Notes 08/04/2013 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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'St Mary's NS Parents Association are holding a Table Quiz in the Peer Inn on Saturday 20th April 2013, commencing at 9pm. Entrance fee €40 per table. All support would be gratefully appreciated as this is our only fundraiser for the year.

Longford Women’s Link Mother and Daughter Lunch:  This event, which has become one of the ‘go to’ events on the Longford social calendar,is being held on Sunday 21st April in Lough Rynn Castle. The event, in conjunction with the Longford Leader, has plenty to offer and is a lovely afternoon with friends and family.  The afternoon starts off with a champagne reception at 1pm in the Baronial Hall of Lough Rynn Castle followed by a buffet lunch in the grand ballroom at 2pm. There are plenty of prizes to be won over the duration of the afternoon with lots of treats and entertainment. This year, Barrister and member of the ‘Pink Tank’ , Theresa Lowe (formerly of RTE) is the  Special Guest. Also, there is a fashion show by Longford boutique, Clara Ellen who will  showcasing their latest 2013 fashions during the afternoon. Entertainment will be provided by Paschal, Liz and Davy with their musical treats.  Tickets which cost €45 each are available from LWL, Hair Square, Centre News, Lure Boutique, Farrell Coy, Clara Ellen, online and for further information please see

County Longford Ploughing Championships take place on Sunday 14th, commencing at 12.00 noon, on the Reynolds Farm, Barne, Edgeworthstown.

The Death occurred on Easter Monday the 1st of April of Fr.Bernard Casey CSsR of Lisnagan and ILOILO,The Philippines.To his family and friends,we offer our deepest sympathy.May his Soul Rest in Peace.

Southern Gaels registration day for Cashel playerstakes place this Sunday the 14th of April,after Mass in the G.A.A. Clubhouse.€10.00 per child or €20.00 per family..Everyone must be registered for Insurance purposes.

The Death occurred on Saturday the 6th of April last of Nora Whitton nee Lee,Ballagh and formerly of Ardagh and Moydow.To her Daughter Margaret,sons Jimmy and Martin and all family and friends,we offer our deepest sympathy.May her Soul Rest in Peace.

An email request for information has come in regarding ancestors from the Newtowncashel area. They were Patrick Farrell, born January 12, 1839, and Catherine Garrity born October 6, 1840.  they were probably baptized by Reverend McCaver and they grew up with John Keegan Casey?  Anybody with any information can contact the local correspondent. Thank you!

Longford GAA are hosting their 11th annual Race Day at Punchestown on “Gold Cup Day” Wednesday 24th April. Cashel GAA Club will host a table there and are looking for people to join them for the day. The ticket price of €100 covers the following, admission to the races, race card, four course meal, celebrity tipsters, bar facilities, bookies and hot afternoon refreshments all of which represents great value. This is a great social occasion and meeting place with Longford people and friends from all over the Country. Car-pooling can be arranged. Please contact Jack Bannon 043 3325340 or Ray Flanagan 087 2420593 or any committee member.

There are thirty-five flower beds in the village, big and small, all cared for by the Tidy Towns.  We would like to hear from anyone who has the interest to adopt a flower bed for the coming season.  The Tidy Towns will supply all the flowers.  Please ring Ann Flanagan on (043) 332 5049 if you are interested.

The Club invites people to take out membership and to support the Club Lotto.  Club members will visit the houses of the parish in coming weeks to provide details enabling people to do this.

Carrickedmond PTAA are considering a tour on a Sunday in July to visit the Titanic exhibition in Belfast.  Those who are interested are asked to contact any of the following telephone numbers – (087) 646 6075, (087) 697 4775, (044) 935 7442, (044) 935 7582, not later than April 5th.  The tour is open to non-members of the PTAA.  Cashel Pioneers will join forces with Carrickedmond for this outing.

Longford Harvest Festival will be held in Newtowncashel on Sunday September 1st.  The event features working displays of vintage machinery, horse and tractor, with associated demonstrations and activities.  This promises to be a very interesting and entertaining afternoon for family and enthusiasts.  Proceeds on the day to St Christopher’s.  
The next meeting will be held in Fallon’s, Newtowncashel, on Tuesday week, March 26th, at 9.00pm.  A fundraising Table Quiz is scheduled for Friday April 26th.

Longford Federation ICA is happy to sponsor a Longford entrant in the 2013 Rose of Tralee competition.  The criteria for the successful applicant are as follows:
1 – the applicant must be from Longford
2 – must have a connection in ICA, ie mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, Godmother, etc
3 – be aged between 18 years on 1st January and 27 years on 31st August.
Application in writing or by email, by April 3rd 2013, to Longford Federation ICA Secretary, Margo Ward, Legan Rock, Legan, Co Longford; email  Alternatively, application may be made to May Campbell, Doonameran, Kenagh, Co Longford; email

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