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Ballymahon's Maura Higgins uses her 'fanny flutters' catch phrase to highlight the importance of smear tests

She got the nation talking about fanny flutters and now Maura Higgins is getting people talking about cervical smear tests and the importance of ending a fear of going for your smear.

On Twitter this morning, she encouraged women to start talking about their vaginas, cervixes and smear ...

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Deaths in Longford - Monday, September 16, 2019

Eileen Collins (née Galloway), Tashinny, Colehill, Longford / Rathfarnham, Dublin The death occurred, peacefully, at Mullingar General Hospital on Saturday, September 14 of Eileen Collins (nee Galloway), Tashinny, Colehill, Longford/ Rathfarnham, Dublin. Predeceased by her husband ...

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Roving Leader: Recreating Irish history and mythology with Ardagh heritage and creativity centre

This time eight years ago, local relatives Annette Corkery and Ann Gerety-Smyth, embarked on a mythological journey, with the aim of inspiring a renewed love in local history, heritage and mythology among the people of Longford, young and old.

This venture, which goes by either Creative ...

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Gala Retail seeks Longford nominations for Inspiration awards

September marks the launch of the first ever Gala Retail Inspiration Awards.

Gala Retail is searching for Ireland’s unsung heroes; those individuals who make Ireland a better place with their selfless acts and inspirational deeds.

With six categories covering young people, sports, ...

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Helping a person with dementia to maintain their nutrition

Good nutrition is essential for health and well-being. Food and eating are an important part of our social lives. However, for people living with dementia, getting the correct nutrition through food can sometimes be difficult.

Dementia can lead to changes in appetite and sense of taste and ...

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SCAM ALERT: Gardaí and An Post issue warning over text message scam

Gardaí and An Post have warned the public over a text message scam and says that anyone who gets such a message should delete it immediately.

An Post is advising people to not click on any links and delete the text as these do not originate from An Post.

It adds that scammers ...

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Longford IFC: Ballymahon get the better of Ardagh Moydow at the second attempt

Ballymahon . . . 1-13      Ardagh Moydow . . . 2-6

Ken McGinley’s side conceded two goals in the opening 10 minutes but recovered very well to turn the game in their favour. They hit the front for the first time in the 18th minute and it was a lead they weren’t going to ...

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Longford GAA results scoreboard

Specsavers Johnny Skelly Football League Division 1 Sun, 15 Sep, Venue: Michael Moran Park, (Round 7), Carrickedmond 1-8 Mostrim (Edgworthstown) 3-11

Michael Moran Football League Division 2 Sun, 15 Sep, Venue: Higginstown, (Round 5), St Mary's Granard W/O Cashel -

The Mulleady ...

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All the weekend's CCFL Results: Moydow FC get better of Ballymahon AFC in nine goal thriller

Senior Division

Mullingar Athletic 1 Derry Rovers A 5

Division 1 Saturday

Castlepollard Celtic 5 Longford Town Cruisers 0

UCL Harps 1 Gaels Utd 4

Moydow FC 5 Ballymahon AFC 4

Grange Utd 2 Gallen Utd 2

Senior Division

Clara Town A 0 Walsh Island ...

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Longford SFC: Slashers snatch late scores to overcome Abbeylara in reaching the county final rn

Longford Slashers . . . 0-11     Abbeylara . . . 0-10 

Abbeylara came from behind in producing a strong finish in the difficult wet conditions and appeared to be going through to the Connolly Cup title decider for the fifth year in succession when Cian Brady landed a ...

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No-deal Brexit will spell disaster for Longford's economy

Gerard Brady (pictured), chief economist with IBEC, warned of the far reaching consequences facing the county should Ireland be faced with a no deal Brexit on October 31.

“If it (no deal Brexit) happens we are saying there will be a 'structural shock' where companies will just go out of ...

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Longford lady helps arrange funeral for Irish man who died alone in London

Former Longford Association in Dublin Person of the Year award winner, Margaret, who now lives in Sandycove, revealed how she received a letter out of the blue detailing the hope that this man could be brought home.

87-year-old, Joseph Tuohy, originally from Toomevara passed away during ...

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Ireland give Robbie Henshaw and Keith Earls injury update as Scotland tie looms large

Robbie Henshaw, the Ireland centre, is likely to miss the opening Pool A match against Scotland in Yokahama on Sunday, September 22 after he sustained a hamstring injury in training on Saturday.

The full extent of Henshaw’s injury will not be known until after a scan, Ireland head coach ...

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Deaths in Longford - Sunday, September 15, 2019

Nora McDonagh (née Killane), Harbour Row, Longford Town, Longford The death occurred, peacefully, in the loving care of the nurses and staff of St. Joseph’s Care Centre, Longford, on Saturday, September 14 of Nora McDonagh (née Killane), Harbour Row, Longford Town, ...

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Bray come from behind to beat Longford Town FC

Bray Wanderers came from behind to inflict their second league defeat of the season on Longford Town in what was a dull and dour encounter. Town finished the game with nine men after Karl Chambers was sent off in the second half and Anto Breslin near the end.

Town opened the scoring in the ...

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Deaths in Longford - Saturday, September 14, 2019

Pauline Brennan, Moher, Ballyleague, Lanesboro, Roscommon The death occurred, peacefully, at Roscommon University Hospital, on Friday, September 13of Pauline Brennan, Moher, Ballyleague, Lanesboro, Roscommon. She will be very sadly missed by cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends. May ...

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Longford entrepreneur Micheál Savage of Lir Analytical bidding for IBYE success at Google HQ

Micheál is one of eight finalists in the Best-Established Business category where the winner will receive a €25,000 investment with the runners up receiving a €5,000 investment.

There are two other categories - Best Business Idea and Best Start-Up Business - both also featuring ...

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Clonguish wins €1,000 to help improve facilities

The competition which has been running all summer offered GAA clubs across Leinster the chance to win over €20,000 worth of Chadwicks’ products to develop their club facilities.

Clonguish GAA Club scooped the county prize of €1,000 worth of Chadwicks’ products which they now intend ...

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Deaths in Longford - Friday, September 13, 2019 - evening

Sean Duffy, Monadara, Edgeworthstown, Longford The death occurred, peacefully, in the loving care of the nurses and staff of King's College Hospital, London, on Wednesday, September 4 of Sean Duffy, Monadara, Edgeworthstown, Longford. Deeply regretted by his brothers Danny and Eddie, his sister ...

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5k fun run in aid of Temple street set for Bunlahy

This Saturday, September 14, the village of Bunlahy are set to play host to a charity 5km fun run in aid of Temple Street Children’s hospital in Dublin.

Registration for the event, of which everyone is welcome to attend, will take place from 4pm, with the run itself kicking off at 5pm ...

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Co Longford pet food manufacturer secures permanent injunctions against beef protesters

The orders were made in favour of C&D Pet Foods, which is located at Edgeworthstown Co Longford by Mr Justice Tony O’Connor during Friday’s sitting of the High Court.

The injunctions permanently prevent the defendants, their agents and anyone who has knowledge of the orders ...

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