Clonguish GAA Ladies

Clonguish GAA Ladies

The Ladies are holding a table quiz next Saturday, 6th December at 9pm in McGowan’s. Table of four €40. Prizes for the winners on the night. Please support.

Shave night

CASA Longford Caring & Sharing Association Supporting People with Special Needs are having a Shave, Wax & Dye night in McGowan’s on Friday 12th December. Music on the night. Tickets €2 each. Please support.

Community Games

Clonguish Community Games will be having a Christmas coffee morning again this year. Sunday 21st December from 11.45am in the Parish Hall, Newtownforbes. Come along for a chat with your friends and neighbours and enjoy the free tea, coffee, goodies and hot chocolate for the kids. Raffle on the day and donation bucket to raise funds for new singlets and sports equipment.  Clonguish Community Games are now on Facebook - check it out!

Craft Fair

We would like to say a huge thank you to all who came and supported our craft fair in aid of Pieta House yesterday in the GAA complex in Newtownforbes, We had a very impressive turnout of traders and crafters without whose support the event would not have been the success it was. A special word of thanks to Seamus Farrell who provided us with PA system free of charge - Seamus delivered and set up the system for us and we are very grateful. A very big thank you to all who came and supported the fair- buying from the stands and supporting the raffle. Many thanks also to Tommy O Malley who sponsored the fabulous hamper and to all the traders who gave gifts to the raffle and to those who donated raffle prizes even though they could not be there themselves. A huge thank you to the “crew” on the day- Neil & Tony Devlin, Olive and Seamus Quinn and Allen Cox. Without all their help in getting the venue ready, directing people, selling raffle tickets, manning stalls there is no way we would have been able to pull it off. Our aim on the day was to raise funds and awareness for Pieta House and we achieved all of that and more. Once we have paid our rent for the hall (which thankfully was the only expense we had) we will have a “tidy sum” for Pieta & we hope to be able to organise a formal presentation of same in the not too distant future. Again thank you all so much. The spirit of generosity is very much alive and well and is very much appreciated.

Karate Club

Our training continues every Monday evening from 7.30 -8.30pm in GAA Complex, Newtownforbes and on Wednesday from 7-8pm in Kilglass GAA centre. Our next squad training is on Sunday, 7th December- please contact Ann for details. New members are always welcome- your first class is free- for further information please contact Ann Devlin on 087 9248816.

County Choir in St Paul’s

Longford County Choir with special guests is staging a fundraising Christmas Concert in St. Paul’s Church, Newtownforbes on Wednesday, December 10th at 7.30pm. Tickets cost €12 and can be obtained in Bell’s P.O., Smith’s Gala and Denniston’s, Longford. You may also book your ticket with Richard Howard 086 8199970. Please support.

St Mary’s Church – 150 years

Bishop Francis Duffy will celebrate the 11am Mass on Sunday 7th December. It will be the 150th Anniversary of the opening of the Church in 1864. A meeting will be held on Wednesday December 3rd at 9pm.

St Christopher’s Services

“A Pop Up Christmas Craft Shop” Will be located in the Longford Shopping Centre Car Park from Monday 1st December to Saturday 20th December. This is a great opportunity to get your ideal Christmas gift. All items made in Longford.


The next Reparation and Adoration vigil to the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary is in the Chapel of Our Lady’s Manor, Edgeworthstown, on the first Friday, the 5th of December, commencing at 10pm with the Holy Rosary and Confession followed by Mass in reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. There are nine offices of prayer recited throughout the night with time for quiet prayer also. The vigil concludes after Benediction and the 6am mass. This is a wonderful opportunity to pray and to spend the night in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, as we commence the Advent Season and the new liturgical year,   All are welcome. For further information contact 086 0405621 or 086 1900640.