Castlecuffe National School will be holding their annual school concert on Thursday June 21 at 8pm in the community centre. All are welcome to join in this entertaining night.


Scoil Bhríde would like to thank parents and members from the local Tidy Towns committee for their support and help in organising and taking part in our ‘Green Day’ which was held on June 1. It was a very enjoyable day and the school garden and grounds are looking colourful because of it. We would especially like to thank Slieve Bloom Nurseries for their generous donations of flowers and plants for the day. We also thank everyone who donated buns and cakes for our bake sale. We raised €320 for Amy O’Neill’s charity work in Kenya this summer. As part of this sale we sold copies of our Scoil Bhríde baking book with recipes donated from the local community. If you would like to purchase a copy of this book please ring the school between 2-4pm on 057 8648334. Cost for book is €3.


Please donate blood in order to help meet the hospital requirements of 3,000 units of blood needed each week. The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be in Mountmellick on Thursday June 21 from 5 – 8.30pm in St Patrick’s National School.


The under14 All Ireland Football Féile is on Friday June 22 starting at 3pm in Clonaslee. Clonaslee is hosting the Cavan team. Matches will be played all day Saturday in the GAA field. Your support for the weekend is appreciated.


Castlecuffe National School would like to acknowledge the great work done by the Vintage Run committee in raising money for the school. It was greatly appreciated when representatives of the school were presented last Saturday night with a cheque for €6,045 which was raised from the recent vintage run and duck race. A big thank you to the Vintage Run committee for organising this great family day out, to all who took part and to everyone who sold cards for the duck race. A DVD featuring the events of the day and all the pupils of Castlecuffe NS is available from any member of the committee at a cost of €15. Best of luck to Brendan Kelly and John Joe Heaney who will be volunteering again this year for the Niall Mellon Township Trust. Castlecuffe NS would also like to thank Clonaslee Lotto Committee for the their ongoing financial support to the schools of the parish.


Clonaslee Basketball Club is hosting basketball camp August 7, 8, 9. Cost is €25 per person with family reductions. The camp will be held in the Clonaslee Community Centre. Registration forms are available in the community centre from 9am - 4pm.


Kilmanman cemetery mass, Friday June 22 at 8pm. Please help by making sure that your graves are tidy and neat prior to mass. Corrigeen cemetery mass will be rescheduled in the near future.


Sunday June 10. Top score Annie Parnell. Gents: 1 Mick Kelly 2 Martin Rigney. Ladies: 1 Heather Kelly 2 Molly Bates. Quarters: 1 Dinny Kelly 2 Tom Gowing 3 Jim O’Brien 4 Sean Kennedy. Raffle: PJ Connolly, Tom Delaney, Matt Barrett, PJ Connolly, Tom Delaney.


Jackpot won. Congrats to B & H Multany c/o Eamonn Sammon on winning €1,700. Winning no 11-15-22. €30 winners: Matt Hogan, Hillside; Peter Keating, Shraduff; Amy Dunne. c/o Nicky Dunne; Nadine O’Keeffe, Brocca; Ben & H Hilliard, Shraduff; Paddy Hogan, Scaroon. Promoter’s prize M Blake, N Dunne, G Kelly. Next week’s jackpot €500.


Jackpot not won. Winning no 6-10-4-16. €40 winners: Shane McCann, Graiguefulla; David and Noeleen Smith, Mary Margaret and Angela Daly, Kathleen Blake, John Conway. Promoter’s prize Tom McRedmond. Next week’s jackpot €11,000.