The Longford Association in London


Bringing Longford people together since 1955

Lily Armstrong RIP


It is with deep sadness and regret that we announce the death of our beloved Life President Lily Armstrong. Lily died peacefully on Saturday 24th November 2018 surrounded by her Family. Predeceased by her Husband John, Lily is survived by her Daughters Pearl, Carmel and Brenda, by her Son Eamonn, by her Grandchildren, Sons and Daughters in Law, extended Family and Friends.


Funeral Arrangements


Lily’s Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday 13th December 2018 at 10am at St Bartholomew’s Church, 159 Ellison Road, Norbury, London SW16 5DE followed by Private Burial. The Officers and Committee of The Longford Association in London extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to Lily’s Family. May Her gentle soul rest in peace. Ar dheas De go raibh a hanam.


A fuller Obituary will appear at a later date.



64th Annual Dinner & Dance. Saturday 16th February 2019

Tickets are now on sale for our 64th Annual Dinner & Dance at The Clayton Crown Hotel , Cricklewood Broadway , London NW2 3ED . We invite you to join us at this fantastic venue to enjoy an evening of great company , a Three Course Meal followed by dancing to Longford’s own Declan Nerney and his Band. A warm Irish welcome awaits you on what promises to be a memorable night. Tickets are again priced at Sixty Pounds and tables of ten or twelve are available for groups.For those wishing to stay overnight at The Clayton Crown , the best rates are available online at Attractive packages are available for companies sponsoring items such as The Music , Wine or The Raffle for the event. For further information and tickets please contact Michael McCann on 07710363126, email or any member of the committee.


Please let us know in advance if you have any special dietary requirements and the hotel will do their best to satisfy your request.


Annual Mass

The Annual Mass for deceased and living members and friends of The Association will take place at Saint Gabriel's Church, 390 Northolt Road, South Harrow, Middlesex HA2 8EX on Sunday 9th December 2018 at 12 Noon. The Mass will be followed by a reception for all members and friends ( past and present ) of The Association at St Gabriel's Social Club next door to The Church. Nearest Tube Station is South Harrow".


Golf Day 2019

Our Annual Golf Day will take place on Friday 7th June 2019 at West Middlesex Golf Club Greenford Middlesex. UB1 8EE. We are pleased to announce that Liam Gill will be our Captain. This event is our principal fundraising vehicle and has over the years has raised many thousands of pounds for worthwhile charitable causes. If you or your company could sponsor the Prizes or a Hole or play on the day we would love to hear from you. Just call or email our Treasurer Michael N McCann  on 07710363126, email


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