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The annual Tidy Towns Nature Walk takes place this year through a beautiful part of the parish on Monday the 7th of May at 2:30pm from The Hill.
We invite all to come and enjoy themselves and they will be helping the Tidy Towns collect some funds to keep improving the village.

There will be an American Tea Party fundraiser and launch of  'Walk the Way' Camino Pilgrimage in aid of Longford Hospice Homecare on Saturday the 12th of May,in the Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule. Local man,Conan Casey will be doing this sponsored 778 km pilgrimage in memory of ,his late father Gerry Casey. Doors open at 8.30 p.m. and food will be served from 9.00 p.m.  Raffle and Auction on the night.  Music on the night by Southern Revival. Admission is €10  Tickets available from ticket sellers,or at the door. Contact Conan  for more information at; 086 4019114  .Please support this worthy cause.

WE extend congratulations to Graham Higgins and his company,Airline Component Services (A.C.S.),England. on being awarded The Queen's Award for International Trade recently. The awards will take place at Buckingham Palace.  Graham is the son of Maggie and the late Vincent Higgins, and brother to Emma Murray,Derrydarragh.

Each Wednesday night the organising committee of The Lough Ree Monster Festival,,meet in St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Lanesboro at 9.15pm. The committee is very progressive and are always looking for new ways of creating new and innovative ways of making the Festival unique and inclusive for all.
The group are always looking for new people, new ideas, and new people to make the Lough Ree Monster Festival bigger and better than anything gone before. Please do come along, we invite people from the parishes of Rathcline, Cashel, Killashee, Clondra, Kenagh, Kilgefin, Lanesboro and Ballyleague. Share your idea and develop it into something special.

First Holy Communion; Sunday May the 13th 2018 at 12 Noon Mass.

The Cashel Drama group will be celebrating 100 years of Drama this year.
St Patrick’s night 1918 a group came together to put on a play in the newly built Thomas Ashe Hall.
Their names were Bannon, Gilmore, Farrell, Caslin, Skelly, McGrath, Fallon and Kelly are names still associated with drama today in Cashel.
Year after year a play was performed and sometimes two. The inspiration of the group was Jimmy Bannon right through the war years to the end of the fifties.
Then Jimmy Bannon went to Dublin and many of them retired.
Dan Caslin stayed on to help a new group led by Bernie Moughty and with names like Bannon, Killian and Costello they kept the flag flying until the end of the seventies.
Since the early eighties the present group has brought delightful performances for the last 34 years.
This is a wonderful record in the county and even the country for an amateur group.
To celebrate this 100 years Newtowncashel Drama Group are putting on “The Beauty Queen of Leenane”. They have waited three years to get permission to produce this prize winning play which won honours for the author Martin McDonagh around the world.
It will be seen by the Cashel audience at the end of November

Fibre Technology will be laid along these routes by the end of 2018 and delivered to 200 homes/businesses marked on the map. For approximately 90-95% of these premises fibre will be delivered directly into the home enabling speeds of up to 1000Mb/s (1Gb/s), with 5-10% of premises served with superfast broadband of up to 100Mb/s.
Further information can be found on
The map can be viewed on

First Holy Communion; Sunday May the 13th 2018 at 12 Noon Mass.

The latest edition of Jude Flynn's 'Fireside Tales' is now on sale. Included is a very interesting article and interview with Mrs.Casserly from the former Newtowncashel P.O.

The Irish Cancer Society operates a free transport service for patients attending hospital for chemotherapy treatment. Volunteer Drivers pick the patient up at the door of their home, drop them at the hospital door, then when finished treatment, will pick them up and drop them home. Volunteer expenses are paid. Patients wishing to avail of this free service should contact their healthcare professional, visit the Society’s website at or contact the Irish Cancer Society for more information on 01 2310 522.

Newtowncashel Tae Kwon Do Club every Friday night in The Hill. Qualified Master Instructor.- 8th Dan Black Belt.  Classes,Children 7-8 pm / Adults 8/9 pm.

Macra are looking for young people to join a new Macra club. Macra is a non profit organisation for young people 17-35,it has 6 key activities such as Agriculture,Sports,Performing Arts,Travel,Public Speaking and Community Involvoment. You dont need to be a farmer to join.
Contact can be made by contacting Diarmaid on 086 8612750 or by contacting the Longford Macra na Feirme facebook page.

Free House Insulation service available. Check out the poster for eligibility criteria. Contact Terence on 086 3192721 for more information.

The Longford VTOS programme is now recruiting. It offers full time business and computer training free of charge.
To qualify you must be over 21 and in receipt of a social welfare payment.
If you are interested contact Maeve Madden,VTOS Co-ordinator at 087 2050589.

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

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