The 2020 edition of Teathbha is now available throughout the county and on this website. It is a great read and will make an ideal Christmas present for anyone interested in local history.
Have you ever wondered what a charter school was? Would you like to know more about the medieval lordship of Annaly? Who was Dr Vincent Delany? The journal will tell you all, and much more. You can learn about the Latin School in Moyne, the Moxham family and Madame Francoise Edgeworth. There are two stories of Longford men in conflicts of different periods: the American Civil War and our own War of Independence. Given that this is a year of major centenaries, you can read about the Battle of Ballinalee and the burning of Granard. There are also many other interesting contributions including poetry and a glossary of useful terms for the local historian.
The journal can be bought from the following outlets:
Longford town: Pat Mollaghan’s, Dublin Street; O’Reilly Insurance, Dublin Street; Farrell Coy, Centenary Square; Newsround, Ballymahon Street; Trappe’s Newsagent, Main Street; and Beirne’s Filling Station, Battery Road.
Ballymahon: Centra Filling Station (Finn’s); Super Valu (Smyth’s); Nally’s Spar.
Edgeworthstown: Quinn’s Hardware
Granard: Quinn’s Hardware and Donoghue’s
Lanesborough: Joe O’Brien’s Shop
Drumlish: Kane’s and Centra
Ballinalee: Fr Tom Murray PP
Newtownforbes: Bell’s Shop and Centra
Kenagh: O’Boyle’s Shop
Ardagh: Lyons’s Shop
Legan: Whyte’s Supermarket
Moyne: Corrigan’s Store
Killoe: Kiernan’s Forge and Hughes’s Shop