Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes Monday 27th May 2019

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Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

New email address

Please note that my email address has changed in recent days. Anyone wishing to send me items for the paper or personal emails are asked to send to joeaobrien@outlook.com

Meditation for Beginners

Meditation for Beginners continues in Ballyleague on Wednesdays, 7 – 8pm on Wednesday evenings. There are still a very limited of places available and if you wish to attend please phone Áine, 086-8407718 for all details.

Wedding

The marriage took place on Saturday 18th May at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles of Derek Casserly son of Mike and Nancy Casserly, Clonfower and Denise Power daughter of Séan and Geraldine Maher, Toomevara, Co. Tipperary. Bestman was Garrett Casserly brother of the groom and groomsmen were Shane Casserly and Ronan Casserly both brothers of the groom. Chief bridesmaid was Anne-Marie Maher, sister of the bride and bridesmaids were Maria Kennedy and Nóirín Mc Loughney. The marriage ceremony was celebrated by Fr. John Molloy and Fr. Michael Reilly. The wedding reception took place at Kilshane House Tipperary.

Engagement

We would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to Michael Hanley, son of Mike and Eileen Hanley, Cashelbeg and Una Mulvihill, daughter of Sean and Patsy Mulvihill, Cashelbeg, Newtowncashel

Wedding

The marriage took place at Annaduff church on Friday 19th May of Elaine Scally, daughter of Michael and Catherine Scally Gardenstown and Bernard Martin, son of Michael and Colette Martin, Killygarry, Co. Cavan. The marriage ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Wall and Fr. Dusmanta. The wedding reception took place in Lough Rynn Castle.

We would like to wish the happy couple many years of wedded happiness.

Election

As counting had not even commenced at the time of writing I will hold over mention until next week.

Death

The sudden death took place on Monday 20th May of Mrs. Gertrude Murray, St. Mary’s Terrace, Ballyleague. She was predeceased a number of years back by her husband John. The Murray family lived in Ballyleague before leaving the community but in later years following the death of her husband John, Gertrude returned to the same house as she left a number of years previous. She was a warm friendly lady with a wonderful warm demeanour and very popular in the community. Gertrude was a woman who loved to play bingo and was a regular at local bingo games. She will be sadly missed by everyone that knew her. Her remains reposed at her home on Wednesday last before being removed on Thursday to the Church of the Holy Rosary, Ballyleague for the Mass of the Resurrection. Following Mass, her remains were removed for cremation to Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harold’s Cross, Dublin.

To her daughters Mary and Michelle, sons Charles, Sean, Michael and Tim, sister Aileen, relatives and many friends we extend our sincere sympathy.  

Honda 50 Run

The annual Honda 50 Run is getting closer to its returns to Lanesboro on Sunday 9th June. Registration will take place in St. Mary’s Hall from 10.30am to 12.15pm. The fee is €20, and it includes you in a raffle. The run will commence at 12.15pm with refreshments before and after. No helmet no run. All bikes are welcome. For details contact Jimmy 087 2289468.

There is a sponsorship card available in O’Brien’s and if you would like to contribute your donation would be greatly appreciated. Your sponsorship entitles you into the draw for 1st prize: Emerald Star Line short break Two Cabin Cruiser, 2nd Meal for 2 in Cooney’s Hotel, Ballymahon, 3rd Meal for 2 at Cox’s Steakhouse, Dromod, 4th Meal for 2 at the Copperstill Restaurant, Dromod and 5th prize Botte Brandy. We encourage everyone to support

Sliabh Bán

The hugely popular history on Sliabh Bán is back on sale and as we are going into holiday season it would make a wonderful read over the summer or even as a present for all those returning during holiday time. The book is available for sale in O’Brien’s costing €20.

Cemetery Sunday: change of dates

The dates have been set for the Blessing of the Graves at the three graveyards in the parish of Rathcline. There is a change in the running order this year and you are asked take heed of the change. The first blessing will take place in Rathcline graveyard on Sunday 7th July followed by Clonbonny on 14th July and finishing with Lanesboro on Sunday 21st July.

Start your degree in Longford

Longford College of Further Education are accepting applicants for their Tourism and Business PLC programmes starting in September. School leavers can apply for the level 5 courses, then progress to level 6 and gain direct entry into year 2 of either the Hospitality Management degree or the Business degree in Athlone Institute of Education. Existing holders of a QQI level 5 certificate in any discipline or equivalent can apply directly onto the level 6 courses. Save on high registration and accommodation costs by starting your degree in Longford.

For further details see: longfordcfe.com or email hjohnston.tcl@lwetb.ie or cprunty.tcl@lwetb.ie

Lough Ree Golfing Society

The second outing of 2019 took place in Mullingar Golf club on Friday last 24th May. There was a good turnout of members with a few new ones joining. The day was very pleasant with some sunshine, but the scores were not as good as the scores at the previous outing in Longford, but with the course being longer it would hinder high scoring. The course was in excellent condition and it was an enjoyable day for all present. The Lough Ree Golfing Society would like to thank Mullingar Golf Club for their hospitality.

The next out will be to New Forest Golf Club, Tyrrellspass, on Friday 14th June at 10am. It is hoped that a great number old and new will travel.

The results from Mullingar are 1st Gabriel Clarke 34pts, 2nd Jarlath Reynolds 34pt, 3rd Michael Brennan 33pts. The front nine was won by Mike Brennan 20pts and the back nine was won by M. Mc Allister with 18pts.

Bus to Mini Marathon

If you are intending to take part in the Ladies Mini Marathon and would like to avail of a bus to and from Dublin, you should contact Pam Farrell 087 4146987. There are just 6 seats left on the bus so immediate booking is essential.

Tidy Towns Lotto

The winning numbers drawn in the Lanesboro Tourism Co-Op on Tuesday morning last were 1, 5, 6 and 13. There was nobody with the winning numbers and the jackpot pool now rises to €3,800. The winner of the €50 prize was Johnny Hanley, Corrigeen, and the three prizes of €20 were won by Aileen Nelson c/o The Market, Mike Mulvihill, Clonterm and Monica Healy c/o Market

Winners can collect their winning cheques in the Co-Op office only and will be available from Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm

Donate Blood

A blood clinic will take place in Roscommon on Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th. The clinic takes place in the Abbey Hotel Roscommon each day from 5pm to 8.30pm.

Lough Ree 2000 Bridge Club

The annual prizegiving took place at the annual (Anne Donlon) President’s Dinner at the Nine Arches, Ballymahon last week. The prizes for the following competitions were presented by club President Anne Donlon.

Mary Tucker Trophy: 1st Frank and Mary Conmy, 2nd Mike Flynn and Mairead Gill, 3rdPatricia McGann and Joan Browne.  

Lough Ree Trophy: 1st Kathleen Hanley and Mary Fallon, 2ndEssie Nugent and Katharine Harrison, 3rd Mairead Gill and Mike Flynn

Gross: Kathleen Kelly and Joan Donlon.

Sliabh Ban Trophy: 1st Katharine Harrison and Essie Nugent, 2nd Mary McGushin and Maura Hanley, 3rd Mary Fallon and Kathleen Hanley.

Gross: Carol Hamill and Ann Hagan

E.J. Browne Trophy: 1st Maureen Hynes and Una Clarke, 2nd Ann Hagan and Carol Hamill, 3rd Philomena Walshe and Loretta Cooney

Gross: Joan Bowne and Patricia McGann

Hannah Clyne Trophy: 1st Mary Fallon and Kathleen Hanley, 2nd Joan Browne and Katharine Harrison, 3rd Bridie McGrath and Mary Moran

Gross: Carol Hamill and Ann Hagan.

Bridie Deffew Trophy: 1st Martha Byrne and Elizabeth Crean, 2nd Teresa Kiernan and Catherine Kelly, 3rd Frank and Mary Conmy

Gross: Una Clarke and Maureen Hynes

Summer Competition: 1st Joan Donnellan and J.J Donlon/Carol Hamill and Ann Hagan, 2nd Joan Browne and Patricia McGann/Ann Donlon and Freda Kenny, 3rd Joan Donlon and Kathleen Kelly/Goretti Kenny and Mary Jameson, 4th Maura Hanley and Mary McGushin/ Martha Byrne and Elizabeth Crean.

The President’s (Mrs. Ann Donlon) Prize: 1st Teresa Kiernan and Catherine Kelly, 2nd Kathleen Hanley and Katharine Harrison, 3rd Carol Hamill and Ann Hagan

Gross: Joan Donlon and Kathleen Kelly.   

Rathcline Bakes is back

The hugely popular Rathcline Bakes had to go for a second print and the second print copies of the book are now available in O’Brien’s. As there is only a limited number available early purchase is advisable. The books cost just €10 with some great baking recipes included.

Photographs from the Green

Thanksto everyone that has already sent me photographs and also contacted me and told me they would look some up and get them to me. Seeing what has come in so far is great to see and recall memories. Don’t delay or depend on anyone else to send them please forward them on to me. It is just a flick on your phone, camera, iPad and forward it to me at joea@iol.ie.

If you don’t have a photograph from your time on the Green a family photograph from a later date will do. You can also drop them into me in the shop where I will scan them and return them to you there and then. I am also looking for photograph of the apprentices and lodgers that stayed on the Green.

Community Games Art

While we had no representatives in the National Community Games Art Finals in University of Limerick last weekend there were some representatives of local grandparents receiving national notoriety; Isaac Lawlor representing Kildare and grandson of John and Una Lawlor, Rathcline won a silver medal in the U8 Art Final and Ava Clyne representing Roscommon and granddaughter of John and the late Hannah Clyne who was placed in fourth place in the U12 category.

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Jay, Becky and Leah Hanley, Corrigeen. The winning envelope this week was worth €375. Congratulations to the three young people children of Kevin and Fiona Hanley on their great win and we would like to say a big thank you for your support of the 50/50. Buy a €2 ticket and who knows it could be your name on the next winning ticket drawn on Monday night next and help keep it over the €500 mark.

Tickets are on sale in local shops and businesses throughout the town. at €2 each or 3 tickets for €5. As you now know there are two alternatives for those that would like to play the 50/50 by paying in advance. Option 1 is the green envelope where you pay €50 for a six-month term with one free draw and Option 2 is the pink envelope where you pay €100 for a 12-month period with two free draws. Those tickets are available in any of the local outlets or from any member of the club executive.

Searching for B&B

The search continues for people in the area to do bed and breakfasts or provide accommodation for the upcoming fishing festivals.

There are three upcoming events and if you can do B&B or provide accommodation please contact Andy at loughreeanglinghub@gmail.com or phone 043 33 21734.

The first event is the weekend International Coarse Fishing competition on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd June followed by a major two-day International Pike Angling competition on Saturday and Sunday 14th and 15th September followed in September by the Autumn Angling Festival.

Lanesboro Library

Knitting & Crochet Group

Knitting & Crochet group continues every Monday 2pm to 4pm.  New members always welcome!

Poetry & Music Group

Poetry & Music group continues on Monday 10th June – 4.15-5.30pm.

All welcome to come along and join in with this very vibrant group!

ESOL Class

ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) continues Tuesday evenings at 7pm.

Babble & Books Parent & Toddler Group

Babble & Books Parent & Toddler Group continues every Wednesday morning at 10.30am at the library. 

Storytime with Eileen Moynihan

Join us for Storytime, toys, colouring and lots of fun when children’s author Eileen Moynihan visits our Parent & Toddler Group on Wednesday 12th June at 10.30am. 

All welcome to come along and join in!!

Bealtaine Book Club

Book Club continues on Friday 31st May at 11am.  To celebrate Bealtaine Festival, book clubs around the country are reading ‘Twelve Thousand Days’ by Eilish Ni Dhuibhne. Come along and enjoy a chat and a cuppa!

Cruinniú na nÓg – BRICKX CLUB Workshop

To celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg on Saturday June 15th we will be holding a BRICKX Club workshop in the library from 10am to 12 noon.

BRICKX Club is a creative brick building and social activity workshop for children.

In the workshop, there are a list of Themes, Challenges and Games, which the children can choose for themselves to build. They can be anything from bridges, towers, streets, pyramids…the list is endless. 

Each creation the children make is put on display on the Creation Table.

Parents are invited in at the end of the workshop for ‘show and tell’ and to take pictures of their child’s creations.

Places are limited for this FREE event, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Contact Stella in the library on 0433321291 or email lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie to book.

Foreign Currency & Used Stamps

We are still collecting unwanted foreign currency and old coins/notes in aid of ISPCC. 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 www.longfordlibrary.ie

VTOS

Are you unemployed? Would you like to receive free training? The following awards are available if you so choose commencing in September. If you are aged 21 or over and either you or your spouse are in receipt of a DSP payment for at least 6 months. VTOS can offer a range :  of learning including: ECDL and ICT, Spreadsheet/Database/Word Processing, Bookkeeping/Payroll, Business Administration, Work Experience/Career Planning, Customer service, Web Design, Team Working/Communications/English, Workplace Safety, Research and Study Skills.  QQI Level 4 Award in Employment Skills, ECDL: QQI Level 5 Award in Computers and Business, and City and Guilds qualifications. The course, materials and examinations are all free. There is limited funding towards childcare under CETS scheme.

 For further information contact Maeve Madden, VTOS Co-ordinator, Longford VTOS, Battery road, Longford. Telephone 087 2050589. email: mmadden@lwetb.ie

Alzheimer Café

The next Alzheimer cafe will be held on this Wednesday evening, 29th May at 7.00 pm. in the room at the back of Longford Credit Union.  Entrance and car parking facility are at the rear of the building, between Longford Shopping Centre and Longford Motor taxation office. Guest Speaker on the night is Cliona Mc Hugh, Dietitian, and her topic is Eating Well with Dementia. This is an information and social evening with tea, coffee, and refreshments been served. Anyone who is affected by Dementia is welcome to come. For more information you can contact Eileen or Breda on 085 8724475 or Longford ASI office on 043 3348402 / 3347221.  

Rathcline GAA – ‘Be with us Be a part of Us’.

Death

It is with great sadness that we record the death of our club President Hillary O’Sullivan. The club extends its deepest sympathy to his wife Vera, son Brendan, daughters Valerie, Jennifer and Catherine. We also extend our sympathy to his sister Rosaleen, brothers Vincent, Noel, Michael and Val, relatives and any friends.

Rathcline Bakes back

The hugely popular Rathcline Bakes had to go for a second print and the second print copies of the book are now available in O’Brien’s. As there is only a limited number available early purchase is advisable. The books cost just €10 with some great baking recipes included.

50/50

On Monday night last, the draw took place for the weekly 50/50 draw. This week our winner was Jay, Becky and Leah Hanley, Corrigeen. The winning envelope this week was worth €375. Congratulations to the three young people children of Kevin and Fiona Hanley on their great win and we would like to say a big thank you for your support of the 50/50. Buy a €2 ticket and who knows it could be your name on the next winning ticket drawn on Monday night next and help keep it over the €500 mark.

Tickets are on sale in local shops and businesses throughout the town. at €2 each or 3 tickets for €5. As you now know there are two alternatives for those that would like to play the 50/50 by paying in advance. Option 1 is the green envelope where you pay €50 for a six-month term with one free draw and Option 2 is the pink envelope where you pay €100 for a 12-month period with two free draws. Those tickets are available in any of the local outlets or from any member of the club executive.

Super Summer Draw

The results of the recently held Super Summer draw are: 1st 2 Premium Stand tickets for the Spice Girls – David Rooney, Rathcline. 2nd Two Premium Stand tickets for the Leinster Hurling Final – Ollie Trimble, Cloonadra, 3rd Two Premium Stand tickets for the Leinster Football Final – Andrew Ward, Rathcline Road, 4th Two Premium Stand tickets for Westlife – Seamus Farrell and 5th prize Two Premium Stand tickets for Westlife – Olivia Rogerson, Ulster Bank Roscommon.

The club would like to extend a very special thank you to everyone that supported the draw and also to all the sellers.

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