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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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