Rathowen May 13

LORRY PULL - Brian Crum and David O’Hara would like to thank all the lads that pulled on the day and to the money collectors and counters and to the marshals and all who played music and all who donated money and spot prizes on the day. A big thanks to John Feerick and his staff and to the traffic management and the Garda. A huge thank you to the lorry driver who let us use his lorry on the day. To all who came and made the day the success it was, thank you very much.

LORRY PULL - Brian Crum and David O’Hara would like to thank all the lads that pulled on the day and to the money collectors and counters and to the marshals and all who played music and all who donated money and spot prizes on the day. A big thanks to John Feerick and his staff and to the traffic management and the Garda. A huge thank you to the lorry driver who let us use his lorry on the day. To all who came and made the day the success it was, thank you very much.

RATHOWEN LOTTO

No lotto winner for the jackpots. 15,000 euro Jackpot: the numbers drawn were 4, 9, 10, 20. The numbers drawn for the second jackpot of €4650 were 5, 7, 17, 21. There was no winner of the jackpot. The six drawn winners are Ceppie Penrose, Gemma Carolan, Liam Brady x 2, Sinead Reilly, Billy McLoughlin.

ICA RAFFLE

1st prize: Hamper Elizabeth Farrell, Fairyhall, Rathowen; 2nd Prize Picture Amanda Cox, Cappagh, Ballinalack;3rd Prize Hamper Cyrian Connaughton, Rathowen; 4th Prize Leg of Lamb Thomas Duffy, Cappagh, Ballinalack.Other winners on the night were: Thomas Murray, Clodagh McLoughlin, Fintan Creamer, Rosie Rabbitte, Luke Kelly, Paul McKeown. A word of thanks to Peter Fulham who did the raffle on the night and also to all who brought and sold lines. Thank you all so much.

CHRISTENING

Congratulations to Robin Welsh & Enda Murphy on the christening of their little girl Ava Meabh Murphy. Robin is a native of Australia and Enda is the son of Mary & Batty Murphy Rathaspic. Ava Meabh came home especially to get christened on Easter Sunday and they will be returning to Australia on Wednesday.

NEW BABY

Congratulations to Shane & Marion Lyne Corry, Rathowen on the birth of their first boy Senan, who was born last Thursday. Senan has two big sisters Emma & Sophie who will be a great help to Mum and Dad. Welcome baby Senan.

RATHOWEN FASHION SHOW

The inaugural Rathowen Fashion Show, which we hope will become an annual event, is to be held shortly. The ladies of the village are busily organising the event. It is to be held in Feericks Hotel and Restaurant on Friday 10th June 2011. The event will start at 9 pm and will be preceded by a Champagne and Cheese reception. The cost is €10 per person. A great night’s entertainment is guaranteed. Proceeds from the night are going towards the Rathowen Tidy Towns and Stepping Stones Pre/After School.

TIDY TOWNS

The residents of Rathowen are again preparing the Village for the Tidy Towns Competition which is held during the summer months. Buildings are being given a fresher look, grass verging are being prepared and the green area’s constantly cared for. The next stage of the process is to get as many people as possible to assist in a cleanup/tidy of the village on the afternoon of Saturday 21st May 2011. Tools and equipment will be provided. More details from John Feerick at 087 2581551.

FIRST COMMUNION

Last Saturday 7th was first holy communion for the children of St Mary’s National School. Annaliese Curran, Thomas Doyle, Sara Duke Hubbard, Conor Finnan, Eleoisha Flood, Maeve Greene, Alex Ledwith, Elaine O’Hara, Owen O’Shaughnessy and Emma Gabarova were the 2nd class children who received the holy sacrament.

DRAMA GROUP

There is a big effort being made to get Rathowen’s drama group up and going again. Actors, stage managers and helpers are all needed. If your interested could you make contact with Tom Kelly or Jimmy Keary.

ICE CREAM FUNDAY.

Ice cream party in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland, Sunday the 15th of May, 2-5 o’clock at Barradrum Farm in Streete, Fun day for all the family with live music, treasure hunt, pedal go carts, lots more fun and of course ice cream and other refreshments. Entry free with all donations to Down Syndrome Ireland. Everyone is very welcome to attend this worthy cause.

WEDDING

Congratulations to Assumpta Keary, Kilmore, Streete and Philip Walker, Derry, who were married in Boherquill on Friday.

SYMPATHY

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Hugh Meehan and family (Culvin Streete) on the sudden death of his brother Thomas (Tommy) in Dublin last week Tommy’s funeral was held on Saturday last in Boherquill and burial afterwards in Boherquill cemetery. Tommy was a dedicated Fine Gael member and it was very evident that he was held in very high esteem by the party with the attendance of Minister for Enterprise Jobs & Innovation Incumbent Richard Bruton at the funeral. Minister Bruton gave a lovely speech at the end of the burial about Tommy and his life with Fine Gael and how Minister Bruton worked along with Tommy for 30 years. Minister Bruton recalled his own personal fond memories with Tommy and their work on the campaign trail. May he rest in peace.

MESA

Are you a person with a disability looking for work or work experience? An Employment Officer from MESA (Midland Employment Support Agency) will be available in The Green, Edgeworthstown from 2.30 – 4.30. Tel: Brenda 086 3872 855 or email:longford@mesa4.com