Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 12th October 2020

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Tractor/Vintage car/Classic Bike Run

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no sign of relenting the annual Lanesboro Tidy Towns Breakfast Morning has had to be cancelled. In an effort to raise funds whilst staying within the guidelines the Lanesboro Tidy Towns committee have come up with a three-pronged event on Sunday 25th October. There will be a Tractor Run, a Vintage Car Run and Classic Bike Run. The Tractors will assemble at St. Faithleach’s GAA grounds and start from there while the Vintage Cars and Classic Bikes will gather at Lanesboro Car Park and commence their route from there.

You are asked to donate some sponsorship to a participating tractor, vintage car or classic bike to help fund the Tidy Towns committee as they continue their excellent work in the area. I doubt if there is not a group in the community that the Co-Op/Tidy Towns have not helped out at one stage or another and this is a great opportunity to help back by supporting them in this tractor, vintage car and classic bike run.

Autumn Walks and Cycles

If this Covid-19 pandemic has taught us anything it is the number and beauty of the walkways and cycleways we have in our area. During the good weather during the lockdown a huge number of people, young and old, got out and discover the labyrinth of roadways/cycleways and were able to link many of them. Salmon’s Lane, Common’s North, Kilnacarrow, Bord na Mona bridge, the new greenway, the circuit through Bullockstown, the Cloonadra – Gardenstown loop, and those mentioned were the most populated while the cycleways were more extensive and naturally greater in number.

Last Sunday was a real pet day in Autumn with the midday temperatures at 17degrees and it was all that people needed to populate all the aforementioned walks and cycleways. People seemed to travel from many other areas to avail of our beautiful walks and it was especially pleasing that know that people are now recognising Lanesboro and Ballyleague as great places for walking and cycling.

Let us hope for many more of these ‘pet days’ so that many more people as well as our locals can get out and enjoy what we have in our community. Many more days at last Sunday would help in shortening the winter.

Roscommon Biography

The recently launched Dictionary of Roscommon Biography is continuing to sell well and it has almost sold its first full print. It is a book that is full of amazing detail and those from the county and those of us along the Roscommon border it holds a fascinating interest. It is a book once you open it you will find it difficult to leave down. This huge volume priced at only €30 can be purchased in O’Brien’s while stocks last.

Bingo Drive-In Cancelled

Due to the alarming rise of people contracting the Corona Virus and the anxiety it is causing in all communities in the region, the Rathcline GAA club have deferred what would have been their very first Drive-In Bingo at their club grounds in Clonbonny on Sunday next 18th October.

The club would like to sincerely thank everyone that supported this initiative in a most positive way and offer their help and support. The club looks forward to your support to the drive-in when this pandemic has been curtailed and normal living can resume.

Former local Resident dies

It is with great sadness we record the death on Saturday 19th September of J.J. (Seamie) Carroll, Northampton. Seamie was formerly from Gardenstown and had emigrated to England a number of years ago. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Agnes, sons Vincent and Ivor, daughter Lorraine, his brothers Jack, Gardenstown and Cahal, Slane, Co. Meath and their families.

Longford International College

In the words of Vincent English President of Longford International College, “Longford International College was initially founded to provide courses to support professional footballers who are nearing the end of their contract, or who have left the game with any prior qualifications”.

In just six months the college has completed courses for 230 students from clubs all over the world. Premiership club Leeds United recognised the importance of the college and have had foresight for their players futures and have partnered up with the college and this alliance has taken the college to a new level of recognition.

The college has also partnered with the Swiss colleges James Lind Institute and Rushford Business School, where students can gain accreditations recognised throughout Ireland and Europe.

“LIC offers accredited diplomas, master degrees and one doctoral programme. The courser are delivered online and through online live webinars”. 

To explore all the options you should go online to www.longfordcollege.com

Vincent English is a resident of our parish for a long number of years. He married Fermoyle native Marie Kenny and they returned from England to set up their family home in the parish where they have three children.

Vincent has always had a progressive view on life and with education being of specific significance. It is only fitting that it was himself that would have the foresight to set up Longford International College.

We wish Vincent and his staff the very best of luck now and into the future and there is no doubt that the College will blossom into something huge.

Talk to the Samaritans

Are you struggling to cope with life? Do you think it would be a help to talk about your problems in confidence? It does not matter who you are, how you feel or what has happened to you the Samaritans are always there and ready to talk with you. Don’t let things get you down just contact, and someone will talk with you. The Samaritans are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year just phone 116123.

Towns Lotto Winner                                                                                  

The numbers drawn in the Lanesboro Tidy Towns Lotto on Tuesday 6th October were 9, 13, 14 and 22. There was nobody with these four numbers and the jackpot for the draw on Tuesday 13th October stood at €2,100. The consolation prize of €50 went to Ann McCarthy, Lough Ree Drive, Ballyleague and the three €20 prizes went to Martha Farrell, The Yacht Bar, Freda Kenny, Blenavoher and Fiona and Niamh Toolan, c/o FÁS.

The committee are very thankful for your continued and generous support.

Mass Schedule

Due to the entire country being placed in Level 4 Restrictions there will be no public Masses until further notice.

Mass is being transmitted each day on the Facebook page “St. Mary’s Lanesboro”. Masses takes place at 10am on Monday to Thursday, 7pm on Friday, 7.30pm on Saturday and 11.30am on Sundays.

Mass intentions will continue to be booked for weekdays for the present. People wishing to book masses can do so by contacting Fr Sergiy before or after mass during the week in the Sacristy. All that have booked Masses are asked to rebook them for weekdays for the foreseeable future. 

Fr. Sergiy Ruchenko can be contacted at the presbytery 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.

Church activities

Eucharistic Adoration will take place on Tuesday’s from 10.30am until 8pm and it is hoped that there will be two people in attendance for each hour.

Adoration and Confessions will take place on Friday evenings from 6pm until private mass time of 7pm.

Support line for older people

ALONE manage a national support line for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating o Covid-19. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm. for helpful information phone 0818 222024

Rathcline Lotto

The draw of the 50/50 took place on Monday night 5th October. The jackpot pool stood at €240 and the name on the winning ticket was James Killian, Rathcline.

Due to the Government moving the entire country to level 3 there will no 50/50 until the restrictions have been lifted. The tickets bought for this week’s draw will go in for the next draw. The club thanks everyone for their great support.

Lanesboro Library

Library is CLOSED to public in line with Government Guidelines:

However, staff are working behind closed doors on Wednesday 10-1pm & 2-5pm, Friday 10-1 & 2-5pm and Saturday 10-1pm.  Please contact if you require books or printing/scanning/photocopying to arrange.

Children’s Book Festival Month

Children’s Book Festival takes place during October.  Keep an eye on our Facebook page for lots of Story-times and some simple Hallowe’en Arts & Crafts!  Send in pics of your completed craft and be in with a chance to win a prize after Hallowe’en!

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

Design A Bookmark Competition

We are delighted to announce a fantastic new competition being held this October for our younger readers. Design your own bookmark and be in with the chance of having it printed professionally! Email lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie for an entry form. The closing date is Saturday October 31st

The winning entry will be printed professionally.

Name the Witch Competition

Email lanesborolibrary@longfordcoco.ie  for an entry form and send in your entries!

There will be a prize for the lucky winner after Hallowe’en!

Printing/Scanning/Photocopying Services: Printing, Photocopying & Scanning service are available – Please phone 043 3321291 during library hrs to arrange.

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 www.longfordlibrary.ie

Rathcline GAA

50/50

The draw of the 50/50 took place on Monday night 5th October. The jackpot pool stood at €240 and the name on the winning ticket was James Killian, Rathcline.

Due to the Government moving the entire country to level 3 there will no 50/50 until the restrictions have been lifted. The tickets bought for this week’s draw will go in for the next draw. The club thanks everyone for their great support.

Bingo Drive-In Deferred

Due to the rising number of people contracting the Corona Virus and the alarm it is causing in all communities in the region, the Rathcline GAA club have deferred what would have been their very first Drive-In Bingo at their club grounds in Clonbonny.

The club would like to sincerely thank everyone that supported this initiative in a most positive way and offer their help and support. The club looks forward to your support to the drive-in when this pandemic has been curtailed and normal living can resume.

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