Reminder - We appeal to all in the area to be conscious of judging in tidy towns competition. Residents are requested to look after their area by keeping weeds under control, hedges trimmed and fences or gates that may need painting.
Councillor Michéal Carrigy will hold a clinic in the local community centre on this Saturday 28th May from 3.00p.m to 3.30p.m. All are welcome to attend to discuss problems or issues of concern with Michéal.
An information evening regarding Rural Broadband Scheme will be held in Granard community centre on Thursday 2nd June at 8.00pm. Details of the Scheme can be found by visiting the website of the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources www.cenr.ie.
Abbeylara Field Day
The annual Abbeylara tractor pulling and field day will take place on Sunday 12th June. On what is always a very enjoyable family day out there will be a truck pulling demonstration. On display on the day will be Modified Pro stock and super farm tractors with the already mentioned truck pulling demonstration thus truly earning the day it’s reputation as ‘’ Ireland’s most powerful motor sport’’. All interested are welcome to enter tractors for separate tractor pulling competition for which valuable prizes are on offer. Only those weighed in can participate under the three separate weight categories of 5.5 tonne, 7.5 tonne and 11.00 tonnes. Please note that weigh in is at 9.30a.m sharp. A vintage parade and display will include American cars, autojumble, trucks , tractors and motor bikes.
The organising committee has added an extra event to this year’s show that has not been around the midlands for twenty five years. It is midget car racing in association with Motor Sport Ireland and no doubt will prove popular for anybody with an enthusiasm for that type of sport.
As usual there will plenty of activities and entertainment for the children such as bumping cars, bouncing castles, goat cart rides with Freddie the Goat and lots more.
All proceeds are being donated towards the completion of the new parish centre. With admission only €10 it is guaranteed to be a very enjoyable and entertaining day out. For further information contact Pat Reilly on 086 8855189 or Campbell Gibson at 086 8545378.