ALZHEIMER’S TEA DAY: As part of the Annual Alzheimer’s Tea Day activities, Fore Coffee Shop will be hosting a Tea Day on Thursday next, May 9 between 11am and 6pm. All monies raised on the day will go to the Mullingar branch of the Alzheimer Society. Your support for this very worthy cause will be greatly appreciated. Please remember for those who cannot.
LATE MR L HENNESSY: The entire North Westmeath community was saddened to learn of the death, which occured on Wednesday, April 24 at his residence of Mr Louie Hennessy, Arnagross, Castletown-Finea, Co Westmeath. His remains reposed at his residence on Friday, April 26 with removal on Saturday morning to St Michael’s Church, Castletown for 12 noon requiem mass took place. Interment took place immediately after to Finea Cemetery. The attendance at the removal, mass and funeral was very large and representative of the esteem in which the deceased was held. Louie was predeceased by his son Dermot. He was a member of the farming community, and was a friendly and obliging neighbour. He will be sadly missed not alone by his immediate family, but by all who had the pleasure and privilege of knowing him. Louie is survived by his loving wife Nancy, daughters Margaret (Matthews), and Olive (Crone), sons Michael, Paul, Sean, Mark and Colm, sister Rose, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends to whom deepest sympathy is extended.
WALKING FESTIVAL: Next Friday evening, May 10 sees the first element of the annual Boherquill Ramblers Walking Festival taking place at Tullynally Castle, Castlepollard. The walk will commence at 7pm in the carpark. Saturday morning sees the walkers meeting in Castlepollard at 11am where they will be carried by bus to the second route. This will be relatively easy with few hills, and will be along Lough Derravaragh across farmland by the Inny River, through bogland and woods before returning to Castlepollard. On Sunday there will be mass in Fore at 10am and the walk will start in Fore at 11am. This route will travel around Lough Lene taking in Randoon Hill and other viewing points before returning to Fore. There are drop off points on both longer walks where walkers, who wish to, can be brought back to the start by car. Participants should bring a packed lunch on both Saturday and Sunday. Both walks start at 11am and will take about four hours to complete. Registration takes place before event, and costs €5 for the Friday walk, and €10 each for Saturday and Sunday. As the walks cross farmland with both cattle and sheep, no dogs are allowed whether on a lead or not.