Castlepollard local news Jan 28

Road traffic collision: A road traffic collision involving a single vehicle took place on the Finea/Cavan road just beyond Finea bridge on Saturday morning last, January 22nd, shortly after 7.00am.

Road traffic collision: A road traffic collision involving a single vehicle took place on the Finea/Cavan road just beyond Finea bridge on Saturday morning last, January 22nd, shortly after 7.00am.

Units from Castlepollard Fire & Rescue Service were in attendance, as were Ambulance Service personnel and the Gardai. The main Finea/Cavan road was blocked to traffic for a period of time while rescue operations were underway. One casualty was removed by ambulance to the Midlands Regional Hospital, Mullingar, following which the road was re-opened to traffic.

Coole drop in centre

The Drop In Centre in Coole Hall continues every Wednesday between 10.30am and 12.30pm. All are welcome to pop in for a cup of tea and a chat.

Ballycamoyle GAA dinner dance

Ballycamoyle GAA Club are holding their annual Dinner Dance in Crover House Hotel on Saturday night next, January 29th. Tickets cost 30.00 euro each and are available from the following venues - Lakeshore Homestore, Kutz Hairdressers, Seven Wonders Bar and Doynes Bar. Make a note of the date in your diary.

Cookery

demonstration

A culinary event which will be of great interest and benefit both to gastronomes and the boil-in-the-bag brigade will be the Cookery Demonstration which will take place in the Sports Hall, Castlepollard Community College, on Wednesday, February 2nd. The event is being organised by the Parents Association and all funds raised will be directed towards supporting extra curricular events in the school. The demonstration is being hosted by celebrity chef Frank Moynihan who will be preparing dishes from fresh food to suit both the experienced and novice cook over the course of the two and a half hour event. All dishes prepared will be raffled off at the end of the night. Tickets cost 10.00 euro each and are available from the Community College or any member of the Parents Association. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

St Patrick's Day

parade

The organising committee for the North Westmeath St. Patrick's Day Parade have recently announced the theme for this year's event, which will be "Legends". Inspiration can come from Irish mythology, local or national, or indeed any source, political, musical, sporting, cultural, international etc, and the organisers hope that this year the parade will be even bigger and brighter than before. Committee members will be more than willing to discuss the theme of the parade with entrants anytime before the event, and offer help and advice.