Credit Union

Credit Union

Castlepollard Credit Union Schools Quiz will take place Monday, February 3rd, in Collinstown Hall at 8pm. The Credit Union Youth Officer has been visiting the local national schools with information about entering the quiz. There has been a very good response, and organisers are looking forward to a good attendance on the night. In the Art competition which took place recently, on of the local winners has been successful at national level. Joanne Cullen (Southill, Delvin) was the winner of First Prize in the Adult Category. Joanne has been awarded a Merit in the National Art Competition. On Sunday, February 9th, Joanne will receive her award in the Hogan Suite in Croke Park when the National Exhibition and Prize-giving Ceremony will take place. Congratulations to Joanne on this wonderful achievement. Credit Union opening hours are{- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - 4.00-m to 6.00pm, Thursday - 10.00am to 1.00pm, Friday - 10.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 6.00pm, Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm. Please note that loan applications must be submitted before 6pm on Tuesdays.

Soccer success

Congratulations and very best wishes to Mullingar striker Aidan Keena on being selected for the Irish International Under 15 squad which travels to Turkey for a number of games in early February. Aidan is a son of Martin and Julie Keena (nee Fivey). Julie is a native of Mullingar Road, Castlepollard, where her parents, Aidan’s proud grandparents, Michael and Mary Fivey reside. Aidan is hoping to win his first cap, and we wish him continued success.

New committee

Following a meeting on Thursday, January 16th, a new St. Patrick’s Day Committee for Castlepollard was formed. The officers elected were as follows:- Chairman - Gerry Nea, Secretary - Sean Montgomery, Treasurer - Jimmy McIntyre, PRO - Una D’Arcy, Assistant Treasurer - Andrew Dowdall, Committee Donie Cassidy, Theresa Nea, Michael Comiskey, Oliver McCormack, Geraldine Nugent, Frank Devine, Alan Charles, Russell Mellett, Kevin Farrelly and Martin Smith.

Historical society

The next meeting of the North Westmeath Historical society will take place on Thursday, February 6th, at 8.00pm in Hotel Castlepollard. Society Chairperson Rachel Grimes will address the meeting on how to research a family tree. all are welcome.