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My Longford Life: Jillian McNulty

Well-known around Longford and beyond for her Cystic Fibrosis campaigns and fundraising events, Jillian was recently voted Longford’s All Time Great. The Longford Leader caught up with her to ask her some questions. 

What's your idea of a perfect day or perfect weekend in

yesterday 18:13
Man fined for rumpus at Longford Garda station

A man who walked into Longford garda station during the early hours of the morning to complain over his sister being stopped hours earlier for allegedly driving with bald tyres has been convicted and fined.

Ronan Nevin, 3 Camlin Mews, Longford pleaded guilty before Judge Seamus Hughes at

yesterday 16:07
LISTEN | 550 students descend on Longford for fifth Brian Collum memorial chess tournament

The fifth annual Brian Collum memorial chess tournament took place at the PJ Murphy sportshall, Newtownforbes, Friday March 8.

With over 550 students competing this year, it was one the biggest tournaments to date and a fitting tribute to former All-Ireland chess champion, Brian, who

yesterday 15:04
Ballinalee man in 'serious condition' in hospital after Drumlish accident

The 24-year-old local man sustained serious injuries during an incident  at Mary Street, Drumlish Village at approximately 8.35pm.

He was later removed to the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar where his condition has been described as serious.

The stretch of road remains

yesterday 09:49
GALLERY | Craic, ceol and top quality entertainment galore at superb Longford St Patrick's Day parade

There was craic, ceol and top quality entertainment galore at today's superb Longford St Patrick's Day parade.

'Making it happen' was the appropriate theme for the fantastic spectacle and the Grand Marshal for the event for Pat Lynch, one of the founders of the parade many years

yesterday 23:19
GALLERY | Lanesboro/Ballyleague goes green as it celebrates St Patrick's Day in style

There was a great atmosphere along the banks of the river Shannon and Lough Ree today as Lanesboro/Ballyleague went green and celebrated St Patrick's Day in style.

ALSO SEE WEDNESDAY'S LONGFORD LEADER FOR FURTHER COVERAGE OF THE ST PATRICK'S DAY PARADES 

WATCH |

yesterday 22:16
WATCH | Thousands throng streets of Ballymahon for colourful St Patrick's Day parade

Thousands of people thronged the streets of Ballymahon for the town's colourful St Patrick's Day parade, which also featured on RTÉ's News bulletins at 6 and 9pm. 

Longford Leader reporter Jessica Thompson was among those who savoured the festivities and you can enjoy

2019-03-17 23:13
Longford mourns passing of dedicated family man Donal Considine who lived life with a real passion

A member of a very large family, the death of the popular 58-year-old followed just three and a half months after the passing of his beloved sister, Dearbhla Cox, formerly of Clonbalt Woods.

Quiet and unassuming, Donal was nonetheless a large part of life in Longford town and staff at the

2019-03-17 21:07
Roving Leader: Dance the night away in memory of beloved Danny

In November of last year, a dark cloud descended around the town of Drumlish. For they had lost one of their prodigal sons, Danny McGee, a 21-year-old who died after an alleged assault in New York.

But as dark as that cloud may be, there is a feint silver lining peeking through and it’s

2019-03-17 20:04
Gallery: Bunlahy Tractor run

Bunlahy hosted its 6th annual tractor run  on Sunday, March 10.

Any and all funds raised this year as part of the run go towards Ballymore GAA and the Bunlahy Area Action group. Attendees were treated to entertainment on the night from popular band, The Logues, in what was a fanastic

2019-03-17 17:58
New plan to improve the wellbeing of Longfordians revealed

A new plan designed to improve the health and wellbeing of those residing in county Longford was launched recently. Minister of State for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne unveiled the Longford Healthy County Plan at Áras an Chontae.

The plan

2019-03-17 16:55
M6 motorway closed after five vehicles involved in horror smash

The M6 motorway is currently is closed in both directions between J3 Rochfortbridge and J5 Tullamore.

There are reports of several collisions on either side of the motorway including one involving a number of vehicles at the off ramp for Tullamore near Kilbeggan

Emergency services

2019-03-17 15:52
A special St Patrick's weekend guest: Keenan's of Tarmonbarry welcomes U2 front man Bono

Keenan's hotel bar and restaurant in the picturesque village of Tarmonbarry welcomed a very special St Patrick's weekend guest, U2 front man, the legendary Bono. Bono posed for a photograph with Annette and Barry Keenan outside their award winning boutique hotel and restaurant,

2019-03-17 01:10
Fun for all ages at the Longford St Patrick's Day parade

This year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in Longford town, takes place as normal on Sunday, March 17.

Festivities are expected to kick off bright and early on the day, in what is being described by organisers as a fun day out for all of the family.

Also read:  Road closures

2019-03-16 20:58
Improved second half performance helps Longford power past Sligo and consolidate their division 3 status

A strong second half performance this afternoon in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park saw Longford get the win they required to consolidate their position in Division 3 next year against an already relegated Sligo side.

Allianz National Football League Division 3 Round 6: Longford 2-15 Sligo

2019-03-16 19:55
Road closures and traffic management for Longford St Patrick's Day parade

As St Patrick's Day approaches Road closures and parking suspensions are set to be implemented in Longford town.

The parade will begin at 1pm at Church Street, proceeding down Main Street, Dublin Street, New Street, Ballymahon Street, turning left onto Killashee Street, Harbour Row and

2019-03-16 15:43
Daily News
Deaths in Longford - Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Joan Stephenson, Dublin / Longford The death occurred on Friday, March 8 of Joan Stephenson, Glover’s Court, Dublin 2 and late of Augherea, Longford. Sadly missed by her daughter Sarah, son-in-law Crizan and grandson Matheo, sisters, brothers, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews,

today 02:37
Longford man up for assault gets bail

A man accused of assaulting another man at a Longford- based pharmacy last year has been remanded on continuing bail.

Denis Hannafin, of Curry, Athlone Road, Longford was charged with a Section 3 assault causing harm offence at Lloyds Pharmacy, Longford on December 7 2018. Sgt Paddy McGirl

yesterday 09:49
Deaths in Longford - Monday, March 18, 2019

Joan Stephenson, Dublin / Longford The death occurred on Friday, March 8 of Joan Stephenson, Glover’s Court, Dublin 2 and late of Augherea, Longford. Sadly missed by her daughter Sarah, son-in-law Crizan and grandson Matheo, sisters, brothers, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews,

yesterday 01:25
UPDATE | Man dies and eleven hospitalised following five car M6 motorway collision

Gardaí in Athlone, Co Westmeath are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision today, Sunday, March 17.

The collision occurred on the M6 just after Junction 5 eastbound near Kilbeggan. Five cars were involved in the incident.

A male driver of one of the

2019-03-17 20:04
Deaths in Longford - Sunday, March 17, 2019

Joan Stephenson, Dublin / Longford The death occurred on Friday, March 8 of Joan Stephenson, Glover’s Court, Dublin 2 and late of Augherea, Longford. Sadly missed by her daughter Sarah, son-in-law Crizan and grandson Matheo, sisters, brothers, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews,

2019-03-17 02:13
St Patrick's Day parade fever set to grip Lanesboro/Ballyleague

The stage is set and the countdown is on, for the annual St Patrick’s day parade in Ballyleague/Lanesboro. As is the norm, this year’s St Patrick’s day festivities will commence early that morning, with a traditional mass kicking off at 11.30am.

This will be supported by

2019-03-16 20:58
Longford consolidate Division 3 status with win over Sligo rn rn

Longford . . . . 2-15     Sligo . . . . 0-14

A sparse attendance in the region of a couple of hundred spectators gathered in the bitter cold conditions at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Saturday last to witness a first half struggle against already relegated Sligo who

2019-03-16 19:55
Things are beginning to get interesting out on the Longford hustings trail

The sight of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar swinging by for an impromptu visit to Mullinalaghta recently certainly added to that sense of anticipation.

His social call was planned as an opportunity to pay homage at the home grounds of the Longford senior football champions following their march to

2019-03-16 15:43
Latest news from Longford
today 02:37 Deaths in Longford - Tuesday, March 19, 2019
yesterday 18:13 My Longford Life: Jillian McNulty
yesterday 16:07 Man fined for rumpus at Longford Garda station
yesterday 15:04 LISTEN | 550 students descend on Longford for fifth Brian Collum memorial chess tournament
yesterday 09:49 Longford man up for assault gets bail
yesterday 09:49 Ballinalee man in 'serious condition' in hospital after Drumlish accident
yesterday 01:25 Deaths in Longford - Monday, March 18, 2019
yesterday 23:19 GALLERY | Craic, ceol and top quality entertainment galore at superb Longford St Patrick's Day parade
yesterday 22:16 GALLERY | Lanesboro/Ballyleague goes green as it celebrates St Patrick's Day in style
2019-03-17 23:13 WATCH | Thousands throng streets of Ballymahon for colourful St Patrick's Day parade
2019-03-17 21:07 Longford mourns passing of dedicated family man Donal Considine who lived life with a real passion
2019-03-17 20:04 UPDATE | Man dies and eleven hospitalised following five car M6 motorway collision
2019-03-17 20:04 Roving Leader: Dance the night away in memory of beloved Danny
2019-03-17 17:58 Gallery: Bunlahy Tractor run
2019-03-17 16:55 New plan to improve the wellbeing of Longfordians revealed
2019-03-17 15:52 M6 motorway closed after five vehicles involved in horror smash
2019-03-17 02:13 Deaths in Longford - Sunday, March 17, 2019
2019-03-17 01:10 A special St Patrick's weekend guest: Keenan's of Tarmonbarry welcomes U2 front man Bono
2019-03-16 20:58 St Patrick's Day parade fever set to grip Lanesboro/Ballyleague
2019-03-16 20:58 Fun for all ages at the Longford St Patrick's Day parade
2019-03-16 19:55 Longford consolidate Division 3 status with win over Sligo rn rn
2019-03-16 19:55 Improved second half performance helps Longford power past Sligo and consolidate their division 3 status
2019-03-16 15:43 Things are beginning to get interesting out on the Longford hustings trail
2019-03-16 15:43 Road closures and traffic management for Longford St Patrick's Day parade
2019-03-16 14:40 ‘The only law is free will’, man tells garda after Longford town row
2019-03-16 13:37 Longford’s Mercy Ballymahon Secondary School ladies one step away from All-Ireland glory rn rn
2019-03-16 13:37 Longford nurse praised for fast reaction
2019-03-16 12:34 Business Incentive Scheme to benefit Longford rate-payers of under €10,000
2019-03-16 11:31 ‘Giant’ showcase is a hit as Longford marks International Women’s Day
2019-03-16 03:07 Deaths in Longford - Saturday, March 16, 2019
2019-03-16 02:04 Gold Cup and Champion Hurdle come to Ireland as seven Irish trainers share 14 winners at Cheltenham
2019-03-15 19:46 Murder accused ‘put more effort into’ striking deceased with knife after first attempts didn’t work
2019-03-15 18:43 Longford man banned from driving for three years
2019-03-15 18:43 Cheltenham anti-climax for Longford race fans as Presenting Percy's Gold Cup bid flounders
2019-03-15 14:31 New Longford litter bye-laws will clamp down on illegal disposal of domestic waste
2019-03-15 13:28 Cheltenham Tips: Our man's top tips for Gold Cup day at Cheltenham 2019
2019-03-15 13:28 New garda superintendent appointed to Granard District
2019-03-15 11:22 Cheltenham fever in Longford as Philip and Percy go for Gold
2019-03-15 04:01 Deaths in Longford - Friday, March 15, 2019
2019-03-14 19:37 Cheltenham results: Day 3 racing, Thursday, March 14, 2019
2019-03-14 18:34 Deaths in Longford - Thursday, March 14, 2019
2019-03-14 18:34 Gardaí hunt burglary gang behind house break-ins in Longford town
2019-03-14 17:31 PICTURES | Change the front page! How the Longford Leader has evolved since the first paper in 1897
2019-03-14 17:31 Jury in Longford murder case sees footage of murder accused chasing deceased with knife
2019-03-14 16:28 Regulation has gone too far, says Longford judge critical of RSA rules
2019-03-14 16:28 ‘Lexit’ deal helps put Edgeworthstown’s Jimmy Jests on road to internet success
2019-03-14 15:25 Cheltenham Tips: Our man's top tips for Day 3 of Cheltenham 2019
2019-03-14 14:22 Council refuses to carry out noise survey at Derryadd Windfarm site
2019-03-14 01:46 Refurbished Longford Aldi store reopens on Thursday
2019-03-13 23:40 Cheltenham results: Day 2 racing, Wednesday, March 13
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