A fundraising Table Quiz will take place on Friday night next, June 10th, in the Lough Lene Inn, Collinstown, in aid of covering the travelling expenses for young Collinstown man, Peter McGuigan, who has once again been selected to represent Ireland on the Ireland Youth Angling Team. Peter is representing Ireland in an international angling competition which will take place in Scotland on June 26th, 2011. The national governing body, the Irish Trout and Fly Fishing Association (ITFFA), does not have the resources to cover the individual travelling expenses of competing anglers. Peter’s mother, Ursula, is a native of Castlepollard. The quiz is scheduled to start at 9.00pm on the night, with an entry fee of 20.00 euro per team of four., and there will also be a raffle on the night.


Next Sunday, June 12th, sees the annual Abbeylara Field Day taking place. One of the major attractions on the day will be the Tractor Pulling Competition, with Modified Pro Stock and Super Farm Tractors appearing on the day. Another feature on the day will be the Truck Pulling Demonstration. New this year will be the Midget Car Racing Championship in association with Motor Sport Ireland, which has not been seen as a competitive sport in the Midlands for the past twenty-five years. There will be Fun Fair for all the little ones, with Bumper Cars, Bouncing Castle, Goat Cart rides with Freddie the Goat, American Cars and Trucks, Auto Jumble, Vintage Parade and Display of Cars, Tractors and Motorbikes. All proceeds raised on the day are in aid of Abbeylara Parish Centre. Admission is 10.00 euro. with children free. For further information contact Pat Reilly on 086-8855189, or Campbell Gibson on 086-8545378.


Coole Tidy Towns Committee are holding a fundraising Table Quiz in Meehan’s of Coole on Friday night next, June 10th, starting at 9.30pm. A big Summer draw will take place on the night with lots of prizes. All are welcome.