Rathowen

ST MARY’S NATIONAL SCHOOL: The following children will be making their First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 11 at 12 noon in St Mary’s Church - Luke Beirne, Calahan Flood, Setanta Flood, Luke Heduvan, Brian O’Hara, Katie Baird, Maria Clancy, Rachel Cowdy, Emily Fitzgerald, Sally Mooney, Leila Noone, Michaela McGlynn. Best of luck to their teacher Mrs Lambden and hopefully they will all have a very enjoyable day. The Mullingar Fire Brigade visited the school and gave a talk to 1st, 2nd & 3rd class. All classes have now set the trees that Lorraine Tormey kindly organised this for the school.

ST MARY’S NATIONAL SCHOOL: The following children will be making their First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 11 at 12 noon in St Mary’s Church - Luke Beirne, Calahan Flood, Setanta Flood, Luke Heduvan, Brian O’Hara, Katie Baird, Maria Clancy, Rachel Cowdy, Emily Fitzgerald, Sally Mooney, Leila Noone, Michaela McGlynn. Best of luck to their teacher Mrs Lambden and hopefully they will all have a very enjoyable day. The Mullingar Fire Brigade visited the school and gave a talk to 1st, 2nd & 3rd class. All classes have now set the trees that Lorraine Tormey kindly organised this for the school.

SCholarship: Congratulations to Karl Kelly, son of Jude & Patrick Kelly who got a scholarship to Colaiste na Bhfiann, Karl did an interview for this a few weeks ago in Irish in Educate Together.

PLAYGROUND & COMMUNITY PARK CLOSEd: The RCD have contractors in who started work on the community Park and they are asking all parents to keep their children out of the community field and Play ground until work is completed. This is a Health & Safety issue and there will be large machines working so for the safety of all please make sure your children are aware of the dangers and respect that they have to stay out of the community field and Playground until all is finished.

Lotto: There was no winner of the Rathowen lotto jackpot which stands at €9,500. Draw was on Monday, April 29. There was no Jackpot winner and the €30 winners were Angela Sheerin, Becky McCormack and Kay Keegan. Tickets can be brought in Rathowen Post Office, Connaughton’s Pub, along with several people selling. If you would like to sell a book please contact Peter or Liz on 6676189. It’s worth buying a ticket and remember if you’re not in you can’t win!

COMMUNITY TEXT ALERTs: The newly formed Community Alert committee have been hard at work setting up the text alert programme, so if you would like to join and receive Garda Text Alerts, please collect a application form from Rathowen Post Office and drop it back to Angela or Lorraine in the Post Office along with €20 (cover cost of insurance, affiliation to Muire na Tire and texts) for the year. Even though the Text Alerts are up and running now for all who have sent in their form and money you can still join at anytime. There have been no takers of the Text Alert program in Ballygarron, Ballydorey, Derrydoon, Winetown, Ballygarvey or Killenaugh, Rockfield, Crumlin, Corry, Louglinstown areas. The Garda recommend that there is at least one to two text alert recipients in every town land. If you live in any of these areas, and wish to join, just call to the Post Office for a form. This is a very effective system, just last week thanks to text alerts, the Garda were altered to a stolen car parked in the village. Any queries please contact a committee member Avril Whitney, Willie Rabbitte, Martina Reilly, Lisa Fulham & Lorraine Tormey.

COMMUNITY GAMEs: Locals have come together to get community games set back up, this time with the joining of Rathowen/Streete as one parish. A meeting has been arranged for May 15 at 8.30pm in Rathowen Community Centre. Anybody wishing to help build this for the children of our parishes is very welcome . Any queries please contact Donna Mc Donald 089 4069866.

NOTEs: Due to a change with News Paper deadlines, our time has been moved back for having notes into the paper. The last time now is Saturday by 7pm, anything later than that will not be in the notes and will be put into the following week’s (if suitable). Please continue to e-mail them into Lorraine on lorraine.tormey@gmail.com