Gentleman Tiernan Dolan having a relaxed moment awaiting arrival of the Belmont Train for it to stop for a photo op only for it to just fly by without stopping. I was on Sligo to Dublin train, as it went by to Tiernans obvious dismay
Nmasinachi-Ladies Association Ireland, also association with African Professional Network, This bunch of lovely Nigerian Ladies based in Longford Town that get together to integrate with local community in a proactive way. Various activities in community and charity, one thing they are currently working on is in collaboration with local council and Healthy Ireland Program, with an Afrikaner twist, Nigerian health food meals and snacks that are proven healthy beneficial to you. When they meet on the first Sunday of every month they also have support and childcare and teaching for kids about life and language, a very multifaceted group. Focused on women's issues on the main part and open to reaching out to the community, which anybody can inquire to join up with them. They take turns hosting a meeting with full meeting credentials with holding mins, votes on big questions, and not forgetting having a downtime and enjoyable time.
Celebrating the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi Father James of St Mels Cathedrals Ardagh and Clonamacnois Longford Ireland, had a open call to bless animals outside St Mels Cathedral today the 7th of Oct 2019.
In all cases, animals are God's creatures. No saint is more closely associated with animals than St. Francis of Assisi. He rejoiced in the value and beauty animals bring to creation. Pope Francis not only shares a name with St. Francis, but also the belief that all of us are called to be protectors (credit to https://www.crs.org/)
Here is prayers of St Francis Assisi for Animals (Thanks tohttps://www.heavenlydivinecustomrosary.com)
St. Francis of Assisis Prayers for Pets
Saint Francis of Assisi, for Our Pets
Good St. Francis, you loved all of God's creatures. To you they were your brothers and sisters. Help us to follow your example of treating every living thing with kindness. St. Francis, Patron Saint of animals, watch over my pet and keep my companion safe and healthy. Amen.
Saint Francis of Assisi, for Sick Animals
Heavenly Father, you created all things for your glory and made us stewards of this creature If it is your will, restore it to health and strength. Blessed are you, Lord God, and holy is your name for ever and ever. Amen
Saint Francis of Assisi, for our Animal Friends
Heavenly Father, our human ties with our friends of other species is wonderful and special gift from You. We now ask You to grant our special animal companions your Fatherly care and healing power to take away any suffering they have. Give us, their human friends, new understanding of our responsibilities to these creatures of Yours. They have trust in us as we have in You; our souls and theirs are on this earth together to give one another friendship, affection, and caring. Take our heartfelt prayers and fill Your ill or suffering animals with healing Light and strength to overcome whatever weakness of body they have.
(Here mention the names of the animals needing prayer).
Your goodness is turned upon every living thing and Your grace flows to all Your creatures. From our souls to theirs goodness flows, touching each of us with the reflection of Your love. Grant to our special animal companions long and healthy lives. Give them good relationships with us, and if You see fit to take them from us, help us to understand that they are not gone from us, but only drawing closer to You. Grant our prayer through the intercession of good St. Francis of Assisi, who honored You through all Your creatures. Give him the power to watch over our animal friends until they are safely with You in eternity, where we someday hope to join them in giving You honor forever. Amen.
(You can make this a Novena for a sick pet, by praying this prayer for 9 consecutive days)
Meliview FC local to Longford Town Ireland, children's and teens football club of boy and girls with various teams and age groups within that. Held a fun sports day for girls and women only Girl Power in support of Migrants and refugees. was held in the Mall complex where they all had great fun and games led by the Melview staff and coaches
I chat to one of Longfords artists about his life growing up in Longford Town, history of Longford plus music movies painting, a nice jovial chat with a nice guy.
Wouldn't it be great to travel all over Ireland even europe, tours in each place with local knowledge of historical value, in comfort and security with your friends neighbors even your own pets in comfort of your own home.... well close but even better with a home on wheels 'caravans camper vans etc. Why not join your local Irish Camping & Caravan Club check out the website www.iccc.ie. I bumped into the Leinster group that stayed over in Longford Town, inside the former Army Barracks in town, which was organised and ran successfully by local club members David and Barbara Smyth, which included tours. I bumped into Marie and Bernard Clarke in St Mel's Crypt where they were enjoying a cuppa after Sunday morning Mass, I took their photograph and chatted for a minute I put my foot right in it, knowing they were Dubs, Marie asked who you shouting for I said without regret ye won enough and not Dublin, they laughed and said they are related to the lad that plays in goals for Dublin team, I Thought feck, but they were nice to me as we quipped about it, they explained that they were part of the touring campers. Most had left when I got around to visiting the campsite they were all sound people, and love what they do I am not surprised, they travel a lot and not just Ireland in great security and safety, since insurance was brought in over forty years ago they have been no claims and no trouble. Ordinary folk that enjoy touring in good company, musicians dancers if they don't go into local entertainment they make their own, with also secured kids groups and teenage groups and supervised activities, also a bonus for locals is that they spend monies, was a genuine surprise and pleasure to have met them however briefly.
Former Bishop Colm O'Reilly celebrates special anniversary of 50yrs of being in service of Ardagh & Clonmacnoise Diocese
Bishop Colm took Friday evening mass on the 6th Sept 2019 followed up with tea in the Crypt in St Mels Cathedral
Maliyah's "Dress Up" Birthday Party Family Fun Day in Aid of ''Temple Street'' Wanderer's Park Longford Town 7th Sept 2019
Organised by the Peter Keenan O N E Longford, a group of ex army service men had a special mass and a gathering to remember Longfords Fallen Heroes, which was held at remembrance garden on Sunday 1st of Sept 2019