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40th Annual Oliver Goldsmith Festival

Goldsmith Festival 2024 Programme

Age Friendly Newsletter – 17 May 2024

View the Age Friendly Ireland Newsletter dated 17th May 2024.


Colour to Communities Competition

colour to communities

There is an opportunity for groups and communities to win 100L of free paint.

Paint Reuse Network, seeks to rescue surplus paint and bring it back into circulation. There is currently a national paint giveaway competition that the Paint Reuse Network is running. The competition aims to give 100 litres of paint to individuals and/or groups for improving community spaces.

We are seeking a winner in each Waste Region.

More information

Local Enhancement Programme (LEP) 2024

Longford Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) invites online applications from community groups for grants to carry out necessary repairs & improvements to their facilities, and/or to purchase equipment under the Local Enhancement Programme (LEP) 2024.

Online applications must be completed by the chairperson, secretary or treasurer of the community group.

THREE separate quotations must be uploaded with the online application. Otherwise, it will be deemed INCOMPLETE and will not be considered for funding.

Closing date for submission of online applications and uploaded supporting documentation is by 4pm on Wednesday, 27 March 2024.

Late applications will NOT be accepted.

For Online Application, Terms & Conditions and Guidelines please see our webpage Local Enhancement Programme 2024 – LongfordCoCo

Community Groups are advised to familiarise themselves with these well in advance of the closing date and to commence their online application as soon as possible.

March Events

march events guide

Colmcille Dance Classes

All are welcome Beginner & Dancers (No partner required)

6.30pm – 7.30pm Line Dance Class €10

7.30pm – 8.30pm Total Beginners Dance Class €10

8.30pm – 10.00pm Improvers Dance Class €10

Contact Pamela : 089 4545132 for more information

colmcille dance classes

Are you a Climate Hero?


Climate Heroes is a good-natured, carbon-saving competition from Global Action Plan. Between the 15th and 26th of April, all kinds of community groups across Ireland will log planet-friendly actions and compete to have the biggest carbon footprint reduction. Weekly webinars in the run-up will shine a light on the big picture and offer a space for knowledge-sharing and connection. Participation is free. For more information and to sign up, please visit Because everyone can be a Climate Hero!

This project is supported by Irish Aid’s Global Citizenship Education funding.

Sports Bursary 2024

Longford County Council, through Longford Sports Partnership is pleased to announce that the Longford County Council Sports Bursary is now open for applications. The County Council has allocated funding towards this bursary. It is awarded to individual sportspeople who have shown ability in their sport and possess the potential to achieve excellence at national and international levels.

Applicants from any sporting field must be born or domiciled in County Longford. The award assists in the cost of education, training, travel and equipment. It will normally be made to those over 16 years of age, however, exceptions to this may be made in the case where a person is competing at national, international or equivalent level, as determined by the chosen sport.

The closing date for applications is Monday, 4 March at 5pm.

The criteria for applications are attached to this email, and you can access the online application form here:

View Criteria for Application
Online Application Form

If you have any queries or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Criteria for Applications 2024

MoveWell Exercise Programmes

Exercise classes include strength and cardio, core & mobility, exercise classes for beginners, activator pole exercise for all age groups

For more information visit your local library or email

Monday 25th March – Friday 17th May

Monday – Longford Library

Tuesday – Granard Library

Wednesday – Edgeworthstown Library

Thursday – Lanesboro Library

Friday – Ballymahon Library

Suicide Prevention Resources


To access free online and face to face self harm, suicide prevention and bereavement support training, see link: Midlands Training


To access information on national and local suicide prevention resources/mental health support services please follow links: CfL Midlands, Louth & Meath CHO Website /

Scan QR Code below for 24/7 support service information:

24-7 Someone is Always There to Listen

Application for An Garda Siochána

The 2024 Garda Recruitment Campaign has been announced and anyone considering a career in An Garda Siochána must submit their application through before 3pm on 8th February 2024.

If anyone has any questions they can contact a member of the Community Policing Team in Longford Garda Station on 043 3350570 or email Sergeant Darren Conlon on

Please share among your groups and other platforms.

Healthy Longford -Expression of Interest 2024

GOAL Mile Information

The GOAL Mile is a wonderful event, suitable for all ages and abilities! We are hoping to increase the number of people organising and participating in a Mile this year. While most GOAL Miles take place on Christmas Day, a Mile can be organised any time in December.

This year has been particularly challenging with climate disasters and conflict leaving over 100 million people displaced. All funds raised through the GOAL Mile will be used to support GOAL’s work around the world (from East Africa to Palestine).

I have included the following and would greatly appreciate it if you could share this out on your social and email communications:

  • Information on the GOAL Mile
  • Images for social media in two formats

We would really appreciate it if you could use the hash tags #GOALMile and #ThatsWhatGOALiesDo

A full list of existing GOAL Miles can be found here. We would really appreciate your support to highlight the Miles in your local area.

ECCO Christmas event

December Events Guide

Public Consultation on Migrant Integration Strategy