Amid the great national celebrations of 1916 over the past few weeks, we should not forget the men of Cashel who played their part in the rising.
Pe Hopkins of Drumnee, then in his 90th year recalled his comrades.
“ I joined at 18 years of age, to tell the truth, i did not know what i was joining. There was 77 in our company and only one is still alive, Willie Hanley. Later he joined the Guards in Sligo. Our work was a back up for the Flying Column, cutting down trees on roads, messengers, and arranging safe houses. Bill Clarke of St Island was in charge of us and the Flying Column was led by Barney Garahan. I remember when peace came, we lit a great bonfire on Ballyreevagh hill where the quarry is. We saw more bonfires on St John’s hill, Sliabh Bawn and Ardagh hill”
We hope during the 200th celebrations that some historian going through the pages of the Longford Leader will read of those brave men who played their part in the Easter Rising.
Longford Toastmasters Club next meeting is on Thursday 7th April in the Longford Arms Hotel (first floor) 8.20pm. Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of every month. Visit our Facebook Page for updates and more information. Visitors are always welcome
There was no winner of this week’s Lotto Jackpot of €2,600, numbers drawn 5, 14, 19, 28. The €30 winner of the €5 envelopes was Patrick Dowd, €30 to Rathcline G.A.A. Club, €20 each to Anita Finnegan and Tara Skelly. Jackpot next week is €2,700, and draw takes place in “The Local”. Your continued support for the Lotto is much appreciated.
Thanks to everyone who supported the Presentation Function to the U-
On the playing field Cashel play Ballymore in the Div 2 League on Sunday next 3rd April in Ballybrien at 2p.m.
Sincere sympathy to Charmaine O’Shea on the recent death of her mother and also to the Melia and Casey families on the death of Jimmy Casey, Killorglin, Kerry and formerly of Forthill, may they both rest in peace.
Congratulations to Breedge Rowan and Emmet Keenan on the recent birth of their baby daughter.
Congratulations to Gary and Sile Mulvihill on the first anniversary of the Local pub,which was celebrated last weekend. It's opening has brought a much needed vitality and life to the village and parish of Cashel .
We extend our deepest sympathy to Charmaine O Shea, Forthill, on the death of her mother last week.May her Soul Rest in Peace.
IFFPG Farm Plastic Recycling Bring Centres.
A collection of farm plastics ( silage plastic, fertiliser / meal bags, netting & twine) will take place at Ballymahon Mart on Saturday 9th of April & at Killashee GAA on Friday 15th of April.
The Walking Group continues on Saturday mornings leaving The Hill at
10.00 a.m. All are welcome.
Good2Talk is a non profit organisation with charitable status. We offer counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, families, couples and teenagers on a contribution basis. No more than €25, regardless of you income, you can access an effective professional counsellor within 72 hours of contacting our service. We help clients overcome low mood, panic, worry, depression, low self esteem, addiction, bereavement, anger and trauma.
We are located on 2 Keons Terrace, Longford and our contact number is 043 3347477
Cairde Beag enrolment is now open for September 2016 and with the introduction of the second free preschool year, meaning a child can avail of free preschool from the age of 3 years, places are very limited. If your child was born between 1st January 2012 and 31st August 2013 then your child is eligible for free preschool in September. I have 2 spaces left so if you or someone that you know has a child who is eligible but has not already booked them in then please contact me as soon as possible on 0863175753.
Combo fitness classes (A mix of cardiovascular to music /pilates)
Every Monday at Kellihers dance studio Main street longford 7.30
Tuesday Cooney's Hotel Ballymahon 7.30
Wednesday (morning) Kellihers longford 11am.
Wednesday moydow 7.30
Thursday strokestown.percy french 7.30 pilates
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Sunday May the 8th at 12.00 noon.
If anyone wishes to go on the annual pilgrimage to Lourdes ,please contact Elizabeth Clyne at 043 33 25165.