cloontuskert National School he has just published the first edition of Pizza Boy. Harry is son of a very proud parents Paul and Amanda Kenny, Cloonadra. The comic is on sale in local shops.


There was a great sense of sadness in the community upon learning of the death on Wednesday 21st February surrounded by his family of Michael Walsh, Aughamore, Curraghroe. Mickey as he was known locally came to live in Derryhaun with his parents and family when his father came to work on Bord na Mona and live in Derryhaun.  From an Irish speaking home Mickie always had the grá for the Irish language and culture. He was a quite spoken and gently mannered man but that did not detract from his great sense of humour. Mickie was the most helpful of men and nobody in their time of need was ever left without his assistance. He had a great belief in his faith and was a regular church goer. Mickey’s ways were both simple and traditional and an example to all as to live their lives. He an excellent storyteller that could hold any company with his stories.. Having played football with Cashel he later went to Boston and returned home to work in Roscommon where he met his wife Cáit. They set up home in Aughamore where they reared their family of Lisa, Sarah, Eimear and Shane.

Mickey’s remains reposed in Leavy’s Funeral Home in Scramogue on Sunday. On Monday his remains were removed to St. Cecilia’s Church, Curraghroe for his Funeral Mass and afterwards he was laid to rest in Scramogue Cemetery.  To his wife Cáit, daughters Lisa, Sarah and Eimear, his son Shane, brothers John, Colm, Stephen, Josie and Paddy, sisters Mary, Margaret and Kay, relatives and many friends we extend our deepest sympathy.

St. Patrick’s Day Draw

The St. Patrick’s Day committee is again holding a fundraising draw to raise funds to help defray the cost of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Tickets are on sale in all local shops, from the Parade committee or in O’Brien’s and we urge you to fully support the draw.

Tickets are priced at 3 for €5 and the prizes are €100 for 5 lucky winners. The draw will take place in Clarke’s Bar on St. Patrick’s night.


We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Tom and Margaret Nohilly and family, Rathcline Road on the death of Tom’s brother Fr. Seamus Nohilly. Fr Seamus was a member of the Society of African Mission and his unexpected death took place at the Mercy University Hospital, Cork.


It was that moment in life when you learned of the death of a man you always felt that really shook you and this was the case on Tuesday 27th last when we learned of the death of Tommy Kelly, Cloonadra. He was predeceased by his son Kenneth, his parents Thomas and Anne, sisters Margaret, Bridie, Alice and Nancy and brothers William, Michael, Ted, Peter, Josie and Paddy. Tommy a native of Dysart in County Roscommon immigrated to England before moving on again to the USA before returning back to Ireland and Carraroe before moving to Cloonadra. He was an extraordinary character; a raconteur of note, the straightest of talkers and a severely hard worker. He was a man that when you were in his company you would never forget him such was his personality and presence. Tommy was a family man and when chatting he would always share the pride and delight he had for his family. He had a work ethic that was second to none and he would always be at his happiest with a spanner in his hand while repairing a machine. He was keen sports follower and enjoyed nothing more than seeing his horses run and took particular delight in seeing his late son’s Ken Sam win its race. He was a committed Rossie and followed their exploits with a keen interest. As a neighbour and friend there was no equal and assistance to anyone in need. He had a real love of the  nature that was all around him  and especially trees and plants. Tommy you could say had seen and encountered it all in his lifetime. While he was in America Tommy joined the American Army who were fighting a war in Vietnam that was to last 20 years and see 58,000 American soldiers die. Tommy a member of the 173rd Airborne division fought in some of the most gruelling and historic battles in Vietnam. In conversation he would recount many of the battles and the stories of that time in his life and he would say that these events in his life were indeed life changing.

Tommy’s remains reposed at Smyth’s Funeral Home on Friday last followed by his removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Dysart. Mass of the Resurrection took place on Saturday and burial took place in Dysart Cemetery. We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to his sons Niall and Alan, their mother Kathleen, his daughter Marina, sisters Catherine and Mary, brothers Richard, Dan and Jimmy, relatives and a legion of friends we extend our deepest sympathy.

Cake Sale on St. Patrick’s Day

Lanesboro community College Parents Association will hold a fundraising Cake Sale on St. Patrick’s Day in the parish hall from 1pm to 4pm. Your support will be greatly appreciated and tea and coffee will be served.

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Seachtain na Gaeilge: Á Ceiliúradh í leabharlann an Longfoirt. Bhí Caint, Ceol agus Craic ann Déardaoin and 14 Márta ag an loin 1.00 – 2.30.

Fáilte roimh dánta, amhráin agus ceol ón bpobal.

Tae agus ceapairí ar fáil ar an lá.

Daffodil Day 2024

This year Daffodil Day in support of the wonderful work of the Irish Cancer Society will take place on Friday 22nd March. You are asked to be generous in your support of this very deserving charity. Your contributions will go towards the research and development in cancer research. Seek out and please be generous.

Tidy Town’s Lotto stands at €15,000  

The Lanesboro Tidy Towns Lottery for Tuesday 5th March stands at a very exciting jackpot limit of €15,000. With the jackpot having reached its maximum this is a wonderful opportunity to win the €15,000 for just €2 or 3 envelopes for €5. 

The draw took place in O’Brien’s Shop and the numbers drawn on Tuesday 20th February for the jackpot of €15.000 were 14, 18, 21, and 28.  There was no winner of the jackpot. The €50 prize was won by Una & Maureen c/o Lough Ree 2000 and the three €20 prizes were won by Seamus Reilly, 13 Ballyleague, Michael Kelly, Hazelwood, Colehill and Daniel & Elaine 16 Church View.

The next draw will take place on Tuesday morning 27th February and every Tuesday morning in O’Brien’s Shop. 

Thank you for your continued excellent support and we continue to try and make a difference for Lanesboro.

EasyGo Charger

As I mention a few weeks back the EasyGo electric car charger located in the car park has still not been connected up for usage. In recent correspondence, seen, EasyGo say they are waiting for ESB to connect up the charger and their hope that it will be done within the next couple of months. With the growing number of electric cars in the community and travelling through the town we say the sooner the connection is made the better for the electric car motorists.

Thank You

The recent Tractor Run event ran in the memory of local Lisnacusha man Donal Chapman and to raise funds for Longford Multiple Sclerosis (MS) culminated with a Presentation Night at the Pier Inn, Lisnacusha on Saturday 3rd February.

The Tractor Run that was a hugely successful event raised the wonderful sum of €16,342 and a cheque for that wonderful amount was presented to Longford MS on the night.

This event was organised by neighbours and friends of the late Donal who lost his battle with MS in 2022 and prior to his death he had done remarkable things to promote the MS It was a measure of the man’s memory to see so many tractors and vehicles turn out to support the Tractor Run in his memory. Donal spent many summers of his younger years working at silage, making and bailing hay around Rathcline and Newtowncashel – he had a passion for tractors and machinery.

Despite being a long tome sufferer, Donal, was a very strong advocate of Longford MS taking part in Sky Dives, Bungee Jumping to name a few of his fundraising events. He would have been amazed and very proud at the response of the Tractor Run.

A lot of work goes into organising an event like this but without a strong community effort it would not have been possible. The weather was mighty on the day and the organisers would like to take this opportunity to thank all that played their part in making it happen. Firstly, a big thank you to the communities of Newtowncashel, Lanesboro and Ballyleague.

There as a huge response when making the call for assistance to help marshal all the road junctions along the route. A very big thank you for the great response from the St. Faithleach’s GAA club for their help and support in to managing the turnaround of 150 tractors on the club grounds in Ballyleague. Thank you to the lads on the motorbikes who assisted with the marshalling. A big thank you to those that helped preserved to memory of the day with wonderful photographs and drone coverage and to everyone that used social media to help publicise the event. The band ‘Actin the Maggot’ deserves a huge thank you for a brilliant night of music in the Pier Inn. The man himself ‘Santa’ made a.special appearance and he must be thanked for travelling all the way from the North Pole. Another special thank you goes to the two lads who brought the two diggers to create the spectacle at the start and finish. People travelled big distances on their tractors to support and for that the committee are most grateful.

Olivia and her team in the Local in Newtowncashel was the scene for everyone registering their tractors and they served refreshments beforehand and at the end of the Run, Bríd and her team in the Pier Inn accommodate a wonderful finale. A very big thank you to both ladies and their teams for their hospitality.

Finally, a big thank you to everybody that donated spot prizes, made financial donations, and who bought so many tickets for the raffle.

The main focus was to remember Donal and to raise funds for Longford MS and both were truly remembered and supported.

Thank You

As the song says…Where do I begin…… what a wonderful night the 12th Roscommon Community Challenge turned out to be, We were beyond blessed with the weather (maybe we had help from above), 4 seasons all within a few hours. We were truly fortunate with all the wonderful participants all 320 of you and we are gratefully endebited to all our volunteers. It would be impossible to run an event like this without community involvement and thank you seems so little to say to so many who helped last night and indeed each year to make this a true community occasion.

So let me start firstly by saying a huge thank you to Noel Feeley, Roscommon Sports Partnership CEO and to his staff David Brady and Atilia Tavares these 3 men took a training group of 130 people in the first week of January and over 8 weeks of dedicated training helped them reach their 5 or 8k target. It gave me enormous pleasure seeing you all crossing the line last night. Ye are what make this event year in year out. Well done everyone, A special word of thanks to Martin Hannon also from Roscommon Sports Partnership for his expertise and guidance and most of all his patience on all our Communication Channels. Roscommon are very fortunate to have the calibre of staff that we have at Roscommon Sports Partnership. Thank you to all the staff in the office who worked on this project behind the scenes. Nothing is ever a bother and the success of this event is due to their dedication and professionalism

Thank you to our tea ladies without whom I would be lost. Under the guidance of Mrs Carr, Patricia, Caoimhe, Grant, Sophie Monica McKenzie, Una, Jane, Fiona Clodagh, Lorraine, Rita Patricia and Ingrid kept the kettles boiling and I am eternally grateful. Thank you to Martina, Breege and Edwina for their help earlier in the day, Thank you to everyone who dropped in refreshments on the evening. Caoimhe McKenzie Lauren Una Carmel and Sinead taking the  registrations thank you for your support, a particular mention to Kathryn Dennigan and Caroline Ward for their hard work and patience behind the scenes. I truly appreciated all your effort,

Ashe Galway you are a mighty DJ, thank you for keeping us entertained. Liam Hannon Personal Trainer and Group Instructor, thank you for your lovely warmup prior to the start of the run. Roscommon Harriers are a great Club and I gratefully appreciate your help with timing and marshalling on the night. Indeed those who took on our training programmes would be warmly welcomed at Harriers training which takes place on a Tuesday and Thursday evening. Thank you to Mary and Paula on the water stop for helping to keep everyone hydrated. Thank you to members of the Roscommon Volunteer Centre for their support.

Roscommon Community Sports Park is a fabulous and unique place and we are grateful to the committee for the use of the facility. Thank to Sgt Michael Walsh and Sgt Rena Sheerin and their team from Roscommon Garda Station for helping us to keep everyone safe. Thank you to the local media Ian Cooney and Richard Canny Roscommon Herald, Paul Healy Roscommon People, Joe O’Brian and Willie Hegarty for their coverage. Particular thanks to Willie for his lovely words of encouragement,

Community Events would not be possible but for the support of local business. I am fully aware that it isn’t easy to support everything and I am grateful to the following business who came on boards this year and who were very generous. Loretta Dowd Properties, Mike Moran, The Coachman’s Shane Hynes, Hynes Garage, Carnmore, David Hynes Pharmacy and Best for Baby, Regan’s Gastro Pub, Harmac Castlerea, Dunnes Roscommon Wards Topline Roscommon, Michael O Connor Roscommon Leisure zone, Derek Harrington Cloverhill Renewables Molloy’s Pharmacy, Galaxy Hairdressers and Dealz Roscommon Town

Thank you to the residents of Lisnamult, for allowing us to take over the estate during training nights and on the night itself. Thank you to Roscommon Gaels GAA, Greenfields Childcare and Roscommon Community College for allowing us to use your parking facilities, I very much appreciate all the work done by my photographers on the night.

What can I say about our wonderful and brave marshalls, thank you to each and every one of you for coming out and standing on the route to ensure everyone’s safety. Thank you also to the members of Roscommon Fire Brigade Services. Without good marshalls we would not be able to run a road race so thank you for your help.

I really appreciate the lovely way we all remembered the legend that was Maire Allen, Maire’s Mile was very poignant but beautiful and thank you so much to all that donated to it. This event was to remember 2 wonderful kind souls in Ronan McCormack and Maire Allen who both had so much more to give to this world but alas this wasn’t to be. Bearing in mind the beautiful evening Friday turned out to be I am sure they were both very happy to be remembered. We will never forget them,

Finally, to our participants each and every one of you are what make this event. A very big thank you for all your support. This fun run would not be the event it is only for you. So thank you so very much. As I conclude this 2024 event, plans are under way already for 2025 with perhaps an extra surprise, so same time, same place and thank you so much for your support.

Crochet for Children

Crochet classes for children are being held in Lanesborough Parish Hall on Friday evenings from 3pm to 5 pm and Saturday mornings from 10 30 am to 12 30pm. Enquiries to Virginia on  086 2036542.

Trócaire Lenten campaign

Trócaire’s Lenten Campaign this year, focuses on the country of Malawi. It is one of the least developed countries in the world. In the Machinga district, Malita and her family must make a one-hour trip up to five times a day to collect water. Please support Trócaire’s efforts to create access to clean, safe, and reliable water supplies by taking home a Trócaire box and endeavour to fill it during Lent.

Escorted Tour to Knock & the West

An escorted tour to Westport, Knock and County Mayo will take place on Sunday 10th March. The cost for this 5 night trip is €799 per person sharing and it will include 5 nights in the 4* Castlecourt Hotel, Westport with Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, lunch/snack on 2 days. There will also be afternoon tea at Ashford Castle. All entertainment, excursions and transport included. Visits will take place to Knock, Galway City, Kylemore Abbey, Croagh Patrick and Cong. There is a single supplement upon enquiry. If this tour interests you then you are invited to contact Patricia 094 9006426 or 087 1890236 or email:


The new Defibrillator course will commence on this Thursday 7th March and anyone interested in doing the course or doing their refresher course should leave their names with Martina O’Brien, Corner Shop. Call in or phone 086 3858934 or 3321107.

The committee will be contacting everyone that has already given their names and phone numbers. The training will be done on three Thursday nights 7th, 14th, and 21st March.

Learn to play Guitar

Complete beginner guitar lessons are now available in the Lanesboro are. For booking and further details phone 087 7774203.

Oskars USB

Just a few left and there will be no more available. If you don’t have your USB yet call in and buy yours.  The successful Rathcline Night at the Oskars is now a wonderful memory and this is your opportunity to get to watch it on a USB. If you did not get there on the night or want to relive the memory of the night this is your last chance to buy one of the remaining few. The USB in a special presentation box is available in O’Brien’s costing just costing just €20.

Weekly Card Game

The weekly card game takes place every Sunday night in St. Mary’s hall. The results of Sunday night last 3rd March are 1st Pat Joe Fallon & Tom Nohilly. 2nd Peggy Moran & Noreen Gibbons. Last game winners were Pat Rock & Michael Finnan. Raffle winners were Geraldine Greene, Peggy Moran, Noreen Gibbons and Jack Bannon. 

The game takes place every Sunday night with light refreshments served.

Local notes inclusion 

Anybody that wants items included in the local notes is advised that they have their note with me on a Sunday night at the very latest. This is to ensure inclusion in the coming weeks notes. 

Access for All boat 

The Access for All boat is for everybody. The boat can cater for three large wheelchairs, but you don’t have to be a wheelchair user to avail of the excellent trips. Guided fishing excursions can also be organised. Advanced booking is recommended. You can contact by email or phone 089 2625505 or 043 33 84175. 

Rathcline 50/50 

On Monday 19th February the Rathcline GAA 50/50 weekly draw took place in Adie’s Bar. The winning envelope drawn out was in the name Patrick Casey and it was bought on a year subscription pink ticket.. The jackpot for the draw on Monday night stood at an excellent €678.

As always, the winning cheques can always be collected in O’Brien’s.  

The Rathcline 50/50 draw takes place every Monday night in one of our local bars at 7.30pm. Your continued generous support is greatly appreciated, and your support is highlighted by the large pools every week. 

Co. Longford Citizens Advice Centre 

Co. Longford Citizens Information Service has recently been restructured and is currently under new management.  

They continue to provide free, impartial, and confidential information, advice, and advocacy services to the public on social services, rights, and entitlements. The range of areas covered by the citizens information centre are extremely wide including social welfare rights and entitlements and other social issues such as employment, health services, housing, education, family matters and consumer rights, all where people need access to information.    

The way people access the services changed during Covid and now they currently deal with a large number of queries over the telephone, however, they continue to provide our drop-in times and welcome people to their face-to-face service five mornings a week from the Longford office. The services are provided by experienced trained Information Officers who are there to help you.

The centre is located on level 1 within Longford Shopping Centre and direction can be obtained at the reception desk from Monday to Friday from 9.30am until 5.00pm. The office closes for lunch from 1pm until 2pm.   

The Employability Service 

 is an Employment and Recruitment Service to assist people with a disability or health issue to pursue and maintain employment in the open labour market. If you are over 18, have a disability or health issue and would consider working part-time then you should contact Employment Services Roscommon support to help find you a job in your area. This is a confidential and free individualised service funded by the Department of Social Protection.  

Are you managing mental health issues? There is the opportunity for Individual Placement and Support (IPS) that is funded by the HSE and offers a range of tailored personalised supports to people using mental health services who wish to work. For further information you should phone 090 66 28608 or call/text 087 3745307. They can also be contacted via email at 

Line Dancing 

Line Dancing classes take place every Friday morning 11am at the Quad Centre Roscommon Town. 

Line Dancing classes every Sunday at the Quad Centre Roscommon Town for beginners from 6pm to 7pm and Improvers from 7pm to 8pm 

Dance classes takes place in Kilbride, Four Mile House every Tuesday 7pm followed by: 

Jive & Waltz classes 8 45pm. 

Alcohol Anon Meetings 

Relatives and friends of those addicted to alcohol are welcome to attend meetings in the Family Centre at the back of St. Mel’s Cathedral. The meetings take place every Tuesday evening at 7pm. 

Ballyleague Bingo  

Ballyleague Bingo continues in Ballyleague Hall every Thursday night. The first numbers will be called at 8.30pm.  

The club is extremely grateful for your continued tremendous support.  


ALONE is a national organisation that enables older people to age at home. 

Our work is for all older people and aims to improve physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. We have a national network of staff and volunteers who provide an integrated system of Support Coordination, Practical Supports, Befriending, a variety of Phone Services, Social Prescribing, Housing with Support and Assistive Technology. 

We use individualised support plans, to address health, financial benefits and supports, social care, housing, transport and other arising needs using technology and through harnessing other services. 

We work to empower the whole sector of community support for older people through our Community Impact Network that provides Training, IT support and resources to other organisations. 

Support line for older people 

ALONE manage a national support line and additional support for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to Covid-19. Professional staff is available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week from 8am until 8pm. Text TALK to 50808 to begin. 

Alcohol Anon Meetings 

Relatives and friends of alcoholics are welcome to attend meetings in the Family Centre building at the back of St. Mel’s Cathedral on St. Mel’s Road, any Tuesday evening at 7pm. 

Local Health Service 

The health service is here for us all, from routine to urgent calls. HSELive is here 7 days a week to answer questions. The number to ring is Freephone 1800 700700.  

Roscommon University Hospital Injury Unit is available from 8am to 8pm seven days, a week and the contact number is 09066 32212.  

Emergency Department deals with serious injuries and life-threatening emergencies if you need urgent medical help. They are open 24 hours a day and can be contacted by phoning 999 or 112. 

Smart Recovery 

SMART recovery is an evidence-based addiction recovery support group where participants learn self-empowering techniques to aid their recovery by overcoming addictive behaviour. 

There is a meeting every Friday evening from 7pm to 8.30pm in Vita House, Roscommon. For information you should phone Conor 086 1702912 or  


Grow is a Community Mental Health Movement which meets every Monday at 11am in the Community Mental Health Centre, Dublin Rd., Longford. If you are feeling lonely, isolated or suffering from stress, please feel free to attend. You can call Assumpta for any further information on 086 8114135. 

St. Mary’s Church Lanesboro

Masses: Monday to Thursday Mass takes place at 10am each morning; Friday Mass takes place at 7pm and vigil mass on Saturday at 6.30pm and Sunday mass at 11am.

Priest contacts: If you have a need to contact any one of the priests you can do so by phoning Fr. Merlyn Kenny 086 0603433 or Fr. Turlough Baxter 087 9972259.

You can also contact parish secretary Maireád Rooney by calling into the presbytery from Tuesday to Thursday, 10.30am to 2.30pm. or she can be contacted on the phone at 3321166. 

Missionary Group from Bethlehem: A Missionary group from Bethlehem and the Holy Land will be visiting Killashee, Clondra and Newtowncashel churches on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March and Lanesboro church the following Sunday (Psalm Sunday) to briefly talk about the Holy Land and sell religious articles, (crucifixes, Rosary Beads and Plaques) made out of olive wood in Bethlehem, to help support the poor Christian families. Any help you can give them will be greatly appreciated.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: The Ardagh & Clonmacnois Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Friday 31st May to Wednesday 5th June. The cost of the pilgrimage is €929 per person. Booking to be made with Joe Walsh Tours by phoning 01 2410800 or email:

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Confession time in the Prayer Room takes place on the first Friday of each month from 6.30pm to 7pm.The next opportunity is on Friday 5th April

Alone Volunteers: Would you be willing to provide companionship or make calls to older people once a week? Alone is seeking volunteers in the area. Full training and support will be provided. If you are interested, you are asked to sign up at the following address     

For more information you are invited to contact Helena at or phone 086 0145 829.

Musical Treat:

A musical treat from Uganda will take place in Longford Methodist Church on Wednesday 13th March at 7pm. The Abaana 20 Children’s Choir will entertain the audience with song, dance and stories. There is no admission charge but donations to Abaana will be much appreciated.

Kilgefin Parish Notes

Contact: Fr Daniel can be contacted at 089 270 6060

Eucharistic Adoration: There will always be one hour of Eucharistic Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament from 10.30 to 11.30am. every Friday in Ballyleague Church and in Curraghroe Church from 8pm until 9pm. You are invited to go along and spend a quiet time of prayer with God.

Eucharistic Ministers: All those who serve as Eucharistic Ministers in Ballyleague, Curraghroe and Ballagh churches are invited for a meeting and seminar on Tuesday 12th March at 7pm in Ballyleague church. It is very important that all Eucharistic Ministers be in attendance.

Readers Meeting: The scheduled meeting of those that read at masses in the three churches has had to be deferred. The meeting will now take place on Tuesday 12th March at 7pm in Ballyleague Church.

Stations of the Cross During Lent the stations of the Cross will be at weekends 30 minutes before Mass for the convenience of all – Ballyleague Saturday’s 6.30 and Sunday’s at 10.30am. Ballagh – Saturday 7.30pm and Curraghroe – Sunday 9.30am.

Ballagh Church Updating: The files of the Readers and Eucharistic Ministers are being updated and all Readers and Eucharistic Workers are asked to forward their phone numbers and email addresses to 086 2626639 or

Medjugorje Youth Festival: The Diocese of Elphin invites young adults in the diocese aged between 18 and 35 on pilgrimage to Medjugorje this summer for the Youth Festival from 31st July to 7th August led by bishop Kevin. The cost per person sharing is €650. For more information and further details please go to the diocesan website or contact the diocesan office 071-9150106 or

Tap Machine in the Porch: All parishioners and friends are advised that there is a tap facility available in the church porch in Ballyleague church. Your generous donation goes towards the welfare and maintenance of the parish.  

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