Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 11th May 2020

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Tri Club Lockdown Challenge Continues

Last week Lanesboro Triathlon Club Members began a marathon run in aid of the Palliative Care Department at Roscommon University Hospital.

The aim was to raise €2000 for the Palliative Care Department and I suggested that as the club were celebrating 10 years that the aim should be €1 per day per year making a total of €3650.

With a few days to still go I am delighted to inform you that your generosity has been overwhelming and as I write the figure stands at €4,275. If the current donation trend continues it looks as if the Triathlon club will exceed €5,000 which is a fabulous amount in the current climate.

From what I believe the miles are being clocked up in a serious manner and the competition between the ladies and men’s club members is showing that the ladies are ahead in the race to complete the 3650km

Seeing that I encouraged the greater amount I would like to say a very big thank you very much for your most generous contributions. Your support has been absolutely fabulous. I was hoping and not expecting such a generous response when I suggested the €3650.

If you have not yet made a donation and to support the event you are invited to go to the Lanesboro Triathlon club Facebook page and follow the GoFundMe link below and make your contribution.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/run-for-roscommon-palliative-care-unit

Happy Birthday

We would like to congratulate and wish a very happy birthday to Loretta Cooney, Lehery, who celebrated her 93rd birthday in recent weeks.

Lifting restrictions

Last week seen a slight lifting of restrictions with the wandering distances going from 2km to 5km. This has brought about a greater movement of people throughout the community. With the continued excellent weather, it has allowed the over 70’s to wander more and it is great to see the streets and roadways getting busier once again.

I hope that you are all staying well and continue to do so. When this is all over, we will have a new perspective of daily life.

Great News

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic our community got a great boost with the announcement from Longford and Roscommon County Councils of the appointment of Future Analytics to carry out and draw up an Economic and Enterprise Strategy Plan for our area.

Longford and Roscommon County Councils in conjunction with the Lanesboro Ballyleague Collaboration Group sought and were awarded the opportunity to seek an Economic and Enterprise Plan for our community in the light of what was happening with Bord na Mona and ESB. The ‘Think Tank/ Brain Storming’ day in the parish hall sowed the seed and the tremendous support by our two councils along with the support of the local councillors was tremendous within the councils themselves.

Future Analytics is the company that was awarded the opportunity to create an Economic and Enterprise Strategy Plan. They are a Dublin based company who have wide in experience specialising in Planning, Development Strategy and Research and have completed many major and high-profile projects in Dublin City and many other areas of the country.

We must compliment the councils for the quality of the appointed Future Analytics. This is a major opportunity for us as a community to help plot and plan our community to grow and develop. This can afford us the opportunity to become the new, innovative and major developing town in the midlands.  If you have not already forwarded your ideas either at the ‘Think Tank/ Brain Storming’ day or since and you feel that you have to something to offer our community development you should contact our chairman Vincent Mc Gowan or secretary Brigid Mullooly at ballyborocolab@gmail.com

Lanesboro Library

Printing/Photocopying/Scanning service available.

Contact Stella to organise on 0863400648 or email sosullivan@longfordcoco.ie.

If you need books, contact Stella at the library on Tuesdays & Saturdays between 10 and 1pm.

Call 0863400648 or email sosullivan@longforddcoco.ie 

Collect at library during above times or delivery available  if necessary.

Books can also be collected at Joe and Martina O’Brien’s shop and Joe has kindly offered to deliver to anyone cocooning who is on his paper run who has no one to collect for them.

Check out our Facebook page for lots of activities & storytimes for kids!

Lanesboro Library: https://www.facebook.com/Lanesboro-Library-432171923496634/

News from our local Parishes

Kilgefin parish notes

Opening Times

Ballyleague church will remain open each day from 10.30am to 8pm

Funerals and burials

Call Fr. Dusmanta at 043 3321171 or dusmanta.m.n@gmail.com

Government guidelines for the bereaved

Funeral arrangements are made via phone calls or emails. A limit of 10 people attending any ceremony with social distancing and no associated gatherings. The use of condolences books is discouraged; where possible. Close relatives and contacts of the deceased should use their own transport. Families and friends of the deceased will not be able to have gatherings after the funeral service.

Mass Intentions

All Mass intentions which have been book can be rescheduled for a later date when the current situation changes.

Collections

Fr. Dusmanta would like to thank everyone that has dropped in their collection envelopes into his house. Parishioners who can afford to are encouraged to drop off offertory and priest’s dues envelopes into his house whenever you are passing.

St. John’s Church of Ireland

St Johns church of Ireland diocesan Service broadcast takes place every Sunday at 10 a.m.

You can log onto Kilmore Elphin Ardagh YouTube or http: shortturl@/drbz3 or www.dkea.ie.and follow the link.

News from St. Mary’s Church

Opening Times

The church will remain open each day from 10.30am to 7.30pm

Urgent sick calls, funerals and burials

The designated priests in this Deanery of the Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois are Fr. Merlyn Kenny PP Newtowncashel 086 0603433 and Fr. Turlough Baxter, Killashee 087 9972259. 

Government guidelines for the bereaved

Funeral arrangements are made via phone calls or emails. A limit of 10 people attending any ceremony with social distancing and no associated gatherings. The use of condolences books is discouraged; where possible. Close relatives and contacts of the deceased should use their own transport. Families and friends of the deceased will not be able to have gatherings after the funeral service.

Mass Intentions

All Mass intentions which have been book can be rescheduled for a later date when the current situation changes.

Parish Newsletter

The parish newsletter will be printed each week and it will be available in the Church porch from Friday afternoon. The newsletter will also be available from Friday afternoon in O’Brien’s Corner Shop.

Collections

Fr. Reilly would like to thank everyone that has dropped in their collection envelopes into his house. The current crisis is impacting significantly on the Parish Financial Resources and the ability to meet responsibilities. Parishioners are encouraged to drop off offertory and priest’s dues envelopes into his house and NOT to put them in the box in the church porch.

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